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Conference Chair

Floriano De Rango
University of Calabria

Brief Bio
Floriano De Rango is Associate Prof. in Telecommunication and Networking technologies at DIMES Dept., University of Calabria from 2017. He 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) under the supervisi on of Prof. Mario Gerla. From November 2004 until September 2007 he has been a Research Fellow in the D.E.I.S. Department, University of Calabria and he became Assistant Prof. in Telecommunication from 2007 to 2017. 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. He served as Program Chairs and General Chairs of many conference such as Spects, SummerSim, Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT), SimulTech, KTTO etc. He served as track chairs on Distributed Wireless Systems, Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless Communication in many conference such as Consumer Communication and Networking Conference (CCNC), Wireless Days, Spects, Globecom.His interests include Internet of Things, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Drones, Adaptive Wireless Networks, Satellite networks, IP QoS architectures, , Ad Hoc Networks and Pervasive Computing. He has co-authored more than 230 papers among International Journal and Conferences Proceedings. In 2019 he has been ranked in the top italian scientist (TIS) via academy data base where the most cited Italian scientists are recorded. He founded 3 startup companies: Spintel srl, Thuderbit srl and FireFly srl working in the field of IoT applied to Home&Building Automation, Smart Cities and Public Lighting. Spintel srl has been ranked in 2013 among the most promising startups by Intel in the Intel Business Challenge Europe (IBCE) competition. ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Gerd Wagner
Brandenburg University of Technology

Brief Bio
Gerd Wagner is Professor of Internet Technology at Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany. He has studied Mathematics, Philosophy and Informatics in Heidelberg, San Francisco and Berlin. His research interests include modeling and simulation, foundational ontologies, and web engineering. He has more than 150 publications in these areas in international journals and books, 38 of which have been cited at least 38 times (according to Google Scholar). He is also the co-founder of the website web-engineering.info and the web-based simulation portal sim4edu.com.

Frank Werner
Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg

Brief Bio
Frank Werner studied Mathematics from 1975 to 1980 and graduated from the Technical University Magdeburg (Germany) with honors. He defended his Ph.D. thesis on the solution of special scheduling problems in 1984 summa cum laude and his habilitation thesis in 1989. In 1992, he received a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Currently, he works as an Extraordinary Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany). He is the author or editor of seven books, among them a textbook “Mathematics of Economics and Business”, and he has published more than 280 pape rs in international journals. He is on the Editorial Board of 17 journals; in particular, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Algorithms and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Production Research and Journal of Scheduling. He has been a member of the Program Committee of more than 80 international conferences. His research interests include operations research, combinatorial optimization, and scheduling. ... More >>

Tuncer Ören (honorary)
University of Ottawa

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 540 publications –some translated in Chinese, German and Turkish– including 50 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 >>