Carles Sierra,



Philosopher Ramon Llull (1232-1316) proposed the Ars Generalis, an argumentative method to persuade the non-Christians of the truth of the Christian faith. Although this effort is obviously futile, Ramon Llull made a seminal contribution to one of the most interesting research topics in multiagent systems: Agreement Computing. He proposed a basic alphabet (later extended by Leibniz, who used numbers) that, by means of combinations would contract a coherent vision of the wold with which everybody would need to agree. In this talk, I will describe Llull’s contributions to Logic, Argumentation and Social Choice, and, time permitting, some of my current work in the area of Agreement Computing.


Prof. Carles Sierra is a full Professor at IIIA-CSIC, the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He received the M.S. (1986) and Ph. D. (1989) in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. His current research interests include formal methods, foundational aspects of agency, distributed systems, negotiation and argumentation algorithms and trust and reputation models.

He has participated in around forty research projects funded by the European Commission and the Spanish Government, and has published around three hundred papers in specialised scientific journals, conferences and workshops. He is member of the program committees of around a dozen of conferences and workshops per year, and is a member of seven journal editorial boards including AIJ, JAIR and JAAMAS. He will become editor-in-chief of JAAMAS in January 2014. He has been General Chair of the conference Autonomous Agents 2000 in Barcelona, AAMAS 2009 in Budapest, and PC chair of the AAMAS 2004 Conference in New York. He has been the local chair for IJCAI 2011 in Barcelona and will be the PC Chair of IJCAI 2017 in Melbourn


Date: 2015-Nov-05     Time: 15:00:00     Room: IST Taguspark, Porto Salvo, room 0.65

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