Roberto Confalonieri


Nitimur in vetitum semper, cupimusque negata (Ovidio)
"Ci sforziamo sempre di ottenere ciò che è vietato e desideriamo le cose che ci vengono negate"

Postdoctoral Researcher at IIIA-CSIC

Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA)
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Campus UAB E-08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, (Spain)
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Research Interests
Publications (DBLP)
Under Review:
International Conferences and Workshops:
Research Reports:
  • Upward Refinement Operators for Conceptual Blending in the Description Logic EL++
    Confalonieri, R., Eppe, M., Schorlemmer, M., Kutz, O., Peñaloza, R., Plaza, E.
    Research Report TR-IIIA-2016-01, Barcelona, February 2016.
  • Towards the Implementation of a Preference- and Uncertain-Aware Solver Using Answer Set Programming
    R. Confalonieri, J.C. Nieves, J. Vázquez-Salceda.
    Research Report LSI-10-16-R, Barcelona, June 2010.
  • USE: a Multi-Agent User-Driven Recommendation System for Semantic Knowledge Extraction
    J. S. Lopes, S. Alvarez, R. Confalonieri, J. Vázquez-Salceda.
    Research Report LSI-09-20-R, Barcelona, June 2009.
  • Logic Programs with Possibilistic Ordered Disjunction
    R.Confalonieri, J. C. Nieves, J. Vázquez-Salceda.
    Research Report LSI-09-19-R, Barcelona, May 2009.
(Research) Software
  • posPsmodels An ASP-based solver for computing the LPPODs semantics
    • the LPPOD solver has been used to handle uncertain user preferences in a context-aware system (see DEMO)
  • DecisionMaker A decision maker prototype implementing the Algorithms to compute decision under Uncertainty proposed in the paper Using Possibilistic Logic for Modeling Qualitative Decision: Answer Set Programming Algorithms
Curriculum Vitae ac studiorum
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
  • Ph.D thesis: "The Role of Preferences in Logic Programming: Nonmonotonic Reasoning, User Preferences, Decision under Uncertainty" (Thesis, Extended Abstract)
Research Projects
  • 2014-2016: Concept Invention Theory, (COINVENT)
  • 2011-2013: Autonomic Software Engineering for online cultural experiences, (ACE)
  • 2008-2010: Coordination, Organisation and Model Driven Approaches for Dynamic, Flexible, Robust Software and Services Engineering, (ICT-ALIVE)
  • 2007-2009: Contract based e-Business System Engineering for robust, verifiable Cross-Organisational Business Applications, (IST-CONTRACT)
  • 2006: Reputation-based Governance of Public Works, (Rebag-Ware)