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Program Co-Chairs

Christophe Sabourin
Univ. Paris Est Creteil, LISSI

Brief Bio
Christophe Sabourin received his Ph.D. in Robotics and Control from University of Orleans, France in November 2004. In September 2005, he joined Senart-Fontainebleau Institute of Technology of University Paris-Est Creteil where he works as Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. In 2016, he received the DHDR Doctor Hab. degree (senior research doctorate degree) from University Paris-Est. Since 2005, he has been a researcher and a staff member of SCTIC Research Division, one of the two research components of Images, Signals and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (LISSI/EA 3956) of University Paris-Est Creteil. His current interests relate to areas of complex and bio-inspired intelligent artificial systems, cognitive robotics, humanoid robots, collective and social robotics. ... More >>

Juan Julian Merelo
University of Granada

Brief Bio
Juan Julian Merelo is professor at the University of Granada, where he has been working since 1988. His main interests are evolutionary algorithms, distributed/parallel computing and computational intelligence in games.Juan Julian Merelo is professor at the University of Granada, where he has been working since 1988. His main interests are evolutionary algorithms, distributed/parallel computing and computational intelligence in games.

Una-May O'Reilly
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
United States

Brief Bio
Una-May O'Reilly is founder and co-leader of the AnyScale Learning For All (ALFA) group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. ALFA focuses on scalable machine learning, evolutionary algorithms, and frameworks for large scale knowledge mining, prediction and analytics. The group has projects in clinical medicine knowledge discovery, wind energy and MOOC technology. She received the EvoStar Award for Outstanding Achievements in Evolutionary Computation in Europe in 2013. She is a Junior Fellow (elected before age 40) of the International Society of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, now ACM Sig-EVO. She now serves as Vice-Chair of ACM SigEVO. She served as chair of the largest international Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO, in 2005. She has served on the GECCO business committee, co-led the 2006 and 2009 Genetic Programming: Theory to Practice Workshops and co-chaired EuroGP, the largest conference devoted to Genetic Programming. In 2013 she inaugurated the Women in Evolutionary Computation group at GECCO. She is the area editor for Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery for Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (Kluwer), and editor for Evolutionary Computation (MIT Press), and action editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research. ... More >>


Mujahid Abbas, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
Salmiah Ahmad, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Rafael Alcala, University of Granada, Spain
Jesús Alcalá-Fdez, University of Granada, Spain
Aboul Ali, , Egypt
Anang Amin, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Majid Amirfakhrian, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Davide Anguita, University of Genoa, Italy
Michela Antonelli, University of Pisa, Italy
Shawki Areibi, University of Guelph, Canada
William Armitage, University of South Florida, United States
Vijayan Asari, University of Dayton, United States
Peter Atkinson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Dalila B. M. M. Fontes, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD-INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
B. Babu, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Thomas Baeck, Leiden University, Netherlands
Rosangela Ballini, Unicamp, Brazil
Helio Barbosa, Laboratorio Nacional de Computaçao Cientifica, Brazil
Alper Basturk, Erciyes University, Turkey
Mokhtar Beldjehem, University of Ottawa, Canada
Hamid Berenji, , United States
Gilles Bernard, PARIS 8 University, France
Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Mohsin Bilal, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Maria Blesa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Andorra
Yevgeniy Bodyanskiy, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine
Urszula Boryczka, , Poland
William Buckley, California Evolution Institute, United States
Ahmed Bufardi, Independent Researcher, Switzerland
Ivo Bukovsky, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
I. Burhan Turksen, University of Toronto, Canada
Humberto Bustince, Public University of Navarra, Spain
Daniel Callegari, PUCRS Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jinde Cao, Southeast University, China
Rahul Caprihan, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India
Pablo Carmona, University of Extremadura, Spain
João Carvalho, INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Fabio Casciati, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Giovanna Castellano, University of Bari, Italy
Pedro A. Castillo, University of Granada, Spain
Pedro Angel Castillo Valdivieso, University of Granada, Spain
Darek Ceglarek, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Pei-Chann Chang, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Wen-Jer Chang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jianhua Chen, Louisiana State University and A&M College, United States
Yuehui Chen, University of Jinan, China
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, Republic of China
France Cheong, RMIT University, Australia
Costin Chiru, University Politehnica from Bucharest, Romania
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Amine Chohra, Paris-East University (UPEC), France
Jyh-Horng Chou, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, Taiwan, Republic of China
Chi-Yin Chow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hung-Yuan Chung, Nat. Central Univ., Taiwan, Republic of China
Antonio Cioppa, University of Salerno, Italy
Catalina Cocianu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics in Economy, Romania
Mikael Collan, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Vincenzo Conti, Kore University of Enna, Italy
Keeley Crockett, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Valerie Cross, Miami University, United States
Martina Dankova, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Bijan Davvaz, Yazd University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Luiza de Macedo Mourelle, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kyriakos Deliparaschos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Massimiliano Di Ventra, University of California, San Diego, United States
Irene Diaz, University of Oviedo, Spain
Scott Dick, University of Alberta, Canada
József Dombi, University of Szeged, Institute of Informatics, Hungary
Yongsheng Dong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Pietro Ducange, University of Pisa, Italy
Peter Duerr, , Japan
Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
El-Sayed El-Alfy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Andries Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Anna Esparcia-Alcázar, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Mourad Fakhfakh, Université de Sfax, Tunisia
Hossam Faris, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Fabio Fassetti, DIMES, University of Calabria, Italy
Carlos Fernandes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Javier Fernandez de Canete, University of Malaga, Spain
Eliseo Ferrante, KU Leuven & Universite' de Technologie de Compiegne, Belgium
Artur Ferreira, ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa and IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Stefka Fidanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Valeria Fionda, University of Calabria, Italy
David Fogel, , United States
Simon Fong, University of Macau, Macau
José Fonseca, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Luigi Fortuna, University of Catania, Italy
Leonardo Franco, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Yoshikazu Fukuyama, Meiji University, Japan
Jonathan Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Angel Garrido, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED), Facultad de Ciencias, Spain
Alexandros Giagkos, Aston University, United Kingdom
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
Mario Gongora, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, United Kingdom
Antonio Gonzalez, University of Granada, Spain
Michèle Gouiffès, Institut D'Electronique Fondamentale (IEF) CNRS 8622 University Paris-Sud 11, France
Sarah Greenfield, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Steven Guan, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Jörg Hähner, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Saman Halgamuge, University of Melbourne, Australia
David Halliday, University of York, United Kingdom
Hazlina Hamdan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Lutz Hamel, University of Rhode Island, United States
Oussama Hamid, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Thomas Hanne, University of Applied Arts and Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Rainer Heinrich Palm, Örebro University, Sweden
Susana Muñoz Hernández, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Arturo Hernández - Aguirre, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Mexico
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Christopher Hinde, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Katsuhiro Honda, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Wei-Chiang Hong, Asia Eastern University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jeffrey Horn, Northern Michigan University, United States
Alexander Hošovský, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Zeng-Guang Hou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Gareth Howells, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Jiansheng Huang, Western Sydney University, Australia
Chih-Cheng Hung, Kennesaw State University, United States
Amir Hussain, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Daniela Iacoviello, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Jose Iglesias, Unviersidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Takashi Ikegami, University of Tokyo, Japan
Katsunobu Imai, Hiroshima University, Japan
Yuji Iwahori, Chubu University, Japan
Hesam Izakian, Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research, Canada
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Magnus Johnsson, Lund University, Sweden
Er Joo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Dmitry Kangin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Iwona Karcz-Duleba, Wroclaw University of Science Technology, Poland
Khairul Kasmiran, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Uzay Kaymak, Eindhoven Technical University, Netherlands
Uzay Kaymak, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Christel Kemke, University of Manitoba, Canada
Etienne Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium
Wali Khan, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat, Pakistan
Georges Khazen, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Ahmed Kheiri, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
DaeEun Kim, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Frank Klawonn, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ziad Kobti, University of Windsor, Canada
Mario Köppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Donald Kraft, Colorado Technical University, United States
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Dalia Kriksciuniene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Pavel Krömer, VSB Ostrava, Czech Republic
Adam Krzyzak, Concordia University, Canada
Jiri Kubalik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Gerd Kunde, Los Alamos National Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Yau-Hwang Kuo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Sin Lee, University of East London, United Kingdom
Vincent Lee, Monash University, Australia
Per Lehre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nuno Leite, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Hui Li, Nankai University, China
Hualou Liang, Drexel University, United States
Diego Liébana, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Piotr Lipinski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Shih-Hsi Liu, California State University, Fresno, United States
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Jinhu Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xiaoqiang Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Edwin Lughofer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Wenjian Luo, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China
Francisco Lupianez, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Jinwen Ma, Peking University, China
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ana Madureira, ISEP/IPP, Portugal
Stephen Majercik, Bowdoin College, United States
Rainer Malaka, Bremen University, Germany
Agnese Marchini, Pavia University, Italy
Jean-Jacques Mariage, Université Paris 8, France
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Mitsuharu Matsumoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
John McCall, Smart Data Technologies Centre, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Patricia Melin, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
Mohamed Arezki Mellal, M'Hamed Bougara University, Algeria
Corrado Mencar, University of Bari, Italy
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Konstantinos Michail, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Alfredo Milani, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
Mustafa Misir, Istinye University, Turkey
Valeri Mladenov, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Chilukuri Mohan, Syracuse University, United States
Ambra Molesini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
José Molina, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Javier Montero, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Ronei Marcos de Moraes, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Ruby Moritz, Universitat Magdeburg, Germany
Bernhard Moser, , Austria
Sanaz Mostaghim, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Pawel Myszkowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Hiroshi Nakajima, Omron Corporation, Japan
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Vesa Niskanen, Univ. of Helsinki / VM University, Finland
Yusuke Nojima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Vilém Novák, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Luis Nunes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal
Ivan Nunes Da Silva, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Andrzej Obuchowicz, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Kei Ohnishi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Osamu Ono, Meiji University, Japan
Patricio Orio, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile
Colm O'Riordan, NUI, Galway, Ireland
Yuriy Orlov, Novosibirsk State University and Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Russian Federation
Thomas Ott, Institute of Applied Simulation, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Mourad Oussalah, University of Oulu, Finland
Ender Özcan, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Basar Oztaysi, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Ben Paechter, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Dong-Chul Park, Myongji University, Korea, Republic of
Gary Parker, Connecticut College, United States
Tim Pearce, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
David A. Pelta, University of Granada, Spain
Parag Pendharkar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Irina Perfilieva, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Valentina Plekhanova, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Petrica Pop, , Romania
Radu-Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Michal Przewozniczek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Daowen Qiu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Joaquim Reis, ISCTE, Portugal
Robert Reynolds, Wayne State University, United States
Leonid Reznik, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Mateen Rizki, Wright State University, United States
Antonello Rizzi, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Olympia Roeva, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Nizar Rokbani, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Manuel Roveri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Neil Rowe, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Suman Roychoudhury, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Reza Saatchi, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Indrajit Saha, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India
Virgilijus Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Daniel Sánchez, University of Granada, Spain
Carlo Sansone, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Miguel Sanz-Bobi, Comillas Pontifical University, Spain
Emmanuel Sapin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Robert Schaefer, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Alon Schclar, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Israel
Tjeerd Scheper, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Nombre, Luxembourg
Daniel Schwartz, Florida State University, United States
Olga Senyukova, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Nurfadhlina Sharef, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Patrick Siarry, University Paris 12 (LiSSi), France
João Sousa, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Giandomenico Spezzano, CNR-ICAR, Italy
Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ruedi Stoop, Universität Zürich /ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Catherine Stringfellow, Midwestern State University, United States
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Chaoli Sun, School of Computer Science and Technology, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China
Johan Suykens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Laszlo T. Koczy, Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary
Hooman Tahayori, Ryerson University, Canada
Norikazu Takahashi, Okayama University, Japan
El-Ghazali Talbi, INRIA Futurs, France
Tatiana Tambouratzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Mieko Tanaka-Yamawaki, Tottori University, Japan
Yi Tang, Yunnan University of Nationalities, China
C. Tao, National I-Lan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Gianluca Tempesti, The University of York, United Kingdom
Philippe Thomas, Université de Lorraine, France
Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Université d'Avignon, France
Dat Tran, University of Canberra, Australia
Carlos Travieso-González, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Krzysztof Trojanowski, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Poland
Tan Tse Guan, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Elio Tuci, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Alexander Tulupyev, , Russian Federation
Jessica Turner, Georgia State University, United States
Lucia Vacariu, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Arjen van Ooyen, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Leonilde Varela, University of Minho, School of Engineering, Portugal
Massimiliano Vasile, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Brijesh Verma, Central Queensland University, Australia
Susana Vieira, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Salvatore Vitabile, University of Palermo, Italy
Michael Vrahatis, University of Patras, Greece
Neal Wagner, Systems Technology and Research, United States
Jingyu Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China
Junzo Watada, Universiti Technologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Jingxuan Wei, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Guanghui Wen, Southeast University, China
Li-Pei Wong, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Jian Wu, School of Economics and Management, Shanghai Maritime University, China
Ronald Yager, Iona College, United States
Yingjie Yang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Shengxiang Yang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Chung-Hsing Yeh, Monash University, Australia
Jianqiang Yi, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Weiwei Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Wenwu Yu, Southeast University, China
Slawomir Zadrozny, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Ali Zalzala, Hikma Group Ltd., United Arab Emirates
Cleber Zanchettin, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Alexandru Zavoianu, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Ziqiong Zhang, School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann, ELITE (European Laboratory for Intelligent Techniques Engineering), Germany