Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jalel Ben-Othman,
University of Paris 13, France

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 was an Assistant Professor at the University of Orsay (Paris 11) and University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles from 2000 to 2011. He is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011. 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 several best papers award (IWCMC'16, EUSPN'14, ICC'11 AHSM, ICCIT'11), 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 IEEE communications letters (IEEE COMML), IEEE comsoc Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN) and International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services IJANS. He is also an Associate Editor of Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems (wiley IJCS). He has served as general chair of the international conference on wireless networks and mobile communications (WINCOM'15), program chair of IEEE New technologies mobility and security (NTMS'15). He has also served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom and ICC conferences for Ad hoc and Sensor Networking, wireless network and wireless communication symposiums (ICC'17, GC'16, ICC'16, GC'14, ICC'14, ICC'12, GC'11, GC'10 ), since 2011 for International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC) and other conferences and workshops (VTC'14, ComComAp'13, ICNC'12, WCSP'12, Q2SWinet'12, P2MNET'11, WLN'10, WLN'09....). 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.



Prof. Herwig Unger,
University of Hagen, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Herwig Unger got his PhD with a work on Petri Net transformation in 1994 from the Technical University of Ilmenau and his habilitation with a work on large distributed systems from the University of Rostock in 2000. Since 2006, he is a full professor at the FernUniversit?t in Hagen and the head of the Chair of Communication Networks. His research interests are in self-organization, adaptive and learning systems, Internet algorithms and simulation systems.