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Program Co-Chairs


Luc Steels
ICREA, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC) Barcelona
Spain


Brief Bio
Luc Steels is currently an ICREA research fellow at the Institute for Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC) in Barcelona. He studied computer science at MIT (US) and returned to Europe in 1983 as a professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the University of Brussels (VUB). He founded the VUB AI Lab at the same time. Over the past three decades, this laboratory has been at the forefront of AI research. In the eighties it focused on the domains of knowledge representation and expert systems. In the nineties the focus shifted to the application of complex systems to AI (particularly neural network s and genetic algorithms) as well as behavior-based robotics. In 1996 Steels founded the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris. This laboratory is particularly active in three domains: (i) technologies for addressing issues in sustainability, (ii) AI based music creation, and (iii) constructional language processing. Steels is currently an ICREA fellow in Barcelona where he pursues his interests in modeling language evolution, more concretely, how autonomous robotic agents could develop their own language and ontologies in situated embodied interactions. 

Luc Steels gives about a dozen talks per year in various fora, ranging from public talks for a wide audience to workshop and conference contributions. He has also produced a series for educational television, as well as written and edited a dozen books on various topics in AI. Google Scholar lists 300 publications in journals and conferences with a Google Scholar H-index of 66. His work is also regularly featured in the media, such as in broadcasts of the BBC (Horizon) and Discovery Channel (US). 

Apart from his scientific activities, Luc Steels explores also the arts. He co-authored a play about the Russian mathematician Sonya Kowalevskaya which premiered at the French Avignon Theatre Festival in 2005 and at the French National Theatre (Chaillot) in 2006. He has also participated in exhibitions at the Musee d'art Moderne in Paris, the Venice Biennale, the Aachener Kunstverein, the Whitney Biennale, and other venues. Together with the neuroscientist Oscar Vilarroya, he created an opera about a humanoid robot Casparo which premiered at IJCAI 2011 in Barcelona, and was then performed in Brussels, Paris, Leuven (Belgium) and Tokyo. His second opera Fausto premiered at the Monnaie Brussels opera house in september 2017.
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Ana Rocha
LIACC / FEUP
Portugal
http://www.fe.up.pt/~arocha


Brief Bio
Ana Paula Rocha is an Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Computing Engineering, University of Porto. She participated in European as well as national funded projects involving advanced features of intelligent agents for applications. She is member of DAIAS (Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Agent-based Simulation) group at LIACC (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science) since 1990. She is also member of APPIA (Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence). Her main current research topics of interest include Agent-based frameworks for B2B electronic com merce, Multi-Agent Learning, Negotiation, Argumentation and Trust. She participated in the organization of workshops related to Artificial Intelligence and Multi Agent Systems, as well as in the Program Committee of several conferences in these areas. ... More >>



PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Maysam Abbod, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Jose Aguilar, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Varol Akman, Bilkent University, Turkey
Isabel Alexandre, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Vicki Allan, Utah State University, United States
Eduardo Alonso, City University London, United Kingdom
Klaus-Dieter Althoff, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence / University of Hildesheim, Germany
Alla Anohina-Naumeca, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Marcelo Armentano, ISISTAN Research Institute (CONICET- UNICEN), Argentina
Jean-Michel Auberlet, IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks), France
Reyhan Aydogan, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Farshad Badie, Aalborg University, Denmark
Irene Barba Rodriguez, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Federico Barber, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Suzanne Barber, The University of Texas, United States
K. Barber, Leboratory of Intelligent Processes and Systems, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Francesco Barile, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy
Kamel Barkaoui, Cedric-CNAM, France
Roman Barták, Charles University, Czech Republic
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Nabil Belacel, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Mohamed Ben Halima, REGIM-Lab., Tunisia
Salem Benferhat, CRIL, France
Federico Bergenti, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
Carole Bernon, University of Toulouse III, France
Carlos Bobed, everis / NTT Data & University of Zaragoza, Spain
Vicente Botti, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Djamel Bouchaffra, Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées (CDTA), Algeria
Djamel Bouchaffra, CDTA, Algeria
Lars Braubach, Universitat Hamburg, Germany
Joerg Bremer, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Ramon Brena, Tecnologico De Monterrey, Mexico
Paolo Bresciani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Daniela Briola, Università Degli Studi Di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Mark Burgin, University of California, United States
Aleksander Byrski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Patrice Caire, , Luxembourg
Valérie Camps, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
Javier Carbó Rubiera, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
John Cartlidge, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Cristiano Castelfranchi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies -National Research Council, Italy
Wen-Chung Chang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Rung-Ching Chen, Chao-Yang University of Technology, Taiwan
Marco Chiarandini, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Davide Ciucci, Universita' degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Flavio Correa Da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Daniele De Martini, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Bruno Di Stefano, Nuptek Systems Ltd., Canada
Dragan Doder, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Michel Dojat, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Francisco Domínguez Mayo, University of Seville, Spain
Ruggero Donida Labati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Kurt Driessens, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Thomas Eiter, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
El-Sayed El-Alfy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Fabrício Enembreck, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Savo Fabio, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Fabrizio Falchi, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Petros Faloutsos, York University, Canada
Christophe Feltus, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Belgium
Edilson Ferneda, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil
Vladimir Filipovic, Belgrade University, Serbia
Klaus Fischer, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany
Roberto Flores, Christopher Newport University, United States
Agostino Forestiero, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Katsuhide Fujita, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Naoki Fukuta, , Japan
Julián García García, Web Engineering and Early Testing (IWT2, Ingeniería Web y Testing Temprano), Spain
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Alfredo Garro, Università della Calabria, Italy
Benoit Gaudou, University Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Herman Gomes, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Francisco Gómez Vela, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
José González Enríquez, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Madhu Goyal, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
David Green, Monash University, Australia
Luciano H. Tamargo, Institute for Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
James Harland, RMIT University, Australia
Hisashi Hayashi, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Emma Hayes, University of the Pacific, United States
Samedi Heng, Université de Liège, Belgium
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Vincent Hilaire, UTBM, France
Hanno Hildmann, TNO, Netherlands
Koen Hindriks, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rolf Hoffmann, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Sviatlana Höhn, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Jiangsu Normal University, China
Mark Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ales Horak, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Marc-Philippe Huget, University of Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Hiroyuki Iida, JAIST, Japan
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Agnieszka Jastrzebska, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Michael Jenkin, York University, Canada
Luis Jiménez Linares, University of de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Yasushi Kambayashi, Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan
Norihiro Kamide, Teikyo University, Japan
Geylani Kardas, Ege University International Computer Institute, Turkey
Petros Kefalas, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Fernando Koch, Samsung Research Institute, Brazil
Mare Koit, University of Tartu, Estonia
Martin Kollingbaum, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Ah-Lian Kor, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russian Federation
Jaroslaw Kozlak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Pavel Kral, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Uirá Kulesza, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
Setsuya Kurahashi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Cat Kutay, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Mila Kwiatkowska, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Divesh Lala, Kyoto University, Japan
Egons Lavendelis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Marc Le Goc, Lsis, Laboratory For Systems and Information Sciences, UMR CNRS 7296, France
Ladislav Lenc, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Letizia Leonardi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Renato Levy, Intelligent Automation, Inc, United States
Churn-Jung Liau, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Francesca Lisi, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Juan Liu, School of Computer, Wuhan University, China
Stephane Loiseau, LERIA, University of Angers, France
Noel Lopes, IPG, Portugal
António Lopes, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Henrique Lopes Cardoso, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Bernd Ludwig, University Regensburg, Germany
Audrone Lupeikiene, VU Institute Of Mathematics And Informatics, Lithuania
Luis Macedo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
José Machado, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, NTU, Singapore and MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Letizia Marchegiani, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jerusa Marchi, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Goreti Marreiros, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Mourad Mars, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Jose Antonio Iglesias Martinez, University of Madrid, Spain
Philippe Mathieu, University of Lille, France
Eric Matson, Purdue University, United States
Toshihiro Matsui, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Paola Mello, Università di Bologna, Italy
Eduardo Mena, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Tamás Mészáros, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Ambra Molesini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Raul Monroy, Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, Mexico
Sara Montagna, Università di Bologna, Italy
Manuela Montangero, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ariel Monteserin, ISISTAN Research Institute (CONICET- UNICEN), Argentina
Monica Mordonini, University of Parma, Italy
Pedro Moreira, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
José Moreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Maxime Morge, Université de Lille, France
Andrea Morichetta, Unicam, Italy
Gildas Morvan, Université d'Artois, France
Bernard Moulin, Université Laval, Canada
Haralambos Mouratidis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Ahmed Mousatafa, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Luis Nardin, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Juan Carlos Nieves, Umeå universitet, Sweden
Antoine Nongaillard, Lille University, France
Farid Nouioua, LSIS UMR 7296 du CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France
Houssem Eddine Nouri, SOIE-COSMOS, École Nationale des Sciences de l'Informatique, Université de la Manouba, Tunisia
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luis Nunes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal
Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Michel Occello, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Akihiko Ohsuga, The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan
Haldur Õim, University of Tartu, Estonia
Andrei Olaru, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
Sancho Oliveira, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal
Joanna Isabelle Olszewska, University of West Scotland, United Kingdom
Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Takanobu otsuka, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Andrew Parkes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Patan, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Manuel G. Penedo, Investigation Center CITIC, University of A Coruña, Spain
Danilo Pianini, Università di Bologna, Italy
Sébastien Picault, Univ. Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, UMR 9189 - CRIStAL (SMAC team), France
Marcin Pietron, University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland
Anitha Pillai, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, India
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, CVR College of Engineering, India
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, United States
Filipe Portela, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Roberto Posenato, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
David Pynadath, University of Southern California, United States
Barbara Re, University of Camerino, Italy
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Luís Reis, University of Porto, Portugal
Lluís Ribas-Xirgo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Alessandro Ricci, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Om Rishi, University of Kota, India
Fátima Rodrigues, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Ruben Ruiz, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Luca Sabatucci, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Lorenza Saitta, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro", Italy
Francesco Santini, Università di Perugia, Italy
Manuel Santos, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Stefan Schiffer, Knowledge-Based Systems Group, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Nombre, Luxembourg
Michael Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Valeria Seidita, University of Palermo, Italy
Emilio Serrano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Huma Shah, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Manik Sharma, DAV University Jalandhar, India
Jaime Sichman, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Marius Silaghi, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Gheorghe Silaghi, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Giovanni Sileno, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ricardo Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Gerardo Simari, Institute for Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Guillermo Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur in Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Chris Snijders, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Armando Sousa, Inesc Tec and FEUP, Portugal
Ioanna Stamatopoulou, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
Bernd Steinbach, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Thepchai Supnithi, NECTEC, Thailand
Yasuhiro Suzuki, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Japan
Karim Tabia, CRIL (Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens - CNRS UMR 8188) Lab, France
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Nick Taylor, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Patrícia Tedesco, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco/FADE, Brazil
Mark Terwilliger, University of North Alabama, United States
Satoshi Tojo, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Michele Tomaiuolo, University of Parma, Italy
José Torres, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Paulo Urbano, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Marina V. Sokolova, Orel State University named after Turgenev, Russian Federation
Srdjan Vesic, CNRS, France
Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Emilio Vivancos, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Wojciech Waloszek, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Yves Wautelet, KU Leuven, Belgium
Rosina Weber, Drexel University, United States
Mark Winands, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Bozena Wozna-Szczesniak, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
Kristina Yordanova, University of Rostock, Germany
Franco Zambonelli, DISMI, Universitá di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia

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