am an assistant professor at DISI,
University of Bologna. My recent research
autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
computational logics, (abductive) logic
programming, hypothetical and temporal reasoning
argumentation, dialogue, and online debate
social aspects of multi-agent systems, normative
reasoning and agent communication
interaction protocols, open systems, declarative
specifications and verification
2002: PhD (Dottorato di Ricerca) in Electronic
and Computer Science Engineering at DEIS:
"Reasoning and interaction in logic-based
multi-agent systems". Supervisors: Prof. M.
Boari and Prof. P. Mello
1998: MEng (Diploma di Laurea) in Computer
Science Engineering: "Contract Net Protocol per
la pianificazione in sistemi robotici".
Supervisors: Prof. D. Maio and Prof. S. Rizzi
abroad ( more than 4 weeks )
2003: 2 months at the University of Uppsala,
Department of Information Science, as an
3 months at Imperial College, Department of
Computing, within the SOCS project, as an
2000-2001: 6 months at Imperial College,
Department of Computing, as an occasional PhD
1995-1996: 1 year at Universidade Técnica de
Lisboa, Istituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, as an
Erasmus student (undergraduate student).
2002: CP-AI-OR school on Optimization, Le
2000: International School on Computational
1999: First European Agent Systems Summer
talks and tutorials
2010: Declarative technologies for open agent
systems and beyond. KES-AMSTA,
Gdynia, Poland, June 2010.
Introduzione ai sistemi multi-agente basati su
logica computazionale. Tutorial at the 19th
Annual Meeting of the Italian Association of
Researchers and Users of Logic Programming,
"Associazione Italiana Gruppo Ricercatori e
Utenti di Logic Programming" (GULP),
Parma, June 16, 2004.
2003: An Introduction to Logic-Based Multi-Agent
Systems. Tutorial at the 8th Italian Congress on
Artificial Intelligence, AI*IA,
Pisa, September 23, 2003.
Newsletter, the Newsletter of the Association
of Logic Programming. Applications of
Logic Programming Area Editor, together with
Unmanned System Technology (JUST), member
of the Editorial Board. JUST is the second
official journal of ISIUS the International
Society of Intelligent Unmanned Systems. It is
an open-access online journal delivered on a
responsive web template.
the International Workshop on Computational
Logic in Multi-Agent Systems. Member of
the Steering Committee (11/ 2002-02/2012).
the International Workshop on Declarative
Agent Languages and Technologies.
Co-founder and member of the Steering Committee
the International Workshop on Collective
Intelligence in Semantic Web and Social
Networks. Member of the Steering Committee
Chairing and organizing committees:
the European Conference on Artificial
Intelligence. Tutorial co-chair
2014, together with A.
Technologies, a Special Session of the
CLIMA International Workshop on Computational
Logic in Multi-Agent Systems. Session
co-chair for CLIMA XIV, in
2013, together with S. Woltran.
the International ALP/GULP Spring School on
Computational Logic. Co-organizer of ISCL
2011, together with M. Gabbrielli.
School, the International Spring School on
Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies.
Co-organizer of the DALT School, in 2011,
together with A. Omicini.
the International Workshop on Languages and
Development Tools for Multi-Agent Systems.
Co-chair of LADS'007 and LADS'009,
together with M. Dastani, A. El Fallah
Segrouchni, and J. Leite.
the International Workshop on Computational
Logic in Multi-Agent Systems. Co-chair
of CLIMA V, in 2004, together with J.
Leite, CLIMA VI, in 2005, with F. Toni,
XII, in 2011,
with J. Leite.
the International Workshop on Argumentation
and Non-Monotonic Reasoning. Co-chair of ArgNMR
2007, together with G. Simari.
the International Workshop on Declarative
Agent Languages and Technologies. Co-chair
of DALT 2003, together with J. Leite,
A. Omicini, and L. Sterling,
DALT 2004, with J. Leite,
A. Omicini, and P. Yoluim, and
DALT 2005, with M. Baldoni, U.
the International Joint Conference on Autonomous
Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Member of
the local organization committee of AAMAS
Portuguese Conference on Artificial
Intelligence, Thematic Track on
Multi-Agent Systems Theory and Applications:
2013 (Açores, Portugal, Sep 2013),
2011 (Lisbon, Portugal, Oct 2011).
International Workshop on Languages and
Development Tools for Multi-Agent Systems:
(Lyon, France, Sep 2010).
International Conference on Electronic
Commerce and Web Technologies: EC-Web
2011 (Toulouse, France, Aug/Sep 2011).
International Conference on Ambient
Systems, Networks and Technologies:
2010 (Paris, France, Nov 2010).
International Symposium on Computer and
Information Sciences: ISCIS
2009 (METU Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkey,
AAAI 2009 Fall Symposium on The Uses of
Computational Argumentation: AAAI
F.S. 2009 (Washington D.C., US, Nov 2009).
International Symposium on Practical
Aspects of Declarative Languages: PADL
2010 (Madrid, Spain, Jan 2010).
European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems:
2007 (Hammamet, Tunisia, Dec 2007), EUMAS
2004 (Barcelona, Spain, Dec 2004), EUMAS
2003 (Oxford, UK, Sep 2003).
NMR Special Session on Argument, Dialog
and Decision: NMR
2010 (Toronto, Canada, May 2010).
AI*IA Workshop on Argumentation
in Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy:
2013 (Torino, Italy, Dec 2013), ARGAIP
2010 (Brescia, Italy, Dec 2010).
JSAI-isAI Workshop on Argument
for Agreement and Assurance:
2013 (Kanagawa, Japan, Oct 2013).
LPNMR Workshop on Acquisition,
Representation and Reasoning with
Contextualized Knowledge: ARCOE-LogIC
2013 (Corunna, Spain, Sep 2013).
LPNMR Workshop on Logic-Based
Interpretation of Context: Log-IC
2011 (Vancouver, Canada, May 2011).
ICLP Workshop on Logic Programming and
Multi-Agent Systems: LPMAS
2011 (Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Jul 2011).
ICLP Workshop on Answer Set Programming
and Other Computing Paradigms: ASPOCP
2010 (Edinburgh, UK, Jul 2010).
Proposal reviewer: EU FP7 ICT STREP,
Swiss National Science Foundation SER COST,
Luxembourg National Research Fund FNR INTER,
Chile's Superior Council of the National Fund
for Scientific & Technological Development
Journal reviewer: Artificial
Intelligence, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and
Adaptive Systems, Journal of Artificial
Intelligence Research, Data and Knowledge
Engineering, Journal of Intelligent Systems,
Theory and Practice of Logic Programming,
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems,
Argument and Computation,
Journal of Logic and Computation, Fundamenta
Informaticae, Annals of Mathematics and
Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Intelligent
Systems, Applied Artificial Intelligence,
Progress in Artificial Intelligence.
Book chapter reviewer: Essays in Honour
of Marek Sergot (LNCS 7360, Springer 2012), A
25-Year Perspective on Logic Programming (LNCS
6125, Springer 2010), Handbook of Research on
Multi-Agent Systems: Semantics and Dynamics of
Organizational Models (IGI Global 2009).
In 2004, by decree of the Rector of the
University of Bologna, Prof. Pier Ugo Calzolari,
I was appointed assistant professor
(ricercatore) in information processing systems
(S.S.D. ING-INF/05, "Sistemi di elaborazione
I have been appointed Senior Lecturer at the
University of Uppsala, Sweden.
my tenureship (conferma in ruolo) was approved
by the national evaluation committee for
2002-2005: post-doc fellowship (assegno di
ricerca) by the University of Bologna and the
Europear Union: "Un modello logico
computazionale per la descrizione, analisi e
verifica di società aperte e globali di
agenti logici eterogenei". Tutor: Prof. M. Boari
2001-2002: post-doc fellowship (assegno di
ricerca) by the University of Bologna:
"Realizzazione di architetture multi-agente per
la pianificazione in sistemi distribuiti".
Tutor: Prof. P. Mello
1998-2001: PhD scholarship (borsa di dottorato)
in Computer Science Engineering by the
University of Bologna (DEIS, Corso di dottorato
in Ingegneria Elettronica ed Informatica, XIV
ciclo): "Agenti intelligenti: interazione e
acquisizione di conoscenza". Supervisors: Tutor:
Prof. M. Boari
Current and past projects
2006-2009: FIRB National TOCAI.IT
project on "Knowledge-oriented technologies for
enterprise aggregation in Internet", coordinator
2002-2004: 5FP EU IST-FET SOCS
project on "Societies Of ComputeeS: a
computational logical model for the description,
analysis and verification of global and open
societies of heterogeneous computees",
coordinator F. Toni.
2004-2005: Tutor of Lab of Computer Science
1999-2004: Tutor of Operating Systems
1999-2000: Tutor of Computer Science
Italian, native speaker.
English and Portuguese, fluent.
French, German, Spanish, and Turkish, working
Dr. Paolo Torroni
Dipartimento di Informatica: Scienza e
Artificial Intelligence Group
University of Bologna
Viale del Risorgimento, 2
40136 BOLOGNA, Italy
office: +39 051 209 3767
fax: +39 051 209 3869