2023 7th International Conference on Communication and Network Technology

Plenary Speaker

Professor Mahmoud Shafik
University of Derby, UK
Bio: Professor Mahmoud Shafik is an international scholar and expert who has made a personal distinction and international leadership recognition, in the field of Intelligent Mechatronics Systems and Digital Technology, with more than 20-years industrial applied research experience in Intelligent Systems, Industrial 4.0, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE), Fly, Drive and Steer-by-wire, 3D Smart Sensors and Actuators for Autonomous Vehicle, Robotic Systems and Industrial Automation, Machine Vision, Innovation for Sustainable Engineering, 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, Climate Change, Electro-Rheological Fluid Micro Actuators Technology and Software Tools. Shafik has also a number of patents in these areas of industrial applied research and sustainable technology.
Shafik has been chairing and leading several industrial applied research projects from European Commission, and UK Research Councils, of a budget of several millions of euros and have made a great economic and social impact in his area of expertise in across the world. His research work has brought many innovative outcomes that have been commercially explored by several Small to Medium (SME’s) and large enterprise (LE’s) organisations. This includes and not limited to: Intersurgical Ltd – UK, Veslatec Oy – Finland, Semelab plc. – UK, PTW Freiburg – Germany, Neotek – France, Kirchmayer Handel & Consulting GmbH – Austria, Spectrum Telecom Installations Ltd – Ireland, Diamond Materials GmbH – Germany, Fireworks International Ltd – UK, Pirotecnia Oscense SA – Spain, Total Motion Systems Ltd –UK, Micromech Limited – UK, Smart Technology Ltd – UK, Audi -Germany, Ford – UK, Schlumberger – France, Nissan – Japan and Rolls Royce - UK.
Shafik is the founder of International Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics-url: http://ojs.unsysdigital.com/index.php/ijrm, Editor-In-Chief of both Journal of Traffic and Logistics url: http://www.jtle.net/ and International Journal of Mechatronics Engineering - https://www.svedbergopen.com/journals/ijme/about-the-journal/. He is chairman of the 2022 and 2021 of International Conference On Manufacturing Research: http://www.icmr.org.uk/). He is serving as a chairman and plenary speaker of International Conference on Intelligent Traffic and Transportation (ICITT), http://www.icitt.org/, International Conference in Communication and Network Technology - http://www.iccnt.org/index.html, and Co-general Chair of International Conference Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research - http://www.icmerr.com/index.html.
Shafik is the Senior lead academic of College of Science and Engineering - University of Derby home and international collaboration programs - http://www.derby.ac.uk/. He has been supervising and external examiners for several PhD, and MSc research programmes across worldwide. He is a visiting professor and curriculum consultant for a few universities in EU, Japan, China, and Middle East. He is also a committee member of The Consortium of UK University Manufacturing and Engineering (COMEH) for the Engineering Professors’ Council and is serving as an Assessor and Knowledge Transfer Expert for the UK Knowledge Transfer Network, EPSRC, Innovate-UK and EC Research Programmes.
For more information of Professor Shafik profile, career, achievements and selected publications please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mahmoud-shafik-ph-d/7/237/60 & https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mahmoud_Shafik.


Keynote Speakers


Prof. Alexey Vinel
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Bio: Alexey Vinel (1983) is a professor at the University of Passau, Passau, Germany, since 2022, where he is heading the Chair of Reliable Distributed Systems. He has been a professor with the School of Information Technology, Halmstad, Halmstad University, Sweden, since 2015 (part-time since 2022). He was professor II at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway in 2018-2021. He received the Ph.D. degrees from the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, in 2013, and from the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow, Russia, in 2007. He is the Senior Member of IEEE (2012). His areas of interests include wireless communications, vehicular networking, and cooperative autonomous driving.



Prof. Gang-Len Chang
University of Maryland, USA

Bio: Gang-Len Chang (M’13) received the B.Eng. degree from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, in 1975, the M.S. degree from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1979, and the Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, in 1985.,He is currently a Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. His current research interests include network traffic control, freeway traffic management and operations, real-time traffic simulation, and dynamic control of urban systems.,Dr. Chang is a member of the American Society of Engineers. He has served as the Chief Editor for Journal of Urban Planning and Development (ASCE) over the past 13 years.


Prof. José Paulo Lousado
Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal

Bio: José Paulo Lousado is a researcher and currently Coordinating Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal. He holds a PhD in computer engineering from DETI / University of Aveiro, and a master's degree in science, technology and innovation management from DEGEI / University of Aveiro. He has a degree in Mathematics / Informatics from the University of Beira Interior – Covilhã, Portugal. Since 2002 he has been teaching at the Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Lamego (ESTGL), Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal, where he currently teaches courses on systems analysis and design, computer programming, database management systems. He is currently the coordinator of the Master in Information Technologies and Automation. He was the Research Manager of the NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-023623 project (funded by the European Union). His areas of interest are programming, systems analysis, ubiquitous and pervasive systems, microcontroller programming, sensor networks, bioinformatics and e-learning. He is on the scientific board of several scientific journals and regularly collaborates as a reviewer in several conferences and scientific journals. He is currently a member of the DIH Connect5 team, funded by the European Union). He is an IEEE Senior Member and is also a member of the IEEE SMC society.


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