Fausto Giunchiglia

Fausto Giunchiglia is a professor of Computer Science at the Faculty for
Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento
(Italy). He was a PhD student and Visiting Fellow at the Stanford
University (USA) and Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh
(UK). His main research field is in semantics, covering a wide range of
topics, including knowledge representation, knowledge management, and
knowledge diversity. HE is an ECCAI Fellow. He was a President and
a Trustee of IJCAI, an Associate Editor of JAIR, and a member of the
Editorial Board of many journals, including the Journal of Data Semantics
and the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent systems.




    Preslav Nakov

Dr. Preslav Nakov received a PhD degree in Computer Science from the
University of California at Berkeley (supported by a Fulbright grant).
He co-authored a Morgan & Claypool book on Semantic Relations
between Nominals, two books on computer algorithms, and many
research papers in top-tier conferences and journals. He received the
Young Researcher Award at RANLP’2011. He was the first to receive the
Bulgarian President’s John Atanasoff award, named after the inventor of
the first automatic electronic digital computer. Hes is also Secretary of
ACL SIGLEX, the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics. He
is also a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Natural Language Engineering, an Associate Editor of
the AI Communications journal, and an Editorial Board member of the Language Science Press Book Series on
Phraseology and Multiword Expressions. He served on the program committees of the major conferences and
workshops in computational linguistics, including as a co-organizer and as an area/publication/tutorial/
shared task chair, Senior PC member, student faculty advisor, etc.; he co-chaired SemEval 2014-2016 and was
an area co-chair of ACL, EMNLP, and *SEM, a Senior PC member of IJCAI, and a shared task co-chair of