Alexander V. Smirnov.

St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg, Russia

Keynote: A Context-Oriented Knowledge Management for Decision Support in Business Networks: Theoretical and Technological Foundations  

Prof. Alexander V. Smirnov is head of Computer Aided Integrated Systems Laboratory at St.Peterburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences - SPIIRAS (1994). He received his Ph.D from St.Petersburg State University of Electrical Engineering (1984) and Dr.habil. from SPIIRAS (1994), and became a Full Professor in 1998. Also, he is a Head of International Laboratory on Intelligent Technologies for Socio-Cyberphysical Systems, ITMO University, St.Petersburg (from 2014), and a Director of Joint Master Program on Business Informatics between ITMO University and Rostock University (Germany). He has been involved in projects sponsored by Ford, Nokia, US DoD, European Research Programs (Information Society Technologies, Esprit, Eureka/Factory, etc.), and Russian agencies in the areas of distributed intelligent systems, ontology management, intelligent decision support systems, etc. He is a member of technical committees of IEEE SMC TC on Cyber-Physical Cloud Systems, IEEE COMCOS ETC on Situation Management, IFAC TC 5.1 on Manufacturing Plant Control; IFIP TC WG5.1 on Global Product Development for the Whole Life-Cycle, and a fellow of the European Academy of Industrial Management.. His current research is in the areas of ontology-driven information integration, corporate knowledge management, context management, operational decision support, socio-cyber-physical systems, virtual organization management. He published more than 300 research papers in reviewed journals and proceedings of international conferences, books, manuals.

Valery B. Tarassov

Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia


Keynote: A New Logical-Algebraic Approach to Developing Artificial Cognitive Systems

Valery B. Tarassov graduated from Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School (actually Bauman Moscow State Technical University, BMSTU) in 1978. He received his PhD in 1982. The title of his dissertation was «Development of Fuzzy Mathematics Models to Enable Design and Engineering». In 1978-1992 he has been working with various departments of Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School. Since 1992 he is the associate professor at CIM department of BMSTU. Actually he is the deputy director of CIM department responsible for research work. Dr Valery B. Tarassov was also professor at the Department of Information Technologies of MATI-Tsiolkowsky Russian State Technological University. Besides, he delivers lectures at Applied Mathematics Department of Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University) and IBS Master Courses. He was the supervisor of 9 PhD theses. From 1995 to 1997 he was a visiting professor of the University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis (France). He is the founder of book series «Sciences of Artificial» in Editorial URSS. Не has authored or co-authored 6 books. Dr Valery B.Tarassov is the author of more than 250 papers, including about 50 papers in English. Dr Valery B.Tarassov is the member of numerous program committees of international conferences. He was the keynote speaker of: KDS–1997; EECM – 2000-2015; SCM–2006, 2009, 2010, 2012; 2014; ISIT–2010-2015, ICSCCW-2011, 2013, 2015, ICAFS-2012, WCIS-2012 and 2014, OSTIS-2012, 2014, 2015, AICT’2015, etc.

Alexey B. Petrovsky

Institute for Systems Analysis, Federal Research Center “Informatics and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia​

KeynoteMulti-method technology for multi-attribute expert evaluation

The head of the Laboratory for decision support methods and systems, Institute for Systems Analysis, the Federal Research Center “Informatics and Control”, the Russian Academy of Sciences. Doctor of Technological sciences (Systems analysis and automated control), Professor, Invited professor: Moscow Physics and Technological Institute (2004-2015), N.E.Bauman Moscow State Technological University (2006-2015), M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University (2007-2010), Belgorod State National Research University, (2010-2015), V.G Shukhov Belgorod State Technological University (2011-2015). A member of the Expert Board on infocommunication technologies and computer systems, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; an Editor-in-chief, Journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making, a member of the Editorial Boards: International Journal “Operational Research”, International Journal of Decision Support Systems, International Journal “Information Models and Analyses”, Journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Information Technologies and Computer Systems”; Journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Papers of Institute for Systems Analysis”; a member of the Scientific Council, the Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence; a member of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, the European Working Group “Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding”, a member of several Scientific Councils, the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Sergey M. Kovalev

Rostov State Transport University, Rostov-on-Don. Russia

Keynote: Intelligent Control of Railroad Humps and Shunting Yards

Kovalev Sergey M. is a doctor for technical sciences, professor of Rostov State Transport University (RSTU), department of Automatics and Telemechanics on Railways. He is also the head of the center for intellectualization of JSC “NIIAS”, Rostov branch. Professor Kovalev defended his candidate of technical sciences (equivalent to Ph.D.) degree in 1983. He started his work as associate professor of RSTU in 1984. He defended his doctor of technical sciences degree in 2003. He has been working as a professor of RSTU from 2004. Professor Kovalev is a member of Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence, ex-president and chair of the Science Council of Russian Association for Fuzzy Systems and Soft Computing.

Aleksandr P. Eremeev

National Research University Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Moscow, Russia

Keynote: Dynamic Intelligent Decision Support Systems

Eremeev Aleksandr P. – Ph.D., Professor, Head of the Applied Mathematics Department of National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute", 14, Krasnokazarmennaya Str., Moscow, 111250, Russia, Moscow. Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.  Laureate of the President Award. Member of the Scientific Council of the Russian Association of artificial intelligence. The author of over 300 publications. Deputy Chief Editor of the Journal “Russian Academy of Sciences. Artificial intelligence and decision making” (in Russian), member of the editorial boards of the International research and practice journal “Programmnye produkty I systemy (Software and systems)”. Area of scientific interests: artificial intelligence, decision making, decision support systems of real time, dynamic systems, expert systems.

Pavel Krömer

VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Keynote: Intelligent and hybrid data mining methods in industrial applications

Pavel Krömer is an associate professor of Computer Science. He obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava in 2006 and 2010, respectively. Between 2005 and 2010, he was employed as a software specialist at a large software company. In 2010, he returned full-time to academia as an assistant professor and junior researcher at the Department of Computer Science, VSB – TU Ostrava, Czech Republic. During 2014, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Since returning to the VSB – TU Ostrava, he serves as associate professor and senior researcher. He is now affiliated with the VSB – TU Ostrava and the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center. He is also a member of the IEEE, System, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He serves in the SMC Technical Committees on Soft Computing and Big Data Computing. He is also a member of the steering committee of the Neural Network World Journal and associate editor of the Journal of Network Intelligence. He served in various chairing roles at several international conferences including WSC17 (PC Chair), IBICA 2013, 2014 (publicity co-chair), AECIA 2014, 2015 (publicity co-chair), IBICA 2015 (PC co-chair), INCoS 2013 (workshop co-chair), WSC18 (special events co-chair), etc. Pavel’s areas of interest include computational intelligence, information retrieval, data mining, knowledge discovery, and parallel and distributed computing.

Alexander N. Karkishchenko

Southern Federal University, Taganrog, Russia

Keynote: Imprecise Estimation and Detection of Symmetry
in Image Based-Information Systems

Karkishchenko Alexander Nikolaevich, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, profes-sor, professor at the Institute of Computer Technologies and Information Security of the South-ern federal university. In 1983 defended the Candidate dissertation, in 1997 defended the Doc-toral dissertation. Since 1978 worked at the Taganrog State university of Radio Engineering as assistant, associate professor, full professor. From 1997 to 2003 – a vice rector of the same Uni-versity. From 2009 to 2005 ‒ the deputy director of the Institute of Development at the National MEPhI Research Nuclear University, the head of the Center for Basic and Applied Researches at the Research Institute of Informatization, Automation and Communication, Moscow, a vice rector of the North Caucasian federal university (Stavropol). Karkishchenko A.N. is a member of the selection commission at DAAD in charge of mathematics and informatics, for 15 years was a member of the Expert Council at the Supreme Attestation Committee of Russian Federa-tion, the representative of the Russian higher education institutions in the Black Sea universities network, a member of the Russian association of Artificial Intelligence, author of more than 200 scientific papers and 5 monographs and textbooks.

Alexander E. Lepskiy

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Keynote: A Comparison of Stochastic and Fuzzy Orderings

Alexander Lepskiy is the Professor at Mathematics Department of Faculty of Economic Sciences of National Research University Higher School of Economics, He is a Deputy Head of the International Laboratory of Decision Choice and Analysis, He graduated from Taganrog Institute of Radio Engineering (USSR). He received candidate’s degree (PhD) from Rostov State University (Russia) in 1992 and doctoral degree from Southern Federal University (Russia) in 2008. He is Fellow of the International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management (IAITQM), His research interests include, but are not limited to, belief function theory, monotone measure theory, fuzzy sets and systems, decision-making, pattern recognition, image analysis and processing. Author of 2 books and more than 100 papers in peer reviewed conferences, workshops and journals. 

Ateeq Khan and Klaus Turowski.

University of Magdeburg, Germany

Keynote: A Survey of Current Challenges in Industry and Preparation for Industry 4.0

Ateeq Khan

Ateeq Khan studied Computer Science and earned a Master degree in Computer Science in 2005. He did specialization in Data Knowledge Engineering at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and earned his second M.Sc. degree in 2009. Since 2009, He is working as a researcher at Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems in University of Magdeburg. His research interests include Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Service-oriented Computing, and Software as a Service. He is reviewer of many conferences and journals and member of Program Committee for Enterprise System 2016.

Klaus Turowski

Klaus Turowski (born 1966) studied Business and Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, achieved his doctorate at the Institute for Business Informatics at the University of Münster and habilitated in Business Informatics at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. In the year 2000, he held the Chair of Business Informatics at the University of the Federal Armed Forces München and, from 2001, he headed the Chair of Business Informatics and Systems Engineering at the University of Augsburg. Since 2011, he has been heading the Chair of Business Informatics (AG WI) at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. Furthermore, he has been working as the head of the Very Large Business Applications Lab (VLBA Lab) and of the world’s largest SAP University Competence Center (SAP UCC Magdeburg). He is active as a (co-) organizer of multiple national and international scientific congresses (>30), as a member of several Program Committees (>130), and numerous expert groups. Besides his theoretical background, he has been working in various consulting projects.