Conference Chairman


Chairman Diamantino Durão
Affiliation Universidade Lusíada of Lisbon
Diamantino Durão is, since 2003 (September), Rector of Universidade Lusíada, Director of ILID (Institute Lusíada of Research and Development), member of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Commission (2003-2008), Minister of Education of the Portuguese Government (1991-1992). As Full Professor and Scientific Expert was invited to delivery presentations and lectures in several universities, research centres and other institutions. Also, as Minister of Education, Rector, President of IST and President of Taguspark, has been invited to participate and delivery presentations in several international and national organizations, universities, Congresses and Meetings. As Rector of Lusíada University, Minister of Education, President of IST and President of Taguspark, gave opening speeches and was the first speaker in many International and National Congresses, Colloquia, Symposia and Meetings. As Rector of Lusíada University, Minister of Education, President of IST and President of Taguspark, has been invited to belong to the Honour Committee of several International and National Congresses, Symposia and Meetings. Since 2003, as Rector of the Lusíada University, and in the period 2003/2001, 2000/1993 and 1991/1988, as President of Taguspark, IST and ITEC, and President of the Scientific and Executive Councils of IST, started, coordinated and implemented several research and development projects, involving national and international institutions, industries and universities. These projects where financially supported by national and international enterprises, Ministries of Science and Technology, Ministries of Economy/Industry and Planning, FCT/JNICT, Pedip, Feder, FSE and the European Commission (DG V, DG XII, DG XIII and DG XVII). He publishes on a regular basis at national and international levels.

 


Chairman Rui Silva
Affiliation Universidade Lusíada Vila Nova de Famalicão – Portugal
Rui Silva is the Director CLEGI (Centro Lusíada de Engenharia e Gestão Industrial).
Rui Silva obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electronics and Computing Engineering at the University of Glamorgan (UK). He is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of Universidade Lusíada at Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. He is also the Director o CLEGI, a Research Centre that focuses its work in the fields of Engineering and Industrial Management. His research centres on the development of intelligent systems with industrial monitoring capabilities, with an emphasis on Information Retrieval and Assessment in a technology based approach. He is author and co-author of international publications mainly in the fields of Artificial Intelligence.

 


Chairman Paula Rodrigues
Affiliation Universidade Lusíada Porto – Portugal
Contact fcee@por.ulusiada.pt / is2012@por.ulusiada.pt 
Dr. Paula Rodrigues is currently Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University Lusíada of Oporto. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oporto and publishes on a regular basis at national and international levels.