Roman Słowiński is a Professor and Founding Chair of the Laboratory of Intelligent Decision Support Systems at Poznań University of Technology, and a Professor in the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. As an ordinary member of the Polish Academy of Sciences he is its Vice President, elected for the term 2019-2022. He is a member of Academia Europaea and Fellow of IEEE, IRSS, INFORMS and IFIP. In his research, he combines Operational Research and Artificial Intelligence for Decision Aiding. Recipient of the EURO Gold Medal by the European Association of Operational Research Societies (1991), and Doctor HC of Polytechnic Faculty of Mons (Belgium, 2000), University Paris Dauphine (France, 2001), and Technical University of Crete (Greece, 2008). In 2005 he received the Annual Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science - the highest scientific honor awarded in Poland, and in 2020 - the Scientific Award of the Prime Minister of Poland. Since 1999, he is the principal editor of the European Journal of Operational Research (Elsevier), a premier journal in Operational Research.
Sebastia Massanet received the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science of UIB, a researcher in the Soft Computing, Image Processing and Aggregation research group (SCOPIA) and head of the Master’s degree in Intelligent Systems at UIB. He has co-authored 36 papers in high impact international journals and 95 other contributions to book chapters and conferences. He is a member of the editorial boards of Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Int. J. of Approximate Reasoning, Int. J. of Computational Intelligence Systems and J. of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems. In 2012, he received the BioTIC GENIL award for the best young researcher paper at ESTYLF. His current research interests are devoted to fuzzy sets theory and some related fields such as fuzzy connectives, fuzzy implication functions, functional equations, fuzzy mathematical morphology and their applications to image processing and decision making. He is a member of the Board of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) and a member of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence (AEPIA).
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy. Her main research interests are on data security and privacy. She has participated in several national and international projects involving different aspects of data security and privacy. On these topics, she has published more than 210 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. She has been an international fellow in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, CA (USA), and she has been a visiting researcher at the Center for Secure Information Systems, George Mason University, VA (USA). She is member of the Steering Committees of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) and of the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). She is co-recipient of the ACM-PODS'99 Best Newcomer Paper Award. She has served as General Chair, Program Chair, and program committee member of several international conferences. She is IEEE senior member (2012).
Frank Klawonn is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Ostfalia University in Wolfenbüttel and Head of the Biostatistics Group at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig. His main research interests are robust and computational statistics and machine learning with a major focus on applications in medicine. Apart from more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous conference and book contributions, he co-authored books on Fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Cluster Analysis, Neuro-Fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Control and Computational Intelligence. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Science Translational Medicine, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Intelligent Data Analysis and Int. J. of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems. He received the Outstanding Paper Award of the journal IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems in 1999, the Best Paper Award at the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA 2008), the Best Research Paper Award at the 20th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2016) and the Paper of the Year 2019 Award of GC-I.