Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Invited research visit in Japan (June-August 2011): Michaël Thomazo has been invited to Ken Kaneiwa laboratory at Iwate University (Japan), thanks to a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). A comparison between the existential rule framework studied in GraphIK and the predicate/meta-predicate hierarchies framework as studied by Ken Kaneiwa in [59] has been conducted. They have been shown mutually reducible to each other, allowing to enrich existential rules with meta-predicates and to discover new decidable classes for query answering with (meta-)predicate hierarchies. Article in preparation.

Visits of International Scientists

  • Meghyn Bienvenu, CNRS INRIA LEO (1 week in May 2011) - Collaboration on query answering on knowledge bases;

  • Nir Oren, Univ. of Aberdeen (1 week in May 2011) - Collaboration on argumentation for multi-agent systems;

  • Sebastian Rudolph, Univ. of Karlsruhe, "Knowledge Management Group" (5 weeks in March / April 2011) - Collaboration on existential rules;

  • Leon van Torre, Univ. of Luxembourg (1 week in October 2011) - Collaboration on dynamic argumentation systems;

  • Serena Villata, Univ. of Torino, January 2011 - Contact on argumentation systems.