Keynote Speakers I


Prof. Ezendu Ariwa,

University of Bedfordshire, UK

Professor Ezendu Ariwa is Professor of Practice in Computing at the University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, Faculty of Computer Science and Technology. He also holds the position of Visiting Professor, Gulf University, Bahrain, Visiting Professor, University of Lagos, Nigeria and Visiting Professor, Kano State Polytechnics, Nigeria as well as Visiting Affiliate of the Green IT Observatory, RIMT University, Australia and Visiting Affiliate of ICT University, USA. He also holds the position of Director - Technical and Non-Executive Director and Research Professor for Enterprise Projects at Sun Bio IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd, India. He is also a member of the Elite Group of The British Computer Society (BCS), member of British Institute of Facilities Management and Fellow of Global Strategic Management, Inc., Michigan, USA and Member of the UK Council for Health Informatics. He is the Co-ordinator of the Digital Enterprise Research Group (DERG), African Research in Business Group (ARBG) and working with the team to achieve African Business and Enterprise Research Observatory (ABERO) at the London Metropolitan Business School. The ABERO achieved good collaboration with multicultural SMEs in the United Kingdom, with respect to mentoring and working on joint professional development enterprise programmes. He has experience of doctoral research supervision as well as doctoral external examiner for various Universities both in the UK and internationally. He has a good research profile and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS), Journal of E-Technology, and the Associate Editor of the International Journal of E-Politics and the Associate Editor of International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST). He is a member of Policy Co-ordination Committee of the International Research Foundation for Development (A Corporation of NGO in special Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations). His research interest includes: Green Technology and Corporate Sustainability, Strategic Information Systems, E-Learning and Knowledge Management, Consumer Electronics and Broadcast Technology, ICT for Development and Facilities Management, Knowledge Transfer in Developing Economy, Open Learning and Social Enterprise, Green Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, Social Media and Energy Management Systems.


Keynote Speakers II

Prof. Tayeb Mohammed-Brahim

Université de Rennes, France

Tayeb Mohammed-Brahim is currently professor in Rennes 1 University (France), Head of Microelectronics & Microsensors Department of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes and Director of the Common Center on Microelectronics in the west of France. He got his PhD (Doctorat d'Etat) in Paris-XI University (France) and he founded the thin-film Laboratory in Algiers University (Algeria). Then he moved to Caen University (France) where he created the reliability Laboratory. After that and since 2000, he moved to Rennes 1 University where he became on 2007 the head of Microelectronics Group becoming the Microelectronics and Microsensors Department after 2012. He is mainly involved in the field of thin film and nanowire devices based on amorphous, micro-poly crystalline silicon films or organic films: Photovoltaic cells, Thin Film Transistors for flat panel displays and OLEDs, chemical and mechanical sensors. Presently, his main activities focus on flexible electronics. He is author of more than 300 papers on these different fields. .


Plenary Speaker

Prof. Dr. Massimo Poncino

Politecnico Di Torino, Italy

Massimo Poncino received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering and the Dr.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy. He is currently a Full Professor of Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. His research interests include several aspects of design automation of digital systems, with particular emphasis on the modeling and optimization of low-power systems. He is the author or coauthor of more than 300 journal and conference papers. He is an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems and of IEEE Design & Test. Prior to that, he was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (2006-2012). He was the Technical Program Co-Chair (in 2011) and the General Chair (in 2012) of the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED). He serves on the Technical Program Committee of several IEEE and ACM technical conferences, including DAC, ICCAD, ISLPED, DATE, ASP-DAC, GLSVLSI, and CODES-ISSS. Prof. Poncino is a Senior Member of IEEE..