kappos2013bProfessor Andreas Kappos

City, University of London, UK

Prof Kappos was a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 2002, prior to joining City (in March 2013); he first joined that Department as a lecturer in 1988, after having completed his PhD studies in 1986. In 1983-1984 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Univ. of California, Berkeley. From 1995 to 1999 he worked at the Dept. of Civil Engineering, Imperial College London (UK), first as a lecturer and later as a Reader of Earthquake Structural Engineering. Andreas Kappos is the Secretary General of the European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) since 2014 (also served as Secretary of the EAEE Executive Committee from 2010 to 2014) and the Coordinator of the EAEE Working Group on Bridges since 2004. He has also served as a member of a number of           scientific committees dealing with seismic design (incl. the Eurocode 8 Project Team) and assessment (various fib and EAEE task groups).

Lecture: Earthquake protection of smart cities

Professor Enrique Alba

Univ. Málaga, Spain

Prof. Alba is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Málaga, Spain. He got his Ph.D. degree on designing and analyzing parallel and distributed genetic algorithms. His current research interests involve the design and application of metaheuristics and bio-inspired systems to real problems in smart cities, telecommunications, combinatorial optimization, software engineering, and bioinformatics.

Lecture: Intelligent Transportation in Cities

Professor Yue Quan Bao

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Prof Bao is an Associate Professor & PhD tutor at Harbin Institute of Technology School of Civil Engineering. In April 2009, he obtained his PhD at Harbin Institute of Technology. He obtained national scholarship and was in a year study in California Institute of Technology in the Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics. He also has a year cooperative research in civil and structural engineering in Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Lecture: Structural health monitoring data management and processing for smart cities

Professor Fabio Casciati

University of Pavia, Italy

Prof Casciati had the degree in Civil Eng. cum laude on June 15, 1972, from the Univ. of Pavia. He served as Assistant Prof. since 1974 and as Lecturer since 1976- 77 in the Pavia School of Eng.. Since 1980-81 he is Full Professor of Scienza delle Costruzioni. He acted as Institute and Department Chairman (1980-1983). He was member of the Faculty of the Ph.D. Course on Struct. Eng. ruled by the Polytechnic of Milan and the Univ. of Pavia in the period 1984-1994.

Lecture: Merging ICT and Structural Engineering towards Innovative Architectural and Infrastructural Solutions for Smart Cities

Professor Abdul Motaleb El Saddik

University of Ottawa, Canada

Prof El Saddik is Distinguished University Professor and University Research Chair in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. His research focus is on multimodal interactions with sensory information in smart cities. He is senior Associate Editor among others of the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMCCAP currently TOMM), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (IEEE TMM), and Guest Editor for several IEEE Transactions and Journals. He has authored and co-authored four books and more than 550 publications and chaired more than 50 conferences and workshop. He has received research grants and contracts totaling more than $18 M. He has supervised more than 120 researchers and received several international awards, among others, are ACM Distinguished Scientist, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers and Fellow of IEEE, IEEE I&M Technical Achievement Award and IEEE Canada Computer Medal.

Lecture: Multimodal Interaction with Digital Information in Smart Cities

Professor Anne S. Kiremidjian

Stanford University, USA

Prof Kiremidjian is a faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. From 1987 to 2002 she also served as the Director and Co-Director of the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford University. Dr Kiremidjian received her B.S. degree from Columbia University in Civil Engineering and her M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from Stanford University in Structural Engineering. She has been on the faculty at Stanford since 1978 where she teaches courses in structural analysis, earthquake engineering, earthquake hazard and risk analysis, stochastic modeling and structural reliability analysis.

Lecture: Interpretation of Big Data from Wireless Sensor Networks for Emergency Response and Resilience Measures in Smart Cities

Professor Costas Papadimitriou

University of Thessaly. Greece

Prof Papadimitriou dimitious is Professor of Structural Dynamics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Thessaly and Director of the System Dynamics Laboratory. He was born in Nafpaktos (Lepanto), Greece, in 1961. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Patras (Greece) in 1984 and pursued graduate studies in the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he was awarded the degrees of M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics in 1985 and 1990, respectively.

Lecture:A Bayesian Framework for Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure using Physics-Based Models and Sensor Data

 Professor Fabio Kon    

 University of São Paulo, Brazil

Fabio Kon is a Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of São Paulo. His research interests include Smart Cities, Big Data Processing, Distributed Systems, and Agile Software Development.
Fabio has been in the Scientific Program Committees of over a dozen international conferences in the past two decades and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the SpringerOpen Journal of Internet Services and Applications.
Currently, Fabio is a Special Advisor to the Scientific Director at FAPESP, the São Paulo Research Agency, where he is responsible for the Research for Innovation programs. From 2017 to 2022, he is the Principal Investigator of the InterSCity project, a multi-university research effort on Smart Cities.

Lecture: Software Platforms for Smart Cities