This year, we are very proud to host two invited talks sponsored by EurAI:

Carles Sierra

Carles Sierra is Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) of the Spanish National research Council (CSIC) located in Barcelona. He has been contributing to Artificial Intelligence research since 1985 in the areas of Knowledge Representation, Auctions, Electronic Institutions, Autonomous Agents, Multiagent Systems and Agreement Technologies. He has participated in more than 20 projects funded by the European Union, is or has been a member of several editorial boards of journals, including AIJ and JAIR, two of the most prestigious generalist journals, and was the editor in chief of the JAAMAS journal, specialized in autonomous agents. He organized IJCAI, the most important international artificial intelligence conference, in 2011 in Barcelona and was the President of the IJCAI Program Committee 2017 in Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the European Association of AI, EurAI, and recipient of the ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award 2019.

EURAI INVITED TALK: On the engineering of social values

Serena Villata

Serena Villata is a research director in computer science at the CNRS and she pursues her research at the I3S laboratory. Her research area is Artificial Intelligence (AI), and her current work focuses on artificial argumentation, with a specific focus on legal and medical texts, political debates and social network harmful content (abusive language, disinformation). Her work conjugates argument-based reasoning frameworks with natural language arguments extracted from text. She is the author of more than 150 scientific publications in AI. Since July 2019, she has been awarded with a Chaire in Artificial Intelligence at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Artificial Intelligence 3IA Cote d’Azur on “Artificial Argumentation for Humans”. She became the Deputy Scientific Director of the 3IA Côte d’Azur Institute in January 2021. Since December 2019, she is a member of the National Pilot Committee for Digital Ethics (CNPEN).

EURAI INVITED TALK: Artificial Intelligence at the Service of Society to Analyse Human Arguments