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Event Chairs

Conference Co-Chairs

Karl-Heinz Krempels
RWTH Aachen University

Brief Bio
Dr. rer. nat. Karl-Heinz Krempels has a diploma degree (2001) in Computer Science and a doctoral degree (2009) in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University for works on Agent-based Scheduling and Timetabling. He worked as research associate in several national and international projects on knowledge-based planning, agent technology, timetabling, health care, human-computer interaction. He joined to the Database and Information Systems Group at RWTH Aachen University as Postdoc in summer 2010 and is continuing his research on timetabling, intelligent distribued systems, emobility, nd mobile navigation systems. ... More >>

Valérie Monfort
LAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201

Brief Bio
Valérie Monfort is an Assistant Professor, University of Paris1 Panthéon Sorbonne France and researcher in LAMIH UMR CNRS 8201. Before starting an academic carrier she works for 20 years in industry as an architect for big companies as: IBM, Airbus, Bouygues Telecom, BNP, MMAetc. Her research topics are Web semantics, context, MDD, SOA, social networks and BPI.


Program Co-Chairs

Paolo Traverso
Center for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT)

Brief Bio
Paolo Traverso is the Director of FBK ICT irst, Centre for Information Technology at FBK (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) since 2007. The Centre counts about 200 people working on software and services, cloud computing, embedded systems, content and semantics, perception and interaction. 
He was also CEO of Trento RISE (the Trento Research, Innovation, and Education System) from 2011 until June 2014, the association between FBK and the University of Trento, which is part of the European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in ICT, the EIT ICT Labs. 
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ined IRST after working in the advanced technology groups of companies for management information consulting in Chicago, London, and Milan, where he led projects for the development of safety critical systems, data and knowledge management, and service oriented applications. He contributed to research in automated planning and service oriented computing. 
He was Program Chair of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), General and Program Chair of the International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC), and Program Chair of the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC). His recent research interests are in the monitoring, adaptation, evolution of service oriented applications, and in the development of new-generation services delivery platforms for improving individual and societal quality of life.
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Tim A. Majchrzak
University of Agder

Brief Bio
Tim A. Majchrzak is an associate professor at the Department of Information Systems at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway. He received BSc and MSc degrees in Information Systems and a PhD in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Münster, Germany. His research comprises both technical and organizational aspects of software engineering, often in the context of Web technologies and Mobile Computing. He has also published work on several interdisciplinary Information Systems topics. Tim´s research projects typically have an interface to industry or society. He is member of the IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society, and the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. ... More >>


Doctoral Consortium Chair

Paulo Novais
Universidade do Minho

Brief Bio
Paulo Novais is an Associate Professor with Habilitation of Computer Science at the Department of Informatics, in the School of Engineering of the University of Minho (Portugal) and a researcher at the ALGORITMI Centre in which he is the coordinator of the research group Intelligent Systems Lab, He started his career developing scientific research in the field of Intelligent Systems/Artificial Intelligence (AI), namely in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Machine Learning and Multi-Agent Systems. His interest, in the last years, was absorbed by the different, yet closely relat d, concepts of Ambient Intelligence, Ambient Assisted Living, Intelligent Environments, AI and Law, Conflict Resolution and the incorporation of AI methods and techniques in these fields. His main research aim is to make systems a little more smart, intelligent and also reliable. He is the co-author of over 260 book chapters, journal papers, conference and workshop papers and books. He is the president of APPIA (the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence) for 2016/2017. During the last years he has served as an expert/reviewer of several institutions such as EU Commission and FCT (Portuguese agency that supports science, technology and innovation). ... More >>