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Stephen Cranefield

BSc(Hons)(Otago), PhD(Edin)

Position
Professor
Room
Stephen is on Research and Study Leave until the end of January 2018, Commerce Building
Phone
+64 3 479 8083
Email
stephen.cranefield@otago.ac.nz
Recipient of
Supervisor Award
Supervising
Manjula Devananda, Paul Williams
Co-supervising
Salma Bakr
Papers
2018 S1: INFO303
Research group
Autonomous Systems

About

I studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Otago, graduating with a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics, and then gained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, studying in the Department of Artificial Intelligence (now merged into the School of Informatics). After a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Computer Science at Otago, I had a short-term position in the Computer Science department at Massey University, and then joined Otago's Information Science department in 1994.

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Supervision

In 2012 I was one of 14 finalists from across the University of Otago for the Supervisor of the Year Awards that are judged by a panel of postgraduate students. I won the award for “Research Supervisor of the Year: Commerce”.

Two of my PhD students submitted their PhD theses in 2012 and I am looking to take on some more. Please contact me if you are interested in working on a PhD with me.

Note that International PhD students in New Zealand pay the same fees as local students, and the University of Otago offers scholarships to pay fees and living costs.

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Activities

I am on the editorial boards of the journals Knowledge Engineering Review and Multiagent and Grid Systems, and have served on the programme and/or organising committees for many international conferences and workshops. Recent journal, conference and workshop involvement includes the following:

Journal reviewing
  • IEEE Internet Computing (2013)
  • ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (2012, 2013)
  • Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012)
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence (2011)
  • Advances in Artificial Intelligence (2010)
  • Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (2009, 2010)
Conference and workshop organisation
  • Programme Co-Chair Australasian Web Conference, 2014
  • Programme Co-Chair, Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2013
  • Publicity Chair, International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2012
  • Workshops co-chair, 14th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, 2011
  • Co-Chair, Workshop on Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms (COIN) at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2011
Senior Programme Committees
  • International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2008 (short-listed for Best SPC Member award), 2009, 2012 and 2013
  • Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2007-2010
  • International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, 2011-2012
Programme Committees
  • International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2002, 2004-2007, 2010, and for the Demo Track in 2013 and 2014.
  • IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT), 2003 and 2005-2009
  • Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2011-2012
  • European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems, 2012
  • Workshops on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in agent systems (COIN) at the AAMAS conferences 2006-2010, the MALLOW'07 federated workshops event, and at WI-IAT 2011.

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Research

My research interests include multi-agent systems (particularly institutions and norms for open societies of agents, and tool support for agent communication languages, interaction protocols and ontologies), the Semantic Web, and software technologies for next generation telecommunications network service provision.

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Interests

When I am not spending time with my wife, Janine, and son, Nicholas, I can be found performing as Principal Clarinet in the Southern Sinfonia, Dunedin's part-time professional orchestra.

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Publications

My full publications list is available via Bibsonomy.

Cranefield, S., Mahmoud, S., Padget, J., & Rocha, A. P. (Eds.). (2017). Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems XII (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 10315). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International, 171p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-66595-5

Devananda, M., Cranefield, S., Winikoff, M., & Lloyd, H. (2017). Workload prediction model of a primary health centre. Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). (pp. 1192-1204). Retrieved from http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis/

Cranefield, S., Winikoff, M., Dignum, V., & Dignum, F. (2017). No pizza for you: Value-based plan selection in BDI agents. Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). (pp. 178-184). doi: 10.24963/ijcai.2017/26

Cranefield, S., Meneguzzi, F., Oren, N., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2016). A Bayesian approach to norm identification. In G. A. Kaminka, M. Fox, P. Bouquet, E. Hüllermeier, F. Dignum & F. van Harmelen (Eds.), Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications (Vol. 285): ECAI 2016. (pp. 622-629). Amsterdam: IOS Press. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-672-9-622

Cranefield, S. (2016). Supporting group plans in the BDI architecture using coordination middleware [Extended abstract]. In J. Thangarajah, K. Tuyls, C. Jonker & S. Marsella (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems (AAMAS). (pp. 1427-1428). New York: ACM. [Abstract]

Edited Book - Research

Cranefield, S., Mahmoud, S., Padget, J., & Rocha, A. P. (Eds.). (2017). Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems XII (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 10315). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International, 171p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-66595-5

Cranefield, S., & Song, I. (Eds.). (2012). Agent based simulation for a sustainable society and multi-agent smart computing: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 7580). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 125p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-35612-4

Cranefield, S., van Riemsdijk, M. B., Vázquez-Salceda, J., & Noriega, P. (Eds.). (2012). Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent system VII: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 7254). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 221p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-35545-5

Tamma, V., Cranefield, S., Finin, T. W., & Willmott, S. (Eds.). (2005). Ontologies for agents: Theory and experiences. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser, 345p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Cranefield, S. (2014). Agents and expectations. In T. Balke, F. Dignum, M. Birna van Riemsdijk & A. K. Chopra (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems IX (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 8386). (pp. 234-255). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07314-9_13

Balke, T., Cranefield, S., Di Tosto, G., Mahmoud, S., Paolucci, M., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Verhagen, H. (2013). Simulation and NorMAS. In G. Andrighetto, G. Governatori, P. Noriega & L. W. N. van der Torre (Eds.), Normative multi-agent systems. (pp. 171-189). Dagstuhl, Germany: Schloss Dagstuhl. doi: 10.4230/DFU.Vol4.12111.171

Singh, M. P., Arrott, M., Balke, T., Chopra, A., Christiaanse, R., Cranefield, S., … Savarimuthu, B. T. R., … Villata, S. (2013). The uses of norm. In G. Andrighetto, G. Governatori, P. Noriega & L. W. N. van der Torre (Eds.), Normative multi-agent systems. (pp. 191-229). Dagstuhl, Germany: Schloss Dagstuhl. doi: 10.4230/DFU.Vol4.12111.191

Ranathunga, S., & Cranefield, S. (2013). Improving situation awareness in intelligent virtual agents. In F. Dignum, C. Brom, K. Hindriks, M. Beer & D. Richards (Eds.), Cognitive agents for virtual environments: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 7764). (pp. 134-148). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-36444-0_9

Andrighetto, G., Cranefield, S., Conte, R., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Villatoro, D. (2013). (Social) norms and agent-based simulation. In S. Ossowski (Ed.), Agreement technologies: Law, governance and technology series (Vol. 8). (pp. 181-189). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5583-3_11

Cranefield, S., & Ranathunga, S. (2013). Embedding agents in business processes using enterprise integration patterns. In M. Cossentino, A. El Fallah Seghrouchni & M. Winikoff (Eds.), Engineering multi-agent systems: Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 8245). (pp. 97-116). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-45343-4_6

Ranathunga, S., Cranefield, S., & Purvis, M. (2012). Integrating expectation monitoring into BDI agents. In L. Dennis, O. Boissier & R. H. Bordini (Eds.), Programming multi-agent systems: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 7217). (pp. 74-91). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-31915-0_5

Ranathunga, S., Cranefield, S., & Purvis, M. (2012). Interfacing a cognitive agent platform with Second Life. In M. Beer, Brom, F. Dignum & V.-W. Soo (Eds.), Agents for educational games and simulations: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 7471). (pp. 1-21). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-32326-3_1

Cranefield, S., Winikoff, M., & Vasconcelos, W. (2012). Modelling and monitoring interdependent expectations. In S. Cranefield, M. B. van Riemsdijk, J. Vázquez-Salceda & P. Noriega (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent system VII: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 7254). (pp. 149-166). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-35545-5_9

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. A., & Purvis, M. K. (2011). Identifying conditional norms in multi-agent societies. In M. de Vos, N. Fornara, J. V. Pitt & G. Vouros (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems VI (COIN): Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 6541). (pp. 285-302). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21268-0

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M. A., & Purvis, M. K. (2010). Internal agent architecture for norm identification. In J. Padget, A. Artikis, W. Vasconcelos, K. Stathis, V. Torres da Silva, E. Matson & A. Polleres (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions and norms in agent systems V: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 6069). (pp. 241-256). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Cranefield, S., & Li, G. (2010). Monitoring social expectations in Second Life. In J. Padget, A. Artikis, W. Vasconcelos, K. Stathis, V. Torres da Silva, E. Matson & A. Polleres (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems V: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 6069). (pp. 133-146). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-14962-7_9

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. (2010). A data mining approach to identify obligation norms in agent societies. In L. Cao, A. L. C. Bazzan, V. Gorodetsky, P. A. Mitkas, G. Weiss & P. S. Yu (Eds.), Agents and data mining interaction: Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 5980). (pp. 43-58). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-15420-1_5

Winikoff, M., & Cranefield, S. (2009). Eliciting expectations for monitoring social interactions. In M. Purvis & B. T. R. Savarimuthu (Eds.), Computer-mediated social networking: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 5322). (pp. 171-185). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-02276-0

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M., & Cranefield, S. (2009). Norm emergence in multi-agent societies. In D. Król & N. Thanh Nguyen (Eds.), Intelligence integration in distributed knowledge management. (pp. 195-206). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Cranefield, S., & Winikoff, M. (2009). Verifying social expectations by model checking truncated paths. In J. F. Hübner, E. Matson, O. Boissier & V. Dignum (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions and norms in agent systems IV: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 5428). (pp. 204-219). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M., Purvis, M., & Cranefield, S. (2009). Social norm emergence in virtual agent societies. In M. Baldoni, T. C. Son, M. B. van Riemsdijk & M. Winikoff (Eds.), Declarative agent languages and technologies VI: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 5397). (pp. 18-28). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S., Purvis, M., & Purvis, M. (2008). Role model based mechanism for norm emergence in artificial agent societies. In J. S. Sichman, J. Padget, S. Ossowski & P. Noriega (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems III: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 4870). (pp. 203-217). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-79003-7_15

Cranefield, S. (2007). Modelling and monitoring social expectations in multi-agent systems. In Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in agent systems II: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 4386). (pp. 308-321). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Cranefield, S. (2006). A rule language for modelling and monitoring social expectations in multi-agent systems. In O. Boissier, J. Padget, V. Dignum, G. Lindemann, E. Matson, S. Ossowski, … J. Vázquez-Salceda (Eds.), Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms in multi-agent systems: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 3913). (pp. 246-258). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Cranefield, S. (2006). Reliable group communication and institutional action in a multi-agent trading scenario. In F. Dignum, R. M. van Eijk & R. Flores (Eds.), Agent communication II: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (Vol. 3859). (pp. 258-272). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

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