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Multiagent Systems

The Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) group at IIIA-CSIC carries out scientific research of excellence in areas that are central to autonomous agents and multi-agent systems: computational models of negotiation, control and organisation, trust and reputation, optimisation, semantics, and recommender systems. It positions itself at the intersection of CSIC's global areas SOCIETY and MATTER through interdisciplinary research of high socio-economic impact. The goals of the group are governed by an approach to AI focused on human beings, developing computer systems that are aligned with the ethical and social values of the communities that use them, empowering people in the interactions mediated by these systems, respecting and fostering diversity, and exploring new forms of collaboration.

Head of the Group:  Marco Schorlemmer
Davide Audrito
PhD Student

Victor Bermejo Gil
Contract Engineer

Filippo Bistaffa
Tenured Scientist
Phone Ext. 431849

Pompeu Casanovas Romeu
Research Professor

Georgios Chalkiadakis
Visiting Scientist

Olena Chebanyuk
Contract Researcher

Dave de Jonge
Contract Researcher
Phone Ext. 431825

Mark d'Inverno
Adjunct Scientist

Thiago Freitas Dos Santos
PhD Student
Phone Ext. 201

Zhou Long
Visiting Scientist

Alejandra López de Aberasturi Gómez
PhD Student
Phone Ext. 431831

Pablo Noriega
Científico Ad Honorem
Phone Ext. 431829

Nardine Osman
Tenured Scientist
Phone Ext. 431826

Shuxian Pan
PhD Student
Phone Ext. 431832

Israel Puerta Merino
Masters Student

Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar
Research Professor
Phone Ext. 431861

Manel Rodríguez Soto
Contract Researcher
Phone Ext. 431832

Gerard Rovira Parra
Industrial PhD Student
Phone Ext. 431835

Jorge Rubio Suarez
Masters Student

Jordi Sabater-Mir
Tenured Scientist
Phone Ext. 431856

Marco Schorlemmer
Tenured Scientist
Phone Ext. 431858

Carles Sierra
Research Professor
Phone Ext. 431801

Núria Vallès Peris
Tenured Scientist

In Press
Nardine Osman,  Ronald Chenu-Abente,  Qiang Shen,  Carles Sierra,  & Fausto Giunchiglia (In Press). Empowering Users in Online Open Communities. SN Computer Science. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
2024
Manel Rodríguez Soto,  Nardine Osman,  Carles Sierra,  Paula Sánchez Veja,  Rocío Cintas García,  Cristina Farriols Danes,  Montserrat García Retortillo,  & Sílvia Mínguez Maso (2024). (pp. 8). to appear at the Special Session on AI with Awareness Inside of the 16th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2024). [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Roger Xavier Lera Leri,  Enrico Liscio,  Filippo Bistaffa,  Catholijn M. Jonker,  Maite Lopez-Sanchez,  Pradeep K. Murukannaiah,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  & Francisco Salas-Molina (2024). Aggregating value systems for decision support. Knowledge-Based Systems, 287, 111453. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knosys.2024.111453. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Adrià Fenoy,  Filippo Bistaffa,  & Alessandro Farinelli (2024). An attention model for the formation of collectives in real-world domains. Artificial Intelligence, 328, 104064. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artint.2023.104064. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Núria Vallès-Peris,  & Miquel Domènech (2024). Digital Citizenship at School: Democracy, Pragmatism and Rri. Technology in Society, 76. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4128968. [BibTeX]
Errikos Streviniotis,  Athina Georgara,  Filippo Bistaffa,  & Georgios Chalkiadakis (2024). FairPlay: A Multi-Sided Fair Dynamic Pricing Policy for Hotels. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 38, 22368-22376. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v38i20.30243. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Thiago Nardine Osman,  & Marco Schorlemmer (2024). Is This a Violation? Learning and Understanding Norm Violations in Online Communities. Artificial Intelligence, 327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artint.2023.104058. [BibTeX]
M Serramia Amoros,  M Lopez-Sanchez,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  & S Moretti (2024). Value alignment in participatory budgeting. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems . [BibTeX]  [PDF]
2023
Francisco Salas-Molina,  Filippo Bistaffa,  & Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (2023). A general approach for computing a consensus in group decision making that integrates multiple ethical principles. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 89, 101694. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2023.101694. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Jordi Ganzer-Ripoll,  Natalia Criado,  Maite Lopez-Sanchez,  Simon Parsons,  & Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (2023). A model to support collective reasoning: Formalization, analysis and computational assessment. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Francisco Salas-Molina,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  & Montserrat Guillén (2023). A multidimensional review of the cash management problem. Financial Innovation, 9. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Thiago Freitas Santos,  Nardine Osman,  & Marco Schorlemmer (2023). A multi-scenario approach to continuously learn and understand norm violations. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 37, 38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10458-023-09619-4. [BibTeX]
Francisco Salas-Molina,  David Pla-Santamaria,  & Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (2023). An analytic derivation of the efficient frontier in biobjective cash management and its implications for policies. Annals of Operations Research. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Dave de Jonge (2023). A New Bargaining Solution for Finite Offer Spaces. Applied Intelligence, 53, 28310--28332. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10489-023-05009-1. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Dimitra Bourou,  Marco Schorlemmer,  & Enric Plaza (2023). An Image-Schematic Analysis of Hasse and Euler Diagrams. Maria M. Hedblom, & Oliver Kutz (Eds.), Proceedings of The Seventh Image Schema Day co-located with The 20th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2023), Rhodes, Greece, September 2nd, 2023 . CEUR-WS.org. https://doi.org/https://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3511/paper\_05.pdf. [BibTeX]
Marc Serramia,  Maite López-Sánchez,  Stefano Moretti,  & Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (2023). Building rankings encompassing multiple criteria to support qualitative decision-making. Information Sciences, 631, 288-304. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Núria Vallès-Peris,  & Miquel Domènech (2023). Care robots for the common good: ethics as politics. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 10, 345. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-023-01850-4. [BibTeX]
Núria Vallès-Peris,  & Miquel Domènech (2023). Caring in the in-between: a proposal to introduce responsible AI and robotics to healthcare. AI and Society, 38, 1685--1695. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-021-01330-w. [BibTeX]
Thiago Freitas Santos,  Stephen Cranefield,  Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu,  Nardine Osman,  & Marco Schorlemmer (2023). Cross-community Adapter Learning {(CAL)}to Understand the Evolving Meanings of Norm Violation. Proceedings of the Thirty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, {IJCAI}2023, 19th-25th August 2023, Macao, SAR, China (pp. 109--117). ijcai.org. https://doi.org/10.24963/IJCAI.2023/13. [BibTeX]
Marc Serramia,  Manel Rodriguez-Soto,  Maite Lopez-Sanchez,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  Filippo Bistaffa,  Paula Boddington,  Michael Wooldridge,  & Carlos Ansotegui (2023). Encoding Ethics to Compute Value-Aligned Norms. Minds and Machines, 1--30. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Filippo Bistaffa (2023). Faster Exact MPE and Constrained Optimization with Deterministic Finite State Automata. Proceedings of the Thirty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, {IJCAI}2023, 19th-25th August 2023, Macao, SAR, China (pp. 1884--1892). ijcai.org. https://doi.org/10.24963/IJCAI.2023/209. [BibTeX]
Maria Verdaguer,  Núria Vallès-Peris,  Xavier Busquet-Duran,  Eduard Moreno-Gabriel,  Patricia Beroiz,  Antonia {Arreciado Marañón},  Maria Feijoo-Cid,  Miquel Domènech,  Lupicinio Iñiguez-Rueda,  Glòria Cantarell,  & Pere Torán-Monserrat (2023). Implementation of Assisted Dying in Catalonia: Impact on Professionals and Development of Good Practices. Protocol for a Qualitative Study. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 22, 1--11. https://doi.org/10.1177/16094069231186133. [BibTeX]
Celeste Veronese,  Daniele Meli,  Filippo Bistaffa,  Manel Rodríguez Soto,  Alessandro Farinelli,  & Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (2023). Inductive Logic Programming For Transparent Alignment With Multiple Moral Values. . 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Ethical Aspects of AI (BEWARE-23). [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Enrico Liscio,  Roger Lera-Leri,  Filippo Bistaffa,  Roel I. J. Dobbe,  Catholijn M. Jonker,  Maite López-Sánchez,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  & Pradeep K. Murukannaiah (2023). Inferring Values via Hybrid Intelligence. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Hybrid Human Artificial Intelligence (HHAI) (pp. In press). [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Núria Vallès-Peris (2023). La naturalesa sociotècnica de la IA: ètica, política i tecnologia. Nodes. El butlletí de l'ACIA, 59, 15--25. [BibTeX]
Manel Rodríguez Soto,  Maite López-Sánchez,  & Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (2023). Multi-objective reinforcement learning for designing ethical multi-agent environments. Neural Computing and Applications. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-023-08898-y. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Manel Rodríguez Soto,  Roxana Radulescu,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  Maite López-Sánchez,  & Ann Nowé (2023). Multi-objective reinforcement learning for guaranteeing alignment with multiple values. Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop (AAMAS 2023) . [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Jianglin Qiao,  Dave de Jonge,  Dongmo Zhang,  Simeon Simoff,  Carles Sierra,  & Bo Du (2023). Price of anarchy of traffic assignment with exponential cost functions. Auton. Agents Multi Agent Syst., 37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10458-023-09625-6. [BibTeX]
Miquel Domènech,  & Núria Vallès-Peris (2023). Robots for Care: A Few Considerations from the Social Sciences. Tina Sikka (Eds.), Genetic Science and New Digital Technologies (pp 180--203). Bristol University Press. [BibTeX]
Athina Georgara,  Raman Kazhamiakin,  Ornella Mich,  Alessio Palmero Approsio,  Jean-Christoph Pazzaglia,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  & Carles Sierra (2023). The AI4Citizen pilot: Pipelining AI-based technologies to support school-work alternation programmes. Applied Intelligence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10489-023-04758-3. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Pablo Noriega,  & Enric Plaza (2023). The Use of Agent-based Simulation of Public Policy Design to Study the Value Alignment Problem. Proc. AIGEL 2022 Artificial Intelligence Governance Ethics and Law Workshop 2022 . CEUR-WS. https://doi.org/https://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3531/SPaper_10.pdf. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Enrico Liscio,  Roger Xavier Lera Leri,  Filippo Bistaffa,  Roel I. J. Dobbe,  Catholijn M. Jonker,  Maite López-Sánchez,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  & Pradeep K. Murukannaiah (2023). Value Inference in Sociotechnical Systems. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) (pp. 1774-1780). [BibTeX]  [PDF]
2022
Nieves Montes,  Nardine Osman,  & Carles Sierra (2022). A computational model of Ostrom's Institutional Analysis and Development framework. Artificial Intelligence, 311, 103756. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artint.2022.103756. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Tomas Trescak,  Roger Xavier Lera Leri,  Filippo Bistaffa,  & Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (2022). Agent-Assisted Life-Long Education and Learning. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems . International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Pol Alexandra Popartan,  Toni Perello-Moragues,  Pablo Noriega,  David Sauri,  Manel Poch,  & Maria Molinos-Senante (2022). Agent-based modelling to simulate the socio-economic effects of implementing time-of-use tariffs for domestic water. Sustainable Cities and Society, 86, 104118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2022.104118. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Jianglin Qiao,  Dave de Jonge,  Dongmo Zhang,  Carles Sierra,  & Simeon Simoff (2022). A Hybrid Model of Traffic Assignment and Control for Autonomous Vehicles. Reyhan Aydogan, Natalia Criado, Jerôme Lang, Victor Sanchez-Anguix, & Marc Serramia (Eds.), {PRIMA}2022: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 24th International Conference, Valencia, Spain, November 16-18, 2022, Proceedings (pp. 208--226). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-21203-1\_13. [BibTeX]
Athina Georgara,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  & Carles Sierra (2022). Allocating teams to tasks: an anytime heuristic competence-based approach. Dorothea Baumeister, & Jörg Rothe (Eds.), Multi-Agent Systems - 19th European Conference, {EUMAS}2022, Düsseldorf, Germany, September 14-16, 2022, Revised Selected Papers . Springer International Publishing. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Dave de Jonge (2022). An Analysis of the Linear Bilateral {ANAC}Domains Using the {M}i{CRO}Benchmark Strategy. Luc Raedt (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty-First International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, {IJCAI}2022, Vienna, Austria, 23-29 July 2022 (pp. 223--229). ijcai.org. https://doi.org/10.24963/ijcai.2022/32. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Athina Georgara,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  Carles Sierra,  Ornella Mich,  Raman Kazhamiakin,  Alessio P. Approsio,  & Jean-Christophe Pazzaglia (2022). An Anytime Heuristic Algorithm for Allocating Many Teams to Many Tasks. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems . International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Eric Roselló-Marín,  Maite López-Sánchez,  Inmaculada Rodríguez Santiago,  Manel Rodríguez Soto,  & Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (2022). An Ethical Conversational Agent to Respectfully Conduct In-Game Surveys. Artificial Intelligence Research and Development (pp 335--344). IOS Press. [BibTeX]  [PDF]