Invited speakers

Lluís Godo (abstract)

Research professor at IIIA-CSIC, the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain. He obtained his MSc degree in Mathematics from the University of Barcelona (1979) and the PhD in Mathematics from the Technical University of Catalunya (1990). His main research interests are on mathematical fuzzy logic, logics to reason under uncertainty, similarity-based reasoning and computational argumentation systems, as well as their combinations. He is author of near 200 publications in international journals and conferences. He is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Fuzzy Sets and Systems, associate editor of Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing and of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (Springer). He is an ECCAI Fellow and an IFSA Fellow. He is past vice-president of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic Technologies (EUSFLAT) and of the Catalan AI association (ACIA).

Francesca Toni (abstract)

Professor in Computational Logic in the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK, and the founder and leader of the CLArg (Computational Logic and Argumentation) research group. Her research interests lie within the broad area of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Artificial Intelligence, and in particular include Argumentation, Logic-Based Multi-Agent Systems, Logic Programming for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Non-monotonic and Default Reasoning. She graduated, summa cum laude, in Computing at the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1990, and received her PhD in Computing in 1995, from Imperial College London. She has published over 200 papers, coordinated two EU projects, received funding from EPSRC and the EU, and awarded a Senior Research Fellowship from The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Leverhulme Trust. She is currently Technical Director of the ROAD2H EPSRC-funded project ( She has co-chaired ICLP2015 (the 31st International Conference on Logic Programming) and KR 2018 (the 16th Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning). She is a member of the steering committee of AT (Agreement Technologies), corner editor on Argumentation for the Journal of Logic and Computation, and in the editorial board of the Argument and Computation journal and the AI journal.

Fabio Gagliardi Cozman (abstract)

Full Professor at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil, where he works with probabilistic reasoning and machine learning, with a special interest in formalisms that extend probability theory. He got an Engineering degree at USP-Brazil and a PhD in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University-USA, and has served, among other activities, as Program and General Chair of the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, Area Chair of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Associate Editor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal, Associate Editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning.