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Karsten Berns
University of Kaiserslautern

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.

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Markus Helfert
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 >>


Kyriakos Agavanakis, University of West Attica, Greece
Felix Albu, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
Anibal T. De Almeida, ISR-University of Coimbra, Portugal
Florina Almenares, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Markos Anastasopoulos, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Ramachandran Balakrishna, Caliper Corporation, United States
Paolo Barsocchi, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Ingmar Baumgart, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Marcel Baunach, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Ana Bernardos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Sandford Bessler, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
B. Bhandari, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India
Neila Bhouri, IFSTTAR, France
Gergely Biczók, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Marco Block-Berlitz, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden, Germany
Bastian Bloessl, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland
Nebojša Bojovic, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Serbia
László Bokor, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Jean-Marie Bonnin, IMT Atlantique, France
Christophe Boucher, ULCO, France
Salah Bourennane, Ecole Centrale Marseille, France
Christine Buisson, Université de Lyon, France
Catalin Buiu, Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Romania
Fritz Busch, Chair of traffic engineering and control, Technische Universität München, Germany
Roberto Caldelli, National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), Italy
Maria Calderon, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Yongcan Cao, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Pedro Cardoso, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Raffaele Carli, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Rodrigo Carlson, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Gino Carrozzo, Nextworks s.r.l., Italy
Graziana Cavone, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Abdelghani Chahmi, Université des sciences et de technologie d`Oran, Algeria
Jun-Dong Chang, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Lin Chen, The University of Paris-Sud, France
Ka Cheok, Oakland University, United States
Gihwan Cho, Jeonbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Domenico Ciuonzo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Baldomero Coll-Perales, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Noelia Correia, University of Algarve, Portugal
Bernard Cousin, University of Rennes 1, France
Alfonso Damiano, University of Cagliari, Italy
Fabio D'Andreagiovanni, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Grégoire Danoy, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Justin Dauwels, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Klaus David, University of Kassel, Germany
Antonio de la Oliva, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Danny De Vleeschauwer, NOKIA, Belgium
Umut Demirezen, Roketsan Inc. of Turkey, Turkey
Michel Devy, LAAS CNRS, France
Rui Dinis, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Mariagrazia Dotoli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Aisling Driscoll, University College Cork, Ireland
Bertrand Ducourthial, Université de Technologie de Compiegne, France
Ashutosh Dutta, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Mehmet Efe, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Safwan El Assad, École Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes, France
Nour-Eddin El Faouzi, Laboratoire d'Ingénierie Circulation Transports, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat, France
Khaled El-Araby, Schlothauer & Wauer GmbH, Munich and Ain Shams University, Cairo, Germany
Sabeur Elkosantini, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Oscar Esparza, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy
Moez Esseghir, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Peppino Fazio, University of Calabria, Italy
Attilio Fiandrotti, Télécom Paristech, France
Dieter Fiems, Ghent University, Belgium
Lino Figueiredo, ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Thanassis Giannetsos, Denmark Technical University, Denmark
David Gomez-Barquero, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Paul Green, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, United States
Yi Guo, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Petr Hanacek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Kevin Heaslip, Virginia Tech, United States
Sonia Heemstra de Groot, Eindhoven Technical University, Netherlands
Sin C. Ho, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Said Hoceini, University Paris-Est Creteil Val de Marne - UPEC, France
Tamás Holczer, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
William Horrey, , United States
Zhongsheng Hou, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom, Germany
Zechun Hu, Tsinghua University, China
Jia Hu, Tongji University, China
Hocine Imine, Gustave Eiffel University, France
Sándor Imre, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Mamiko Inamori, Tokai University, Japan
Makoto Itami, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Sheng Jin, Zhejiang University, China
Yasin Kabalci, Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey
Govand Kadir, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
Athanasios Kakarountas, University of Thessaly, Greece
Thomas Kamalakis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Markus Kampmann, University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, Germany
Athanasios Kanatas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Vasileios Karyotis, Ionian University, Greece
Tetsuya Kawanishi, Waseda University, Japan
Sousso Kelouwani, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Canada
Boris Kerner, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Lisimachos Kondi, University of Ioannina, Greece
Anastasios Kouvelas, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zdzislaw Kowalczuk, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Milan Krbálek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Francine Krief, University of Bordeaux, France
Björn Krüger, University of Bonn, Germany
Yong-Hong Kuo, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Aris Lalos, Visualization and Virtual Reality Group, Greece
Peter Langendörfer, IHP, Germany
Anis Laouiti, TELECOM SudParis, France
Deok Lee, Kunsan National University, United States
Fedor Lehocki, Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic
Ruidong Li, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
Mingxi Liu, University of Utah, United States
Gabriel Lodewijks, University of New South Wales, School of Aviation (UNSW Sydney), Australia
Jonathan Loo, University of West London, United Kingdom
Maria del Carmen Lucas-Estañ, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain
Salim M. Zaki, Dijlah University, Iraq
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
S. M. Hassan Mahdavi, VEDECOM, Paris, France
Zoubir Mammeri, Irit Laboratory - Paul Sabatier University, France
Sadko Mandzuka, Department of Intelligent Transportn System, Faculty of Traffic and Transport Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Lucio Marcenaro, University of Genoa, Italy
Bernd Markscheffel, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Johann Marquez-Barja, University of Antwerpen - imec, Belgium
Jonas Martesson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Barbara Masini, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
José Manuel Menéndez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Lyudmila Mihaylova, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Aleksandar Milosavljevic, University of Niš, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Serbia
Evangelos Mitsakis, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Antonella Molinaro, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Wrya Monnet, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
Jânio Monteiro, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Pedro Moura, Institute of Systems and Robotics - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Mirco Nanni, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Daniela Nechoska, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Bitola, North Macedonia
Marialisa Nigro, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Jennie Oxley, Monash University, Australia
Kimon P. Valavanis, University of Denver, United States
Dario Pacciarelli, Roma Tre University, Italy
Brian Park, University of Virginia, United States
António Pascoal, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
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
Valerio Persico, Network Measurement and Monitoring (NM2) & University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Vassilis Prevelakis, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Hesham Rakha, Virginia Tech, United States
Corina Sandu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Jose Santa, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Oleg Saprykin, Propzmedia, Samara State Aerospace University, Russian Federation
Majid Sarvi, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Shih-Lung Shaw, University of Tennessee, United States
Alexander Smirnov, SPC RAS, Russian Federation
Antony Stathopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Uwe Stilla, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Todor Stoilov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Tatsuya Suzuki, Nagoya University, Japan
Wai Yuen Szeto, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Helen Treharne, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Koen van Dam, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Elia Vardaki, Technical University of Crete, Greece
István Varga, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Francesco Viti, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Eleni Vlahogianni, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Peter Vortisch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Svetlana Vukanovic, World Bank
Jianping Wu, Tsinghua University, China
Tara Yahiya, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, KRG, Iraq
Kyongsu Yi, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Peng Zhang, , China
Z.Q. Zhu, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

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