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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

Sahar Abbaspour, Volvo Car Group, Sweden
Maysam Abbod, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Shamim Akhter, East West University, Bangladesh
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
Klaus-Dieter Althoff, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence / University of Hildesheim, Germany
Frédéric Amblard, IRIT - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Alla Anohina-Naumeca, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Antonio Arauzo-Azofra, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain
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
Irene Barba Rodriguez, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Federico Barber, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Roman Barták, Charles University, Czech Republic
Montserrat Batet, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Nabil Belacel, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Salem Benferhat, CRIL, France
Carole Bernon, University of Toulouse III, France
Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Carlos Bobed, everis / NTT Data & University of Zaragoza, Spain
Rafael Bordini, PUCRS, Brazil
Marco Botta, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Lars Braubach, Universitat Hamburg, Germany
Joerg Bremer, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Ramon Brena, Tecnologico De Monterrey, Mexico
Paolo Bresciani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Aleksander Byrski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Patrice Caire, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Silvia Calegari, Universita' Degli studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Valérie Camps, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
Javier Carbó Rubiera, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
John Cartlidge, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Matteo Casadei, Università Di Bologna, Italy
Ana Casali, Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) and CIFASIS, Argentina
Christine Chan, University of Regina, Canada
Wen-Chung Chang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
François Charpillet, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, 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
Gabriella Cortellessa, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Anna Costa, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Fernando da Souza, Centro de Informática - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Dipankar Das, Jadavpur University, India
Patrick De Causmaecker, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Daniele De Martini, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Andreas Dengel, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Germany
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Sebastien Destercke, Université de Technologie de Compiègne/CNRS, France
Nicola Di Mauro, Università di Bari, 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
Julie Dugdale, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
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 Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Xenofon Fafoutis, DTU Compute, Denmark
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
Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Raquel Fuentetaja, Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, Spain
Katsuhide Fujita, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
Salvatore Gaglio, University of Palermo, Italy
Jesus Garcia, Universidad Carlos III, Spain
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Benoit Gaudou, University Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Andrey Gavrilov, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russian Federation
Franck Gechter, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbiliard, France
Herman Gomes, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Jorge Gomez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Francisco Gómez Vela, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
José González Enríquez, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Madhu Goyal, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Emmanuelle Grislin-Le Strugeon, LAMIH, université de Valenciennes, France
Perry Groot, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Luciano H. Tamargo, Institute for Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
James Harland, RMIT University, Australia
William Harrison, Cognition & Collaboration Group in the Intelligent Systems Division of the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
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, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
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
Luke Hunsberger, Vassar College, United States
Dieter Hutter, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Carlos Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Hiroyuki Iida, JAIST, Japan
Thomas Ioerger, Texas A&M University, United States
Luis Iribarne, University of Almería, Spain
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
Gabriele Kern-Isberner, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Sung-Dong Kim, Hansung University, Korea, Republic of
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Mare Koit, University of Tartu, Estonia
Martin Kollingbaum, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Ah-Lian Kor, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
John Korah, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Jaroslaw Kozlak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Pavel Kral, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Amruth Kumar, Ramapo College of New Jersey, United States
Yau-Hwang Kuo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Setsuya Kurahashi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Cat Kutay, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Divesh Lala, Kyoto University, Japan
Ramoni Lasisi, Virginia Military Institute, United States
Egons Lavendelis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Marc Le Goc, Lsis, Laboratory For Systems and Information Sciences, UMR CNRS 7296, France
Agapito Ledezma, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Ladislav Lenc, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Letizia Leonardi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ho-fung Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Renato Levy, Intelligent Automation, Inc, United States
Jingpeng Li, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Churn-Jung Liau, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Francesca Lisi, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Jonah Lissner, EUSFLAT, United States
Juan Liu, School of Computer, Wuhan University, China
Stephane Loiseau, LERIA, University of Angers, France
António Lopes, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Henrique Lopes Cardoso, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Daniela Lopéz De Luise, CIIS Lab, Argentina
Bernd Ludwig, University of Regensburg, Germany
Audrone Lupeikiene, VU Institute Of Mathematics And Informatics, Lithuania
Luis Macedo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Lyuba Mancheva, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Letizia Marchegiani, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Jerusa Marchi, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Goreti Marreiros, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Mourad Mars, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Philippe Mathieu, University of Lille, France
Eric Matson, Purdue University, United States
Toshihiro Matsui, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Fiona McNeill, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Paola Mello, Università di Bologna, Italy
Eduardo Mena, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Benito Mendoza, CUNY - New York City College of Technology, United States
Daniel Merkle, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Elena Messina, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
Tamás Mészáros, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Sabine Moisan, Inria - StarsProject, France
Raul Monroy, Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, Mexico
Manuela Montangero, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Monica Mordonini, University of Parma, Italy
José Moreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Pedro Moreira, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão - Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, 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, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Luis Nardin, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Juan Carlos Nieves, Umeå universitet, Sweden
Jens Nimis, Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
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
Joanna Isabelle Olszewska, University of West Scotland, United Kingdom
Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Hong-Seok Park, University of Ulsan, Korea, Republic of
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
Célia Pereira, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Smiljana Petrovic, Iona College, United States
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
Juan Carlos Preciado, University of Extremadura, Spain
Mariachiara Puviani, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
David Pynadath, University of Southern California, United States
Riccardo Rasconi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Barbara Re, University of Camerino, Italy
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Lluís Ribas-Xirgo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Patrizia Ribino, ICAR- CNR, Italy
Fátima Rodrigues, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Silvia Rossi, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
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
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Stefan Schiffer, Knowledge-Based Systems Group, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Nombre, Luxembourg
Stefan Schulz, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Ted Scully, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Valeria Seidita, University of Palermo, Italy
Emilio Serrano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Huma Shah, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Denis Shikhalev, The State Fire Academy of EMERCOM of Russia, Russian Federation
Jaime Sichman, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Gheorghe Silaghi, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Marius Silaghi, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Giovanni Sileno, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ricardo Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Guillermo Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur in Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Gerardo Simari, Institute for Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
David Sislak, Czech Technical University in Prague - Agent Technology Center, Czech Republic
Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation
Armando Sousa, Inesc Tec and FEUP, Portugal
Gerasimos Spanakis, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Ioanna Stamatopoulou, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
Bernd Steinbach, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany
Daniel Stormont, The PineApple Project, United States
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University, Japan
Zhaohao Sun, PNG University of Technology (1); Federation University Australia (2), Papua New Guinea
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
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
Viviane Torres da Silva, IBM Research, Brazil
Franco Turini, KDD Lab, University of Pisa, Italy
Paulo Urbano, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Marina V. Sokolova, Orel State University named after Turgenev, Russian Federation
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Srdjan Vesic, CNRS, France
Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Emilio Vivancos, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Marin Vlada, University of Bucharest, Romania
Wojciech Waloszek, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Yves Wautelet, KU Leuven, Belgium
Rosina Weber, Drexel University, United States
Gerhard Weiss, University of Maasticht, Netherlands
Mark Winands, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Bozena Wozna-Szczesniak, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
Kristina Yordanova, University of Rostock, Germany
Neil Yorke-Smith, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jing Zhao, ECNU, China
Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada

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