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Serge Miranda
Professor, Dept of Computer Science - University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
Serge Miranda is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNSA), France, a position he has held since October 1983 after a PH-D in Toulouse University (France) and an MS at UCLA (Univ. of California, Los Angeles) with an INRIA research scholarship.

Serge Miranda has authored or coauthored more than 100 publications (60 in English), and published six successful French books on databases (15 Editions). The 6th one on object-relational data bases and related standards  was published by Dunod on October 2002. He has been invited in more than 60 countries to give research and strategic seminars on IT technology and data base systems.

He is presently director of (Master) MBDS the highest French University graduate degree devoted to data base systems, wireless Internet and enterprise computing with huge involvement of industry partners at the world level (Oracle, Sun, Microsoft,.). MBDS he founded in 1992, is unique in Europe by its original framework of industry partnership based upon a tutored prototyping project of 500 hours as kernel of the curriculum. Every student receives industry scholarships to build prototypes under contracts. MBDS is fully supported by every DB vendor and IT world company along with multimedia and telcos companies since 2000. Five full time engineers sponsored by industry are working with the 24 graduate students and university faculty. MBDS is located in the science park of Sophia Antipolis (the European Telecom valley) which is the oldest in Europe. Several world-premiere in the area of wireless information services were performed at MBDS in the last 5 years: the first UMTS car with Mercedes in June 2002 demonstrated in Berlin, Monaco, Singapore , NFC applications for hotels and rental cars in 2005 with Amadeus, Oracle, Siemens VDO and Renault, robots for elderly people management at home in 2006 with Robosoft, Microsoft, GDF, .., NFC m- payment applications in 2007 with Credit Agricole, IBM, Nokia, fair trade coffee tracking in 2008 with RFID/NFC with Malongo and Alcatel with a pilot project in rural area in Haiti.
A university foundation JMAGINE is being lauched in 2008 in Nice with the major industry partners of MBDS.

Christophe Junac
Directeur de l'innovation numérique et des nouveaux usages, Communauté Urbaine Nice Côte d'Azur






François Lecomte
Managing Director, Forum des services mobiles sans contact (FSMSC)






Jérémie Leroyer
CEO, AIRTAG





Nicolas Pastorelly
Senior Project Manager, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis



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