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Event Chairs

Conference Chair


Mohammad S. Obaidat
Fordham University
United States


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 Thirty Eight (38) books and over Six Hundreds (600) refereed technical articles in scholarly international journals and proceed ngs 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


Floriano De Rango
University of Calabria
Italy


Brief Bio
Floriano De Rango received the Degree in Computer Science Engineering in October 2000, and a Ph.D. in Electronics and Communications Engineering in January 2005, both at the University of Calabria, Italy. From January 2000 to October 2000 he worked in the Telecom Research LAB C.S.E.L.T. in Turin as visiting scholar student. From March 2004 to November 2004 he was visiting researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). From November 2004 until September 2007 he has been a Research Fellow in the D.E.I.S. Department, University of Calabria where he got the position o Assistant Professor. In 2013 He got the national habilitation to be Associate Prof. in Telecommunication. He was recipient of Young Researcher Award in 2007. He served as reviewer and TPC member for many International Conferences such as IEEE VTC, ICC, WCNC, Globecom, Med Hoc Net, SPECTS, WirelessCOM, WinSys and reviewer for many journals such as IEEE Communication Letters, JSAC, IEEE Trans.on Vehicular Technology, Computer Communication, Eurasip JWCN, WINET etc. His interests include Wireless Ad Hoc Networks and Pervasive Computing, Internet of Things, Adaptive Wireless Networks, Social Networks, Satellite networks, IP QoS architectures. He co-authored till now more than 190 papers in International Conferences and Journals. He is also in the Review Board of a newly published Journal (IGI Pubblication) called Interdisciplinary Issues in Telecommunication Systems, in the International Journal of Communications Systems (Wiley), in Scientific World Journal (Hindawi), in International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (Hindawi), in International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (Hindawi). He founded two start-up companies: Spintel Ltd and Thunderbit Ltd. The first one that works in the field of Internet of Things and Smart Control for Home and Building Automation has been ranked as one of the top 20 promising startups in the Intel Business Challenge Competition in 2013. The second company works in the field of the broadband wireless networks and advanced services for Smart Cities. More details can be found to this link: http://culture.deis.unical.it/derango/ . ... 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 simulation. 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 >>

 

Doctoral Consortium Chair


Ángel Serrano Sánchez de León
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Spain
http://www.frav.es


Brief Bio
Dr Ángel Serrano received a BSc in Physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1999, an MSc in Information Technology and Computer Systems from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) in 2009 and a PhD (European Doctorate) in Information Systems Engineering from the same university in 2011. He also has a specialization in Statistical Learning and Data Mining by UNED University (Spain) in 2014. He worked as a teaching assistant at the School of Computer Science of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos from 2003 to 2012. From 2012 to 2016 he worked as an associate professor at the Hig er Polytechnic School of Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Spain). Since September 2016 he is a visiting lecturer at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He is currently with the Face Recognition and Artificial Vision group (FRAV). His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, face biometrics, among others. He is also a member of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society. ... More >>

 

Local Chair


Ángel Serrano Sánchez de León
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Spain
http://www.frav.es


Brief Bio
Dr Ángel Serrano received a BSc in Physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1999, an MSc in Information Technology and Computer Systems from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) in 2009 and a PhD (European Doctorate) in Information Systems Engineering from the same university in 2011. He also has a specialization in Statistical Learning and Data Mining by UNED University (Spain) in 2014. He worked as a teaching assistant at the School of Computer Science of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos from 2003 to 2012. From 2012 to 2016 he worked as an associate professor at the Hig er Polytechnic School of Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Spain). Since September 2016 he is a visiting lecturer at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He is currently with the Face Recognition and Artificial Vision group (FRAV). His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, face biometrics, among others. He is also a member of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society. ... More >>

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