Dept. Informática, c6.3.18
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal


Phone: +351-21-750 05 26
Fax: +351-21-750 00 84


present research interests:

Distributed artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, social architectures, decision and motivation in multi-agent systems, social simulation with self-motivated agents, methodologies for exploratory simulation.

Long term: development of a methodology for principled exploratory experimentation in environments with multiple heterogeneous autonomous agents.

Medium term: theory, practice, observation and analysis of societies of agents with multiple non-utilitarian rationalities.

Short term: deployment and execution of experiments where the situated rooting of agents produce non trivial behaviours from the decision standpoint; enlarging of the rationality horizon in artificial environments for the social sciences; economics, sociology, anthropology

organisation of scientific meetings:


some publications (surely not uptodate)

[Antunes and Coelho 1999] Luis Antunes and Helder Coelho, Redesigning the agents’ decision machinery, proceedings of IWAI’99 (AC’99, Annual Conference of the EC I3 Programme, International Workshop on Affect in Interactions - Towards a New Generation of Interfaces), Siena, October 1999.

[Antunes and Coelho 1999] Luis Antunes and Helder Coelho, Rationalising decisions using multiple values, proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Science, Siena, October 1999. Postscript version

[Antunes and Coelho 99] Decisions based upon multiple values: the BVG agent architecture, L. Antunes and H. Coelho, in Proceedings of EPIA’99, Springer-Verlag 1999.

[Antunes 97] Luis Antunes, Towards a model for value-based motivated agents, in proceedings of MASTA’97 (EPIA’97 workshop on Multi-agent Systems: Theory and Applications), Coimbra, October 1997.

[Coelho et al 95] H. Coelho, L. Antunes and L. Moniz, Building Multi-Agent Societies from descriptions to Systems: Inter-Layer Translations, in Proceedings of the EPIA'95 (Encontro Português de Inteligência Artificial), Springer-Verlag, October 1995.

[Coelho et al 94] H. Coelho, L. Antunes and L. Moniz, On Agent Design Rationale, Proceedings of the XI Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Fortaleza, Brazil, October 1994.

[Antunes et al 94] L. Antunes, L. Moniz, H. Coelho: Experiments with Intention-based Behaviour, Internal Report, INESC, 1994.

[Antunes 94] L. Antunes, Around the definition of intention, IV CEMAPRE Conference, April 1994, Lisbon (in portuguese).

[Antunes 93] L. Antunes, Intention and Action, MSc. Thesis, IST/UTL, Lisboa, July 1993 (in portuguese).

[Antunes et al 93] Luis Antunes, Luis Moniz and Carlos Azevedo, RB+: The Dynamic Estimation of the Opponent’s Strength, in Prospects for Artificial Intelligence - Proceedings of AISB’93, Birmingham, IOS Press, 1993.