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Stephane Loiseau
Informatique, LERIA, University of Angers

Brief Bio
Stéphane Loiseau received is Ph.D in computer sciences in the university of ParisXI-Orsay (LRI) in 1990. He was assistant professor in ParisTech (INA-PG) from 1990 to 1998.
He is full professor of computer sciences at the university of Angers in France since 1998. He heads the knowledge and interaction based systems group in the LERIA lab.
His major research interests are the validation of knowledge based system ; the visual knowledge based models, including conceptual graph, cognitive map, concept map models; the query languages. He graduated more than 10 Ph.D students.

Joaquim Filipe
Polytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC

Brief Bio
Joaquim B L Filipe is currently a Coordinator Professor of the School of Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (EST-Setúbal), Portugal. He got his PhD at the School of Computing of Staffordshire University, U.K, in 2000.
His main areas of research involve Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent System theory and applications to different domains, with an emphasis on social issues in activity coordination, especially in organizational modelling and simulation, where he has been actively involved in several R&D projects, including national and international programs. He represented EST-Setúbal in
several European projects.
He has over 200 publications, including papers in conferences and journals, edited books, and conference proceedings. He started several conference series, sponsored by INSTICC and technically co-sponsored or in cooperation with major International Associations.
He took part in over 100 conference and workshop program committees and he is on the editorial board of a Springer book series.
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Program Chair

Jaap van den Herik
Leiden University

Brief Bio
Jaap van den Herik is one of the Founders of the Netherlands Foundation of Artificial Intelligence (1981), nowadays called *BNVKI – Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (Honorary member). See
He is a visionary professor who predicted in 1991 that machines would judge court cases and replace judges in the future (1991).
He started as a frontrunner in computer-chess research (1983). He was able to attract many talented researchers and has been the successful supervisor of 93 Ph.D. researchers.
As Professor of Law and Computer Science at Leiden Univer
sity, Leiden, the Netherlands, he is now finalising by the supervision of four Ph.D students.
For ICAART Jaap has been active in all possible roles (from participant to keynote speaker and session chair, and later to program chair and conference chair).
His current research interests are: Legal Technologies, and Intelligent Systems for Law Applications, e-discovery, Computer Games, Serious Games, Big Data, Machine Learning, Adaptive Agents, Neural Networks, Information Retrieval, and e-Humanities.
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