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Program Co-Chairs

Donald Ferguson
Columbia University
United States

Brief Bio
Dr. Donald F. Ferguson is vice president and chief technology officer for Dell’s Software Group. Dell named Don a Senior Fellow in January 2013 Don is the only person to have been an IBM Fellow, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Dell Senior Fellow. Don leads the architecture, implementation design, technical strategy and innovation for Dell Software Group products and solutions. Don also works with colleagues across Dell to help ensure integration and innovation for software solutions spanning all of Dell’s businesses. Some of Don’s recent solution focus at Dell has been on hybrid cloud mana gement, BYOD/mobility management and security, and end-to-end next generation connected security. ... More >>

Víctor Méndez Muñoz
IUL, S.A. & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB

Brief Bio
Dr. Víctor Méndez Muñoz has a main background in big data management and distributed systems. He participated in scientific international projects in physics and bioinformatics like AGATA, LHCb, ENRM and EISCAT, collaborating with several more. Currently, he is Head of Software Development at Mind the Byte, a bioinformatics company specializing in computational drug discovery using a pay-per-use SaaS platform (Software as a Service). He also works in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) as a part time professor. He holds the program chair in INSTICC conferences in the fields of cloud computing, big data, complexity and the internet of things, as well as editorial collaboration in some journals of high impact. ... More >>


Ron Addie, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Hafiz Ahmad, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Alenezi, Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia
Alina Andreica, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Claudio Ardagna, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
José Armendáriz-Iñigo, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Benjamin Aziz, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Amelia Badica, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Craiova, Romania
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University, United States
Marcos Barreto, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
Simona Bernardi, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Anne Boyer, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Iris Braun, Dresden Technical University, Germany
Andrey Brito, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Ralf Bruns, Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
Anna Brunstrom, Karlstad University, Sweden
Rebecca Bulander, Pforzheim University of Applied Science, Germany
Matteo Camilli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Manuel Capel-Tuñón, University of Granada, Spain
Miriam Capretz, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Glauco Carneiro, Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Brazil
Eddy Caron, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Noel Carroll, University of Limerick, Ireland
John Cartlidge, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Roy Cecil, IBM Portugal, Portugal
Rong Chang, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Richard Chbeir, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France
Augusto Ciuffoletti, Università di Pisa, Italy
Daniela Claro, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
Thierry Coupaye, Orange, France
Tommaso Cucinotta, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Mohanad Dawoud, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Eliezer Dekel, Huawei Technologies, Israel
Yuri Demchenko, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Patrick Dreher, North Carolina State University, United States
NABIL EL IOINI, Free Univesity of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
Vincent Emeakaroha, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Xin Fang, Qualcomm Inc., United States
Ruksar Fatima, KBN College of Engineering, India
Tomás Fernández Pena, Universidad Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Mike Fisher, BT, United Kingdom
Somchart Fugkeaw, University of Tokyo, Japan
Walid Gaaloul, Institut Mines Telecom, France, France
Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Fabrizio Gagliardi, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain
Antonio García Loureiro, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Swinburne University, Australia
Hamada Ghenniwa, Western University, Canada
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Katja Gilly, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Gabriel González-Castañé, University College Cork, Ireland
Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia
Antonios Gouglidis, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Patrizia Grifoni, CNR, Italy
Nils Gruschka, University of Oslo, Norway
Marjan Gusev, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Dirk Habich, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Dong Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Mohamed Hussien, Suez Canal University, Faculty of Computers & Informatics, Egypt
Ilian Ilkov, IBM Nederland B.V., Netherlands
Anca Ionita, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Prem Jayaraman, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Keith Jeffery, Independent Consultant (previously Science and Technology Facilities Council), United Kingdom
Meiko Jensen, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Yiming Ji, University of South Carolina Beaufort, United States
Ming Jiang, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Xiaolong Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Péter Kacsuk, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
David Kaeli, Northeastern University, United States
Verena Kantere, University of Ottawa, Canada
Yücel Karabulut, Oracle, United States
Mohand-Tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin, Ireland
Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Carsten Kleiner, University of Applied Sciences & Arts Hannover, Germany
George Kousiouris, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Nane Kratzke, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Kyriakos Kritikos, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Ulrich Lampe, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Riccardo Lancellotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Miguel Leitão, ISEP, Portugal
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Donghui Lin, Kyoto University, Japan
Shijun Liu, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
Xiaodong Liu, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Francesco Longo, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Denivaldo Lopes, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil
Joseph Loyall, BBN Technologies, United States
Glenn Luecke, Iowa State University, United States
Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Muthucumaru Maheswaran, McGill University, Canada
Shikharesh Majumdar, Carleton University, Canada
Mirco Marchetti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ioannis Mavridis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Andreas Menychtas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Christos Michalakelis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Andre Miede, Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes, Germany
Mohamed Mohamed, IBM Research, Almaden, United States
Marina Mongiello, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Monica Mordonini, University of Parma, Italy
Mirella Moro, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Kamran Munir, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, United Kingdom
Hidemoto Nakada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Joan Navarro, La Salle - Ramon Llull University, Spain
Philippe Navaux, UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Bogdan Nicolae, IBM Research, Ireland
Mara Nikolaidou, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Emmanuel Ogunshile, The University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Enn Ounapuu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Tolga Ovatman, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Michael Palis, Rutgers University, United States
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Nikos Parlavantzas, IRISA, France
Pankesh Patel, Fraunhofer USA – Center for Experimental Software Engineering (CESE), United States
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Antonio Puliafito, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Cauligi Raghavendra, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
Rajendra Raj, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Arcot Rajasekar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Massimiliano Rak, Second University of Naples, Italy
Manuel Ramos-Cabrer, University of Vigo, Spain
Christoph Reich, Furtwangen University, Germany
Abdelmounaam Rezgui, Illinois State University, United States
Daniel Rodriguez-Silva, Gradiant, Spain
Chunming Rong, University of Stavanger, Norway
Pedro Rosa, UFU - Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
António Miguel Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Belen Ruiz-mezcua, Carlos Iii University, Spain
Karoline Saatkamp, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Evangelos Sakkopoulos, University of Piraeus, Greece
Elena Sanchez-Nielsen, Universidad De La Laguna, Spain
Patrizia Scandurra, University of Bergamo, Italy
Erich Schikuta, Universität Wien, Austria
Lutz Schubert, Ulm University, Germany
Stefan Schulte, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Michael Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
Uwe Schwiegelshohn, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Rami Sellami, CETIC, Belgium
Wael Sellami, Higher Institute of Computer Sciences of Mahdia, Tunisia
Mohamed Sellami, Telecom SudParis, France
Carlos Serrão, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Keiichi Shima, IIJ Innovation Institute, Japan
Adenilso Simão, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Richard Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frank Siqueira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ellis Solaiman, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Yasuyuki Tahara, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Cedric Tedeschi, IRISA - University of Rennes 1, France
Joe Tekli, Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon
Gilbert Tekli, Nobatek, France, Lebanon
Guy Tel-Zur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel
Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Michele Tomaiuolo, University of Parma, Italy
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Slim Trabelsi, SAP, France
Francesco Tusa, University College London, United Kingdom
Geoffroy Vallee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Willem-jan Van Den Heuvel, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Yiannis Verginadis, ICCS, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Mladen Vouk, N.C. State University, United States
Jan-Jan Wu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Bo Yang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
George Yee, Carleton University, Canada
Michael Zapf, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany
Farhana Zulkernine, Queen's University, Canada