Ludovik Coba is a post-doctoral researcher at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. He currently performs research in explainability and innovative algorithms for recommender systems. He publishes his results in venues like RecSys or IUI and journals like IT and Tourism, UMUAI or DKE.
Roberto Confalonieri is an Assistant Professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Previously he was Senior Research Scientist in AI and XAI team lead at Alpha, the first European Moonshot projects company funded by Telefonica Research, working on explainable models of Artificial Intelligence in the health domain. A major focus in his current research is on Explainable AI, in particular, on how the integration of symbolic and non-symbolic reasoning approaches can convey human-understandable explanations of black-box models. He is an associate editor of Cognitive System Research published by Elsevier. He co-edited the book 'Concept Invention: Foundations, Implementation, Social Aspects and Applications' published by Springer in 2018. He organised scientifi events: he was the chair of an invited symposium at CogSci 2019, and co-chair of the series of International workshops of Methods for Interpretation of Industrial Event Logs (MIEL @IDEAL 2018, MIEL @BPM 2019), and Data meets Applied Ontologies (DAO @JOWO 2017, DAO-SI @JOWO 2019), and of C3GI 2018. He regularly serves in a number of programme committees as Senior PC and PC Member (IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI).
Markus Zanker is a professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, where he also served as vice dean for studies and director for study programmes. Before moving to Bolzano he was an associate professor at the Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria. His research focuses on knowledge-based information systems supporting decision making processes such as personalized information filtering and retrieval and product recommendation. Until 2013 Markus Zanker was also a co-founder and director of a recommendation service company for more than 10 years. He is an associate editor of Information Technology & Tourism (Springer). Besides organizing numerous workshops in the field, he was a program chair of the 4th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems in 2010 and he co-chaired the 9th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems in 2015.