Dr. Christophe Labreuche: graduate engineer diploma from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (1993); PhD in applied mathematics from University of Paris Dauphine (1997). He has been working in more than 15 years in decision theory, and especially in multi-criteria decision making, argumentation, game the-ory, automated negotiation, automated decision making, application to software and system engineering. His field of interest includes also the representation of uncertainty and vagueness, and the modelling of expert knowledge. He applied these techniques and especially multi-criteria approach to industrial applications in the domains of homeland security, defence, crisis management, transport and satellites. Since 2014, he has been Associate Editor of the international journal IEEE – Transactions on Fuzzy Systems.
Roberto Sacile received a Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree from Milan Polytechnic, Milan, Italy, in 1994.
Post-doc at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), Sophia Antipolis, France, he is with University of Genoa since 2000. His main research interests are related to decision support methodologies and optimal control techniques with specific applications to energy, environmental and transport systems. He has been associated editor of IEEE Systems Journal.
Simona Sacone was born in Loano (SV), Italy, in 1968. She received the Master degree in Electronic Engineering cum Laude from the University of Genoa in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in 1997. From 1999 to 2008 she has been Assistant Professor of Automatic Control at the University of Genoa where she is now Associate Professor. She is teaching Systems Theory, Estimation Theory and Identification Techniques, and Optimization and Control of Logistic Systems within the Master Degrees of Management Engineering and Computer Engineering.
Her research interests are referred to discrete-event and hybrid modelling, optimization and control with application to production processes, transportation systems and logistic networks. She has authored and co-authored more than 150 papers, on international journals and international conference proceedings. She has been and presently is member of the International Program Committee of international conferences and workshops. She is member of the IFAC Technical Committees on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems and on Transportation Systems.
Xavier Gandibleux is a full professor in computer science at the University of Nantes (France) since September 2004. Before joining the University of Nantes, he was a lecturer from 1993 to 1995 and a senior lecturer (maître de conférences) from 1995 to 2004, in computer science at the University of Valenciennes (France). He is now member of the Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes (a CNRS affiliated laboratory UMR 6597) conducting research related to «Operations Research: multi-objective optimization».
Active in discrete multi-criteria decision-making since the beginning of the nineties, Xavier Gandibleux’s main areas of research are multi-objective and combinatorial optimization, with applications in complex environments (production systems, railway transportation, computer networks). He is a leading researcher in multi-objective optimization and metaheuristics. Xavier Gandibleux —together with the members of his research group and a number of international collaborators from Belgium, Poland, Spain, Germany, USA, Japan, New-Zealand— has worked to develop high performance algorithms for several multiple objective NP-hard problems, such as the assigment problem, the 0-1 knapsack problem, the set packing problem as well as other optimization problems. Together, they have pioneered new techniques for solving multi-objective large-scale optimization problems, including MOTS, a multi-objective tabu search (1996,1997), hybrid methods combining exact and approximative techniques (1997,2000), valid inequalities for the 0-1 bi-objective knapsack problem (1997,2000), and the path-relinking in multi-objective optimization (2003,2004). Professor Gandibleux has supervised and worked on several real world applications, including multi-objective routing in IP networks, railway infrastructure capacity, and decision-aid for the supervision of large industrial systems.
Born in Casablanca, 1962. A. Habbal defended his Ph.D. thesis on Nondifferentiable shape optimization of shell structures, University of Nice, 1990. Then, he spent two years as developper and Project Manager in software industry. From 1992, he is Associate Professor at the Polytech Engineering School of University Nice Sophia Antipolis. A. Habbal is regular member of the Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné Mathematics Laboratory and permanent researcher at Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée.
Research activities of A. Habbal concern analysis and control of systems governed by partial differential equations (PDEs), optimization theory and algorithms and PDE-constrained games. Application fields are related to (nonlinear) mechanics, image processing, data recovering and cell dynamics.
Anthony Przybylski (University of Nantes, France)