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Fei-Yue Wang received the PhD degree in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, in 1990. Currently, he is a professor and the director of the State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems from 1995 to 2000, the Series on Intelligent Control and Intelligent Automation from 1996 to 2004, and IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems, and the editor-in-chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems from 2009 to 2012, and Acta Automatica Sinica. He was the president of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society from 2005 to 2007, the Chinese Association for Science and Technology in 2005, and the American Zhu Kezhen Education Foundation from 2007-2008. Currently, he is the vice-president and secretary general of the Chinese Association of Automation. He is a member of Sigma Xi and an elected fellow of the IEEE, INCOSE, IFAC, ASME, and AAAS.
Dongsong Zhang received the PhD degree in management information systems from the University of Arizona. He is an associate professor in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His current research interests include context-aware mobile computing, computer-mediated collaboration and communication, knowledge management, and e-business. He has published more than 100 research articles in journals and conference proceedings, including premier journals such as MIS Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. He has received research grants and awards from the US National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Google, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society of British.
Katia Sycara received the PhD degree in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a doctorate honoris causa from the University of the Aegean. She is a professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and the director of the Laboratory for Agents and Semantic Technologies. She holds the Sixth Century Chair at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. She has authored more than 400 technical papers dealing with multi-agent and multirobot systems, human-robot interaction, web services, Semantic Web technologies, negotiation, game theory, multi-agent learning, large networked systems, and social networks. She contributed to the development of OWL-S, a language for Semantic Web services. She has served as an expert on various standards organizations, such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and OASIS on the subject of web services and Semantic Web technologies. She has served as a member of the scientific advisory board of various industries and on evaluation panels for industrial and government research programs. She cofounded the journal Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems and served as its editor-in-chief. She is on the editorial board of seven additional journals. She is a founding member of the International Foundation of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (IFAAMAS) and of the US-EU Web Science Association. She received the 2002 ACM/SIGART Agents Research Award. She is a fellow of the IEEE and the AAAI.