Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Luiz Moutinho
University of Suffolk, UK

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Biodata: Prof. Luiz Moutinho (BA, MA, PhD, MAE, FCIM) is a Visiting Professor of Marketing at Suffolk Business School, Faculty of Arts, Business and Applied Social Science, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, England, UK, and at The Marketing School, Portugal and Adjunct Professor of Marketing, GSB, FBE, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
In 2020 he was elected as the member of The Academia Europaea. In 2017 he received a degree of Prof. Honoris Causa from the Univ. of Tourism and Management Skopje, North Macedonia.
During 2015 - 2017 he was professor of BioMarketing and Futures Research at the DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland. This was the first Chair in the world on both domains - BioMarketing and Futures Research. Previously, and for 20 years, he had been appointed as the Foundation Chair of Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Professor Moutinho completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield in 1982. He has been a Full Professor for 32 years and has held Visiting Professorship positions at numerous universities worldwide. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Modelling in Management (JM2) and Co-editor-in-Chief of the Innovative Marketing Journal.
His main areas of research interest encompass marketing, management and tourism futurecast, artificial intelligence, biometrics and neuroscience in marketing, evolutionary algorithms, human-computer interaction, the use of artificial neural networks in marketing, modelling processes of consumer behaviour, futures research.
Prof. Moutinho has given keynote speeches, lectures, seminars, talks, etc. in 46 countries worldwide.
Prof. Moutinho has 36 books published, over 157 articles published in refereed academic journals. He has 14,731 academic citations, the h-index of 58 and the i10-index of 151 (Google Scholar, Sept. 5th, 2022).

Plenary Speaker II

Prof. Erwin Rauch
Free University in Bolzano, Italy

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Erwin Rauch received his B.Sc. in Logistics and Production Engineering from the Free University in Bolzano (Italy). He also holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University Munich (TUM) and a M.Sc. in Business Administration from the TUM Business School. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart with summa cum laude. Currently he is an Endowed Professor for Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing at the Free University of Bolzano. In addition he is the Head of the Smart Mini Factory laboratory for Industry 4.0. He is also the author of over 200 scientific contributions and an expert/member of various associations and organisations (Associate Member EuroScience, Expert Group World Manufacturing Forum, EPIEM Steering Board).

Plenary Speaker III

Prof. Cristian Mahulea
University of Zaragoza, Spain

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Biodata: Cristian Mahulea received his B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in control engineering from the Technical University of Iasi, Romania, in 2001 and 2002, respectively, and his Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, in 2007. Currently, he is a Full Professor at the University of Zaragoza, where he chaired the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering from 2020 to 2024. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy. His research interests include discrete event systems, hybrid systems, mobile robotics, and healthcare systems. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Sheffield (UK), Boston University (USA), University of Cagliari (Italy), and ENS Paris-Saclay (France). Cristian has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (TASE) and IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS). He is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC), the International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications (JDES), and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L). Additionally, he was the General Chair of ETFA 2019.

Invited Speaker I