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Karl Aberer

Karl Aberer is a full professor for Distributed Information Systems at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, since 2000; from 2005 to 2012 the director of the Swiss National Research Center for Mobile Information and Communication Systems (NCCR-MICS,; since September 2012 he is Vice-President of EPFL responsible for information systems; member of the editorial boards of VLDB Journal, ACM Transaction on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems and World Wide Web Journal.

Adnan Abid

Adnan Abid is a Professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology at the University of the Punjab, Pakistan. He is a senior member of IEEE, and member of the ACM. He has been associated with Editorial Boards of well-reputed journals in the area of Computer Science. He completed his PhD from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2012.

Bilal Alatas

Prof. Alatas received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Firat University. He works as a Professor of Software Engineering at Firat University and he is the head of same department. He is the founder head of the Computer Engineering Department of Munzur University and Software Engineering Department of Firat University. His research interests include artificial intelligence, data mining, social network analysis, metaheuristic optimization, and machine learning. Dr. Alatas has published over 250 papers in many well-known international journals and proceedings of the refereed conference since 2001. He has been editor of twelve journals five of which are indexed in SCI and reviewer of seventy SCI-indexed journals.

Ilkay Altintas

Ilkay Altintas is a research scientist at SDSC, UCSD since 2001. She has worked on different aspects of data science and scientific computing in leadership roles across a wide range of cross-disciplinary projects. She is a co-initiator of and an active contributor to the open-source Kepler Workflow System, and co-author of publications at the intersection of scientific workflows, provenance, distributed computing, bioinformatics, sensor systems, conceptual data querying, and software modeling.

Joanne Berghout

Dr. Berghout received her PhD in Biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal, QC where she researched the genetics of complex traits and susceptibility to infectious disease in humans and mouse models. Following that, she spent three years as the Outreach Coordinator for the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) database in Bar Harbor, ME. There, she trained researchers in genetics, genomics, data structures and data mining to answer biological questions, and worked closely with other members of the MGI group to develop and optimize the MGI resource. Now her research interests include genetics of all kinds, personalized medicine, big data, and scientific communication. She is currently pursuing projects in precision medicine for analysis of transcriptome data from patients with rare lung diseases (Sarcoidosis, Coccidiomycosis), and integrative network analysis of complex traits including Alzheimer's Disease. She is currently appointed at the University of Arizona's Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics (CB2) and The Center for Genetics and Genomic Medicine (TCG2M) in Tucson, AZ.

Mario Luca Bernardi

I received the Laurea degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Sannio in 2007.

Since 2003 I have worked as a researcher in the field of software engineering writing more than 90 papers published in journals and conference proceedings. My main research interests include software maintenance and testing, software reuse, software reverse engineering, and re-engineering, with a particular interest in software modularization.
I also served both as a member of the program and organizing committees of several international conferences, and as a reviewer of papers submitted to some of the main journals and magazines in the field of data and process mining, software engineering, software maintenance, program comprehension, and the application of computational intelligence approaches in the above fields.
Currently, I am an Senior Researcher at University of Sannio, holding the course of "Pervasive Computing".

Rüdiger Bieler

Curator (research professor) in the Integrative Research Center, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago and Member of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago

Research interests include evolutionary systematics, biogeography, comparative morphology, and taxonomy, with special focus on marine Mollusca, especially Gastropoda and Bivalvia. As a “museum person,” he is particularly interested in the development and application of organismal, collections-based research, ranging from extensive new field surveys and large-scale specimen and data management issues, to the integration of morphological, paleontological, and molecular data to address biological research questions. He recently served as lead PI of the Bivalve Assembling-the-Tree-of-Life ( effort and is involved in coral reef restoration projects and associated invertebrate surveys in the Florida Keys. Past offices include service as president of the American Malacological Society and of the International Society of Malacology (Unitas), and he currently a member of the steering committee of WoRMS ( and a chief editor in the effort.

Andrea Brunello

I am an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage (DIUM) of the University of Udine. In addition, I am part of the Data Science and Automatic Verification Laboratory, at the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics (DMIF) at the same University. As a figure straddling the two departments, I am part of the board of directors of the AI4CH Initiative, and I am interested in both practical aspects of Artificial Intelligence and philosophical issues. I am and have been a core member of several national and international projects with both institutional and corporate partners, such as u-blox, SAL Silicon Austria Labs, GAP srlu, and beanTech.

Diego Calvanese

Professor at the KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data. Research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology languages, description logics, conceptual data modeling, data integration, graph data management, data-aware process verification, and service modeling and synthesis. In 2012-2013 visiting researcher at the Technical University of Vienna as Pauli Fellow of the "Wolfgang Pauli Institute". Program chair of PODS 2015 and KR 2020, and general chair of ESSLLI 2016. ACM Fellow, EurAI Fellow.

Stefano Cirillo

Stefano Cirillo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Salerno, Italy.

His research interests include Data Profiling, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Data Privacy, and Social Networks, in which he has published several articles in international journals, books, and conference proceedings.

He graduated in Computer Science (cum laude) in 2018, at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Salerno. In 2022 he received the Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Salerno, with a Ph.D. course funded by the Programma Operativo Nazionale (PON) 2014-2020.

In 2018 he worked at the Centro Regionale Information Communication Technology (CeRICT) scrl based in Benevento, Italy, for designing, implementing, and developing an intelligent search engine for call-for-tenders in the e-procurement domain. In 2019 he was a visiting researcher at the Datonix SpA in Naples (NA), aimed at the design and development of algorithms for the extraction of profiling metadata from relational and non-relational databases. In 2020 he spent a research period at the Information Systems group of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) affiliated with the University of Potsdam, Germany.

From 2022 to 2023 he was a Research Fellow at the University of Salerno for the research activity within the project "Profiling Data Streams for Anomaly Detection And Online Learning".

In 2022 he was an adjunct professor for the course of Databases, II year, for the Degree course in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Salerno.

Since 2023 he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Salerno for the project "Security and Rights in the CyberSpace (SERICS)".

He was Program Co-Chair of the International DMS Conference on Visualization and Visual Languages (2021) and Conference Co-Chair of the International DMS Conference on Visualization and Visual Languages (2022).

He is the Local Arrangements Chair of the international EDBT/ICDT 2024 Joint Conference and is a member of the program committee of several national and international conferences, including the International Conference On Computer, Software And Modeling (ICCSM), International Conference on Computing Science, Communication and Security (COMS2), International Conference on Big Data Computing Service and Machine (BIGDATASERVICE), International Conference on Advanced Information Science and System (AISS), International Conference on Applications and Systems of Visual Paradigms (VISUAL), International Conference on Networks, Communications and Information Technology (CNCIT), and International Conference on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (ICBDAI).

He is an Associate Editor of the Journal Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer) and of the Journal of Visual Language and Computing (JVLC). He is an Editorial Board Member of several international journals, including journal Data Science and Management (DSM), International Journal of Computer Science and Management, and Research Reports on Computer Science (RRCS). He was Lead Guest Editor for the Special Issue "Sentient Multimedia Systems and Universal Visual Languages" [1225] on Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer) and Guest Editor of several Special Issues published in international journals.

He is a reviewer of several international journals, including Intelligent Systems (IEEE), Expert Systems with Applications (Elsevier), Information and Processing Management (Elsevier), Journal of Data and Information Quality (ACM), and Neural Computing and Applications (Elsevier).

Edith Cohen

Edith Cohen is (visiting) full professor at Tel Aviv University. Until 2014 she was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research (Silicon Valley) and between 1991 and 2012 she was at AT&T Labs. She received a Ph.D in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1991. Her research interests include algorithms, mining and analysis of massive data, optimization, and computer networking. She is a winner of the IEEE ComSoc 2007 Bennett prize, and an author of 20+ patents and 100+ publications.

Sara Comai

Prof. Sara Comai is an associate professor within the Department of Electronics and Information at the Politecnico di Milano. She received her Ph.D. in IT and automatic engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2000.

Prof. Comai's research interests include the specification, design and automatic generation of complex Web applications.