• Keynote Speakers

2024 Keynotes

Prof. Fatos Xhafa
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain

Editor in Chief: Elsevier Book Series "Intelligent Data Centric Systems"
Editor in Chief: Springer Book Series "Data Engineering and Communication Technologies"
Editor in Chief: Internet of Things; Engineering Cyber Physical Human Systems, Elsevier

Biography: Fatos Xhafa, PhD in Computer Science, is Full Professor at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. He has held various tenured and visiting professorship positions. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, UK (2019/2020), Visiting Professor at the Birkbeck College, University of London, UK (2009/2010) and a Research Associate at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA (2004/2005). Prof. Xhafa has widely published in peer reviewed international journals, conferences/workshops, book chapters, edited books and proceedings in the field (H-index 62). Prof. Xhafa has an extensive editorial service. He is founder and Editor-In-Chief of Internet of Things - Journal - Elsevier (Scopus and WoS Science) and of International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, (Scopus and WoS Science). Prof. Xhafa is a member of the IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society and Founder Member of Emerging Technical Subcommittee of Internet of Things. His research interests include IoT and Cloud-to-thing continuum computing, massive data processing and collective intelligence, optimization, and machine learning, among others. Please visit and

Prof. Edmundo Tovar
Technical University of Madrid, Spain

Biography: Edmundo Tovar, received the computer engineering degree and Ph.D. degree in informatics from the Madrid Technical University (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM), Madrid, Spain, in 1986 and 1994, respectively. He is currently with the UPM as a Professor of information technology in enterprise. He has served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the OpenCourseWare Consortium (2009–2013), Executive Director of the OCW Office of the UPM (2008–2012), and Executive Director of the Open Education Office at UPM (2013-2016).
President of IEEE Education Society (2021-2022) and junior past President (2023-2024). He leads the UPM Research Group REFERENT in technologies applied to Open Education. He has been awarded with the 2022 Research National Prize in Computer Engineering.

Prof. Stylianos Mystakidis
University of Patras, Greece

Biography: Dr. Stylianos Mystakidis is an awarded Innovator and Researcher on Educational Technology at the University of Patras, Greece, Adjunct Faculty member at the International Hellenic University and the Hellenic Open University and Visiting Professor at the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy. His expertise lies in the intersection of immersive technologies such as metaverse, virtual worlds, VR and AR with instructional design and game-based methods. His name has been included in Stanford University's list of scientists in the field of Education with the most citations of their research work in the world for 2022 (top 2%).
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