Professor. Jalel Ben-othman
University of Paris 13, France
Dr. Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Orsay (Paris 11) and University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles from 2000 to 2011. He is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011.
Dr. Ben-Othman research interests are in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, Broadband Wireless Networks, multi-services bandwidth management in WLAN (IEEE 802.11), WMAN (IEEE 802.16), WWAN (LTE), VANETS, Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks, security in wireless networks in general and wireless sensor and ad hoc networks in particular. His work appears in highly respected international journals and conferences, including, IEEE ICC, Globecom, LCN, MSWIM, VTC, PIMRC etc. He has supervised and co-supervised several graduate students in these areas. He is widely known for his work on wireless ad hoc and sensor Networks, in particular, security. He gave several talks on these topics, as Keynote in conferences Road Transportation System Strategy and Standardization (Korea), WCCCS'13, NSERC DIVA Distinguished Lecture Series (Canada), P2MNET'10, PEDISWESA'09, and as invited talks in GIST (Korea), Seoul National University, KRRI (Korea), USTHB (Algieria), Fes University (Marocco), Hanoi Science and Technology University (Vietnam), Reims (France), Martinique (France), University of Ottawa (Canada), INRS (Canada), Gliwice (Pologne), and many more.
He was the recipient of the IEEE COMSOC Communication Software technical committee Recognition Award in 2016, the IEEE computer society Meritorious Service Award in 2016, and he is a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society, AHSN Exceptional Service and Contribution Award in 2018 and the VEHCOM Fabio Neri award in 2018. He is currently in steering committee of IEEE Transaction on Mobile computing (IEEE TMC), a senior Editor of IEEE communication letters (IEEE COMML) an editorial board member of several journals (IEEE Networks, JCN, IJCS, SPY, Sensors, …). He has also served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom and ICC conferences and other conferences as (WCNC, IWCMC, VTC, ComComAp, ICNC, WCSP, Q2SWinet, P2MNET, WLN,....). He was the chair of the IEEE Ad Hoc and sensor networks technical committee January 2016-2018, he was previously the vice chair and secretary for this committee. He has been appointed as IEEE COMSOC distinguished lecturer from 2015 to 2018 and he is currently IEEE VTS distinguished lecturer where he did several tours all around the world. He is member of IEEE technical services board since 2016.
Professor. Piet Kommers
University of Twente, Netherlands
Dr. Piet Kommers is an early pioneer in media for cognitive- and social support. His doctoral research explored methods for hypertext and concept mapping in learning. Since 1982 he developed educational technology fir teacher training. His main thesis is that technology is catalytic for human ambition and awareness. His main function is associate professor in the University in Twente, The Netherlands and adjunct/visiting professor in various countries. He taught more than fifteen bachelor-, master- and PhD courses and supervised more than 30 PhD students.
He instigated and coordinated the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Cognitive Technologies in 1990 and a large series of Joint European Research Projects in: authoring multimedia, web-based learning, teacher education, virtual 3d worlds, constructivist learning, social media, web-based communities and international student exchange.
UNESCO awarded his work in ICT for Education in Eastern Europe with the title of Honorary Professor. The Capital Normal University in Beijing awarded his work with the title of Honorary Doctor. He is member of advisory boards in ministries of education and academia of sciences in Singapore, Finland and Russia.
Piet Kommers is the initiator of the international journal for web-based communities and overall chair of the IADIS conferences on societal applications of ICT. Since the late nineties he gave more than 40 invited and keynote lectures at main conferences in the fields of education, media and communication.
His books and journal articles address the social and intellectual transformations at each transition from “traditional” into the “new” media. Instead of regarding media as extrapolating, supplanting, vicarious or even disruptive, Piet’s view is that new media elicit and seduce both individuals and organizations to reconsider human nature and challenge existential awareness at that very moment. His main publications and citation score can be found here.
His workshop templates and experiences have been implemented into the UNESCO IITE reports, policy briefings and Master Course. The books and journal articles of Piet Kommers reach the level of 5012 citations and the h-index of 30.