Eugénio C. Oliveira
Full Professor at the University
of Porto, Department of Computer
Science (Informatics Engineering), Faculty
of Engineering, founder and Coordinator of the
DAIAS- Distributed Artificial
Intelligence and Agent-based Simulation Group.
Responsible for the new Informatics Engineering Department start-up
(2007 - March 2008).
Former Coordinator of the Informatics
of the Electrotechnical and Computing Department at FEUP, University of
Director of LIACC-
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory at the
of Porto (including different groups from the Faculties of Sciences and
Program in Informatics Engineering at FEUP.
Creator and former responsible at FEUP for the Master of Sciences
course on Artificial Intelligence and Computing (ended in 2006).
former Director of the Master of
Sciences course on
Informatics Engineering at FEUP, University of Porto (ended in
He was a member of AGENTLink
Network of Excellence and the respective SIG on Electronic Commerce
He was portuguese representative at the network "Agreement Technology"
COST Action Management Committe.
A member of the Scientific Council for Informatics Engineering Masters
A member of the Advisory Committee of APPIA (Poruguese Artificial
A member of the Editorial Board of the International
Software Engineering", InderScience
A member of the Editorial Board of the International
Progress in Artificial Intelligence
A member of the Editorial Board
of the International Journal
Multi-Agent Systems", Springer
A member of the Editorial Board of the
Decision Technologies", IOS Press.
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Mail: Faculdade de Engenharia, RuaDr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465
Fax: + (351) 22 508 1413
Phone: +(351) 22 508 1829
I have been involved, for the last 30 years with research in the
areas: First with Logic Programming, Knowledge Based Systems,
and, since 1989, Distributed Artificial Intelligence. All these
subjects are still
at our Research Group DAIAS
A short power point Presentation
on former NIAD&R
work can be found
The key concept around which our efforts are now being made is Artificial
Social Intelligence. Our principal aim is to make it possible that
sophisticated problems can be solved through the intelligent
of Distributed Cooperative Agents. This objective leads to research in
Agent architectures, Tools for building multi-agent communities,
for interaction, including cooperation and conflict resolution, truth
in open, distributed environments and applications. The Group has about
10 members (including PhD students) working in three main directions:
AI, Intelligent Robotics and KBS Applications .
We have been involved in several Research Projects and some of
have descriptions available (see DAIAS-Distributed
Artificial Intelligence and Agent-based Simulation Laboratory and
the link "RESEARCH"
Courses I teach
Computing and Informatics Engineering (5 Years course):
Distributed Artificial Intelligence
Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering (FEUP):
Systems (also in )
for Electronic Business
MAP-Tele:- Doctoral Program in
Telecommunications (Univ. Minho, Aveiro, Porto):
MAPI:- Doctoral Program in Informatics
(Univ. Minho, Aveiro, Porto):
Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS/MAP-I)
Projects: includes ERASMUS internships)
Eugenio Oliveira graduated in 1972 in Electronics and immediately
to Switzerland where he was a R&D Engineer at Brown Bovery (now
Electronics Lab. In 1975 he joined University of Porto and, between
and 1984 he was with the AI group at the New University of Lisbon where
he got his PhD. He developed, at that time the first real-size,
Prolog Expert System which was sold to the portuguese government. The
was to help on territory management by giving advice mainly based on
and biophysical descriptors. He was awarded, together with his
supervisor L.M.Pereira, the Gulbenkian Prize for
and Technology. In 1985 he was "guest scientist" at IBM/International
Center in La Hulpe, Belgium where he was testing a new VM Prolog and
a small project on Expert System Shells. Since 1986 he is teaching AI
Intelligent Robotics, both at the graduate and post- graduate level, at
University of Porto in Portugal, where he coordinates DAIAS (former
Group on Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Agent-based Simulation
(former "and Intelligent Robotics").
He belongs to the Coordination Board of LIACC and was
He is Director of the
Program in Informatics Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering,
University of Porto. He was also Director of the Masters course on
and Intelligent Systems at the University of Porto. He was Area
Technologies and Systems, Robotics) for ECAI (European Conference on
Intelligence) in 92 and 94. He is a member of the Editorial Board of
the Journal "Agents and
Systems" (ed. by Springer) and "Agent Oriented Software Engineering"
(Inderscience). He, and his group, were a full partner for
biggest European project on DAI applications (ARCHON) which aimed at
an Architecture for Cooperative Heterogeneous on-line Systems. He is
responsible for bilateral projects, one with QMWC/Univ. London (Dr. N.
Jennings) on Conflict Resolution for Multi-Agent Systems and the other
with Hungarian MSZKI from Budapest. He also was the coordinator of an
Project including research groups from France, UK and Brasil. He
and his group, DAIAS (former DAI&R), belong to AGENTLink
European Network of Excellence and the respective SIG on Electronic
He was portuguese representative in the Management Committe of
COST Action (ended October 2012). Eugenio
Oliveira is presently supervising several PhD theses on MAS and
Information Extraction related subjects.
He was Director and responsible for the start-up of the
Informatics Engineering (Computer
Science and Engineering) Department at the Engineering Faculty,
University of Porto.
Last Updated: February 2009