2023 Keynote Speakers


Prof. Leopoldo Angrisani (IEEE Fellow)
University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Leopoldo Angrisani is Full Professor of Electrical and Electronic Measurements with the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. He is also Chair of the Board of the Ph.D. Program ICTH - Information and Communication Technology for Health - and General Manager/Director of CeSMA – Center of Advanced Measurement and Technology Services - of University of Naples Federico II.
His research activity is currently focused on Internet of Things and cyber-physical measurement systems; green soft-growing sensors; measurement sustainability; measurement uncertainty; measurements for Industry 4.0; communication systems and networks test and measurement.
He was and is currently involved in many industrial research projects, in cooperation with small, medium and great enterprises, for which he played and is currently playing the role of scientific coordinator. He is currently the Coordinator of the Technical/Scientific Committee of MedITech – one of the eight Italian Competence Centers on I4.0 enabling technologies.
He is Fellow Member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement and Communications Societies, Chair of the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society Italy Chapter, Honorary Chairman of the first (M&N 2019) and second (M&N 2022) edition of the IEEE International Symposium on Measurements & Networking, General Chairman of the second edition (MetroInd4.0&IoT 2019) of the IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT, and General Chairman of the first edition (IEEE MeAVeAS 2023) of the IEEE International Workshop on Measurements and Applications in Veterinary and Animal Sciences. He is vice-chair of the Italian Association “GMEE-Electrical and Electronic Measurements Group”, and corresponding member of the Accademia Pontaniana in Naples, the oldest Italian academy, with almost 600 years of history, which has always brought together renowned Neapolitan scholars.
In 2009, he was awarded the IET Communications Premium for the paper entitled “Performance measurement of IEEE 802.11b-based networks affected by narrowband interference through cross-layer measurements” (published in IET Communications, vol. 2, No. 1, January 2008).
The IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society Italy Chapter, which he has been chairing since 2015, was awarded in 2016 the prestigious recognition “I&M Society Best Chapter Award” by the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society, in 2017 the prestigious recognition “Most Improved Membership Chapter for 2016” by the IEEE Italy Section, in 2018 the prestigious recognition “Most Innovative Chapter 2018” by the IEEE Italy Section, and in 2021 the prestigious recognition "Chapter of the Year 2021" by the IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle Est, Africa).
In 2021, he was awarded the prestigious recognition “2021 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award” with the following citation “For contributions in the advancement of innovative methods and techniques for communication systems test and measurement”.


Prof. Hesham H. Ali
University of Nebraska Omaha, USA

Speech Title: Exciting Recent Results in Big Data Analytics using Complex Networks and Population Analysis

Abstract: We live in data-rich societies. The availability of all types of data in many application domains continues to grow, and data collection mechanisms continue to expand in number and sophistication. In such scenario, researchers who try to mine knowledge from the available data continue to play the catchup game and struggle to get the most out of the raw data. It may be argued that extracting useful, and in some cases critical, knowledge from the available raw data can be considered as the single most outstanding research problem of our generation. Developing innovative data integration and mining techniques along with clever computational methods to implement them will be critical in addressing such problem and taking advantage of the many associated opportunities. This talk demonstrates how graph modeling and population analysis can be used to model heterogenous data and solve complex problems in various applications. Exciting recent results from three case studies are presented to validate this claim and show how using graphs/networks can be applied to address major challenges in numerous scientific domains. The talk will include case studies related to critical applications domains in biomedical informatics and healthcare, wireless sensors and wearable devices, and safety of engineering infrastructures.

Hesham H. Ali is a Professor of Computer Science and the director of the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) Bioinformatics Core Facility. He served as the Lee and Wilma Seemann Distinguished Dean of the College of Information Science and Technology at UNO between 2006 and 2021. He has published numerous articles in various IT areas including scheduling, distributed systems, data analytics, wireless networks, and Bioinformatics. He has also published two books in scheduling and graph algorithms, and several book chapters in Bioinformatics. He has been serving as the PI or Co-PI of several projects funded by NSF, NIH and Nebraska Research Initiative in the areas of data analytics, wireless networks and Bioinformatics. He has also been leading a Research Group that focuses on developing innovative computational approaches to model complex biomedical systems and analyze big bioinformatics data. The research group is currently developing several next generation big data analytics tools for analyzing large heterogeneous biological and health data associated with various biomedical research areas, particularly projects associated with infectious diseases, microbiome studies, early childhood development and aging research. He has also been leading two projects for developing secure and energy-aware wireless infrastructure to address tracking and monitoring problems in medical environments, particularly to study mobility profiling for advancing healthy aging research and personalized healthcare.


Prof. Sergei Gorlatch
University of Muenster, Germany

Sergei Gorlatch is Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Muenster (Germany) since 2003. Earlier he was Associate Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Assistant Professor at the University of Passau, and Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, all in Germany. Prof. Gorlatch has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in renowned international books, journals and conferences. He was principal investigator in several international research and development projects in the field of software for parallel, distributed, Grid and Cloud systems and networking, funded by the European Community and by German national bodies.