Organizing Committee

Joeran Beel is Assistant Professor in Intelligent Systems at the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin. He is also affiliated with the ADAPT Centre, an interdisciplinary research centre that closely cooperates with industry partners including Google, Deutsche Bank, Huawei, and Novartis. Joeran is further a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo. His research focuses on information retrieval, recommender systems, user modelling and machine learning. He has developed novel algorithms in these fields and conducted research on the question of how to evaluate information retrieval systems. Joeran also has industry experience as a product manager and as the founder of three business start-ups, he experienced the algorithm selection problem first hand. Joeran is serving as general co-chair of the upcoming 26th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science and served on program committees for major information retrieval venues including SIGIR, ECIR, UMAP, RecSys, and ACM TOIS.

Lars Kotthoff is Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming. He leads the Meta-Algorithmics, Learning and Large-scale Empirical Testing (MALLET) lab and has acquired more than $400K in external funding to date. Lars is also the PI for the Artificially Intelligent Manufacturing center (AIM) at the University of Wyoming. He co-organized multiple workshops on meta-learning and automatic machine learning and the Algorithm Selection Competition Series. He was workshop and masterclass chair at the CPAIOR 2014 conference and organized the ACP summer school on constraint programming in 2018. His research combines artificial intelligence and machine learning to build robust systems with state-of-the-art performance. Lars’ more than 60 publications have garnered ~800 citations and his research has been supported by funding agencies and industry in various countries.

Programme Committee

Akiko Aizawa National Institute of Informatics Tokyo
Felix Beierle TU Berlin
Corinna Breitinger Wuppertal University
Rob Brennan Dublin City University
Zeljko Carevic GESIS Leibniz Institute for the social sciences
Mark Collier Trinity College Dublin
Owen Conlan Trinity College Dublin
Tiago Cunha University of Porto
Katharina Eggensperger Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
Nicola Ferro University of Padova
Matthias Feurer Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Dietmar Jannach AAU Klagenfurt
Roman Kern Know-Center GmbH
Pascal Kerschke University of Münster
Marius Lindauer University of Freiburg
Andreas Nuernberger Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Johann Schaible GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Moritz Schubotz Universität Konstanz
Kevin Tierney Bielefeld University
Jan N. van Rijn Leiden University
Andreas Weiler Institute of Applied Information Technology, Zurich University of Applied Sciences