Keynote Speakers

Wil van der Aalst

Tentative title: Process Cubes: Discovering Enterprise Dynamics Using Multiple Dimensions Wil van der Aalst is a full professor of Information Systems at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). He is also the Academic Supervisor of the International Laboratory of Process-Aware Information Systems of the National Research University, Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Moreover, since 2003 he has a part-time appointment at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). At TU/e he is the scientific director of the Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e).

His personal research interests include workflow management, process mining, Petri nets, business process management, process modeling, and process analysis. Wil van der Aalst has published more than 165 journal papers, 17 books (as author or editor), 350 refereed conference/workshop publications, and 60 book chapters. Many of his papers are highly cited (he has an H-index of more than 104 according to Google Scholar, making him the European computer scientist with the highest H-index) and his ideas have influenced researchers, software developers, and standardization committees working on process support.

He has been a co-chair of many conferences including the Business Process Management conference, the International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, the International conference on the Application and Theory of Petri Nets, and the IEEE International Conference on Services Computing. He is also editor/member of the editorial board of several journals, including Computing, Distributed and Parallel Databases, Software and Systems Modeling, the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, the International Journal on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures, Computers in Industry, Business & Information Systems Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, and Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency.

In 2012, he received the degree of doctor honoris causa from Hasselt University. In 2013, he was appointed as Distinguished University Professor of TU/e and was awarded an honorary guest professorship at Tsinghua University. He is also a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen) and the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea).

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Bartel Van De Walle

Tentative title: Interopability in disasters: findings from the typhoon Haiyan humanitarian response

Dr. Bartel Van de Walle is a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Information Management, Tilburg School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) and visiting professor at Harbin Engineering University (China). He served as a staff advisor on science policy to the Flemish minister of science and innovation in 2010-2011, and is board member of the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) since 2010.

He received his MSc and his PhD in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Ghent University (Belgium). His dissertation research was on decision support for individuals and groups, two areas which are still at the core of his current research interests at the intersection of information and communication technologies and the (humanitarian) crisis management domain.

Bartel has published nearly 100 reviewed papers in proceedings of international conferences and journals. He has served as a reviewer, advisor or consultant for the American, Dutch and Flemish National Science Foundations, the European Commission, and the United Nations (ISDR, OCHA and WHO). Bartel received a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship in 2005 for his research on threat rigidity and computer-mediated communication and decision making.

Bartel co-founded the international Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Community in 2004, and has since co-organized special sessions, tracks, international workshops, conferences and PhD Summer Schools in Europe, the USA and China. Bartel was elected founding chair of the Board of the ISCRAM Association, established as an international non-profit organization in Belgium in 2009.

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

Tentative title: Collaborative networks: a mechanism for enterprise agility and resilience

Prof. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos is currently head of the Robotics and Integrated Manufacturing Group at the New University of Lisbon. He is also the leader of the Collaborative Networks and Distributed Industrial Systems (CoDIS) research group at the UNINOVA institute. He has participated in many international and national projects, both as a researcher and as a project coordinator.

Currently he is the scientific director of the FP7 project GloNet on collaborative networks for service-enhanced products. His main areas of current research include: virtual enterprises, virtual organizations, and professional virtual communities, coordination and workflow for distributed business processes, multi-agent systems, intelligent manufacturing systems, systems integration, ICT and ageing. He was founder and chairman of the IFIP COVE working group WG5.5, and also the founder and current chairman of SOCOLNET (Society of Collaborative Networks).

Prof. Camarinha-Matos has been involved in the organization and program committees of more than 290 international conferences, with particular reference to the IEEE/IFIP BASYS series of conferences on balanced automation systems (as founder), the IFIP PRO-VE series of conferences on virtual enterprises / collaborative networks (as founder, and program chair), and DoCEIS - IFIP/IEEE Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (founder and conference chair). He has edited various issues of journals and books, and he has more than 360 publications in journals, conferences proceedings and book chapters.

He has also been reviewer and evaluator of projects for the European Commission and other programs (Portugal, Brazil, Ireland, Czech Republic, Norway, Hong Kong, Estonia, and Argentina).

In 2009 he received the Doctor Honoris Causa award by the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.

Gérald Santucci

Tentative title: H2020: Innovation challenges

Gérald Santucci was appointed in July 2012 as head of the unit Knowledge Sharing at the European Commission's Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). He promotes an organisational culture where everyone can know what goes on around them, where learning is constant and ideas flow in all directions, where there are systematic linkages between policy, regulation and research, and where insights and judgements as well as documents and facts are shared with a view to continuously adding value. He also explore the potential of open government data and Big Data to foster the transformation of government into innovative, open and collaborative government at all levels.

Gérald is an economist by profession. He holds a master’s degree from the Institute for Political Studies in Paris and a PhD in microeconomics from the University of Paris 12 Val-de-Marne. Between March 2007 and June 2012, Gérald was head of the unit Networked Enterprise & Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that managed a portfolio of some 50 Research and Innovation projects grouped around two clusters – Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES) and Internet of Things (IERC). Under his leadership, the European Commission adopted a communication on RFID (March 2007), a recommendation on the implementation of privacy and data protection principles in RFID-enabled applications (May 2009), and a communication on the Internet of Things (June 2009).

Sergio Gusmeroli

Tentative title: Enterprise Interoperability in the Internet of the Future: experiences and future outlook

Corporate Research Director TXT e-Solutions SpA.

After several experiences in IT research and commercial delivery in several industrial domains such as manufacturing, energy, environment, space and defence, since July 2000, Sergio Gusmeroli became TXT Corporate Research Director, counting now more than 20 researchers located in the TXT laboratories of Milano, Genoa and Bari. In the specific field of ICT infrastructures and architectures for enterprise interoperability and collaboration, his main research activities have been focusing on the following 3 major themes:

In European Commission FP7 research programme, Dr. Sergio Gusmeroli has been Technical Coordinator of the COIN Integrated Project (COllaboration and INteroperability for networked enterprises) and is currently Coordinator of the FP7 Factories of the Future MSEE Integrated Project (Manufacturing SErvice Ecosystem) and of the FP7 Future Internet FITMAN Phase II Trial about Future Internet Technologies in Manufacturing.