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Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences (photo)

Janusz Kacprzyk

Professor in the Systems Research Institute, Warsaw, and full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Krassimir T. Atanassov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (photo)

Krassimir Atanassov

Professor in the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering and Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Nikolai Stoianov

Nikolai Stoianov

Nikolai Stoianov is Colonel in the Bulgarian Armed Forces, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Bulgarian Defence Institute.


Andrzej Dziech

Andrzej Dziech from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, is full professor cover 1986.

Antonio Pernice

President of CIRM, with key competences on cybersecurity policy issues, emergency response teams, and innovation in healthcare.

Dimitrina Polimirova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (photo)

Dimitrina Polimirova

Associate Professor, Director of the National Laboratory of Computer Virology supporting the session on Cyber Security Situational Awareness with focus on detecting and countering malware.

George Sharkov, Bulgaria (photo)

George Sharkov

CEO of the European Software Institute (Eastern Europe), National Cybersecurity Coordinator of Bulgaria (2014-2017).

Jüri Vain, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia (photo)

Jüri Vain

Founder of the Department of Computer Science and Professor of formal methods at the Department of Software Science, Tallinn University of Technology.

Michael Cooke, Maynooth University, Ireland

Michael Cooke

Dr. Michael Cooke is Lecturer in Applied Psychology in the National University of Ireland Maynooth.

Michel Rademaker, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

Michel Rademaker

Co-founder and deputy director of The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, organizer of the Cyber Security Summerschools with international partners like NATO and Europol.

Nina Dobrinkova  (photo)

Nina Dobrinkova

Associate Professor in the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies and Theme Chair for Wildfires in CMINE.

Sean S. Costigan

Professor at the George C.

Sotir Sotirov, Prof. Asen Zlatarov University, Burgas (photo)

Sotir Sotirov

Professor in the Department of Computer Systems and Technologies, Prof. Asen Zlatarov University, Burgas.

Velizar Shalamanov, Institute of ICT, Bulgaria (photo)

Velizar Shalamanov

Deputy director of the Institute of Information and Communications Technologies, former Minister of Defence .

Volodymyr Zaslavskyi, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv,Ukraine

Volodymyr Zaslavskyi

Professor in the Faculty of Cybernetics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.

Vyacheslav Kharchenko, Ukraine (photo)

Vyacheslav Kharchenko

Head of the Computer Systems, Networks and Cyber Security Department at the National Aerospace University KhAI, Kharkiv.

Professor Wim Mees, RMA

Wim Mees

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Dr Ir Wim Mees is Full Professor in the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, Belgium. In addition to teaching, Prof.

Yantsislav Yanakiev, Bulgarian Defence Institute (photo)

Yantsislav Yanakiev

Professor in the Bulgarian Defence Institute, principal national representative to the NATO STO Human Factors & Medicine Panel since 2005.

Zlatogor Minchev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Zlatogor Minchev

Associate Professor in the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Head of its “IT for Security

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