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International Advisory Board

Noriko Arai

Director, Research Center for Community Knowledge, National Institute of Informatics (Japan)


Frédérick Bordry

Director for Accelerators and Technology, CERN (Switzerland)


Alan Mackworth

Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia (Canada)


Francesca Rossi

AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research AI (USA)


Robert-Jan Smits

President of the Executive Board, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)


Manuela Veloso

Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research & Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)


Wolfgang Wahlster

Professor, Saarland University & CEA, DFKI (Germany)



Toby Walsh

Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales (Australia) & Guest Professor, Technical University of Berlin (Germany)



The CLAIRE International Advisory Board (IAB) provides guidance on matters of strategic importance and critical reflection on key CLAIRE activities.

AI Special Interest Group on Space

First meeting of SIG Space, The Hague, 9 – 10 December 2019 (Top, left to right: Iarla Kilbane-Dawe (no longer a member), Bianca Hörsch, Alessandro Donati, Saso Dzeroski. Bottom, left to right: Leon van der Torre, Holger Hoos, Malik Ghallab, Raffaella Franco, Sara Aparicio (support), Leopold Summerer)


On the 6th of September 2019, the creation of the World’s first AI Special Interest Group, or SIG, dedicated to Space and related sciences, was announced by the European Space Agency and CLAIRE.

The SIG’s goal is to accelerate the development of both AI and space-related research, and
forms a key part of ESA’s wider strategy to accelerate the use of AI in Europe’s space and
related industries and research communities.

It will have a very practical focus, organising events and workshops to bring European AI and space experts together, supporting exchanges between these communities and identifying the key themes for collaboration that could be funded by ESA’s and other research programmes.

It will offer the perfect opportunity for scientists to tackle major problems in space related
sciences and to challenge AI researchers to create new methods and approaches.

Monitoring climate change using satellites measurements, designing autonomous rovers to
explore other planets, or identifying objects using astronomical observatories in orbit: all
these issues are very rich in data and for this reason are an ideal field of application for the
latest AI techniques, and in turn are expected to generate new AI science.

As a result, the SIG will not only develop AI for space-related topics, but help the
development of all AI technologies in Europe, including machine learning, automated
reasoning, planning and optimisation, robotics and multi-agent systems. Many areas of AI
will take advantage of the stimulating and cooperative activities to be created by ESA and

PRESS RELEASE, Frascati, 06 September 2019
The ESA/CLAIRE “AI Special Interest Group on Space” is born


The members of the AI Special Interest Group on Space are:

Enrique Alba, University of Málaga, Spain

Rita Cucchiara, University of Modena, Italy

Alessandro Donati, Deputy-Head of ESA’s Digital Technologies community, Germany

Saso Dzeroski, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Raffaella Franco, Head of ESA’s Digital Technologies community, The Netherlands

Malik Ghallab, Director of Research, CNRS, France

Holger Hoos, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Bianca Höersch, ESA Chief Digital Officer, France

Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, Head of ESA Phi-Lab Explore, Italy

Leopold Summerer, Head of ESA Advanced Concepts and Studies Office, The Netherlands

Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


The Hague, The Netherlands



Alexa Kodde


CLAIRE Headquarters the Hague
The Hague Humanity Hub
Fluwelen Burgwal 58
2511 CJ Den Haag
The Netherlands




Saarbrücken, Germany



                                  Silke Balzert-Walter                     Janina Hoppstädter


CLAIRE Office Saarbrücken
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)
Saarland Informatics Campus D 3_2
66123 Saarbrücken
room 0.75



Prague, Czech Republic



                    Vít Dočkal                             Anna Tahovská                          Markéta Iffland


CLAIRE Office Prague
Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC)
Czech Technical University in Prague
Jugoslávských partyzánů 1580/3
160 00 Praha 6, Dejvice
Czech Republic
room A-604




Rome, Italy


Emanuela Comito


CLAIRE Office Rome
Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica automatica e gestionale Antonio Ruberti (DIAG)
Sapienza Università di Roma
Via Ariosto, 25
00185 Roma RM
room B213




Oslo, Norway


Ivan Dragicevic


CLAIRE Office Oslo
Ole-Johan Dahls hus
Gaustadalléen 23B
0373 Oslo
room 4103




Brussels, Belgium



Hans De Canck                            Claudio Truzzi


CLAIRE Office Brussels
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 9, Level -1
1050 Brussels




Zürich, Switzerland



        Ricardo Chavarriaga      Hannah Lea Dykast–Wildhaber

CLAIRE Office Zürich
Lagerstrasse 41
8004 Zürich



EU/UK open letter

Like many of our colleagues and fellow citizens across Europe, we are watching with some concern the developments regarding the intended exit of the UK from the European Union. Especially in light of the text adopted by the European Parliament a week ago regarding a comprehensive policy on artificial intelligence and robotics – which in large tracts shows great consistency with the vision put forward by the European AI community, as organised in CLAIRE – we find it useful and necessary to make a clear and public statement regarding strong cooperation between the EU27, the UK and closely affiliated European countries in the area of artificial intelligence.

The following open letter has been drafted by the CLAIRE Core Team and several of our prominent supporters in the UK:

EU/UK Open Letter

This letter has been signed by 452 AI experts and stakeholders from the CLAIRE community, of which 337 have PhD-level expertise (or equivalent experience) in AI, from 24 European countries, as well as some CLAIRE supporters based outside of Europe.

A press release providing key statistics on the signatories is available here.

Rome Symposium 2019

Agenda Sponsors General Info Participants


Following the success of the first CLAIRE Symposium in Brussels last September, we held our second symposium in Rome on 27 February 2019, bringing together 100 carefully selected top AI researchers, experts and policy makers to discuss and further develop the main components and strategy to continue the transition of CLAIRE from a grass-roots initiative into a fully operational, fully funded, pan-European organisation.


Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 (lunch included), followed by drinks at 18:00 and dinner at 20:30.

Location: National Research Council (CNR), Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Entrance at Via dei Marrucini, 62, 00185 Roma RM, Italy


Attendance at the Symposium was free of charge, and lunch and dinner on the day of the event were provided; however, we did not cover travel and accommodation expenses.



Registration (9:00 – 09:30)

09:30 – 11:30 Session 1 : Introduction and status update in Aula Convegni (90 min)                                             Chair: Holger H. Hoos

  • Prof. Holger Hoos (opening) – brief intro to CLAIRE
  • Dr. Andrea Cioffi – State Secretary, Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE)
  • Dr. Piero Poccianti – President, Artificial Intelligence Italian Association (AIxAI)
  • Dr. Iarla Kilbane-Dawe – Head of Φ-lab, European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Prof. Rita Cucchiara – Director, National CINI Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems (AIIS)
  • Prof. Giuseppe Valditara  – Department of Higher Education and Research, Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
  • Dr. Roberto Viola (Director-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission)
  • CLAIRE status update

Coffee break in Aula Arangioruiz (30 min)

12:00 – 13:30 Session 2 : Breakout session 1:  Chances, opportunities and next steps (90 min)                        Chair: Morten Irgens

Lunch in Aula Arangioruiz (1h)

14:30 – 15:30 Session 3 : Breakout session 2: Work on specific topics (60 min)                                                      Chair: Philipp Slusallek

Coffee break in Aula Arangioruiz (30 min)

16:00 – 17:00  Session 4 : Discussion of results from group work  in Aula Convegni (60 min)                        Chair: Philipp Slusallek

17:00 -18:00 Session 5 : Next steps and follow-up action in Aula Convegni (60 min)                                             Chair: Holger H. Hoos

  • Prof. Lorenzo Fioramonti, Vice Minister, Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

Reception in Aula Arangioruiz (18:00 – 18:40)

Dinner (20:00)







Sponsors from Industry



General Information about the venue and hosting institution

The venue of the CLAIRE Rome Symposium is the headquarter of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). The CNR is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities.

Founded on 18 November 1923, CNR’s mission is to perform research in its own Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advice Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources.

In the CNR’s research world, the main resource is the available knowledge which means people, with their skills, commitment and ideas. This capital comprises more than 8.000 employees, of whom more than half are researchers and technologists. Some 4.000 young researchers are engaged in postgraduate studies and research training at CNR within the organization’s top-priority areas of interest. A significant contribution also comes from research associates: researchers, from Universities or private firms, who take part in CNR’s research activities.


Rome Symposium Participants


Alexa Kodde, Leiden University, Netherlands

Amedeo Cesta, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Ana Paiva, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Anders Hanssen, OsloMet, Norway

Andras Kornai, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Andras Lorincz, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary

Andrea Orlandini, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Andrea Passerini, University of Trento, Italy

Anna Sojkowska, IOS Press, Netherlands

Anna Tahovská, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC CTU), Czech Republic

Ann Dooms, Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Digital Mathematics, Belgium

Ann Nowe, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Anthony G. Cohn, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Bas van der Starre, Birch Consultants, Netherlands

Boi Faltings, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology and Leiden University, Netherlands

Cédric Herpson, LIP6 – CNRS/Sorbonne University, France

Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Daniele Nardi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Davide Bacciu, Università di Pisa, Italy

Emanuela Girardi, POP AI, Italy

Enrique Alba, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Eva Troppova, CertiCon, Czech Republic

Franco Zambonelli, Universita’ di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Fredrik Heintz, Linköping University, Sweden

Georg Borges, Saarland University, Institute of Legal Informatics, Germany

Giuseppe Attardi, University of Pisa, Italy

Giuseppe De Giacomo, Univ. Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy

Giuseppe Valditara, Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), Italy

Goreti Marreiros, Portuguese Association of Artificial Intelligence, Portugal

Hector Geffner, ICREA and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Holger Hoos, Leiden University, Netherlands

Iarla Kilbane-Dawe, European Space Agency (ESA), Italy

Jan Hajič, Charles University, Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Czech Republic

Joaquin Vanschoren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Josef Urban, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC CTU), Czech Republic

Jose Julio Alferes, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Kaisa Miettinen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Krzysztof Krawiec, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Laurent Simon, LaBRI / Bordeaux INP / Univ. Bordeaux, France

Lorenzo Fioramonti, Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), Italy

Luigia Carlucci Aiello, Univ. Roma, Italy

Luis Manuel Sarro, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain

Lynda Hardman, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica; Utrecht University; Amsterdam Data Science, Netherlands

Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Marc Schoenauer, INRIA, France

Marcus Maertens, European Space Agency (ESA), Italy

Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

Marie Anastacio, Leiden University, Netherlands

Marija Slavkovik, Universitetet i Bergen, Norway

Martin Golumbic, University of Haifa, Israel

Massimo Azzano, Airbus Defense and Space, Germany

Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

Maurizio Lenzerini, Univ. Roma, Italy

Mauro Vallati, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Michal Pechoucek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Mitra Baratchi, Leiden University, Netherlands

Morten Irgens, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Ole J. Mengshoel, Norwegian Open AI Laboratory, Norway

Paul Lukowicz, Humane AI, Germany

Pavel Burget, Factorio Solutions, Czech Republic

Petri Myllymäki, Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence, Finland

Philipp Slusallek, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

Pilar Dellunde, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Raja Chatila, Sorbonne Universite, France

Renee van Kessel, Birch Consultants, Netherlands

René Schumann, HES-SO Valais / Wallis, Switzerland

Rita Cucchiara, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Roberto Sebastiani, Università di Trento, Italy

Ruth Aylett, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

Saso Dzeroski, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Silke Balzert-Walter, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

Stefanos Kollias, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Tarek R. Besold, Alpha Health AI Lab @ Telefonica Innovation Alpha, Spain

Thilo Stadelmann, The Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland

Thomas Bäck, Leiden University, Netherlands

Tomas Pajdla, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Valeriya Naumova, Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, Norway

Vincenzo Nanni, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy

Vit Dockal, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC CTU), Czech Republic

Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S & Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany


For further information contact us at contact@claire-ai.org.

Research Network

The 375 research groups and institutions that form the CLAIRE Research Network are committed to working together towards realising the vision of CLAIRE: European excellence across all of AI, for all of Europe, with a human-centred focus.

Over 21,000 people work for the groups and institutions that form the CLAIRE Research Network in 35 countries (properly accounting for overlap between groups).

Associated research groups and institutions (located outside of Europe) can be seen here.


To join the CLAIRE Research Network, first sign your support for CLAIRE, and then contact us at contact@claire-ai.org to request the application form.

To apply, we require that the lab, research group or institution be part of a non-for profit organisation that conducts research in AI, and regularly publishes that research, and have its own working website (not that of a larger entity of which it is part).

For for-profit organisations please contact industry@claire-ai.org.



Center for Digital Safety & Security, AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna (contact: Pedro Casas)

Control of Networked Systems Group, Universität Klagenfurt, Department of Smart System Technologies, Klagenfurt (contact: Jan Steinbrener)

Department of Applied Informatics, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt (contact: Wolfgang Faber)

Inst. for Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology, Graz (contact: Horst Bischof)

Institute for Formal Models and Verification, Johannes Kepler University, Linz (contact: Armin Biere)

Institute of Computational Perception, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz (contact: Gerhard Widmer)

Institute of Logic and Computation, Technische Universität Wien, Vienna (contact: Thomas Eiter)

Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab/Institute for Information Business, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna (contact: Axel Polleres)

Research Group Data Mining, Faculty of Computer Science, Data Science @ Uni Vienna, Vienna (contact: Claudia Plant)

Research Group for Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms (HEAL), University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg (contact: Michael Affenzeller)

Section for Artificial Intelligence & Decision Support, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna (contact: Georg Dorffner)

Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH), Hagenberg (contact: Bernhard A. Moser)



Artificial Intelligence Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (contact: Katrien Beuls)

BeCool and Machine Learning Group, ICTEAM, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (contact: Siegfried Nijssen)

Beyond the Horizon International Strategic Studies Group, Brussels (contact: Hasan Suzen)

Business Informatics research group @ Hasselt University, Hasselt University, Hasselt (contact: Benoît Depaire)

CLiPS Computational Linguistics Group, University of Antwerp, Antwerp (contact: Walter Daelemans)

Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven, Leuven (contact: Hendrik Blockeel)

EAVISE (Vision — AI — Embedded), KU Leuven, Sint-Katelijne-Waver (contact: Joost Vennekens)

IMEC, Leuven (contact: Mieke De Ketelaere)

  • IDLab, IMEC – Ghent University, Ghent (contact: Erik Mannens) (also in UGent.ai)
  • IDLab, IMEC – University of Antwerp, Antwerp (contact: Steven Latre)

Machine Learning Group, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels (contact: Tom Lenaerts)

MONA, VITO, Mol (contact: Bart Elen)

UGent.ai, Ghent University, Ghent (contact: Tijl De Bie, Piet Demeester)

  • IDLab, Ghent University – IMEC, Ghent (contact: Erik Mannens) (also in IMEC)

VUB Data Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels (contact: Tias Guns)



ASPL – Applied Signal Processing Laboratory, Technical University of Varna, Varna (contact: Todor Ganchev)

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia (contact: Petia Koprinkova-Hristova)



Computational Cognition Lab, Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia (contact: Loizos Michael)

Research Center on Interactive Media, Smart Systems, and Emerging Technologies, Nicosia (contact: Loizos Michael)


Czech Republic:

CIIRC – Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics, Czech Technical University, Prague (contact: Josef Urban)

UTIA – Pattern Recognition Dep., Institute of Information Theory and Automation, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (contact: Michal Haindl)



Aalborg University Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Aalborg (contact: Manfred Jaeger)

Copenhagen Natural Language Understanding Group, The University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (contact: Isabelle Augenstein)

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense (contact: Jacopo Mauro)

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Odense (contact: Anders Lyhne Christensen)



Constraint Reasoning and Optimization Group, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (contact: Matti Järvisalo)

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence, Aalto University / University of Helsinki / VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Helsinki, Finland (contact: Petri Myllymäki)

Multiobjective Optimization Group and DEMO Group, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland (contact: Kaisa Miettinen)

Institute of Information Technology, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä (contact: Mika Rantonen)

Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Turku, Finland (contact: Kaisa Kukkonen)



AI-driven Business, Rennes School of Business, Rennes (contact: Michael Dowling)

ANITI – Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse, Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse (contact: Nicholas Asher)

Centre de Recherche en Informatique (CRI), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonn, Paris (contact: Jacques Robin)

CRIL – Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens, Artois University & CNRS, Lens (contact: Pierre Marquis)

Heudiasyc Laboratory (Heuristic and Diagnostic for Complex Systems), University of Technology of Compiègne/French National Centre for Scientific Research, Compiègne (contact: Sébastien Destercke)

IRIT – Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, Univ. Toulouse CNRS, Toulouse (contact: Andreas Herzig)

ISIR – Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique, Sorbonne Université, Paris (contact: Raja Chatila)

LERIA – Laboratoire d’Etude et de de Recherche en Informatique d’Angers, Université d’Angers, Angers (contact: David Lesaint)

LIMSI – Laboratoire d’Informatique pour la Mécanique et les Sciences de l’Ingénieur, CNRS Orsay France (contact: Nicolas Sabouret)

  • CPU, LIMSI-CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Univ. Paris-Saclay, Orsay (contact: Nicolas Sabouret)

LaBRI – Bordeaux Laboratory in Computer Science, University of Bordeaux / CNRS / INRIA, Bordeaux (contact: Laurent Simon)

LAB-STICC, ENIB, Brest (contact: Cédric Buche)

LAMSADE, Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris (contact: Jérôme Lang)

LAAS, CNRS, Toulouse (contact: Rachid Alami)

LIFEWARE group, Inria Saclay Ile de France, Palaiseau (contact: François Fages)

LTSI UMR1099: Signal and Image Processing Laboratory, INSERM – Université de Rennes 1, Rennes (contact: Pierre Jannin)

MIAI@Grenoble Alpes, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble (contact: Eric Gaussier)

LIP6, Sorbonne University, Paris (contact: Cédric Herpson)

LIRMM (pôle IA), University of Montpellier, Montpellier (contact: Christian Bessiere)

LSIS – Laboratory for Sciences of information and Systems, Induction for Behavior Modeling (in4Be) Research Group, Aix Marseille University, Marseille (contact: Marc Le Goc)

Modal project-team, Inria, Lille (contact: Benjamin Guedj)

ORKAD Group, University of Lille, Lille (contact: Laetitia Jourdan)

PRIVATICS, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis (contact: Cristiana Santos)

TAU / A&O, INRIA, CNRS and Université Paris-Sud, Orsay (contact: Marc Schoenauer and Michèle Sebag)



AI.DA (AI at TU Darmstadt), TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt (contact: Kristian Kersting)

Algorithm Engineering, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam (contact: Tobias Friedrich)

Applied Computational Linguistics: Discourse Research Lab, University of Potsdam, Potsdam (contact: Manfred Stede)

Artificial General Intelligence Sentinel Initiative (AGISI), Belin (contact: Colin Lewis and Dagmar Monett) (also in Warsaw, Poland)

Artificial Intelligence Lab, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg (contact: Sebastian Stober)

Artificial Intelligence Research Group, Harz University of Applied Sciences, Wernigerode (contact: Frieder Stolzenburg)

Autonomous Intelligent Systems, University of Freiburg, Freiburg (contact: Wolfram Burgard)

Autonomous Intelligent Systems Lab, University of Bonn, Bonn (contact: Sven Behnke)

Autonomous System, University of Applied Science Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen (contact: Hartmut Surmann)

Big Data Analytics Group, Saarland University, Saarbrücken (contact: Jens Dittrich)

Bremen Spatial Cognition Center, University of Bremen, Bremen (contact: Christian Freksa)

Chair for Clinical Bioinformatics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken (contact: Andreas Keller)

Chair of Automata Theory, TU Dresden, Dresden (contact: Franz Baader)

Cognitive Systems Group, University of Bamberg, Bamberg (contact: Ute Schmid)

colab Potsdam / foundations of computational linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Potsdam (contact: David Schlangen)

Computational Logic Group, TU Dresden, Dresden (contact: Sebastian Rudolph)

Computer Vision and Machine Learning Systems, University of Münster, Münster (contact: Benjamin Risse)

Computer Vision Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg (contact: Thomas Brox)

Data & Knowledge Engineering Group, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf (contact: Stefan Dietze)

Decision and Operation Technologies, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld (contact: Kevin Tierney)

Fachgebiet Intellektik, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt (contact: Wolfgang Bibel)

Fachgebiet Software Engineering, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt (contact: Reiner Hähnle)

Foundations of AI lab, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg (contact: Bernhard Nébel)

Frankfurt Big Data Lab, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main (contact: Roberto V. Zicari)

Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and Energy (HDS-LEE), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich (contact: Wolfgang Wiechert)

Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin (contact: Christoph Benzmüller)

DFKI – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern (Headquaters)(contact: Philipp Slusallek)

Human-Centered Multimedia, Universität Augsburg, Augsburg (contact: Elisabeth André)

Information Systems and Statistics Group, Department of Information Systems, University of Münster, Münster (contact: Prof. Dr. Heike Trautmann)

Institute AIFB – Institute for Applied Informatics and Formal Description Models, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe (contact: York Sure-Vetter)

Institute for Web Science and Technologies, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz (contact: Steffen Staab)

Institute of Information Systems, Hof University of Applied Sciences, Hof (contact: René Peinl)

Institute of Software Technology, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart (contact: Stefan Wagner)

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-7), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH,  Jülich (contact: Simon B. Eickhoff)

Institut für Neuroinformatik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum (contact: Gregor Schöner)

Intellectual property rights in distributed information infrastructures, FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (contact: Dara Hallinan)

Intelligent Systems Research Group, Leipzig University, Leipzig (contact: Gerhard Brewka)

Knowledge-Based Systems group, Osnabrück University, Osnabrück (contact: Joachim Hertzberg)

Knowledge-Based Systems Group, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen (contact: Gerhard Lakemeyer)

Knowledge creates² Data, University Regensburg, Regensburg (contact: Bernd Ludwig)

Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne (contact: Stefan Dietze)

L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover (contact: Wolfgang Nejdl)

Lab for Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality, University of Bremen, Bremen (contact: Gabriel Zachmann)

Lehrstuhl Informatik 6 – Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen (contact: Ralf Schlüter)

Machine Learning & Robotics Lab, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart (contact: Marc Toussaint)

Machine Learning Group, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld (contact: Barbara Hammer)

Machine Learning Research Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg (contact: Frank Hutter)

Medical Data Donors e.V., Erlangen (contact: Andreas Maier)

Neurorobotics Lab, University of Freiburg, Freiburg (contact: Joschka Boedecker)

PRIA – Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis Group, University of Münster, Münster (contact: Xiaoyi Jiang)

Pattern Recognition Lab, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen (contact: Andreas Maier)

Potassco laboratory, University of Potsdam, Potsdam (contact: Torsten Schaub)

Research Group Theory of Artificial Intelligence, University of Bremen, Bremen (contact: Carsten Lutz)

Robot Learning Lab, University of Freiburg, Freiburg (contact: Abhinav Valada)

Spoken Language Systems Group, Saarland University, Saarbrücken (contact: Dietrich Klakow)



Artificial Intelligence Team, Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens (contact: Manolis Koubarakis)

Computational Biomedicine Lab, University of Piraeus , Piraeus (contact: Ilias Maglogiannis)

Computational Methodologies & Operations Research (CMOR) Laboratory, Dept. of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (contact: Nikolaos Samaras)

Emerging Methodologies in Economics and Finance Group, Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini (contact: Periklis Gogas)

Intelligent Systems and Computer Architecture Laboratory, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Heraklion, Crete (contact: Giorgos Papadourakis)

Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (contact: Ioannis Vlahavas)

ISLab – Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Lamia (contact: Vassilis Plagianakos)

Mens Ex Machina, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete (contact: Ioannis Tsamardinos)

Multimedia, Knowledge & Social Media Analytics Lab, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Information Technologies Institute (CERTH-ITI), Thermi (contact: Ioannis Kompatsiaris)

Software and Knowledge Engineering Lab, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens (contact: Vangelis Karkaletsis)



Department of Computer Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, University of Szeged, Szeged (contact: János Csirik)

Department of Network and Data Science, Central European University, Budapest (contact: János Kertész)

Faculty of Informatics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (contact: András Lőrincz)

Human Language Technology, Computer Science Research Institute (SZTAKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), Budapest (contact: Andras Kornai)

MEDIANETS Lab, Department of Networked Systems and Services, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest (contact: Vilmos Simon)

MTA-SZTE Research Group on Artificial Intelligence, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Szeged,  Szeged (contact: Tibor Gyimóthy)

Speech Communication and Smart Interactions Laboratory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest (contact: Géza Németh)



Applied Intelligence Research Centre, Technological University of Dublin, Dublin (contact: Robert Ross)

Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University, Dublin (contact: Andrew Parnell)

Irish Centre for High-End Computing, National University of Ireland Galway, Dublin (contact: Venkatesh Kannan)

Machine Learning & Data Mining Research Group, National University of Ireland, Galway (contact: Michael Madden)

Regulated Software Research Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology and Lero, Dundalk (contact: Gilbert Regan)

School of Computer Science & IT, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland (contact: Barry O’Sullivan)

UCD Natural Computing Research & Applications Group, University College Dublin, Dublin (contact: Michael O’Neill)



Caesarea Rothschild Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science, University of Haifa, Haifa (contact: Martin Charles Golumbic)

Multiagent Systems Research Group, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (contact: Jeffrey S. Rosenschein)



AI&Robotics Lab, Politecnico di Milano – Department of Electronics, Information, and Bioengineering, Milan (contact: Andrea Bonarini)

AIRI: Artificial Intelligence Research and Innovation Center, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena (contact: Franco Zambonelli)

AI Group – machine learning @ unife, University of Ferrara, Ferrara (contact: Evelina Lamma)

AI Research Group – DISMI@UniMORE, DISMI, Univ. Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia (contact: Franco Zambonelli)

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Florence, Florence (contact: Paolo Frasconi)

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory – Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Calabria, Rende (contact: Nicola Leone)

Cefriel, Milano (contact: Irene Celino)

CIML – Computational Intelligence & Machine Learning Group, Department of Computer Science – University of Pisa, Pisa (contact: Alessio Micheli)

Computational Intelligence Group, University of Genoa, Genoa (contact: Francesco Masulli)

Computer Science Department, University of Torino, Torino (contact: Guido Boella)

CVPRLab, University of Naples Parthenope, Naples (contact: Alfredo Petrosino)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Università di Bologna, Bologna (contact: Michela Milano)

DIAG – Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome (contact: Giuseppe De Giacomo)

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Verona, Verona (contact: Maria Paola Bonacina)

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa, Pisa (contact: Giuseppe Attardi)

DISI – Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Trento (contact: Nicu Sebe)

FBK ICT, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento (contact: Paolo Traverso)

Human Language Technologies, Università di Pisa, Pisa (contact: Giuseppe Attardi)

ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Trento (contact: Stefano Borgo)

KDD Lab – Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory, University of Pisa and National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Pisa (contact: Fosca Giannotti)

Knowledge Representation and Automated Reasoning Lab, University of Perugia, Perugia (contact: Stefano Bistarelli)

KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano (contact: Enrico Franconi)

SAILAB – Siena Artificial Intelligence Lab, University of Siena, Siena (contact: Marco Gori)

Traffic Research Group, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, University of Naples Federico II, Naples (contact: Antonio Pescapè)

UNIOR Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics group, University of Naples L’Orientale, Naples (contact: Johanna Monti)

University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Caserta (contact: Beniamino Di Martino)

Φ-Lab, European Space Agency, Frascati, Rome (contact: Pierre Philippe Mathieu)



Robotics and machine perception laboratory, EDI- Elektronikas un datorzinatnu instituts, Riga (contact: Kaspars Ozols)



Faculty of Economics and Management, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (contact: Vytautas Zirgutis)

Institute of Computer Science, Vilnius University, Vilnius (contact: Linas Petkevicius)

Intelligent System Laboratory, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (contact: Darius Amilevičius)



Computer science and communications, University of Luxembourg, Esch sur Alzette (contact: Leon van der Torre)

IT for Innovative Services (ITIS), LIST – Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg (contact: Eric Dubois)



Advanced Concepts Team, European Space Agency, Noordwijk (contact: Dario Izzo)

Computational Intelligence Group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam (contact: Prof.Dr. A.E. Eiben)

Crime & Safety department, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, Den Bosch (contact: Peter de Kock)

CWI – Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, NWO-I, Amsterdam (contact: Han La Poutre)

DAIR – Delft Artificial Intelligence Research, Delft University of Technology, Delft (contact: Catholijn M. Jonker and Matthijs Spaan)

Data Mining Research Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (contact: Joaquin Vanschoren)

Department of Artificial Intelligence, Bernoulli Institute of Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen, Groningen (contact: Bart Verheij)

DKE – Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University, Maastricht (contact: Gerhard Weiss)

Department of Information and Computing Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht (contact: Mehdi Dastani)

Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden (contact: Mark A. van Buchem)

Eindhoven AI Systems Institute (EAISI), Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (contact: Paul Merkus)

Human-centered Artificial Intelligence focus area, Utrecht University, Utrecht (contact: Mehdi Dastani)

Information and Language Processing Systems, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (contact: Maarten de Rijke)

Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (contact: Maarten de Rijke)

Intelligent Sensory Information Systems Lab, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (contact: Cees Snoek)

KNAW Humanities Cluster, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam (contact: Antal van den Bosch)

Knowledge Representation & Reasoning Group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam (contact: Frank van Harmelen)

Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Leiden University, Leiden (contact: Aske Plaat)

Logic-based methods in AI / Theoretical Philosophy, Utrecht University, Utrecht (contact: Jan Broersen)

Radboud Artificial Intelligence, Radboud University, Nijmegen (contact: Tom Heskes)

The D-Lab, Maastricht University, Maastricht (contact: Henry Woodruff)

Social AI group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam (contact: Koen Hindriks)



NORA – Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium, Oslo (contact: Pinar Heggernes)

Norwegian Open AI Lab, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim (contact: Ole Jakob Mengshoel)



Artificial General Intelligence Sentinel Initiative (AGISI), Warsaw (contact: Colin Lewis and Dagmar Monett) (also in Berlin, Germany)

Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAMIL), Poznan University of Technology, Poznan (contact: Krzysztof Krawiec)

Center for Complex Systems and New Technologies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw (contact: Andrzej Nowak)

Decision Analysis and Support Unit, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw (contact: Bogumił Kamiński)

Department of Informatics/Neurocognitive Laboratory, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun (contact: Wlodzislaw Duch)

Department of Information Systems, Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia (contact: Piotr Jedrzejowicz)

GEIST research group, AGH University Krakow (contact: Grzegorz J. Nalepa)

Laboratory for Intelligent Systems, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa (contact: Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk)

Laboratory of Intelligent Decision Support Systems, Poznań University of Technology, Poznań (contact: Roman Słowiński)

Machine Learning Group, Department of Systems and Computer Networks, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw (contact: Michal Wozniak)



LIAAD – Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Lab, INESC TEC, Porto (contact: Alípio Jorge)

CISUC – Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (contact: Bernardete Ribeiro)

DTx: Digital Transformation CoLAB, DTx: Digital Transformation CoLAB, Guimarães (contact: Nuno Vasco Lopes

GECAD – Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development, Institute of Engineering – Polytechnic of Porto, Porto (contact: Goreti Marreiros)

INESC-ID – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa, Lisbon (contact: Ana Paiva)

NOVA LINCS, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Caparica (contact: José Júlio Alferes)



CAMPUS Center for Advanced Research on New Materials, Products and Innovative Processes, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Bucharest (contact: Bogdan Ionescu)

Department of Electronics and Computers, Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov (contact: Angel Cataron)

Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucharest (contact: Liviu Vladutu)



Mind Simulation Laboratory, Krasnodar, Russia (contact: Vasily Mazin)



GOOD OLD AI Research Network, University of Belgrade, Belgrade (contact: Vladan Devedzic)



STU FIIT – Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava (contact: Maria Bielikova)



Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Ljubljana (contact: Aleksander Sadikov)

Computer Vision Laboratory, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (contact: Peter Peer)

Computer Systems Department, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana (contact: Gregor Papa)

Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (contact: Pika Šarf)

Jozef Stefan Institute,  Ljubljana (contact: Matjaz Gams)



AIR Institute, Carbajosa de la Sagrada (contact: Juan Manuel Corchado)

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (contact: Hector Geffner)

IIIA – Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Bellaterra (Barcelona) (contact: Carles Sierra)

Autonomous Systems Laboratory, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid (contact: Ricardo Sanz)

BCAM Basque Center For Applied Mathematics, Bilbao (contact: Jose Antonio Lozano)

Decision Support and Recommender Systems Group, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

HiTZ – Basque Center for Language Technology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Donostia/San Sebastian (contact: German Rigau)

Centre for Intelligent IT (CETINIA), University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), Madrid (contact: Sascha Ossowski)

CiTIUS-Research Center in Intelligent Technologies, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (contact: Senén Barro)

Computational Intelligence Group, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid (contact: Concha Bielza)

Computer Vision Centre, Barcelona (contact: Dimosthenis Karatzas)

Data Science Research Group, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid (contact: Esteban García-Cuesta)

ISP – Image and Signal Processing Group, Universitat de València, València (contact: Gustau Camps-Valls)

Industrial Engineering and Logistics Research Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid (contact: Miguel Ortega-Mier)

Institut de Neurociències, INc Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona (contact: Martha Ivon Cardenas)

Intelligent Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Research Center, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / UPC BarcelonaTECH, Barcelona (contact: Cecilio Angulo)

Intelligent Systems and Data Mining Group, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete (contact: Jose A. Gamez)

Intelligent Systems Group, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (contact: Alberto Bugarín)

iScOp – Intelligent Scheduling and Optimisation Research Group, University of Oviedo, Gijón (contact: Camino R. Vela)

ITAKA – Intelligent Technologies for Advanced Knowledge Acquisition, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (contact: Antonio Moreno)

Knowledge Discovery and Intelligent Systems, University of Cordoba, Cordoba (contact: Sebastián Ventura)

KRAIL – Knowledge representation for AI based on logic, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (contact: Pilar Dellunde)

Language Evolution Laboratory, Institut de Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (contact: Luc Steels)

LIDIA – Laboratoy of R&D on Artificial Intelligence, CITIC-University of A Coruña (UDC), A Coruña (contact: Amparo Alonso-Betanzos)

Models of Decision and Optimisation (MODO) Research Group, Universidad de Granada, Granada (contact: Jose-Luis Verdegay)

Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval Group, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED), Madrid (contact: M. Felisa Verdejo)

Planning and Learning Group (PLG), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés (contact: Daniel Borrajo)

Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (CSIC-UPC), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona (contact: Carme Torras)

Joint Research Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence (JRL-AI), TECNALIA, Derio (contact: Javier Del Ser)

VISILAB, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real (contact: Oscar Deniz Suarez)

VRAIN: Valencia Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Universitat Politècnica de València, València (contact: Vicent Botti)



AASS: Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Orebro University, Orebro (contact: Alessandro Saffiotti)

Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Computer Systems Division, Dept. of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Linköping (contact: Patrick Doherty)

Computational Socio Cognitive Systems, Umeå University, Umeå (contact: Frank Dignum)

Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University Stockholm (contact: Harko Verhagen)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona (contact: Veselka Boeva)

EISLAB Machine Learning, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå (contact: Marcus Liwicki)

Interactive and Intelligent Systems, Umeå University, Umeå (contact: Helena Lindgren)

Jönköping Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Jönköping University, Jönköping (contact: Niklas Lavesson)

Natural Language Processing Laboratory, Linköping University, Linköping (contact: Marco Kuhlmann)

Optimisation Group, Uppsala University, Uppsala (contact: Pierre Flener)

Proof complexity and SAT solving group, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (contact: Jakob Nordstrom)

Responsible Artificial intelligence, Umeå University, Umeå (contact: Virginia Dignum)

RISE AI Initiative, RISE, Gothenburg (contact: Daniel Gillblad)

Robotic, Perception, Learning, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (contact: Danica Kragic)

Smart City Arena, Uppsala University, Uppsala (contact: Edith Ngai)



AI Transparency Institute, Lausanne (contact: Eva Thelisson)

Applied Complex Systems Science, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur (contact: Rudolf M. Füchslin)

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (contact: Boi Faltings)

Artificial Intelligence Research Group, University of Basel, Basel (contact: Malte Helmert)

Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group, University of Zurich, Zurich (contact: Abraham Bernstein)

FRME-IDP, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Winterthur (contact: Joerg Osterrieder)

Human-IST Institute, University of Fribourg, Fribourg (contact: Edy Portmann)

Idiap Research Institute, Martigny (contact: Daniel Gatica-Perez)

idsia – Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, SUPSI-USI, Manno-Lugano (contact: Andrea Emilio Rizzoli)

impactIA Foundation, Geneva (contact: Laura Tocmacov Venchiarutti)

InIT – Institute of Applied Information Technology, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Zurich (contact: Thilo Stadelmann)

Institute for Wealth and Asset Management (IWA), School of Management and Law, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Winterthur (contact: Peter Schwendner)

Institute of Business Information Technology (IWI), School of Management and Law, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Winterthur (contact: Elena Gavagnin)

Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, EPFL, Lausanne (contact: Dario Floreano)

SILab – Smart Infrastructure Lab, Institute of Information Systems, HES-SO Valais / Wallis, Sierre (contact: René Schumann)


United Kingdom:

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Theme, University of Oxford, Oxford (contact: Michael Wooldridge)

Artificial Intelligence Group, University of Bath, Bath (contact: Julian Padget)

Artificial Intelligence Theme, School of Computing, University of Leeds, Leeds (contact: Anthony G Cohn)

Brain & Behaviour Lab, Imperial College London, London (contact: Aldo Faisal)

PARK – Centre of Planning, Autonomy and Representation of Knowledge, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield (contact: Grigoris Antoniou)

Cognition and Affect/Meta-Morphogenesis, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (contact: Aaron Sloman)

Computational Logic and Argumentation (CLArg),  Imperial College London, Department of Computing, London (contact: Francesca Toni)

Data and Knowledge Engineering Research Group, Cardiff University, Cardiff (contact: Steven Schockaert)

Decision and Cognitive Sciences Research Centre, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester (contact: Julia Handl)

Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen (contact: Nir Oren)

DELab – Digital Ethics Lab, University of Oxford, Oxford (contact: Luciano Floridi)

Emotional AI, Bangor University, Bangor (contact: Vian Bakir)

Imperial College London’s Cross-faculty AI Network, Imperial College London, London (contact: Aldo Faisal)

Intelligent Computational Engineering Laboratory (ICE Lab), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (contact: Annalisa Riccardi)

Intelligent Robotics Lab, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (contact: Mohan Sridharan)

Intelligent Systems Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol (contact: Peter Flach)

LIRA – Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous systems Research Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster (contact: Plamen Angelov)

Mathematical Reasoning Group, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (contact: Alan Bundy)

School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (contact: Per Kristian Lehre)

The Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning, London (contact: Alejandro Saucedo)



Associated research groups and institutions (located outside of Europe):

AIM – Center for Artificially Intelligent Manufacturing, University of Wyoming, Laramie, United States (contact: Lars Kotthoff)

Algorithmic Decision Theory Group, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (contact: Toby Walsh)

AMAAI lab, Singapore University of Technology and design, Singapore (contact: Dorien Herremans)

Department of Computer Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, United States (contact: Lars Kotthoff)

Human-AI Interaction Group, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (contact: Cristina Conati)

LABORATORIO DE INTELIGENCIA ARTIFICIAL, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (contact: Juan Corvalan)

MALLET research group, University of Wyoming, Laramie, United States (contact: Lars Kotthoff)


Informal Advisory Groups – Extended

ML KRR SO Planning MAS NLP CV Robotics ELS


Informal Advisory Groups (IAGs) provide a conduit between CLAIRE and the communities within AI (in both directions), and their members should be motivated to participate, on behalf of their communities, in the further development of CLAIRE.

To fulfil their role, IAGs consist of excellent researchers who are well respected and connected within the respective communities (relative to their career stage) and who strongly support the vision of CLAIRE. IAGs are formed such that they capture geographic diversity within Europe and are thus constrained to contain no more than one member per country and to cover at least some of the major European regions (i.e., Northern Europe, Central Europe, Southern Europe, Eastern Europe).


Machine Learning (ML):


Kristian Kersting (also a supporter of ELLIS)

TU Darmstadt, Germany


Nuria Oliver (also a supporter of ELLIS)

EurAI, ACM and IEEE Fellow, Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering, Spokesperson and Member of the High Level Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence to the Spanish Government

Vodafone Research, UK and Data-Pop Alliance, USA


Massimiliano Pontil (also a supporter of ELLIS)

Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, and University College London, United Kingdom


Michèle Sebag (also a supporter of ELLIS)

EurAI Fellow, Member of the French Academy of Technologies, Former
President of AFIA

CNRS, LRI-Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, France


Josef Šivic (associated member, also a supporter of ELLIS)

INRIA, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France, and Intelligent Machine Perception, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic


Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR):


Thomas Eiter

EurAI Fellow, Member of Academia Europea

kM Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna University of Technology , Austria


Giuseppe de Giacomo

AAAI Fellow, ACM Fellow, EurAI Fellow

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Gerhard Lakemeyer

EurAI Fellow

Aachen University, Germany


Jérôme Lang

EurAI Fellow

Université Paris-Dauphine and CNRS, France


João Marques-Silva

University of Lisbon, Portugal


Luc De Raedt

EurAI Fellow

KU Leuven, Belgium


Search and Optimisation (SO):


Enrique Alba

CAEPIA Fellow, Coordinator of the Spanish Academic Network on Smart Cities

Universidad de Málaga, Spain


Krzysztof Krawiec

IEEE and AAAI Fellow

Poznan University of Technology, Poland


Kaisa Miettinen

Member of EUROPT and the INFORMS Section on MCDM

University of Jyväskylä, Finland


Michela Milano

Member of Board of EurAI, Executive Councillor of AAAI

University of Bologna, Italy


Marc Schoenauer (also a supporter of ELLIS)

Member of the Villani mission on French AI strategy, Chair of ACM-SIGEVO, Former President of AFIA

INRIA Saclay and LRI-Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, France




Ronen Brafman

Ben-Gurion University, Israel


Hector Geffner

AAAI and EurAI Fellow

ICREA and Universitat Pompeu, Spain


Malte Helmert

University of Basel, Switzerland


Jörg Hoffmann

Saarland University, Germany


Paolo Traverso

EurAI Fellow

Director of the Center for Information Technology – IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy


Multi-Agent Systems (MAS):


Catholijn Jonker

EurAI Fellow

Delft University of Technology and Leiden University, The Netherlands


Ana Paiva

INESC-ID and University of Lisbon, Portugal


Michal Pěchouček

Head of Agent Technology Center, Chair of the board of directors for EURAMAS and Member of the board of directors of IFAAMAS

Chair of Computer Science Department, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic


Michael Wooldridge

ACM Fellow, AAAI Fellow, EurAI Fellow

Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Franco Zambonelli

IEEE Fellow, Member of the Academia Europaea

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy


Natural Language Processing (NLP):


Jan Hajič

Charles University, Czech Republic


(further members to be announced shortly…)




Raja Chatila

IEEE Fellow, Former Director of LAAS-CNRS

Director of SMART and ISIR, Pierre and Marie Curie University, France


Wolfram Burgard

AAAI, EurAI and IEEE Fellow

Freiburg University, Germany


Danica Kragic (also a supporter of ELLIS)

Director of the Centre for Autonomous Systems, KTH, Sweden


Daniele Nardi

EurAI Fellow

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Computer Vision (CV):

(Members to be announced soon…)


Ethics, Legal, Social Issues (ELS):


Virginia Dignum

EurAI Fellow

Utrecht University, The Netherlands


Luciano Floridi

Turing Fellow

Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute, Chair of the Data Ethics Group, University of Oxford and The Alan Turing Institute, United Kingdom


Emiliano Lorini

IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse University, France


Pablo Noriega

Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), Spain


Francesca Rossi

AAAI and ECCAI Fellow, Former President of IJCAI and the ACP

IBM and University of Padova, Italy


Leon van de Torre

EurAI Fellow

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Peggy Valcke

Member of Digital Minds for Belgium

KU Leuven, Belgium


Bart Verheij

President of the International Association for AI & Law

Head of Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen, The Netherlands


Marija Slavkovik (associated member)

University of Bergen, Norway


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