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Administrative questions

The development team (in alphabetical order) is composed of the following researchers:

    Javier Carbo
    GIAA - Applied Artificial Intelligence Group
    Computer Science Dept. - Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    Javier Carbo has been working at the Applied Artificial Intelligence Group of Univ. Carlos III de Madrid since 1999. His current position is Associate Professor. He received an M.S. in Computer Science (1997) from the Univ. Politecnica de Madrid and a PhD in Computer Science (2002) from the Univ. Carlos III of Madrid. His research involves many topics in the field of multi-agent systems, focusing on building trust and reputation models for virtual societies. Other topics of interest include 'Ambient Intelligence' and 'Fuzzy Logic'.
Mario Gomez
Department of Computing Science,
University of Aberdeen, King College, UK
Mario Gomez is a research fellow for the Department of Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen. He holds Licentiate degrees in Computer Science and Psychology. He was a research assistant at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) for 4 years, and completed a Ph.D in Computer Science by the Autonomous University of  Barcelona in 2004. Afterwards, he moved to Madrid to take a position as a visitant professor, and conducted research with the Applied Artificial Intelligence Group (GIAA). As part of his research, he has participated in several national, European and international projects, and has authored several scientific publications in a number of fields, ranging from knowledge engineering and information retrieval to multi-agent systems and computational models of trust.
Jomi Fred Hubner
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines
Saint-Etienne, France

Jomi Fred Hubner is a professor at University of Blumenau, Brazil, and a researcher in the ForTrust project at ENS Mines of Saint Etienne, France. He obtained his PhD at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The subject of the thesis was how to model the reorganisation process of an MAS. His research interests are MAS organisation, tools to develop and program BDI-based systems, and reputation models.

    Guillaume Muller
    Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines
    Saint-Etienne, France

    Guillaume Muller is a PhD candidate in the MAS Team (G2I) at École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France. During his master's thesis, completed at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI, LIP6 Lab), he worked in the domain of Multi-Agent Systems to simulate an epidemiological phenomenon. Currently, he is interested in trust modeling, especially in the context of lie detection in open and decentralized Multi-Agent Systems.

    Jordi Sabater-Mir
    IIIA - Artificial
    Intelligence Research Institute
    CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

    Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain

    Jordi Sabater-Mir is a 'Ramón y Cajal' research fellow at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC). Currently he is also the main researcher at the IIIA for the eRep project, a FP6 european project. Jordi Sabater-Mir holds a PhD in artificial intelligence from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and conducted his research at the IIIA-CSIC. He has been for two years a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the ISTC-CNR in Rome.

    Laurent Vercouter
    Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines
    Saint-Etienne, France

    Laurent Vercouter is an assistant professor and a member of the multi-agent systems research department at the Ecole des Mines of Saint-Etienne in France. He received a PhD in computer sciences in 2000 from the Ecole des Mines of Saint-Etienne. The global research theme of L. Vercouter is decentralized multi-agent systems and more specifically trust and reputation in MAS. In this field he has developped in collaboration with G. Muller a reputation model for the detection and exclusion of liars in peer-to-peer systems. In 2006, he has worked as an invited researcher at the University of Sao Paulo on ontological aspects of reputation. He is also interested in the relation between trust and organizational aspects such as norms.

The following researchers serve in advisory roles:

    Karen K. Fullam
    Laboratory for Intelligent Processes and Systems
    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, Texas, United States

    Karen K. Fullam is a doctoral student and graduate research assistant in The Laboratory for Intelligent Processes and Systems at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her M.S. degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2003 and her B.S. degree from The Colorado School of Mines in 1999. Her research concerns the trustworthiness evaluation of information, in particular, the impact of information age on a decision-maker's confidence in that information. Ms. Fullam is the recipient of The University of Texas Micro-Electronics and Computer Development Fellowship and is a member of AAAI, Phi Kappa Phi, and Tau Beta Pi

Tomas B. Klos
CWI - Center for Mathematics and Computer Science
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tomas B. Klos is a postdoctoral researcher at the Dutch National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research interests are trust and reputation mechanisms in multi-agent systems, evolutionary computation, and agent-based simulation. Dr. Klos refers interested parties to his homepage at for more information about his work.