Keynote/Invited Speakers

Dharma P. Agrawal

Dharma P. Agrawal has been the OBR Distinguished Professor at the University of Cincinnati, since August 1998. He is coauthor of textbooks Introduction to Wireless and Mobile System (3rd edition), and Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (2nd edition) and co-edited Encyclopedia on Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing. He is the Fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, NAI, IACSIT, and WIF. He is a Golden Core member of the IEEE-CS and recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He has published over 650 articles, 29 keynote speeches, 42 intensive courses, 7 patents and 25 invention disclosures, supervised 70 Ph.D. dissertations and led UCBT Bluetooth package. His research interests include applications of sensor networks in monitoring Parkinson’s disease patients and neurosis, applications of sensor networks in monitoring fitness of athletes’ personnel wellness, applications of sensor networks in monitoring firefighters physical condition in action, efficient secured communication in Sensor networks, secured group communication in Vehicular Networks, use of Femto cells in LTE technology and interference issues, heterogeneous wireless networks, and resource allocation and security in mesh networks for 4G technology.

Osvaldo Gervasi

He is Researcher and Aggregate Professor at Perugia University since 2001. His research interests ranges from Computational Chemistry, Computational Science, HPC, Virtual Reality, Web Programming and developed some tools for improving tele-rehabilitation techniques. He received a PhD in Computational Chemisty from Barcelona University, Spain and a Master degree in Chemistry from Perugia University, Italy. He is Senior Member of IEEE and ACM and member of The Internet Society and co-founder of the ISOC Italian Chapter, member of The Document Foundation (TDF) and co-founder of LibreItalia and LibreUmbria. He published 75 paper on scientific journals and peer reviewed conference proceedings, coordinated 4 PhD Thesis, delivered 4 Plenary Lectures, Co-edited 46 books of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (edited by Springer), four books of Communications in Computer and Information Science (edited by Springer), 8 volumes edited by Conference Publishing System (IEEE) and a volume edited by ACM (Web3D 2007). He edited several Special Issues of International Journals: Co-Editor of the Special Issue of Virtual Reality (I.F. = 0.341); Co-Editor of the Special Issue on Computational Science of the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (I.F. = 0.845), Issue 23, N. 5 (2011); Co-Editor of the Special Issue: Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (I.F.=2.880) Volume 2012 (2012), and others. He is member of the Editorial Board of the following scientific journals: Virtual Reality (2012 I.F.: 0.341, edited by Springer); Transactions on Computational Science (edited by Springer); International Journal of Energy, Information and Communications (edited by Science and Engineering Research Support soCiety, SERSC, Korea). He is reviewer of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France.

The title of his presentation is, "May technology strengthen tele-rehabilitation processes?"

Expert Talk: Richard Wallace

Dr. Richard Wallace has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Oregon and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire. For the last 13 years he has worked at the Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C), recently rechristened as the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, at University College Cork in Ireland. After approximately a decade of work in the behavioural sciences (working both in cognitive psychology and animal behaviour), Dr. Wallace switched to computer science. He has worked primarily in the area of constraint satisfaction for the last 25 years, first as a research associate with Eugene Freuder in New Hampshire and then as a Senior Staff Scientist at 4C. During this time he has made numerous contributions to the field, including significant work on partial constraint satisfaction, local consistency, dynamic constraint satisfaction problems, and heuristics for ordering search. He has also made some contributions in the areas of multi-criteria decision analysis and applying optimization techniques to problems in environmental science.

He will be giving a talk titled: "The Ineluctable Entanglement of Human and Artificial Intelligence"

Important Dates

1 Jan 2014: Call for Papers

15 Aug 2014: Workshop proposal submission

15 Aug 2014: Paper submission

15 Aug 2014: Poster submission

15 Aug 2014: Tutorial proposal submission

25 Aug 2014: Organiser notification (workshops)

25 Aug 2014: Workshop position paper submission

25 Sept 2014: Author notification (papers and posters)

25 Sept 2014: Presenter notification (tutorials)

25 Sept 2014: Workshop participant notification

5 Oct 2014: Revised paper submission

5 Oct 2014: Camera ready paper submission

28 Oct 2014: Postgraduate symposium

29-31 Oct 2014: ICAST 2014 Conference in Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria