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W-STEM special session Keynote: Applications of IoT wireless sensor networks in the pandemic era
nadia Eleftheria (Eli) Katsiri received the Diploma degree from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics of the University of Patras in 1998 and the Ph.D degree from the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge in 2005, where she was awarded a Domestic Studentship, a CASE and a Press Steel financial awards. Previously, from 1998 until 2000, she worked as Systems Analyst at Procter&Gamble in Brussels. From 2005 to 2007, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, collaborating with the research teams: London e-Science Centre and Distributed Software Engineering. From 2007 to 2010 she was a Lecturer in Computer Science, at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has also worked as developer for Velti dR in London and Cetrus Inc in San Ramon, California (part-time), as advisor to the Deputy Minister of Education, Research and Religion Prof. I Panaretos in matters of e-Government, as well as scientific collaborator in the Institute of Information Systems (IMIS) of the Research and Innovation Centre in Information Technologies, “Athena”, on ubiquitous computing and sensor networks middleware. 

Eleftheria Katsiri is currently Assistant Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, of the Democritus University of Thrace, in Xanthi, where she teaches Operating Systems, Structured Programming and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at the undergraduate level and Distributed and Parallel systems at the postgraduate level. In 2020 she was a sabbatical researcher at the Computer Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. Since 2014, she is Adjunct Researcher of the Research and Innovation Centre “Athena”. Her research interests are in the area of high-level, programming tools for context-awareness in ubiquitous computing, IoT and wireless sensor networks, and distributed and parallel systems with real-time requirements. She has 18 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and over 30 in peer-reviewed international conferences with 275 citations in total. She was Coordinator of a national research project (ALPINE) (included in GSRT’s best practices and presented in the 83rd HELEXPO, in 2016) leader of a work-package in a national project (Hydropolis) and researcher in 2 European projects (SPICE, iWidget), in 2 UK projects  (ICENI ΙΙ, UbiMon) and 3 national projects (RFCure, Greenactions, CAP). Last, she has participated in 8 evaluation committees in the EU, evaluating in total 30 research proposals and monitoring 2 research projects. Her international scientific activities include 17 invited talks in international research venues, membership of 11 technical program committees, chairing of 11 sessions and reviewing for 8 international journals. She is also the creator of 13 software and hardware demos including sensor networks, web apps, educational games and network simulation software.
  
W-STEM special session Keynote: Digital Twin - An industry led pilot case study
 kaur Karamjit Kaur is a Research Fellow in AI and Software Engineering Laboratory since May 2017. She was awarded my PhD in 2015 on the topic "A Novel Framework for Querying Multi-paradigm Databases". Her research interests include data integration, systems interoperability, polyglot persistence and investigating big data storage solutions such as NoSQL and NewSQL databases.