Keynote Speakers

Prof. Petia Radeva,
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Petia Radeva is a Full professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), PI of the Consolidated Research Group “Computer Vision and Machine Learning” at the University of Barcelona (CVUB) at UB ( and Senior researcher in Computer Vision Center ( She was PI of UB in 4 European, 3 international and more than 20 national projects devoted to applying Computer Vision and Machine learning for real problems like food intake monitoring (e.g. for patients with kidney transplants and for older people). Petia Radeva is a REA-FET-OPEN vice-chair since 2015 on, and international mentor in the Wild Cards EIT program since 2017.

She is an Associate editor of Pattern Recognition journal (Q1) and International Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (Q2).
Petia Radeva has been awarded IAPR Fellow since 2015, ICREA Academia assigned to the 30 best scientists in Catalonia for her scientific merits since 2014, received several international awards (“Aurora Pons Porrata” of CIARP, Prize “Antonio Caparrós” for the best technology transfer of UB, etc).

She supervised 18 PhD students and published more than 100 SCI journal publications and 250 international chapters and proceedings, her Google scholar h-index is 44 with more than 7600 cites and WOS h-index: 79.

Currently, member of:
Computer Vision and Machine Learning at the University of Barcelona (CVUB)
Computer Vision Center (CVC)
Institute of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona (IMUB)
IAPR Fellow
Asociación Española de Reconocimiento de Formas y Análisis de Imágenes (AERFAI)

Prof. Eduard Siemens, 
The Anhalt University of Applied Sciences,Germany

2010-today Professorship for communicaiton technologies. Head of the Future Internet Lab Anhalt (FILA), Anhalt University of Applied Sciences 
2015-2018 Adjunct professor for embedded systems at the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
2011-2015 Chair of the board, Tixel GmbH
2008-2011 Founder and CEO of the Tixel GmbH, Hannover 
2005-2008 Senior R&D Engineer, Thomson Corporate Research. Development of transport protocols for the multi-gigabit data transport in IP networks
2005 Conferral of a doctorate at the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of the University of Hannover. Topic: "Untersuchung und Bewertung der Dienstgüte und Netzwerk-Performance in IP-basierten Netzen" (Analysis and Assessment of QoS and network performance in IP networks).
2000-2005 Research staff at the chair of Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, University of Hannover 
2005 Graduated to diploma engineer in electrical engineering 
1995-2000 Study of electrical engineering (diploma-engineer) at University of Hannover

Research activities
transport protocols for big data transport: development of transport protocols for multi-gigabit end-to-end data transport over long distances.
cloud computing and big data infrastructures
communication systems for distributed energy production and for raising energy efficiency in the energy consumption. Autarc energy systems
use of Linux (non-RT/RT) in industrial processes
detailled contents can be found on the web site of FILA

Central activities at the university and the faculty
head of the examination board
member of the Senate of the univeristy (2004-2008)
member of the research council of the university
commisioner for stratups and spin-offs of the faculty
coordinator of the Double Degree programme "Communication and Embedded Systems", joinlty conducted between the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and several universities in Macedonia, Ukraine and Russia
coordination of research activities with several universities in Europe, Asia and US

Prof. Axel Sikora, 
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Dipl. Wirt.-Ing., is a professor at Offenburg University in Germany, where he serves as scientific director of the Institute of Reliable Embedded Systems and Communication Electronics (ivESK). Also, he is deputy member of the board and head of the business unit Software Solutions of Hahn-Schickard Association of Applied Research, one of the leading state-funded research institutes in Southwest Germany. 

Prof. Sikora has around 20 years of experience in national and international R&D projects. He is author and co-author, editor and co-editor of several textbooks and of more than 180 scientific journal and conference papers. Also, he is member of the steering board of the Embedded World Conference, the largest European conference on this topic, scientific advisor to the annual Wireless Congress and "Internet of Things"-Conference, and organizer and program committee member of multiple other conferences. 

His major interest is in the system development of efficient, energy-aware, autonomous, secure, and value-added algorithms and protocols for wired and wireless embedded communication.

Prof. Orlando Belo
University of Minho, Portugal

Orlando Belo ( is Associate Professor, with Habilitation, in the Department of Informatics at University of Minho, Portugal. He is a member of the Department of Informatics at University of Minho since 1986, and a member of the ALGORITMI R&D Centre, at the same university, working in Business Intelligence and Business Analytics, with particular emphasis in areas involving Databases, Data Warehousing Systems, Data Analysis, and Data Visualization.

During the last few years he was involved with several projects in the decision support systems area designing and implementing computational platforms for specific applications, such as fraud detection and control in telecommunication systems, data quality evaluation, and ETL systems for industrial data warehousing systems. He received a 5-year degree in Systems and Informatics Engineering in 1986, done “Provas de Aptidão Pedagógica e Capacidade Científica” (MSc equivalent) in 1991 in Expert Systems, finished its Ph.D. thesis in Multi-Agent System in 1998 in the Department of Informatics at University of Minho, and got his Habilitation in 2013 in Data Warehousing Systems. He published several scientific works, most of them in international conferences with peer reviewing, related to his main researching areas, with particular emphasis in Business Intelligence, Business Analytics, Data Warehousing Systems, On-Line Analytical Processing, and Data Mining applications.