Atlantis Press consists of a small group of experienced publishers working in the fields of computer science, mathematics, physics and earth sciences. In order to guarantee a high scientific quality of our publications, we have set up an 'advisory board'  which can help us initiate and assess not only new publishing projects, including new journals, books and proceedings, but also new projects aiming at further developing techniques for publishing on the Internet.

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. For links to his earlier publishing work, see here. Zeger also regularly works as advisor to the European Commission regarding scientific publishing and the creation of electronic content in general. Zeger (email: manages Atlantis Press from its office in Paris, France, and operates as publisher in the computer science and engineering area.

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.

Mark Eligh

Mark studied Physics, Astronomy and Philosophy of Science at Utrecht University. After his studies he joined Elsevier Science in 1985 where he was responsible for the acquisition of publications in Physics, Materials Science and later Engineering for more than 10 years. In 1996 he became responsible publisher for the package of official publications of the Dutch Government with a focus on the transition to electronic dissemination.

At the turn of the century Mark started his own company, advising on publishing as well as on the implementation and development of specialized search engines. Since 2016 he acts for Atlantis Press as publisher for Physics, Astronomy and Statistics.

Femke Wallien

Femke Wallien studied biology and environmental sciences at Amsterdam University, the Netherlands. After her study she joined Elsevier, first in the position of editorial secretary for agricultural and hydrological journals. Thereafter she became responsible for the further
development of part of the earth sciences program. She managed and developed in her early years books and journals in the ocean and hydrological sciences, later the emphasis shifted to the geophysical and soft rock publications. During this period she got extensive experience in the managing and expanding of a large and successful program of journals and books. Femke retired from Elsevier in 2010 and joined Atlantic Press as a free lance publisher in November 2011 where she
is responsible for the development of the earth sciences program.



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 about 200 publications, he moved to applied physics in 1991. He was appointed during 5 years as the manager of a laboratory at the CEA/ LETI and took 3 patents before becoming deputy director of the strategy and the 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 the 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 to radio and television programs on energy and environment. He has also been involved, as expert, in several works of the OPECST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Options).
Christan's editorial responsabilities include the fields of nanotechnology, energy and material sciences.

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.


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. 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.

Prof. Chongfu Huang

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

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