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Alexey Vinel
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Brief Bio
Alexey Vinel (1983) is a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Previously he was a professor at the University of Passau, Germany. Since 2015, he has been a professor at Halmstad University, Sweden. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland in 2013. He has been the Senior Member of the IEEE since 2012. His areas of interests include wireless communications, vehicular networking, and cooperative autonomous driving.Alexey Vinel (1983) is a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Previously he was a professor at the University of Passau, Germany. Since 2015, he has been a professor at Halmstad University, Sweden. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland in 2013. He has been the Senior Member of the IEEE since 2012. His areas of interests include wireless communications, vehicular networking, and cooperative autonomous driving.

Karsten Berns
University of Kaiserslautern-Landau

Brief Bio
Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns has studied computer science with a special focus on artificial intelligence at the University of Kaiserslautern (1982 to 1988). For his research on "Neural Networks for the Control of a six-legged Walking Machine" he received his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe in 1994. As head of the IDS (Interactive Diagnosis and Service Systems) department of the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe (till 2003) he examined adaptive control concepts for different types of service robots. Since 2003 he is a full professor at the University of Kaiserslautern. Present research activities are the realization of reliable, complex autonomous robotic systems. Therefore, he and his research group are developing the robotic middleware Finroc, the behavior-based control architecture iB2C as well as different validation and verification methodologies. The main application is off-road robotics, in which autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles like small trucks, excavators, harvesters, tractors, and rescue robots are under development.Prof. Berns is frequently reviewer of several journals and robotic conferences. Furthermore, he is a member of a number of editorial boards. He also acts as reviewer for several national and international funding organizations. He is member of the IEEE, the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) and the CLAWAR Association. He is a member of the executive committee of the German Robotics Association (DGR) and is leader of the technical committee for robotic systems of the GI. He was Dean of the department of computer science at the University of Kaiserslautern (2007 – 2010) and is member of the scientific directorate Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics of the Dagstuhl Seminar. Currently, he is spokesperson of the Center for Commercial Vehicle Technology (ZNT) at the University of Kaiserslautern. ... More >>

Jeroen Ploeg
Siemens Industry Software Netherlands B.V.

Brief Bio
Jeroen Ploeg received the M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering on the control of vehicle platoons from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 2014. He is currently with 2getthere, Utrecht, The Netherlands, were he leads the research and development activities in the field of cooperative automated driving for automated transit systems, in particular platooning. Since 2017, he also holds the position of part-time Associate Professor with the Mechanical Engineering Department, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. From 1989 to 1999, he was with Tata Steel, IJmuiden, The Netherlands, where his interest was in the development and implementation of dynamic process control systems for large-scale industrial plants. He was with TNO, Helmond, The Netherlands, from 1999 until 2017, ultimately as a Principal Scientist in the field of vehicle automation and road safety assessment. His research interests include control system design for cooperative and automated vehicles, in particular string stability of vehicle platoons, the design of interaction protocols for complex driving scenarios, and motion control of wheeled mobile robots. ... More >>


Iman Aghayan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Fabio Arena, Kore University of Enna, Italy
Vittorio Astarita, University of Calabria, Italy
Parth Bhavsar, Rowan University, United States
Giulio Francesco Bianchi Piccinini, Aalborg University, Denmark
Francesco Biral, University of Trento, Italy
Avinoam Borowsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Vinny Cahill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Roberto Caldelli, National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), Italy
Fanta Camara, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Juan-Carlos Cano, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Pedro S. Cardoso, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Rodrigo C. Carlson, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Jean Chamberlain Chedjou, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Taesu Cheong, Independent Researcher, Korea, Republic of
Edward Chung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Margarida Coelho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Benjamin Coifman, The Ohio State University, United States
Baldomero Coll-Perales, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Gonçalo Correia, TU Delft, Netherlands
Ángel Cuenca, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Stefano de Luca, University of Salerno, Italy
Bart De Schutter, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Mustafa Demir, Independent Researcher, United States
Merkebe Getachew Demissie, University of Calgary, Canada
Teresa Donateo, University of Salento, Italy
Sabeur Elkosantini, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Georgios Ellinas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Oscar Esparza, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Peppino Fazio, University of Venice, Italy
Dieter Fiems, Ghent University, Belgium
Michel Gendreau, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Mehdi Ghatee, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Paul Green, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, United States
Martin Greguric, University of Zagreb Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Levent Guvenc, The Ohio State University, United States
Zygmunt J. Haas, Cornell University, United States
Nicolas Hautière, Gustave Eiffel University, France
Sonia Heemstra de Groot, Eindhoven Technical University, Netherlands
Sin C. Ho, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tamás Holczer, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Zechun Hu, Tsinghua University, China
Hocine Imine, Gustave Eiffel University, France
Edouard Ivanjko, University of Zagreb Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Govand S. Kadir, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
Ahmed Khoumsi, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Dong-Seong Kim, , Korea, Republic of
Lisimachos Kondi, University of Ioannina, Greece
Zdzislaw Kowalczuk, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Hariharan Krishnan, GENERAL MOTORS LLC, United States
Rajesh Krishnan, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Yong-Hong Kuo, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Reza Langari, Texas A&M University, United States
Jean-Philippe Lauffenburger, UHA-IRIMAS, France
Agnieszka Lazarowska, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Xiaomeng li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Hongchao Liu, Texas Tech University, United States
Bernd Ludwig, University Regensburg, Germany
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Stefan Mangold, Lovefield Wireless GmbH, Switzerland
Martin Margreiter, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Barbara Masini, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Gabriella Mazzulla, University of Calabria, Italy
Bruce Mehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Lyudmila Mihaylova, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Navid Mohajer, Deakin University, Australia
Wrya Monnet, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
Jânio Monteiro, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Antonio Montieri, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Behzad Moshiri, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Pieter J. Mosterman, Raven Industries, Netherlands
Pedro Moura, Institute of Systems and Robotics - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Mirco Nanni, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Fawzi Nashashibi, INRIA, France
Jun-Seok Oh, Western Michigan University, United States
Tomas Olovsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Dario Pacciarelli, Roma Tre University, Italy
Brian Park, University of Virginia, United States
Cecilia Pasquale, Università degli studi di Genova, Italy
Paulo Pereirinha, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Fernando Pereñiguez, University Centre of Defence, Spanish Air Force Academy, Spain
Joshue Pérez Rastelli, Tecnalia, Spain
CHRISTIAN PREHOFER, DENSO Automotive Germany, Germany
Bo Qin, Independent Researcher, China
Hesham A. Rakha, Virginia Tech, United States
Prakash Ranjitkar, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Gianfranco Rizzo, University of Salerno, Italy
Enrique Romero-Cadaval, University of Extremadura, Spain
Oleg Saprykin, X5 Group, Samara State Aerospace University, Russian Federation
Michele Segata, University of Trento, Italy
Frederic Semet, Centrale Lille, France
Nirajan Shiwakoti, RMIT University, Australia
Barys Shyrokau, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Dhananjay Singh, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea, Republic of
Arpita Sinha, IIT Bombay, India
Selim Solmaz (VIF) Solmaz, Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH, Austria
Vasilis Sourlas, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece
Wencong Su, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Bidyadhar Subudhi, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India
Agachai Sumalee, , Thailand
Wai Yuen Szeto, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jean-Claude Thill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Junfang Tian, Tianjin University, China
Lourdes Trujillo, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Costin D. Untaroiu, Virginia Tech, United States
Ottorino Veneri, Institute of Sciences and Technologies for Sustainable Energy and Mobility (STEMS), Italy
Shaw Voon Wong, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
George Yannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ilgin Yasar, Bogazici University, Turkey
Chung-Hsing Yeh, Monash University, Australia

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