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Markus Helfert
Innovation Value institute, Maynooth University

Brief Bio
Markus Helfert is a Professor at Maynooth University, Innovation Value Institute (Ireland) and the Director of the Business Informatics Group at Maynooth University. He is a Principle Investigator at Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre and at the Adapt Research Centre. His research is centred on Digital Service Innovation, Smart Cities and IoT based Smart Environments and includes research areas such as Service Innovation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Services, Building Information Management, FinTech, Data Value, Enterprise Architecture, Technology Adoption, Analytics, Business Process Management. Prof. Helfert is an expert in Data Governance Standards and is involved in European Standardisation initiatives. He advises small and medium sized Enterprise in relation to Innovation and IT Management. Helfert has received national and international grants from agencies such as European Union (FP7; H2020), Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, was project coordinator on EU projects, and is the Project coordinator of the H2020 Projects: PERFORM on Digital Retail. ... More >>

António Pascoal

Brief Bio
António M. Pascoal received the Ph.D. degree in Control Science from the Univ. Minnesota, Mpls, USA in 1987. From 1987-88 he was a Research Scientist with Integrated Systems Incorporated, Santa Clara, California. Since 1988 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon, PT where he lectures in the areas of Control and Robotics. From 1996-1998 he was a Visiting Associate Professor with the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the US Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey, California. He is currently an Associate Professor of IST, a senior researcher with the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR)/Dynamical Systems and Ocean Robotics (DSOR) group, and coordinator of the Thematic Area “Technologies for Ocean Exploration and Exploitation” of the Associate Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems (LARSyS). Since 2012, he has been an Adjunct Scientist with the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, a new open access megajournal and a member of the Editorial Board of the Springer Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation Book Series. He was elected Chair, IFAC Technical Committee Marine Systems, from 2008-2014. He has coordinated and participated in a large number of international projects that have led to the design, development, and field-testing of single and multiple autonomous marine and air vehicles and systems in cooperation with partners in India (National Institute of Oceanography, Goa), USA (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA), Korea (KAIST, Daejeon), and Europe. His research interests include Dynamical Systems Theory, Marine Robotics, Navigation, Guidance, and Control of Autonomous Vehicles, and Networked Control and Estimation with applications to air and underwater robots. He has published more than 300 journal and conference papers.WEBPAGES ISTISR-ISTLARSyS DSOR FacebookDSOR Projects ... More >>


Carlos Abreu, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Konstantinos Ampountolas, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Ramachandran Balakrishna, Caliper Corporation, United States
Francesco Basile, DIEM, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Mohamed Benbouzid, FRE CNRS 3744 Institut de Recherche Dupuy De Lôme, University of Brest, France
Sandford Bessler, DSS, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
Ghulam H. Bham, Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
Neila Bhouri, COSYS / GRETTIA, IFSTTAR, France
Christine Buisson, Université de Lyon, France
Catalin Buiu, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Romania
Gihwan Cho, Conputer Sciecne and Engineering, Jeonbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Seibum Choi, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Andy Chow, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Baldomero Coll-Perales, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche - Edificio Innnova, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Ned Djilali, University of Victoria, Canada
Mariagrazia Dotoli, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell'Informazione, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Bertrand Ducourthial, Lab Heudiasyc UMR CNRS UTC 7259, Université de Technologie de Compiegne, France
Mehmet Önder Efe, Hacettepe Univ., Turkey
Nicola Epicoco, Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze dell'Informazione e Matematica, University of L'aquila, Italy
Peppino Fazio, DSMN, University of Venice, Italy
Lino Figueiredo, Electrical engineering, ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Yi Guo, 800 W. Campbell, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Yoichi Hori, Department of Advanced Energy, University of Tokyo, Japan
William Horrey, Independent Researcher, United States
Zhongsheng Hou, Dept of Automatic Control, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Zechun Hu, Room 9-307, East Main Building, Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University, China
Hocine Imine, Gustave Eiffel University, France
Chul-Goo Kang, Mechanical Engineering, Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of
Hakil Kim, Dept. of Information & Communication Engineering, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Xiangjie Kong, School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, China
Anastasios Kouvelas, Civil and Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zdzislaw Kowalczuk, Department of Robotics and Decision Systems, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Milan Krbálek, Mathematics, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Wei Liu, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reinhard Mahnke, Physics, University of Rostock, Germany
Johann Marquez-Barja, University of Antwerpen - imec, Belgium
Zeljko Medenica, Independent Researcher, Germany
Youcef Mezouar, Robotics, IFMA/Institut Pascal, France
Lyudmila Mihaylova, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Pedro Moura, Institute of Systems and Robotics - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Mirco Nanni, ISTI, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Katsuhiro Nishinari, Research Center for Advanced Science & Technology, University of tokyo, Japan
Alfredo Núñez, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Dario Pacciarelli, Engineering, Roma Tre University, Italy
Sara Paiva, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Markos Papageorgiou, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Ioannis Papamichail, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Brian Park, Engineering Systems and Environment, University of Virginia, United States
Paulo Pereirinha, DEE, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Fernando Pereñiguez, Dept. Sciences and Informatics, University Centre of Defence, Spanish Air Force Academy, Spain
Xiaobo Qu, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering,, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Claudio Roncoli, Department of Built Environment, School of Engineering, Aalto University, Finland
Jose Santa, Electronics, Computer Technology and Projects, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Oyunchimeg Shagdar, Institute VEDECOM, France
Sanjay Sharma, school of marine science and engineering, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Shih-Lung Shaw, Geography, University of Tennessee, United States
Silvia Siri, Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering, University of Genova, Italy
Uwe Stilla, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Tatsuya Suzuki, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan
Wai Yuen Szeto, Civil Engineering Department, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Richard Tay, RMIT University, Australia
C. J. Taylor, Engineering Departent, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Tomer Toledo, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Esko Turunen, Tampere University of Technology, Department of Mathematics, Finland
István Varga, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Francesco Viti, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Eleni Vlahogianni, Transportation Planning and Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Peter Vortisch, Institute for Transport Studies, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Anil Vuppala, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India
Peng Zhang, Independent Researcher, China