An entrepreneur, scientist and enthusiastic pioneer Patrick Albert has been a key player at the French and International level in the fields of Object Oriented technologies and Artificial Intelligence.
As a founder in 1985 at Bull of the first French industrial Artificial Intelligence Center, then a founder of ILOG, in 1987, his career shows a continuous track of innovation, leadership and industrial success.
As an ILOG founder in charge of Business Rules, Patrick has been leading the scientific and product vision whilst growing the R&D organization to a global team of one hundred and sixty persons spread over Europe, Americas and Asia.
Under his leadership, ILOG has developed or acquired a number of innovative products enabling it to become the undisputed worldwide leader in the Business Rules, Optimization and Visualization markets.
Passionate about innovation and technology, Patrick is a member of the program committee of a number of scientific conferences. Working tightly with the Venture Capital community, he has served as a director or advisor of software companies including ILOG. He is currently an advisor of the French National Research Agency for Emergent Technologies.
Used to working in an international context at the edge of software technologies, Patrick sees the numerous perspectives and opportunities offered by the raise of Business Logic Automation, at the crossing of Model driven Engineering, Business Processes, Artificial intelligence and Optimization.
Denis Caromel is full professor at University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and affiliated with INRIA-CNRS. He is also member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), a multi-disciplinary national academia
that select a few professors based on the excellence of their research records. His research interests include parallel, concurrent, and distributed object-oriented programming. Together with PhD. students and
fellow researchers he initiated the design and development of ProActive Parallel Suite (http://proactive.inria.fr), an OW2-consortium Open Source library dedicated to unifying multi-core and distributed computing.
Denis has published more than 100 scientific papers in referred international journals and conferences, edited 5 volumes of Lecture Notes, and holds 2 patents. In 2005 he published a monograph, A Theory
of Distributed Objects, together with Ludovic Henrio. He is currently head of the OASIS (http://www-sop.inria.fr/oasis/index.php?&language=2) INRIA-Univ. of Nice-CNRS joint team.
Denis serve(s/d) many academic venues at various positions (Conference Chair, Program Committee Chair, Organizer Chair, Tutorials Chair), and gave many invited talks on Object, Parallel and Distributed Computing
around the world (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Berkeley, Stanford, ISI, USC, Electrotechnical Laboratory Tsukuba, Sydney, Oracle-BEA EMEA, Digital System Research Center in Palo Alto, NASA Langley, IBM Tom
Watson and Zurich, Harvard Medical School and MIT). He acted as keynote speaker at several major conferences (MDM, DAPSYS, CGW'08, Devoxx'08).
Denis Caromel is also the founder and scientific adviser of ActiveEon, a Professional Open Source startup company dedicated to parallel and distributed computing (http://www.ActiveEon.com).
Btw, Denis got his PhD. in 1991 from Nancy-Université.
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