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Program Chair

Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon University

Brief Bio
Ana Fred received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in 1989 and 1994, respectively, both from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is a Faculty Member of IST since 1986, where she has been a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and more recently with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is a researcher at the Pattern and Image Analysis Group of the Instituto de Telecomunicações. Her main research areas are on pattern recognition, both structural and statistical approaches, wi th application to data mining, learning systems, behavioral biometrics, and biomedical applications. She has done pioneering work on clustering, namely on cluster ensemble approaches. Recent work on biosensors hardware (including BITalino – and ECG-based biometrics (Vitalidi project) have been object of several nacional and internacional awards, as well as wide dissemination on international media, constituting a success story of knowledge transfer from research to market. She has published over 160 papers in international refereed conferences, peer reviewed journals, and book chapters. ... More >>


Sherief Abdallah, British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Muhammad Abulaish, South Asian University, India
Amir Ahmad, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Samad Ahmadi, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Maria Aramburu Cabo, University Jaume I, Spain
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Zeyar Aung, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Vladan Babovic, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Niranjan Balasubramanian, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Rafael Berlanga Llavori, University Jaume I, Spain
Alberto Bimbo, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Rui Camacho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Maria Catalan, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Michelangelo Ceci, University of Bari, Italy
Keith Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Chien-Chung Chan, University of Akron, United States
Fei Chao, Xiamen University, China
Chien Chen, National Taiwan University College of Management, Taiwan, Republic of China
Meng Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ingemar Cox, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Roger Dannenberg, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Kareem Darwish, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Luis M. de Campos, University of Granada, Spain
Marco de Gemmis, Universitità Degli Studi Di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Gianluca Demartini, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Marie-Dominique Devignes, LORIA CNRS-UMR 7503, France
Emanuele Di Buccio, University of Padua, Italy
Sergio Di Martino, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Thanh-Nghi Do, College of Information Technology, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon, United States
Antoine Doucet, University of La Rochelle, France
Floriana Esposito, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Iaakov Exman, The Jerusalem College of Engineering - JCE - Azrieli, Israel
Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Philippe Fournier-Viger, University of Moncton, Canada
Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Panorea Gaitanou, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
William Gasarch, University of Maryland, United States
Michael Gashler, University of Arkansas, United States
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, United States
Rosario Girardi, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rosalba Giugno, University of Catania, Italy
Nuno Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner, Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Lev), Israel
Jianchao Han, California State University Dominguez Hills, United States
Jennifer Harding, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Lynette Hirschman, The MITRE Corporation, United States
Frank Hopfgartner, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Xuanjing Huang, Fudan University, China
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Bernard Jansen, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Szymon Jaroszewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Jae-Yoon Jung, Kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of
Mouna Kamel, IRIT, France
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, United States
Ron Kenett, Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel
Claus-Peter Klas, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Natallia Kokash, Leiden University, Netherlands
Donald Kraft, Colorado Technical University, United States
Steven Kraines, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ralf Krestel, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Carson Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Johannes Leveling, Elsevier, Netherlands
Chun Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Lei Li, Florida International University, United States
Jerry Chun-Wei Lin, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Christina Lioma, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Michel Liquiere, University of Montpellier II, France
Berenike Litz, Attensity Corporation, United States
Jun Liu, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Walid Magdy, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Edson Matsubara, UFMS, Brazil
Debora Medeiros, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Pietro Michiardi, EURECOM, France
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, United States
Misael Mongiovi, Università di Catania, Italy
Stefania Montani, Piemonte Orientale University, Italy
Manuel Montes y Gómez, INAOE, Mexico
Eduardo Morales, INAOE, Mexico
Yashar Moshfeghi, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany
Raymond Ng, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Engelbert Nguifo, LIMOS, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Tae-Gil Noh, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami, United States
Elias Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil
Fabrício Olivetti de França, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Nicola Orio, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Colm O'Riordan, NUI, Galway, Ireland
Rifat Ozcan, Turgut Ozal University, Turkey
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Alberto Pinto, LIAAD INESC TEC and Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
Massimo Poesio, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Luigi Pontieri, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
Marcos Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Bijan Raahemi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Luís Reis, University of Porto, Portugal
Maria Rifqi, University Panthéon-Assas, France
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Ismael Sanz, University Jaume I, Spain
Filippo Sciarrone, Roma TRE University, Italy
Hong Shen, University of Adelaide, Australia
Zhongzhi Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Fabricio Silva, FIOCRUZ - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Andrzej Sluzek, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Alan Smeaton, DCU, Ireland
Minseok Song, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Yu-Ru Syau, National Formosa University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Marcin Sydow, IPI PAN (and PJIIT), Warsaw, Poland
Andrea Tagarelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Kosuke Takano, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria and ICAR-CNR, Italy
Liang Tang, Florida International University, United States
Ulrich Thiel, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
Kar Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Vicenc Torra, University of Skövde, Sweden
Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Alicia Troncoso Lora, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Manos Tsagkias, 904Labs B.V., Netherlands
Theodora Tsikrika, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Evelyne Tzoukermann, The MITRE Corporation, United States
Domenico Ursino, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Theo van der Weide, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Peiling Wang, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, United States
Jiabing Wang, South China University of Technology, China
Harco Warnars, Bina Nusantara university, Indonesia
Wouter Weerkamp, 904Labs, Netherlands
Leandro Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Yinghui Wu, UCSB, United States
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Wai Yee, Orbitz Worldwide, United States
Djamel Zighed, Lumière University Lyon 2, France