Prof. Enrique Alba
Dpto. de Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computación - E.T.S.I. Informática - Málaga - Spain
Intelligent Systems for Smart Mobility and Smart Cities
The concept of Smart Cities can be understood as a holistic approach to improve the level of development and management of the city in a broad range of services by using information and communication technologies. It is common to recognize six axes of work in them: i) Smart Economy, ii) Smart People, iii) Smart Governance, iv) Smart Mobility, v) Smart Environment, and vi) Smart Living. In this talk we first focus on a capital issue: smart mobility. European citizens and economic actors need a transport system which provides them with seamless, high-quality door-to-door mobility. At the same time, the adverse effects of transport on the climate, the environment and human health need to be reduced. We will show many new systems based in the use of bio-inspired techniques to ease the road traffic flow in the city, as well as allowing a customized smooth experience for travellers (private and public transport). This talk will then discuss on potential applications of intelligent systems for energy (like adaptive lighting in streets), environmental applications (like mobile sensors for air pollution), smart building (intelligent design), and several other applications linked to smart living, tourism, and smart municipal governance.
Prof. Enrique Alba had his degree in engineering and PhD in Computer Science in 1992 and 1999, respectively, by the University of Málaga (Spain). He works as a Full Professor in this university with different teaching duties: data communications and evolutionary algorithms at graduate and master programs, respectively. Prof. Alba leads a team of researchers in the field of complex optimization with applications in bioinformatics, software engineering, telecoms, smart cities, and others. In addition to the organization of international events (ACM GECCO, IEEE IPDPS-NIDISC, IEEE MSWiM, IEEE DS-RT, …) Prof. Alba has offered dozens doctorate courses, multiple seminars in more than 20 international institutions, and has directed several research projects (6 with national funds, 5 in Europe, and numerous bilateral actions). Also, Prof. Alba has directed 7 projects for innovation and transference to the industry (OPTIMI, Tartessos, ACERINOX, ARELANCE, TUO) and presently he also works as invited professor at INRIA, the Univ. of Luxembourg, and Univ. of Ostrava. He is editor in several international journals and book series of Springer-Verlag and Wiley, as well as he often reviews articles for more than 30 impact journals. He has published more than 70 articles in journals indexed by Thomson ISI, 17 articles in other journals, 40 papers in LNCS, and more than 200 refereed conferences. Besides that, Prof. Alba has published 11 books, 39 book chapters, and has merited 6 awards to his professional activities. Pr. Alba’s H index is 37, with more than 6800 cites to his work.
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev
Distinguished Professor and Head of Numerical Calculus Laboratory - University of Calabria, Italy
The Infinity Computer and numerical computations with infinitiesand infinitesimals.
A new methodology allowing one to execute numerical computations with finite, infinite, and infinitesimal numbers on a new type of a computer – the Infinity Computer – is introduced. A calculator using the Infinity Computer technology is presented during the talk. The point of view on infinite and infinitesimal quantities presented in this talk uses strongly two methodological ideas borrowed from the modern Physics: relativity and interrelations holding between the object of an observation and the tool used for this observation. The latter is directly related to connections between different numeral systems used to describe mathematical objects and the objects themselves. The new computational methodology gives the possibility both to execute numerical (not symbolic) computations of a new type and simplifies fields of Mathematics where the usage of the infinity and/or infinitesimals is necessary (e.g., divergent series, limits, derivatives, integrals, measure theory, probability theory, fractals, etc.). Numerous examples and applications are given: approximation, automatic differentiation, cellular automata, differential equations, linear and non-linear optimization, fractals, percolation, processes of growth in biological systems, etc.
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev is Distinguished Professor at the University of Calabria, Italy and Head of Numerical Calculus Laboratory at the same university. He is also Professor (part-time contract) at N.I. Lobachevski Nizhniy Novgorod State University, Russia, Affiliated Researcher at the Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking of the Italian National Research Council, and Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. His research interests include infinity computing and calculus, global optimization, numerical analysis, philosophy of computations, set theory, number theory, fractals, parallel computing, and interval analysis. Prof. Sergeyev has been awarded several national and international research prizes (Pythagoras International Prize in Mathematics, Italy, 2010; Degree of Honorary Doctor from V.M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, 2013; Outstanding Achievement Award from the 2010 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, USA; Lagrange Lecture, Turin University, Italy, 2010; MAIK Prize for the best scientific monograph published in Russian, Moscow, 2008, etc.). His list of publications contains more than 200 items (among them 5 books). He is a member of editorial boards of 5 international journals and co-editor of 6 special issues. He has given more than 40 plenary and keynote lectures at prestigious international congresses. He was Chairman of two international conferences and a member of Scientific Committees of more than 50 international congresses. Software developed under his supervision is used in more than 40 countries of the world. For more information see his web page http://wwwinfo.deis.unical.it/~yaro
Prof. Roberto Serra
Complex Systems at the Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics of Modena and Reggio Emilia University - Italy
Random Reaction Networks
Roberto Serra graduated in Physics at the Bologna University, and later performed research activities in the industrial groups Eni and Montedison, where he served as director of the Environmental Research Centre until 2003. In 2004 he moved to the Modena and Reggio Emilia University where he is full professor of Complex Systems at the Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics. His research interests concern several aspects of the dynamics of complex systems, paying particular attention to biological and social systems, and to the dynamical approach to Artificial Intelligence. He published more than 150 papers in international journals and refereed conference proceedings, and is co-author of four books. He received best paper awards (as co-author) at several international conferences, including ACRI 2006 in Perpignan (Cellular Automata), ECCS 2010 in Lisbon (Complex Systems) and ECAL 2013 in Taormina (Artificial Life). He has been responsible of several research projects, funded by companies, by the Italian Ministry for Scientific Research (Miur), by the National Research Council (CNR) and by the European Union. He has served as a member of the program committee of several international conferences, and has delivered various invited talks and seminars. He recently chaired two international conferences, one on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation (Venice, 2008) and one on Artificial Intelligence (Reggio Emilia, 2009). Roberto Serra has also been president of AI*IA (Associazione Italiana per l’ Intelligenza Artificiale) and is member of the Science Board of the European Centre for Living Technologies, where he served as president in the period 2006-2012.