Conference Program and Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

  General contact, program and international participation – P.Nedkov <> 

Plamen Nedkov is chief executive of IT STAR and editor of the IT STAR Newsletter. His background is in international economics. He is widely published and is involved in the organization of conferences. Plamen was head of Department for International Organizations at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, executive director of IFIP, delegate to many sessions of UNESCO’s General Conference and elected representative to the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee. He is member of the Steering committee of CEN’s WS on ICT Skills.

General contact for Italian participation – G. Occhini <> 

Giulio Occhini is AICA’s Chief Executive Officer. He has graduated in physics and has held various academic and industry research-oriented positions. He was President of CEPIS in the mid-90s during a period that was crucial for introducing the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) on a pan-European scale. Giulio has held leading positions in AICA including National President and Chairman of the Board. He served as IT STAR Coordinator for the period 2006-2010.

Local arrangements and organization – G. Mastronardi <>

Giuseppe Mastronardi is full professor of Computer Science at the Politecnico di Bari and teaches Information Security and Medical Informatics. His interests include biometric techniques for personal identification, data-security by means of cryptography and data-hiding techniques, bio-informatics and soft-computing applications to pattern recognition (signals and images). He works in the field of personal identification by voice, by retinal fundus and specially by 3D scanning face, in cooperation with government organizations.Giuseppe is member of AICA and Chair of its Puglia section. He is the local organizer of the 7th IT STAR WS on Electronic Business II, on 3 May 2013 in Bari, Italy.