Keynote Speakers

Prof. Mounir Ghogho,
University of Leeds, UK

Mounir Ghogho received the M.S. degree in 1993 and the PhD degree in 1997 from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France. He was an EPSRC Research Fellow with the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (Scotland), from September 1997 to November 2001. Since December 2001, he has been a faculty member with the school of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds (England), where he is currently a Professor. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2001 to 2004 and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2005 to 2008. He is currently an associate editor of the Elsevier Digital Signal Processing journal. He served as a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee from 2005 to 2010, a member of IEEE Signal Processing Society SPTM Technical Committee from 2006 to 2011, and is currently a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SAM Technical Committee. He was the general co-chair of the eleventh IEEE workshop on Signal Processing for Advanced Wireless Communications (SPAWC’2010), the technical co-chair of the MIMO symposium of IWCMC 2007 and IWCMC 2008, and a technical area co-chair of Eusipco 2008, Eusipco 2009 and ISCCSP’05. He is the general co-chair of Eusipco2013. He was the guest co-editor of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking special issue on "synchronization for wireless communications" and the Elsevier Physical Communications Journal special issue on “advances in MIMO-OFDM”. His research interests are in signal processing and communication. He has published around 200 journal and conference papers. He held many invited scientist/professor positions at the US Army Research Lab (USA), Telecom Paris-Tech (France), University Carlos 3rd of Madrid (Spain), ENSICA (France), Darmstadt Technical University (Germany), Minnesota University (USA), Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication (China), and University Mohamed V (Morocco). Prof. Ghogho was awarded the prestigious five-year Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship in September 2000.


Prof. Krzysztof Szczypiorski,
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


Krzysztof Szczypiorski is Professor of Telecommunications at Institute of Telecommunications (IT), Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology (FEIT), Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland. Head and Founder of Cybersecurity Division at IT FEIT WUT. His research interests include: theory of observing change, network security, digital forensics, opensource intelligence, and wireless communications. He holds a M.Sc. (1997, with honours), a Ph.D. (2007, with honours) and a D.Sc. (a habilitation, 2012) all in Telecommunications from FEIT, WUT. He also finished the postgraduate studies in Psychology of Motivation (2013) at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Warsaw, Poland. He graduated from Budapest Tech (now Óbuda University), Hungary in Advanced Networking (2003) and from Hass School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (2013). Visiting researcher at: University of California, Berkeley (2013) and George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (2014). Founder and Head of International Telecommunication Union Internet Training Centre (ITU-ITC– established in 2003. Co-founder and Head of Creative People Lab X-lab.PW (http://X-lab.PW) established in 2015. Since 2002 a research leader of Network Security Group at WUT ( He was a principal investigator leading R&D projects funded by: US Armed Forces (including US Army and US Air Force), European Union (FP7), The National Centre for Research and Development (Poland) and Fonds National de la Recherche (Luxembourg). He is the author or the co-author of 150+ papers, 2 patents (one is pending) and 50+ invited talks. For 20+ years he also serves as the independent consultant in fields of network security, telecommunications and computer science for many entities including: Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Ministry of Finance (Poland), Oracle, Orange, Parliament of Republic of Poland, Polish Energy Group, Polkomtel (Polish mobile operator), PwC, T-Mobile. Senior Member of the following organizations: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and ASR (American Society for Research).

Speech Title:  From design of new attacks through anomaly detection to the design of artificial pancreas

Abstract: Steganography seems to be a very attractive subject area for sharing information via the Internet around the globe without (if possible) any trace. Currently the more important part of the research in this area is detection of steganography (steganalysis), which is a part of an anomaly detection. This approach could be applied not only to networks, but also to medicine, social networks and stock exchange when almost everybody wants to predict near future by observing the trends. This talk will include a three-level case study: at beginning the new security threats from network steganography will be introduced including applications for both: club music and streaming services – the StegIbiza system. Thereafter for this class of threats the universal method of their detection will be presented – the MoveSteg – a system with the moving observer. Finally based on this system – its transposition to medicine will be explained containing the design of artificial pancreas.


Invited Speakers

Dr. Lalit Garg,
Department of Computer Information Systems Faculty of Information & Communication Technology
University of Malta, Malta

Lalit Garg is a Lecturer in Computer Information Systems at the University of Malta, Malta. He is also an honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK. He has also worked as a researcher at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and at the University of Ulster, UK. He received his first degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India, in 1999, and his postgraduate in information technology from the ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Gwalior, India in 2001. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Ulster, Coleraine, U.K., in 2010. His research interests are missing data handling, machine learning, data mining, mathematical and stochastic modelling, and operational research, and their applications especially in the healthcare domain. He has published over 60 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences.

Speech Title: Phase type survival trees in healthcare modelling
Abstract: Health managers and Policy makers need to develop policies to ensure quality of care delivery and optimum utilization of scarce heath resources. Forecasting hospital admission rate, length of stay and bed occupancy can aid policy makers in achieving this goal. There are many factors affect hospital admission rate and length of stay including patient’s characteristics such as age, gender, and disease diagnosed, and factors affecting hospital admission rate include pollution, weather and seasonal changes. This talk will discuss the applications of phase type survival trees based analysis in forecasting hospital resource demand, occupancy and availability and characterizing the influence of affecting factors on these.


Prof. George Carutasu
Romanian-American University, Romania

Prof. George Carutasu is the Dean of Faculty of Computer Science for Business Management and professor in Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics Department. He received his PhD degree from University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest with a thesis regarding virtual enterprises and collaborative networks. He held the position of Head of Department and Manager of Microsoft Innovation Center – Romanian American University since 2009. He is member of various scientific committee and bodies, like: DAAAM (Danube Adria Association for Automation& Manufacturing – DAAAM International Vienna Autria), WSEAS (World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society), EENA (European Emergency Number Association), ITS-Romania (Intelligent Transport Systems – Romania) and IACSIT International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology. He published more than 50 research papers and participates to around 30 research projects funded by national or international agencies. His current research covers Business Software Applications, Computer Networks and Operating Systems.



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