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Víctor Méndez Muñoz
IUL, S.A. & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB

Brief Bio
Dr. Víctor Méndez Muñoz has a main background in big data management and distributed systems. He participated in scientific international projects in physics and bioinformatics like AGATA, LHCb, ENRM and EISCAT, collaborating with several more. Currently, he is Head of Software Development at Mind the Byte, a bioinformatics company specializing in computational drug discovery using a pay-per-use SaaS platform (Software as a Service). He also works in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) as a part time professor. He holds the program chair in INSTICC conferences in the fields of cloud computing, big data, complexity and the internet of things, as well as editorial collaboration in some journals of high impact. ... More >>

Verena Kantere
University of Geneva

Brief Bio
Verena Kantere is a Maître d’ Enseignement et de Recherche - Senior Lecturer at the Centre of Informatics (CUI) at the University of Geneva. Before she was a Senior Researcher and the Excellence Grant Holder at CUI, University of Geneva (UniGe) working towards the provision and exchange of data services in cloud environments, focusing on the management of Big Data and performance of Big Data analytics, by developing methods, algorithms and fully fledged systems. Before coming to the UniGe she was a tenure-track junior assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). She has received a Diploma and a Ph.D. from the National Technical University of Athens, (NTUA) and a M.Sc. from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto (UofT), where she also started her PhD studies. After the completion of her PhD studies she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). During her graduate studies she developed methods, algorithms and fully fledged systems for data exchange and coordination in Peer-to-Peer (P2P) overlays with structured and unstructured data, focusing on the solution of problems of data heterogeneity, query processing and rewriting, multi-dimensionality and management of continuous queries. Furthermore, she has shown interest and work in the field of the Semantic Web, concerning the problem of semantic similarity, annotation, clustering and integration. ... More >>

Gary Wills
Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Gary Wills is associate professor at the University of Southampton, He graduated from the University of Southampton with an Honours degree in Electromechanical Engineering, and then a PhD in Industrial Hypermedia systems. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy. He is also a visiting associate professor at the University of Cape Town and a research professor at RLabs. Gary’s research focuses on secure information systems, this includes information assurance, cloud computing, IoT and distributed ledgers. Gary is part of the Cyber Physical research group in the department of Electronics and Computer Science. Gary is also part of the Southampton‘s GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research. ... More >>

Robert Walters
Electronics And Computer Science, University of Southampton
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Robert John Walters is an Emeritus Fellow of Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. His research interests include middleware, distributed computing, hypermedia and graphical formal modelling language. He is supervising PhD students specializing in Cloud Computing.Robert John Walters is an Emeritus Fellow of Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. His research interests include middleware, distributed computing, hypermedia and graphical formal modelling language. He is supervising PhD students specializing in Cloud Computing.


Mani Abedini, IBM Research Australia, Australia
Bikash Agrawal, Analytic Innovation Center, DNV GL, Norway
Mohiuddin Ahmed, Canberra Institute of Technology, Australia
Jürgen Anke, Gustav-Freytag-Str. 43-45, Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig, Germany
Muhammad Anshari, Universiti Brunei Darussalam School of Business & Economics, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
Mitra Arami, Northeastern University London, United Kingdom
Koichi Asatani, Nankai Universty, Japan
Uchechukwu Awada, School of Computer Science, Jack Cole Building, North Haugh, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Galip Aydin, Bilgisayar Mühendisligi, Firat University, Turkey
Jaume Bacardit, Computing Science, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
George Baryannis, Computer Science, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Pablo Basanta Val, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Reinhold Behringer, Knorr Bremse GmbH, Germany
Ghalem Belalem, Computer Science, University of Oran1, Ahmed Ben Bella, Algeria
Eugénia M. Bernardino, Department of Computer Science, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Tapalina Bhattasali, 9/5,Ambika Mukherjee Road,Belgharia,Kolkata, University of Calcutta, India
Philip Branch, School of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Lars Brenna, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Tromsø, Norway
Prabhakar C J, Department of Computer Science, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Jnanasahyadri Campus, Kuvempu University, India
Ali Cakmak, Dept. of Computer Science, Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey
Rodrigo Calheiros, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia
Alberto Cano, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Clovis Chapman, Independent Researcher, United States
Qiang Cheng, Computer Science and Institute for Biomedical Informatics, University of Kentucky, United States
Michele Ciavotta, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria , Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Pawel Czarnul, Dept. of Computer Architecture, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Radu-Codrut David, Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Pablo de la Fuente, Informática, Universidad de Valladolid (UVA), Spain
Weilong Ding, North China University of Technology, China
Federico Divina, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
Erdogan Dogdu, Computer Science, Angelo State University, United States
Katerina Doka, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
Tansel Dokeroglu, Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Yucong Duan, Hainan University, China
Yanqing Duan, Business School, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Ata Elahi, Computer Science, Southern Connecticut State University, United States
Jens Eliasson, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Ahmed Elragal, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Ali Emrouznejad, OIM, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom
Roberto R. Expósito, Computer Engineering, University of A Coruña, Spain
Elisabetta Farella, ICT Center, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Marcial Fernandez, Computer Science, Universidade Estadual do Ceara, Brazil
Enrico Ferrera, Internet of Things and Pervasive Technologies (IPT), LINKS Foundation, Italy
Stefan Forsström, Information and communication systems, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Samuel Fosso-Wamba, 20 Boulevard Lascrosses, TBS Business School, France
Michaela Geierhos, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Angelo Genovese, Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Martin G. Gilje Jaatun, IDE, Software Engineering, Safety and Security, SINTEF Digital, Trondheim, Norway, Norway
Moneeb Gohar, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Korea, Republic of
Diogo Gomes, DETI - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Yi Gu, Middle Tennessee State University, United States
Mesut Günes, Institute of Computer Science, University of Münster, Germany
Yuanyuan Guo, Independent Researcher, Canada
Moutaz Haddara, Technology, Kristiania University College, Norway
Andreas Hapfelmeier, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Germany
Chen He, 37917 Bright Cmn, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Jing S. He, Computer Science, Kennesaw State University, United States
Juan Hernandez, Ingeniería de Sistemas Informáticos y Telematicos, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
JeeHyun Hwang, Independent Researcher, United States
Christian Inzinger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Rahat Iqbal, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Renato P. Ishii, Faculdade de Computação, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Rune H. Jacobsen, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
Geun-Sik Jo, Computer and Information Engineering, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Hanmin Jung, KISTI, Korea, Republic of
Nikolay Kakanakov, 63, Sankt Peterburg Blvd, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Latifah M. Kamarudin, Lot 21, Jalan Jejawi Permatang, Taman Muhibah, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
Nawsher Khan, Computer Science, King Khalid University Abha, Saudi Arabia
Anna Kobusinska, Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Alessandro L. Koerich, LogTI, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Stefan Kraxberger, Secinto eU, Austria
Rocco Langone, Independent Researcher, Belgium
Chang-Yong Lee, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Kongju National University, Korea, Republic of
Xiufeng Liu, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Maria Lucka, Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Lutz Maicher, Fraunhofer MOEZ and University of Jena, Germany
Taras Maksymyuk, 2 Professorska str., Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
Marco Mancini, Supercomputing Center, CMCC Foundation, Italy
Maude Manouvrier, LAMSADE, PSL Research University - Universite Paris-Dauphine, France
Uri Marchaim, Biotechnology and Regional Development, MIGAL - Galilee Research Institute, Israel
Dulani Meedeniya, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Tobias Meisen, IMA, RWTH Aachen, Institute of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering, Germany
Mehdi Mekni, 8955 Dunban Knoll N, St Cloud State University (SCSU), United States
Davide Merico, Engineering, Paradox Engineering SA, Switzerland
Ivan Mezei, DEET, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Mariofanna Milanova, Computer Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Aleksandra K. Milicevic, Department of mathematics and informatics, Univesity of Novi Sad, Serbia
Wladek Minor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia, United States
Victoria Moreno Cano, Department of Energy, Research Institute of Energy and Environment of Heidelberg, Spain
Óscar Mortágua Pereira, Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Sergey G. Mosin, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Information Technologies, Kazan Federal University, Russian Federation
Fionn Murtagh, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Roberto Natella, DIETI (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione), Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Ion Necoara, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania
David T. Nguyen, Facebook, USA, United States
Jan Nolin, Swedish school of Library and information science, University of Borås, Sweden
Talal H. Noor, College of Computer Science and Engineering, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
Jukka K. Nurminen, VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Bogdan Oancea, Department of Applied Economics and Quantitative Analysis, University of Bucharest, Romania
Richard Olejnik, CRIStAL UMR CNRS 9189 - Bât M3, University of Lille I, France
Asil Oztekin, Operations & Information Systems, University of Massachusetts, United States
Herbert Pang, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prithviraj Patil, Vanderbilt University, United States
Jonas Poelmans, Independent Researcher, Andorra
Jaroslav Pokorny, Department Of Software Engineering, Charles University, Czech Republic
Yongrui Qin, School of Computer Science, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, Putteridge Bury Campus, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Abdelmounaam Rezgui, Illinois State University, United States
Joyanta K. Roy, Research & Development/ Admin, System Advance Technologies Pvt.Ltd, India
Marta Rukoz, Math-Info, Universite Paris Ouest La Defense, France
Usha Sakthivel, Prof and HODDEPARTMENT OF CSE, RAJARAJESWARI COLLEGE OF ENGG,KUMBALGODU,BENGALURU-74, Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, India
Volker Sander, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Arun K. Sangaiah, School of Computing Science and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India
Riyanarto Sarno, Department of Informatics, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Ashwin Satyanarayana, Computer Systems Technology, New York City College of Technology, United States
Aviv Segev, University of South Alabama, United States
Subarna Shakya, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Bikash Sharma, Microsoft Corp., United States
Maxim Shcherbakov, Computer-aided design (CAD), Volgograd State Technical University, Russian Federation
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Yogesh Simmhan, Computational and Data Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, India
Andrey Somov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Tehnology, Russian Federation
Houbing Song, Electrical and Computer Engineering, West Virginia University, United States
Karagiorgou Sophia, Department of Informatics, Central Building, Office 501, University of Piraeus, Greece
Françoise Soulié-Fogelman, School of Computer Software, Tianjin University, China
Xin Sui, Tableau Software, United States
Jouni K. Tervonen, University of Oulu, Finland
Maurizio Tesconi, CNR - IIT, Italy
Riccardo Tomasi, Pervasive Technologies Area, Instituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
Ralf Tönjes, Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany
Ahmet E. Topcu, Computer Engineering, Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey
Stephan Trahasch, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
Thomas Triplet, Independent Researcher, Canada
Gregory Van Seghbroeck, INTEC Broadband Communication Networks (IBCN), Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Blesson Varghese, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Massimo Vecchio, Engineering Faculty, Università degli Studi eCampus, Italy
Sebastian Ventura, Computing and Numerical Analysis, University of Cordoba, Spain
Shenghua Wan, Search, WalmartLabs, United States
Hai Wang, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Tomasz Wiktorski, University of Stavanger, Norway
Przemyslaw Woznowski, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Lingfei Wu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Celimuge Wu, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Guuchang Yang, Electrical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hongji Yang, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Leicester University, United Kingdom
Laurance T. Yang, Department of Computer Science, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada
Yanyan Yang, School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Neil Y. Yen, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Japan
Dongjin Yu, School of Computer, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Jian Yu, Department of Computer Science, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Mihai H. Zaharia, Computer Science and Engineering, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University, Romania
Jia Zhao, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Yihai Zhu, Independent Researcher, United States
Dimitrios Zissis, Dept. Of Product & Systems Design Engineering , University of the Aegean, Greece

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