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Research interests

My main research interests focus on knowledge representation and reasoning, with an emphasis on answer set programming  and normative multi-agent systems.

Answer set programming (ASP) is a declarative programming paradigm. Programs are written in AnsProlog, a logic programming language using the answer set semantics. AnsProlog is a knowledge representation language that allows the programmer to describe a problem and the requirements on its solutions in an intuitive way, rather than the algorithm to find the solutions to the problem. In interested in the theory, implementation and application of ASP.

Normative multi-agents systems offer a human society-like approach to govern open distributed systems where the norms regulate the behaviour of the various components. In interested in the theory, implementation and application of ASP. For some of the implementational aspects, I use ASP as the implementation and reasoning behind the normative system.

As a side, I also interested in web-services, machine learning, argumentation and game theory. Apart from computer science research, I am also investigating the computer science pedagogy.

Willing to supervise PhD

- Logic Programming: Theory, Methodology, Application (Music)<br/>- Agents: Norm Emergence, Large Scale Simulation, Policy Modelling, Legal Reasoning

Education/Academic qualification

Education, University of Bath


Computer Science, Doctor of Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Computer Science, Master of Computing, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Oct 1994Jul 1998

Education, Vrije Universiteit Brussel


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Projects 2007 2015

Global Mobility Scheme - Artificial intelligence, intelligent systems

Bryson, J. & De Vos, M.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

KTP with Altran Praxis Ltd

De Vos, M. & ffitch, J. P.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Using Audience Response Systems to Improve Student Learning

De Vos, M. & Davenport, J.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities



Padget, J. & De Vos, M.


Project: EU Commission

Open systems
Information services
Mobile devices
Web services

Research Output 2001 2018

Deontic Sensors

Padget, J., De Vos, M. & Page, C., 13 Jul 2018, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2018: IJCAI-18. Lang, J. (ed.). International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, p. 475-481 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Multi agent systems
4 Citations (Scopus)

A Mobile Agent Routing Protocol for Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks

Pourroostaei Ardakani, S., Padget, J. & De Vos, M., Mar 2017, In : International Journal of Wireless Information Networks. 24, 1, p. 27-41

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mobile agents
Routing protocols
Wireless sensor networks
Network protocols
1 Citations (Scopus)

Automated multi-level governance compliance checking

King, T. C., De Vos, M., Dignum, V., Jonker, C. M., Li, T., Padget, J. & van Riemsdijk, M. B., 1 Nov 2017, In : Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. 31, 6, p. 1283-1343 61 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Acoustic waves
1 Citations (Scopus)

Online Prediction via Continuous Artificial Prediction Markets

Jahedpari, F., Rahwan, T., Hashemi, S., Michalak, T. P., De Vos, M., Padget, J. & Woon, W. L., 13 Feb 2017, In : IEEE Intelligent Systems. 32 , 1, p. 61-68 7851146.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Learning systems
1 Citations (Scopus)

Practical Reasoning with Norms for Autonomous Software Agents

Shams, Z., De Vos, M., Padget, J. & Vasconcelos, W., Oct 2017, In : Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 65, p. 388-399

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Software agents
Decision making