Invited Speakers



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Confirmed Invited Speakers



Prof. Herman Maurer 

Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at Graz University of Technology,
Head of the Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media (IICM) (TU Graz) of the Institute for Hypermedia Systems (HMS) of the JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Graz, Founding Director of the Hyper Media Unit of the University of Auckland, NewZealand and scientific head of the KNOW Center, the first Austrian Research Center on Knowledge Management.

Talk at the Joint-Workshop:

"Can we avoid catastrophic failures of computer networks?"

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Prof. Jochen Pfalzgraf  

Full Professor of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Salzburg. Chair: "Knowledge-based and Learning Systems"
Head of the Working Group of: "Knowledge-based and Learning Systems. Mathematical Informatics" Official functions: Head of Department, June 2001 - Febr 2004; Vice Chairman, since March 2004.

Main areas of work:
Mathematical modeling approaches: Interdisciplinary applications of mathematical methods and results (including symbolic computation) to problem fields in Computer Science and AI; Engineering and industrially relevant Applications. Knowledge-based and learning systems, knowledge management, information retrieval: Theory and Practice. Soft Computing: Hybrid approaches using Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Fuzzy Reasoning (FR), Genetic Algorithms (GA). Among others, applications to pattern recognition, image and signal processing, robotics, MAS modeling (incl. logic and learning in MAS). Industrially relevant applications.Simulations. Semantical Modeling: Categorical modeling of general relational structures (sheaf semantics, fiber spaces, algebraic semantics).  ACCAT: ``Applied and Computational Category Theory'' (and implementations with ML). 

Talk at the Joint-Workshop: 

"Modeling Knowledge-based and Learning Systems: Some Mathematical and Soft Computing Methods "

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Dr. Frédéric Adam

Senior Lecturer in the Business Information Systems Group at University College Cork in Ireland. He holds PhDs from the National University of Ireland (NUI) and Université Paris VI (France). His research has been published in international journals including Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Journal of Information Technology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Decision Systems ( and the co-author of "The Entreprise Resource Planning Decade: Lessons learnt and Issues for the future" (Idea Group Inc. Hershey, PA, USA; 2004).
He acts as a consultant in the area of IS implementation, especially ERP on a regular basis.

Main areas of work:
Executive Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Development of dashboards of information. Manufacturing systems, Social Network Analysis. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

Talk at the Joint-Workshop:

"Scenarios for automating Organisational Decision making"

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Dr. Waltraut Kotschy

Austrian Data Protection Commission

Talk at the Joint-Workshop

"The Austrian e-government system: E-government as a starting point for a new deal in the public sector"

Dr. Alexis Tsoukias  

Research director at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) within LAMSADE, Université Paris Dauphine, France. 
Current President of EURO - the Association of European Operational Research Societies.

Talk at the Joint-Workshop

"EURO and its Future"

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Douglas Schuler

Evergreen State College, Public Sphere Project (CPSR), Seattle, USA.

Talk at the Joint-Workshop

"Civic Intelligence and New Tools for Civil Society"


Prof. Fiorella De Cindio

Department of Informatics and Communication, University of Milan, Italy.

Talk at the Joint-Workshop

"Deliberative Community Networks"


Dr. Reinhard Riedl

Head of E-Government Research Group, Information Management Research Group, Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Talk at the Joint-Workshop

"E-Governance with E-Participation - How to Make It Happen?!"

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