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Program Co-Chairs

Kurosh Madani
University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC)

Brief Bio
Kurosh Madani is graduated in fundamental physics in June 1985 from PARIS 7 – Jussieu University. He received his MSc. in Microelectronics and chip architecture from University PARIS 11 (PARIS-SUD), Orsay, France, in September 1986. Received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University PARIS 11 (PARIS-SUD), Orsay, France, in February 1990. In 1995, he received the DHDR Doctor Hab. degree (senior research doctorate degree) from University PARIS 12 – Val de Marne. He works as Chair Professor in Electrical Engineering of Senart-FB Institute of Technology of Universi ty PARIS-EST Creteil (UPEC), France. From 1992 to 2000 he has been creator and head of DRN (Neural Networks Division) research group. From 2001 to 2004 he has been head of Intelligence in Instrumentation and Systems Laboratory (I2S / JE 2353) of UPEC. Co-creator of Images, Signals and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (LISSI / EA 3956) of UPEC in 2005, head of Intelligent Machines & Systems” research team of LISSI, he is also Vice-director of this laboratory. He has worked on both digital and analog implementation of massively parallel processors arrays for image processing, electro-optical random number generation, and both analog and digital Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) implementation. Author and coauthor of more than 250 publications (in international journals, books, conferences’ and symposiums’ proceedings), he has been regularly invited as key-note and invited lecture by international conferences and symposiums. His current research interests include: - Complex structures and behaviors modeling, - self-organizing, modular and hybrid neural based information processing systems and their real-world and industrial applications, - humanoid and collective robotics - intelligent fault detection and diagnosis systems. Member of IEEE, permanent member of “Awareness Science and Technology” technical committee of IEEE-SMC and member of ACM, since 1996 he is a life-member (elected Academician) of International Informatization Academy. In 1997, he was also elected as permanent Academician (life-member) of International Academy of Technological Cybernetics. ... More >>

António Ruano
University of Algarve

Brief Bio
António Eduardo de Barros Ruano holds a first degree in Electronic Eng. and Telecommunications (University of Aveiro, Portugal,1982), a MSc degree in Electrotechnical Eng. (University of Coimbra, Portugal, 1989), a PhD in Electronic Eng. (University of Wales, UK, 1992) and an Habilitation in Electronic Eng. and Computing (University of Algarve, Portugal, 2004). Since 2004 he is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Faculty of Sciences & Technology of Ualg, and currently Pro-Rector of the University. His research activities are centered in Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Control. He has been Chairman of the Centre for Intelligent Systems (University of Algarve, 2001-2007). He is currently a member of the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics, and is Chairman of the Centro de Investigação Tecnológica do Algarve. He was for the past six years Chairman of the IFAC Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence in Control, and served as Chairman of the Organizing or Program Committee of more than 20 International Conferences (mostly IFAC or IEEE sponsored). He has coordinated more than 25 national and international projects, has supervised more than 30 MSc, PhD and Pós-Doc students, and has published more than 220 articles, books and book chapters. ... More >>


Veronique Amarger, University PARIS-EST Creteil (UPEC), France
William Armitage, University of South Florida, United States
Vijayan Asari, University of Dayton, United States
Gilles Bernard, PARIS 8 University, France
Yevgeniy Bodyanskiy, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine
Ivo Bukovsky, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Republic
Tim C. Pearce, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Jinde Cao, Southeast University, China
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
Ning Chen, Henan Polytechnic University, China
Amine Chohra, Paris-East University (UPEC), France
Catalina Cocianu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics in Economy, Romania
Netta Cohen, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Corrado Di Natale, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Yongsheng Dong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Catherine E. Myers, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, United States
Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Javier Fernandez de Canete, University of Malaga, Spain
Leonardo Franco, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Josep Freixas, Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa, Spain
David Gil Mendez, University of Alicante, Spain
Stefan Glüge, ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Switzerland
Vladimir Golovko, Brest State Technical University, Belarus
Michèle Gouiffès, Institut D'Electronique Fondamentale (IEF) CNRS 8622 University Paris-Sud 11, France
Oussama H. Hamid, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Chris Hinde, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Alexander Hošovský, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Gareth Howells, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Jiansheng Huang, Western Sydney University, Australia
Anang Hudaya Muhamad Amin, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Daniela Iacoviello, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Yuji Iwahori, Chubu University, Japan
Antonio J. Tallón-Ballesteros, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Magnus Johnsson, Lund University, Sweden
Juha Karhunen, Aalto Univ. School of Science, Finland
Christel Kemke, University of Manitoba, Canada
Georges Khazen, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
DaeEun Kim, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Adam Krzyzak, Concordia University, Canada
Yuriy L. Orlov, Novosibirsk State University and Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Russian Federation
Chunguang Li, Zhejiang University, China
Hui Li, Nankai University, China
Joseph Lizier, The University of Sydney, Australia
Peter M. Atkinson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Jinwen Ma, Peking University, China
Hichem Maaref, IBISC Laboratory, France
John Macintyre, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Jean-Jacques Mariage, PARIS 8 University, France
Urszula Markowska-Kaczmar, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Mitsuharu Matsumoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Patricio Orio, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile
Colm O'Riordan, NUI, Galway, Ireland
Mourad Oussalah, University of Oulu, Finland
Mark Oxley, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
Parag Pendharkar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Amaryllis Raouzaiou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Neil Rowe, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Christophe Sabourin, IUT Sénart, University Paris-Est Creteil (UPEC), France
Virgilijus Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Nombre, Luxembourg
Emilio Soria-Olivas, University of Valencia, Spain
Lambert Spaanenburg, Lund University Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jochen Steil, Bielefeld University, Germany
Ruedi Stoop, Universität Zürich /ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Catherine Stringfellow, Midwestern State University, United States
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan
Johan Suykens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Norikazu Takahashi, Okayama University, Japan
Yi Tang, Yunnan University of Nationalities, China
Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Carlos M. Travieso, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Jessica Turner, Georgia State University, United States
Andrei Utkin, INOV - INESC Inovação, Portugal
Arjen van Ooyen, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alfredo Vellido, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Salvatore Vitabile, University of Palermo, Italy
Shuai Wan, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Jingyu Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China
Guanghui Wen, Southeast University, China
Bo Yang, University of Jinan, China
Chung-Hsing Yeh, Monash University, Australia
Wenwu Yu, Southeast University, China
Cleber Zanchettin, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Huiyu Zhou, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

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