Aussois, France 1st- 6th September

Michel Adiba
Professor Emeritus
University Joseph Fourier
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I have today more than thirty years of experience as professor and researcher on Computer Science. I spent more than ten years at Grenoble 2 (IUT), 20 years at University Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1, 2 years in cooperation with the Polytechnic School of Anger, and one year at IBM Lab in the US, and six months as invited researcher at GIP ALTAIR-INRIA in 1988. Assistant professor, then associate professor and finally professor I defended a 3rd cycle thesis in 1971 and a thesis of state in 1978. He is author and co-author of several books, book chapters and papers in journals and international conferences in databases and their evolution concerning their models, languages, systems and architectures. For several years I was head of research groups and projects on Databases. I advised 25 PhD theses. From 1994 to 1997 I was head of the group project STORM about Object Oriented, Active, Temporal and Multimedia Data Servers at the Mixt Unit of Research 5526 (CNRS, UJF, INP), the Logiciels, Systèmes Réseaux Lab of the Institute of Mathematics of Grenoble (IMAG). From 1996 – 2001 I was Head of the UFR Informatics and Applied Mathematics of University Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1. From 1990 – 1999 I was head of the Doctoral program in informatics in conjunction of Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP). I co-directed the French – Mexican Laboratory on Informatics officially created in 2002 financed by the CNRS, INRIA, and French Universities represented by the UJF.

François Bancilhon
Data Publica

Initially senior researcher at INRIA, then at MCC (USA) and then professor of the University of Orsay, François Bancilhon participated in the creation of several firms like O2 Technology, Arioso (he was the CEO), Xylème and Ucopia (he is president of the consulting councils) and Mandriva, one of the most important editors in the world of Linux. He has recently implemented a consortium of the mobile ecosystems at INRIA: the Mobile Services Initiative. Mines (Paris) – PhD (Michigan University) – Thèse d’État (Université Paris XI).

Francesco Bonchi
Senior Research Scientist
Yahoo! Research Barcelona

Francesco Bonchi is a senior research scientist at Yahoo! Research in Barcelona, Spain, where he is leading the Web Mining Research group. His recent research interests include mining query-logs, social networks, and social media, as well as the privacy issues related to mining these kinds of sensible data. In the past he has been interested in data mining query languages, constrained pattern mining, mining spatiotemporal and mobility data, and privacy preserving data mining. He is member of the ECML PKDD Steering Committee, member of the Editorial Board of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE). He’s also the organizer of the Yahoo! Research Barcelona Seminars series. He has been program co-chair of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD 2010). Dr. Bonchi has also served as program co-chair of the first and second ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Privacy, Security, and Trust in KDD (PinKDD 2007 and 2008), the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Privacy Aspects of Data Mining (PADM 2006), and the 4th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Inductive Databases (KDID 2005). He is co-editor of the book “Privacy-Aware Knowledge Discovery: Novel Applications and New Techniques” published by Chapman & Hall/CRC Press. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pisa in December 2003.

Laks V.S. Lakshmanan
University of British Columbia
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 B.Eng., A.C. College of Eng. & Tech., Karaikudi (1981), M.Eng. & Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1983 & 1987), Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Toronto (1987-89), Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Montreal (1989-94), Associate Professor, Concordia (1994-), Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (1998-2001), Professor, University of British Columbia (2001-).

Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz
Qatar Computing Research Institute

Scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) since October 2012. His research interests include databases, distributed data management, and big data analytics. Before joining QCRI, Jorge was research associate at Saarland University for three years. He did his Ph.D. in Computer Science at INRIA and obtained his degree from the University of Nantes, France in September 2008. He received a M.Sc. in Computer Science with specialty in Distributed Systems from Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France, in July 2004. He obtained, with highest honors, a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico, in August 2003.

Genoveva Vargas-Solar

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Genoveva Vargas-Solar is senior researcher of the French Council of Scientific Research (CNRS) and she is member of the HADAS group of the Informatics Laboratory of Grenoble, France. She is deputy director the Franco-Mexican Laboratory of Informatics and Automatic Control (LAFMIA). She was elected president of the Mexican Society of Computer Science (2007 – 2009). In 2000, she obtained her first PhD degree in Computer Science at University Joseph Fourier and in 2005 she obtained her second PhD degree in Literature at University Stendhal. Her research interests in Computer Science concern distributed and heterogeneous databases, reflexive systems and service based database systems. Her research interests in Literature concern middle age Literature, myths’ critics and myths’ analysis applied to different myths of origins. She has coordinated several research projects in Europe and Latin America financed by governments and industrial partners. She actively promotes the scientific cooperation in Computer Science between Latin America and Europe particularly between France and Mexico.

Roberto Zicari
University of Frankfurt

Roberto V. Zicari was born 1955 in Milan, Italy. Since 1992, he is full professor of Database and Information Systems at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Previously, he was associated professor at Politecnico di Milano,Italy. Roberto V. Zicari was visiting scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center, USA; and visiting scholar at the Computer ScienceDepartment, at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He was also visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School(CBS), Denmark, at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne(EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland; and the National University of Mexico City (UNAM), Mexico. Roberto V. Zicari is the official representative of the ObjectManagement Group (OMG) in Europe: He is the Editor of the ODBMS.ORG portal,the most up-to-date collection of free materials on object database technology onthe Internet: is also responsible for the ODBMS Industry Watch Blog on Trends and Information on Object Databases, Object Persistence, Innovation: Roberto V. Zicari is Co-founder and Vice President of the Association for the Scientific and Industrial Cooperation betweenItaly and Germany (ACIS): From 1991 till September 2004, he was President and co-founder of LogOn Technology Transfer GmbH, a firm specialized in creatingand running IT trade shows and conferences in Europe. Roberto V. Zicari is an internationally recognized expert in thefields of databases, object technology, e-commerce and Web 2.0. He is co-author/co-editor of the books: “XML Data Management” (Addison Wesley, 2003), “Succeeding with Object Databases” (John Wiley & Sons, 2000), “Advanced Database Systems” (Morgan Kaufmann, 1997), “Conceptual Modeling, Databases and Case (John Wiley &Sons,1992). Roberto V. Zicari combines a multi years solid scientific background in computer science with practical experience in Enterprise Strategy, Marketing, and E-commerce. He has consulted and lectured in Europe, US and Japan. Roberto Zicari holds a doctor of engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano.