Special Session Organizers:
Eugénio Oliveira: Full Professor at the University of Porto
Vladimir Gorodetsky: Professor of Computer Science, Chief Scientists of Intelligent, Systems Laboratory of the St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science
Ana Paula Rocha: Auxiliar Professor at the Department of Computing Engineering, University of Porto
António Castro: Software Engineer at TAP Portugal, the Portuguese airline company
The aim of the ISATAS Special Session is to foster the discussion on issues concerning the development of Intelligent Solutions for real Air Transportation and Air Space problems, including Disruption Management, Airline Operations Control, Air Space Operations Control, Air Traffic Management and Control, Airport Logistics, Airspace Logistics, etc. By intelligent solutions we mean any that are the outcome of an intelligent system that is able to autonomously react and adapt to changes in the dynamic environment. This will be achieved through autonomic decision-making as well as by including features representing all the involved players’ problem-solving intelligent capabilities to reach their ultimate goals and intensions in the Air Transportation domain.
On the basis of theories and methodologies borrowed from a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as the Social Sciences, Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Multi-agent Systems, and many others, many important issues arise which challenge and motivate many researchers and practitioners from multidisciplinary fields, as well as different technical and scientific communities. We encourage and welcome contributions reporting on how the scientific community and practitioners are using intelligent techniques and methodologies to address real Air Transportation problems.
Short bios of organizers:
Prof. Eugénio Oliveira is a Full Professor at the University of Porto. Coordinator of LIACC (Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory) at the University of Porto and Director of the PhD Program on Informatics Engineering at the University of Porto. Member of the Editorial Boards of: “Agents and Multi‐Agents Systems International Journal”, Springer; “Agent Oriented Software Engineering”, Inderscience; “Intelligent Decision Technologies”, IOS Press. Co‐founder of AGENTLink European Network of Excellence; Member of the Management Committee of “Agreement Technology” Cost Action (funded by the European Union). "Guest Academic" at IBM/IEC in La Hulpe (84‐85). He got his PhD. in Artificial Intelligence at New University of Lisbon in 1984. He was awarded with the Gulbenkian Prize for Science and Technology in 1983. R&D Engineer at Brown Boveri C. (now ABB), Baden, Switzerland, in 1973‐74. Area co‐chair for Agents in the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence – ECAI 2008. Current topics of interest include Multi‐Agent Systems architectures and inter‐operability, Agent‐based Electronic Institutions for Organizations Networking, Agent based simulation for Air‐Traffic Disruption Management, "Emotional‐like" Agents, Learning Agents, Trust and Adaptive agent Strategies for Cooperation.
Prof. Ana Paula Rocha obtained her PhD in Negotiation in Multi-Agent Systems/Artificial Intelligence, from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2002. Currently she is an Auxiliar Professor at the Department of Computing Engineering, University of Porto, in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Agent Systems and Electronic Commerce Technologies. She has participated in European as well as national funded projects involving advanced features of intelligent agents for applications. Her main current research topics of interest include Agent-based frameworks for B2B electronic commerce, Multi-Agent Learning and Negotiation methods. She has participated in the organization of workshops related to Artificial Intelligence and Multi Agent Systems (Organizing Committee: Thematic Track on Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications - MASTA2009, at EPIA 2009; Iberian Conference on Systems and Information Technologies - CISTI2009; Workshop on Intelligent Agents and Technologies for e-Business- IAT4EB2010, at ECAI 2010), as well as in the Program Committee of several conferences in these areas. She is also member of APPIA (Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence).
Prof. Vladimir Gorodetsky: Professor of Computer Science, Chief Scientists of Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science, received MS degree in mechanics from the Military Air Force Engineering Academy in St. Petersburg (1960) and MS degree in mathematics from Mathematical and Mechanical Department of the St. Petersburg State University (1970); received his Ph.D. degree (1967) and Doctor of Technical Sciences degree (1973) in the area "Space Vehicle Optimal Control" from the Military Air Force Engineering Academy in St. Petersburg; Professor in Computer Science of the St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1990). Main publications (more 350) are related to the areas of Optimal Control System Theory, Applied Statistics, Planning, Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Multi-agent systems, Knowledge Discovery from Databases and Data Fusion, P2P agent-based service oriented technology and applications, Computer Network Security, Distributed data mining and knowledge discovery, Dealing with uncertainty, Text mining and collaborative filtering. Member of IEEE, ISIF (International Society of Information Fusion), IF AAMAS (International Foundation of Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems), Russian and European Associations for Artificial Intelligence.
António Castro is a Software Engineer at TAP Portugal, the Portuguese airline company, where he manages software projects related to crew scheduling and operations control. António holds an MsC in Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems from the University of Porto, Portugal and a Post-graduation in Air Transport Operations from ISEC, Lisbon, Portugal. He is currently a PhD student of Informatics Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, researching on Disruption Management on Airline Operations Control Centers. He is also a member of APPIA (Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence).
Contributors to this special session include:
• António J. M. Castro (TAP Portugal, LIACC).
• Ana Paula Rocha (LIACC/DEI, UP, Porto).
• Bruno Santos (TAP Portugal).
• Eugénio Oliveira (LIACC/DEI, UP, Porto).
• Oleg Karsaev (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia).
• Petr Skobelev (Smart Solutions Ltd, Samara, Russia).
• Vladimir Gorodetsky (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia).