Special Sessions

S1: Computational Intelligence for Personalization in Web Content and Service Delivery

    Giovanna Castellano (University of Bari, Italy)
    Maria Alessandra Torsello (University of Bari, Italy)
    Mario Giovanni C.A Cimino (University of Pisa, Italy)

S2: Computational Intelligence for Risk Analysis 
    Beatrice Lazzerini (University of Pisa, Italy)
    Mario Giovanni C.A Cimino (University of Pisa, Italy) 

S3: Computational Intelligence in Business Management
    Valeria Mininno (University of Pisa, Italy)
    Riccardo Dulmin (University of Pisa, Italy)
    Davide Aloini (University of Pisa, Italy)

S4: Data mining and ontologies models, Applications and solutions
    Silvio Bortoleto (University Positivo, Brazil)
    Nelson Ebecken (University Federal of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
    Michał Woźniak (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)

S5: Designing comprehensible intelligent systems
    Ciro Castiello (University of Bari, Italy)
    Francesco Marcelloni (University of Pisa, Italy)
    Corrado Mencar (University of Bari, Italy)

S6: Education and learning models, Applications and solutions
    Silvio Bortoleto (University Positivo, Brazil)
    Katia Bortoleto (University Positivo, Brazil)

S7: From Business Intelligence to Business Artificial Intelligence: new challenges for Intelligent Systems
    Alberto Bugarín (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
    Manuel Lama (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)   

S8: Human Monitoring and Machine Learning Strategies
    Alberto Landi (University of Pisa, Italy)
    Giovanni Pioggia (Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Italy)

S9: Intelligent E-Learning Systems
    Norazah Yusof (Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia)
    Nor Bahiah Hj. Ahmad (Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia) 
    Ajith Abraham (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

S10: Intelligent signal and image analysis in Remote Sensing
    Giovanni Corsini (University of Pisa, Italy)
    Marco Diani (University of Pisa, Italy)

S11: Intelligent Systems Design and Applications in the Health Domain
    Ovidio Salvetti (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
    Ioannis Tollis (Institute of Computer Science Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece)
    Franco Chiarugi (Institute of Computer Science Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece)

S12: Intelligent Systems for Industrial Processes 
   Leonardo Reyneri (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
   Valentina Colla (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)   

S13: Provisioning of smart services in ontology-based systems  
    Matteo Gaeta (University of Salerno, Italy)
    Alessandro Micarelli (University of Rome, Italy)

S14: Representation and Approximation of Fuzzy Numbers and Applications
    Luciano Stefanini (University of Urbino, Italy)
    Przemysław Grzegorzewski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

S15: Tags and Recommendations in Web 2.0
    Antonina Dattolo (University of Udine, Italy)
    Carlo Tasso (University of Udine, Italy)

Call for Special Session

The ISDA'09 invites proposals for special sessions to be held in conjunction with the Conference.
Special sessions provide organizers and participants with an opportunity to concentrate on focussed topics related to the conference. A minimum of 4 papers is required for each special session. All accepted papers will be included in the ISDA'09 conference proceedings.
It is expected that organizers will be chairing their special sessions in ISDA'09.

Proposal Details:
Special session proposals should contain the necessary information to judge the importance, quality and community interest in the proposed topic. Each special session should have one or more designated organizers.
Special session proposals should address the following issues:

  • Topic of interest: Provide a full description of the proposed special session. What will the special session be about? Why should we believe this is an interesting and significant topic?
  • Organizers’ biography: Please indicate the background of the organizer(s).

Once a special session proposal is approved it will be immediately announced on the website. Organizers are also expected to help promoting the special sessions by their own means.

Please submit your proposals to the special session chair Dr. Sabrina Senatore at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Important Dates
Special session proposals: April 15, 2009
Acceptance of special sessions: April 30, 2009