Assoc. Prof. Valery B. Tarassov, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia

Topic: Enterprise Total Agentification as a Way to Industry 4.0: Forming Artificial Societies via Goal-Resource Networks

Valery B. Tarassov was born in Moscow on February 16, 1955. Graduated from Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School (actually Bauman Moscow State Technical University, BMSTU) in 1978. He received his PhD in 1982. The title of his dissertation is «Development of Fuzzy Mathematics Models to Enable Design and Engineering». In 1978-1992 he has been working with various departments of Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School. Since 1992 he is the associate professor at CIM department of BMSTU. Actually he is the deputy director of CIM department responsible for research work. Dr Valery B. Tarassov was also professor at the Department of Information Technologies of MATI-Tsiolkowsky Russian State Technological University. Besides, he delivers lectures at Applied Mathematics Department of Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University) and IBS Master Courses. He was the supervisor of 9 PhD theses. From 1995 to 1997 he was a visiting professor of the University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis (France). Dr Valery B. Tarassov is the member of the editorial board of central scientific journals – Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making, Software and Systems, the founder of book series «Sciences of Artificial» in Editorial URSS. His scientific interests include Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Agent Systems, Сognitive Robotics, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Soft Computing, Granular Computing, Multi-Valued Logics, Networked Organizations, Cognitive Measurement. Не has authored or co-authored 6 books (in Russian): «Approaches to the Modeling of Thinking» (2014); «Mathematical Psychology» (2010); «Fuzzy Hybrid Systems»(2007); «From Multi-Agent Systems to Intelligent Organizations» (2002); «Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Virtual Educational Institutions» (2001); «Fuzzy Sets in Control and Artificial Intelligence Models» (1986). The monograph «From Multi-Agent Systems to Intelligent Organizations» has been awarded in 2004 by Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence as the best book in AI and its applications. Dr Valery B.Tarassov is the member of program committees of numerous international conferences, such as International Conferences of Applications of Fuzzy Systems (ICAFS), International Conferences on Soft Computing, Computing with Words and Perceptions in System, Decision and Control (ICSCCW), World Conferences on Intelligent Systems for Industrial Automation (WCIS), International Conferences on Open Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Systems (OSTIS), International Conferences «Knowledge-Dialogue-Solution» (KDS), International Conferences on Soft Computing and Measurement (SCM),  International Congress on Intelligent Systems and Information Technologies (ISIT), Russian National Conferences in AI (CAI), Russian Conferences on Enterprise Engineering and Knowledge Management (EE&KM), etc. Prof. V.B.Tarassov has co-edited the Proceedings of the First and Second International Conference «Intelligent Information Technologies for Industry» (IITI’16 and IITI'17), Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, Proceedings of International Workshop on Soft Computing Applications and Knowledge Discovery (SCAKD’11, Moscow, Higher School of Economics, 25 June 2011),
participated at 5 volumes «Intelligent Systems» printed by leading Russian mathematical publishers PhysMathLit (2007-2013).
Dr Valery B.Tarassov is the author of more than 250 papers, including about 50 papers in English.


Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Global Data, Insight and Analytics (GDI&A) Organization, USA.

Topic: Connected Vehicle Analytics and Smart Mobility

Oleg Gusikhin is a Technical Leader in the Analytics Innovations at Ford Global Data, Insight and Analytics (GDI&A) Organization. Before joining GDI&A, he was the Manager and Technical Leader of the Advanced Connected Services and Mobility Applications Department at Ford Research & Advanced Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the St. Petersburg Institute of Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MS in Electrical Engineering from St. Petersburg State Technical University, and an MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. For over 20 years, he has been working at Ford Motor Company in different functional areas. During his tenure at Ford, Dr. Gusikhin has been involved in the design and implementation of advanced information technology and intelligent control for manufacturing and vehicle systems. Dr. Gusikhin is a recipient of two Henry Ford Technology Awards, 2009 Institute of Industrial Engineers Transactions Best Application Paper Prize in Scheduling and Logistics, and 2014 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize. Dr. Gusikhin is a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management by American Production and Inventory Control Society, senior member of IEEE and a member of INFORMS. He is an Industry Vice-Chair of IFAC Technical Committee "Manufacturing Modeling for Management and Control,” and a Lecturer in the Industrial and Operations Engineering department at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gusikhin has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, edited 8 books and holds over 40 patents addressing vehicle technologies and intelligent transportation systems.


Prof. Vadim L. Stefanuk, Institute for Information Transmission Problems and Peoples’ Friendship Russian University, Russia.

Topic: Use Emotional Information to Control  Performance of Wideband Mobile Communication (with L.V.Savinitch)

Leading Researcher in the Institute for Information Transmission Problems of Russian Academy of Science. Professor in Russian University for People’s Friendship. Academician of Russian Academy for Natural Sciences. and International Academy of Informatics. Member of Directorship of WOSC. Fellow of European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (EurAi). Vice-President of Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence (RAAI). Author of over 250 papers published in Russian and in English by international journals and conference proceedings. Four books have been published. Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Systems, Learning and Tutoring, Mobile Communcation. Areas of interest: Collective Behavior, Collectives of Radio Stations, Power Control, Learning and Tutoring, Artificial Intelligence: Fuzzy Systems, Axiomatic Approaches, Dynamic Intelligence, Creative Problem Solving, Applied Semiotics, Algebraic approach to AI, Information Safety, and etc.


Prof. Oleg P. Kuznetsov, Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of RAS, Russia

Topic: New Approaches to Discrete Modeling of Natural Neural Networks

Prof. Oleg P. Kuznetsov is a Head of Laboratory “Methods of intellectualization of discrete processes and control systems” at Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of RAS. He was born in Moscow on March 28, 1936. Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University: Faculty of Philosophy (1958) and Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics (1966). He received his Dr. Sci. in 1983. Council Chairman of Russian Association of Artificial Intelligence,  member of editorial boards of scientific journals “Automation and Remote Control”, “Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making” and “Control Sciences”, member of program committees of numerous international conferences. Author of over 150 papers published in Russian and in English and 4 books. His book “Discrete mathematics for engineers” has 6 editions in Russian and 1 edition in Engish.