WSEAS Personalities Who Passed Away

We are deeply saddened to share the sad news that Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh (Keynote Speaker in many WSEAS Conferences) passed away on Sept. 6, 2017 at the age of 97.
Prof. Zadeh has been our Honorary Chair in all the WSEAS Conferences related to artificial intelligence and soft computing, as well as Keynote Speaker four times in our WSEAS conferences in Athens (1999), Miami (2003), Lisbon (2005), Cambridge, UK (2008).

Plenary lecture "From Search Engines to Question Answering Systems - The Problems of World Knowledge, Relevance and Deduction" of Professor Zadeh in our conference in Lisbon 2005 can be downloaded here:

His vision has guided us to build the Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing Community and related research in the last 16 years.
Prof. Zadeh was a giant scientist of the world.
His seminal work in logic, fuzzy mathematics, and soft computing, etc., have and will influence many generations of researchers and students.
We will remember his pioneer contributions to knowledge forever.
He was best known for proposing the fuzzy mathematics consisting of those fuzzy-related concepts:
fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, fuzzy algorithms, fuzzy semantics, fuzzy languages, fuzzy control, fuzzy systems, fuzzy probabilities, fuzzy events, and fuzzy information.
Rest in peace, dear Professor Zadeh (see more...)


Prof. Anastassios (Tas) Venetsanopoulos, WSEAS member, and one of the major professors that supported the WSEAS during its first steps, by giving Plenary Speeches (WSEAS Conferences 1999, 2000, 2003, 2008), reviewing papers, approving special sessions and special issues. reviewing papers, approving special sessions and special issues. A prominent personality in the area of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, Prof. Anastasios (Tas) Venetsanopoulos passed away on November 17, 2014.
Anastassios Venetsanopoulos' Biography in Wikipedia:
Last Plenary Speech of Prof. in WSEAS:
Papers and other activities of Prof. Venetsanopoulos in WSEAS:


Prof. Caro Lucas, WSEAS member, WSEAS Special Session Organizer with more than 10 papers in WSEAS ( passed away on July 8, 2010.
Caros Lucas Biography in Wikipedia:
Caros Lucas feedback for WSEAS:
and Caro Lucas Photos in a WSEAS Conference of 2003:


Prof. Ladislav Kohout, WSEAS Member, Professor in the Department of Computer Science Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. He used to spend his summers in Malta, homeland of his wife. Prof. Ladislav Kohout had published a great number of papers in WSEAS, with many interesting results. See what BISC and NAFIPS say for him:
He passed away on November 20, 2009.
Ladislav Kohout Photos from a WSEAS Conference in Malta in 2005:
Ladislav Kohout Publications in WSEAS:,5


Prof. Constantine Manikopoulos, WSEAS Member, Plenary Speaker on several occasions and a frequent WSEAS Author passed away in 2007. Constantine Manikopoulos was Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. Manikopoulos also supported the WSEAS during its first steps, by giving Plenary Speeches (WSEAS Conferences 2002, 2003, 2004), reviewing papers, approving special sessions and special issues:

Prof. Paul Dan Cristea, a frequent WSEAS Author and Professor at the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania passed away on April of 2013. A pioneer in DNA Analysis and Genomics, and twice a WSEAS Plenary Speaker (the latter in 2008 in Bucharest:

Bulletin Board

CSCC 2019 footage

WSEAS Conferences, February 2018, Cambridge, UK

WSEAS Conferences, December 2017, Rome, Italy

WSEAS Conferences, July 2017, Crete, Greece

WSEAS Conferences in Mallorca, Spain, August 2016

Photos from the Sessions

First excursion

Second excursion

CSCC 2016 footage

Interviews from Corfu, Greece, July 2016

WSEAS Conferences in Corfu, Greece, July 2016

Photos from the Sessions

Celebration of the 20 Years of the Society

Plenary Speech of Prof. Tarek Saadawi, City University of New York

Plenary Speech of A.Yahalom, Ariel University, Israel (Part I)

Plenary Speech of A.Yahalom, Ariel University, Israel (Part II)

June 28th, 2016:

Photos from the WSEAS Conferences and excursion in Ischia, Italy


November 16th, 2015:

Photos from the WSEAS Conferences in Rome, Italy

Seoul, Korea: Interviews

August 18th, 2015:

Photos from the WSEAS Conferences in Salerno, Italy

New Interviews

Professor M. Katehakis:

"WSEAS is an international well-respected Society"

January 13th, 2015:

WSEAS Transactions Acceptance Rates for 2013-2014

Geneva, Switzerland: Interviews

Istanbul, Turkey: Interviews

December 8th, 2014:

Photos from the WSEAS Conferences in Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy: Events and Interviews

Lisbon, Portugal: Events and Interviews

Awards and Distinctions

Prof. Eleonora Catsigeras winner of the "For Women on Science" L'Oreal-UNESCO 2014 of Uruguay Award.

October 1st, 2014:

"Image Analysis Inspired by Physical Electro-Magnetic Fields" by Dr. Xiaodong Zhuang and Prof. Nikos Mastorakis now available

September 22nd, 2014:

Photos from the WSEAS Conferences in Salerno, Italy
and from the Conference Excursion in Pompei

July 29th, 2014: New Interviews - Plenary Lectures

Prof. Paul G. Mezey, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Prof. Paul D. Sclavounos, MIT
Prof. George Vachtsevanos, GIT, USA

Awards and Distinctions

Prof. Nikos Mastorakis honoured at the University of Salerno.

Prof. Francesco Mainardi honoured with the prestigious Mittag-Leffler Award.

New Interviews

More Videos

June 18th, 2014:

Impressions from Recent WSEAS Conferences

Distinction for WSEAS Research Projects