12-15 Dec 2019 Ouarzazate (Morocco)

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Valentina E. Balas is currently Full Professor at “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania. She is author of more than 300 research papers. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing. She is Editor-in Chief to International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP) and to IJCSE. Dr. Balas is member of EUSFLAT, ACM and a SM IEEE, member in TC – EC and TC-FS (IEEE CIS), TC – SC (IEEE SMCS), Joint Secretary FIM.

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Valentina_Balas

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Prof. Xiaohui Yuan is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas. He is the director of the Computer Vision and Intelligent Systems Lab at the University of North Texas. His research interests include computer vision, data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. His research is supported by Air Force Lab, National Science Foundation, Texas Advanced Research Program, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and UNT. His research findings are reported in over 130 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Yuan is a recipient of Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement award in 2008 and the Air Force Faculty Fellowship in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He also received two research awards and a teaching award from UNT in 2007, 2008, and 2012, respectively. He served on the editorial board of several international journals and guest-edited several special issues. He is the general chair, program committee chairs, and session chairs in many conferences. He also serves as a panel reviewer for funding agencies including NSF, NASA, NIH, and Louisiana Board of Regent’s Research Competitiveness program.




ALI KASHIF BASHIR is a Senior Lecturer at School of Computing, Mathematics, and Digital Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He is a senior member of IEEE and Distinguished Speaker of ACM. His past assignments include Associate Professor of Information and Communication Technologies, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Faroe Islands, Denmark; Osaka University, Japan; Nara National College of Technology, Japan; the National Fusion Research Institute, South Korea; Southern Power Company Ltd., South Korea, and the Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea.

He is also advising several startups in the field of STEM based education, robotics, and block chain. Currently, he is supervising RNS Solutions, a multinational organization as Chief Research Officer.

He received his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from Korea University, South Korea. MS from Ajou University, South Korea and BS from University of Management and Technology, Pakistan. He is author of over 80 peer-reviewed articles. He is supervising/co-supervising several graduate (MS and PhD) students. His research interests include internet of things, wireless networks, distributed systems, network/cyber security, cloud/network function virtualization, etc. He is serving as the Editor-in-chief of the IEEE FUTURE DIRECTIONS NEWSLETTER.

He is editor of several journals and has served as a guest editor on several special issues in journals of IEEE, Elsevier, and Springer. He has served as chair (program, publicity, and track) chair on several conferences and workshops. He has delivered several invited and keynote talks, and reviewed the technology leading articles for journals like IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS, the IEEE Communication Magazine, the IEEE COMMUNICATION LETTERS, IEEE Internet of Things, and the IEICE Journals, and conferences, such as the IEEE Infocom, the IEEE ICC, the IEEE Globecom, and the IEEE Cloud of Things.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=I_d8bOcAAAAJ&hl=en

Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ali_Bashir2



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