Invited speakers

Professor Barry O’Sullivan

Professor Barry O’Sullivan, FEurAI, FIAE, FICS, MRIA, is an award-winning academic working in the fields of artificial intelligence, constraint programming, operations research, ethics, and public policy for AI and data analytics. Professor O’Sullivan is a Fellow and President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EurAI), one of the world’s largest AI associations with over 4500 members in over 30 countries.

Professor Virginia Dignum

Staff photo Virginia DignumProfessor Virginia Dignum is WASP Professor of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University, and associated with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the ethical and societal impact of AI. She is a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI), a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, and of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous Systems.

Professor Marcus Liwicki

Marcus Liwicki

Professor Marcus Liwicki is chaired professor at Luleå University of Technology and a senior assistant in the University of Fribourg. His research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, digital humanities, knowledge management, ubiquitous intuitive input devices, document analysis, and graph matching. In 2015, at the young age of 32, he received the ICDAR young investigator award, a bi-annual award acknowledging outstanding achievements of in pattern recognition for researchers up to the age of 40.

Title: “Conventional and Deep Machine Learning for Reading Systems”