Keynotes Speakers

6G: Vision, Requirements, Technical Challenges, Standardization & Implementations
Shahid Mumtaz, PhD, CEng, FIET, SMIEEE

6G is the next step in the evolution of mobile communication and will be a key component of the Networked Society. In particular, 5G will accelerate the development of the Virtual world. To enable connectivity for a wide range of applications and use cases, the capabilities of 6G wireless access must extend far beyond those of previous generations of mobile communications. Examples of these capabilities include ultra high data rates, ultra low latency, ultra-high reliability, energy efficiency and extreme device densities, and will be realized by the development of 5G in combination with new radio-access technologies. Therefore, this talk explains the different key technology components of 6G and from implementation to standardization.

Avignon University, France
Abderrahim Benslimane

Abderrahim Benslimane is Full Professor of Computer-Science at the Avignon University/France since 2001. He has the French award for Doctoral supervision and Research 2017-2021. He has been recently an International Expert at the French Ministry of Foreign and European affairs (2012-2016). He served as a coordinator of the Faculty of Engineering and head of the Research Center in Informatics at the French University in Egypt. He was attributed the French award of Scientific Excellency (2011-2014). He has been as Associate Professor at the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard since September 1994. He obtained the title to supervise researches (HDR 2000) from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France.

Avignon University, France
George Proeller

George Proeller is an Information Systems Security Engineer, Architect, and Manager with more than 30 years’ government and commercial sector Information Technology Systems (ITS) experience focusing on Information Assurance/Computer Network Security. Dr. Proeller’s experience encompasses all aspects of information systems life cycle from requirements definition through development and deployment to follow-on test and evaluation to decommissioning. He is a published author and frequent invited speaker at national and international security and IT conferences, serves on university Information Security Education Advisory committees, is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE, has served on the ISACA Test Enhancement Subcommittee for the CISM exam, as a member of the Information Systems Security Association International Board of Directors, and is an adjunct Professor of Computer Science concentrating on Security of Enterprise Information Systems. George is a recipient of the ISSA President’s Award for Public Service, has been inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame, and received ISSA’s highest honor of Distinguished Fellow. George holds an MBA; MS degrees in Software Engineering, Project Management, and Information Security; and a Doctorate in Enterprise Information Systems.

 Computational Intelligence for Computational Biology
Carlos Peña


Head of the Computational Intelligence for Computational Biology group 
Group Leader at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatic
Head Biomedical Applications domain
Institute for Information and Communication Technologies
School of Business and Engineering Vaud
University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland
Full professor in computer engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland at the Yverdon site (HEIG-VD). Leader of the Biomedical Applications Axis at the ICT department which belongs to the Health, Engineering and Economics (HEE) group.