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The Chief Patron, Conference Opening Ceremony and Plenary Speakers

The Chief Patrons of the ICCECIP 2022



Deputy Minister of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence and a member of the Hungarian Parliament,




Professor Miklós MARÓTH

President of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network,



Conference Opening Ceremony


Deputy Minister of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence and a member of the Hungarian Parliament, Hungary


Krisztina SCHOTTNER, PhD
Rector of Milton Friedman University, Hungary


Honorary chairman Prof. Dr. Zoltán RAJNAI, PhD

Dean of Bánki Donát Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering, Óbuda University,

Cyber Coordinator of Hungary Ministry of Interior, Hungary 


Col. Péter BALOGH
Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces Cyber and Information Operation Centre, Hungary


Plenary Speakers


Prof. Moses B. KHANYIL, Ph.D.,

South Africa

Dr Khanyile has had broad exposure at operational and strategic levels within both public and private sectors. In the public sector, he has received numerous ministerial taskings to guide policy development and implementation within the Department of Defence (DOD). These include being a committee member responsible for drafting the Defence Review that was approved by Parliament in 2015, and serving as the Non-Executive Director at Armscor SOC, which is a national arms acquisition agency. He was the first Chairperson of the Defence Industry Fund Advisory Board since its establishment. He has previously served as Director Planning and Programming within the Defence Secretariat where he was responsible for strategic planning, reporting, and monitoring in support of the Secretary for Defence as the Accounting Officer. In the private sector, he has served as an executive at Barclays Africa where he was responsible for business development, strategic planning, stakeholder relations and alternative payment solutions linked to biometric technology on the African continent. He also served as the Chairman of Masharps College Board. He is currently the National Coordinator of the National Defence Industry Council (NDIC), which facilitates high-level interaction between government and the defence industry. NDIC is chaired by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, but delegated to the Secretary for Defence, and it is constituted by heads of 11 national departments of the Justice, Security and Crime Prevention (JCPS) cluster. From an academic perspective, he is currently serving as the Director: Centre for Military Studies (CEMIS) from the Faculty of Military Science at Stellenbosch University. He supervises postgraduate students (masters and doctoral level) from the University of South Africa (UNISA), Da Vinci Business School and Stellenbosch University. He holds a PhD in International Politics (Pret Univ), Master of Arts (Stell Univ), Master of Business Leadership (UNISA), Honours in Military Science (Stell Univ) and Law degree (UNISA). He is one of the very few qualified Chartered Directors in South Africa, as accredited by the Institute of Directors of South Africa (IoDSA). He sits in the Departmental Advisory Board of the University of the Free State and editorial boards of Óbuda University (Hungary) and Unisa. He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed and accredited journals. He has received management and leadership training from various national and international institutions such as Post-Graduate Naval University (USA), Ashridge Management College (UK) and Christian-Albrechts University (Germany). He is a regular speaker at various national and international conferences and events.


Prof. János BESENYŐ, Ph.D.,


Prof. Dr. János BESENYŐ teaches African history, European security and defence, and conflict management. He is making research on African History, African conflicts, Hungarian participation in African peace operations, Western Sahara, terrorism, migration, Christian-Muslim relations. He is the head of the Africa Research Institute at the Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary. He was the formal head of the General Staff Scientific Research Centre in the Hungarian Defense Forces. He served in various peacekeeping mission in Africa (Darfur, Western Sahara), Afghanistan and Balkan. He lives in Budapest, Hungary, his email address is: besenyo [dot] janosatuni-obuda [dot] hu ()

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Prof. József KIS-BENEDEK, DSc.,


Col. (ret.) József Kis-Benedek (DSc.) is honorary professor at the National University of Public Service in Hungary. His background is military intelligence. His last military position was deputy director of production at the Hungarian Military Intelligence Office.  He served as defence attaché 10 years abroad. Actually he gives lectures at many universities in Hungary. His area of research are the Middle East, terrorism, intelligence and crisis management. 


Prof. Petrica VIZUREANU, Ph.D.,



Professor Eng. Petrica VIZUREANU, Ph.D., M.Sc. Director of Department of Technologies and Equipment for Materials Processing Faculty of Materials Science & Engineering "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, ROMANIA. Full Professor with a teaching experience over 30 years, a very rich experience in project management of a national and international research projects (Director – 7, member – 35), concerns concretized in many articles in different competences areas: biomaterials (characterization, testing and material expertise, medical devices, surface properties, tissue-implant interaction phenomena), materials science, unconventional energy, refractory materials, computer assisted design, geopolymers, safety and health at work, management and commercial engineering. (over 200 ISI/WoS Articles in Journals, Conferences etc.). Member of the specialized commission for Materials Engineering within the National Council for Attestation of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU). Professor Vizureanu is co-founder of the spin-off SIMTIT ENGINEERING ( for Research&Design&Innovation of biocompatible alloys. He is Editor in Chief of European Journal of Materials Science and Engineering indexed by DOAJ, CAS and CiteFActor. Also, Guest Editor for MATERIALS (MDPI): Special Issue - Advanced Surface Treatment Technologies for Metallic Alloys and COATINGS (MDPI): Special Issue - Surface Treatment of Metals. Chairman/Organiser for ICIR EUROINVENT - International Conference on Innovative Research (Scopus & Web of Science Proceedings) 2015-2021. Author of 18 national books and 19 international chapters/books.  Editor of books INTECH OPEN (10 books + 9 chapters). H-index: 20 (>1500 citations for 159 articles in Web of Science Core Collection). He published articles in following WoS Journals: Coatings, Materials and Corrosion, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Acta Physica Polonica A, Revista de Chimie, Materials, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Materiale Plastice, Materials Transactions, Physica Scripta, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Japenese Journal of Applied Physics, Metalurgia International, International Journal of Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation.


Lucia FIGULI, Ph.D.,


Assoc. Prof., PhD.,

The University of Žilina, Faculty of Security Engineering, Žilina, Slovak Republic

Lucia Figuli is an associate professor at the Department of Security Management at the University of Žilina, Faculty of Security Engineering, Slovak Republic, where she chairs the courses oriented to security and structural engineering (Ph.D. degree in 2009, born 1982). She is a member of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme´s Independent Scientific Evaluation Group, she is an evaluator of various international projects (Erasmus+, Slovak research, and development agency, Croatian science foundation, European Commission, etc.). Co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications. Editor for the open access "International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research" (SGAMR), Soft Target Protection: Theoretical Basis and Practical Measures, Structural and Mechanical Engineering for Security and Prevention, Advancements in Design and Analysis of Protective Structures. She deals in her research activities with the protection of critical infrastructure elements from the structural aspects.


Prof. Darko TRIFUNOVIC, Ph.D.,


Prof. dr Darko Trifunovic is a founding member and Director of the Institute for National and International Security. Dr. Trifunovic is Editor in Chief of the “Security Science Journal". Dr. Trifunovic was elected as a guest professor at FUDAN University – Center of American Studies, Shanghai, China. Dr. Darko Trifunovic is a Research Professor with the rank of Associate professor at FUDAN University Institute of BRI Strategy and International Security. Dr. Trifunovic is an Adjunct Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Science, Coordinator for Research. Dr. Darko Trifunovic is full-time employed at the Faculty of Security Studies-University of Belgrade. Prof. dr Darko Trifunovic is a guest professor at Matej Bel University, Faculty of Political Science, Slovakia, and a Senior Researcher at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He is Senior Advisor at the Research Institute for European and American Studies, Greece, Athens. He is a specialist in Security Studies, Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence studies as well as Counter-Terrorism, National, and International Security studies. He is a former diplomat (First Secretary of the Foreign Service of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the United Nations). Dr. Trifunovic is the representative for Serbia and Montenegro of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA); Defense & Foreign Affairs publications; and the Global Information System.  The Shanghai Center for International Studies appointed him as the first foreign expert for the Olympic Games (2008) security preparation in China. In 2010, he is engaged in World Expo Security preparation. Prof. dr Darko Trifunovic is one of the founding members of the International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community (ICTAC). He has published a number of academic books papers and articles.


Prof. Zlatko ČOVIĆ, Ph.D.,


Zlatko Čović was born in Subotica where he finished Subotica Tech and received the title of electrical engineer. After graduating he started with studies of Informatics at University of Novi Sad (Technical faculty Mihajlo Pupin). In parallel with studying, he starts working at Subotica Tech as webmaster and teaching assistant for laboratory exercises on several courses in the field of informatics and web programming. At the University of Novi Sad he received B.Sc. in Computer Sciences, Magister of Technical Sciences and in 2013 he defended his doctoral dissertation in creating its own detection and adaptation algorithm for mobile devices and mobile content. This algorithm was used for creating an integrated model of mobile learning in the health information system of counseling services for youth. From 2011 to 2017 Zlatko was Head of the Department of Informatics at Subotica Tech. During that period his emphasis was to make stronger the connection with industry and to mentor students in several competitions in the field of informatics. After winning the first place in Serbia in category of Software Design of Imagine Cup competition, his student team from Subotica Tech represented Serbia at Worldwide Finals in Sydney in 2012. From 2011 he is a member of Information Society of Serbia. He was worked on more than 30 web based projects for small, medium and big companies as web programmer and project manager. From 2016 he is the Local Coordinator for European Researcher’s Night at Subotica. In his work he tries to transfer experience from practical work to show students the real-life experience. He involved Hackathon based learning in the education of software engineers. Currently he is the Assistant Director for Public Relations and Students at Subotica Tech and the professor of subjects at BSc and MSc level focusing on web programming, mobile development, security in web applications and development of integrated information systems.



Marcin Adamiak, DSc. PhD. Eng., Prof. PŚ

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory of Materials Reserch, Poland

Prof. Marcin Adamiak, DSc., PhD., Eng. was born on 7 June 1968 in Sanok, Poland. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice in 1993. He completed his PhD thesis in the field of materials science in 1997. Permanently, since 1993, he works at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. His scientific interests include materials science and materials engineering, within the specialization: metal and non-metal engineering materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites), biomedical and dental engineering, gradient technologies and materials, engineering materials manufacturing and processing technologies, , powder metallurgy, surface engineering, including PVD and CVD coatings, as well as laser treatment and micro texturing. Since 2017 Prof. Marcin Adamiak was a Deputy Director of the Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials of the Silesian University of Technology, and simultaneously – since 2014 – the Head of the Division of Biomaterials Engineering. His scientific output includes more than 180 scientific publications, in international journals and in scientific conference proceedings of worldwide range. From 1st of October 2019 he is the Head of Laboratory of Materials Research of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering