Yves Demazeau
CNRS Research Fellow

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Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
Maison Jean Kuntzmann
110 avenue de la Chimie
Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Martin-d’Hères
BP 53 - 38041 Grenoble cedex 9
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 51 46 43
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Email: Yves.Demazeau@imag.fr

Short Curriculum Vitae

Yves Demazeau received his PhD in Computer Science at Grenoble National Polytechnic Institute in 1986 and his HDR at the same university in 2001. He is currently Director of Research at CNRS and External Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Southern Denmark since 2002. He is member and the coordinator of the MAGMA research group on Multi-Agent Systems at the LIG Computer Science Laboratory in Grenoble, and external member of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute in Odense since its creation in 1997. He has been Visiting Professor at VUB Brussels in 1989 and Odense University in 1994.

Yves Demazeau has been active in the research and development of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) for 23 years. He has edited 22 books or proceedings, has authored or co-authored 123 papers and has given more than 46 invited lectures, 116 seminars, and 21 tutorials in this research area. With a close connection to his research interests, Yves Demazeau has advised 48 MSc and 20 PhD theses. He has also participated to 61 PhD examination boards and 11 HDR examination boards.

From design to development, his main research contributions in the MAS have been the introduction of interaction protocols for Agent Communication Languages as adopted by the FIPA, the introduction of the concept of organisations as a ground component of MAS, and the overall VOWELS multi-agent oriented framework. He is also well known for the large-scale and original applications he has developed together with his research team in various domains: autonomous robotics, computer vision, language processing, geographical information systems, telecommunications, interactive games, artistic creation and web intelligence. Since March 2004, Yves Demazeau has expanded his research to more general Artificial Intelligence issues. His current basic research activities in Artificial Intelligence address four themes: trust and privacy, MAS dynamics, MAS evaluation, user centring. Applications are also at number of four: agenda agents, service to the person, artistic creation, and production management.

Yves Demazeau has been teaching MAS in several places in Western Europe (AGH Krakow, UJF Grenoble, UL Luxembourg, UPD Paris, UPM Madrid, USD Odense), and in Southern America (UFC at Fortaleza, UFRGS Porto Alegre, UNICEN Tandil) for more than 10 years. He has served or is serving on the program committees of 181 conferences and workshops. He was the co-originator in 1989 of the MAAMAW workshop series (e.g. MAAMAW’01) and in 1999 of the CEEMAS workshop series (e.g. CEEMAS’01). He was cofounder of the ICMAS conference series (e.g. ICMAS'98, as part of Agents' World, an event that has prefigured the AAMAS conference series). He has been member of the Board of the International Foundation on Multi-Agent Systems (IFAAMAS) from 1998 until 2002, and the co-originator and research coordinator from 1998 until 2002 of AgentLink, the CEC European Network of Excellence in the area of (multi-) agent-based computing. He now holds the chairing of the PAAMS series (e.g PAAM'10).  

Yves Demazeau has served or is serving as editorial board member for the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (JAAMAS Springer), Multi-Agent and Grid Systems (MAGS IOS), Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle (RIA Lavoisier, currently serving as Editor-in-Chief), and of the book series on Multi-Agent Systems, Artificial Societies and Simulated Organisations (MASA Springer).

Updated Summer 2010