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Peter X. Liu

Carleton University, Canada

Biography: Prof. Peter X. Liu received his Ph.D. degree from University of Alberta, Canada in 2002. He has been with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Canada since July 2002 and is currently a Professor. His interest includes interactive networked systems and teleoperation, haptics, surgical simulation, control and intelligent robotic systems.  
Dr. Liu is the Founding Chair of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices. He is the Editor in Chief of International Journal of Robotics and Automation and has served as an Associate Editor of several journals including IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.
Dr. Liu is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), a Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC), and a licensed member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (P.Eng).


Carla Seatzu

University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Biography: Carla Seatzu is Full Professor of Automatic Control at the University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.
Her research interests are: discrete event systems, Petri nets, hybrid systems, networked control systems, manufacturing and transportation systems. She is the author/co-author of over 280 publications, including 90+ articles in international journals and one textbook. She is the editor of two international books.
She has been a Visiting Professor in universities in Spain, (Zaragoza), USA (Atlanta), Mexico (Guadalajara), and China (Xi’an, Hangzhou). Her h-index in Scopus is equal to 39.
Prof. Seatzu is Department Editor of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems; she is Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and of the International Journal of Robotics and Research. She has been Senior Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Letters and Associate Editors of many international journals including the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
She is Program Chair of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Science Engineering; she was Program Chair of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation in 2018, Workshop Chair of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in 2016, and General Co-Chair of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation in 2013.