Keynote Speaker


Prof. Alexey Vinel

Halmstad University, Sweden

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.

Prof. Roberto Montemanni

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

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.

Plenary Speaker

Prof. Mahmoud Shafik

Principal Technology Investigator at University of Derby, UK

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. This includes: 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.

Professor Shafik has been supervising and external examiners for a number of PhD and MSc research students, across Europe and has a number of industrial notes and several publications in international/world leading journals and conferences. He has also a number of patents in his areas, of industrial applied research and sustainable technology.

Professor Shafik is a visiting professor for a few universities in EU and Middle East. He is co-leading investigator of BHIMASENA Research and Development Network-url: http://bhimasena.unsysdigital.com/index.php/testimonials/35-testimonials-2/102-mahmoud-shafik. He is also the Principal Technology Investigator of the University of Derby and hold the position of A/Professor (Reader) within the Collage of Engineering and Technology-url: http://www.derby.ac.uk/staff/mahmoud-shafik/.

Professor Shafik is the founder of International Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics-url: http://ojs.unsysdigital.com/index.php/ijrm and serving as an editorial board member of a few International Journals. He has been also serving as a Knowledge Transfer Expert for the UK-Egypt Technology/Knowledge Transfer Network.

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.

Invited Speaker


Prof. José Paulo Lousado
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal

José Paulo Lousado is a researcher at Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal, he received his PhD in Informatics Engineering from DETI / University of Aveiro, and Master's Degree in Science, Technology and Innovation Management from DEGEI / University of Aveiro. Have a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics / Informatics from the University of Beira Interior - Covilhã. Since 2003 - Adjunct Professor at the Superior School of Technology and Management of Lamego (ESTGL) - Instituto Superior Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal, where he currently teaches curricular units of Analysis and Design of Systems, Introduction to Programming, Management of Software Projects , Engineering Project Management, Database Management Systems, Database Systems and Multimedia Techniques in Tourism. He was a member of the research team and is Project Leader for project INFO PATHS - NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-023623 (Funded by the European Union). His areas of interest are Programming, Systems Analysis, Ubiquitous and pervasive systems, bioinformatics and e-learning.
He is currently President of the Management of the School of Technology and Management of Lamego, having been president of the Technical-Scientific Council and also of the Pedagogical Council.
He is the author of several scientific articles in the area of information systems development, having participated in several specialty conferences. He was the Chairman of ICTSST'19, an international conference on Applied Technologies in the areas of tourism and social protection. OrcidID: rcid.org/0000-0002-5757-5441

Speech TItle: Indoor Monitoring System for Senior Citizens with Alzheimer’s Or Mental Illnesses

Abstract: Actually, the development of increasingly powerful systems and information technologies capable of monitoring in real time the vital signs and the location of people are providing significant changes in the functions that Social Solidarity Institutions (IPSS) have in society, from simple treatment of disabling diseases and palliative care, to prevention and monitoring of users, promoting their mobility, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of institutionalized people. The main objective of the system presented here is to monitor the elderly or with problems within institutions through the acquisition and treatment of data and information related to their location and health status, in a discrete and non-intrusive way, through information and communication. So, that both the institution and the family members can monitor in real time the status of the users they have under their responsibility. Considering that the systems focused on the monitoring and data management of people are in great evolution, that pervasive and ubiquitous computing is present in our daily life, with the present work we hope to contribute positively to the improvement of the quality of life of the users of the social solidarity institutions, especially in the senior population, with special attention to people suffering from psychological pathologies such as Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.