Guest of honor

Ioan Curtu

Professor dr. eng. dr. h. c. Ioan Curtu

"Transilvania" University of Brașov
Full member of Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences, Department of Technical Mechanics
Foreign member of Natural Sciences Academy from Russian Federation

Keynote Title: "Rheology in engineering sciences"

Bio: Professor dr. eng. dr. h. c. Ioan CURTU is full member of Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences, Department of Technical Mechanics and foreign member of Natural Sciences Academy from Russian Federation, president of ARTENS and member of professional associations: AGIR, SRMTA.
He obtained PhD. Degree at Brasov University (1972) – actually “Transilvania” University of Brașov, Romania, having a teaching and educational activity for over 45 years in domain of Materials Strength, Wood Rheology, Rheology, Mechanics of Wood. He was head of Department of Strength of Materials and Vibration (1986 – 2008). At present, he is PhD thesis scientific coordinator for 3 doctoral students, and 27 doctoral students have completed the PhD thesis, with the title of doctor engineer confirmed by Education and Research Ministry. His scientific activities are reflected in projects coordination (experience gathered in a multitude of national and European research projects: TEMPUS 2734: 1991–1994, Type D international Bank: 1998–2002, RELANSIN: 2002–2004, MATNANTECH: 2003–2004, CEEX 49, 211, 2019: 2006–2008, PNII 71-016: 2007-2010, etc.), 7 patent inventions and innovation certificates, author of over 450 published articles and scientific papers (in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Moldova, Austria, Slovenia, Portugal, Hungary, Estonia, South African Republic, Romania, etc.).
In the educational field, prof. dr. eng. Ioan CURTU was president of Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education ARACIS (2006-2013) and has participated in European agreements on themes linked to quality assurance in higher education as member of the management board or project manager: PHARE TVET 2004/2005/2006 – Technical Assistance within Projects, Quality Assurance in Romanian Higher Education in a European Context, Development of Academic Quality Management on a System and Institutional Level FSE – POSDRU 2008–2011, Quality and Leadership for Higher Education FSE–POSDRU 2008–2011, PhD Studies in Romania – Organizing Doctoral Schools FSE – POSDRU 2008–2011, PhD in Excellence Schools – Research in Quality Assessment in Universities and Increase in Visibility by Scientific Publishing FSE – POSDRU 2008–2011, Active adaptation of university education to labour market ANVELOPA non-allocated PHARE 2008 – 2009.

Keynote speaker

Miguel Ángel Sellés Cantó

Dr. Miguel Ángel Sellés Cantó

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Keynote Title: "Ironability in a precoated steel: New method to reduce VOC emissions in can manufacturing"

Bio: Dr. Miguel Ángel Sellés is Associate Professor at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. His research interests are tribology and bioengineering. He obtained his PhD thesis working at the BIO group, University of Notre Dame, USA.

He participated in several mobility programs on the field of tribology at University of Notre Dame (USA), Ostfalia University (Germany), Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Heilbronn University (Germany), Nürtinguen-Geislingen University (Germany) and University of Oradea (Romania).
Dr. Sellés is member of the Spanish Society of Manufacturing Engineering and technical chair of the International Tribology in Manufacturing Research Group. He has participated as session chair at international conferences such as “Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference MESIC” (Spain), “North American Manufacturing Research Conference NAMRC-SME “ (USA) and “ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC)” (USA).
Dr. Sellés has published 3 books, more than 20 book chapters and more than 40 scientific articles.

Yan Zhang

Dr. Yan Zhang

Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Keynote Title: "Cyber-Physical Smart Grid Systems"

Bio: Dr. Yan Zhang is currently Head of Department, Department of Networks at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway.

He received a PhD degree in School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is an associate editor or on the editorial board of a number of well-established journals. He also serves as the guest editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Intelligent Systems, ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems, Elsevier Computer Communications, and ERURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. He is currently serving the Book Series Editor for the book series on "Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications" (Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group). He serves as chair positions in a number of conferences, including IFIP Networking 2014, IFIP NTMS 2014, CHINACOM 2014, IEEE CLOUDCOM 2013, IEEE GREENCOM 2013, EUC 2012, MACOM 2011, IEEE AINA 2011, IWCMC 2010/2009, WICON 2010, BODYNETS 2010, BROADNETS 2009, ACM MOBIHOC 2008, and IEEE ISM 2007. He serves as TPC member for numerous international conference including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE WCNC, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE CCNC, IEEE ISM, and IEEE SMARTGRIDCOMM. His current research interests include: communications solutions for reliable and secure cyber-physical systems (e.g., transport, smart grid), machine-to-machine communications, Internet-of-Things, economic approaches (e.g., game theory) for networks performance optimization. In the related topics, he publishes regularly in prestigious journals, including IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He has been actively involved in several on-going and successfully completed Norway national and EU projects. He is currently serving as a management committee member or substitute member in several EU COST actions, including IC1004, IC0905, IC0902 and IC1303. He is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE VT society.

Predrag Dašić

Dr. eng. Predrag Dašić, prof.

High Technical Mechanical School of Professional Studies in Trstenik, Serbia

Keynote Title: "Status and analysis of reference journals indexed in SCI, SCI-E and SCI citation databases from Serbia and Romania"

Bio: Predrag Dašić is a professor for Web design, Production information systems (PIS) and Advanced machining processes at High Technical Mechanical School of Professional Studies in Trstenik (Serbia). He received a postgraduate thesis at University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 1985. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by Donbas State Engineering Academy (DSEA) in Kramatorsk (Ukraine).

His research interests are: programming, information systems (IS), production engineering, advanced machining processes, cutting tools, ceramic cutting tools, reliability, reliability analysis, statistical analysis, response surface methodology (RSM), design of experiments (DoE), bibliometric and citation analysis. Predrag Dašić is a member of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Patron member of the New York Academy of Science (NYAS), foreign member of the Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Sciences (UAES) and member of the Ukrainian Technological Academy (UTA). Also, he is the member of the following international and national associations: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), International Neural Network Society (INNS), European Neural Network Society (ENNS), International Association for Statistic Computing (IASC), International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), International Association of Engineers (IAEng), American Statistical Association (ASA), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), European Association for Programming Languages and Systems (EAPLS), European Association of Software Science and Technology (EASST), Danube Adria Association for Automation and Manufacturing (DAAAM) International, Serbian Chemical Society (SCS). He was elected for honorary director general of the International Biographical Centre (IBC) from Cambridge (England) in 2012. He placed in the staff of Advisory Directorate International (ADI) of the American Biographical Institute (ABI) from Raleigh (North Carolina – USA) in 2008. He is the chairman of the organization committee for following international conferences: "Research and Development in Mechanical Industry" (RaDMI) and "Economics and Management-Based on New Technologies" (EMoNT). Further, he is a member of scientific and program committee of more than 30 international conferences.
He is the editor and chief of following international journals: "Journal of Research and Development in Mechanical Industry" (JRaDMI) and "Journal of Economic and Management Based on New Technologies" (JEMoNT), published by SaTCIP Publisher Ltd. from Vrnjačka Banja (Serbia). Also, he is a member of the editorial boards of more than 15 international journals. He is also the guest editor of reference journal indexed in SCI-E: "Strojniški Vestnik - Journal of Mechanical Engineering", Vol. 55, No. 2 (February 2009), and the technical editor of journals: "IMK-14 Research and development" in 2005 and 2009 and "International Journal for Quality Research" in 2013.
Predrag Dašić has published more than 450 scientific articles, of which 15 papers in reference journal indexed in SCI and SCI-E, 150 papers in journals, 45 invitation papers and 240 papers at international and national conferences. He has also published 2 scientific monographs, 5 books and is the editor of more than 30 conference proceedings in printed and 15 in electronic form. His dictionary "100,000 technical and ICT abbreviations and acronyms" is currently in the publishing phase. His papers are cited in 60 articles without self-citation in the WoS and Scopus citation databases, more than 240 articles in the Google Scholar (GS) and more than 120 citations are in the doctoral dissertations and master's theses.
Also, the author has 3 patents and 2 technical improvements. He has developed 14 scientific software applications, for the application of theoretical and practical methods in solving practical engineering problems, which are successfully applied in practice and developed 2 Web presentations.
He has received numerous awards and honors most notably: Awards for innovation and technical improvement in 1984 and 1985 from company IMK "14 october" in Kruševac, Award for scientific-technical improvements and innovations in municipality Kruševac for the year 1987, Golden medal with character of Nikola Tesla for best patent in 2011 and 2013 from Association of Inventors and Author of Technical Improvements of Belgrade and etc.

Kovács Laszlo

Dr. habil. László Kovács

University of Miskolc, Department of Information Technology

Keynote Title: "Representation of Uncertainty in Concept Modeling"

Bio: Dr. habil László Kovács from University of Miskolc, Department of Information Technology is a well known specialist in knowledge modeling and data mining. He obtained a PhD degree in technical sciences from University of Miskolc, (HU).
Main teaching areas cover Database Systems, Database Administration, OLAP and Data Mining, XML-data management, Ontology Management.
The research interest of Dr. Kovács involves the following areas: soft computing, heuristic optimizations, ontology modeling in database systems, statistical grammar induction.
He participated in several mobility programs on the field of software engineering and database management at DEC Munich, University of Helsinki, University of Lisboa, University of Karlsruhe, University of Dortmund, University of Klagenfurt, University of Erlangen.
Dr Kovács has about 110 publications with 36 references. He is the Head of the Department and the leader of the research group on ontology-based grammar induction at University of Miskolc.

Dr. Eng. Béla Genge

Dr. Eng. Béla Genge

Department of Informatics, "Petru Maior" University of Tg. Mures, Romania

Keynote Title: "Non-intrusive techniques for vulnerability assessment of services in distributed systems"

Bio: Dr. Béla Genge is a Marie Curie Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Petru Maior University of Tg. Mures, Romania. He obtained his PhD from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania in the field of network security.
His research interests are: critical infrastructure protection (e.g., power plants, water plants, and the future electricity grid - Smart Grid), anomaly detection systems, and network security in general. In 2014 he has been awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (48 months). The research under this grant focuses on developing novel techniques for secure and resilient design of critical infrastructures. He authored and co-authored papers in prestigious journals (IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials, Communications of the ACM, IEEETransactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, International Journal on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering) and conferences/workshops (IFIP Networking, IFIP Critical Infrastructure Protection, European Workshop on System Security - EUROSEC, International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security - CRITIS, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies). He is a reviewer for journals including IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering, and Journal of Information Processing Systems. Before his employment at Petru Maior University Dr. Béla Genge was a post-doctoral researcher (2010 to 2013) at Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy where we conducted experimental network security research on cyber-physical systems.
Dr. Béla Genge is the main founder of Network and Information Security group in Petru Maior University of Tg. Mures.

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