Prof. Vit Vozenilek, Palacky University, Czech Republic
Biography: Prof. Vit Vozenilek is a full professor and Ph.D. supervisor in Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic. He got his master degree in geography and mathematics in 1988 in Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He got a Ph.D. degree in physical geography in 1992 in the same university. Then he worked at Dept. of Geography at Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, as an assistant for cartography and spatial modeling for more than seven years. He has involved many key projects as a supervisor for geocomputation and scientific visualization. In 1993, he received research scholarship at Birbeck College, University of London, UK. In 2001 he established Dept. of Geoinformatics at Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic. He is still its head. In 20010-2014, he held the position of vice-president of Palacky University Olomouc. His research interests include geovisualisation (map making, atlas compilation, cognition aspects of map use) and spatial modeling. In recently 10 years, Prof. Vozenilek has published 7 books, 5 atlases, 35 conference papers and 28 journal papers.
Prof. Vozenilek serves as vice-president of International Cartographic Association, vice-president of Czech Cartographic Society, a member of many scientific journals, boards, councils, and committees. He serves as a reviewer for many research funds and journals, including once with a high impact factor. Prof. Vozenilek gave many invited lectures at universities abroad – UK, USA, Israel, Germany, China, Poland etc. He was the keynote speakers in many international conferences.
Prof. Josef Strobl, University of Salzburg, Austria
Biography: Prof. Josef Strobl is Professor at the University of Salzburg, leading the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics. He holds degrees in Geography from Vienna University and has been teaching GIScience and related subjects at universities worldwide. He is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and head of its Commission for Geographic Information Science. Serving as a board member for international organizations like GSDI, ISDE and GISIG and on the editorial boards of leading journals in Geoinformatics and GIScience, he is promoting and spearheading various SDI-related initiatives.
Josef Strobl works with researchers focusing on distance education, spatial analysis and distributed architectures for SDI. Current interests aim at real time and mobile services, terrain analysis and dynamic process modeling, fostering applications in planning, public participation and resource management. Prof. Strobl has been instrumental in developing and implementing the worldwide UNIGIS postgraduate distance learning programme, and is working with a global network of partner institutions towards education, curriculum development, basic and applied research in Geographic Information Science. He always looks forward to meet friends and colleagues at the annual GI_Forum symposia in Salzburg!
Prof. Salah Bourennane, Ecole Centrale Marseille, France
Salah Bourennane is currently a full Professor and he held also the position of the Dean of Research at the Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France. He is also the head of the Multidimensional Signals Group at Institut Fresnel, Marseille. He has over 30 years of research experience in the field of signal and image processing. His current research interests include statistical signal processing, array processing, image processing, remote sensing, tensor signal processing, and performance analysis. He authored over 350 research papers in various top-tier international journals and conferences, and edited many books and served as a guest editor of several special issues. He served on the editorial boards of many international journals and proceedings including the International Journal of Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, The International Journal of Image and Signal Systems Engineering, Journal of Remote Sensing and Technology, among others. He has served on the technical program committees for numerous premier conferences and workshops including Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, International conference on latent variable analysis and signal separation, International Conference on Vision, Image and Signal Processing, and many others. He was an organizer of several international conferences such as the 6th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing at Marseille, 2016. He received a Ph.D. degree from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in signal processing.
Prof. Magne Jørgensen, Informatics at University of Oslo, Norway
Biography: Magne Jørgensen received the Diplom Ingeneur degree in Wirtschaftswissenschaften from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1988 and the Dr. Scient. degree in informatics from the University of Oslo, Norway, in 1994. He is a professor of software engineering at the University of Oslo and a member of the software engineering research group at the Simula Research Laboratory. He has 10 years industry experience as a consultant and manager. His research interests include software estimation, uncertainty assessments in software projects, expert judgment processes, and learning from experience.
Magne Jørgensen works as a researcher at Simula Research Laboratory and a professor at the University of Oslo. Previously, he worked with software development, estimation, and process improvement in the telecom and insurance industry. He is one of the founders of evidence-based software engineering and teaches this to students and software professionals.