1. Invited Keynote on From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond, Block chain Global Impact Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. March 23-24, 2015.
  2. Introduction to Don Tapscott, Stanford University Digital Economy Meeting, March 24, 2015


  1. "Reframing the Knowledge Society" at the UNESCO Future Forum “Exploring the Dynamics of Knowledge Societies: Using the Future to Shape Transformative Policies”, February 25-27,2013 Paris, France


  1. Opening Keynote Address at the Diaspora Conference, Bucharest, Romania, 25-28 September, 2012.


  1. Digital Ecologies for a Greed World, Invited at the International Conference on Statistical Physics, SigmaPhi 2011, Larnaca, Cyprus, July 11-15, 2011.
  2. 'Systems Thinking for a Complex World: Engineering Cyber-Physical Ecosystems, Invited Keynote at Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Laboratory, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, April 1, 2011


  1. Innovation Strategies (talk invited by the Minister of Education of Romania) - at the Romanian Diaspora in Research and Higher Education Forum organized by the President of Romania, Bucharest, September 20-24, 2010.
  2. Invited Keynote on "Emergent Engineering for the Management of Complex Public Safety and Security Operations", at the NATO Modelling and Simulation Conference, May 3-5, 2010, Ottawa, May 3-5, 2010, Ottawa
  3. Invited Keynote on "An Agile Force for a Resilient World" at the Defence S&T Symposium 2010, Ottawa, April 27-29, 2010


  1. Holistic Security Ecosystems, Opening Keynote Address and Invited Tutorial Lecture Lecture at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE-DEST 2009) - Istanbul, Turkey, June 1-3, 2009
  2. Organizational Transformation in the Digital Economy, Invited Plenary Talk at IEEE INDIN 2 the 7th IEEE Industrial Informatics Conf, Cardiff, UK, June 23-26, 2009
  3. Opening Invited Talk at the 2nd International Summer School on Pervasive Adaptation, Edimburgh, Scotland, UK, June 20-26, 2009.


  1. Emergent Engineering: Breakthrough in Managing Large Scale eNetworked Techno-Social Systems, Invited Keynote Address at Autonomics 2008, Second ACM International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems, Turin, Italy, September 23-25, 2008
  2. Complex Networks for an Ambient World, Invited Banquet Keynote at AmbiSys 2008, 1st ACM International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems, February 11-14, 2008, Quebec City, Canada
  3. Engineering Industrial Ecosystems, Tutorial Lecture at IEEE INDIN 2008, Daejong, Korea, July 13, 2008
  4. Future Wireless in the Nervous System of a Networked World, Invited Talk in the Working Group on Future Architecture (WG3) at the 20th meeting of the Wireless World Research Forum, April 22-24, 2007, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


  1. Mihaela Ulieru, Evolving the ‘DNA blueprint’ of eNetwork middleware to Control Resilient and Efficient Cyber-Physical Ecosystems, Invited talk at BIONETICS 2007 - 2nd International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems, Budapest, Hungary December 10-14, 2007
  2. Engineering Industrial Ecosystems in a Networked World, Keynote Address at the 5th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2007), Vienna, Austria.


  1. Tutorial on Intelligent Environments for Manufacturing at IEEE – IECON 2006, 32nd Annual
    Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, Paris, France, November 6-10, 2006
  2. Medical Informatics - Bridging the AI and Medical Communities to find solutions to the impossible in glaucoma monitoring, Opening Keynote Address at the International Congress of Ophthalmology, Guadalajara, Mexico, August 7-9, 2006.
  3. Building Self-Organizing Knowledge Repositories for Pandemic Mitigation, Invited Talk at AAMAS 2006, Japan
  4. Engineering Self-Organizing Applications in the Pervasive Information Technologies Age, Invited Keynote Address at ICINCO 2006, International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, August 1-5, 2006, Portugal.
  5. Tutorial on Agent-Based Distributed Control at ICINCO 2006, International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, August 1-5, 2006, Portugal.
  6. Invited Talk: A Mathematics for Optimizing the Dynamic Cyberspace, University of New Brunswick, Department of Mathematics Special Seminars, January 19, 2006.
  7. Tutorial on Agent-Based Supply Chain Management, ICEC 2006, 8th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, August 14-16, 2006, Fredericton, Canada
  8. An Adaptive Risk Management Approach to (Cyber)Security, MITACS Workshop on Security,
    February 8,9 2006, Halifax, Canada


  1. Tutorial on Industrial Agent Technologies, IEEE IECON 2005, 31st Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, November 6-10, 2005.
  2. Invited talk on Using The Grid for Building Public Health Decision Support Systems at the NB Lung Association Meeting, November 22, 2005.
  3. Tutorial on ‘Context-Aware Computing and Ambient Intelligence’, 3rd IEEE Industrial Informatics Conference, August 9-12, 2005, Perth, Australia.
  4. “Holonic Risk Management Framework”, Invited Talk at the Symposium on Human-Centric Computing (HC2), February 20-23, 2005 , Banff, Canada .
  5. “The Vision for Industrial Informatics”, Invited Keynote at the Annual Conference of the South Africa Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), September 19-21, 2005
  6. Datamining Technologies for Industrial Informatics”, Invited Keynote at the First International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (PReMI'05), Kolkata, India, December 2005


  1. “Engineering Self-Organising Applications for the e-Society”; Invited Keynote at MATES 2004, International Conference on Multi-Agent Technologies, September 2004, Erfurt, Germany.


  1. ‘Industrial Informatics: What is it and Why’ - Address (as General Chair) – Proceedings of IEEE INDIN03, August 21-24, 2003, Banff, Canada, pp. 1-3.
  2. ‘e-Logistics for a Fail-Safe World: How Agents can Save Us’ – Invited Address at the 26th FIPA Meeting, Palermo, February 2003
  3. ‘Agent-Enabled Collaborative Automation: A Canadian Perspective’ – Invited Address at the EU Commission evaluation meeting for the PABADIS Consortium (as leader of PABADIS Canada), Zurich, Switzerland, January 2003
  4. “Emergent Information Infrastructures for Intelligent Distributed Systems”, Invited Seminar at Sydney University of Technology by Prof. Tharam Dillon, Dean of Information Technologies Faculty, July 10, 2003.
  5. “Immunity in Cyberspace: Issues and Challenges”, Invited Seminar at the Workshop on e-Securities organized by CANARIE and NRC-Institute of Information Technologies, Fredericton, Canada, May, 2003.
  6. E-Health Enabled Standards of Care, Invited talk in the Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria, November 2003.
  7. Emergent Information Infrastructures for Intelligent Distributed Systems : Mirroring the Universe and Life in Cyberspace”, Invited Presentation at the 2003 BISC FLINT-CIBI International Joint Workshop on Soft Computing for Internet and Bioinformatics, University of California at Berkeley, December 2003.
  8. Consensus Analyzer” - Exhibit and Demo – at Power-Gen 2003, Las Vegas Convention Center, December 8-10, 2003 (invited by SermaTech Power Solutions, US and Intelligent Applications, UK.)


  1. „Towards the Self-Organizing, Evolutionary Cyberspace – Emergent Virtual Organizations” – Plenary Key Note Address at the International Conference NetObject Days (NODe) 2002, Erfurt, Germany, October 7-10, 2002.
  2. “Internet-Enabled Holarchies of Agents – Emergent Virtual Organizations”, Opening Plenary Address at the International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics INTERSYMP 2002, July 29-August 1, Baden-Baden, Germany.
  3. “Soft Computing and The Internet – Enabling Global Collaboration” – Opening Plenary Address at the 3rd World Science and Engineering Society Multi-Conference on Soft Computing, Interlaken, Switzerland, February 12, 2002.
  4. Holarchies on The Internet: Enabling Global Collaboration”, Plenary Talk at the International Conference on Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science and e-Medicine; Rome, Italy August 2-5, 2002


  1. “The Holonic Enterprise as an Information Ecosystem”, Invited Keynote at the Meeting of the Foundation of Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA), London, UK, April 2-5, 2001.
  2. “Soft Computing Approaches for the Holonic Enterprise”; International Workshop on "Fuzzy Logic and the Internet”, Berkeley, August 24-29, 2001
  3. "FIPA-Enabled Holonic Enterprise"; Invited Keynote at the Workshop on Multi-Agent-based factory Automation, within 8th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2001)
  4. “The Future of Transdisciplinarity – Towards a Human-Friendly Technology”, Opening Address at the International Workshop on Science and Interdisciplinarity, in conjunction with the Symposium ‘Paradigms Lost, Paradigms Regained’, University of Calgary, May 9-12, 2001 (invited by Prof. Tamara Palmer-Seiler).


  1. “The Parallel Universe: Multi-Agent Systems as a Tool to Emulate Social Behavior”, Invited Plenary Address at the 12th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, July 31-August 5, 2000, Baden-Baden, Germany.


  1. Holonics – The challenge in manufacturing of the 21st Century, Plenary Talk at the IIAS’99 Conference on Systems Research Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany – awarded as “Outstanding Research”.


  1. "Intelligent Systems Between Theory and Practice" - invited contribution on the panel New Paradigms in Intelligent Systems Design organized by Alex Meystel and James Albus at the IFAC World Congress, San Francisco, CA.
  2. "A Control Engineering Perspective on the Design of Intelligent Mechatronic Systems" - invited contribution on the panel Fuzzy Logic on the Frontiers of Intelligent Systems Design NAFIPS'96, Berkeley, CA.


  1. "Integrated Paradigms for Intelligent Control Systems Design", InterSymp 95, Baden-Baden, Germany.
  2. "The Role of Soft Computing in Fault Diagnosis", International Workshop "Fuzzy in Practice and Theory", Clausthal, Germany.


  1. "Computational Intelligence Imitating Life", Key Note Address at the 7th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 15-21, 1994.
  2. "Rationality in the Multicultural Context and the Scientist's Responsibility", Key Note Address at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research and the second Orwellian Symposium, Karlsbad, Czech Republic.


  1. "From Conventional to Modern Approaches Towards the Real Challenge in Technology", Key Note Address at the 4th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics Baden-Baden, Germany.