Nardine Osman

RESEARCHER


  • IIIA-CSIC, Campus de la UAB,
    08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
  • nardine@iiia.csic.es
  • +34 93 580 9570
  • +34 93 580 9661

Researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

Her research interests/expertise lie in the formal specification of multiagent systems, interactions, norms, formal verification, and trust and reputation. Recent interests are on the self-evolution and the representation and reasoning of collective intentionality.

Book Chapters
  1. Nardine Osman, Carles Sierra, Jordi Sabater-Mir, Joseph R. Wakeling, Judith Simon, Gloria Origgi, and Roberto Casati. LiquidPublications and its technical and legal challenges. In Danièle Bourcier, Pompeu Casanovas, Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, and Catharina Maracke, editors, Intelligent Multimedia: Managing Creative Works in a Digital World, volume 8 of Legal Information and Communication Technologies, pages 321-336. European Publishing Academic Press, Florence, Italy, May 2010.
  2. David Robertson, Adam Barker, Paolo Besana, Alan Bundy, Yun Heh Chen-Burger, David Dupplaw, Fausto Giunchiglia, Frank Harmelen, Fadzil Hassan, Spyros Kotoulas, David Lambert, Guo Li, Jarred Mcginnis, Fiona Mcneill, Nardine Osman, Adrian Perreau Pinninck, Ronny Siebes, Carles Sierra, and Chris Walton. Models of interaction as a grounding for peer to peer knowledge sharing. In Tharam S. Dillon, Elizabeth Chang, Robert Meersman, and Katia Sycara, editors, Advances in Web Semantics I: Ontologies, Web Services and Applied Semantic Web, volume 4891 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 81-129. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009.
Journal Articles
  1. Patricia Gutierrez, Nardine Osman, Carme Roig, and Carles Sierra. Trust-Based Community Assessment. Pattern Recognition Letters. In Press.
  2. Nardine Osman, Patricia Gutierrez, and Carles Sierra. Trustworthy Advice. Knowldege-Based Systems, 82(3):41-59. 2015.
  3. Holger Billhardt, Alberto Fernandez, Lissette Lemus, Marin Lujak, Nardine Osman, Sascha Ossowski, and Carles Sierra. Dynamic Coordination in Fleet Management Systems: Toward Smart Cyber Fleets. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 29(3):70-76. 2014.
  4. Nardine Osman, Carles Sierra, Fiona McNeill, Juan Pane, and John Debenham. Trust and matching algorithms for selecting suitable agents. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 5(1):Article 16, pp. 16:1-16:39, January 2014.
  5. Ismel Brito, Nardine Osman, Jordi Sabater-Mir, and Carles Sierra. CHARMS: A charter management system. Automating the integration of electronic institutions and humans. Applied Artificial Intelligence, 26:306-330, May 2012.
  6. Aliaksandr Birukou, Joseph R. Wakeling, Claudio Bartolini, Fabio Casati, Maurizio Marchese, Katsiaryna Mirylenka, Nardine Osman, Azzurra Ragone, Carles Sierra, and Aalam Wassef. Alternatives to peer review: novel approaches for research evaluation. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 5(56), December 2011.
  7. Maurizio Marchese, Lorenzino Vaccari, Gaia Trecarichi, Nardine Osman, Fiona McNeill, and Paolo Besana. An interaction-centric approach to support peer coordination in distributed emergency response management. Intelligent Decision Technologies, 3:19-34, January 2009.
Conference Papers
  1. Nardine Osman, Patricia Gutierrez, and Carles Sierra. Trustworthy Advice, In Torsten Schaub, Gerhard Friedrich, and Barry O'Sullivan, editors, Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014), volume 263 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, pages 1073-1074. IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2014.
  2. Patricia Gutierrez, Nardine Osman, and Carles Sierra. Collaborative Assessment. In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference of the Catalan Association of Artificial Intelligence (CCIA 2014), Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 269: Artificial Intelligence Research and Development, pages 136–145. IOS Press, 2014.
  3. Nardine Osman and Carles Sierra. A Roadmap for Self-Evolving Communities. In Andreas Herzig and Emiliano Lorini, editors, Proceedings of the European Conference on Social Intelligence (ECSI 2014), volume 1283, pages 305-316. Ceur Workshop Proceedings, Toulouse, France, 2014.
  4. Nardine Osman, Alessandro Provetti, Valerio Riggi, and Carles Sierra. MORE: Merged Opinions Reputation Model. In Proceedings of the 12th European Workshop on Multi-agent Systems (EUMAS 2014), Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 2014.
  5. Nardine Osman, Mark d'Inverno, Carles Sierra, Leila Amgoud, Henri Prade, Matthew Yee-King, Roberto Confalonieri, Dave de Jonge, and Katina Hazelden. An experience-based BDI logic: motivating shared experiences and intentionality. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2013), pages 6654-6659. IEEE, November 2013. Best Paper Award in session on "Cognitive Architectures and Multi-Agent Systems".
  6. Matthew Yee-King, Roberto Confalonieri, Dave de Jonge, Katina Hazelden, Carles Sierra, Mark d'Inverno, Leila Amgoud, and Nardine Osman. Multiuser museum interactives for shared cultural experiences: an agent-based approach. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS 2013), pages 917-924, Richland, SC, May 2013. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.
  7. Andrew Koster, Jordi Madrenas, Nardine Osman, Marco Schorlemmer, Jordi Sabater-Mir, Carles Sierra, Angela Fabregues, Dave de Jonge, Josep Puyol-Gruart, and Pere Garcia-Calvés. u-Help: supporting helpful communities with information technology. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS 2013), pages 1109–1110, Richland, SC, May 2013. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.
  8. Katina Hazelden, Matthew Yee-King, Roberto Confalonieri, Carles Sierra, Fiammetta Ghedini, Dave de Jonge, Nardine Osman, and Mark d'Inverno. WeCurate: multiuser museum interactives for shared cultural experiences. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Extended Abstracts (CHI 2013), pages 571–576, New York, NY, USA, April-May 2013. ACM.
  9. Carlos Chesñevar, Ana Maguitman, Elsa Estevez, Nardine Osman, and Carles Sierra. E2 participation: electronically empowering citizens for social innovation through agreement technologies. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (DG.O 2013), pages 279–280, New York, NY, USA, 2013. ACM.
  10. Leila Amgoud, Roberto Confalonieri, Dave Jonge, Mark d'Inverno, Katina Hazelden, Nardine Osman, Henri Prade, Carles Sierra, and Matthew Yee-King. Sharing online cultural experiences: an argument-based approach. In Vicenç Torra, Yasuo Narukawa, Beatriz López, and Mateu Villaret, editors, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence (MDAI 2012), volume 7647 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 282–293, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany, November 2012. Springer-Verlag.
  11. Andrew Koster, Jordi Madrenas-Ciurana, Nardine Osman, Marco Schorlemmer, Jordi Sabater-Mir, Carles Sierra, Dave de Jonge, Angela Fabregues, Josep Puyol-Gruart, and Pere Garcia-Calvés. u-Help: supporting helpful communities with information technology. In Sascha Ossowski, Francesca Toni, and George Vouros, editors, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Agreement Technologies (AT 2012), volume 918, pages 378–392. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, October 2012.
  12. Leila Amgoud, Roberto Confalonieri, Dave de Jonge, Mark d'Inverno, Katina Hazelden, Nardine Osman, Henri Prade, Carles Sierra, and Matthew Yee-King. WeCurate: designing for synchronised browsing and social negotiation. In Sascha Ossowski, Francesca Toni, and George Vouros, editors, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Agreement Technologies (AT 2012), volume 918, pages 168–179. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, October 2012.
  13. Matthew Yee-King, Roberto Confalonieri, Dave de Jonge, Nardine Osman, Katina Hazelden, Leila Amgoud, Henri Prade, Carles Sierra, and Mark d'Inverno. Towards community browsing for shared experiences: the WeBrowse system. In Sascha Ossowski, Francesca Toni, and George Vouros, editors, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Agreement Technologies (AT 2012), volume 918, pages 201–202. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, October 2012.
  14. Leila Amgoud, Mark d'Inverno, Nardine Osman, Henri Prade, and Carles Sierra. Experiences – a forgotten component of epistemic states. In Sascha Ossowski, Francesca Toni, and George Vouros, editors, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Agreement Technologies (AT 2012), volume 918, pages 220–230. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, October 2012.
  15. Nardine Osman, Carles Sierra, and Jordi Sabater-Mir. Propagation of opinions in structural graphs. In Helder Coelho, Rudi Studer, and Michael Wooldridge, editors, Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2010), volume 215 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, pages 595–600, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 2010. IOS Press.
  16. Nardine Osman and David Robertson. Dynamic verification of trust in distributed open systems. In Manuela M. Veloso, editor, Proceedings of the 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2007), pages 1440–1445, Menlo Park, CA, USA, January 2007. AAAI Press.
  17. Nardine Osman, David Robertson, and Christopher Walton. Run-time model checking of interaction and deontic models for multi-agent systems. In Hideyuki Nakashima, Michael P. Wellman, Gerhard Weiss, and Peter Stone, editors, Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2006), pages 238–240, New York, NY, USA, May 2006. ACM.
Workshop Papers
  1. Patricia Gutierrez, Nardine Osman, and Carles Sierra. Collaborative Assessment. In Sergio Gutierrez-Santos and Olga C. Santos, editors, Proceedings of the Proceedings of the Workshops held at Educational Data Mining 2014, co-located with 7th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM’14), volume 1183, pages 179–186. Ceur Workshop Proceedings, London, UK, 2014.
  2. Nardine Osman, Carles Sierra, and Marco Schorlemmer. Charters for self-evolving communities. In Emiliano Lorini, editor, Proceedings of the 11th European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2013), volume 1113, pages 112–123. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, December 2013.
  3. Nardine Osman, Jordi Sabater-Mir, and Carles Sierra. Simulating research behaviour. In Daniel Villatoro, Jordi Sabater-Mir, and Jaime S. Sichman, editors, Multi-Agent-Based Simulation XII: 12th International Workshop (MABS 2011), Revised Selected Papers, volume 7124 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 15–30, Berlin, Heidelberg, May 2012. Springer-Verlag.
  4. Nardine Osman, Carles Sierra, and Angela Fabregues. A propagation and aggregation algorithm for inferring opinions in structural graphs. In the 13th International Workshop on Trust In Agent Societies, at the 9th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010), May 2010.
  5. Nardine Osman. A contextualised trust model for distributed open systems. In Babak Akhgar, editor, Proceedings of the 15th International Workshops on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2007), pages 3–8, London, UK, July 2007. Springer-Verlag.
  6. Nardine Osman, David Robertson, and Christopher Walton. Dynamic model checking for multi-agent systems. In Matteo Baldoni and Ulle Endriss, editors, Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies IV: 4th International Workshop (DALT 2006), Selected, Revised and Invited Papers, volume 4327 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 43–60, Berlin, Heidelberg, May 2006. Springer-Verlag. Invited Paper.
  7. Nardine Osman, David Robertson, and Christopher Walton. Run-time model checking of interaction and deontic models for multi-agent systems. In Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Gal A. Kaminka, Ann Nowé, Sascha Ossowski, Karl Tuyls, and Katja Verbeeck, editors, Proceedings of the 3rd European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2005), pages 248–259, Brussels, December 2005. Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belie voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten.
Theses
  1. Nardine Osman. Runtime Verification of Deontic and Trust Models in Multiagent Interactions, PhD thesis, School of Informatics, the University of Edinburgh. 2008.
  2. Nardine Osman. Addressing Constraint Failures in Agent Dialogues, MSc thesis, School of Informatics, the University of Edinburgh. 2003.
Projects Participated In
  • CollectiveMind: A cognitive approach for modelling and reasoning over shared experiences

    Funding body: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain, funded under CONVOCATORIA 2013 - EXPLORA
    Funding amount: € 90,750
    Project number: TEC2013-49430-EXP
    Project duration: 01 September 2014 - 31 August 2016
    Coordinator: Carles Sierra (IIIA-CSIC)
    Partners: Artificial Intelligence Research Institute / IIIA-CSIC (Spain)
  • PRAISE: Practice and peRformance Analysis Inspiring Social Education

    Funding body: European Commission, funded under the Seventh Framework Programme
    Funding amount: € 2.3 million
    Project number: FP7-318770
    Project duration: 01 October 2012 - 30 September 2015
    Coordinator: Carles Sierra (IIIA-CSIC)
    Partners: Artificial Intelligence Research Institute / IIIA-CSIC (Spain), Goldsmiths' College (UK), Sony Computer Science Laboratory (France), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels)
  • AT: Agreement Technologies

    Funding body: Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, funded under CONSOLIDER - INGENIO 2010
    Funding amount: € 5.5 million
    Project number: CSD 2007-00022
    Project duration: 01 September 2007 - 31 December 2014
    Coordinator: Carles Sierra (IIIA-CSIC)
    Partners: Artificial Intelligence Research Institute / IIIA-CSIC (Spain), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
  • CBIT: Community-Building Information Technology

    Funding body: Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, funded under CONVOCATORIA 2010
    Funding amount: € 60,984
    Project number: TIN2010-16306
    Project duration: 01 January 2011 - 31 December 2013
    Coordinator: Marco Schorlemmer (IIIA-CSIC)
    Partners: Artificial Intelligence Research Institute / IIIA-CSIC (Spain)
  • ACE: Autonomic software engineering for online Cultural Experiences

    Funding body: European Commission, funded under the FP7 ERA-Net funding scheme (CHIST-ERA 2010)
    Funding amount: € 500,000
    Project number: ACE
    Project duration: 01 September 2011 - 31 August 2013
    Coordinator: Carles Sierra (IIIA-CSIC)
    Partners: Artificial Intelligence Research Institute / IIIA-CSIC (Spain), Goldsmiths' College (UK), Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research / IRIT-CNRS (France)
  • LiquidPublication: Innovating the scientific knowledge object lifecycle

    Funding body: European Commission, funded under the Seventh Framework Programme
    Funding amount: € 1.77 million
    Project number: FP7-213360
    Project duration: 01 May 2008 - 30 April 2011
    Coordinator: Fabio Casati (University of Trento)
    Partners: National Center for Scientific Research / CNRS (France), University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Artificial Intelligence Research Institute / IIIA-CSIC (Spain), Springer-Verlag (Germany), University of Trento (Italy)
  • OpenKnowledge

    Funding body: European Commission, funded under the Sixth Framework Programme
    Funding amount: € 3.88 million
    Project number: FP6-027253
    Project duration: 01 January 2006 - 31 December 2008
    Coordinator: David Robertson (University of Edinburgh)
    Partners: University of Edinburgh (UK), Artificial Intelligence Research Institute / IIIA-CSIC (Spain), Open University (UK), University of Southampton (UK), University of Trento (Italy), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • AKT: Advanced Knowledge Technologies

    Funding body: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK
    Funding amount: £ 7.53 million
    Project number: GR/N15764/01
    Project duration: 01 October 2000 - 30 June 2007
    Coordinator: Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southampton)
    Partners: University of Aberdeen (UK), University of Edinburgh (UK), Open University (UK), University of Sheffield (UK), University of Southampton (UK)
Industry Projects Participated In
  • GEAR: Strategic Management of High Performance Sales Teams

    Funding body: ACCIO, Catalan Government, Spain
    Funding amount: € 110,000
    Project number: INNOEMPRESA IEDES12/1/0025
    Project duration: 06 May 2012 - 09 May 2013
    Coordinator: Carles Sierra (IIIA-CSIC)
    Partners: Artificial Intelligence Research Institute / IIIA-CSIC (Spain), and Enzyme Advising Group (Spain)
Short Résumé (<350 words)

Nardine Osman is a researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Nardine has obtained her PhD (2008) and MSc (2003) in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and her Bachelor of Engineering (2001) in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

In the last several years, Nardine has participated in a number of European projects (such as OpenKnowledge, LiquidPub, ACE, and PRAISE), and a number of national projects, such as a large Spanish research project with a €4.35 million euro funding for six years (Agreement Technologies) and a large British research project with a £7.5 million pound funding for six years (AKT).

During her career, Nardine has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in major international journals and conferences, with roughly 200 citations. She has published in top conferences, such as IJCAI (top world conference in AI), AAMAS (top world conference in multiagent systems), ECAI (top European conference in AI), along with reputable journals such as Applied Artificial Intelligence, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (with an impact factor of 9.390, and ranked first in the Information Systems and Artificial Intelligence categories), Knowledge-Based Systems (with an impact factor of 3.058, and ranked 15th - first quartile - in the Artificial Intelligence category), Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience (with an impact factor of 2.520, and ranked 12th - first quartile - in the field of Mathematical & Computational biology), and IEEE Intelligent Systems (with an impact factor of 2.344, and ranked in the second quartile in the Artificial Intelligence and Electrical and Electronic Engineering categories).

One of her published algorithms on trust is copyrighted (as the software cannot be patented in Europe), and is being used in the industry.

Nardine's research history has helped build her expertise in various fields of artificial intelligence in general, and multiagent systems in particular, such as formal methods, multiagent interactions, norms, formal verification (and model checking), agreement technologies (such as argumentation and trust and reputation), and logic programming.

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