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Event Chairs

Conference Chair

Claus Pahl
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Brief Bio
Claus Pahl is a Professor of Software Engineering at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.


Program Co-Chairs

Maarten van Steen
University of Twente

Brief Bio
Maarten van Steen is professor at the University of Twente in The
Netherlands, where he is scientific director of the Digital Society
Institute, a virtual institute that bundles all the university's
research on digitalization, including AI.

He is specialized in large-scale distributed systems, now mainly
concentrating on very large wireless distributed systems, notably in
the context of crowd monitoring and its associated privacy
preservation. Next to Internet-based systems, he has published
extensively on distributed protocols, wireless (sensor) networks, and
ssiping solutions.

Maarten van Steen is associate editor for ACM Transactions on
Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, and section editor for Advances in
Complex Systems. He authored and co-authored three textbooks,
including "Distributed Systems" (with Andrew Tanenbaum), now in its
3rd edition, as well as an introduction to Graph Theory and Complex
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Donald Ferguson
Columbia University
United States

Brief Bio
Dr. Donald F. Ferguson is a Sr. Technical Fellow and Chief SW Architect at Ansys. Don focuses on integration of SW products into solutions, product design and development improvements and transformation to cloud computing/high performance computing. Don is also an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at Columbia University, teaching courses in database systems, microservices and cloud native applications. Don was previous an IBM Fellow, Microsoft Technical Fellow, CTO for CA, and co-founder at SeekaTV. Don has approximately 70 technical publications and a dozen patents. Columbia's Fu Foundation Scho ol of Engineering and Applied Sciences' alumni organization awarded Don the 2013 Thomas Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement. ... More >>