Dr Lalit Garg is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems at the University of Malta, Malta and an honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK. He has also worked as a researcher at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Ulster University, UK. His supervision experience includes more than 190 Masters' dissertations and four PhD thesis. He has edited two books and published over 100 papers in refereed high impact journals, conferences and books, and some of his articles awarded best paper awards. He has delivered more than twenty keynote speeches in different countries, organised/chaired/co-chaired a similar number of international conferences. He was awarded research studentship in Healthcare Modelling to carry out his PhD research studies in the faculty of computing and engineering at Ulster University, UK. His doctoral research was nominated for the Operational Research Society Doctoral Prize "Most Distinguished Body of Research leading to the Award of a Doctorate in the field of OR". He has also consulted numerous public and private organisations for their information system implementations. His research interests are missing data handling, machine learning, data mining, mathematical and stochastic modelling, and operational research, and their applications, especially in the healthcare domain.
Prof. Giancarlo Fortino (SM'12) is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Dept. of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES) of the University of Calabria (Unical), Rende (CS), Italy. He has a PhD degree and Laurea (MSc+BSc) degree in Computer Engineering from Unical. He is High-end Foreign Expert of China (term 2015-2018), Adjunct and Guest Professor at the Wuhan University of Technology (China), High-end Expert of HUST (China), CAS PIFI Visiting Scientist at Shenzhen (2019-2021), Distinguished Professor of Huazhong Agricultural University (China) and Associated Senior Research Fellow at the Italian National Research Council - ICAR Institute. He has also been Visiting Researcher and Professor at the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley, USA, 97-99) and at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia, 2009), respectively. He is in the list of Top Italian Scientists (TIS) by VIA-academy, with h-index=49 and 9100+ citations according to GS. According to the SciVal tool in the last five years (2013-18), he is ranked N. 1 in the topic "Middleware, Internet, and Sensor Networks" and N.56 in the Computer Science field in the ranking of authors with high citation impact based on the FWCI index at the Scopus Database. He is the director of the SPEME (Smart, Pervasive and Mobile Systems Engineering) Lab at DIMES, Unical and co-director of three joint-labs on IoT technologies established with Wuhan University of Technology, Shanghai Maritime University, and Huazhong Agricultural University, respectively. His main research interests include Internet of Things computing and technology, agent-based computing, body area networks, human-machine systems, wireless sensor networks, pervasive and cloud computing, multimedia networks, and mobile health systems. He participated to many local, national and international research projects and was also the deputy coordinator and scientific & technical project manager of the EU-funded (8M) H2020 INTER-IoT project. He authored 400+ publications in journals, conferences and books. He chaired 100+ Int'l conferences/workshops, organised 60+ special issues in well-known ISI-impacted Int'l Journals, and participated in the TPC of about 500 conferences. He is the founding editor in chief of the IEEE Book Series on "Human-Machine Systems" and of the Springer Book Series on "Internet of Things: Technology, Communications and Computing", and currently serves (as associate editor) in the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Access, IEEE SMC Magazine, Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Information Fusion, and others. He is the recipient of the 2014 Andrew P. Sage SMC Best Transactions Paper Award. He is co-founder and CEO of SenSysCal S.r.l., a spin-off of Unical, developing innovative IoT-based systems for e-health and domotics. He is the Chair of the IEEE SMC Italian Chapter, Member-at-large of the IEEE SMCS BoG, Member of the IEEE Press Board of Directors, and founding chair of the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on "Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices".
Prof Sanjay Misra is editor in chief of International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP)-IGI Global, a book series IT Personnel and Project Management, and of 3 journals (IJ). He edited (with colleagues) 42 LNCS, 6 IEEE proceedings, several books (Springer, IGI), and editor in various SCIE journals. He is full Professor of Computer Engineering at Covenant University (400-500 ranked University by THE) Ota, Nigeria. He has 25 years of wide experience in academic administration and research in various universities in Asia, Europe, and Africa. He is PhD. in Information and Know. Engg (Software Engineering) from the University of Alcala, Spain and M.Tech.(Software Engineering) from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, India. As of today (15.03.2020)- As per SciVal(SCOPUS- Elsevier) analysis)- He is the most productive researcher (no. 1-) in Nigeria during 2012-2017, 2013-2018 and 2014-2019(in all subjects), in computer science no 1 in the whole country and no 4 in the whole continent. Total around 400 articles (SCOPUS/Web of Science) with 200 coauthors around the world (-90 in JCR/SCIE Journals) in the core & application area of Software Engg (SQA, SPI, SPM), Web engg, Health Informatics, Intelligent systems etc. He has delivered more than 80 keynote speeches/invited talks/public lectures in reputed conferences and institutes around the world (travelled around 60 countries). He got several awards for outstanding publications (2014 IET Software Premium Award (UK)), and from TUBITAK-Turkish Higher Education, and Atilim University).