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Wojciech Burakowski (1951) – received his MSc, PhD and D.Sc. degrees in telecommunications from the Warsaw University of Technology in 1975, 1982 and 1992, respectively. Now he works as Full Professor at the Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw University of Technology and at the National Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw as an R&D Director. He leads the TNT research group. Since 1990 he has been involved in several COST and EU Framework Projects. He is a member of Telecommunication Section of the Polish Academy of Sciences and an expert in 7 FR Programme. He was a chairman and a member of many technical programme committees of national and international conferences. He is the author or co-author of about 170 papers published in books, international and national journals and conference proceedings and about 70 technical reports. His research areas include new networks techniques, ATM, IP, heterogeneous networks (fixed and wireless), network architecture, traffic engineering, simulation techniques, network mechanisms and algorithms.

Zbigniew Jaroszewicz (1956) – received his MSc degree from Warsaw University of Technology, Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics Faculty in 1980; later, from the same Faculty, he received PhD and DSc degrees in 1988 and 1998 respectively. In 2009 he got the title of Professor of Physical Sciences. From 1980 to 1984 was employed at the Institute of Telecommunications as engineer designer, and in 1984–1986 at the Warsaw Technical University, Institute of Physics. Since 1986 he has been with the Institute of Applied Optics, currently as a head of Physical Optics Division. At the same time, since 2004, he was again with the National Institute of Telecommunications, presently on the position of Professor. In years 1991–1995 he worked at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain and from 1997 to 2000 he was a professor at the National University of Colombia in Medellin. His scientific interest concerns diffractive optics, including theory, design and application of diffractive elements, especially in telecommunications and ophthalmology, as well as adaptive optics and didactics of optics. Professor Jaroszewicz is an author of approximately 200 scientific papers, 70 among them published in periodicals listed on Philadelphia List of Journals. He was a leader of 6 research projects granted by State Committee for Scientific Research (KBN). He promoted 4 doctoral dissertations and reviewed 12 others. He took part in 11 Scientific Committees of international conferences, and was a chairman of 6 of them. He is a member of The International Society for Optical Engineering SPIE, Optical Society of America OSA, Photonics Society of Poland, in which was elected as a member of the management board. Moreover he takes part in editorial boards of: Photonic Letters of Poland, Revista EIA (Columbia) and Optica Pura e Aplicada (Spain).

Marian Kowalewski (1951) – graduated from the Land Forces Military Academy (LFMA) in Zegrze (1975); academic teacher, research worker and vicechancellor for education and research in LFMA (1975–1997), deputy director for science and general matters in NIT-Warsaw (1997–2004), head of TETRA project in NIT (from 2002), organizer and co-organizer of many seminars and scientific conferences, author of numerous textbooks, academic course books, articles and R&D works concerned telecommunication problems. His scientific interests: planning and developing of telecommunications systems, and its efficiency.

MarciniakMarian Marciniak (1949) – graduated in solid state physics from Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland, in 1977. He holds a PhD degree in optoelectronics (1989), and a Doctor of Sciences degree in physics/optics (1997). He is the Head of Department of Transmission and Optical Technologies at the National Institute of Telecommunications, and a Professor at Kielce University of Technology. He authored/coauthored over 300 publications on optical communications. He serves as a Honorary International Advisor to the George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, University of Nottingham, UK. He is the main organizer of the International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) series. He is a Delegate to the ITU Study Group 15, and to IEC Technical Committee 86. He is a Deputy Editor of Optical and Quantum Electronics Journal. He serves as an Independent Expert for the European Commission, Information Science and Technology domain. He serves as the Chairman of the Management Committee of the European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research, COST Action MP0702: Towards Functional Sub-Wavelength Photonic Structures (2009–2012).

prof.OrlowskaEwa Orłowska (1935) – received her MSc (1957), PhD with honors (1971, the Ministry of Science and Education award for the dissertation in 1972) and DSc (1978) degrees in mathematics from the Warsaw University, Department of Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Science, and the scientific title of professor in 1993. She was employed at the Warsaw University, Polish Academy of Sciences and since 1996 she has been a professor at the National Institute of Telecommunications. She authored or co-authored over 100 publications in international journals, 2 monographs, and edited several special issues of journals, conference proceedings and books. She participated in international projects from the series Esprit (as a member of a French group), Tempus, COST (a member of the management committees and in the COST Action 274 she was the coordinator of a working group), a NATO project, an INTAS project, bilateral collaboration projects with France, the U.K. and South Africa. She was an invited speaker or a member of the program committees at many international conferences. She was a visiting professor in the universities in Europe, Canada, Japan, and South Africa. She served as an assessor in the Council of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (1999–2003) and a member of the international committee of the E. V. Beth PhD dissertation prize (2005, 2006, 2007). She is a member of the editorial boards of 5 international journals, including the Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology. Her current research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning with incomplete or uncertain information.

prof.SzczepanskiPaweł Szczepański (1957) – graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics (1981); academic teacher and research worker at Warsaw University of Technology (from 1981), director of the Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics at Warsaw University of Technology (from 2008); research worker at NIT in Warsaw (from 1998), deputy director for research at NIT (2002–2006); member of Committee of Electronics and Telecommunications of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Optoelectronics Section; member of Polish Committee of Optoelectronics of Association of Polish Electrical Engineers, Optical Society of America, SPIE and IEEE; author or co-author of some 300 publications (including approx. 100 in periodicals listed on Philadelphia List of Journals); editor-in-chief of the Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology and member of editorial advisory boards of many periodicals, among others Telekomunikacja i Techniki Informacyjne (TiTI). His current scientific interest include: lasers, photonics, nonlinear optics, integrated optoelectronics and photonic crystals.

prof.StruzakRyszard Strużak (1933) – Full Professor at the NIT, and a Co-Director of ICTP Schools on Wireless Networking, Italy. He is an author or co-author of some 200 papers as well as 10 patents in the areas of radio communications, spectrum management, and electromagnetic compatibility. He was a consultant to ITU, IUCAF, PWC, UNOCHA, WB and to industry and government agencies in Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, the U.K., the U.S. and other countries. He served as the Head of Technical Department and Acting Assistant Director at CCIR-ITU, a Visiting Professor at Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, a Full Professor at the University of Information Technology and Management at Rzeszow, a Professor at Wrocław University of Technology, a Professor and the Head of NIT Wrocław Branch, the Editor-in-Chief and the Chair of Editorial Board, Global Communications. He co-founded and chaired International Wroclaw Symposium on EMC. He was active in international organizations: ITU, URSI, IEC and CISPR, where he was elected to leading positions, among others the Vice-Chairman of ITU Radio Regulations Board. He was honored by the ITU Silver Medal, two international awards, and by highest national awards and decorations. He was elected a member of New York Academy of Science and an Academician of the International Telecommunication Academy. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and was awarded by an IEEE EMCS Acknowledgment of Gratitude.

prof.WierzbickiAndrzej P. Wierzbicki (1937) – got his MSc in 1960 in telecommunications and control engineering, PhD in 1964 in nonlinear dynamics in control, and D.Sc. In 1968 in optimization and decision science. He worked, between others, as the Dean of the Faculty of Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology (WT), Poland (1975–1978); the Chairman of Systems and Decision Sciences Program of International Institute for Applied System Analysis in Laxenburg n. Vienna, Austria (1979–1984). He was elected a member of the State Committee for Scientific Research of Republic of Poland and the Chairman of its Commission of Applied Research (1991–1994). He was the director of the National Institute of Telecommunications (NIT) in Poland (1996–2004). He worked as a research professor at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan (2004–2007). Beside teaching and lecturing for over 45 years and promoting over 100 master’s theses and 20 doctoral dissertations at WUT, he also lectured at doctoral studies at many Polish and international universities, including Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow, Poland, University of Minnesota in the U.S. and Kyoto University in Japan. Currently a deputy chairman of the Committee of Future Studies “Poland 2000 Plus” at the Presidium of Polish Academy of Sciences, and editor-in-chief of the journal “Przyszłość: Świat, Europa, Polska” (The Future: World, Europe, Poland) of this Committee. Professor Wierzbicki is an author of over 200 publications, including 16 books, over 120 articles in scientific journals; he also authored 3 patents granted and industrially applied. His current interests include vector optimization, multiple criteria and game theory approaches, negotiation and decision support, issues of information society and knowledge civilization, rational evolutionary theory of intuition, theories of knowledge creation and management.

prof.ZielinskiAndrzej Zieliński (1934) – received the Master of Engineering degree at the Faculty of Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) in 1959, and PhD degree at the same University in 1966. During 1957–1970 period a scientific employee of WUT. In 1970–1980 the director of National Institute of Telecommunications and professor in this institute. In 1980–1982 director of Union of Radio and TV Stations of Poland. In 1982–1993 director of NIT. In 1993-1997 Minister of Communications (Post and Telecommunications) of Poland. Since 1998 up to now professor at NIT. Chairman of the NIT Scientific Council. In 1993–2000 President of Federation of Engineering Associations in Poland. Member of Polish Academy of Engineering. Member of IEEE. Honorary member of SEP (Association of Polish Electrical Engineers) and SIP (Association of Telecommunication Engineers).