We are happy to announce that Moshe Y. Vardi will be keynote speaker at the conference.

Moshe Y. Vardi is the George Distinguish Service Professor in Computational Engineering and Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology Institute at Rice University. He is the co-recipient of three IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards, the ACM SIGACT Goedel Prize, the ACM Kanellakis Award, the ACM SIGMOD Codd Award, the Blaise Pascal Medal, and the IEEE Computer Society Goode Award. He is the author and co-author of over 400 papers, as well as two books: "Reasoning about Knowledge" and "Finite Model Theory and Its Applications". He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Science, the European Academy of Science, and Academia Europea. He holds honorary doctorates from the Saarland University in Germany and Orleans University in France. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Communications of the ACM.

We are happy to announce that Fabio Casati will be keynote speaker at the conference.

Fabio Casati is professor of Computer Science at the University of Trento, Italy, dean of the ICT Doctoral School and adjunct professor at UNSW Sydney. He got his PhD from the Politecnico di Milano and then joined HP Labs, Palo Alto, for over 7 years as Technical Lead for the research program on business process intelligence. Fabio has contributed (as software and data architect) to the development of several HP solutions in the area of web services and business process management. He is the author or co-author of over more than 150 papers and a book on Web Services, he is member of the editorial board of ACM TWEB, and member of the steering committee of the international conferences on Service-Oriented Computing and Business Process Management. He is leading or participating to several FP7 projects, is active in many industry-funded projects, and has over 20 patents. His interests are now in social informatics, or, informatics at the service of the community. His latest efforts are on IT for better living, on lowering the barrier to sharing information and emotions, and on social processes.

We are happy to announce that Thomas Dietterich will be keynote speaker at the conference.

Tom G. Dietterich is Professor and Director of Intelligent Systems Research in the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Oregon State University, USA. He got his PhD from Stanford University. His research area of interest is Machine Learning. In 1987, he was named a Presidential Young Investigator for the NSF. In 1990, he published, with Dr. Jude Shavlik, the book entitled "Readings in Machine Learning", and he also served as the Technical Program Co-Chair of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-90). From 1992-1998 he held the position of Executive Editor of the Journal Machine Learning. The American Association for Artificial Intelligence named him a Fellow in 1994, and the Association for Computing Machinery did the same in 2003. In 2000, he co-founded a new, free electronic journal: The Journal of Machine Learning Research. He served as Technical Program Chair of the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference in 2000 and General Chair in 2001. He is Past-President of the International Machine Learning Society, a member of the IMLS Board, and he also serves on the Board of Trustees of the NIPS Foundation. He is a member of the Advisory Board for ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, and also he is a reviewer for the Machine Learning section of the new ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). He served on the Joint IEEE Computer Society/ACM Task Force on Year 2001 Model Curricula for Computing (CC-2001). In 1991 and again in 1995, he served on the Program Committee of the ACM Workshop on Computational Learning Theory. For all his contribution, today he is a Distinguished ACM Speaker.