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Professor Timothy J Norman

Academic Staff

Timothy J. Norman is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He read Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University of Wales, Swansea, then graduated in 1997 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University College London in the area of AI planning and scheduling. After working as a postdoc at Queen Mary University of London, he moved to the University of Aberdeen in 1999 where he was promoted to Professor in 2009. He joined the Agents Interaction and Complexity Group at ECS Southampton in 2016.

Publication list is in process of being populated, for a more complete (harvested) list, please see my Google Scholar profile or my DBLP profile.

Research

Research interests

Professor Norman is an expert in artificial intelligence, logic and automated reasoning. His most significant research contributions lie in autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, argumentation, logics of norms, action and imperatives, and in trust assessment and trust-informed decision making. Application areas include healthcare, intelligence analysis, security/access control and IoT.

Projects

Professional

Qualifications

BEng (Hons.), Ph.D.

Duties

REF Champion for Computer Science and Informatics

Publications

Jennings, N. R., Faratin, P., Johnson, M. J., Norman, Timothy, O'Brien, P. and Wiegand, M. E. (1996) Agent-Based Business Process Management Int. Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, 5, (2 & 3), pp. 105-130.

Jennings, N. R., Norman, Timothy and Faratin, P. (1998) ADEPT: An Agent-based Approach to Business Process Management ACM SIGMOD Record, 27, (4), pp. 32-39.

Jennings, N. R., Faratin, P., Norman, Timothy, O'Brien, P., Weigand, M. E., Voudouris, C., Alty, J. L., Miah, T. and Mamdani, E. H. (1996) ADEPT: Managing Business Processes Using Intelligent Agents At BCS Expert Systems 96 Conference (Intelligent Systems Integration Programme Track), United Kingdom. , pp. 5-23.

Norman, Timothy and Jennings, N. R. (1997) Generating States of Joint Commitment Between Autonomous Agents At 3rd Australian Workshop on Distributed Artifical Intelligence. , pp. 109-119.

Norman, Timothy, Jennings, N. R., Faratin, P. and Mamdani, E. H., (1997) Designing and Implementing a Multi-Agent Architecture for Business Process Management Mueller, J. P., Wooldridge, M. J. and Jennings, N. R. (eds.) At Intelligent Agents III, Lectures Notes in Artificial Intelligence. , pp. 261-275.

Norman, Timothy, Sierra, C. and Jennings, N. R. (1998) Rights and Commitments in Multi-Agent Agreements At 3rd Int. Conf. on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS-98), France. , pp. 222-229.

Panzarasa, P., Norman, Timothy and Jennings, N. R. (1999) Modelling Sociality in a BDI Framework At 1st Asia-Pacific Conf. on Intelligent Agent Technology. , pp. 202-206.

Norman, Timothy, Faratin, P. and Jennings, N. R. (1997) Commercial Applications of Agent Technology At DA-DSM DistribuTECH Europe 1997 Workshop.

Doran, J. E., Franklin, S., Jennings, N. R. and Norman, Timothy (1997) On Cooperation in Multi-Agent Systems The Knowledge Engineering Review, 12, (3), pp. 309-314.

Jennings, N. R., Faratin, P., Norman, Timothy, O'Brien, P. and Odgers, B. (2000) Autonomous Agents for Business Process Management Int. Journal of Applied Artificial Intelligence, 14, (2), pp. 145-189.

Jennings, N. R., Faratin, P., Norman, Timothy, O'Brien, P., Odgers, B. and Alty, J. L. (2000) Implementing a Business Process Management System Using ADEPT: A Real-World Case Study Int. Journal of Applied Artificial Intelligence, 14, (5), pp. 421-465.

Norman, Timothy and Jennings, N. R. (2002) Constructing a Virtual Training Laboratory Using Intelligent Agents International Journal of Continuous Engineering and Life-Long Learning, 12, (1-4), pp. 201-213.

Panzarasa, P., Jennings, N. R. and Norman, Timothy (2002) Formalising Collaborative Decision Making and Practical Reasoning in Multi-Agent Systems Journal of Logic and Computation, 12, (1), pp. 55-117.

Panzarasa, P., Norman, Timothy and Jennings, N. R. (2001) Social Mental Shaping: Modelling the Impact of Sociality on Autonomous Agents' Mental States Computational Intelligence, 17, (4), pp. 738-782.

Norman, Timothy, Jennings, N. R., Faratin, P. and Mamdani, E. H. (1996) Designing and Implementing a Multi-Agent Architecture for Business Process management At Proc. ECAI-96 Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures and Languages (ATAL-96). , pp. 149-161.

Panzarasa, P., Jennings, N. R. and Norman, Timothy (2001) Going Public and the Sale of Shares with Heterogeneous Investors: Agent-Based Computational Modelling and Computer Simulations International Group Decision and Negotiation, 10, (5), pp. 423-470.

Reed, C., Norman, Timothy and Jennings, N. R. (2002) Negotiating the semantics of agent communication languages Computational Intelligence, 18, (2), pp. 229-252.

Norman, Timothy, Preece, A., Chalmers, S., Jennings, N. R., Luck, M., Dang, V.D., Nguyen, T.D., Deora, V., Shao, J., Gray, A. and Fiddian, N. (2003) CONOISE: Agent-based formation of virtual organisations At 23rd SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of AI, United Kingdom. , pp. 353-366.

Norman, Timothy, Preece, A., Chalmers, S., Jennings, N. R., Luck, M., Dang, V.D., Nguyen, T.D., Deora, V., Shao, J., Gray, A. and Fiddian, N. (2004) Agent-based formation of virtual organisations International Journal of Knowledge Based Systems, 17, ((2-4)), pp. 103-111.

Shao, J, Gray, W.A., Fiddian, N.J, Deora, V, Shercliff, G, Stockreisser, P.J., Norman, Timothy, Preece, A, Gray, P.M.D., Chalmers, S, Oren, N, Jennings, N. R., Luck, M, Dang, V.D., Nguyen, T.D., Patel, J and Teacy, W.T.L. (2004) Supporting Formation and Operation of Virtual Organisations in a Grid Environment At The UK OST e-Science second All Hands Meeting 2004 (AHM'04), United Kingdom. , pp. 376-383.

Patel, Jigar, Teacy, W. T. Luke, Jennings, N. R., Luck, Michael, Chalmers, Stuart, Oren, Nir, Norman, Timothy, Preece, Alun, Gray, Peter M. D., Shercliff, Gareth, Stockreisser, Patrick J., Shao, Jianhua, Gray, W. Alex, Fiddian, Nick J. and Thompson, Simon (2005) Agent-Based Virtual Organisations for the Grid Int. Journal of Multi-Agent and Grid Systems, 1, (4), pp. 237-249.

Karunatillake, N.C., Jennings, N. R., Rahwan, I. and Norman, Timothy (2005) Argument-based negotiation within a social context At 2nd International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems. , pp. 74-88.

Patel, J., Teacy, W.T.L., Jennings, N. R., Luck, M., Chalmers, S., Oren, N., Norman, Timothy, Preece, A., Gray, P.M.D., Shercliff, G., Stockreisser, P.J., Shao, J., Gray, W.A., Fiddian, N.J. and Thompson, S. (2005) CONOISE-G: Agent-based virtual organisations for the Grid At 1st International Workshop on Smart Grid Technologies, Netherlands. , pp. 1-15.

Karunatillake, N. C., Jennings, N. R., Rahwan, I. and Norman, Timothy (2005) Arguing and negotiating in the presence of social influences At 4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS’05), Hungary. , pp. 223-235.

Patel, Jigar, Teacy, W. T. Luke, Jennings, N. R., Luck, Michael, Chalmers, Stuart, Oren, Nir, Norman, Timothy, Preece, Alun, Gray, Peter M. D., Shercliff, Gareth, Stockreisser, Patrick J., Shao, Jianhua, Gray, W. Alex, Fiddian, Nick J. and Thompson, Simon (2005) Monitoring, Policing and Trust for Grid-Based Virtual Organisations At the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005, United Kingdom. 19 - 22 Sep 2005. , pp. 891-898.

Kalofonos, D., Karunatillake, N., Jennings, N. R., Norman, Timothy, Reed, C. and Wells, S. (2006) Building agents that plan and argue in a social context. At 1st International Conference on Computational Models of Argument. , pp. 15-26.

Patel, J., Teacy, W.T.L., Jennings, N. R., Luck, M., Chalmers, S., Oren, N., Norman, Timothy, Preece, A., Gray, P.M.D., Shercliff, G., Stockreisser, P. J., Shao, J., Gray, W. A., Fiddian, N. J. and Thompson, S. (2005) Agent-Based Virtual Organisations for the Grid At the 4th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Netherlands. , pp. 1151-1152.

Nguyen, T. D., Thompson, S. G., Patel, J., Teacy, W. T. L., Jennings, N. R., Luck, M., Dang, V., Chalmers, S., Oren, N., Norman, Timothy, Preece, A., Gray, P. M. D., Shercliff, G., Stockreisser, P. J., Shao, J., Gray, W. A. and Fiddian, N. J. (2006) Delivering Services by Building and Running Virtual Organisations BT Technology Journal, 24, (1), pp. 141-152.

Walton, Douglas, Toniolo, Alice and Norman, Timothy (2016) Towards a richer model of deliberation dialogue: closure problem and change of circumstances Argument & Computation, 7, (2-3), pp. 155-173. (doi:10.3233/AAC-160009).

Etuk, Anthony, Norman, Timothy, Sensoy, Murat and Srivatsa, Mudhakar (2017) How to trust a few among many Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, pp. 1-30. (doi:10.1007/s10458-016-9337-5).

Ouyang, Robin Wentao, Srivastava, Mani, Toniolo, Alice and Norman, Timothy (2016) Truth discovery in crowdsourced detection of spatial events IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 28, (4), pp. 1047-1060. (doi:10.1109/TKDE.2015.2504928).

Ouyang, Robin Wentao, Kaplan, Lance M., Toniolo, Alice, Srivastava, Mani and Norman, Timothy (2016) Parallel and streaming truth discovery in large-scale quantitative crowdsourcing IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 27, (10), pp. 2984-2997. (doi:10.1109/TPDS.2016.2515092).

Gasparini, Luca, Norman, Timothy and Kollingbaum, Martin J. (2016) Observation-based multi-agent planning with communication In ECAI 2016. IOS Press., pp. 444-452. (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-672-9-444).

Toniolo, Alice, Norman, Timothy, Etuk, Anthony, Cerutti, Federico, Ouyang, Robin Wentao, Srivastava, Mani, Oren, Nir, Dropps, Timothy, Allen, John A. and Sullivan, Paul (2015) Supporting reasoning with different types of evidence in intelligence analysis In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. 9 pp, pp. 781-789.

Cerutti, Federico, Kaplan, Lance, Norman, Timothy, Oren, Nir and Toniolo, Alice (2015) Subjective logic operators in trust assessment: an empirical study Information Systems Frontiers, 17, (4), pp. 743-762. (doi:10.1007/s10796-014-9522-5).

Wu, Jiachao, Li, Hengfei, Oren, Nir and Norman, Timothy J. (2016) Godel Fuzzy Argumentation Frameworks In Computational Models of Argument. vol. 287, IOS Press., pp. 447-458. (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-686-6-447).

Burnett, Chris, Norman, Timothy J., Sycara, Katia and Oren, Nir (2014) Supporting Trust Assessment and Decision Making in Coalitions IEEE Intelligent Systems, 29, (4), pp. 18-24. (doi:10.1109/MIS.2013.53).

Burnett, Chris, Norman, Timothy J. and Sycara, Katia (2013) Stereotypical Trust and Bias in Dynamic Multiagent Systems ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 4, (2) (doi:10.1145/2438653.2438661).

Burnett, Chris, Chen, Liang, Edwards, Peter and Norman, Timothy J. (2014) TRAAC: Trust and Risk Aware Access Control In Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust. IEEE., pp. 371-378. (doi:10.1109/PST.2014.6890962).

Gasparini, Luca, Norman, Timothy and Kollingbaum, Martin J. (2017) Norm analysis and norm-governed planning University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0139 [Dataset]

Gasparini, Luca, Norman, Timothy and Kollingbaum, Martin J. (2017) Severity-sensitive norm-governed multi-agent planning Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (doi:10.1007/s10458-017-9372-x).

Şensoy, Murat, Yilmaz, Burcu and Norman, Timothy J. (2016) Stage: Stereotypical trust assessment through graph extraction Computational Intelligence, 32, (1), pp. 72-101. (doi:10.1111/coin.12046).

Ouyang, Robin Wentao, Kaplan, Lance M., Toniolo, Alice, Srivastava, Mani and Norman, Timothy J. (2016) Aggregating crowdsourced quantitative claims: Additive and multiplicative models IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 28, (7), pp. 1621-1634. (doi:10.1109/TKDE.2016.2535383).

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