Srdjan Vesic

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I am Srdjan Vesic (Serbian: Срђан Весић) and I am a CNRS researcher (chargé de recherche) since January 2013. I am affiliated with CRIL research centre in Lens (France). My current research consists of developing and studying ranking-based semantics for argumentation graphs, considering mechanisms to measure and decrease inconsistency of knowledge bases and studying properties of judgment aggregation rules.
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Before joining CNRS, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg City (Luxembourg), in the Individual and Collective Reasoning research group of Leon van der Torre. From October 2012 to January 2013, I was an AFR postdoc, and during the 2011/12 academic year, I held an ERCIM postdoctoral fellowship (both in the same research group). During my postdoc, I studied the link between argumentation-based and non argumentation-based reasoning, participated in the development of an on-line tool for argumentation-based decision making, worked on a logical language to describe the beliefs of argumentation agents in a multi-agent system and studied the role of trust in argumentation-based negotiation.

In July 2011, I obtained a PhD in artificial intelligence from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse (France), in ADRIA team at IRIT, under the supervision of Leila Amgoud and Philippe Besnard. My PhD thesis was about integrating preferences in argumentation and using argumentation-based frameworks for reasoning, decision-making and negotiation. I also studied different roles played by preferences in argumentation.

In June 2008, I obtained a master in artificial intelligence from the same institute and university (ranked 1st).

Before coming to France, I graduated from University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mathematics, Department of Computer Science, in Belgrade (Serbia).

Research interests


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  • Reasoning under uncertainty and/or inconsistency
  • Argumentation theory
  • Computational social choice
  • Decision making theory
  • Logic-based knowledge representation
  • Argumentation-based negotiation

Publications

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2017

  • Jérôme Lang, Gabriella Pigozzi, Marija Slavkovik, Leon van der Torre, Srdjan Vesic. A partial taxonomy of judgment aggregation rules and their properties. Social Choice and Welfare, 2017. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The paper is also available at the journal web site.)

2016

  • Jérôme Lang, Marija Slavkovik, Srdjan Vesic. Agenda Separability in Judgment Aggregation. In 13th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016, Phoenix, Arizona - USA, 12-17 February 2016, AAAI Press, 2016. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication is available at the AAAI website.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Jonathan Ben-Naim, Dragan Doder, Srdjan Vesic. Ranking Arguments With Compensation-Based Semantics. In 15th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, KR 2016, Cape Town - South Africa, 25-29 April 2016, AAAI Press, 2016. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The author's version was slightly updated after publication. You can access the original publication at the AAAI website.)
  • Martin Caminada, Wolfgang Dvořák, Srdjan Vesic. Preferred Semantics as Socratic Discussion. Journal of Logic and Computation, 2016. [pdf*] [bibtex] (This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Logic and Computation following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at the journal web site.)

2015

  • Jérôme Delobelle, Sébastien Konieczny, Srdjan Vesic. On the Aggregation of Argumentation Frameworks. In 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25-31 July 2015, AAAI Press, 2015. © IJCAI [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication is available at IJCAI web site.)
  • Sébastien Konieczny, Pierre Marquis, Srdjan Vesic. On Supported Inference and Extension Selection in Abstract Argumentation Frameworks. In 13th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, ECSQARU 2015, Compiègne, France, 15-17 July 2015, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 9161, Springer 2015. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)
  • Dragan Doder, Srdjan Vesic. How to Decrease and Resolve Inconsistency of a Knowledge Base? In 7th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2015, Lisbon - Portugal, 10-12 January 2015. [pdf*] [bibtex]
    The best paper award
  • Madalina Croitoru, Rallou Thomopoulos, Srdjan Vesic. Introducing Preference-Based Argumentation to Inconsistent Ontological Knowledge Bases. (short paper) In 18th Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2015, Bertinoro, FC - Italy, 26-30 October 2015, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Volume 9387, Springer, 2015. [pdf*] (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)

2014

  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. Rich Preference-Based Argumentation Frameworks. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 2014. [pdf*] [bibtex] (This is author's version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Approximate Reasoning. Its format and contents differ slightly from the version published at the journal web site.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Philippe Besnard, Srdjan Vesic. Equivalence in logic-based argumentation. Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics, 2014. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication as published by Taylor & Francis.)
  • Jérôme Lang, Marija Slavkovik, Srdjan Vesic. A weakening of independence in judgment aggregation: agenda separability. (short paper) In 21th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2014, Prague - Czech Republic, 18-22 August 2014. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, IOS Press, 2014. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The author's version differs from the published version; the only difference is in Proposition 2 and Footnote 4. The original publication as published by IOS press is available here.)

2013

  • Srdjan Vesic. Identifying the Class of Maxi-Consistent Operators in Argumentation. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 2013. [pdf] [bibtex] (The paper is also available at the journal web site.)
  • Madalina Croitoru, Srdjan Vesic. What Can Argumentation Do for Inconsistent Ontology Query Answering? In 7th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management, SUM 2013, Washington DC Area - USA, 16-18 Setpember 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8078, Springer, 2013. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)
  • Jérôme Lang, Marija Slavkovik, Srdjan Vesic. Two types of separability in judgment aggregation. In 11th European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems, EUMAS 2013, Toulouse - France, 12-13 December 2013.

2012

  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. A formal analysis of the role of argumentation in negotiation dialogues. Journal of Logic and Computation, 2012. [pdf*] [bibtex] (This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Logic and Computation following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at the journal web site.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. Revising option status in argument-based decision systems. Journal of Logic and Computation, 2012. [pdf*] [bibtex] (This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Logic and Computation following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at the journal web site.)
  • Srdjan Vesic. Maxi-Consistent Operators in Argumentation. In 20th European Conference on artificial intelligence, ECAI 2012, Montpellier - France, 27-31 August 2012. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, IOS Press, 2012. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication as published by IOS press.)
  • Srdjan Vesic, Leendert van der Torre. Beyond Maxi-Consistent Argumentation Operators. In 13th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence, JELIA 2012, Toulouse - France, 26-28 September 2012. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence / Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2012. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)
  • François Schwarzentruber, Srdjan Vesic, Tjitze Rienstra. Building an Epistemic Logic for Argumentation. In 13th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence, JELIA 2012, Toulouse - France, 26-28 September 2012. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence / Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2012. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)
  • Srdjan Vesic, Mykhailo Ianchuk, Andrii Rubtsov. The Synergy: A Platform for Argumentation-Based Group Decision Making. (extended abstract) In 4th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument, COMMA 2012, Vienna - Austria, 10-12 September 2012. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, IOS Press, 2012. [pdf*] [bibtex] You can use the software online at thesynergy.org. (The original publication as published by IOS press.)
  • Martin Caminada, Srdjan Vesic. On extended conflict-freeness in argumentation. In 24th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2012, Maastricht - The Netherlands, 25-26 October 2012. [pdf*] [bibtex]
    Nominated for the best paper award
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. On the use of argumentation for multiple criteria decision making. In 14th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2012, Catania - Italy, 9-13 July 2012. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence / Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, 2012.

2011

  • Srdjan Vesic. Preference-based argumentation frameworks: application in decision making and negotiation. PhD thesis, Paul Sabatier University, 2011. [pdf] [bibtex]
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. A new approach for preference-based argumentation frameworks. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 2011. [pdf*] [bibtex] (This is an author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available at the journal web site.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. On the equivalence of logic-based argumentation systems. In 5th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management, SUM 2011, Dayton - Ohio, 10-12 October 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6929, Springer, 2011. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. Two roles of preferences in argumentation frameworks. In 11th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, ECSQARU 2011, Belfast - UK, 29 June - 1 July 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6717, Springer 2011. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. A formal analysis of the outcomes of argumentation-based negotiations. (extended abstract) In 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2011, Taipei - Taiwan, 2-6 May 2011. [pdf*] [bibtex] (original publication)
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. Basic equivalence in logic-based argumentation. In 23rd International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2011, Boca Raton, Florida - USA, 7-9 November 2011. IEEE, 2011. [pdf*] [bibtex] (original publication)
  • Leila Amgoud, Philippe Besnard, Srdjan Vesic. Identifying the core of logic-based argumentation systems. (short paper) In 23rd International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2011, Boca Raton, Florida - USA, 7-9 November 2011. IEEE, 2011. [pdf*] [bibtex] (original publication)

2010

  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. Handling inconsistency with preference-based argumentation. In 4th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management, SUM 2010, Toulouse - France, 27-29 September 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6379, Springer, 2010. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The author's version differs from the published one mostly because it contains all proofs. Not all of them are included in the published version due to the space restriction. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. Generalizing stable semantics by preferences. In 3rd International Conference on Computational Models of Argument, COMMA 2010, Desenzano del Garda - Italy, 8-10 September 2010, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 216, IOS Press, 2010. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication as published by IOS press.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. On the role of preferences in argumentation frameworks. (short paper) In 22nd International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2010, Arras - France, 27-29 October 2010. IEEE, 2010. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication as published by IEEE Xplore.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. Rich preference-based argumentation frameworks. In 8th European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems, EUMAS 2010, Paris - France, 16-17 Dec 2010.

2009

  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. Repairing Preference-Based Argumentation Frameworks. In 21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2009, Pasadena, California - USA, 11-17 July 2009, AAAI Press, 2009. © IJCAI [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication is available at IJCAI web site.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. On Revising Argumentation-Based Decision Systems. In 10th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, ECSQARU 2009, Verona - Italy, 1-3 July 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5590, Springer 2009. [pdf*] [bibtex] (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. An axiomatic account of preference-based argumentation systems. In Cinquièmes Journées Francophones "Modèles formels de l'interaction", MFI 2009, Lannion - France, 3-5 June 2009.
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. On the limits of preference-based argumentation frameworks. In 7th European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems, EUMAS 2009, Ayia Napa - Cyprus, 17-18 Dec 2009.

2008

  • Srdjan Vesic. An abstract argumentation framework for decision making. Master thesis, Paul Sabatier University, 2008. [pdf] [bibtex]

2007

  • Miroslav Martinovic, Srdjan Vesic, Goran Rakic. Building an Information Retrieval System for Serbian-Challenges and Solutions. (poster) In 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007, Antwerp - Belgium, 28-31 August 2007.
Symbol * stands for "author's version of the work".

Technical reports

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  • Leila Amgoud, Elise Bonzon, Marco Correia, Jorge Cruz, Jérôme Delobelle, Sébastien Konieczny, João Leite, Alexis Martin, Nicolas Maudet, Srdjan Vesic. A note on the uniqueness of models in social abstract argumentation. arXiv:1705.03381, 2017. [pdf]
  • Madalina Croitoru, Rallou Thomopoulos, Srdjan Vesic. Introducing Preference-Based Argumentation to Inconsistent Ontological Knowledge Bases. Technical Report, CRIL, CNRS - Université d'Artois, 2015. [pdf]
  • Sébastien Konieczny, Pierre Marquis, Srdjan Vesic. On Supported Inference and Extension Selection in Abstract Argumentation Frameworks. Technical Report, CRIL, CNRS - Université d'Artois, 2015. [pdf]
  • Jérôme Lang, Gabriella Pigozzi, Marija Slavkovik, Leon van der Torre, Srdjan Vesic. Majority-preserving judgment aggregation rules. arXiv:1502.05888, 2015. [pdf]
  • Madalina Croitoru, Srdjan Vesic. What Can Argumentation Do for Inconsistent Ontology Query Answering? Technical Report lirmm-00812630, LIRMM, 2013. [pdf]
  • Srdjan Vesic, Leendert van der Torre. A New Class of Classical Logic Instantiations of Dung’s Abstract Argumentation Theory. Technical Report, University of Luxembourg, 2012. [pdf]
  • Leila Amgoud, Srdjan Vesic. On revising offer status in argument-based negotiations. Technical Report IRIT/RR--2009-9-FR, IRIT, 2009. [pdf]

Scientific activities


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Students

Programme committee membership

Reviewing for journals

Reviewing for conferences

Visits and talks

COST action meetings

Administrative activities

  • I am a member of the Council of laboratory (Conseil de laboratoire) of CRIL since 2014.
  • I am a member of the Organising Committee of CAALC 2017.
  • I was a member of the Organising Committee of ACAI 2015.
  • I am the member of CST (Comité de Suivi de Thèse) of Abdelraouf Hecham, who is a PhD student at University of Montpellier.
  • I was the coordinator of ICR and ILIAS seminars at the University of Luxembourg, from July to December 2012.

Projects and fellowships


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Current projects

Past projects

Fellowships / scholarships


Teaching

a blackboard Between 2013 and now, I taught the following courses at Artois University (in French):
  • Argumentation Theory and Its Applications
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Programming and Algorithms
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Introduction to Web, XHTML and CSS
During the 2011/12 academic year and the winter semester of 2012/13, I taught the following courses at the University of Luxembourg (in English):
  • Intelligent Systems - Agents and Reasoning
  • Basics of Intelligent and Adaptive Systems
  • Game Theory
I was a teaching assistant (moniteur) at Paul Sabatier University from 2008/09 to 2010/11, where I taught the following courses (in French):
  • Logic
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Imperative Programming
  • Introduction to Functional Programming
  • Introduction to Programming and Algorithms
  • Programming Concepts
  • Numerical Methods
  • Human-Machine Interaction
I was a teaching assistant at the University of Belgrade during the 2006/07 academic year, where I taught the following courses (in Serbian):
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Numerical Methods

Personal


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Contact details



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Address:
Srdjan Vesic
CRIL
CNRS UMR 8188 - Univ. Artois
Rue Jean Souvraz
SP 18
F 62307 Lens Cedex
FRANCE

Email: vesic@cril.fr

  Last update: July 2016.