Session chairs

Call for papers:

Self-organizing multi-agent systems: Technologies and applications Invited Session
8th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-agent Systems – Technologies and Applications 
Minoa Palace Resort & Spa, Chania, Greece, 18 - 20 June 2014


Session chairs:

Dr. Iva Bojic,
 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia
Dr. Iva Bojic is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Telecommunications of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb in Croatia. For her doctoral thesis “Self-organizing Synchronization in Machine-to-Machine Communication Systems Based on a Pulse-Coupled Oscillators Model", which she defended on February 8th, 2013, she received the Silver Plaque "Josip Loncar", the Dean's award for outstanding doctoral dissertation and particularly successful scientific research. Her research interests include: self-organization (especially synchronization), Machine-to-Machine systems, social networks, context-based services and energy-efficiency. She served as a session chair at various international conferences: ELMAR 2011, ELMAR 2012, ELMAR 2013 and EUROCON 2013, and has participated in organization of AT 2012, KES-AMSTA 2012, KES-AMSTA 2014 and ELMAR 2014 conferences. She is a member of IEEE organization where in the past she served as a Student Representative for the IEEE Croatia Section and as a Computer Society Student Ambassador for IEEE Region 8, while currently she is a Chair of Educational Activities for the Croatia Section. She is also a member of KES Focus Group on Agent and Multi-agent Systems and ELMAR Society.

Dr. Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez is currently working as a full time researcher at the Institute of Services Science at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, with a research contract funded by SAPERE EU project. In 2011, he defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Bio-inspired Mechanisms for Self-Organizing Systems”. His expertise is mainly focused on highly distributed, self-organizing and multi-agent systems. He has a wide experience implementing large-scale simulations and engineering self-organizing systems. Additionally, his research interests are also focused on swarm intelligence, high performance and pervasive computing. Along his research carrier path, he has participated in the organization of many conferences and workshops: Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2012, SAC 2013 and SAC 2014), Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2012 and SASO 2013) and Adaptive Service Ecosystems: Nature and Socially Inspired Solutions (ASENSIS2012). He has also served as a reviewer in high impact international journals and conferences. 

Prof. Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo joined the University of Geneva in August 2010. Since January 2011, she is the Director of the Institute of Services Science (ISS) at the University of Geneva, has extensive experience in the field of self-organizing and self-adapting systems. She received a PhD in Software Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 1999. Her research interests are related to the engineering of decentralized software with self-organizing and emergent behavior. She is exploring the use of appropriate architectures for developing trustworthy, dependable and controllable self-organizing and self-managing systems, including systems involving large-scale information dissemination and flows. She is part of the editorial board of several international journals in the areas of grid and intelligent systems. She co-founded the IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO) and the ACM Transactions on Autonomous Adaptive Systems (TAAS), for which she served as EiC from 2005 to 2011.