Invited Speeches and Lectures

·         Invited Keynote speech in the Eleventh International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications, Naples, Italy, December 2016.

·         Invited Keynote speech in the Computational Intelligence Summer School, Tunisia, November 2016.  

·         Invited Speech in the 2014 University of Granada, Spain Experts Seminar Series in Intelligent Systems, Granada, Spain, February 2014

·         Invited Speech in the 2013 Brazilian Congress on  Computational Intelligence, Recife, Brazil, September 2013

·         Invited to give an Invited speech in the 2008 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Hong Kong, June 2008.

·         Invited to give a Plenary Keynote Speech in the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Application, Pisa, Italy, December 2009.

·         Invited to give a Plenary Keynote Speech in the 2011 International Work-Conference On Artificial Neural Networks (IWANN 2011), Malaga, Spain, June 2011.

·         Invited to give a Plenary Keynote Speech in the 2011 International Conference on Adaptive and Intelligent Systems (ICAIS’11)”, Klagenfurt, Austria, September 2011.

·         Invited to give a keynote speech in the International Conference on Digital Lifestyles and Systems, Tainan, Taiwan, June 2008.

·         Invited to give a keynote speech in the 6th  International Workshop on Rough Set and Knowledge Technology, Ismailia, Egypt, June  2008

·         Invited speech in the workshop on Emergent Application of Computational Intelligence in Computer Go held within the 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2010), Barcelona, Spain, July 2010.

·         Giving a tutorial entitled “Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems”, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2011.

·         Giving a tutorial entitled “Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Type-2 Fuzzy Systems”, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Barcelona, Spain, July 2010.

·         Giving a tutorial entitled “Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Type-2 Fuzzy Systems”, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Jeju Island, Korea, August 2009.

·         Invited to give invited lectures in the National Centre for High Performance Computing, Taiwan, July 2010.

·         Invited Panellist in the panel entitled “ Computing with Words ” held in the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2011.

·         Panellist on the Doctoral Colloquium of the 2009 International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Orlando, USA, September 2009.

·         Invited Panellist in the panel entitled “Type-2 Fuzzy Systems: Past, Present, Challenges and Future Directions” held in the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, held within the 2008 World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Hong Kong, June 2008.

·         Organised a panel entitled “Fuzzy Logic Control: Challenges and New Directions”, organized within the 2007 IEEE International Conference of Fuzzy Systems, London, UK, July 2007.

·         Organised and Chaired a Panel on “Intelligent Agents and Computational Intelligence” in the 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Agents, Nashville, USA, April 2009.

·         Invited Panellist in the panel entitled “ Human Vs Computer Go Competition ” held in the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Jeju Island, Korea, August 2009.

·         Invited Panellist in the panel entitled “Type-2 Fuzzy Systems: Past, Present, Challenges and Future Directions” held in the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, held within the 2008 World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Hong Kong, June 2006.

·          “Type-2 FLCs: Towards a New Generation of Fuzzy Controllers”, Invited by Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, October 2007.

·         Intelligent Embedded Agents to create Ambient Intelligent Environments”. Invited by the Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory, University of Florida, USA.  April 2007.

·         Invited to give invited lectures in Kaohsiung University, National Chung Kung University and the National University of Tainan, Taiwan, June 2008.

·         “Intelligent Environments and Embedded Agents”, Invited Course at the University of Ulm, Germany, Funded by the EU Socrates Program, February 2006.

·         Collaborating Micro Robots for Fluidic Environments”, Invited speech in the IEE International Conference on Autonomous Systems, London, UK, November 2005.

·         Evolving Type-2 Fuzzy Agents for Ambient Intelligent Environments “, Invited Speech in the 2nd International Symposium on Evolving Fuzzy Systems, Lake District, UK, September 2006.

·         “Using Embedded Agents to Create Ambient Intelligence”, Invited talk by University of Lancaster, UK, November 2005.

·         "Towards developing embedded agents based on type-2 Fuzzy Logic” Invited talk by DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK,  May 2004

·         Invited paper entitled " Life Long Learning and Adaptation for Embedded agents operating in unstructured Environments" in the Joint 9th IFSA (the International Fuzzy Systems Association) World Congress and 20th NAFIPS (North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society) International Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 25-28, 2001

·         "A Hierarchical Fuzzy Genetic system for online learning and adaptation", Invited talk by BT labs, BT Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, UK, Januray 2000.

·         “An intelligent agricultural robot" invited lecture by the Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic February 1999.

 

Other Research Related Activities

·         Invited to develop a tutorial for the IEEE Expert Now Online Tutorials entitled “Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Controllers: Towards a New Approach for Handling Uncertainties in Real World Environments” appeared January 2009.

·         Gave a tutorial entitled “Theoretical, Practical and Application Aspects of Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems”, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Brisbane, Australia, June 2012.

·         Gave a tutorial entitled “Practical and Application Aspects of Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems”, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2011.

·         Gave a tutorial entitled “Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Type-2 Fuzzy Systems”, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Barcelona, Spain, July 2010.

·         Gave a tutorial entitled “Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Type-2 Fuzzy Systems”, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Jeju Island, Korea, August 2009.

·         Invited Panelist in the panel entitled “ Higher Order Fuzzy Systems ” held in the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Hyderabad, India, July 2013.

·         Invited Panelist in the panel entitled “ Computing with Words ” held in the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2011.

·         Invited Panelist in the panel entitled “ Human Vs Computer Go Competition ” held in the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Jeju Island, Korea, August 2009.

·         Panelist on the Doctoral Colloquium of the 2009 International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Orlando, USA, September 2009.

·         Invited Panelist in the panel entitled “Type-2 Fuzzy Systems: Past, Present, Challenges and Future Directions” held in the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, held within the 2008 World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Hong Kong, June 2008.

·         Organised a panel entitled “Fuzzy Logic Control: Challenges and New Directions”, organized within the 2007 IEEE International Conference of Fuzzy Systems, London, UK, July 2007.

·         Organised and Chaired a Panel on “Intelligent Agents and Computational Intelligence” in the 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Agents, Nashville, USA, April 2009.

 

Development of Research Infrastructure

·        I played a major role in the construction and design of the intelligent Space (iSpace) which is a world class test bed for research in intelligent environment and ambient intelligence. The iSpace is built as a self-contained flat incorporating a lounge/kitchen/dining area, two bedrooms and a ‘wet’ bathroom. Included in the design of the iSpace was the provision of accessible wall cavities and ceiling spaces enabling the embedded intelligence to be ‘hidden’ from the occupants of the flat. This allows the internal appearance of the flat to remain normal enabling user evaluations to be performed in an unbiased environment.

·        I played a major role at the development of International cutting edge world class testbed for intelligent classrooms for distance education within Ambient Intelligent Environments. The development is funded by HEFCE with a funding of £110,000.

·        I played a major role in the construction and design of the intelligent Dormitory (iDorm) which is a cutting edge test-facility for intelligent environments and ambient intelligence. The iDorm set up has been visited by the Her Royal Highness the Queen during her visit to Essex in November 2005. The iDorm is based on a student study bedroom which has been fitted with a liberal set of networked based embedded-computers, sensors and effectors that can be arranged into almost endless pervasive computing experimental arrangements (see http://iieg.essex.ac.uk/idorm.htm for more information). The iDorm has been featured in many TV broadcasts including the BBC1’s Tomorrow’s World , BBC2’s Matter of Fact, the BBC Look East News and Anglia TV as well as many Radio interviews in various radio stations including BBC Radio, SGR Colchester and others. The iDorm has also produced various press releases in the Times and various other magazines and news papers. 

·        Established the Intelligent Classroom and the Ambient Intelligence Centre in the German University in Cairo.

·        Established the Robotics labs and the Robotics research group in the German University in Cairo

·        I contributed to setting up and installing the Robotics lab in the Department of Computer Science, University of Hull.