Keynote Speakers

Prof. Christo Dchev received a PhD degree in Computer Science at Kiev University in 1980. He is currently working as a professor in Computer Science Department, Winston Salem State University, NC. His research and project Interests include Advanced Learning Technologies, Educational Gamification, Open Educational Systems, Semantic Web, Topic Maps, Information Retrieval, Reasoning Systems, Logic Programming. He has many years of teaching experience, he teaches both undergraduate courses like Artificial Intelligence, Commercial programming, Computer Architecture, and graduate courses like Advanced Operating Systems. Besides, he is an editorial board for Journal of Cybernetics and Information Technologies (CIT) and International Journal on Artificial Intelligence and Application for Smart Devices (IJAIASD) , he also is a reviewer for The Electronic Journal of E-Learning (EJEL) . Meanwhile, he attended many international conference as key person, he is a chair of the PC of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence-Methodology, Systems Applications (AIMSA ) in 2016, a chair of the PC of the International Conference on Software, Services and Semantic Technologies (S3T) in 2010, and invited speaker of Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences two years in row in 2013 and 2014. He has published plenty of journal articles and book chapters in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Education and Information Technologies.

Hamid Reza Karimi is currently Professor of Applied Mechanics with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. His original research and development achievements span a broad spectrum within the topic of control systems, mechatronics and fault diagnosis with applications such as vehicles, robotics and manufacturing systems.

Prof. Karimi is a Member of Academia Europa, Fellow of The International Society for Condition Monitoring (ISCM), Member of Agder Academy of Science and Letters and also a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems, the IFAC Technical Committee on Robust Control, and the IFAC Technical Committee on Automotive Control. He is serving as Chief Editor, Subject Editor, Technical Editor or Associate Editor for some International Journals and Book Series Editor for Springer, CRC Press and Elsevier.

Prof. Karimi has been awarded as the 2016-2020 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering, the 2020 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award, August-Wilhelm-Scheer Visiting Professorship Award, JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Research Award, and Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung research Award, for instance. He has also participated as General Chair, keynote/plenary speaker, distinguished speaker or program chair for several international conferences in the areas of Control Systems, Robotics and Mechatronics.