Max Bramer

Professor Max Bramer

Emeritus Professor of Information Technology, University of Portsmouth, UK
Honorary Secretary, International Federation for Information Processing
Chair, British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence

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Max Bramer

  • Digital Professor of Information Technology and Head of the Department of Information Science at the University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Knowledge Engineering Programme Manager, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol
  • Head of School of Computing and Information Technology, Thames Polytechnic (now University of Greenwich)
  • East Midlands Regional Director, DES Microelectronics in Education Programme
  • Lecturer in Computer Science, The Open University

Latest Books

Logic Programming with Prolog (second edition)
Springer 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4471-5486-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-4471-5487-7 (Online)
Review of second edition in ACM Computing Reviews (June 2014)
First edition

Web Programming with PHP and MySQL (first edition)
Springer 2015
ISBN: 978-3-319-22658-3
Information, Software and Indexes


Artificial Intelligence XXXV
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Vol. 11311, 2018
ISBN: 978-3-030-04190-8

Artificial Intelligence XXXVI
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Vol. 11311, 2019
ISBN: 978-3-030-34885-4

Artificial Intelligence XXXVII
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Vol. 12498, 2020
ISBN: 978-3-030-63798-9

Artificial Intelligence XXXVIII
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Vol. 13101, 2021
ISBN: 978-3-030-91099-0

Artificial Intelligence XXXIX
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Vol. 13652, 2022
ISBN: 978-3-031-21440-0

Artificial Intelligence XL
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Vol. 14381, 2023
ISBN: 978-3-031-47993-9

Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology [formerly the Institution of Electrical Engineers], Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Formerly an elected member of the British Computer Society's Council for more than 10 years and an elected member of the BCS Specialist Groups Executive Committee for many years. Formerly Chair of the IET's Professional Group on Artificial Intelligence.

Research interests include data mining (in particular the automatic derivation of classification rules from examples), case-based reasoning, model-based approaches to diagnostic reasoning and methodologies for knowledge engineering. Formerly (before retirement) leader of the University of Portsmouth's Artificial Intelligence Research Group.



Chair of SGAI, the British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence. Technical programme chair and Conference Chair for many conferences in the SGAI annual international conference series, held in Cambridge, UK each December. Co-organiser of the annual British Computer Society Machine Intelligence Prize (competition). Member of the General Assembly of EurAi, the European Association for Artificial Intelligence.

Honorary Secretary 2019-2022 of IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing (

Vice-President 2013-2019

Elected member of IFIP Board 2008-14

Executive Committee member 2013-present

Awarded IFIP Silver Core 2010 for services to the Federation

Chair of IFIP Technical Committee 12 (Artificial Intelligence) 2003-9, Vice-chair 2009-2015 and UK Representative since 1998.

Chair of Working Group 12.5 (Artificial Intelligence Applications) 2003-2009

Member of International Program Committees for IFIP World Computer Congresses WCC 2004, WCC 2006, WCC 2008, WCC 2010 and WCC 2012

Programme Chair for AIAI-2004, AIAI-2006, AIAI-2008 and AIAI-2010.

Chair of IFIP Admissions Committee, Statutes and Bylaws Committee, Membership and Marketing Committee and IFIP Website Task Force

Member of IFIP Activity Management Board and Finance Committee

Formerly member of IFIP Technical Assembly, Publications Committee and Marketing Committee

Formerly Series Editor for the IFIP AICT (Advances in Information and Communication Technology) series of books, published by Springer

Knowledge Based Systems Journal

Member of the editorial board of Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering

Formerly member of the editorial board of the journal Knowledge Based Systems
Guest editor of special issues of the journal for annual SGAI conferences from 1997 to 2010

Formerly series editor for Springer IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT) series.
Formerly review board member for Applied Intelligence journal.