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 is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011 and member of L2S lab at CentraleSupélec. 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 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 several journals (IEEE COMML, JCN, IJCS…). He has also served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom and ICC conferences and other conferences as (IWCMC, VTC'14, ComComAp, ICNC, WCSP, Q2SWinet, P2MNET, WLN,....). 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.
Assoc. Prof. Davy Monticolo
University of Lorraine, France
Biography: Davy Monticolo is currently Associate Professor in the ERPI Laboratory, University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. He teaches Knowledge Engineering, Web Intelligence and Agile Project Management at the Department of Innovation and Industrial Engineering. he got his HDR in December 2015 at the University of Lorraine and he received his Ph.D. (2008) in the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (France) and a M.S. (2005) degrees in the University of Savoie, France. His research interests are: Web Intelligence, Multi-Agents Systems, Knowledge Engineering and Modelling, Semantic Web and Ontologies used to design knowledge based systems. He is a member of the board of the French Research Association to promote Artificial Intelligence (AFIA). He is also the chair of the IEEE International Workshop KARE (Knowledge Acquisition Reuse & Evaluation) since 2008.
He is the chair of the IEEE KARE (Knowledge Acquisition Reuse and Evaluation) international workshop. He is also in the board of the AFIA (French Research Group of Artificial Intelligence).