Keynote Speakers

Prof. Wojciech Grega

AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Wojciech Grega,, PhD degree in Automatic Control (1979), degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) in Automatics and Robotics (1994). Professor's title he received in 2005 from the President of Republic of Poland. Full Professor of AGH in Krakow: digital control, optimization methods, distributed control, industrial control systems, engineering education.
He held various visiting appointments: at Montreal University in Canada (1990), City University in London (1992), and positions of visiting professor in ESSTIN, Nancy, Lyon, (1996) and Embry Riddle University, Daytona Beach, USA (2000). Currently also serving as Supervisory Board Member and scientific consultant for several Polish innovative company.
He is author and co-author of more than 150 papers and 3 books. He has been coordinator or main researcher in 22 national and international projects (lately: Horizon 2020: KIC-ASS, ProInterface, EACEA: ILERT, DESIRE). Served as a member of several scientific committees, including Commission of Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (2004 - 2010). He was Vice Dean of the Faculty (AGH, 1994-97); Head of the Control Laboratory at Department of Automatics and Biomedical Engineering of AGH (since 2002), Head of the Chair of Applied Computer Science in the Malopolska Higher Vocational School in Krakow (2009-2011), Executive Board Member of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (since 2005), KIC InnoEnergy Poland+ Educational Director (2011-15), co-editor of Measurement Automation and Monitoring Journal (PAR) and International Journal of Modeling and Optimization. In 2016-2017 and since 2018 he has been elected chairman of IEEE Control Systems Society, Polish Section.
Currently, he is serving as Supervisory Board Member and/or Scientific Consultant for several Polish innovative company (, ).
He was chairman and co-founder of several international conferences, between them Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (2011-2017). Invited plenary lecturer at prestigious international conferences, like Meeting of the Directors General of Higher Education, Dublin 2013, ERA in Action: Excellence and cohesion, Brussels 2013.


Prof. John P. T. Mo

RMIT University, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Melbourne, Australia

John P. T. Mo is Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and former Head of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering at RMIT University, Australia, since 2007. He has been an active researcher in manufacturing and complex systems for over 35 years and worked for educational and scientific institutions in Hong Kong and Australia. From 1996, John was a Project Manager and Research Team Leader with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for 11 years leading a team of 15 research scientists. John has a broad research interest and has received numerous industrial research grants. A few highlights of the projects include: signal diagnostics for plasma cutting machines, ANZAC ship alliance engineering analysis, optimisation of titanium machining for aerospace industry, critical infrastructure protection modelling and analysis, polycrystalline diamond cutting tools on multi-axes CNC machine, system analysis for support of complex engineering systems John obtained his doctorate from Loughborough University, UK and is a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and Institution of Engineers Australia.


Prof. Andrzej Turnau

AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Andrzej Turnau has developed his scientific life at University of Science and Technology (AGH) in Krakow. There he became a titular professor of technical sciences. He is primarily interested in automatics, robotics and numerical control algorithms applied in the real time.
He worked and did engineering and scientific internships abroad in Finland, Brazil, in Denmark he repeatedly visited the Technical University in Lyngby (Copenhagen), France, Germany and USA in Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
He published 124 papers including several books as a co-author and two original monographs: Target control of nonlinear systems in real-time – Intelligent and time-optimal algorithms, Publishing house AGH, Krakow, 2002 and Advances in time-optimal controllers in real-time. Automatics and Robotics, Academic Press EXIT, Warsaw, 2013.
He is co-author of two patents. The last patent is entitled: A system for automatic scarification and assessment of vitality of seeds and a method for automatic scarification and assessment of vitality of seeds. University of Science and Technology in Krakow; Agricultural University in Krakow; Industrial Institute of Agricultural Machines in Poznan; inventor: Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Miroslaw Jablonski, Zbigniew Mikrut, Jaromir Przybylo, Adam Pilat, Andrzej Turnau, Jakub Klocek, Jozef Walczyk, Pawel Tylek, Tadeusz Juliszewski, Pawel Kielbasa, Jan Szczepaniak, Florian Adamczyk, Pawel Frackowiak, Grzegorz Wachalski. PL/EP 3172954 T3; Granted 2018-08-29; Published 2019.
He promoted five doctors. Two doctoral thesis are currently open. He reviewed several doctoral dissertations and two postdoctoral thesis. He held managerial positions in 3 projects sponsored by National Scientific Committee
Since 2001 he has been a member of the IFAC Technical Committee 2.4 on Optimal Control. Since 2003 he has been a member of the board of the POLSPAR Polish Association of Measurements, Automatics and Robotics. He was a Polish delegate on behalf of POLSPAR at the IFAC 2014 Word Congress in Cape Town in South Africa.
Lately he has participated as a speaker and a member of International Program Committee in the 17th IFAC Workshop on Control Applications of Optimization held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2018. Dynamically modified penalty function for control of Mitsubishi robotic arm in real time. Wojciech Zwonarz, Andrzej Turnau IFAC vol. 51 32, pp. 418-432. 17th IFAC Technical-Committee-on-Optimal-Control (TC 2.4) workshop on Control Applications of Optimization (CAO): Yekaterinburg, Russia, October 15-19, 2018.
Since 2001 he has been the president of the board of the INTECO company in Krakow producing devices and computer cards for learning and research in the field of automatic control. The manufactured equipment is wildly known round the word and successfully operates in a vast number of university laboratories. Twice the company received financial support for development from the National Center for Research and development showing significant global sales of the systems and specialized computer cards..