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Event Chairs

Conference Chair

Mohammad S. Obaidat
Fordham University
United States

Brief Bio
Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat (Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS) is an internationally well-known academic/researcher/ scientist. He received his Ph.D. and M. S. degrees in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Dr. Obaidat is currently the Chair and Full Professor of Computer and Information Science at Fordham University, NY, USA. He has received extensive research funding and has published Forty Six (46) books and over Six Hundreds and Eighty (680) refereed technical articles in scholarly international journals an proceedings of international conferences, and currently working on three more books. Mohammad is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems, the FTRA Journal of Convergence and the KSIP Journal of Information Processing. He is also an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications. He is now an editor of the Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal, Journal of Networks, International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence, IJITCC, Inderscience. Prof. Obaidat is an associate editor/ editorial board member of seven other refereed scholarly journals. He has guest edited numerous special issues of scholarly journals. Obaidat has served as the steering committee chair, advisory Committee Chair and program chair of numerous international conferences. ... More >>


SECRYPT Program Chair

Pierangela Samarati
Università degli Studi di Milano

Brief Bio
Pierangela Samarati is a Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano. Her main research interests are access control policies, models and systems, data security and privacy, information system security, and information protection in general. She has participated in several projects involving different aspects of information protection. On these topics she has published more than 230 papers appeared in journals, conference proceedings, and books. She is co-author of the book "Database Security," Addison-Wesley, 1995. She has been Computer Sc entist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, CA (USA). She has been a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, CA (USA), and at the Center for Secure Information Systems, George Mason University, VA (USA). She is the chair of the IEEE Systems Council Technical Committee on Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems (TCSPCIS), and of the Steering Committees of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) and of the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). She is the Coordinator of the Working Group on Security of the Italian Association for Information Processing (AICA), the Italian representative in the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Technical Committee 11 (TC-11) on "Security and Privacy". She is a member of the Steering Committee of: ACM Symposium on InformAtion, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS), and International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS). In 2008, she has received the IFIP TC11 Kristian Beckman Award. In 2009, she has been named ACM Distinguished Scientist. In 2012, she has been named IEEE Fellow. In 2012, she has received the IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award. She has served on the program committees of various conferences. She has served as Program Chair or co-Chair for: International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS'12), International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT'10 -- SECRYPT'13), International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM'12), International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS'10 and NSS'11), Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practices (WISTP'10), Information Security Conference (ISC'09), ACM Symposium on InformAtion, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS'07), Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'04 -- ACSAC'08), European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS'03 and ESORICS'04), ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES'02 and WPES'03), ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'01), IFIP TC-11 International Information Security Conference (SEC'03 and SEC'08), IFIP WG11.3 Working Conference on Database Security (DBSEC'96 and DBSEC'04). ... More >>


SIGMAP Program Co-Chairs

Sebastiano Battiato
University of Catania

Brief Bio
Sebastiano Battiato received his degree in computer science (summa cum laude) in 1995 from University of Catania and his Ph.D. in computer science and applied mathematics from University of Naples in 1999. From 1999 to 2003 he was the leader of the “Imaging” team at STMicroelectronics in Catania. He joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Catania as assistant professor in 2004 and became associate professor in the same department in 2011. His research interests include image enhancement and processing, image coding, camera imaging technology and multimedia forensics. He has edited 6 books and co-authored more than 150 papers in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is a co-inventor of about 15 international patents, reviewer for several international journals, and he has been regularly a member of numerous international conference committees. Prof. Battiato has participated in many international and national research projects. Chair of several international events (IWCV2012, ECCV2012, VISAPP 2012-2013-2014, ICIAP 2011, ACM MiFor 2010-2011, SPIE EI Digital Photography 2011-2012-2013, etc.). He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology and of the SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging. Guest editor of the following special issues: "Emerging Methods for Color Image and Video Quality Enhancement" published on EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing (2010) and "Multimedia in Forensics, Security and Intelligence" published on IEEE Multimedia Magazine (2012). He is the recipient of the 2011 Best Associate Editor Award of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He is director (and co-founder) of the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS), Sicily, Italy. He is a senior member of the IEEE. ... More >>

Ángel Serrano Sánchez de León
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Brief Bio
Dr Ángel Serrano received a BSc in Physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1999, an MSc in Information Technology and Computer Systems from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) in 2009 and a PhD (European Doctorate) in Information Systems Engineering from the same university in 2011. He also has a specialization in Statistical Learning and Data Mining by UNED University (Spain) in 2014. He worked as a teaching assistant at the School of Computer Science of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos from 2003 to 2012. From 2012 to 2016 he worked as an associate professor at the Hig er Polytechnic School of Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Spain). Since September 2016 he is a visiting lecturer at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He is currently with the Face Recognition and Artificial Vision group (FRAV). His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, face biometrics, among others. He is also a member of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society. ... More >>