Keynote&Plenary Speakers



Prof. Harald Richter, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Biography: Harald Richter got a ‘Dipl.-Ing.‘ diploma degree in Electrical Engineering with specialisation in Computer Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. H received a ‘Dr.-Ing.‘ degree in Electrical Engineering from Munich University of Technology, and in 1998, he acquired a ‘Dr. rer.nat.habil.‘ degree in Computer Engineering from the same University. Since 2000, he has the chair of Technical Informatics and Computer Systems at Clausthal University of Technology, where he works until today. He teaches computer organization and computer networks. His research interests are Cloud Computing, Real-Time Communication in Computer Networks, Renewable Energies and High-Performance Computing and Simulation.


Prof. Carlos Henggeler Antunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Biography: Carlos Henggeler Antunes holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering (specialization in Optimization and Systems Theory), from the University of Coimbra in 1992. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra. He is member of the coordination committee of the Energy for Sustainability Initiative of the University of Coimbra. His areas of interest are multi-objective optimization, optimization using meta-heuristics, multi-criteria analysis, as well as energy systems and policies, with particular focus on energy efficiency and demand response. He has participated in several national and international R&D projects and in specialized consulting for companies. He is author of about two hundred papers in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He is co-author of the book "Multiobjective Linear and Integer Programming”.

Prof. Michele Tartaglia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy


Prof. Eugen Rusu, Director of the Council of the Doctoral Schools - vice-rector at Galati University 'Dunarea de Jos', Romania

Biography: Eugen Rusu got a diploma in Naval Architecture (1982) and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (1997). Between 1999 – 2004 he worked as a post doc fellow at the at Hydrographical Institute of the Portuguese Navy, where he was responsible with the wave modelling and participated in providing the environmental support for some major situations as: the accident of M/V Prestige (2002) and the NATO exercises ‘Unified Odyssey’ (2002) and ‘Swordfish’ (2003). Eugen Rusu worked as a consulting Scientist at the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, La Spezia, Italy (2005), having as main tasks: modelling coastal waves and surf zone processes. Starting with 2006, in parallel with his activity as professor at University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, he works also as professor collaborator at CENTEC - Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Eugen Rusu published more than 150 works in the fields of renewable energy and marine engineering and he received the awards of Doctor Honoris Causa (2015), at the Maritime University of Constanta, Romania and Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Renewable Energy (2015) and Ocean Engineering (2016) journals. He is also the President of the Council of the Doctoral Schools in Galati University (vice rector) and corresponding member of the Romanian Academy, which is the highest scientific and cultural forum in Romania.”.