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António Dourado
Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra

Brief Bio
Full Professor of FCTUC/Scientific Director of Soft Computing and Automation Group of Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC), since 2002. Has been and is teaching courses on Systems Engineering, Automatic Control, Instrumentation, Fuzzy Systems, Neural Networks, Theory of Computation, General Management, to Engineering Students and MSc Students, in Informatics Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Has been and is involved in international (namely in EU FP7 ) and national projects (in collaboration with industry) , including some Networks of Excellence. He was the coordinator of the European project EPILEPSIAE- Evolving Platform for improving the Living Expectations of Patients Suffering from Ictal Events, researching algorithms for EEG-ECG processing for epileptic seizures prediction. He is author or co-author of more than 200 international publications in referred journals, book chapters and conferences. He is member of IEEE and has been co-founder of European Control Association and Portuguese Association of Automatic Control (IFAC National Member), has been active in the international scientific community, organizing conferences, integrating Technical and Program Committees, reviewing projects and papers. Main research interests: Computational Intelligence, Signal Processing, data mining for medical and industrial applications, and intelligent control. ... More >>

José M. Cadenas
Departamento de Ingeniería de la Información y las Comunicaciones, University of Murcia

Brief Bio
José M. Cadenas is currently a Professor in Computer Science in the Department of Information Engineering and Communications of the University of Murcia, Spain. He received the Ph.D. in Sciences from the University of Granada, Spain. He is head of HeuriMind Lab (laboratory of "Heuristic models for Intelligent Decision Systems") and member of the research group “Intelligent Systems and Telematic” of the University of Murcia. He has published extensively in the areas of Fuzzy Systems, Heuristics Algorithms in Uncertain Environments, Soft Computing applied to Optimization Problems, Data Mining and Machine Learning, and Intelligent Cooperative Systems, including more than 165 refereed original research papers in journals, book chapters, and in conference proceedings; and he is a member and has coordinated more than 25 national and international research projects. He is member of international associations related to his area of interest (IEEE-CI, IEEE-SMC, EUSFLAT, …) and member of several networks related to Data Mining and Soft Computing. He also participates in various scientific activities as organizing conferences, member of program committees, reviewing projects and papers. ... More >>


Rafael Alcala, University of Granada, Spain
Adel M. Alimi, Computer Engineering, ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Ismail H. Altas, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
Michela Antonelli, University of Pisa, Italy
Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Mokhtar Beldjehem, Software Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ahmed Bufardi, Independent Researcher, Switzerland
Jinhai Cai, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Australia, Australia
Daniel A. Callegari, Escola Politecnica, PUCRS Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Heloisa Camargo, Computer Science, UFSCar, Brazil
Rahul Caprihan, 6/37 Soami NagarDayalbagh, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India
Fabio Casciati, DICAr, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Giovanna Castellano, Computer Science, University of Bari, Italy
Kit Y. Chan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University, Australia
Fei Chao, Cognitive Science Dept., Xiamen University, China
Chun-Hao Chen, Tamkang University, Taiwan, Republic of China
France Cheong, School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Australia
Mikael Collan, School of Business and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Valerie Cross, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Miami University, United States
Martina Dankova, Institute for research and applications of fuzzy modeling, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Bernard De Baets, KERMIT, Ghent University, Belgium
Martine De Cock, Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma, United States
Scott Dick, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
Francesc Esteva, Logic, reasoning and search, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), Spain
János Fodor, Applied Mathematics, Obuda University, Hungary
Yoshikazu Fukuyama, Department of Network Design, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University, Japan
Alexander Gegov, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Brunella Gerla, Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, University of Insubria, Italy
Maria Angeles Gil, Estadistica e I.O. y D.M., University of Oviedo, Spain
Antonio Gonzalez, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, Spain
Sarah Greenfield, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Masafumi Hagiwara, Information and Computer Science, Keio University, Japan
Kaoru Hirota, Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Katsuhiro Honda, Graduate School of Informatics, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Chih-Cheng Hung, Computer Science, Kennesaw State University, United States
Chia-Feng Juang, Dep. of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Uzay Kaymak, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Etienne Kerre, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Ghent University, Belgium
Frank Klawonn, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Huey-Ming Lee, Information Management, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Marie-Jeanne Lesot, Independent Researcher, France
Kang Li, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Lvzhou Li, School of Data and Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Ahmad Lotfi, Computer Science, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Edwin Lughofer, Knowledge-Based Mathematical Systems, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Francesco Marcelloni, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Pisa, Italy
Corrado Mencar, Department of Informatics, University of Bari, Italy
José M. Merigó, Department of Management Control and Information Systems, University of Chile, Chile
Ludmil Mikhailov, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Valeri Mladenov, Theory of Electrical Engineering, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
José M. Molina, Computer Science, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Javier Montero, Faculty of Mathematics, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Hiroshi Nakajima, Research and Development H.Q., Omron Corporation, Japan
Yusuke Nojima, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Vilém Novák, Inst. for Research and Applic. of Fuzzy Modeling, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Basar Oztaysi, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Parag Pendharkar, Information Systems, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Irina Perfilieva, IRAFM, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Radu-Emil Precup, Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Daowen Qiu, School of Data and Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Jordi Recasens, Sec Matematiques i Informatica, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Antonello Rizzi, Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Alessandra Russo, Computing, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Indrajit Saha, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research,FC Block, Sector 3, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700106, India., National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India
Jurek Sasiadek, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Canada
Steven Schockaert, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Daniel Schwartz, Computer Science, Florida State University, United States
Hirosato Seki, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Dipti Srinivasan, , Singapore
Laszlo T. Koczy, Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary
Hooman Tahayori, Dept. of Computer Science, Ryerson University, Canada
Vicenc Torra, University of Skövde, Sweden
Dat Tran, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Canberra, Australia
Junzo Watada, IPS Research Center,, Waseda university, Japan
Chung-Hsing Yeh, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Monash University, Australia
Jianqiang Yi, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Slawomir Zadrozny, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann, ELITE (European Laboratory for Intelligent Techniques Engineering), Germany

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