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Event Chairs

Conference Chair


Mohammad Obaidat
University of Jordan, Jordan and Nazarbayev University
Kazakhstan


Brief Bio
Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat (Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS) is an internationally well-known academic/researcher/scientist. He received his Ph.D. and M. S. degrees in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Dr. Obaidat is currently the Chair and Full Professor of Computer and Information Science at Fordham University, NY, USA. He has received extensive research funding and has published Forty Six (46) books and over Six Hundreds and Eighty (680) refereed technical articles in scholarly international journals and proceedings of international conferences, and currently working on three more books. Mohammad is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems, the FTRA Journal of Convergence and the KSIP Journal of Information Processing. He is also an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications. He is now an editor of the Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal, Journal of Networks, International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence, IJITCC, Inderscience. Prof. Obaidat is an associate editor/editorial board member of seven other refereed scholarly journals. He has guest edited numerous special issues of scholarly journals. Obaidat has served as the steering committee chair, advisory Committee Chair and program chair of numerous international conferences. ... More >>

 

Program Co-Chairs


Helena Szczerbicka
Universität Hannover
Germany


Brief Bio
Dr. Helena Szczerbicka is a full professor in computer science at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. Her research interests are in the area of simulation, modeling with stochastic Petri Nets, nature based computational methods, co-simulation and sensor networks. She is a co-author of over 100 papers. In 2010 she was a vice President of the Society of Computer Simulation International (SCS) and since 2012 belongs to the Board of Directors of the SCS. In 2011 she was awarded with the Outstandig and 2018 with the Distinguished Service Award from the SCS. She served several times as the general chair of the SPECTS conferences. In 2014 she was a keynote speaker of the Simultech conference. ... More >>


Tuncer Ören (honorary)
University of Ottawa
Canada
http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~oren/


Brief Bio
Tuncer Ören is a professor emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has been involved with simulation since 1965. His research interests include: (1) advancing modeling and simulation methodologies; (2) agent-directed simulation (full synergy of agents and simulation); (3) agents for cognitive and emotive simulations including representations of human personality, emotions, emotional intelligence, understanding, sources of misunderstanding and conflict; (4) reliability, quality assurance, failure avoidance, and ethics; as well as (5) body of knowledge and (6) terminology of modeling si mulation. He has over 500 publications –some translated in Chinese, German and Turkish– including 40 books and proceedings. He has contributed to over 500 conferences and seminars held in 40 countries. He has been keynote or invited speaker, or honorary chair in about half of them. Dr. Ören has been recognized, by IBM Canada, as a pioneer of computing in Canada. He received "Information Age Award" from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and an Honor Award from the Language Association of Turkey. He was inducted to SCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame –Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a distinguished lecturer, a fellow as well as AVP for ethics of SCS. A book about him was edited by L. Yilmaz in 2015 (Concepts and Methodologies for Modeling and Simulation: A Tribute to Tuncer Ören, Springer.) ... More >>

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