Keynote Speakers

Prof. BEN-OTHMAN Jalel
University of Paris 13, France

Dr. 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 was an Assistant Professor at the University of Orsay (Paris 11) and University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles from 2000 to 2011. He is now full professor at University of Paris 13. Dr. Ben-Othman‚Äôs research interests are in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, Broadband Wireless Networks, multi-services bandwidth management in WLAN (IEEE 802.11), WMAN (IEEE 802.16), WWAN (LTE), security in wireless networks in general and wireless sensor and ad hoc networks in particular. His work appears in highly respected international journals and conferences, including, IEEE ICC, Globecom, LCN, VTC, PIMRC, etc. He has supervised and co-supervised several graduate students in these areas. 

He is widely known for his work on wireless ad hoc and sensor Networks, in particular, security. He is an editorial board member of Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Inderscience Int. J. of Satellite Communications Policy and Management and an Associate Editor of Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems. He has served as a member of Technical Committees of more than 40 international IEEE/ACM conferences and workshops including ICC, Globecom, MSWIM, LCN. He is a member of IEEE and ACM. 

He served as Local Arrangement Chair for the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Computer Communication (ISCC 09). He served as a TPC Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom Wireless Communications Symposium (Globecom 2010) and 9th international Workshop on Wireless local Networks (WLN09) and 10th international Workshop on Wireless local Networks (WLN10). He served as a publicity chair of several conferences such as the 12th ACM International Conference on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM 09), IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WOWMOM 2010), 25th Biennial Symposium on Communications. Currently he is serving as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom Ad hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networking  (Globecom 2011), 6th ACM International Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks (Q2SWinet 2010, Q2SWinet 2011, Q2SWinet 2012), Wireless Networking Symposium of The 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011, IWCMC 2012), IEEE International Conference on Communications Ad hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networking  (ICC 2012). He is an active member of IEEE CIS-TC, TC AHSN, and WTC.

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 Center.In 2007-2011 he had joint with Hewlett-Packard EPSRC CASE award,and from October 2011 joint with Hewlett-Packard 50%-50% PhD Scholarship.He also did consultancy work for Reuters, London on athematical models for Internet Security.

Professor Ryszard Tadeusiewicz
AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Professor Ryszard Tadeusiewicz was awarded Ph.D. degree in 1975 and in 1981 the degree of Doctor of Sciences (Doctor Habilitatus). In 1986 he became Associate Professor and in 1991 Full Professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology. He has written over 600 scientific papers, published in prestigious Polish and foreign scientific journals, as well as numerous conference presentations - both national and international. Prof. Tadeusiewicz has also written over 80 scientific monographs and books, among them several highly popular textbooks, which were adopted by dozens of Polish universities and had many editions.

His bibliometric parameters are: according to Web of Science Citations number (without self-citations) = 517, h-index = 16, and according to Google Scholar Citations number (without self-citations) = 5979, h-index = 29.

Prof. Tadeusiewicz supervised the total of 69 doctoral students as the primary advisor at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Academy of Economics, and Collegium Medicum. He wrote reviews of 312 doctoral theses as an external reviewer, and reviews 158 doctor hablilitatus candidates.
In January 1998, by a secret ballot of the members of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU), Professor Tadeusiewicz was elected its Corresponding Member. At PAU he co-organized the Committee of Geoinformatics established in 1998, Committee of Technical Sciences in 1999 and Committee of Ergonomics in 2012. Currently he serves also on the PAU's Committee on Civilization Threats.

In March 2002, by a secret ballot of the members of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Professor Tadeusiewicz was elected its Corresponding Member of this Academy and in May 2012 he was elected Full Member of PAN. He was three times elected President of Krakow branch of PAN.

In 1996, in a secret ballot he was elected Deputy Rector for Science at the AGH University of Science and Technology, and in January 1998 Rector of the AGH University of Science and Technology. He was re-elected again as Rector in 1999 and once more in May 2002 for the period 2002-2005. This makes him the longest-serving Rector of the University.