Keynote Speaker

“Co-creative Companions for Cyber-Social Teaming”

By Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel,
Scientific Director at the
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI
GmbH), Kaiserslautern, and Professor, University of
Kaiserslautern, Germany


The momentum of the modern world increasingly requires more and more a rapid and situational learning of new skills. Due to the growing information intensity, the adoption of competences progressively replaces factual knowledge. In order to enhance performance and productivity, computers act as learning partners supporting our individual handling of diverse information sources and exploring synergies between large communities. In such a field of tension where cyber-social environments continuously gain diverse technological pushes, new potentials for co-creative systems are emerging, assisting users in understanding, learning, and memorizing. This talk discusses the various factors and presents examples of current research and development that will affect our way of learning in the near future. It is trying to give some answers to the following questions: What is competence and what is the prerequisite for it? What factors influence the creation of competence today? How can technology be used as associative memories for supporting knowledge work in cyber-social settings? How to support knowledge sharing? Can you measure and anticipate information needs? How to employ interactive learning aids for co-creation?


 Andreas Dengel is a Managing Scientific Director at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) in Kaiserslautern. In 1993, he became a Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Kaiserslautern where he holds the chair “Knowledge-Based Systems” and since 2009 he is appointed Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the Osaka Prefecture University. He received his Diploma in CS from the University of Kaiserslautern and his PhD from the University of Stuttgart. He also worked at IBM, Siemens, and Xerox Parc. Andreas is member of several international advisory boards, chaired major international conferences, and founded several successful start-up companies. Moreover, he is co-editor of international computer science journals and has written or edited 12 books. He is author of more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications and supervised more than 170 PhD and master theses. Andreas is a IAPR Fellow and received prominent international awards. His main scientific emphasis is in the areas of Pattern Recognition, Document Understanding, Information Retrieval, Multimedia Mining, Semantic Technologies, and Social Media.