Keynote speakers

The names of the keynote speakers will be announced soon.

The keynote speakers during the Rii Forum 2019 included:

Dr Akila Sarirete: Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department and Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at Effat University. Dr Sarirete holds Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Institut National d’Informatique in Algeria, a Master of Science degree from the University of Quebec (Montreal) and INI (Algeria) and a PhD in Computer Science from Ecole Superieure Nationale d’Informatique (ESI). Dr Sarirete is the IEEE Senior Member.

Dr Enric Serradell-Lopez is an economist and a Senior Lecturer at the Business Economics Department at the Open University of Catalonia (Spain). Dr Serradell holds a Phd in Management from the University of Barcelona. His work combines professional and academic activities. His main research lines are eLearning, corporate culture, intangibles and product innovation and ICT applications in management, especially business games. He is the director of the Go2sim research team – Innovative tools for eLearning- that aims to analyse and design environments in which personal and professional decision-making skills can be created and adequately developed. His research has been published in academic journals and presented in recognized international conferences.

Dr Saeed Ul Hassan: Director of Scientometrics Lab and a faculty member at Information Technology University (ITU), a former Post-Doctorate Fellow at the United Nations University – with more than 15 years of hands-on experience of advanced statistical techniques, artificial intelligence, and software development client work. He earned his Ph.D. in the field Information Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He has also served as a Research Fellow at National Institute of Informatics in Japan. Dr. Saeed’s research interests lie within the areas of Data Science, Scientometrics, Bibliometric Tools for Evidence-based Research Policy Formulation, Information Retrieval and Text Mining. He has published more than 40 papers in reputed international journals and conference proceedings including highly reputed venues like WWW, JCDL, Journal of Infometrics and Scientometrics. Dr. Saeed is also the recipient of James A. Linen III Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding academic performance. More recently, he has been awarded Eugene Garfield Honorable Mention Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis by Clarivate Analytics, Thomson Reuters