Keynote Speakers



Prof. Alexander Balinsky
Cardiff University, UK


Prof Alexander Balinsky received his PhD degree in Mathematical Physics from the Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics in 1990 and was Research Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology from 1993 till 1997. He joined Cardiff University in 1997. He is a Professor in the Cardiff School of Mathematics and WIMCS (Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences), Chair in Mathematical Physics. His current research interests lie in the areas of spectral theory, stability of matter, image processing and machine learning. He has participated in EU TMR network on Partial Differential Equations and Quantum Mechanics (1996-2001). He was PI on three years grant from United State-Israel Binational Science Foundation (1996-1999), on three years EPSRC Research Grant 2003-2006. He was founding member of Cardiff Communication Research Centre. He had several joint with Hewlett-Packard research projects. He also did consultancy work for Reuters, London on mathematical models for Internet Security.

His Impact Case Study "Meeting the Challenges of Data Security: Detecting Unusual Behaviour and Mining Unstructured Data" was featured in the leading article 'The impact of impact' in Times Higher. Out of almost 7,000 case studies that were submitted to REF2014 across all units of assessment from all universities, this case study was one of only 8 highlighted in the article! He was invited by Springer to prepare an article about this Impact Case Study to be publish in a special book "REF 2014 Impact Cases: UK Success Stories in Industrial Mathematics". The book was published in February 2015.

Currently he is PI on joint with Hewlett-Packard and Dyfed Powys Police on “Crime Analysis and Predictive Policing”.


Prof. Jalel Ben-Othman
University of Paris 13, France


Prof. Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998. He is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011 and member of L2S lab at CentraleSupélec. Dr. Ben-Othman's research interests are in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, VANETs, IoT, performance evaluation and security in wireless networks in general. He was the recipient of the IEEE comsoc Communication Software technical committee Recognition Award in 2016, the IEEE computer society Meritorious Service Award in 2016, and he is a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society. He is currently in steering committee of IEEE Transaction on Mobile computing (IEEE TMC), an editorial board member of several journals (IEEE Networks, IEEE COMML, JCN, IJCS, SPY, Sensors…). He has also served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom and ICC conferences and other conferences as (IWCMC, VTC'14, ComComAp, ICNC, WCSP, Q2SWinet, P2MNET, WLN,....). He was the chair of the IEEE Ad Hoc and sensor networks technical committee January 2016-2018, he was previously the vice chair and secretary for this committee. He has been appointed as IEEE comsoc distinguished lecturer since 2015 where he did several tours all around the world. He is member of IEEE technical services board since 2016.


Prof. Atour Taghipour
University of LeHavre, France


Atour TAGHIPOUR is an Associate professor and the head of an international management master program at the University of Le Havre in France. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Montreal in Canada. He received two masters’ degrees, one in Management, Logistics & Strategy and other in Industrial Engineering. He has more than ten years of experiences as a manager in automobile industries. He has published two books and many research papers in international journals. His areas of research are supply chain and operations management.


Invited Speaker


Prof. Hiroyuki Kameda
Tokyo University of Technology (TUT), Japan

Prof. Hiroyuki Kameda received Batchelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from University of Tokyo in 1982, and Master of Engineering in 1984, and Dr. of Engineering (Ph. D) in Electric Engineering in 1987 from the Graduate School of University of Tokyo. Since 1987 he has been working in Tokyo University of Technology (TUT), and now is a Prof. of School of Computer Science of TUT, and the Dean of Graduate School of Bionics, Computer and Media Sciences of TUT. Prof. Kameda has been interested in the research field of Thought and Language, e.g., natural language processing (NLP) in human mind, NLP software for AI systems, robots with ability and mind to communicate with humans, new linguistic knowledge acquisition, cognitive rehabilitation games for schizophrenia, and science of education in systems engineering to develop creativity. Recently he has been also studying an artificial intelligence system to detect iPS cancer stem cells. He also contributes various academic conferences, e.g., PACLING (International Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics), the 21st Century Science and Human Symposium, Technical Committee Conference of Thought & Language of IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering) as a chairperson of executive committee.