Conference Committees


Conference General Chair

Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, FCT/UNL, UNINOVA (Portugal)


Conference Co-Chairs

João Martins, FCT/UNL, UNINOVA,Portugal (Workshop Chair)
João Pedro Mendonça, Univ Minho,Portugal (Program Chair)
David Romero, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico (Scientific Chair)
Francisco Duarte, Bosch Group Spain and Portugal, Portugal (Industrial Chair) 
Maria Marques, UNINOVA, Portugal (Publication Chair)
Carlos Agostinho, UNINOVA, Portugal (Organizing Chair)
Raul Poler, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (Track Chair)
Vladimir Jotsov, ULSIT, Bulgaria (IS2016 Outgoing General Chair)
Vasco Delgado-Gomes, UNINOVA, Portugal (Social Programme Chair)
Maria João Lopes, UNINOVA, Portugal (General Secretariat Chair)

Conference Co-Chairs for IEEE

Michael Condry, President of TEMS, USA
Robert Bierwolf, IEEE TEMS, The Netherlands
Luke Maki, IEEE TEMS, USA
Brendan Galbraith, IEEE TEMS, Northern Ireland

Conference Co-Chairs for IFAC

Åsa Fasth Berglund, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Georg Weichhart
, PROFACTOR Gmbh , Steyr & Pro2Future, Steyer & Johannes Kepler University, Austria

International Organizing Committee

Afonso Ferreira, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Belgium
Alain Bernad, École Central de Nantes, France
Anabela Pronto, UNINOVA - FCT/UNL, Portugal
António Grilo, UNIDEMI – UNL/FCT, Portugal
Andrej Tibaut, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Carlos Agostinho, UNINOVA, Portugal
Christina Weber, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Gerhard Gudergan, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Ioan Sacala, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
João Martins, UNINOVA - FCT/UNL, Portugal
João Sarraipa, UNINOVA, Portugal
José Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Klaus-Dieter Thoben, BIBA, Germany
Kristin Paetzold, University Bw Munich, Germany
Kulwant S. Pawar, University of Nottingham, UK
Luca Canetta, ICIMSI-SUPSI, Switzerland

Ma Xiaofeng, Tongji University, China
Manuella Kadar, Universitatea "1 Decembrie 1918" din Alba Iulia, Romania
Marco Taisch, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Maria Marques, UNINOVA, Portugal
Milan Zdravković, University of Niš, Serbia
Neil Hewitt, Director of Centre of Sustainable Technologies, Ulster University
Paul Humphreys, Ulster University Business School, Northern Ireland
Raul Poler, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Robert Kerr, Ulster University Business School
Roberto Santoro, ESoCE-Net, Italy
Rodney McAdam, Ulster University Business School
Roland Ortt, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Ruben Costa, UNINOVA, Portugal
Scott Cunningham, Delft University of Technology, Holland
Sergio Terzi, University of Bergamo, Italy


Local Conference Organization Committee

Andreia Artífice, UNINOVA, Portugal
Carlos Lopes, UNINOVA, Portugal
Elsa Jesus, UNINOVA, Portugal
Fernando Ferreira, UNINOVA, Portugal
Guilherme Guerreiro, UNINOVA, Portugal
João Murta Pina, UNINOVA - FCT/UNL, Portugal
José Ferreira, UNINOVA, Portugal
Maria João Lopes, UNINOVA, Portugal
Paulo Figueiras, UNINOVA, Portugal
Pedro Pereira, UNINOVA - FCT/UNL, Portugal
Tamir Kadar, "1 Decembrie 1918 din Alba Iulia, Romania
João Sousa, DEM, UMinho, Portugal
Sérgio Costa, DEM, UMinho, Portugal
João Galvão, DEM, UMinho, Portugal
Adriana Mar, UNINOVA, Portugal
Fernando Monteiro, UNINOVA, Portugal


Sudeep Ghimire, UNINOVA, Portugal
Pedro Corista, UNINOVA, Portugal
David Ludovino, UNINOVA, Portugal
Fábio Lopes, UNINOVA, Portugal
Mohammad Julashokri, UNINOVA, Portugal
Marisa Constantino, UNINOVA, Portugal
Adriana Cunha, TecMinho, Portugal
Daniel Pimenta, CCG, UMinho, Portugal
Vasco Gomes, UNINOVA, Portugal
Jorge calado, UNINOVA - FCT/UNL, Portugal
João Gião, UNINOVA, Portugal
Hugo Antunes, UNINOVA, Portugal
Diogo Gonçalves, UNINOVA, Portugal
Rui Lopes, UNINOVA, Portugal
Nuno Vilhena, UNINOVA, Portugal
Carolina Gonçalves, UNINOVA - FCT/UNL, Portugal


International Programme Committee

Kevin Warwick, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Achim Lilienthal, Örebro University, Sweeden
Adrian Ioan Ban, Universitatea din Oradea, Romania
Arthur Kordon, DOW Chemical Company, USA
Arthur Kordon, DOW Chemical Company, USA
Arthur Kordon, DOW Chemical Company, USA
Alain Zarli, CSTB, France
Alexander Gegov, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Kiril Alexiev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Anthony Shannon, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
António Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Panos Antsaklis, University of Notre Dame, USA
Araceli Sanchis de Miguel, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
António Sala, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Adolfo Steiger Garcao, Univ Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Anant Baijal, Samsung Eletronics, Korea
Andrew Barto, University of Massachussets Amherst, USA
Bruno Sielly Jales Costa, Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil
Biljana Krsteska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
Piero P. Bonissone, GE Global Research, USA
Ivan Bratko, Ljubljana University, Slovenia
Adina-Georgeta Cretan, Nicolae Titulescu University of Bucharest, Romania
Cihan Karakuzu, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Cihan Karakuzu, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Damien Meere, University of Limerick, Ireland
Dejan Petelin, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Detlef Nauck, BT's Intelligent Systems Research Centre, United Kingdom
Dimitar Filev, Ford Motor Company, USA
Dimiter Driankov, Örebro University, Sweeden
António Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
David Romero, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Edward Tunstel, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, USA
Elia El-Darzi, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Wang Lipo, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Singapore
Andries P. Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Tolga Ensari, Instanbul University, Turkey
Erkki Oja, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Ersin Tulunay, Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey
Yizhen Liu, Beijing Normal University, China
Alexander Fradkov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Frantisek Capkovic, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Gabriella Pasi, Instituto per le Tecnologie Informatiche Multimediali – CNR, Italy
Gancho Vatchkov, International Business School, Bulgaria
Georgi Dimirovski, Dogus Universitesi, Turkey
Gary Fogel, Natural Selection, Inc., USA
Adolf Glattfelder, ETH Zurich, Automatic Control Laboratory, Switzerland
Vladimir Gorodetsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Gözde Ulutagay, Izmir University, Turkey
Günther Palm, Universität Ulm, Germany
Guido Baltes, Constance, Germany
Gary Yen, Oklahoma State University, USA
Harris Papadopoulos, Frederick University, Cyprus
Mincho Hadjiski, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada
Hamid Ali Abed Alasadi, Basra University, Iraq
Hamid Ali Abed Alasadi, Basra University, Iraq
Hamid Reza Karimi, University of Agder, Norway
Haziq Jeelani, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, India
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Kaoru Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Hisao Ishibushi, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Hai-Jun Rong, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Honghai Liu, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Gabor Horvath, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Ivan Popchev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Ivan Ganchev, Univ. of Limerick, Ireland / Univ. of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski", Bulgaria
Ivan Kalaykov, Örebro University, Sweeden
Jacek Zurada, University of Louisville, USA
Jacek Zurada, University of Louisville, USA
James Bezdek, University of West Florida, USA
João Martins, FCT/UNL, UNINOVA, Portugal
Jose Antonio Iglesias, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
José Juan Macías, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Jacek Zurada, University of Louisville, USA
João Pedro Mendonça, Univ Minho,Portugal
Krassimir Atanassov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Kevin Warwick, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Kauko Leiviska, University of Oulu, Finland
James Keller, University of Missouri, USA
Konstantinos Georgoulias, University of Patras, LMS, Greece
Ketty Peeva, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Kóczy T. László, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Marc König, Namebwcon GmbH, Germany
Petr Korba, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Krassimir Atanassov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Maciej Krawczak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Rudolf Kruse, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Anand Kumar, Ramanujan School of Mathematics, India
Anand Kumar, Ramanujan School of Mathematics, India
Kusum Deep, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Kusum Deep, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Lyubka Doukovska, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Ljudmila Kouncheva, Bangor University, United Kingdom
Lyudmila Michailova, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
Lipo Wang, Australian National University, Australia
Leszek Rutkowski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Maciej Krawczak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Maia Angelova, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Majida Ali Abed Meshari, Tikrit University, Iraq
Marc Pallot, Arts & Métiers ParisTech, France
Marc Thuillard,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Mohd Ashraf Ahmad, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malasia
Araceli Sanchis de Miguel, Universidade Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Mauricio Camargo, University Nancy, France
Luca Mazzola, DFKI – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Mohamed Arezki Mellal, M'Hamed Bougara University, Algeria
Mohamed Arezki Mellal, M'Hamed Bougara University, Algeria
Jerry M. Mendel, University of Southern California, USA
Lyudmila Michailova, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mile Stankovski, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
Millie Pant, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Millie Pant, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Moamar Sayed Mouchaweh, High National Engineering School of Mines, France
Javier Montero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Nikhill R. Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Ninoslav Stojadinović, University of Nis, Serbia
Nirmal Pal, Penn State University, USA
Nikola Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, New Zeland
Okyay Kaynak, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Turkey
Oscar Castillo, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
Okyay Kaynak, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Turkey
Gennady Osipov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Piero P. Bonissone, GE Global Research, USA
Panagiotis Chountas, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Patrick Bosc, École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie, France
Patrick Wang, Northeastern University, USA
Pedro Albertos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Pekka Abrahamsson, NTNU, Norway
Pablo Estévez, University of Chile, Chile
Petia Georgieva, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Petr Korba, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Philippe Jorrand, University Joseph Fourier, France
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Pedro José de Melo Teixeira Pinto, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes, Portugal
João Pimentão, FCT NOVA, Portugal

Alexander Smirnov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Yuri Popkov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian
R. Babuska, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Sasi Gopalan, CUSAT, Kochi, India
Rafael Estebán Bello Pérez, Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Cuba
Rainer Palm, Örebro University, Sweeden
Rudolf Kruse, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Ruggero Donida Labati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
S.Hariharan, Pondicherry University, India
Tariq Samad, University of Minnesota, USA
Sally McClean, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Slobodan Ribaric, University of Zagreb, Croacia
Alexey Smirnov, St. Petersburg State University, Russian
Stanko Strmcnik, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Stefan Preitl, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania
Vadim Stefanuk, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian
Stefka Fidanova
Snejana Yordanova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Eulalia Szmidt, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
Thomas Parisini, Imperial College of London, United Kingdom
Tolga Ensari, Instanbul University, Turkey
Hiroyuki Tamura, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
Tatjana Kolemishevska, SS. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
Marc Thuillard,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
Tolga Eren, Kirikkale University, Turkey
Andon Topalov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Anthony Shannon, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Tülay Yıldırım, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Mladenov Valeri, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Veselka Boeva, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Vera Kurkova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Chez Republic
Veysel Gazi, Marmara University, Turkey
Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milan, Italy
Vojislav Kecman, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Jian Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Wei Dai, University of Arkansas Little Rock, USA
Xiao-Jun Zeng, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Xiaowei Zhou, Zhejiang University, China
Novikov Dmitry Yakovlevich, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Belarus
Patrick Wang, Northeastern University, USA
Mincho Hadjiski, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Alfred Stevens, IEEE TMC VP-Conferences, US
Angelo Corallo, University of Salento, Italy
Anh Nguyen Duc, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Arturo Molina, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Bob Shapiro, past IEEE TMC VP-Conferences, US
Breno Nunes, University of Aston, UK
Byung Wook Choi, KITECH, Korea
Caglar Ucler, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Carl-Frederik Søresen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Charles Huber, ZPA – FH, Switzerland
D. Jeya Mala, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Dept. Computer Applications, India
David Bennett, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Dieter H. Müller, University of Bremen, Germany
Dominique Jolly, Skema Business School, France
Francesc Miralles, La Salle University, Spain
Ghezali Faiza, IBN Khaldoun University, Algeria
Gideon Shimshon, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Hans Schaffers, The Netherlands
Henri Samier, ISTIA, University of Angers, France
Hermann Kühnle, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Hiroshi Katayama, Waseda University, Japan
Ioan Dumitrache, University Politechnica Bucharest, Romania
Ip-Shing Fan, Cranfield University, UK
Isabel M. Brás Pereira, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Jeff Butler, University of Manchester, UK
Jens Eschenbächer, FHWT Vechta, Germany
Jens Schumacher, Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, Austria
Johann Riedel, University of Nottingham, UK
Joost Kok, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Klaus Sailer, Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship in Munich, Germany
Laure Morel, University Nancy, France
Marcus Seifert, University of Bremen, Germany
Margherita Perruzzini, Technical University of Ancona, Italy
Mariangela Lazoi, University of Salento, Italy
Marianne Hoerlisberger, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Marina van Geenhuizen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Mario Bourgault, Ecole Polytechnique, Canada
Marko Seppänen, Tampere University, Finland
Markus Rabe, Fraunhofer IPK, Germany
Massimiliano Schiraldi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Massimo Bandecchi, ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands
Michael Badawy, Virgina Tech, USA
Mikko Apiola, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Nick Theodorakopoulos, University of Aston, UK
Niketa Gandhi, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), USA 
Norbert Jastroch, MET Communications GmbH, Germany
Özlem Özgöbek, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Patricia Wolf, Hochschule für Wirtschaft (HSW), Luzern, Switzerland
Peter Harland, Technische Universität Dresden, Zittau, Germany
Petri Pulli, University of Oulu, Finland
Rob Dekkers, University of West Scottland, UK
Robert Mason, George Washington University, US
Robert Verburg, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Rolf Fricke, Condat AG, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
Romeo Bandinelli, University of Florence, Italy
Saku Mäkinen, Tampere University, Finland
Simon Richir, ENSAM, France
Stefka Fidanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Steven Winddrom, Univ Politécnica Barcelona, Spain
Tarek Khalil, Nile University, Egypt
Thomas Bäck, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Thomas Holzmann, Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship in Munich, Germany
Tor Stålhane, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Unny Menon, Calpoly, USA
Vincent Boly, University Nancy, France
Volker Stich, FIR, Aachen, Germany
Wil Thissen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Wolfgang Prinz, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Xiaofeng Ma, Tongij University, China
Xiaofeng Wang, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Yasser Hosni, University of Miami, USA

Organizers

Technical Sponsors