Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ben-Othman Jalel
University of Paris 13, France

Biography: Prof. Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Orsay (Paris 11) and University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles from 2000 to 2011. He is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011. Dr. Ben-Othman's research interests are in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, VANETs, IoT, performance evaluation and security in wireless networks in general. He was the recipient of several best papers award (IWCMC'16, EUSPN'14, ICC'11 AHSM, ICCIT'11), the recipient of the IEEE comsoc Communication Software technical committee Recognition Award in 2016, the IEEE computer society Meritorious Service Award in 2016, and he is a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society. He is currently in steering committee of IEEE Transaction on Mobile computing (IEEE TMC), an editorial board member of IEEE communications letters (IEEE COMML), IEEE comsoc Journal of Advances in Information Technology and Networks (JCN) and International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services IJANS. He is also an Associate Editor of Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems (wiley IJCS). He has served as general chair of the international conference on wireless networks and mobile communications (WINCOM'15), program chair of IEEE New technologies mobility and security (NTMS'15). He has also served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom and ICC conferences for Ad hoc and Sensor Networking, wireless network and wireless communication symposiums (ICC'17, GC'16, ICC'16, GC'14, ICC'14, ICC'12, GC'11, GC'10 ), since 2011 for International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC) and other conferences and workshops (VTC'14, ComComAp'13, ICNC'12, WCSP'12, Q2SWinet'12, P2MNET'11, WLN'10, WLN'09....). He is the chair of the IEEE Ad Hoc and sensor networks technical committee since January 2016, he was previously the vice chair and secretary for this committee. He has been appointed as IEEE comsoc distinguished lecturer since 2015 where he did several tours all around the world. He is member of IEEE technical services board since 2016.


Prof. Maryline Chetto
University of Nantes, France

Biography: Maryline Chetto is a full professor at the University of Nantes (France). She is conducting her research at LS2N (Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes). She received the degree of Docteur de 3ième cycle in control engineering and the degree of Habilité à Diriger des Recherches in Computer Science from the University of Nantes, France, in 1984 and 1993, respectively. From 1984 to 1985, she held the position of Assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Rennes 1, while her research was with the Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, Rennes, France. Her main research interests include Scheduling, Fault-tolerance and Dynamic Power Management technologies for real time embedded applications. She is now studying energy harvesting systems that use renewable energy to power embedded devices.


Prof. Farid Meziane
University of Salford, United Kingdom

Biography: Professor Farid Meziane obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salford on his work on producing formal specification from Natural Language requirements. He is currently holding a chair in Data and Knowledge Engineering and is the director of the informatics research centre at the University of Salford, UK. He has authored over 100 scientific papers and participated in many national and international research projects. He is the co-chair of the international conference on application of Natural Language to information systems and in the programme committee of over ten international conferences and in the editorial board of three international journals. He was awarded the Highly Commended Award from the Literati Club, 2001 for his paper on Intelligent Systems in Manufacturing: Current Development and Future Prospects. His research expertise includes Natural Language processing, semantic computing, data mining and big data and knowledge Engineering.