Pictured former PARK member Professor Wolfgang Faber with the rest of the winning team Mario Alviano and Carmine Dodaro.
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Conference Organisation and Management
Academics chair International Conferences.
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Our industry experts represent their field of study by appearing as keynote speakers.
Grigoris Antoniou was Keynote Speaker at the 4th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics, Thessaloniki, Greece; ONTOBRAS 2015: Brazilian Seminar on Ontologies, Sao Paulo, Brazil; IISA 2019: Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, Patras, Greece; PRICAI 2019: Pacifi Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Suva, Fiji; and WISE 2020: 21st International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Grigoris Antoniou is on the Editorial Board of the Artificial Intelligence Journal, Knowledge and Information Systems, and International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools; and he is Guest Editor of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (2019-2020) and was Guest Editor for International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools, Special Issue on Advances of AI (selection of papers from MIWAI 2015, 2014, 2013.
Mauro Vallati is a member of the Editorial Board of the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Journal and of the Journal of Creative Music Systems. Also, he was guest editor of the Fundamenta Informaticae special issue on selected papers from RCRA-18.
Tianhua Chen was the Lead Guest Editor for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine’s Special Issue on Medical Analytics for Healthcare Intelligence.
Conference Organisation and Management
Antoniou was PC Co-Chair of IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Graphs 2020, General Co-Chair of JIST 2016 and Conference Co-Chair of MIWAI 2015.
Vallati was Co-Chair of the International Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS), May, 2020. He was conference co-chair of the 13th International Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS 2020).
Parkinson was Co-Chair of International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) Application track at ICAPS-19 in Berkeley (CA), USA, and in Nancy, France, 2020. He has been co-chair of SPARK, the Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop workshop at ICAPS-17, ICAPS-18, ICAPS-19 and ICAPS-20. He was Chair of PLANSIG workshop, University of Huddersfield (2016), and is Area Editor of EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety.
Qin was Program Co-Chair, The 9th International Symposium on Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things (IUPT 2019), Leuven, Belgium, April 29 - May 2, 2019; Program Co-Chair, The 8th International Symposium on Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things (IUPT 2018). Porto, Portugal, May 8-11, 2018; and Program Co-Chair, The 7th International Symposium on Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things (IUPT 2017), Madeira, Portugal, May 16-19, 2017.
Prizes won by PARK staff
Faber led the team (himself, and 2 PhD students) that took first place in the 2014 FLoC Olympics Answer Set Programming (ASP) Modelling Competition at the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) Olympic Games, instituted by the Federated Logic Conference, and held in the Vienna Summer of Logic, July 2014. Results page.
Vallati was co-organiser of the 2019 Sparkle Planning Challenge (http://ada.liacs.nl/events/sparkle-planning-19/) - an international competition of the AI Planning community aimed at assessing the complementarity of existing planning techniques.
McCluskey, Chrpa, and Vallati were co-organisers of the 2016 international competition ICKEPS (https://ickeps2016.wordpress.com/organisers/) with Dr. T Vaquero of MIT.
Vallati, McCluskey, and Chrpa formed the organising team of the deterministic track of the 2014 IPC (International Planning Competition) (https://helios.hud.ac.uk/scommv/IPC-14/).