Research Interests

Starting from Machine Learning and Data Mining I moved on to Multiagent Learning, Recommender Systems and Technologies for Knowledge Management Support, which in turn drew my attention to online knowledge sharing communities, then to how small networks structures arise from interaction between agents and, more recently, to the cultural aspects of knowledge sharing, socialization, the structure of virtual and real societies, innovation patterns and so on.

PhD Students

  • Pilar Opazo. Innovation Situations (provisional title, ongoing). U.Columbia.(2011-)
  • Isaac Chao. (2007) UPC. A Group Selection pattern for multiagent systems and its application to grid computing. Creation of a design pattern that governs selfregulation in collaboration and coordination on grid/based virtual organization infrastructures.
  • Josep M. Pujol. (2006) Structure in Artificial Societies . UPC. An exploration of knowledge sharing and interchange mechanisms and their relationship with the emergence of good (i.e, innovative and learning) network structures and organizations
  • Josep Roure (2004) Incremental Methods for Bayesian Network Structure Learning UPC.

Present Research Projects

  • VOSS: Design Collaborations as Sociotechnical Systems (NSF Award Number: 1025498): in Collaboration with Cornell University and Parsons at The New School, New York City.

Past Research Projects

  • i2CAT: the Internet2 Project in Catalonia
  • Laboranova, A Collaboration Environment for Strategic Innovation
  • Grupos de autoaprendizaje. Study of self-organization in learning. Spanish Ministry of Industry. (2008/2010)
  • Breakout: coworking como espacio ciudadano. Spanish Ministry of Industry. (2009/2010)
  • Expolab. From contemplation to participation and beyond. Spanish Ministry of Industry Fondo para la educacio n en Ciencia y Tecnologia, Spanish Ministry of Innovation Tech Museum of Innovation, California, USA (2010)
  • Alive. Coordination, Organisation and Model Driven Approaches for Dynamic, Flexible, Robust Software and Services Engineering (2009-2010)

Currently organizing

  • Silicon Valley Insights: Openness, the Quadruple Helix and Knowledge Federation within Triple Helix IX International Conference Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly? 11-14 July 2011, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Knowledge Federation 2011. Barcelona.
  • Artifacts, Openness and Digital Practice in Design Collaboration in 28th EGOS Colloquium 2012. Design!?. July 5th to 7th to 8th, 2012. Aalto University /& Hanken School of Economics. Helsinki, Finland

Some publications

  • Lapuente, I.; Sangüesa, R. From Contemplation to Participation and Beyond. (In preparation)
  • Fages, R., Sangüesa, R. EU: State of the art in Good Practice Exchange and Web 2.0. (2007). Comissioned by epractice and released at the 2007 Lisbon Conference of Ministers. European Comission Setember 2007. Available online here:
  • Sangüesaa, R. (coord.), Roma, J.; Sanfeliu, A.; Villanueva, J. (2005). Vers una tecnocultura d \'innovacio. Barcelona, Spain: Cercle pel Coneixement and CIDEM, Generalitat de Catalunya. (A report on innovation, research and future opportunites in Catalonia with a look on the strategic role of collaborative networks)
  • Sangüesa, R. and Molina, F. L. C. (2000). Data Mining, una introduccio. 1st edition. Barcelona: Edicions UOC. 150 p. ISBN: 84-8429-094-8
  • Sangüesa, R., Federating Citizen Knowledge: a report from the trenches. Proceedings of the Knowledge Federation Conference, 2010. Dubrovnik. To be published in Lecture Notes of Computer Science Series. Springer.
  • Sangüesa, R., Lapuente, I. Materia de reflexio, materia d'exposicio. Pensar amb les mans propies i dels altres. In Noves fronteres de la ciencia, l'art i el pensament. Art s Santa Monica Ciencia. Barcelona, Spain (in preparation).
  • Isaac Chao, Oscar Ardaiz and Ramon Sangüesa. A Group Selection Pattern for Agent-Based Virtual Organizations Coordination in Grids.Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online). Volume 4805/2007. ISBN 978-3-540-76887-6.
  • Isaac Chao, Oscar Ardaiz and Ramon Sangüesaa. A Group Selection Pattern Optimizing Job Scheduling in Decentralized Grid Markets. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. ISSN 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online). Volume 4805/2007. On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2008.
  • Isaac Chao, Oscar Ardaiz and Ramon Sangüesa. Social Networking to Support Collaboration in Computational Grids. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. ISSN 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online). On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007: CoopIS, DOA, ODBASE, GADA, and IS. ISBN. 978-3-540-76835-7. Pages 1288-1295.
  • Josep M. Pujol, Ramon Sangüesa and Jordi Delgado (2003). A Ranking Algorithm based on Graph Topology to generate Reputation or Relevance. In In Zhong, N., Liu,J. & Yao, Y.Y. (eds.), Web Intelligence (pp. 380-394). New York; Springer. ISBN: 3-540-44384-3.
  • Sangüesa, R. La tecnocultura i la seva democratitzacio: soroll, limits i oportunitats dels "labs". Revista Catalana d'Etnologia. To be published in June 2011.
  • Chao, I., Sangüesa, R., Ardaiz, O., Joita, L., and Rana, O.: Optimising decentralised grid markets through group selection. Int. J. Web Grid Serv. 4, 4 (Jan. 2009), 357-366
  • Isaac Chao, Ramon Sangüesa and Oscar Ardaiz. A Group Selection Pattern applied to Grid Resource Management. IEEE Special Issue on Grid Resource Management, Sept. 2008
  • Isaac Chao, Ramon Sangüesa and Oscar Ardaiz. Grid Resource Management using Software Agents-  ERCIM News No. 59, October 2004, pp. 39-40 ISSN 0926-4981
  • Grasa, E., Figuerola, S., Recio, J. Lopez, A., De Palol, M., Ribes, L. Díaz, V., Sangüesa, R. Junyent, G, & Savoie, (2006). Video transcoding in a Grid network with User Controlled LightPaths. Future Generation Comp. Syst. 22(8): 920-928 (2006)
  • Pujol, J.M., Flache, A., Delgado, J. and Sangüesa, R. (2005). How can Social Networks ever become Complex? Modeling the Emergence of Complex Networks from Local Social Exchanges. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 8(4)
  • Delgado, J., Pujol, J.M. & Sangüesa,R. (2003). Emergence of coordination in scale-free networks. In Zhong, N., Liu,J. & Yao, Y.Y. (eds.), Web Intelligence and Agent Systems 1(2): 131-138.
  • Sangüesa, R. Federating Citizens Knowledge: a report from the trenches. At the Knowledge Federation Conference, 2010. Dubrovnik (Croatia), October 3rd-6th, 2010.
  • Lapuente, I., R. Sangüesa. The Expolab Experience on Engaging Users in Exhibition CoDesign Online and Offline. Proceedings 11th International Conference on the Public Communication of Sience and Technology. PCST-2011. New Delhi (India).
  • Pujol, J.M., Delgado, J., Sangüesa, R., and Flache, A. "The Role of Clustering on the Emergence of Efficient Social Conventions". Proceedings of the 19th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI-05 (Edinburgh, Scotland), July 2005, pp 965-970, ISBN: 0-938075-93-4.
  • Pujol, J.M., Flache, A., Delgado, J. and Sangüesa, R. "The Emergence of Complex Exchange Networks". Proceedings of the 24th International Sunbelt Social Network Conference (Portoroz, Slovenia), May 2004.
  • J.M., Flache, A., Delgado, J. and Sangüesa, R. "The Emergence of Complex Networks through Local Optimization". In Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Artificial Intelligence ECAI-04 (López de Màntaras,R. and Saitta,L. eds., Valencia, Spain), pp. 48 - 52, IOS Press 2004.
  • Oscar Ardaiz, Kana Sanjeevan, Ramon Sangüesa: A 3-tier Grid Architecture and Interactive Applications Framework for Community Grids. International Conference on Computational Science 2004: 67-74
  • Isaac Chao, Ramon Sangüesa, Oscar Ardaiz: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Resource Management Multiagent System for a Multimedia Processing Grid. OTM Workshops 200 4: 187-197
  • Josep M. Pujol, Ramon Sangüesa, Jordi Delgado: Extracting reputation in multi agent systems by means of social network topology. AAMAS 2002: 467-474.
  • Ramon Sangüesa, Josep M. Pujol. NetExpert: A multiagent system for Expertise Location. IJCAI'01 Workshop on Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories (KM/OM) August 6, 2001. Seattle, USA.