Keynote Speakers

Speaker I

Prof. George K. Karagiannidis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

(IEEE Fellow and Web-of-Science Highly Cited Researcher)

Dr. George K. Karagiannidis: was born in Pithagorion Town, Samos island, Greece. He received his university degree in 1987 and his PhD degree in 1998, both in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece. From 2001 to 2004 he was Researcher at the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Greece. In June 2004, he joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece where he is currently Professor of Digital Communications Systems and Director of the Telecommunications Systems and Networks Lab.

His research interests include Wireless Communications, Wireless Power Transfer and Applications, Optical Wireless Communications,  Communications and Signal Processing for Biomedical Engineering and Wireless Security.

Dr. Karagiannidis has published and presented more than 500 technical papers in scientific journals and international conferences. His work has received more than 17000 citations, with h-index=73 (Source: Google Scholar).

He is co-recipient of the Best Paper Award of the Wireless Communications Symposium (WCS) in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’07), Glasgow, UK, June 2007, the Best Paper Award in IEEE VTC 2018 (Spring), Porto, June 2018 and several other awards

Dr. Karagiannidis was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), from July 1, 2011 to June 31, 2015 and former Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Greek Chapter. He is Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society, from Jan 1, 2018 to Dec 31, 2019.

He is a Fellow IEEE, recognized for his “Contributions to the performance analysis of wireless communication systems”. From January 2012 to December 2015, he was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters.

He is one of the most highly-cited authors across all areas of Electrical Engineering, recognized as 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Web-of-Science highly-cited researcher.

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Speaker II

Prof.Andrea Massa

University of Trento, Italy

(IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, Electromagnetic Academy Fellow)

Dr. Andrea Massa: is Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the University of Trento, where he currently teaches electromagnetic fields, inverse scattering techniques, antennas and wireless communications, wireless services and devices, and optimization techniques.

At present, Prof. Massa is the director of the network of federated laboratories “ELEDIA Research Center” [ELEDIA@UTB in Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), ELEDIA@UESTC in Chengdu (China), ELEDIA@USIL in Lima (Perù), ELEDIA@UniNAGA in Nagasaki (Japan), ELEDIA@L2S in Paris (France), ELEDIA@CTU in Prague (Czech), ELEDIA@UniTN in Trento (Italy), ELEDIA@TSINGHUA in Beijing (China), ELEDIA@Innov’COM in Tunis (Tunisia)]. Moreover, he is Adjunct Professor at Penn State University (USA), Professor @ CentraleSupélec (France), and UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). He has been holder of a Senior DIGITEO Chair at L2S-CentraleSupélec and CEA LIST in Saclay (France), Visiting Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), the Nagasaki University (Japan), the University of Paris Sud (France), the Kumamoto University (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). It has been appointed IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2018).

Prof. Massa serves as Associate Editor of the “IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation” and Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies” and he is member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications”, a permanent member of the “PIERS Technical Committee” and of the “EuMW Technical Committee”, and a ESoA member. He has been appointed in the Scientific Board of the “Società Italiana di Elettromagnetismo (SIEm)” and elected in the Scientific Board of the Interuniversity National Center for Telecommunications (CNIT). He has been appointed in 2011 by the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and National Research (ANVUR) as a member of the Recognized Expert Evaluation Group (Area 09, ‘Industrial and Information Engineering’) for the evaluation of the researches at the Italian University and Research Center for the period 2004-2010. Furthermore, he has been elected as the Italian Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”.

His research activities are mainly concerned with inverse problems, analysis/synthesis of antenna systems and large arrays, radar systems synthesis and signal processing, cross‐layer optimization and planning of wireless/RF systems, semantic wireless technologies, system-by-design and material‐by‐design (metamaterials and reconfigurable‐materials), and theory/applications of optimization techniques to engineering problems (tele-communications, medicine, and biology).

Prof. Massa published more than 700 scientific publications (partial list available at: among which about 300 on international journals and more than 450 in international conferences where he presented more than 150 invited contributions. He has organized more than 70 scientific sessions in international conferences and has participated to several technological projects in the European framework (20 EU Projects) as well as at the national and local level with national agencies (more than 150 Projects/Grants).

Invite Speakers

Speaker I

Asso. Prof. Lazaros Nalpantidis

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Dr. Lazaros Nalpantidis: is an Associate Professor of cognitive robotics in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Before, he was an Associate Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark, where he also served as Head of Section for Sustainable Production within the Department for Materials and Production. He holds a B.Sc. (2003) in Physics and a M.Sc. (2005) (with Honors) in Electronic Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He received a Ph.D. (2010) in Robotic Vision from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He has been a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS), Computer Vision & Active Perception Lab. (CVAP) of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Lazaros organized and chaired the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS 2015) in Copenhagen, co-organized various workshops on Cognitive Robotics, and has served as editor and guest editor in various journals on robotics and robot vision. He has been involved in numerous research projects funded by the European Commission, European Space Agency, as well as Greek, Swedish and Danish states.