Universiteit Antwerpen

  • Prof. Steven Latré, is an associate professor at the University of Antwerp and director at the research centre imec, Belgium. He is leading the IDLab Antwerp research group (85+ members), which is performing applied and fundamental research in the area of communication networks and distributed intelligence. His personal research interests are in the domain of machine learning and its application to wireless network optimization.

    He received a Master of Science degree in computer science from Ghent University, Belgium and a Ph.D. in Computer Science Engineering from the same university with the title “Autonomic Quality of Experience Management of Multimedia Services”. He is author or co-author of more than 100 papers published in international journals or in the proceedings of international conferences. He is the recipient of the IEEE COMSOC award for best PhD in network and service management 2012, the IEEE NOMS Young Professional award 2014 and is a member of the Young Academy Belgium.

  • Miguel Camelo is a researcher at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He is Electronic Engineer from the University of Ibague (Colombia, 2006) and Master in Systems and Computer Engineering from University of Los Andes (Colombia, 2010). He received his PhD in Computer Engineering at the University of Girona (Spain, 2014). His research interests are in the fields of control and management of communication networks and applied machine learning in networking. He has authored or co-authored several papers in journals and international conferences and he has worked on several Spanish, Belgian and European research projects.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang De Meuter is a professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He leads a research group that is working on ambient-oriented programming, distributed middleware, RFID-enabled applications, cloud-oriented programming techniques, participatory sensing and reactive programming. He is the author of numerous publications in programming language engineering and won the Dahl-Nygaard Junior prize in 2008. He has been active in organizing several workshops at ECOOP and OOPSLA. He was the workshop chair of ECOOP05 and the PC- Chair of Coordination11. He took the initiative to organize the ECOOP work- shop series on Object-oriented Language Design for the Post-Java Era which was the direct precursor of the Revival of Dynamic Languages workshop se- ries which finally ended up in the Dynamic Languages Symposium at Splash. He has served on several PCs of Splash and ECOOP. He currently guides 19 PhD students and participates in numerous national and international research projects.

  • Prof. Dr. Ann Nowé: After graduating from the University of Ghent, she obtained her Ph.D. from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in collaboration with Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Her expertise is located in the intersection of Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), Control Theory (Fuzzy Control) and Mathematics (Numerical Analysis, Stochastic Approximation). She is currently the head of the Computational Modelling Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Prof. Nowé will be responsible for the scientific coordination of the seconded researchers (both to S&C and to VUB) and for the dissemination of results to the academic world.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  • Prof. Geert Deconinck is full professor (NL: gewoon hoogleraar) at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium). He performs research on the design of dependable system architectures for industrial automation and control, specifically in the context of smart electric distribution networks. Specific interests include smart grids, smart metering, distributed control, robust embedded system design, infrastructure interdependencies and dependability modelling, all in a context of power and communication infrastructures. Both simulation and experimental validation are key. He is active in the research centre EnergyVille, the research centre on energy for sustainable cities, where he is scientific leader for the research domain ‘algorithms, modelling, optimisation’, applied to smart electrical and thermal networks. He is member of the IEEE SMC TC on Infrastructure Systems and Services and chairman of the ieNET-society BIRA on industrial automation. He is a Certified Reliability Engineer (ASQ), a member of the Royal Flemish Engineering Society, a fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) (M 2006, F 2013), a senior member of the IEEE and of the IEEE Reliability, Computer and Power & Energy Societies (sM 1988, M 1996, SM 2000).

Universiteit Gent

  • Chris Develder is associate professor with the research group IDLab in the Dept. of Information Technology (INTEC) at Ghent University - imec, Ghent, Belgium. He received the MSc degree in computer science engineering and a PhD in electrical engineering from Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium), in Jul. 1999 and Dec. 2003 respectively (as a fellow of FWO). He has stayed as a research visitor at UC Davis, CA, USA (Jul.-Oct. 2007) and at Columbia University, NY, USA (Jan. 2013 - Jun. 2015). Chris currently leads two research teams within IDLab, one on converting text to knowledge (i.e., NLP, mostly information extraction using machine learning), the other on data analytics and machine learning for smart grids. He has (co-)authored more than 200 papers published in international journals and conferences (e.g., EMNLP, CoNLL, EACL, ACL, ECIR, CIKM, WSDM, WWW).

  • Dr. Femke Ongenae graduated from Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering in Summer 2007. A month later she joined the research group of Piet Demeester, IBCN (Intec Broadband Communication Networks) as a PhD student. On the 1st of January 2009, she received a PhD grant from the IWT, Institute for the Support of Innovation through Science and Technology, to work on the research of knowledge discovery and management for eHealth appications using ontologies. During this time, she worked on several eCare projects to improve the continuous care of patients in institutionalized care settings. She received her PhD in August 2013, and she is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the IBCN research group. She does research in the area of knowledge management and discovery, specifically focusing on the use of semantic web technologies and ontologies for the optimization of continuous care.