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Organisation of KES

KES Executive

The top-level strategy and direction of KES is determined by the Executive which consists of three Executive Chairs supported by two Executive Directors.

Executive Chair :
R.J.Howlett, Bournemouth University, UK

Chair (International relations) and Founder :
L.C.Jain, Liverpool Hope University, UK

R.J.Howlett L.C.Jain

Associate Chair (Agent and Multi-Agent Systems) :
G.Jezic, Zagreb University, Croatia

Associate Chair (Intelligent Decision Technologies) :
G.Phillips-Wren, Loyola University Maryland, USA

Associate Chair (Sustainable Design and Manufacturing) :
R.Setchi, Cardiff University, Wales, UK

Advisory Group

The KES Advisory Group includes the Executive, the Associate Chairs, and the following members:-

B.Apolloni, University of Milan, Italy
I.Czarnowski, Gdynia University, Poland
E.Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
L.Ding, Meiji University, Japan
A.Håkansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
R.Hartung, Franklin University, USA
Y.Ishida, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
P.Jedrzejowicz, Gdynia University, Poland
G.Jezic, Zagreb University, Croatia
I.Lovrek, University of Zagreb, Croatia
T.Nishida, University of Tokyo, Japan Pietro, ICAR-CNR, Italy
G.Phillips-Wren, Loyola University Maryland
R.Setchi, Cardiff University, UK
C.Toro, Vicomtech-IK4, Spain
V.Uskov, Bradley University, USA
J.Velasquez da Silva, University of Chile, Chile
J.Watada, Waseda University, Japan
T.Watanabe, Nagoya University, Japan
C.Zanni-Merck, INSA-Rouen, LITIS Laboratory, France

KES Journal Editors

Editor-in-Chief of the KES Journal
R.J.Howlett, University of Brighton, UK

The KES Journal is supported by a full Editorial Advisory Board, details of which are available on the KES Journal Web Site.

KES Secretariat

KES International is operated on a non-profit-orientated basis for the benefit of the scientific research community and profession.

The operation, management and organisation of KES is the responsibility of the KES Operations Secretariat. The KES team consists of the following personnel:-

Faye Alexander: Conference Operations Executive
Peter Cushion: Operations Manager
Melanie Powell: Conference Operations
Shaun Lee: Web and Publications Technologist

Contact details are available on the contact page.


KES depends on a great many people who voluntarily give their time and expertise to make KES work. The KES Executive extends sincere thanks to all the people who work to make KES a success.
KES International

News Items
Smart Digital Futures (SDF-23)
14 - 16 June 2023
Barcelo Aran Mantegna Hotel, Rome, Italy and KES Virtual Conference Centre

International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES-23)
6 - 8 September 2023
Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece and KES Virtual Conference Centre

Smart Sustainable Technologies (SST-23)
18 - 20 September 2023
Bari, Italy and KES Virtual Conference Centre
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