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Program Co-Chairs

Ernesto Damiani
United Arab Emirates

Brief Bio
Ernesto Damiani is the Director of the Information Security Research center of Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi where he also leads the Big Data Initiativce at the Etisalat British Telecom innovation Center. He is on extended leave from the Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, where he leads the SESAR research lab. Ernesto's research interests include secure service-oriented architectures, privacy-preserving Big Data analytics and Cyber-Physical Systems security. Ernesto holds/has held visiting positions at a number of international institutions, including Ge orge Mason University in Virginia, US, Tokyo Denki University, Japan, LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) at Lyon, France. He is a Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Progress of Science. He has been Principal Investigator in a number of large-scale research projects funded by the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Research and by private companies such as British Telecom, Cisco Systems, SAP, Telecom Italia, Siemens Networks (now Nokia Siemens) and many others. Ernesto serves in the editorial board of several international journals; among others, he is the EIC of the International Journal on Big Data and of the International Journal of Knowledge and Learning. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Service-oriented Computing and of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. Ernesto is a Senior Member of the IEEE and served as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics. In 2008, Ernesto was nominated ACM Distinguished Scientist and received the Chester Sall Award from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Ernesto has co-authored over 350 scientific papers and many books, including "Open Source Systems Security Certification" (Springer 2009). ... More >>

George Spanoudakis
City University London
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
George Spanoudakis (BSc, MSc and PhD) is full Professor in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering at City University of London and Director of the Research Centre on Adaptive Computing Systems (CeNACS). He is also a member of the Council of the University of Piraeus in Greece (2013-). Prior to his current posts, he had been Head of the Department of Computing at City University (2004-07) and Associate Dean for Research of the School of Informatics (2010-14). He has held visiting positions at the Universities of Crete, Essen, Malaga, London School of Economics and ICS-FOR TH. His research interests are in the field of software systems engineering with a current focus on service oriented and cloud computing, and software systems security. Within the wider field of his research, he has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and books and has attracted research funding in excess of €7m, including R&D projects funded by the EU, national research councils and the industry. His research activity has involved extensive collaboration with the industry including companies such as SAP, BT, and INTEL. Prof. Spanoudakis has served in the program committees of more than 170 international conferences and workshops. He is also a member of the editorial boards of 10 international journals. Beyond research, he has been providing advisory services to private companies, universities, public funding and standardization bodies in the UK and overseas. ... More >>


Frederic Andres, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan
Claudio Ardagna, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Ayse Basar Bener, Ryerson University, Canada
Jan Olaf Blech, RMIT University, Australia
Markus Borg, SICS Swedish ICT AB, Lund, Sweden
Glauco Carneiro, Salvador University (UNIFACS), Brazil
Tomáš Cerný, FEE, CTU in Prague, Czech Republic
Rebeca Cortazar, University of Deusto, Spain
Bernard Coulette, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Mariangiola Dezani, Universita' di Torino, Italy
Mahmoud EL Hamlaoui, University of Mohammed V Rabat/University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
Angelina Espinoza, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa (UAM-I), Spain
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Griffith University, Australia
Maria João Ferreira, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal
Stéphane Galland, Université de Technologie de Belfort Montbéliard, France
Juan Garbajosa, Technical University of Madrid, UPM, Spain
Frédéric Gervais, Université Paris-Est, LACL, France
Atef Gharbi, INSAT, Tunisia
Vaidas Giedrimas, Siauliai University, Lithuania
Claude Godart, University Henri Poincare, Nancy 1, France
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Jose María Gutierrez, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Nazim H. Madhavji, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Hatim Hafiddi, INPT, Morocco
Rene Hexel, Griffith University, Australia
Benjamin Hirsch, EBTIC / Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Stanislaw Jarzabek, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Heiko Kern, University of Leipzig, Germany
Siau-cheng Khoo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Diana Kirk, Consultant, New Zealand
Piotr Kosiuczenko, WAT, Poland
Keng L. Siau, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Filippo Lanubile, Univeristy of Bari, Italy
Rosa Lanzilotti, University of Bari, Italy
Robert S. Laramee, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Bogdan Lent, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
George Lepouras, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Bixin Li, Southeast University, China
Huai Liu, RMIT University, Australia
André Ludwig, University of Leipzig, Germany
Ivan Lukovic, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Lech Madeyski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Patricia Martin-Rodilla, Institute of Heritage Sciences, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
Sascha Mueller-Feuerstein, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Malcolm Munro, Durham Universtiy, United Kingdom
Andrzej Niesler, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Jason O. Hallstrom, Clemson University, United States
Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Janis Osis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Mourad Oussalah, Laboratoire Lina Cnrs Fre 2729, University of Nantes, France
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Mauro Pezze, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Naveen Prakash, IGDTUW, India
Adam Przybylek, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Elke Pulvermueller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Lukasz Radlinski, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland
Anna Rita Fasolino, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Stefano Russo, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Krzysztof Sacha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Markus Schatten, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Stefan Schönig, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Marcin Sikorski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Michal Smialek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Ioana Sora, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Andreas Speck, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
Maria Spichkova, RMIT University, Australia
Witold Staniszkis, Rodan Development, Poland
Armando Stellato, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
Chang-ai Sun, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Jakub Swacha, University of Szczecin, Poland
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Feng-Jian Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Bernhard Westfechtel, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Martin Wirsing, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Igor Wojnicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Alfred Zimmermann, Reutlingen University, Germany