Prof. Alex Galis
University College London (UCL), UK
Alex Galis is a Professor In Networked and Service Systems at University College London (UCL). He has co-authored 10 research books and more that 250 publications in the Future Internet areas: system management, networks and services, networking clouds, 5G virtualisation and programmability. He participated in a number of EU research projects including overall technical leadership of the MISA - Management of IP networks, FAIN – programmable networks, CONTEXT – context aware networking and AUTONOMIC INTERET – autonomic networking projects. He was a member of the Steering Group of the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) and he led the Management and Service–aware Networking Architecture (MANA) working group at FIA. He acted as PTC chair of 14 IEEE conferences including TPC co-chair of IEEE Network Softwarization 2015 (NetSoft 2015) and reviewer in more than 100 IEEE conferences. He is also a co-editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine feature topic on Advances In Networking Software and co-editor of the IEEE JASAC series on Network Softwarization and Enablers. He co-edited the ‘5G Architecture” and “Cognitive Network Management for 5G” white papers of the 5GPPP infrastructure association (i.e. 5G Architecture published version 1 – July 2016 and version 2 – August 2017; Cognitive Network Management for 5G published in March 2017; https://5g-ppp.eu/white-papers/). He acted as a Vice Chair of the ITU-T SG13 Group on Future Networking. He is involved in IETF and ITU-T SG13 network slicing activities and he is also involved in IEEE SDN initiative.