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Conference Chair

Joaquim Filipe
Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC

Brief Bio
Joaquim B L Filipe is currently a Coordinator Professor of the School of Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (EST-Setúbal), Portugal. He got his Ph.D. at the School of Computing of the Staffordshire University, U.K, in 2000. His main areas of research involve Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent System theory and applications to different domains, with an emphasis on social issues in activity coordination, especially in organizational modeling and simulation, where he has been actively involved in several R&D projects, including national and international progr ms. He represented EST-Setúbal in several European projects. He has over 100 publications including papers in conferences and journals, edited books and conference proceedings. He started several conference series, sponsored by INSTICC and technically co-sponsored or in cooperation with major International Associations. He participated in more than 40 conference and workshop program committees and he is in the editorial board of several international scientific journals. ... More >>


Program Chair

Jaap van den Herik
Leiden University

Brief Bio
Jaap van den Herik is Professor of Law and Computer Science at Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS). He was able to attract many talented researchers. He was supervisor of 75 Ph.D. researchers. His research interests are: Computer Games, Serious Games, Big Data, Machine Learning, Adaptive Agents, Neural Networks, Information Retrieval, e -Humanities, Intelligent Crowd Sourcing, and Intelligent Systems for Law Applications.


Doctoral Consortium Chair

Florence Bannay
IRIT - Toulouse University

Brief Bio
Florence Bannay is lecturer in computer science at Toulouse University since April 2005 and member of the ADRIA team (whose key words are Argumentation, Decision, Reasonning, Uncertainty and Learning) of IRIT laboratory (Toulouse Computer Science Research Institute). She obtained her Ph.D at Toulouse University in December 1996, this same year she was teacher assistant at Reims University. From 1997 to 2003, she was lecturer at Angers University where she was member of the LERIA. Her main teaching subjects are Artificial Intelligence and Graph Theory. Her research field is Arti icial Intelligence with a particular focus on the following topics: - Reasonning about change (Revision, Update, Extrapolation...) in knowledge base systems, Causality,- Argumentation and Dialog, - Weighted logics (penalty logic, possibilistic logic) and Preference handling. She has been reviewer, as well as author of articles, for international journals and conferences (such as Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Sets and System, AAAI, ECAI, EUMAS, ICAART, IJCAI, JELIA, KR). Finally, she was involved in several national projects on artificial intelligence. ... More >>


Local Chair

Rino Falcone
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the National Research Council/ ISTC-CNR

Brief Bio
Rino Falcone is a computer scientist, with a background in physics. He is currently Director of the ISTC-CNR. He has worked in the research department Voice Laboratory of Olivetti. He is leader researcher for the T3 Group, in the Goal Oriented Agents Laboratory (GOAL) at the ISTC of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). His main scientific competence and experience range from Natural Language Processing to Plan Recognition, to Multi-agent Systems (MAS) and Agent Theory. He has been involved in several national and international projects: in particular he has been European Coor inator of Mind RACES: from Reactive to Anticipatory Cognitive Embodied Systems, a three-year EC funded project involving 8 Partners. This project was focused on the concept of Cognitive Anticipation. He has published more than 140 conference and journal articles. He has organised several conferences, in particular in the last 15 years, the Trust in Agent Societies Workshop c/o the Autonomous Agents Conference and the Autonomous Agent and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) Conference. He is Editor of several Special Issues of International Journals on these topics (Applied Artificial Intelligence, Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence and Law). He is co-author with Cristiano Castelfranchi of the Wiley's book: "Trust Theory, A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model". ... More >>