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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 George 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-FORTH. 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 >>


Muhammad Ovais Ahmad, Karlstad University, Sweden
Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, Netherlands
Apostolos Ampatzoglou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Claudio Ardagna, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Mourad Badri, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, Canada
Paul Bailes, The University of Queensland, Australia
Richard Banach, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jan O. Blech, Aalto University, Finland
Danilo Caivano, University of Bari, Italy
Jessie Carbonnel, LIRMM, CNRS and University of Montpellier, France
Glauco F. Carneiro, Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), Brazil
Tomas Cerny, Baylor University, United States
William C. Chu, Tunghai University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Rem Collier, University College Dublin, Ireland
Rebeca Cortazar, University of Deusto, Spain
Bernard Coulette, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Fatma Dhaou, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Sophie Ebersold, IRIT, France
Mahmoud EL Hamlaoui, IMS-ADMIR Team, ENSIAS, Rabat IT Center, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
Elena Epure, , France
Angelina Espinoza, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Anna R. Fasolino, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Maria J. Ferreira, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal
João E. Ferreira, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Tarik Fissaa, INPT, Rabat, Morocco
Bogdan Franczyk, , Germany
Martin Gaedke, TU Chemnitz, Germany
Stéphane Galland, Université de Technologie de Belfort Montbéliard, France
Aymen Gammoudi, University of Rennes 1, France
Juan Garbajosa, Technical University of Madrid, UPM, Spain
Amjad Gawanmeh, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Frédéric Gervais, Université Paris-Est, LACL, France
Atef Gharbi, INSAT, Tunisia
Claude Godart, University Henri Poincare, Nancy 1, France
José-María Gutiérrez-Martínez, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Hatim Hafiddi, INPT, Morocco
Peter Herrmann, NTNU, Norway
Rene Hexel, Griffith University, Australia
Lom M. Hillah, LIP6 (CNRS, Sorbonne Université), France
Benjamin Hirsch, Degussa Bank, Germany
Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
Hoda Hosny, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Dongwon Jeong, Kunsan National University, Korea, Republic of
Ozgur Kafali, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Somnuk Keretho, Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand
Siau-cheng Khoo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Diana C. Kirk, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Piotr Kosiuczenko, WAT, Poland
Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Robert S. Laramee, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Bogdan Lent, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Bixin Li, Southeast University, China
Jorge López, Airbus, France
André Ludwig, Kühne Logistics University, Germany
Ivan Lukovic, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Lech Madeyski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Nazim H. Madhavji, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Neil Maiden, City, University of London, United Kingdom
Neil Maiden, City University, United Kingdom
Johnny Marques, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
Patricia Martin-Rodilla, University of A Coruña, Spain
Raul Mazo, University Paris 1 Pantheon,Sorbonne, France
Francesco Mercaldo, Institute of Informatics and Telematics of Pisa CNR, Italy
Breno Miranda, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Arthur-Jozsef Molnar, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Ines Mouakher, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El manar, Tunisia
Sascha Mueller-Feuerstein, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Malcolm Munro, Durham Universtiy, United Kingdom
Andrzej Niesler, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Poland
Janis Osis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Sonya Ouali, University of Sfax and MIR@CL Laboratory, Tunisia
Meriem Ouederni, IRIT/INPT, France
Mourad Oussalah, Laboratoire Lina CNRS Fre 2729, University of Nantes, France
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Marcelo Pimenta, UFRGS, Brazil
Naveen Prakash, ICLC, India
Deepika Prakash, NIIT University, India
Adam Przybylek, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Elke Pulvermüller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Lukasz Radlinski, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland
José M. Redondo López, University of Oviedo, Spain
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Francisco Ruiz, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Stefano Russo, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Krzysztof Sacha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Camille Salinesi, University Paris 1 - Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Antonella Santone, University of Molise, Italy
Markus Schatten, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Rainer Schmidt, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Richa Sharma, Lock Haven University, United States
Keng L. Siau, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Marcin Sikorski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Ioana Sora, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Andreas Speck, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
Maria Spichkova, RMIT University, Australia
Witold Staniszkis, Intelligent Document Engineering, Poland
Miroslaw Staron, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Ulrike Steffens, HAW Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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, Republic of China
Bernhard Westfechtel, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Danny Weyns, KU Leuven, Belgium
Martin Wirsing, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Igor Wojnicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Michalis Xenos, Patras University, Greece
Alfred Zimmermann, Reutlingen University, Germany