Manuel G. Bedia (group leader) is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering (University of Zaragoza, Spain). He holds a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Technological Innovation management and a PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, all from the University of Salamanca (Spain). He has worked as a research fellow in the field of artificial cognitive systems in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Salamanca, the Planning and Learning Group at the University Carlos III of Madrid, and the Multidisciplinary Institute at the University Complutense of Madrid. He has also been a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Perception, Action and Behavior (Edinburgh, UK) and the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics at the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK). His areas of interest are mainly focused to the development of dynamical models of cognitive and embodied systems, the convergence between dynamical systems and information theory and the application of evolutionary and A-life techniques. He was co-founder of the “Spanish Network of Cognitive Sciences,” thematic network established to promote and coordinate research in Cognitive Systems with emphasis on the relationships between scientific and educational policies, and the Spanish university system.
Francisco Serón Arbeloa is Full Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Zaragoza. He has been leader of the Computer Graphics Group (GIGA) for two decades. His traditional research activities have focused on computer graphics, geometric modelling, rendering and animation, in particular: Lighting Simulation, Physics-based Simulation, Photorealistic Rendering, Global Illumination, Real-time Rendering, Perception in Rendering, Optical Laboratory, Sound Rendering, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Scientific Visualization, Archaeological Visualization, Biomedical Visualization, Pre and Post Processing for Numerical Simulation and Autonomous Characters. His research has been funded by regional, national and european agencies and private companies.
Juan Antonio Magallón holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Electronics, Computer Science and Control. He has been member for several years in the “Advanced Graphic Computing Group” (GIGA) and has worked in lighting and graphics Simulation. He currently works as lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering at the University of Zaragoza.
Alfonso Blesa Gascón holds a Bachelor Degree in Physics (specialising in optics) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Zaragoza. His research training was completed with several stays at the Department of Optics of the University of Salamanca and a postdoctoral stay at the Institute of Microtechnology of Neuchatel (Switzerland). He is currently interested in the development of new interfaces in the field of industry 4.0 and Cyberphysical systems, integrating computing and optical technologies. Since 1999 he is the leader of a research line in industrial computing focused on distributed control systems with the IEC 61499 standard. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering and Communications at the University of Zaragoza.
Carlos Catalán Cantero holds a PhD in Computer Science and Systems Engineering, a Master Degree in Systems and Computer Engineering and an Industrial Engineer Bachelor (specialising in Electronics) from the University of Zaragoza. During the first years of his professional life, he worked as a Project Engineer in several automation companies. He works as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Zaragoza. His research activity has been focused on the use of the IEC 61499 standard in the field of industrial computing. Currently, his main interests are focused on developing interactive technologies applied to Industry 4.0. He has participated in many projects financed by private companies and academic institutions.