Professor Wamberto Vasconcelos

Professor Wamberto Vasconcelos
MSc., PhD.

Personal Chair


Contact Details

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fax +44 (0)1224 273422
The University of Aberdeen University of Aberdeen
Department of Computing Science
Meston Building, Room 232
Old Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 3UE
United Kingdom
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Research Interests

Computational logic, software engineering, distributed computing and systems, multi-agent systems


  • Informatics, University of Edinburgh (Prof. Dave Robertson)
  • AGH University, Cracow, Poland (Dr. Bartlomiej Sniezynski)
  • Carnegie-Melon, USA (Prof. Katia Sycara and Dr. Felipe Meneguzzi)
  • King's College, London, UK (Prof. Michael Luck and Dr. Simon Miles)
  • University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Dr. Flavio Soares Correa da Silva)
  • University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (Dr. Stephen Cranefield and Dr. Michael Winikoff)

Research Grants

  • Scrutable Autonomous Systems (SASSY). EPSRC. 2012-2015. Principal Investigator. Amount: GBP 1.1M
  • ALIVE Research Project. The European Commission (FP7). 2008-2010. Principal Investigator. Amount: GBP 350,000
  • International Technology Alliance (ITA). The Department of Defence (USA) and Ministry of Defence (UK). 2006-2011. Co-Investigator. Amount GBP 2,900,000.
  • Conference Grant. The Royal Society. May 2007. Amount: GBP 500.
  • International Exchange Programme. The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Jan–Feb 2005. Amount: GBP 1,500

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Course organiser and lecturer for the module Peer-to-Peer and Agent-Based Computing (CS4027)
  • Course organiser and lecturer for the module Computer Programming and Principles (CS1022)


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  • Compatangelo, E, Vasconcelos, WWMPD & Scharlau, BA 2004, 'Managing ontology versions with a distributed blackboard architecture'.
  • Esteva, M, Vasconcelos, W, Sierra, C & Rodriguez-Aguilar, JA 2004, Norm consistency in electronic institutions. Unknown Publisher.
  • Letia, IA & Vasconcelos, WW 2004, Norms and their role in a model of electronic institution. Unknown Publisher.
  • Vasconcelos, WWMPD, Robertson, DS, Sierra, C, Esteva, M, Sabater, J & Wooldridge, MJ 2004, 'Rapid Prototyping of Large Multi-Agent Systems through Logic Programming', Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, vol. 41, pp. 135-169. [Online] DOI:
  • Vasconcelos, WWMPD, Sierra, C & Esteva, M 2002, An approach to rapid prototyping of large multi-agent systems. in Automated Software Engineering, 2002. Proceedings. ASE 2002. 17th IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. IEEE COMPUTER SOC, Los Alamitos, pp. 13-22. [Online] DOI:
  • Correa da Silva, FS, Vasconcelos, WWMPD, Robertson, DS, Brilhante, V, de Melo, ACV, Finger, M & Agusti, J 2002, 'On the insufficiency of ontologies: problems in knowledge sharing and alternative solutions', Knowledge-Based Systems, vol. 15, pp. 147-167. [Online] DOI:
  • Vasconcelos, WWMPD, Sabater, J, Sierra, C & Queirol, J 2002, 'Skeleton-based agent development for electronic institutions'.
  • Cavalcanti, JB & Vasconcelos, WWMPD 2001, 'A Logic-Based Approach for Automatic Synthesis and Maintenance of Web Sites'.
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