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Program Co-Chairs

Víctor Méndez Muñoz
Mind the Byte & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB

Brief Bio
Dr. Víctor Méndez Muñoz has a main background in big data management and distributed systems. He participated in scientific international projects in physics and bioinformatics like AGATA, LHCb, ENRM and EISCAT, collaborating with several more. Currently, he is Head of Software Development at Mind the Byte, a bioinformatics company specializing in computational drug discovery using a pay-per-use SaaS platform (Software as a Service). He also works in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) as a part time professor. He holds the program chair in INSTICC conferences in the fields of cloud computing, big data, complexity and the internet of things, as well as editorial collaboration in some journals of high impact. ... More >>

Farshad Firouzi
IMEC/Katholieke Univ. Leuven

Brief Bio
is a senior researcher and program manager at MSG Systems AG, Germany working in the fields of statistics, machine learning, neuromorphic computing, IoT, Big Data, and eHealth. Prior to joining MSG Systems, he was senior scientist at KU Leuven, KIT, SRC, and SI LAB. Dr. Firouzi is the author of more than 40 journals and conference papers. He has served as reviewer (e.g. IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, Elsevier Microelectronics Reliability, Elsevier Microelectronics, etc.), managing guest editor (e.g. TVLSI, FGCS, TCAD), Program Chair (e.g., Complexis) and program committee member in several conferences (e.g. ICCAD, ATS, etc.). ... More >>

Ernesto Estrada
University of Strathclyde
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Professor Estrada has an internationally leading reputation for shaping and developing the study of complex networks. His expertise ranges in the areas of network structure, algebraic network theory, dynamical systems on networks and the study of random models of networks. He has a distinguished track record of high-quality publications, which has attracted more than 8,000 citations. His h-index (number of papers with at least h citations) is 51. His publications are in the areas of network theory and its applications to social, ecological, engineering, physical, chemical and biological real -world problems. Professor Estrada has published two text books on network sciences both published by Oxford University Press in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He has demonstrated a continuous international leadership in his field where he has been invited and plenary speaker at the major conferences in network sciences and applied mathematics. ... More >>


Enrique Abad, University of Extremadura, Spain
Jason Alfredo Carlson Gallas, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Hany Ammar, West Virginia University, United States
Marcio Argollo de Menezes, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Tomaso Aste, University College London, United Kingdom
Matteo Beccaria, Università del Salento, Italy
Christophe Berenguer, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Gilles Bernot, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom
Bruce Boghosian, Tufts University, United States
Raffaella Burioni, Università di Parma, Italy
Vincenza Carchiolo, Universita di Catania, Italy
Guoqian Chen, Peking University, China
Richard Clegg, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Carmen-Eugenia Costea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Martin Crane, Dublin City University, Ireland
Regino Criado, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Jose B Cruz Jr, National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines, Philippines
Guillaume Deffuant, Irstea, France
Jean-Charles Delvenne, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Bayram Deviren, Nevsehir University, Turkey
Francesco Di Maio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Craig Douglas, University of Wyoming, United States
Duccio Fanelli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Bahar Farahani, Pirouzan Group, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Francesco Fontanella, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy
Guido Germano, University Colllege London, United Kingdom
Jean-Marc Girault, Tours University, France
Martín Gomez Ravetti, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jesus Gomez-Gardenes, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Jean-Loup Guillaume, Université de la Rochelle, France
Dilek Günneç, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Chris Hankin, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Yurij Holovatch, Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Acad. Sci. of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine
Edward Huang, George Mason University, United States
Sabir Jacquir, Université de Bourgogne-Franche Comté, France
Rushed Kanawati, LIPN CNRS UMR 7030, France
Jasleen Kaur, Philips Research North America, United States
Hyoungshick Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russian Federation
Krzysztof Kulakowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
José Lages, CNRS / Institut UTINAM - Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics group, France
Tao Li, Nankai University, China
Adolfo lopez-paredes, Valladolid University, Spain
Krzysztof Malarz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Alexandre Martinez, University of S. Paulo, Brazil
Matus Medo, Fribourg University, Switzerland
Eunika Mercier-Laurent, University Lyon3, France
Marija Mitrovic Dankulov, Institute of Physics Belgrade, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Jinzhong Niu, City University of New York, United States
A. Murat Ozbayoglu, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Fragkiskos Papadopoulos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Faustino Prieto, University of Cantabria, Spain
Francisco Prieto-Castrillo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Grzegorz Redlarski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Antonio Scala, Institute for Complex Systems (ISC), CNR, Universita` degli Studi "La Sapienza", Italy
Björn Schuller, Imperial College London & University of Passau, United Kingdom
Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Roberto Serra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Yongtang Shi, Nankai University, China
Mohammad Shojafar, Sapienza University di Roma, Rome, Italy
Seung-Woo Son, Hanyang University, KOREA, Korea, Republic of
Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, INAOE, Mexico
Sandro Vaienti, Centre de Physique Theorique, France
Miguel Valencia Ustárroz, Foundation for Applied Medical Research / Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Imre Varga, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Sandro Wimberger, Parma University, Italy
Min Xie, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Muhittin Yilmaz, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), United States
Soon-Hyung Yook, Kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of
Massimiliano Zanin, INNAXIS Foundation and Research Institute, Spain
Dmitry Zinoviev, Suffolk University, United States

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