Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Politics (in Greek: ‘Πολιτική’, ‘city-state affairs’) refers to activities associated with decision-making in social groups (including states), or other forms of power relations among individuals and/or social strata (Wikipedia). It is essentially the art or science of government (Merriam -Webster). Therefore, politics require both the analysis of political, social and financial data, decision making and decision execution/monitoring. As all these political activities concern both information analysis and control of societal processes, they can be greatly assisted by Information Technologies (IT), notably Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Systems Theory (Cybernetics). Computational Politics refers exactly to the use of AI and IT in politics and Political Science.
Chair: Prof. Ioannis Pitas (AUTH)
Prof. Ioannis Pitas (IEEE fellow, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, EURASIP fellow) is Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Information Analysis (AIIA) lab at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. He is chair of the International AI Doctoral Academy (AIDA). He was chair and initiator of the IEEE Autonomous Systems Initiative (ASI). He has been principal investigator of 75+ R&D projects on Machine Learning and Digital Media. He has (co-)authored 15 books, 45 book chapters and over 950 papers in the above topics. He has 34500+ citations to his work and h-index 87+. He is ranked 319 worldwide and first in Greece in the field of Computer ogram chair of ECCV 2024. He is a fellow of ELLIS, IAPR and a Senior member of ACM and IEEE.
Dr. Symeon Papadopoulos (CERTH)
Dr. Ioannis Mademlis (Harokopio University of Athens)
Participation will be done by zoom (passcode: 867064).