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Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent Agents and New Media

 Contact data
StreetFreyung 6/6 
ZIP, City, Region 1010 - Vienna (Vienna) 
Phone+43-5336112 
Fax+43-5336112-77 
EmailSend Email
Webwww.ofai.at/research/agents/ 
 Contact person

Dipl.-Ing.Dr. Paolo Petta (Head)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 1-10  number of researches: 5
 Competencies

 Central aim of organisation
Transfer and realisation of the potential of our technologies in realistic application scenarios; furthering the relevant state of the art in AI

 Briefly describe your organisation
Research focuses on the effective, flexible and adaptive coordination of autonomous intelligent systems (including both, humans and machines).
Typical dynamic application scenarios include: activities of laypersons and expert human users, collaboration of humans and/or machines, intelligent interfaces to natural environments (perception and actuation), and distributed information infrastructures.
In all of these settings, situated coordination supersedes the traditional notion of control, improving diachronic and semantic interoperability.
Core technologies and reference application scenarios include:
* Situated agents and multi-agent systems for conceptual design and engineering * Agent-based simulation * Perceptual technologies, e.g. cognitive vision * Human computer interfaces and sustained interaction, with a focus on emotion-oriented systems * Information systems in open domains * Intelligent hypermedia * Educational applications, including serious games.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
   - E-Government     
   - E-Inclusion     
   - E-Learning     
   - Cultural Heritage     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - ICT Application for Environment Management     
   - Virtual and Augmented Reality      
   - Pattern Processing     
   - Computer Games, Simulation of Social Process     
   - Knowledge Management     
   - Process Management     
   - Digital Systems     
   - Information and Multimedia Retrieval     
   - Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)     
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Semantic Systems     
   - Internet Technologies     
   - Advanced Systems Architecture     
   - GRID Computing     
   - Pervasive Computing     
   - Automation     
   - Robotics     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Artificial Intelligence     
   - Embedded Systems and Real-time Systems     

 ICT keywords
Emotion-oriented Systems, Affective Computing, Human-Computer Interfaces, Human-Computer Interaction
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)

 RTD Experience
Participation in EU FP5, FP6, and FP7 projects (STRePs, IPs, NoEs, CAs) in the areas of ICT and ICT&Security with leading roles (WP leader, coordinator), as well as in national projects (funding by agencies such as FWF, WWTF, etc.). Educational activities (Master and Ph.D. Theses) are a routine component of our work.

 Publications
Petta P., Pelachaud C., Cowie R. (eds.): Emotion-Oriented Systems: The Humaine Handbook, Springer, Heidelberg/Dordrecht/London/New York, 2011.

Bandini S., Petta P., Vizzari G. (eds.): Special Issue: Best of Agent Based Modelling and Simulation 2010 (ABModSim-3), Cybernetics and Systems, 2011.

Donikian S., Petta P.: A Survey of Research Work in Computer Science and Cognitive Science Dedicated to the Modeling of Reactive Human Behaviors, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 22(5):445-455, 2011.

Heylen D., Akker R.op den, Maat M.ter, Petta P., Rank S., Reidsma D., Zwiers J.: On the Nature of Engineering Social Artificial Companions, Applied Artificial Intelligence, 25(6): 549-574, 2011.

Aylett R., Lim M.Y., Louchart S., Petta P., Riedl M. (eds.): Interactive Storytelling, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2010.

Petta P. (ed.): From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation 6 - A selection of contributions, International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 2010

Braubach L., Hoek W.van der, Petta P., Pokahr A. (eds.): Multiagent System Technologies. 7th German Conference, MATES 2009, Hamburg, Germany, September 2009, Proceedings, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2009.

Gratch J., Marsella S., Petta P. (eds.): Modeling the cognitive antecedents and consequences of emotion, Cognitive Systems Research, 2009.

Iurgel I.A., Zagalo N., Petta P. (eds.): Interactive Storytelling, Second Joint International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2009, Guimaraes, Portugal, December 9-11 2009, Proceedings, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg/New York, 2009.

Bandini S., Petta P., Vizzari G. (eds.): Best of Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation 2008 (ABModSim-2), Cybernetics and Systems, 2009.

Petta P., Gratch J.: Computational models of emotion, Sander D., Scherer K. (eds.): Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences, Oxford University Press, 2009.

Cavazza M., Donikian S., Christie M., Spierling U., Szilas N., Vorderer P., Hartmann T., Klimmt C., Andre E., Champagnat R., Petta P., Olivier P.: The IRIS Network of Excellence: Integrating Research in Interactive Storytelling, in Spierling U., Szilas N. (eds.), Interactive Storytelling, Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg, pp.14-19, 2008.

Payr S., Jung B., Martinez J., Petta P.: Game-Based Development of Collaboration Competences, in Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, June 30-July 4, 2008, Vienna, Austria (EU), Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, USA, 4554-4564, 2008.

Martinez-Miranda J., Jung B., Payr S., Petta P.: The Intermediary Agents Brain: Supporting Learning to Collaborate at the Inter-Personal Level, in Padgham L. et al. (eds.), 7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2008), Estoril, Portugal, May 12-16, 2008, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, IFAAMAS, 1277-1280, 2008.

Gratch J., Marsella S., Petta P.: Modeling the cognitive antecedents and consequences of emotion, Cognitive Systems Research, Modeling the cognitive antecedents and consequences of emotion, 10(1), 2009.

Hermann C., Jung B., Petta P.: Designing Criteria-Driven Scheduling as Integrated Service for IEEE-FIPA Compliant Multi-Agent Infrastructures, in Bichler M. et al. (eds.), Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik, MKWI 2008, Muenchen, 26.-28.2.2008, Proceedings, GITO-Verlag Berlin, 291-302, 2008.

Bandini S., Vizzari G., Petta P.: Guest Editorial: Best of Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (ABModSim), Cybernetics and Systems, Best of Agent Based Modeling and Simulation, 38(7), 627-630, 2007.

Petta P., Omicini A., Payne T., McBurney P.: Introduction to the special issue: The AgentLink III technical forums, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), The AgentLink III technical forums, 2(4), 12:1-12:6, 2007.

Petta P., Mueller J.P., Klusch M., Georgeff M. (eds.): Multiagent System Technologies. 5th German Conference, MATES 2007. Leipzig, Germany, EU, September 24-26, 2007. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg/New York, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence volume 4687, 2007.

Petta P., Mueller J.P.: Guest editorial: Best of ``From agent theory to agent implementation (AT2AI) - 4, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Special Issue: Best of AT2AI-4, 20(2-4), pp.99-103, 2006.

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