Dr. Marco Schorlemmer


I am Tenured Scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), holding a PhD in Informatics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). I have conducted my research at IIIA-CSIC and UPC in Spain, at SRI International and Indiana University in the USA, and at the University of Edinburgh in the UK.

I have a broad interest in Computational Concept Systems, i.e., in modelling those systems of conceptual entities that we continuously create and adapt to apprehend and describe the world we live in and interact with; and in developing techniques for these systems to be effectively represented and reasoned with by computational entities. In particular, I am interested in the mathematical, philosophical, cognitive and computational foundations of these systems.

This has brought me over the years to contribute in a variety of different fields, ranging from Formal Specification and Automated Theorem Proving, to Diagrammatic Representation and Reasoning, to Distributed Knowledge Coordination and Semantic Interoperability of Ontologies, all the way to my more recent research in Multi-Agent Systems and Computational Creativity.

I am a principal investigator of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ESSENCE (Evolution of Shared Semantics in Computational Environments) and I have been the scientific coordinator of the Future Emerging Technologies (FET) project COINVENT (Concept Invention Theory), both funded by the EU under Framework Programme 7.

I have also served on the programme committees of a wide variety of international workshops and conferences of my fields of interest, such as the International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS), the International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC), the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, and the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI).

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