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Dr. Nicoletta Fornara is Senior Researcher and Lecturer (docente a contratto) at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland. She is also teaching assistant and has been lecturer in the Faculty of Informatics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She is principal investigator of a two years SERI-COST project with title “Automatic Web data collection from non-reactive sources by means of normative systems and Semantic Web Technologies” connected to the COST Action "WEBDATANET" in which she is Member for Switzerland of the Management Committee. Dr. Fornara is also co-beneficiary of the project "Open Interaction Systems: an approach Based on Artificial Institutions and Service Oriented Architecture with an application to electronic market places" granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation. From 2010 to 2012 she has been Substitute Member for Switzerland of the Management Committee of the COST Action “Agreement Technologies”. From 2007 she is member of the COIN (Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in agent systems) Steering Committee and she was co-chair of COIN@MALLOW 2010 and COIN@AAMAS06 workshops. Starting from 1998 she has been involved in a number of projects funded by: European Community, Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, and by the Hasler Foundation. She has authored numerous journal and international conference papers and some chapter of books in the research area of multi-agent systems, in particular on agent communication languages, artificial institutions, normative systems and agent’s environment, and in the area of Semantic Web Technologies. For a complete list of publications visit She has been involved in the Program Committee of numerous international conferences like AAMAS, AAA-I, IJCAI, and workshops and she has served as reviewer for numerous international journals.


Multiagent Systems, Agent Communication Languages and Interaction Protocols, Artificial Institutions/Organizations for the specification of Open Interaction Systems, Normative Systems, Semantic Web Technologies, Collaborative/Social Systems, Negotiation, Auctions, and Electronic Commerce, Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems.