2012 Keynote Speakers

— DeSE 2012 Keynote Speeches



Presentation: eRobotics: Paving the Way for the Next Generation of Robot Applications Affiliation: Institute for Man-Machine-Interaction Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology RWTH Aachen University Aachen, Germany
About: Since 2006, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jürgen Rossmann is the Chair and Director, Full Professor at the Institute for Man-Machine-Interaction, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen and also Managing Director of VEROSIM GmbH, Dortmund. Since 2000 he is a member of the Advisory Board of the German Space Agency DLR and a member of the NRW Research Council “NRW exzellent und innovativ” by invitation of the Prime Minister of NRW, since 2005. He obtained his PhD diploma in 1992 in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Dortmund, Germany with the thesis: “Collision Avoidance of Multi-Robot-Systems”. His research interests includes: projective virtual reality, multi-agent supervision and control, action planning, multi-sensor-integration, digital factory applications, virtual human, system simulation techniques, real-time visualization, optimization techniques, computer vision, man-machine interaction, tele-operation, medical applications.


Presentation: Innovative 3D Laser-Color Scanner Application From No-Invasive Remote Monitoring, for Both Accurate Color and Structural Diagnosis, to Virtual Fruition in Real Exhibitions Affiliation: Technical Unit Development of Applications of Radiations ENEA Frascati, Italy
About: Doctor Roberta Fantoni is the director of the Technical Unit UTAPRAD “Development of Applications of Radiations” at ENEA the Italian National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic development, her role is to coordinate researches in the field of Development of Applications of Radiations, including processes and diagnostics based on lasers and particles (electrons, protons) beams for the Industry, Environment, Cultural Heritage and Bio-medicine, and Micro- Nanotechnology. Major activities concern applications of the spectroscopic techniques as on-line diagnostics during different process, from laser assisted chemical reactions to environmental analyses. A significant part of her recent scientific activities has been dedicated to the development of diagnostics for cultural heritage monitoring, both to assist restoration processed and to promote remote fruition. Results of her researches have been reported in 160 scientific publications (HI=24) on referred international journals, 24 books, and presented to more than 200 national and international conferences and workshops with several invited papers. She has one patent on laser scanners.

Simeon SMID

Presentation: Observations with unmanned aerial vehicles: e-system engineering challenges comprising sensors, data- acquisition, transfer and analysis Affiliation: Luxcopter S.A
About: Siemon Smid is the managing director of Luxcopter S.A. and has a position in technology transfer at the Tallinn University of Technology. He is a former manager at  PricewaterhouseCoopers and Assystem, a 10,000 French based aerospace engineering consultancy. Since 2010 he leads BreakingResearch in Innovation and business Consultancy from Luxembourg. He is in charge of executive management of the consultancy operations in technology transfer, economic development, business development, innovation management and technology consultancy. He is a frequent trainer in lean management, innovation management, R&D management and entrepreneurship.

Adamantios KOUMPIS

Presentation: Accessibility for All and Accessibility for More Affiliation: ALTEC S.A.
About: He heads the Research Programmes Division of ALTEC S.A., which he founded in 1996 (an independent division of Unisoft S.A.). His previous position was at the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH,  Heraklio, Crete, where he worked in the Rehabilitation Tele-Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction Group upon several of European Commission’s RTD projects. He is the author of research papers, technical reports and project deliverables in the domains of Data/Information Management and Human-Computer Interaction. His research interests include quantitative decision making techniques and Information Society economics. He has successfully led many commercial and research projects, both at the European and the national level in the areas of E-Commerce, public sector and business enterprise re-organisation and information logistics, involving the linking of data/information repositories with knowledge management and business engineering models.


Presentation: E-risk – A project       using wavelet digital filtering for wearable ECG  system Affiliation: University Politehnica of Bucharest Wing Computer Group SRL
About: Is General Manager at SC Wing Computer SRL since 2007 and Lecturer on Acquisition and Processing, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Analog Signal Processing at the Politehnica University of Bucharest, since 2005. He obtained his PhD diploma in 2007 in bioengineering field, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest. He took part in many research projects as responsible partner or collaborator since 1999, and since 2007 he was project director in several PNCDI II projects.