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Invited Speakers

FedCSIS 2021

David Bader
Distinguished Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Keynote title: Solving Global Grand Challenges with High Performance Data Analytics
Presentation PDF

Rajkumar Buyya
Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab, 
University of Melbourne, Australia
CEO, Manjrasoft Pvt Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

Keynote title: Neoteric Frontiers in Cloud and Edge Computing
Presentation PDF
Lecture (video)

Hristo Djidjev
Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Keynote title: Using quantum annealing for discrete optimization
Lecture (video)

Moshe Y Vardi
Professor, Rice University, USA
Keynote title: Lessons from COVID-19: Efficiency vs Resilience
Lecture (video)

FedCSIS 2020

Christian Blum
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
Keynote title: Are you a Hybrid? Yes, of course, everyone is a Hybrid nowadays!
Presentation PDF

George Boustras
European University Cyprus
Keynote title: Critical Infrastructure Protection – on the interface of safety and security
Presentation PDF Video

Hans-Georg Fill
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Keynote title: From Digital Transformation to Digital Ubiquity: The Role of Enterprise Modeling
Presentation PDF Video

FedCSIS 2019

Enrique Alba
University of Málaga, Spain
Keynote title: Intelligent Systems for Smart Cities
Presentation (PDF)

Francisco Herrera
Dept. Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence Andalusian Research Institute in Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DaSCI) University of Granada
Keynote title: Deep Data and Big Learning: More quality data for better knowledge
Presentation (PDF)

George Spanoudakis
Research Centre for Adaptive Computing Systems (CeNACS), School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, City, University of London
Keynote title: Cyber security risks: Comprehensive mitigation through technical, contractual and financial mitigation mechanisms
Presentation (PDF)

FedCSIS 2018

Mehmet Aksit
Formal Methods and Tools Group, Chair Software Engineering
Department of Computer Science, University of Twente
Keynote title: The Role of Computer Science and Software Technology in Organizing Universities for Industry 4.0 and Beyond
Presentation: PDF
Lecture (video)
Interview (video)

Jan Bosch
Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Director of the Software Center
Keynote title: Towards a Digital Business Operating System
Presentation: PDF
Lecture (video)
Interview (video)

Włodzisław Duch
Professor at Department of Informatics, and NeuroCognitive Laboratory,
Center for Modern Interdisciplinary Technologies, Nicolaus Copernicus University
Keynote title: Neurocognitive informatics for understanding brain functions
Presentation: PDF
Lecture (video)
Interview (video)

Rory V. O'Connor
Professor at Dublin City University, Ireland
Head of Delegation (for Ireland) to the international standardization bodies ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7
Keynote title: Demystifying the World of ICT Standardisation: An Insiders Viewpoint
Presentation: PDF
Lecture (video)
Interview (video)

FedCSIS 2017

Giancarlo Guizzardi
Professor of Computer Science, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Senior Member of the Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO), Brazil
Keynote title: Carving Reality at its Digital Joints: The Role of Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modeling in Next-Generation Information Systems Engineering
Presentation (PDF)
Lecture (video)
Interview (video)

Marjan Mernik
Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Keynote title: Domain-Specific Languages: A Systematic Mapping Study
Presentation (PDF)
Lecture (video)
Interview (video)

Zbigniew Michalewicz
Chief Scientist, Complexica, Australia
Keynote title: When AI meets Big Data
Presentation (PDF)
Lecture (video)
Interview (video)

Peter Palensky
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Keynote title: Modeling and Simulation of Intelligent Electrical Power Grids
Presentation (PDF)
Lecture (video)
Interview (video)

Jan Vitek
Professor, Computer Science, Northeastern University, USA
Head of PRL@PRG, the Programming Research Lab at FIT, CTU in Prague
Keynote title: Data Analysis for the Masses
Presentation (PDF)
Lecture (video)
Interview (video)

FedCSIS 2016

Frederik Ahlemann
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Keynote title: How digital transformation shapes corporate IT: Ten theses about the IT organization of the future

Stan Matwin
Dalhousie University, University of Ottawa, Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Science
Keynote title: Big Water Meets Big Data: Analytics of the AIS Ship Tracking Data

Michael Segal
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Keynote title: Location always matters: how to improve performance of dynamic networks?

Clemens Szyperski
Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA
Keynote title: Service focus and focused service composition

FedCSIS 2015

John F. Sowa
VivoMind Research, LLC
Keynote title : The Cognitive Cycle (download as pdf)
Presentation video
Interview video

Rick Glick
Infobright, Inc.
Keynote title : Current Trends in Analytic Databases
Presentation video
Interview video

Wojtek Kozaczynski
Microsoft, Redmond, WA, US
Keynote title : What has gone wrong in the cloud? Monitoring cloud infrastructure and things that run in it. (download as pdf)
Presentation video
Interview video

Mohammed Atiquzzaman
School of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma
Keynote title : Extending the Internet to Space (download as pdf)
Presentation video
Interview video

FedCSIS 2014

Marco Aiello
University of Groningen
Keynote title : EmPowering the Power Grid through ICT
Presentation slides (download as PDF)

Michael Luck (photo by Russel Sach)
King's College London
Keynote title : Toward Electronic Order

Irwin King
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Keynote title : Big Education in the Era of Big Data
Presentation slides (link to presentation materials)

Ivan Stojmenovic
Deakin University, Australia (on leave from  University of Ottawa, Canada)
Keynote title : Mobile Cloud, Crowd and Fog Computing, Communications and Sensing
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FedCSIS 2013

Wil van der Aalst
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Keynote title : Process Mining: Making Sense of Processes Hidden in Big Event Data
Presentation slides (download as PDF)

Barrett R. Bryant
University of North Texas
Keynote title : Grammarware, Semantics and Modelware
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Pedro José Marrón
University of Duisburg-Essen and Fraunhofer FKIE
Keynote title : Are we Ready to Go Large-Scale? Embedded Technologies for Smart Cities
Presentation slides (download as PDF)

Márta Nagy Rothengass
European Commission
DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Unit G3 - Data Value Chain
Keynote title : Data value chain in Europe
Presentation slides (download as PDF)

Jacek M. Zurada
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
2014 IEEE VP-Technical Activities (2013-Elect)
Keynote title : Nonnegative Matrix Factorization and Its Application to Pattern Analysis and Text Mining
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FedCSIS 2012

Ana Luisa Nobre Fred
Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Keynote title : Data Mining using Clustering Ensembles

Paweł Gepner
Keynote title : Race to Exascale with Intel Architecture

Janusz Górski
Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Keynote title : Using evidence based arguments to support trust

Thad Starner
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Keynote title : Wearable Computing: Through the Looking Glass

FedCSIS 2011

Bohdan Macukow 
Department of Computer Science and Numerical Methods, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Keynote title : What is Artificial Intelligence

Mike Hinchey 
Lero — the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland
Keynote title : Evolving Critical Systems

Andrzej Skowron
Institute of Mathematics (Section of Mathematical Logic), University of Warsaw, Poland
Keynote title : Rough Sets and Complex Vague Concepts

Klaus-Peter Fähnrich 
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Business Information Systems, University of Leipzig, Germany
Keynote title : Service Engineering as an important part of Service Science


Wolfgang Gentzsch 
Keynote title : HPC systems, grids and clouds

Francesca Toni
Department of Computing, Imperial College London
Keynote title : Argumentation to support intelligent agents in multi-agent systems


Stephan Pascall
Adviser, European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Directorate C
Keynote title : An all inclusive ERA in ICT RTD

Juliusz Lech Kulikowski 
Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS
Keynote title : Decision Making Supported by Fuzzy Deontological Statements

James Quentin Stafford-Fraser
Cambridge Visual Networks Ltd.. UK
Keynote title : From Concepts to Companies


Paolo Bresciani
European Commission
Keynote title : Software and Services in the Future Internet the 7th Framework Programme perspective

Mike Hinchey
University of Limerick, Ireland
Keynote title : You Can't Get There from Here! Problems and Potential Solutions in Developing New Classes of Complex Computing Systems


Jan Madey
University of Warsaw, Poland
Keynote title : Specification languages versus programming languages — a historical perspective

Janusz Kacprzyk
Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Keynote title : Human centric computing paradigms, computing with words, and intelligent decision support systems: a synergistic combination?
Presentation slides (download as PDF)