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, www.mics.ch); 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.
Wolfgang Banzhaf is a professor in the Department of Computer Science of Memorial U. of Newfoundland. He received a "Diplom in Physik" degree in Physics from the LMU Munich and his Dr.rer.nat (PhD) from the Dept. of Physics of the TH Karlsruhe, now KIT. After a postdoc at the U. of Stuttgart, he was a Visiting and Senior Researcher at the Central Research Lab of Mitsubishi Electric in Japan and at MERL in Cambridge, USA. From 1993 to 2003 he was Assoc. Prof. for Appl. CS at TU Dortmund.
Ana Bazzan received her PhD in 1997 from the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT), Germany. She is an associate professor at UFRGS in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Her activities include: fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; associate editor of journals (Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Advances in Complex Systems, among others); member of the IFAAMAS board. Her main research interests are: multiagent systems, complex systems, agent-based simulation.
Mario Luca Bernardi 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 several papers published in journals and conference proceedings. My main research interests include software maintenance and testing, software reuse, software reverse engineering and reengineering, with particular interest on software modularization.
I also served both as a member of the program and organizing committees of several international conferences, and as reviewer of papers submitted to some of the main journals and magazines in the field of data mining, software engineering, software maintenance and program comprehension.
Currently I am an Assistant Professor at Giustino Fortunato University , holding the courses of "Computer Science" and "Software Systems and Services" for the Avionics Science and Technologies master degree.
Assistant professor at the Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Published more than 200 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Is the founding co-editor-in-chief of “Swarm and Evolutionary Computation”, an international journal from Elsevier. Also serves as associate editors of the IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine and Information Sciences (Elsevier).
Olga De Troyer has a master degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences. She has held research positions in industry and at universities. Since 1998 she is professor in the Computer Science Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) where she is co-director of the WISE research lab. Her research focus is on conceptual modeling formalisms and design methodologies. Over the years, the focus has moved from Database over Web systems towards Virtual Reality and Serious Games.
Elisabetta Di Nitto is an associate professor at Politecnico di Milano. Her research interests are mainly on software engineering, cloud computing, process support systems, service-centric applications, dynamic software architectures, and autonomic systems. She has served in the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, SOCA Journal, Journal of Software: Evolution and Process. She has been program co-chair of ASE 2010 and ServiceWave 2010 and general chair of ESEC/FSE 2015.
Research director for the Belgian F.R.S.-FNRS and co-director of IRIDIA, the AI lab of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Editor-in-Chief, Swarm Intelligence, Springer. Recipient of: Italian Prize for Artificial Intelligence (1996), Marie Curie Excellence Award (2003), Dr. A. De Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart award in applied sciences (2005), Cajastur International Prize for Soft Computing (2007), ERC Advanced Grant (2010), and IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award (2015). Elected Fellow of IEEE, AAAI, and ECCAI.
Evelyn is Senior Manager, Cognitive Platform and Runtimes in the Cognitive Computing Organization at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center. Evelyn is a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM.
Schahram Dustdar is Full Professor of Computer Science heading the Distributed Systems Group at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna). He is a member of the Academia Europaea: The Academy of Europe (since 2013) and an IEEE Senior Member (2009). He is recipient of the ACM Distinguished Scientist award (2009) and the IBM Faculty Award (2012). He is member of the editorial boards of IEEE Computer and IEEE Internet Computing. He is Editor in Chief of Computing (Springer).
Jane Hillston received BA (Univ. of York) and MS (Lehigh Univ.) in Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Science from the Univ. of Edinburgh. Her principal research interests are in the design of formal modelling languages to model and analyse dynamic systems and the development of efficient solution techniques for such models. Her work on the PEPA language won the first Roger Needham Award from the British Computer Society in 2004. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Professor of Computational Intelligence, University of Surrey, UK, Finland Distinguished Professor, Jyvaskyla, Finland, Changjiang Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University, China. Vice President for Technical Activities, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.