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Recipients of the 'Outstanding Contribution to KES Award'

The following individuals have been recognised as having made an outstanding contribution to the KES International organisation and its activities by having been awarded an 'Outstanding Contribution to KES Award'.


Gordan Jezic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Citation: For continuous support of KES activities in the area of agents and multi-agent systems, as KES AMSTA conference organizer in 2012 and general chair / co-chair for five years.

Cecilia Zanni-Merk, INSA Rouen Normandie / LITIS Laboratory, France

Citation: For enthusiastic support of the activities of KES International for many years, as programme chair, invited sessions organizer, and KES 2017 conference organizer and general chair.


Ireneusz Czarnowski, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland

Citation: For making an outstanding contribution to KES conference activities serving as IDT 2016 general chair, KES 2014 programme chair and AMSTA 2010 organizing chair.

Gloria Phillips-Wren, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, USA

Citation: For dedicated service as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of "Intelligent Decision Technologies: an International Journal", IDT 2010 conference chair and member of the KES Advisory Board.


Rossi Setchi, Cardiff University, UK

Citation: For organising KES conferences, and leading activities in the area of sustainable design and manufacturing.

Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Gydnia Maritime University, Poland

Citation: For organising KES conferences and continuous support of KES activities.


Bogdan Gabrys, Bournemouth University, UK

Citation: For continuous fundamental influence on the strategy and direction of KES, dedicated service as Editor-in-Chief of the KES Journal, Academic Affairs chair and KES 2006 conference chair.

Junzo Watada, Waseda University, Japan

Citation: For active and enthusiastic support of numerous significant KES activities, including chairing conferences, organising invited sessions, and providing wise advice as a member of the Advisory Group.


Norio Baba, Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan

Citation: For being one of the founders of the KES International conference series in chairing KES 2001, and supporting KES for over a decade.

Ignac Lovrek, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Citation: For sustained strategic support for KES at the highest level and wide counsel since its earliest days.


Bruno Apolloni, University of Milan, Italy

Citation: For organising KES conference and general sessions, and developing relations between KES and national activities in the area of neural networks

Anne Hĺkansson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Citation: For organising two conferences and general sessions in the area of knowledge based and expert systems, and enthusiastic support of new KES activities


Toyohide Watanabe, Nagoya University, Japan

Citation: For excellent and sustained contributions to activities and events and an indomitable spirit to the benefit of the KES mission


Lakhmi C. Jain, University of South Australia, Adelaide

Citation: For exceptional vision, commitment to excellence and dedication to KES conference series

Robert J. Howlett, University of Brighton, UK

Citation: For visionary and continuing leadership and fundamental contribution to KES strategy and direction

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