Keynote I

"Cognitive IoT"

Prof. Mounir Ghogho

University of Leeds (UK) & UIR (Morocco)

Mounir Ghogho has received the M.S. degree in 1993 and the PhD degree in 1997 from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France.

He was an EPSRC Research Fellow with the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), from Sept 1997 to Nov 2001. Since Dec 2001, he has been a faculty member with the school of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds (England), where he is currently a Professor. Since 2010, he has also been affiliated with the International University of Rabat, where he is currently a Scientific Advisor to the President and ICT Research Director.

He was awarded the UK Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship in September 2000. He is a recipient of the 2013 IBM Faculty Award.

He is currently an associate editor of the Signal Processing Magazine, and a steering committee member of the IEEE Transactions on Signals and Information Processing over Networks.

He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2005 to 2008, the IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2001 to 2004, and the Elsevier Digital Signal Processing journal from 2011 to 1012.

He served as a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee from 2005 to 2010, a member of IEEE Signal Processing Society SPTM Technical Committee from 2006 to 2011, and is currently a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SAM Technical Committee.

He was the General Chair of the European SIgnal Processing conference Eusipco2013 and the IEEE workshop on Signal Processing for Advanced Wireless Communications SPAWC’2010.

He has published over 300 journal and conference papers in the areas of signal processing, machine leaning and wireless communication.

He held invited scientist/professor positions at Telecom Paris-Tech (France), NII (Japan), BUPT (China), University Carlos 3rd of Madrid (Spain), ENSICA (Toulouse), Darmstadt Technical University (Germany), and Minnesota University (USA).

Keynote II

Prof. Saïd Tazi

LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse University

Dr Saïd Tazi is Senior Researcher at LAAS-CNRS and Associate Professor at University of Toulouse Capitole. He obtained his PhD doctorate from Paul Sabatier University in 1985. He conducted research on Human Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence at LIHS laboratory from 1985 to 2003. He participated to the foundation of the ACM SIG-CHI Local Chapter of Toulouse and chaired it from 1998 to 2000. He joined the LAAS-CNRS laboratory in 2003.

The main topics of his current research activities include: Autonomic Computing adapted to IoT and Cloud computing, Semantic and context driven adaptation, Semantic interoperability of connected objects, and Negotiation of services and resources in the cloud.

He has been invited to several Universities e.g. Santa Catarina University, Florianópolis, Brazil in 2005; University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, in September 2012 and Northeastern University, Boston MA in 2016.

He served as Chair of IEEE-ICHSL in 2008. He was co-chair of MADYNE Track within the IEEE WITICE Conference from 2012 to 2016. He is co-Chair of the track Advances in Web Technologies, Semantics and Future Internet (FI), in the framework of IEEE AICCSA, 2017 and he is co-chair of the ISCIA (Intelligent Systems for Cloud and Smart IoT Applications) Track in the framework of IEEE Ficloud conference, 2017.

He published more than 100 articles in referenced Journals, International Conferences or book chapters. He served as member of many International and national Program Committees and served as guest editor or as a member of the editorial boards of several journals.

He proposed, led and initiated several French, European and International research projects. He is the scientific RESPONSIBLE of the IDEX project Attractivity Chair 2014-2019 about “Adaptation, Negotiation and Checkpointing for Cloud Computing”.