Professor Mahmoud Shafik is an international expert who has made a personal distinction and international leadership recognition, in the field of Intelligent Mechatronics Systems and Technology, with more than 20-years industrial applied research experience in Mechatronics Systems Hardware and Software, Precision Engineering, 3D Smart Actuators for Autonomous Vehicle, Robotic Systems and Machine Vision, Electric Cars: Steer-by-wire, Sustainable Rail Transport Infrastructure, Innovation for Sustainable Engineering, Control and instrumentation, Cancer Treatment using CVD Diamond Radio Therapy Technology, Information Technology for Blind and Visually Impaired people, Chronic Diseases ICT Technological Solutions, Assisted Living Technology, AD-HOC Wireless Technology, TeleHealth, Telecare, CO2 and Climate Change, Electro-Rheological Fluid Micro Actuators Technology, and Software Tools. Professor Shafik has been leading several industrial applied research projects from European Commission and UK Research Council, of a budget of several millions of Euro’s and have made a great economic and social impact in his area of expertise in UK and EU, as a whole. His research work has brought many innovative outcomes that have been used commercially by a number of Small to Medium and Large enterprise organisations around the world.
Roberto Montemanni is full professor of operations research at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He also acts as an external research advisor at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Lugano, Switzerland. He obtained a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Glamorgan, UK. He has been administrating grants for millions of Euros and leading basic and applied research projects both at national and international levels. His main research interests are in the fields of mathematical modeling, algorithms and machine learning, with applications mainly in transportations, logistics and bioinformatics.
Rochdi Merzouki is a Professor in Robotics and Mechatronics at CRIStAL laboratory, University of Lille. He is the head of the International Master in Robotics and Transport (MRT) and System of Systems Engineering (SofTE) research group. He was the coordinator of the EU project Intelligent Transportation for Dynamic Port Environment (InTraDE 09-15), where he contributed with his team in designing intelligent autonomous vehicle IAV and he is currently project coordinator of the EU Interreg 2seas project Cooperative Brachytherapy (CoBra 18- 22). His main research interests are: system of systems engineering, modelling, control of autonomous and soft robotics.
Alexey Vinel is a Professor with the School of Information Technology, Halmstad University, Sweden (since 2015). Also he is a Professor II with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway (since 2018). He received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow, Russia, in 2007. His research interests include vehicular networking, cooperative intelligent transportation systems and autonomous driving. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.