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Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker 1

Prof. Dr. Shmuel Zaks, Dept of CSE, Technion Haifa, Israil

Shmuel Zaks received his BSc (cum laude) and MSc in Mathematics from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, in 1971 and 1972, respectively, and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1979. He is a Professor with the Department of Computer Science, Technion, and is the incumbent of the Joan Callner-Miller Chair in Computer Science. He is the author of over 180 journal and conference publications, and was a member of over 40 Program Committees of international conferences. His research areas include graph and combinatorial algorithms, distributed computing, discrete mathematics, and theory of networking. His recent interest focuses on approximation algorithms and on-line  algorithms for problems that stem  from optical networks, and his talk in CICN 2016 will be on these topics .

Keynote speaker 2

Prof. Dr. Atilla Elçi, Dept of EE, Aksaray University , Turkey

Atilla Elçi is full professor and the chairman of Department of Electrical-Electronics and Computer Engineering at Aksaray University since August 2012. He has served in Computer Engineering departments in various universities since 1976. His professional practice includes the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Switzerland, as chief
technical advisor for field projects on computerization of telecommunication administrations of member countries (1985-97) and Information Technology & Telecommunications Pvt Ltd as founder/managing director, Turkey (1997-2003). He has organized/served for committees of numerous international conferences. He has organized IEEE COMPSAC & ESAS since 2006, SIN Conferences since 2007; IJRCS Symposiums 2008-9 and, LightSec 2016. He has published over a hundred journal and conference papers and book chapters; co-authored a book titled The Composition of OWL-S based Atomic Processes - Towards a Semantic-based Workflow Model (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011); edited the Semantic Agent Systems (Springer, 2011), Theory and Practice of Cryptography Solutions for Secure Information Systems (IGI Global, 2013), The Handbook of Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education (IGI Global, 2016),Metacognition and Successful Learning Strategies in Higher Education (IGI Global, 2017) and the proceedings of SIN Conferences 2007-16 (ACM), ESAS 2006-16 (IEEE CS). He has been the general/program chair for conferences, notably the SIN Confs, ESAS, 36th IEEE COMPSAC (2012), ICPCA/SWS, track chair for 2008-2013 and Standing Committee Member 2014 onwards for COMPSAC. He is an associate editor of Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering and editorial board member of JSCI, IJAS, IJISS, and guest editor for several other journals. BSEE METU, Ankara (1970), M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, Purdue Univ, USA (1973, 1975).


Keynote speaker 3

Prof.Dr.Ilias Savvas, University of Applied Sciences of Thessaly , Greece

Ilias K. Savvas received his PhD in Computer Science at the University College of Dublin in Ireland, his MSc in Computer Science at University of Dundee, Scotland, and his BSc (honors) in Mathematics at Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Applied Sciences of Thessaly (TEI of Thessaly), Greece. His research interests include (but not limited) issues related to Cloud Computing, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Data Mining and High Performance Computing. He is author of a great deal of research studies published at international journals, conference proceedings as well as a book chapter. He was the chair of the 2010 WETICE International IEEE conference and of the International IEEE Workshops on Cooperative Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining. He was also a member of a large number of Program/Technical Committees of international conferences. His current research activities focus on the increasing of the performance of clustering techniques and their application on Biological and Geopolitical data. His talk for CICN 2018 will be on the above topic.