is a chaired professor at Klagenfurt University, Austria. Since 2013, he is the dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, where he directs the Intelligent Systems and Business Informatics research group. He received his PhD in computer science from Vienna University of Technology. Previously, he managed the R&D Department for Configuration and Diagnosis Systems at Siemens Austria, implementing numerous knowledge-based systems. Gerhard Friedrich led many research projects and was a research fellow at Siemens Corporate Research and at the Stanford Research Institute. His research interests include recommender systems, knowledge-based systems, knowledge acquisition and maintenance, configuring products and services, scheduling, diagnosis and repair of processes as well as self-healing Web services. He has published many papers in highly-renowned journals in these areas, such as Artificial Intelligence, AI Magazine, Web Semantics, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the International Journal of Electronic Commerce as well as a book on recommender systems at Cambridge University Press (translated into Japanese and Chinese). Prof. Friedrich served as program committee member for numerous distinguished conferences such as the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence or the WWW. He was an area chair at the 13th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning and a senior PC member at the ACM Recommender Systems Conferences 2010–2012. In 2012, he became a fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence, and in 2014 he was the chair of the conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems, a subconference of the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI‘14). Gerhard Friedrich was invited as a keynote speaker at several conferences and workshops. In 2015, he was the joint invited speaker at the 31st International Conference on Logic Programming and the 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming.
is a professor at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and research associate at the Centre of Excellence in High-field MR at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, where he received his habilitation (venia docendi) in 2018. Prof. Grabner holds a degree in Medical Information Technology from the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and a PhD from the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Before, he absolved research fellowships at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, as well as at the Biomedical Engineering Institute of the Karl Zeiss University of Applied Sciences in Jena, Germany. Günther Grabner has published several articles in in highly-renowned journals like Neuroimage, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, European Radiology, and Frontiers of Neuroscience
Klaus A. Hausegger
is a professor of Radiology and the head of the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the General Hospital of Klagenfurt, Austria. Currently, he is the president of the Austrian Society of Radiology (ÖRG) and Editor-in-Chief of CVIR, the official journal of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE). Prof. Hausegger is a former head ad interim of the Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and substitute of the head of Radiology at University Hospital Graz, Austria. He is a renowned specialist in the field of interventional radiology with a special focus in vascular interventions including stentgrafts and stroke therapy. He is a constant reviewer of prestigious journals and has been executive committee member of several CIRSE meetings. He is the founding president of a biannual conference on complications in interventional radiology, now part of the European School of Interventional Radiology. Klaus Hausegger has authored or co-authored more than 110 scientific papers including a recent Multisociety Consensus Quality Improvement Revised Consensus Statement for Endovascular Therapy of Acute Ischemic Stroke.
is the head of the Institute of Radiology at the General Hospital of Villach, Austria, and initiator of the AICI Forum Villach. He is a board certified radiologist and holds the European Diploma in Neuroradiology. After receiving his MD at Karl-Franzens-University Graz in 2003, he was a resident at the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Klinikum Klagenfurt, Austria. In 2010, he absolved a fellowship in pediatric neuroimaging including fetal MRI at the University Children’s Hospital and the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. His research activity mainly focuses on vascular and neuroradiology with publications in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, European Radiology, and others. Dr. Kau is a reviewer for journals like European Radiology and Neuroradiology. He was recently appointed as a guest professor of the Medical University of Vienna and established a multidisciplinary study module for the Medical University of Graz, Austria.