Latif Ladid

Chair IoT subC,

President, IPv6 Forum,

Research Fellow, SnT, University of Luxembourg

Latif Ladid holds also the following positions: Emeritus Trustee, Internet  Society, Board Member IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program,and Board Member World Summit Award. He is a Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects: 6INIT, – First Pioneer IPv6 Research Project; 6WINIT,; Euro6IX,; Eurov6,; NGNi,; Project initiator SEINIT,, and Project initiator SecurIST,  He is also Board Member of 3GPP PCG (, 3GPP2 PCG (, Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc SDN-NFV subC, member of UN Strategy Council, and member of the Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg).


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Antonio Jara

Vice-chair IEEE ComSoc Internet of Things (IoT)

CEO of HOP Ubiquitous 

Assistant Prof. PostDoc HES-SO University 

Antonio J. Jara; Vice-chair of the IEEE Communications Society Internet of Things Technical Committee, CTO and co-founder of the Smart Cities company viBrain Solutions, Assistant Prof. PostDoc at University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) from Switzerland,  He did his PhD at the Intelligent Systems and Telematics Research Group of the University of Murcia (UMU) from Spain. He received two M.S. (Hons. – valedictorian) degrees. The first in Computer Science from UMU in 2009, where Master Thesis explored the “Internet of things in clinical environments”, and a second M.S. Computer Science degree dealing with advanced networks and artificial intelligence from UMU in 2010. Master Thesis pertained to “Mobility protocols for 6LoWPAN”. He has been associated with the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, UMU, since 2007, where he has been working on several projects related to the WSNs (6LoWPAN and ZigBee) and RFID applications in building automation and healthcare. He is especially focused on the design and development of new protocols for security and mobility for Future Internet of things, which is the topic of my Ph.D. He has also carried out a Master in Business Administration (MBA). He has published over 100 international papers, As well, he holds one patent, and he has participated in several Projects about the Internet of Things.


Antonio Skarmeta

Professor, Research Scientist, University of Murcia, 

Information Systems (Business Informatics)

Computer Security and Reliability, Computer Communications (Networks)

Dr. Antonio F. Skarmeta. He received the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Granada and B.S. (Hons.) and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia Spain. Since 1993 he is Professor at the same department and University. Antonio F. Skarmeta has work on different research projects  in the national and international area, like Euro6IX, 6Power, Positif, Seinit, Deserec, Enable and Daidalos, SWIFT, IoT6 and Openlab. His main interested is in the integration of security services at different layers like networking, management and Internet of Things. He is associate editor of the IEEE SMC-Part B and reviewer of several international journals. He has published over 90 international papers and being member of  several program commitees.


Sebastien Ziegler

Mandat International 

Founder and General Director General

IoT Forum President

(IEEE Standard Liaison)

Sebastien Ziegler is the founder and Director general of Mandat International, which is currently coordinating the IoT6 and the IoT Lab European research projects. He graduated in International relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, followed by a Master in environment, a MBA in international administration with mention very good (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL. Mr. Sébastien founded two foundations supporting the international cooperation, as well as a SME. He is allso founding member and board member of the IoT Forum and Vice-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT. He initiated several national and international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on IPv6 and multiprotocol interoperability. He is currently coordinating two European FP7 research projects: IoT6 on IoT, IPv6 and cloud computing; and IoT Lab on IoT and crowd sourcing. He is participating in other Euopean reseach projects, including: Hobnet on IPv6 for green buildings and EAR-IT on audio sensing in smart cities and buildings. He organized several international conferences and has been invited to speak in several inernational fora on IoT, IPv6 and ICT for green, including in the frame of the International Telecommunication Union.


Martin Serrano

IoT and Stream Processing Unit Head

National University of Ireland, Insight Centre for Data Analytics Galway

Adjunct Lecturer, Research Scientist (Experimental Platforms)

Dr. J. Martin Serrano is an ICT expert with more than 15 years experience in industry and applied research within a wide range of successful European collaborative projects (IST-Context, IST-AutoI, ICT-OpenIoT, ICT-Vital, ICT-Arcadia, ICT-BIG-IoT), Ireland-based National research projects (HEA PRTLI, SFI) and also Enterprise Ireland (EI) industry solutions-focus and product-driven innovation projects. Dr. Serrano received his MSc. and PhD from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC Tech) in Barcelona, Spain and currently is adjunct lecturer, Research Scientist at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and the head of the Internet of Things and Stream Processing Unit (UIoT) at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Dr. Serrano also leads scientific activities on IoT Experimentation and IoT Semantics in European Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) Platforms (SSC-Fed4FIRE and the FIRE FIESTA-IoT project). Dr. Serrano has a strong background and expertise on technical and semantic interoperability, services/applications and network management technologies and high-level applications. Dr. Serrano is a continuous contributor to the Scientific, Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for Europe and is an active member of IEEE (Computer and Communication Societies). Dr. Serrano is acting as the chair in the EC FIRE Board and has a leading role in the European Research Cluster for the Internet of Things (IERC) and he is board member at the Open Agile Smart City Network (OASC) and participant at the Global City Teams Challenge organised by the National Institute for Standards and Technology.


Essaid Sabir

Essaid Sabir received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science jointly from University of Avignon (France) and the Mohammed V-Agdal University (Rabat, Morocco). Currently, he is an associate professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electricité et Mécanique (ENSEM). He is a referee for several international journals and conferences. His research interests include performance evaluation, protocols design, stochastic learning, cognitive radio, networking games, pricing and network neutrality.





IoT ComSoc Emerging SubCommittee