MATES 2017

15th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies

in conjunction with
2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2017)

August 23 - 26, 2017
Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

Invited Speakers

Together with Web Intelligence 2017, MATES 2017 provides keynotes by renowned experts on up-to-date topics

Cristiano Castelfranchi: Cognition & Self-Organization in a Hybrid Society & Coupled Reality: The role of AI

Cristiano Castelfranchi works as a senior research scientist at the Institute of Psychology of the Italian National Research Council. In addition, he teaches Cognitive Psychology and Artifical Intelligence at the University of Siena. His key research interests are anticipation and goal-directed behavior, cognitive modeling, conventions, norms and social institutions, as well as emotions. He is a fellow at the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence.

Matthias Klusch: Intelligent Agents and Semantic Technologies for Industry 4.0: Showcases and Challenges

Matthias Klusch works as a senior researcher and distinguished research fellow of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), where he is head of the intelligent information systems research team in the DFKI department for agents and simulated reality. In addition, he is a Private Docent in computer science at the Saarland University, Germany. His research focuses on the application of AI, agent technologies, services computing, and semantic web technologies for intelligent data analysis and service coordination in intelligent information systems.

Frank Leymann: Loose Coupling and Architectural Implications

Frank Leymann is a professor of computer science and director of the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems at the University of Stuttgart. Before he worked for IBM Software Group and was appointed as an IBM Distinguished Engineer. His research focuses on service oriented computing and middleware, workflow- and business process management, pattern languages, cloud computing, transaction processing, and integration technology.

Raj Reddy (Turing Award Winner 1994): The Ultimate Web Intelligence: Computational Social Science

Amongst other jobs Raj Reddy was the Co-Chair of US President's Information Technology Advisory Committee until 1993. In 1979 he directed the foundation of the robotic institute at CMU. His main scope is in robotics. In 1994 he won the ACM Turing Award for pioneering the design and construction of large scale artificial intelligence systems, demonstrating the practical importance and potential commercial impact of artificial intelligence technology together with Edward Feigenbaum.

Amit Sheth: Semantic, Cognitive, and Perceptual Computing - three intertwined strands of a golden braid of intelligent computing

Amit Sheth works at Wright State University in Dayton as the Lexis Ohio Eminent Scholar for Advanced Data Management and Analysis. Mostly he worked on semantic interoperablily, workflow management and semantic web services, information integration, as well as richer relationship identification on linked open data and social data. He is among the top 100 computer scientist with the highest h-index.