21st International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety,
and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2019)

Pisa, Italy
Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2019

Keynote Speakers

Paola Flocchini


Prof. Flocchini received her PhD from the University of Milan (Italy) and joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa shortly thereafter. Now a Full Professor and University Research Chair in distributed computing, her main research area is theoretical computer science, specifically, distributed computing with special focus on mobility (“moving and computing”) and on dynamicity (“time-varying graphs”). She is interested in fundamental computational and algorithmic issues that arise among autonomous mobile computational entities, in the design of algorithmic solutions in the context of dynamic networks, and in sense of direction and other structural information. Flocchini is the winner of the 2019 Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing, presented as part of the 26th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity (Sirocco 2019).

Petr Kuznetsov


Petr Kuznetsov is a Professor of Computer Science at Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique Paris, France. Before joining Télécom Paris, he has received his PhD from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), has worked at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and Technical University of Berlin. His research interests concern theoretical and practical aspects of concurrency and fault-tolerant distributed computing.

Christian Scheideler


Christian Scheideler received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Paderborn University, Germany, in 1993 and 1996. He was a postdoc at the Weizmann Institute and the Paderborn University, where he also finished his Habilitation, an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, USA, for five years and an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, for three years before he became a full professor at the Paderborn University in 2009. Among his various activities, he is currently the general chair of the ACM SPAA conference, an associate editor of the Journal of the ACM, an associate editor of the Journal of Computer and System Sciences, and the PC chair of ALGOSENSORS 2019. Christian Scheideler has published more than 100 papers in refereed conferences and journals and has an h-index of 38. He has served on more than 70 conference committees and has also been the PC chair and local arrangements chair of various conferences in the past. His main focus is on distributed algorithms and data structures, network theory (in particular, overlay networks, wireless networks, and hybrid networks), and the design of models and algorithms for robust and secure distributed systems as well as programmable matter.

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