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1. Martin Dresner, Professor, Chair of the Logistics, Business and Public Policy Department, R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, USA

2.Jinan Fiaidhi, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Lakehead University, Canada

3.Aboul Ella Hassanein, Professor at Cairo University,Faculty of Computers & Artificial Intelligence,Founder and Chair of the Scientific Research Group in Egypt

4.Kecheng Liu, Professor, Honourary Director of Informatics Research Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK

5.Yannis A. Phillis, a member of the Greek PEN Club, and Poets and Writers, USA; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences(EurASc); member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

6.Robin Qiu, Professor of Information Science, Penn State, USA

7.Francisco Saldanha da Gama, Professor, Departamento de Estatística e Investigação Operacional, Centro de Matemática, Aplicações Fundamentais e Investigação Operacional,Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal

8.Ming Xu, Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Martin Dresner

Martin Dresner is Professor of Logistics and Transportation at the R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.  He received his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the University of British Columbia.  Dresner has published over 80 papers in refereed journals, with research focusing on two broad areas, air transport economics and supply chain management. Professionally, he is President of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) and former president of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG) of the Allied Social Sciences Association, and of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF).



Jinan Fiaidhi

Dr. Jinan Fiaidhi is a full Professor of Computer Science and the Graduate Coordinator of the PhD program in Biotechnology at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada since late 2001. She was the grad coordinator for the Lakehead University Computer Science MSc program for the period (2009-2018). She is also an Adjunct Research Professor with the University of Western Ontario. She received her graduate degrees in Computer Science from Essex University (PgD 1983) and Brunel University (PhD, 1986). During the period (1986-2001), Dr. Fiaidhi served at many academic positions (e.g. University of Technology (Asso. Prof and Chairperson), Philadelphia University (Asso. Prof), Applied Science University (Professor), Sultan Qaboos University (Asso. Prof.). Dr. Fiaidhi research is focused on collaborative learning utilizing the emerging technologies (e.g. Thick Data, Deep Learning, Cloud Computing, Calm Computing, Mobile Learning, Learning Analytics, Social Networking, Croudsourcing, OpenData, Extreme Automation and Semantic Web). Dr. Fiaidhi research is supported by the major research granting associations in Canada (e.g. NSERC, MITACS, ONCAT, CFI). Dr. Fiaidhi is a Professional Software Engineer of Ontario (PEng), Senior Member of IEEE, member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and member of the Canadian Information Society (CIPS) holding the designate of ISP. Dr.Fiaidhi is the chair of Big Data for eHealth special interest research group withe IEEE ComSoc eHealth TC. Moreover Dr. Fiaidhi is the Editor in Chief of the IGI Global International Journal of Extreme Automation and Connectivity in Healthcare (IJEACH). More information on her publications and news can be found at her institution web page



Aboul Ella Hassanein

Professor at Cairo University

Faculty of Computers & Artificial Intelligence

Founder and Chair of the Scientific Research Group in Egypt


Aboul Ella Hassanein is the Founder and Head of the Egyptian Scientific Research Group (SRGE) and a Professor of Information Technology at the Faculty of Computer and AI, Cairo University.  Professor Hassanien has more than 1000 scientific research papers published in prestigious international journals and over 60 books covering such diverse topics as data mining, medical images, intelligent systems, social networks and smart environment. His other research areas include computational intelligence, medical image analysis, security, animal identification, space sciences and telemetry mining and multimedia data mining



Kecheng Liu

Honorary Director, Informatics Research Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK

Kecheng Liu is a full professor and holds a chair of Applied Informatics, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. He is Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS), Fellow of Charted Management Institute (FCMI) and Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). 

He has published 25 books and over 200 papers in journals and conferences. His research interests span from organisational semiotics, informatics in business, alignment of business and IT strategies, digital leadership and transformation, and big data analytics and AI for healthcare. He is a long-serving member of Working Group 8.1 of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP WG8.1). As the principal investigator, he has led and been responsible for research projects supported by various sources in UK, EU and internationally.


Yannis A. Phillis

Yannis A. Phillis received his diploma in electrical and mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1973 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA), in control systems in 1980. He has held academic positions at UCLA, Boston University, Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo in Ecuador, and the Technical University of Crete, Greece, where he is professor emeritus and was Rector for more than 12 years. In 2008 he was Onassis Foundation Senior Visiting Fellow in the US. 

He is recipient of numerous awards from Boston University, the Academy of Athens, and the Municipalities of Chania and Assini, Greece, for his service to society, science, and letters; recipient of a “Lifetime Achievement Award,” at the World Automation Congress, Kobe, Japan, 2010; Alumni Achievement Award in Academia from UCLA, 2013. He is an award winning poet and novelist in Greece and the US. He is a member of the Greek PEN Club, and Poets and Writers, USA; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences(EurASc); member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.



Robin Qiu

Robin Qiu holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. (minor) in Computer Science both from The Pennsylvania State University (graduated in 1996), where he is currently Director of Big Data Lab and Professor of Information Science. He is the Editor-in-chief of SpringerBriefs in Service Science.  He has had over 180 peer-reviewed publications, including 3 books. He is on the advisory board of Service Science and serves as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Service Science and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics. He founded and served as General co-Chair of the 2009 INFORMS International Conference on Service Science. He founded the annual IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI) and served as its General co-Chair from 2005 to 2008. He also co-founded the bi-annual IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Service in 2007. He was also the founding chair of the Logistics and Services Technical Committee, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society and the founding chair of Service Science Section of the INFORMS. His research interests include Big Data, Data Analytics, Smart Service Systems, Service Science, Service Operations and Management, Information Systems, and Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management



Francisco Saldanha da Gama

Francisco Saldanha da Gama is professor of Operations Research in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he received his PhD in 2002. He has taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses focusing on Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Discrete Optimization, Stochastic Optimization, and Logistics. He has co-supervised several PhD students and has been in more than 20 PhD committees worldwide. He has regularly published in reputed scientific international journals mostly in the areas of location analysis, supply chain management, logistics and combinatorial optimization. Recently, he co-edited the second edition of the volume "Location Science" published by Springer International Publishing (26 chapters, 767 pages). He has presented hundreds of contributed talks in scientific events being invited to innumerable scientific events as a plenary/semi-plenary/keynote speaker. He has been awarded several prizes and honors. Among those, the EURO prize for the best EJOR review paper (2012) and the Elsevier prize for the EJOR top cited article 2007–2011 (2012), both with the co-authored paper entitled "Facility location and supply chain management—A review". Member of innumerable scientific committees of international conferences and other scientific events. Member of various international scientific organizations such as INFORMS—Institute for the Operations Research and Management Science, USA, CMAFcIO—Centro de Matemática Aplicações Fundamentais e Investigação Operacional da Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências, University of Lisbon, ECCO—European Chapter on Combinatorial Optimization, EWGSO—Working Group on Stochastic Optimization, SOLA—INFORMS Section on Location Analysis, and EWGLA—EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis, of which he is one of the past coordinators. Currently he is the Editor-in-Chief of Computers & Operations Research as well as member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the Operational Research Society (UK), Operations Research Perspectives, and the Journal of Algorithms. His research interests include stochastic mixed-integer optimization, location theory and project scheduling.




Ming Xu is a Professor in School for Environment and Sustainability and a Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is also the inaugural Director of China Programs in School of Environment and Sustainability and Co-Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Industrial Ecology at University of Michigan. He received the 2015 Robert A. Laudise Medal from International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2016, and the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2021. He serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Engineering for its Environment & Light and Textile Industries Engineering Section. He has been serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling since 2015 (2020 Impact Factor: 10.204). He founded the International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS) series in 2018 and has served as the conference General Chair. He was elected Chair of the 2024 Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology and President of International Society for Industrial Ecology for 2023-2024




  • Submission of SS Proposal: March 20, 2021
  • Submission of Paper/Abstract: March 31, 2021 June 30, 2021
  • Acceptance/Rejection Notification: April 30, 2021 July 5, 2021
  • Final Camera-ready Papers: May 15, 2021 July 5, 2021
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