Organizers

Honorary Co-Chairs
George DiNardo, Larus Technologies, Canada
Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, University Paris 6, France

General Co-Chairs
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Emil M. Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Co-Chairs
Fabio Scotti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Yonghua Chen, The University of Hong Kong, China

Special Session Chair
Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies, Canada

Tutorial Chair
Stefano Ferrari, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Local Arrangement Chair
Ana-Maria Cretu,  Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, Canada
Ruggero Donida Labati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Steering Committee
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy (Co-Chair)
Emil M. Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada (Co-Chair)
Cesare Alippi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Enrique Ruspini, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mel Siegel, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou, Rutgers University, USA
Peter Wide, Northern Research Institute, Norway

Technical Program Committee
Hussein Abbass, University of New South Wales, Australia
Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies, Canada
Rini Akmeliawati, International Islamic University, Malaysia
Mihaela Albu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Cesare Alippi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
Alberto Amato, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Gabriele D Antona, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Amir Atiya, Cairo University, Egypt
Salvatore Baglio, Università di Catania, Italy
Valentina Emilia Balas, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Francesco Bellocchio, Fresenius Medical Care, Italy
Piero Bonissone, General Electric Global Research, USA
Georg Brasseur, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Ke Chen, University of Manchester, UK
Yonghua Chen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
S.H. Choi, The University of Hong Kong, China
Pau-Choo Chung, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Carlos Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, México
Silvia Coradeschi, Orebro University, Sweden
Oscar Cordon, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Damien Coyle, University of Ulster, UK
Ana-Maria Cretu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Pasquale Daponte, University of Sannio, Italy
Rita Dario, ASL-Bari, Italy
Kalyanmoy Deb, Michigan State University, USA
Emilio Del Moral Hernandez, USP, Brazil
Serge Demidenko, RMIT Vietnam University, Vietnam
Vincenzo Di Lecce, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Ruggero Donida Labati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Richard J. Duro, Universidade da Coruna, Spain
Yoshinobu Ebisawa, Shizuoka University, Japan
M. Onder Efe, University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, Turkey
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
Zhun Fan, Shantou University, China
Stefano Ferrari, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Alessandro Ferrero, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
János Fodor, Obuda University, Hungary
Anton Fuchs, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
Bogdan Gabrys, University Bournemouth, UK.
Matteo Gaeta, University of Salerno, Italy
Julian Gardner, University of Warwick, UK
Angelo Genovese, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
George Giakos, The University of Akron, USA
Rafik A. Goubran, Carleton University, Canada
Manuel Grana, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Frans C.A. Groen, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Voicu Groza, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ling Guan, Ryerson University, Canada
Andrea Guerriero, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Baining Guo, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Haibo He, University of Rhode Island, USA
Yong Hu, The University of Hong Kong, China
Khan Iftekharuddin, Old Dominion University, USA
Dan Ionescu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ravi Jhawar, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Yaochu Jin, University of Surrey, UK
Okyay Kaynak, Bogazici University, Turkey
Lazlo Koczy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Arthur Kordon, The Dow Chemical Company, USA 
Vladimir Krasnopolsky, NOAA, USA
Ye-Chow Kuang, Monash University, Malaysia
Naoyuki Kubota, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Andrew Kusiak, University of Iowa, USA
Elias Kyriakides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Eric Liau, Infineon, Germany
Derong Liu, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Peter X. Liu, Carleton University, Canada
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
Fernando Lopez Pena, Universidade da Coruna, Spain
Ana Maria Madureira, ISEP-IPP, Portugal
Luis Magdalena, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Gilles Mauris, Universite de Savoie, France
John McCall, Robert Gordon University, UK
Mihai V. Micea, Politechnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou, Rutgers University, USA
Ali Minai, University of Cincinnati, USA
Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay, Massey University, New Zealand
Robert Newman, Coventry University, UK
Melanie Ooi, Monash University, Malaysia
Roberto Ottoboni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Eric Paquet, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Marco Parvis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Costantinos Pattichis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Leonid Perlovsky, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Dario Petri, Università degli Studi di Trento, USA
Emil M. Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Kostas Plataniotis, University of Toronto, Canada
Radu-Emil Precup, Politechica University of Timisoara, Romania
Stefan Preitl, Politechnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Imre J. Rudas, Obuda University, Hungary
Enrique Ruspini, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Rauf Kh. Sadykhov, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Belarus
Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, Institute of Cybernetics "E.Caianiello", CNR, Italy
Marco Santiago, University of Barcelona, Spain
Roberto Sassi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Hydeyuki Sawada, Kagawa University, Japan
Fabio Scotti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Gourab Sen Gupta, Massey University, New Zealand
Ali Nazari Shirehjini, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ian Sillitoe, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Pedro Silva Girao, IST, Portugal
Huajin Tang, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Lilian Tang, University of Surrey, UK
Jesus Urena Urena, University of Alcala, Spain
Wendy Van Moer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Annamaria R. Varkonyi-Koczy, Obuda University, Hungary
Marley Vellasco, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
G. Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Peter Wide, Northern Research Institute, Norway
Jenny Wirandi, Oskarshamn Nuclear Power Plant, Sweden
Qinghan Xiao, Defence R&D Canada, Canada
Yong Yan, University of Kent, UK
Shengxiang Yang, De Montfort University, UK
Gary G. Yen, Oklahoma State University, USA
Tulay Yildirim, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Mehmet Emin Yuksel, Erciyes University, Turkey
Ali M. S. Zalzala, Hikma Group Ltd., United Arab Emirates
David Zhang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Jiying Zhao, University of Ottawa, Canada