Keynote 1 : Kostas Karpouzis

Assistant Professor, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece

Kostas Karpouzis is an assistant professor at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece. Since 1998, he has participated in more than twenty research projects funded by Greek and European bodies; most notably the Humaine Network of Excellence, within which he completed his post-doc in the field of mapping signals to signs of emotion, leading research efforts in emotion modelling and recognition, the FP6 IP CALLAS project, where I served as Area Leader of Affective applications, the FP7 TeL Siren project (Technical Manager), which was voted Best Learning Game in Europe for 2013 by the Games and Learning Alliance Network of Excellence, and the H2020 iRead project, which produced Navigo, the winner of the GALA Serious Games competition for 2018. Kostas is currently serving as a member of the IEEE Explainable AI Working Group, which aims to produce a Standard for XAI – eXplainable Artificial Intelligence – for Achieving Clarity and Interoperability of AI Systems Design. Kostas is also the Student Activities and Computer Chapter Chair for IEEE Greece and a Member of the National Bioethics and Technoethics committee and the Ethics Advisory Board for ICCS-NTUA.

Keynote 2 : Dipankar Dasgupta

IEEE Fellow, NAI Fellow, Professor of Computer Science & Director of Center for Information Assurance, University of Memphis, USA

Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, joined the University of Memphis as an Assistant Professor in 1997 and rose to the rank of Full Professor in 2004. Dr. Dasgupta’s pioneering research spans across computational intelligence, including AI and machine learning, with a focus on intelligent solutions. Notably, he is recognized as one of the founding fathers of artificial immune systems, making significant contributions to digital immunity and survivable systems. With a substantial publication of +300 record and over 20,500 citations on Google Scholar, Dr. Dasgupta’s influence within the research community is undeniable. His remarkable achievements include receiving the prestigious 2011-2012 Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award, the highest honor conferred on a faculty member by the University of Memphis. Currently, Dr. Dasgupta holds the esteemed William Hill Professorship at the University of Memphis, and received Lifetime research achievement award in 2022. He is an IEEE Fellow, NAI Fellow and the recipient of the 2014 ACM SIGEVO Impact Award. Dr. Dasgupta served as an ACM Distinguished Speaker (2015-2020) and currently serving as an IEEE Distinguished Lecture.  Beyond his research, he has played a vital role in Information Assurance education and training at the University of Memphis, serving as the founding Director of the Center for Information Assurance, a nationally designated Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research.

Keynote 3 : Nouredine Tamani

Associate Professor in Cybersecurity and AI at ISEP Paris Ph.D., Eng. in Computer Science, France

Nouredine TAMANI has a double profile of Engineer and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Rennes 1 (France) in 2012. After post-doc positions at INRIA/LIRMM Montpellier University and L3I of La Rochelle University, he is an associate professor in cybersecurity and AI at Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris – ISEP and affiliated to LISITE research lab associated with Sorbonne University, since 2020. His research activities encompass the following main topics: knowledge representation (DL, DataLog+-, ontologies), inconsistency handling, user preferences and flexible querying, fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, and decision support systems. The main areas of application are digital trust, AI-enhanced approaches for cybersecurity, anomaly detection in IoT-based environments, user data protection, user privacy preservation, and reasoning under uncertainty for context and result explanation.

Keynote 4 : Francesco Buccafurri

Full Professor of computer science at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Francesco Buccafurri is a full professor of computer science at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy. In 1995 he took the PhD degree in CS at the University of Calabria. In 1996 he was visiting researcher at Vienna University of Technology. His research interests include cybersecurity, privacy, social networks, e-government, and P2P systems. He has published more than 180 papers in top-level journals
and conference proceedings. He serves as a referee for international journals and he is a member of several conference PCs. He is Associate Editor of Information Sciences (Elsevier) and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and played the role of PC chair and PC member in many international conferences. He is member of the IEEE computer society.