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Conference Chair

Joaquim Filipe
Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC

Brief Bio
Joaquim B L Filipe is currently a Coordinator Professor of the School of Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (EST-Setúbal), Portugal. He got his Ph.D. at the School of Computing of the Staffordshire University, U.K, in 2000. His main areas of research involve Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent System theory and applications to different domains, with an emphasis on social issues in activity coordination, especially in organizational modeling and simulation, where he has been actively involved in several R&D projects, including national and international progr ms. He represented EST-Setúbal in several European projects. He has over 100 publications including papers in conferences and journals, edited books and conference proceedings. He started several conference series, sponsored by INSTICC and technically co-sponsored or in cooperation with major International Associations. He participated in more than 40 conference and workshop program committees and he is in the editorial board of several international scientific journals. ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Jorge Bernardino
Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra - ISEC

Brief Bio
Jorge Bernardino received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Coimbra in 2002. He is a Coordinator Professor at ISEC (Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra) of the Polytechnic of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research fields are big data, data warehousing, business intelligence, open source tools, and software engineering, subjects in which he has authored or co-authored dozens of papers in refereed conferences and journals. Jorge Bernardino has served on program committees of many conferences and acted as referee for many international conferences and journ ls. He was President of ISEC from 2005–2010. During 2014 he was visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He is actually President of Scientific Council of ISEC. ... More >>

Christoph Quix
RWTH Aachen University

Brief Bio
Christoph Quix is a senior researcher in the Life Science Informatics group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) in St. Augustin, Germany, where he leads the department for High Content Analysis. Earlier, he was an assistant professor in the Information Systems Group (Informatik 5) of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he completed his habilitation in early 2013 and received his Ph.D. degree in computer science. His research focuses on data integration, big data, management of heterogeneous data, metadata management, and semantic web technologies. e has about 80 publications in scientific journals and international conferences. He has been involved in several national and international research projects, which have been conducted in cooperation with research and industry partners. He was a PC chair of CAiSE 2014, member of the PC for several major conferences on databases and data modeling (e.g., ER, ICDE, and ODBASE), and the organizing chair of several international workshops. ... More >>