Dr. Yves Demazeau

Dr. Yves Demazeau
Director of Research at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)

Biography: Director of Research at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Visiting Professor at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Yves Demazeau is EurAI Fellow and Doctor Honoris Causa of SDU. He is one of the founders of the field of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), one of the ten themes of Artificial Intelligence (AI), in which he has been practicing for 40 years. It is recognized there for his original applications in many fields: autonomous robotics, bio-inspired robotics, computer vision, energy management, financial modeling, geographic information, interactive games, personal assistance, support for artistic creation, telecommunications, natural language processing, web intelligence. His current theoretical research activities in AI focus on three themes: ethical design, observation and evaluation, user-centration. Its current areas of application are also three in number: energy management, reconfiguration of websites, swarms of drones. Some research is carried out in collaboration within LIG, others with SDU (DK-Odense), UM1 (MA-Oujda), and UNICEN (AR-Tandil). He has taught MAS in Europe and South America. He orchestrated the series of PAAMS conferences from 2009 to 2020. He was President of the French Association for Artificial Intelligence (AFIA) from 2011 to 2020 and orchestrated the French Artificial Intelligence Platforms (PFIA) from 2013 to 2021. He is consultant for A2I Systems (DK-Odense).

Dr. Carlos Fernando da Silva Ramos

Dr. Carlos Fernando da Silva Ramos
Full Professor, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)

Biography: Carlos Ramos got a BSc Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1986, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computers in 1993 and the Maturity Habilitation Title level (Agregação) in 2001, all from the University of Porto, Portugal. Carlos Ramos was Assistant and Professor at the University of Porto till 1995, and Coordinator Professor at the Institute of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Porto from 1993 to 2018 when he assumed the position of Main Coordinator Professor. From 2010 to 2018 he was Vice-President of the Polytechnic Porto, being responsible for the areas of Research, Innovation and Internationalization. His R&D is centered on Artificial Intelligence. He has around 500 scientific publications (90 in scientific journals and around 5000 citations, hindex 29), participated in 58 international and national R&D projects, coordinating 25, and supervised 13 PhD works. He was the founder and former Director of GECAD (Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development, UIDP/00760/2020), a R&D unit ranked as Excellent by the Portuguese Science&Technology Foudation. He is member of LASI (Associated Laboratory of Intelligent Systems LA/P/0104/2020), the Portuguese AI Associated Lab. He was the former proposer and is Director of the Master on Artificial Intelligence Engineering of the Institute of Engineering - Polytechnic of Porto.

Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues

Dr. Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues
Senac Faculty of Ceará (Brazil)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)

"Enabling Smart Environments through Internet of Things"

Abstract: This keynote addresses a hot topic focusing on enabling Smart Environments through Internet of Things, considering their major issues and research perspectives. It starts with the introduction to Internet of Things and their typical application scenarios and their main verticals. Several projects are presented to illustrated different solutions based on an IoT approach. IoT Opportunities to “change the World” are discussed. The communications ends with new trends and challenges on Internet of Things, suggesting further research topics.

Biography: Prof. Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues [Fellow, IEEE & AAIA] is with Senac Faculty of Ceará, Brazil; and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. Prof. Rodrigues is an Highly Cited Researcher, the leader of the Next Generation Networks and Applications (NetGNA) research group (CNPq), and the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park. He was Director for Conference Development - IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, Technical Activities Committee Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Board, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, a Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee (TC) on eHealth and the TC on Communications Software. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals (mainly, from IEEE). He has authored or coauthored more than 1100 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, 2 patents, and 1 ITU-T Recommendation. His contributions received more than 35000 known citations in the literature with an H-index 97 (Google Scholar). He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a member of the Internet Society, a senior member ACM, and Fellow of AAIA and IEEE.

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