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Alma Y. Alanis

Alma Y. Alanis, received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Advanced Studies and Research Center of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN), Guadalajara Campus, Mexico, in 2007. Since 2008 she has been with University of Guadalajara, where she is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and since 2016 is dean of PhD Program of Electronic and Computer Sciences. She is also member of the Mexican National Research System (SNI-2) and member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. She has published papers in recognized International Journals and Conferences, besides eight International Books. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE and Subject Editor of the Journal of Franklin Institute (Elsevier), IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Access, IEEE Latin American Transactions and Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing. In 2013 she receives the grant for women in science by L'Oreal-UNESCO-AMC-CONACYT-CONALMEX. In 2015, she receives the Research Award Marcos Moshinsky. Since 2008 she is member for the Accredited Assessors record RCEA-CONACYT, evaluating a wide range of national research projects, besides she has belonged to important project evaluation committees of national and international research projects. Her research interest centers on neural control, backstepping control, block control, and their applications to electrical machines, power systems and robotics.

Valentina Emilia Balas

Valentina E. Balas is currently Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania.

She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Dr. Balas is author of more than 350 research papers. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing.
She is the Editor-in Chief to IJAIP and to IJCSysE, and is evaluator expert for national, international projects.

Dr. Balas is the director of Intelligent Systems Research Centre in Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad and Director of the Department of International Relations.
She served as General Chair of SOFA conferences in nine editions organized in the interval 2005-2020 and held in Romania and Hungary.

Dr. Balas participated in many international conferences as Organizer, Honorary Chair, Session Chair, member in Steering, Advisory or International Program Committees and Keynote Speaker.

She is a member of EUSFLAT, member of SIAM and a Senior Member IEEE, member in TC Fuzzy Systems (IEEE CIS), chair of the Task Force 14 in TC Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS), member in TC Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS).

Dr. Balas was past Vice-president ( Awards) of IFSA -(2013-2015), is a Joint Secretary of the Governing Council of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, and recipient of the "Tudor Tanasescu" Prize from the Romanian Academy (2019).

Mario Luca Bernardi

I received the Laurea degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Sannio in 2007.

Since 2003 I have worked as a researcher in the field of software engineering writing more than 90 papers published in journals and conference proceedings. My main research interests include software maintenance and testing, software reuse, software reverse engineering, and re-engineering, with a particular interest in software modularization.
I also served both as a member of the program and organizing committees of several international conferences, and as a reviewer of papers submitted to some of the main journals and magazines in the field of data and process mining, software engineering, software maintenance, program comprehension, and the application of computational intelligence approaches in the above fields.
Currently, I am an Senior Researcher at University of Sannio, holding the course of "Pervasive Computing".

M. Emilia Cambronero

María Emilia Cambronero received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, in 2007, where she was an Assistant Professor for several years. She is currently an Associate Professor of computer science with Castilla-La Mancha University, Spain, obtaining the Tenure Distinction, in 2012. Her research goals are aimed to make the software more reliable, more secure, and easier to design. Her research interests include software engineering and related areas, including contract specification, program monitoring, testing, and verification. Her research combines strong theoretical foundations with realistic experimentation in the areas of web services and cloud computing.

Mehmet Cunkas


Dr. Cunkas is a Professor in the Electrical-Electronics Engineering Department at Selcuk University. Before, he worked as an electrical field engineer and customer manager at Electricity Distribution Inc. He has many research publications in international journals and conference proceedings. He is also serving as a member of the editorial board at SCI-indexed journals and scientific committee at conferences. His research focuses on electrical machinery, artificial intelligence, optimization theory and computation, load forecasting, and renewable energy.

David De Roure

David De Roure is Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre. He is a Strategic Advisor to the Economic and Social Research Council in the area of Social Media Data. Working on the intersection of humanities, social science, and computer science, David conducts research on social machines, computational musicology, large scale sociotechnical systems, cyber security and social computing.

Gillian Dobbie

Gill worked in industry for a couple of years before doing research at the University of Melbourne, Victoria University of Wellington and the National University of Singapore. Her main areas of interest pertain to databases and the web. She has worked in the foundations of database systems, defining logical models for various kinds of database systems, and reasoning about the correctness of algorithms in that setting. She publishes her research in high ranking conferences and journals.

Juan Pedro Dominguez-Morales

Prof. Juan Pedro Dominguez-Morales was born in Sevilla (Sevilla, Spain) in 1992. He received the B.S. degree in computer engineering, the M.S. degree in computer engineering and networks, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering (specializing in neuromorphic audio processing and spiking neural networks) from the University of Seville, in 2014, 2015 and 2018, respectively. His Ph.D. was granted with a research grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. Since January 2019, he has been working as Assistant Professor in the same university. He is member of the Robotics and Technology of Computers Lab since 2015. His research interests include neuromorphic engineering, spiking neural networks, audio processing and deep learning. He has been an IEEE member for four years.

Syed Anas Imtiaz

I am a researcher in wearable medical devices working on creating new technologies for the monitoring and diagnosis if neurological, neurodevelopmental and sleep disorders. My research focuses on developing new biomedical signal processing methods, algorithms and mixed-signal circuit design for wearable systems, low power digital circuits for medical applications and embedded systems design. I am a Research Fellow at Imperial College London where I am developing new technologies for long-term monitoring, management and diagnosis of COPD, sleep disorders, epilepsy, and autism. I am also the Head of Engineering at Acurable leading development and at-scale manufacturing of a wearable medical device and its accompanying smartphone applications for the diagnosis of respiratory disorders.

Alex James

Dr. James works on brain-inspired circuits, algorithms, and systems, and has a Ph.D. from Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University. He is a Professor at IIITM-K and professor-in-charge of Maker Village, Kochi. He is a member of IEEE CASS technical committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems. He was the founding chair of IEEE CASS Kerala chapter and was a member of IET Vision and Imaging Network. He wasan editorial board member of Information Fusion (2010-2014), and currently serving as associate editor of IEEE Access, and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System 1 journal. He is also an editorial board member of PeerJ CS. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Life Member of ACM, Senior Fellow of HEA and Fellow of BCS.

Bilal Khalid

Dr. Bilal Khalid received a Ph.D. in Industrial Business Administration from KMITL Business School, Bangkok, in 2021, and a master’s in International Business Management from Stamford International University, Bangkok, in 2017. Dr. Khalid's research interests include leadership and negotiations, digital transformations, gamification, eLearning, blockchain, big data, decarbonization, green entrepreneurial orientation, corporate social responsibility, sutainable management practices, and management of information technology. Dr. Bilal Khalid also serves as an academic editor at Journal of Computer Networks and Communication, Education Research International, and a reviewer for multiple international journals.

Xiaolong Li

Dr. Xiaolong Li is Professor and Chair of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology at the Indiana State University. He received his PhD from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in 2006. He obtained his Bachelor degree and Master degree from Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Dr. Li began his teaching and research with the Morehead State University in 2006 where he taught various courses in electronics and wireless communications. In 2008, Dr. Li joined the Indiana State University where he taught courses in Electronics and Computer Engineering, such as C programming, digital electronics, computer networking, networking security, etc. Dr. Li’s primary areas of research including modeling and performance analysis of Data mining, Internet of Things, Wireless Ad Hoc networks and sensor networks. He has published more than forty journal and proceedings articles in the above fields. He has served as topical editor and special issue editor for multiple journals. He also served as general chair and technical program committee chairs for multiple international conferences.