About Atlantis Press

Atlantis Press consists of a small group of experienced publishers working in the fields of computer science, mathematics, physics and engineering. Our 'advisory board' guaranteed the scientific quality of our publications and advises us on strategic issues.

Publishing group

Zeger Karssen

Atlantis Press was founded in 2006 by Zeger Karssen. Zeger graduated in both philosophy and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam. Since then he has gained extended experience in scientific research, publishing and internet-technology. Earlier occupations include work as senior researcher in Artificial Intelligence for the University of Amsterdam and for a private lab in Paris. Since 2000, he has worked as scientific publisher for a major publishing house (Elsevier) where he created 4 new scientific journals and 2 major book series, and managed a portfolio of 15 internationally renowned journals in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Zeger also regularly works as advisor to the European Commission regarding scientific publishing and the creation of electronic content in general. Zeger manages Atlantis Press from its offices in Paris, France and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Zeger also operates as publisher in the field of artificial intelligence.

Arjen Sevenster

Arjen Sevenster studied mathematics at Leiden University, the Netherlands. After a five-year stay in Japan, Arjen joined Elsevier, where for some two decades he has been responsible for the mathematics and computer science programme, including Elsevier's world-class book series in mathematics. Arjen retired as a publisher at Elsevier in 2006 and is now working as a freelance publisher for Atlantis Press where he is in charge of the mathematics and theoretical computer science book programmes.

Diane Wang

Diane Wang has many years of experience in STM publishing, especially in the open access area in China. As the first employee in Asia of BioMed Central (BMC), the leading Open Access Publisher, she built BMC’s China operation from scratch and facilitated successful business developments for BMC in China. She managed BMC’s commercial team which broadly covered marketing, public relations, institutional sales and author services. Her role with BMC expanded to include SpringerOpen, and later to Springer Nature’s entire Open Access portfolio with over 500 OA journals. Diane is now managing the China operations of Atlantis Press.

Christian Ngô

Christian Ngô studied at the “Ecole normale supérieure de Saint Cloud”. He obtained the “aggregation in chemistry” in 1971 and received a doctorate in nuclear physics in 1975. After nearly 20 years in fundamental research at the Orsay University and at the CEA in the field of heavy ion nuclear physics, and approximately 200 publications, he moved to applied physics in 1991. Over the next five years he was appointed as the manager of a laboratory at the CEA/ LETI and took 3 patents before becoming deputy director of strategy and evaluation of the CEA in charge of scientific evaluation. Since 2000, he became successively advisor of the CEO of the CEA, scientific director of the direction of technological research and the CEA delegate director. Between 2003 and 2007 he served as executive general manager of ECRIN and, until 2008, as scientific director of the high commissioner of atomic energy. Christian Ngô is also the author or co-author of a dozen books in different fields of physics. In the last decade he gave about two hundred conferences on energy to a wide audience, and participated from time to time on radio and television programs on energy and environment. He has also been involved as an expert in several works of the OPECST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Options). Christian's editorial responsibilities include the fields of nanotechnology, energy and material sciences.

Laura Malone

Laura Malone holds degrees in English Language, Literature and Music from the University of New York, and in Computer Languages & Programming, from the Chubb Insititue. She has worked as a Scientific Editor, Copy Writer, English Language Teacher and Tutor, and operated a successful travel company in Europe. She now lives in Paris, France, and is part of the production team at Atlantis Press.

Debora Woinke

After a degree in Art History, Debora graduated in Sciences and Technologies of Information and Communication at the Free University of Brussels. Since then she has been working as a freelance translator, copy editor and IT advisor. In 2017, she has founded a small publishing company specialized in artist books. Since 2016, she has been working for Atlantis Press where she manages the production of proceedings and books. She also takes care of indexation and archiving and sets up communication strategies for new projects. Recently, she has begun to operate as a journal publisher.

Scientific advisory board

Prof. Charles Chui

Charles K. Chui, Ph.D. Wisconsin-Madison, is Research Professor of Mathematics of Hong Kong Baptist University and Consulting Professor of Statistics of Stanford University. He is also Curators' Professor Emeritus of the University of Missouri and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Texas A&M University, where he had joint appointments in 4 departments and two colleges, namely: Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics (of the College of Science) and Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Computer Science (of College of Engineering). Charles' current research interest is in the discipline of Computational and Applied Mathematics, with focus on real-world data processing, visualization, and understanding, for such big data areas as: blind source decomposition and feature extractions of time series, medical images, surveillance videos, and highdimensional complex data on certain unknown manifolds of much lower (manifold) dimensions. After spending over two decades of dedicated research in Function Theory, Approximation Theory, Harmonic Analysis, and Computational Mathematics, Charles turned his attention to the applications of mathematics, particularly in solving real-world problems, first by working on medical imaging in collaboration with a team of radiologists and Physicists in MD Anderson Cancer Center (in Houston, Texas), followed by founding his first company in the Silicon Valley in California, based on his expertise in image compression and manipulation.

Prof. Frank van Harmelen

Frank van Harmelen (1960) is a professor in Knowledge Representation & Reasoning in the AI department (Faculty of Science) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. After studying mathematics and computer science in Amsterdam, he moved to the Department of AI in Edinburgh, where he was awarded a PhD in 1989 for his research on meta-level reasoning. While in Edinburgh, he worked with Dr. Peter Jackson on Socrates, a logic-based toolkit for expert systems, and with Prof. Alan Bundy on proof planning for inductive theorem proving. After his PhD research, he moved back to Amsterdam where he worked from 1990 to 1995 in the SWI Department under Prof. Wielinga. He was involved in the REFLECT project on the use of reflection in expert systems, and in the KADS project, where he contributed to the development of the (ML)² language for formally specifying Knowledge-Based Systems. In 1995 he joined the AI research group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he was appointed professor in 2002, and is currently leading the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group.

Prof. Chongfu Huang

Prof. Chongfu Huang, President of Society for Risk Analysis - China, is a full professor at Beijing Normal University. He received his B.A.Sc. in Mathematics from Yunnan University, Kunming, China; M.A.Sc. in Earthquake Engineering from the Institute of Engineering Mechanics, Harbin, China; Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Beijing Normal University. He worked at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a research associate, and at Tokyo University of Science as an associate professor in 1996. As a visiting professor, he worked at the University of Ghent, Belgium, in 1997, and at the University Nebraska in Omaha, USA, in 2000. From 2000 to 2001, he was a Mercator professor and worked at the University of Dortmund, Germany. As a visiting professor, he worked again at Tokyo University of Science and at the University of Ghent in 2004 and 2006, respectively.

Peter Hendriks

Peter Hendriks is a senior publishing professional with a broad experience in professional as well as scientific publishing companies. After joining Wolters Kluwer in 1988, Peter worked for over 10 years for financial professionals. In 2000 he joined Kluwer Academic Publishers were he was appointed CEO & President in 2001. KAP was bought by private equity investors and merged with Springer in 2003. Peter was a member of the Springer executive board for more than 10 years. He left Springer Nature in 2016 and is now active as a independent advisor and investor in publishing.

Prof. Jie Lu

Professor Jie Lu is the Head of School of Software in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, and the Director of the Decision Systems and e-Service Intelligence Research Laboratory in the Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). She received her PhD from Curtin University of Technology in 2000. Her main research interests lie in the area of computational intelligence systems, decision support systems, uncertain information processing, recommender systems and e-Government and e-Service intelligence. She has published five research books and 300 papers in refereed journals, including IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, DSS and Information Systems, and conference proceedings. She has won five Australian Research Council (ARC) discovery grants, an Australian Learning & Teaching Council grant, and 10 other research and industry linkage grants. She received the first UTS Research Excellent Medal for Teaching and Research Integration in 2010.