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Program Co-Chairs

Floriano De Rango
University of Calabria

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 of 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: . ... 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 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 >>


Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, University of California, Riverside, United States
Carole Adam, LIG - UJF, France
Lyuba Alboul, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Mikulas Alexik, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Achraf Ammar, International Institut of Technologie IIT, Tunisia
Jan Awrejcewicz, The Technical University of Lódz (TUL), Poland
Bartosz Balis, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Simonetta Balsamo, University of Venezia Ca' Foscari, Italy
Isaac Barjis, City University of New York, United States
Mohamed Bettaz, Philadelphia University, Jordan
Wolfgang Borutzky, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christos Bouras, University of Patras and CTI&P Diophantus, Greece
Jesus Carretero, Computer Architecture Group, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
António Carvalho Brito, INESC TEC, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Rodrigo Castro, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Franco Cicirelli, Università della Calabria, Italy
Tanja Clees, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Germany
Flavio S. Correa Da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Douglas Creighton, Deakin University, Australia
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Sanjoy Das, Kansas State University, United States
Guyh Dituba Ngoma, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
Anatoli Djanatliev, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Atakan Dogan, Anadolu University, Turkey
Julie Dugdale, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Sabeur Elkosantini, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Zuhal Erden, ATILIM University, Turkey
Denis Filatov, Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Ian Flood, University of Florida, United States
Jason Friedman, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Claudia Frydman, Aix Marseille University, France
Marco Furini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José Manuel Galán, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Petia Georgieva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
John (Yannis) Goulermas, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Alexandra Grancharova, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
Francisco Grimaldo, Universitat de València, Spain
Mykola Gusti, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Maamar El Amine Hamri, LSIS, France
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Monika Heiner, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, United States
Dr Ralph Huntsinger, California State University, Chico campus USA, United States
Nobuaki Ishii, Kanagawa University, Japan
Mura Ivan, University EAN, Colombia
Syed Waqar ul Qounain Jaffry, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Mats Jägstam, University of Jönköping, Sweden
Emilio Jiménez Macías, Universidad de la Rioja, Spain
Maria Joao Viamonte, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Anniken Karlsen, NTNU in Ålesund, Norway
Peter Kemper, College of William and Mary, United States
Juš Kocijan, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Claudia Krull, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Willem Hermanus le Roux, CSIR, South Africa
Loo Hay Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sanghyun Lee, University of Michigan, United States
Alberto Leva, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Fengyuan Li, Freescale Semiconductors, United States
Richard Lipka, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Maria Celia Santos Lopes, COPPE-UFRJ, Brazil
Johannes Lüthi, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria
José Tenreiro Machado, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Maciej Malawski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Andrea Marin, University of Venice, Italy
Carla Martin-Villalba, UNED, Spain
Moreno Marzolla, University of Bologna, Italy
Radek Matušu, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Nuno Melão, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Viseu, Portugal
Antonio Mendes Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal
Adel Mhamdi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Bozena Mielczarek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Federico Milani, CHEM.CO Consultant, Italy
Cristina Montañola Sales, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Roberto Montemanni, IDSIA - Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (USI-SUPSI), Switzerland
Paulo Moura Oliveira, Universidade de Tras os Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Nazmun Nahar, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Tartu, Finland
Angela Nebot, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Lialia Nikitina, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Germany
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Sorin Olaru, CentraleSupélec, France
Feng Pan, Liaoning Normal University, China
María Teresa Parra Santos, University of Valladolid, Spain
George Pavlidis, "Athena" Research Centre, Greece
Alessandro Pellegrini, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
Alexandre Petrenko, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montreal, Canada
Katalin Popovici, The MathWorks, Inc., United States
Tomas Potuzak, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Isabel Praça, Polytechnic of Porto – School of Engineering, Portugal
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Jacinto A. Dávila Quintero, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Jean-Philippe Rennard, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Jerzy Respondek, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
José Risco-Martín, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Oliver Rose, Universität der Bundeswehr München (University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich), Germany
Rosaldo Rossetti, Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial e Ciência de Computadores, LIACC/FEUP, Portugal
Katarzyna Rycerz, Institute of Computer Science, AGH, Krakow, Poland, Poland
Jordi Sabater-Mir, IIIA - CSIC, Spain
Antonella Santone, Università degli Studi del Molise, Italy
Jean-François Santucci, SPE UMR CNRS 6134 - University of Corsica, France
Florence Sèdes, IRIT, France
Jefrey Smith, Auburn University, United States
Xiao Song, Beihang University, China
Yuri Sotskov, United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Belarus, UIIP, Minsk, Belarus
James C. Spall, The Johns Hopkins University, United States
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan
Nary Subramanian, University of Texas at Tyler, United States
Peter Summons, University of Newcastle, Australia
Claudia Szabo, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Halina Tarasiuk, Warsaw Uiniversity of Tchnology, Poland
Pietro Terna, Università di Torino, Italy
Mamadou K. Traoré, Blaise Pascal University, France
Klaus G. Troitzsch, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz Campus, Germany
Giuseppe A. Trunfio, University of Sassari, Italy
Kay Tucci, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Alfonso Urquia, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Durk Jouke van der Zee, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Friederike Wall, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Frank Werner, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Philip A. Wilsey, Univ. of Cincinnati, United States
Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Hui Xiao, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China
Yiping Yao, National University of Defense Technology, China
Gregory Zacharewicz, University of Bordeaux, France
František Zboril, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic

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