Plenary Talks

Prof. Kouhei Ohnishi

Keio University


Keynote 1

Received B. E., M. E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo in 1975, 1977 and 1980 respectively. Since 1980, he has been working at Keio University, the oldest existing higher educational institution in Japan. He is currently a professor at Department of System Design Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology of Keio University. Being received prestigious awards including IEEJ paper award (1985), JSPE Award (1996), IEEE fellow (2001), JSME fellow (2003), EPE-BEMC Council Award (2004) and IEEE Dr.-Ing Eugine Mittlemann Achievement Award, he concurrently serves as an IEEE IES vice president and the head of IEEJ Industry Applications Society. His major publications include “Basics of Control Engineering” (Maruzen, in Japanese) and “Recent Advancements in Motion Control” (The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun). His research interest lies in the field of electronics engineering, notably power electronics, motion control, robotics and haptics.

PhD Luis Barruncho



Keynote 2

Leading Director for Energy & Utilities Business Consulting for Southern Europe at CGI.

Director responsible for CGI´s Iberian Utilities Competence Centre for international business.

Director for CGI´s Innovation, Creativity and Experimentation Programme.

Luís is PhD on electrical engineering and computer science, with twenty years as a professional in business management, development, consulting and innovation and fifteen years in university teaching and applied research in international consortia, always in the energy and utilities sector.

He dedicated his professional life in pursuing innovative vision, excellence in the coordination of multidisciplinary competences for international activity, and promoting the advanced integration of the information and communication technologies in all the value chain of the energy and water businesses, namely for the efficient management and operation of critical infrastructures and assets.

He planned and fully executed along ten years the multi-project, multi-million dolars GeoEDP Programme to implement this vision at EDP, from nationwide field data capture of the whole network and high scale landbase production, to integrated GIS, OMS, WFM, Distribution Planning and Desing tools, and co-design of the SCADA/DMS architecture, which created the core for the current European leading InovGrid Programme for the Smart Grid.

Luís created the IT-Geo company to implemented that vision in Portugal and internationally. This organization, for which he was General Manager, is now part of the CGI Iberian Utilities Competence Centre for international business that he manages, including additionally the teams for Smart Metering, Renewables Management, Billing and CRM, as well as the Cybersecurity, Energy Analytics and Service Design Labs.


Prof.  Javad Jassbi 



Keynote 3

Prof. Javad Jassbi is a senior researcher in Uninova, New University of Lisbon and professor at the Department of Industrial Management in I.A.U., Science & Research branch. He received his BSc degree in mechanical engineering in 1997, MSc degree in Strategic Management from I.A.U.,  and PhD degree in Industrial Management (system) in 2003. He did his Post-Doc in fuzzy knowledge-base systems in New University of Lisbon in 2005 and was invited as Academic Visitor to Bristol Business School in 2010. He was the Head of Business Management department at Azad University in Oxford and Head of Industrial Management Department in Science and Research branch. His research interests include Application of Artificial Intelligence (Fuzzy Logic), Decision Making and Complex System Theory. Due to his educational background as well as industrial experiences, he is keen to work on Multi disciplinary works. He has published several academic papers in a wide variety of peer reviewed journals and presented various academic papers in conferences. He is consulting various companies and has research collaborations in several industries. He was leading several national and international projects since 2005 and enjoying working on European projects since his presence in Europe. He has international experiences in educational institutions and Research Centres in other countries such as the Iran, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Portugal and He is now responsible for Dissemination of the Projects in “Robotics and Complex Industrial Group (RICS)” with the target of MENA (Middle East and North Africa).

Dr Thomas Bangemann

ifak e. V. Magdeburg


Keynote 4

Thomas Bangemann is Deputy Head of the ifak Institut f. Automation und Kommunikation e.V. Magdeburg and responsible for coordination of research activities. Formerly he headed the departments “IT & Automation” as well as “Industrial Communication Systems” at ifak. After he finished his scientific studies on monitoring, control and diagnostics of automation systems in 1993 with the doctoral level he has been working on the subjects of communication systems and their application, the application of automation systems, the introduction of information technologies to management applications as well as integration of automation systems into SOA based systems. During the last few years he has been involved in several European and national funded projects, e.g. FP6-SOCRADES, ITEA2-AIMES, ITEA-PROTEUS, FP7-IMC-AESOP, BMBF-autoAPSint or FP7-ECOSSIAN. He is a member of several working groups within the ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (Manufacturing Execution Systems, Steering Committee for Communication in Automation), Association of German Engineers – Division Measurement and Automatic Control VDI/VDE-GMA (Cyber Physical Systems, Architectures for Industry 4.0) and PROFIBUS International and he also gives lectures dedicated to automation systems at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal and at the Open University in Hagen. Thomas Bangemann participated in the organization of several sessions on Cyber Physical Systems at international conferences, gave numerous presentations on the integration and migration of legacy systems into SOA based CPS and is co-author of the book “Industrial Cloud-Based Cyber-Physical Systems – The IMC-AESOP Approach”.