Keynote Speakers


Saman Halgamuge, University of Melbourne, Australia

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, AAIA Fellow


Dr.-Ing Saman Halgamuge, Professor of University of Melbourne, Fellow of IEEE and IET, received the Dr.-Ing and Dipl.-Ing in data engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and BSc Engineering degree from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is listed as a top 2% most cited researcher for AI and Image Processing in the Stanford database. His previous leadership roles include Head, School of Engineering at Australian National University and Associate Dean of the Engineering and IT at University of Melbourne. He graduated 50 PhD students and mentored 16 postdoctoral fellows in Australia. His research funding includes Australian and International industry and government agencies and philanthropic foundations. He is an honorary professor of ITB and SLIIT.






Arumugam Nallanathan, Queen Mary university of London, U.K.

IEEE Fellow, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer


Arumugam Nallanathan is Professor of Wireless Communications and the founding head of the   Communication Systems Research (CSR) group in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London since September 2017. He was with the Department of Informatics at King’s College London from December 2007 to August 2017, where he was Professor of Wireless Communications from April 2013 to August 2017. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore from August 2000 to December 2007. His research interests include 6G Wireless Networks and Internet of Things (IoT). He published more than 600 technical papers in scientific journals and international conferences. He is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards presented at the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2016 (ICC’2016), IEEE Global Communications Conference 2017 (GLOBECOM’2017) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2017 (VTC’2017). He is a co-recipient of  IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize, 2022.
He is an Editor-at-Large for IEEE Transactions on Communications and a senior editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He was an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2006-2011), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2006-2017), IEEE Signal Processing Letters and a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). He served as the Chair for the Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC-TC) of IEEE Communications Society and Technical Program Chair and member of Technical Program Committees in numerous IEEE conferences. He received the IEEE Communications Society SPCE outstanding service award 2012 and IEEE Communications Society RCC outstanding service award 2014. He has been selected as a Web of Science (ISI) Highly Cited Researcher in 2016 and 2022. He is an IEEE Fellow and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.





Ahmet Yazıcı, Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi, Turkey


Ahmet Yazıcı received the Ph.D. degre from Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU) in control systems in 2005. He was a member of the OSU-ACT Team in 2007 Darpa Urban Challenge. He has been with the Department of Computer Engineering, Eskisehir Osmangazi University since 2005. He is founder of Intelligent Factory and Robotic Laboratory (2016) and  ESOGU Center for Intelligent Systems Research (CISAR) (2020).  

CISAR has also good cooperation with Large Industries, SMEs and Research Institutions in Turkey and Europe. It provides practical solutions to real world problems and develop commercial-ready products cooperation with industry. As a result, CISAR has been successful in the realization of numerous industry-based research projects with major national and international organizations.





Kemal Leblebicioğlu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey


Kemal Leblebicioğlu received the Ph.D. degree from the Mathematics Department, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 1988. His Ph.D. thesis is on optimal control problem with nonlinear elliptic state equations.,He has been a Full Professor with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, METU, since 1999. He has a background in optimization, optimal control theory, computer vision, intelligent systems, flight control, walking robots, and unmanned vehicles. He conducted several research and development projects as a project leader and a researcher, and gave consultancy to several civilian and government research centers. Nowadays, he makes research on decision-making systems and unmanned vehicles, in particular, unmanned air and underwater vehicles. He has been one of the founders of the company DESISTEK, Ankara, Turkey, that produces unmanned underwater and sea-surface vehicles since 2011.