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G. (Giovanni) Sileno PhD

Faculty of Science
Informatics Institute

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  • Science Park 904
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  • Postbus 94323
    1090 GH Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    For the past eight years Giovanni Sileno has been working in various fields related to AI and Computer Science research, as AI & Law, Data Science and Cognitive Science. He has a particular interest in contributing to the development of theories, methods and applications reducing the gap between computational and human knowledge.

    Currently post-doc researcher at the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam, he is working on the conception of a computer-aided policy-making environment exploiting models of intentional agents, to be applied on several applicative domains (digital marketplace, healthcare, organizational information systems).

    Before returning at UvA, he has been post-doc researcher at Télécom ParisTech and Paris Dauphine University (France), investigating the problems of automated interpretation, and studying problems at the interface between symbolic and numeric methods.  His most recent publications are about:

    He took his PhD at UvA, with the thesis Aligning Law and Action, discussing computational methods supporting a partial re-alignment of representations of norms with representations of behaviour (operationally or intentionally characterized). The purpose of this research was to improve the reactivity and adaptability of administrative organizations to normative and social changes.

    Before starting his doctorate, he worked as Business Analyst for McKinsey & Co., as a freelance software developer, and as a musician for a few years, after graduating in Electronic Engineering with a double degree at the Politecnico di Torino and at the ENSIMAG (Grenoble, France), with a thesis on design, modeling and simulation of embedded devices.

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  • Publications

    2021

    • De Filippi, P., Wray, C., & Sileno, G. (2021). Smart contracts. Internet Policy Review, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.14763/2021.2.1549 [details]
    • Mohajeri Parizi, M., Sileno, G., & van Engers, T. (2021). Declarative Preferences in Reactive BDI Agents. In T. Uchiya, Q. Bai, & I. Marsá Maestre (Eds.), PRIMA 2020: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems: 23rd International Conference, Nagoya, Japan, November 18–20, 2020 : proceedings (pp. 215-230). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 12568), ( Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69322-0_14 [details]
    • Pascucci, M., & Sileno, G. (2021). The Search for Symmetry in Hohfeldian Modalities. In A. Basu, G. Stapleton, S. Linker, C. Legg, E. Manalo, & P. Viana (Eds.), Diagrammatic Representation and Inference - 12th International Conference, Diagrams 2021, Proceedings (pp. 87-102). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 12909), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86062-2_9
    • Rijsdijk, G., & Sileno, G. (2021). Solving Hofstadter’s Analogies Using Structural Information Theory. In M. Baratchi, L. Cao, W. A. Kosters, J. Lijffijt, J. N. van Rijn, & F. W. Takes (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: 32nd Benelux Conference, BNAIC/Benelearn 2020, Leiden, The Netherlands, November 19–20, 2020 : revised selected papers (pp. 106-121). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1398). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76640-5_7 [details]
    • Sileno, G., & Grosso, P. (2021). Accounting Value Effects for Responsible Networking. In TAURIN 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Technologies, Applications, and Uses of a Responsible Internet (pp. 29-35). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3472951.3473507
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., Gordon, G., & Rieder, B. (2021). Like circles in the water: Responsibility as a system-level function. In Proceedings of the 3rd EXplainable AI in Law Workshop (XAILA 2020) co-located with 33rd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2020) [11] (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2891). CEUR-WS. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2891/XAILA-2020_paper_11.pdf

    2020

    • Fratrič, P., Sileno, G., van Engers, T., & Klous, S. (2020). Integrating agent-based modelling with copula theory: Preliminary insights and open problems. In V. V. Krzhizhanovskaya, G. Závodszky, M. H. Lees, J. J. Dongarra, P. M. A. Sloot, S. Brissos, & J. Teixeira (Eds.), Computational Science – ICCS 2020: 20th International Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 3–5, 2020 : proceedings (Vol. III, pp. 212-225). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 12139). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50420-5_16 [details]
    • Kebede, M. G., Sileno, G., & van Engers, T. M. (Accepted/In press). A Critical Reflection on ODRL. In AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems XI-XII: AICOL International Workshops 2018 and 2020: AICOL-XI@JURIX 2018, AICOL-XII@JURIX 2020, XAILA@JURIX 2020 : revised selected papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 13048), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89811-3
    • Liu, L-C., Sileno, G., & van Engers, T. (2020). Digital Enforceable Contracts (DEC): Making Smart Contracts Smarter. In S. Villata, J. Harašta, & P. Křemen (Eds.), Legal Knowledge and Information Systems: JURIX 2020 : the thirty-third annual conference, Brno, Czech Republic, December 9-11, 2020 (pp. 235-238). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 334). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/FAIA200872 [details]
    • Mohajeri Parizi, M., Sileno, G., van Engers, T., & Klous, S. (2020). Run, agent, run! Architecture and benchmarking of actor-based agents. In E. Castegren, J. De Koster, & T. C. Schmidt (Eds.), AGERE '20: proceedings of the 10th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Programming Based on Actors, Agents, and Decentralized Control : November 17, 2020, Virtual, USA (pp. 11-20). The Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3427760.3428339 [details]
    • Sileno, G. (2020). Of duels, trials and simplifying systems. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 11(3), 683-692. https://doi.org/10.1017/err.2020.38 [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2020). Monitoring and Enforcement as a Second-Order Guidance Problem. In S. Villata, J. Harašta, & P. Křemen (Eds.), Legal Knowledge and Information Systems: JURIX 2020 : the thirty-third annual conference, Brno, Czech Republic, December 9-11, 2020 (pp. 255-258). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 334). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/FAIA200877

    2019

    • Mohajeri Parizi, M., Sileno, G., & van Engers, T. (2019). Integrating CP-Nets in Reactive BDI Agents. In M. Baldoni, M. Dastani, B. Liao, Y. Sakurai, & R. Z. Wenkstern (Eds.), PRIMA 2019: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems: 22nd International Conference, Turin, Italy, October 28–31, 2019 : proceedings (pp. 305-320). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 11873), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33792-6_19 [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2019). The Role of Normware in Trustworthy and Explainable AI. In G. J. Nalepa, M. Atzmueller, M. Araszkiewicz, & P. Novais (Eds.), XAILA 2018 : EXplainable AI in Law: Proceedings of the EXplainable AI in Law Workshop (XAILA 2018), co-located with the 31st International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2018) : Groningen, The Netherlands, December 12th, 2018 (pp. 9-16). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2381). CEUR-WS. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2381/xaila2018_paper_5.pdf [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2019). Towards a computational theory of action, causation and power for normative reasoning. In M. Araszkiewicz, & V. Rodríguez-Doncel (Eds.), Legal Knowledge and Information Systems: JURIX 2019: The Thirty-second Annual Conference (pp. 211-216). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 322). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/FAIA190327 [details]

    2018

    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2018). A Petri Net-Based Notation for Normative Modeling: Evaluation on Deontic Paradoxes. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10791, 89-104. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00178-0_6
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2018). Revisiting Constitutive Rules. In U. Pagallo, M. Palmirani, P. Casanovas, G. Sartor, & S. Villata (Eds.), AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems: AICOL International Workshops 2015-2017: AICOL-VI@JURIX 2015, AICOL-VII@EKAW 2016, AICOL-VIII@JURIX 2016, AICOL-IX@ICAIL 2017, and AICOL-X@JURIX 2017 : revised selected papers (pp. 39-55). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10791), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00178-0_3 [details]

    2017

    • Sileno, G., Bloch, I., Atif, J., & Dessalles, J. L. (2017). Similarity and Contrast on Conceptual Spaces for Pertinent Description Generation. In J. Furnkranz, M. Thimm, & G. Kern-Isberner (Eds.), KI 2017: Advances in Artificial Intelligence - 40th Annual German Conference on AI, Proceedings (pp. 262-275). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10505 LNAI). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67190-1_20
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2017). Reading agendas between the lines, an exercise. Artificial Intelligence and Law, 25(1), 89-106. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10506-017-9196-7 [details]
    • Sileno, G., Saillenfest, A., & Dessalles, J. L. (2017). A computational model of moral and legal responsibility via simplicity theory. In A. Wyner, & G. Casini (Eds.), Legal Knowledge and Information Systems - JURIX 2017: The 30th Annual Conference (pp. 171-176). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 302). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-838-9-171

    2015

    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2015). A Constructivist Approach to Rule Bases. In S. Loiseau, J. Filipe, B. Duval, & J. van den Herik (Eds.), ICAART 2015: proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence: Lisbon, Portugal, 10-12 January 2015 (Vol. 2, pp. 540-547). SciTePress Science and Technology Publications. https://doi.org/10.5220/0005280205400547 [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2015). Bridging Representations of Laws, of Implementations and of Behaviours. In A. Rotolo (Ed.), Legal knowledge and information systems: JURIX 2015: the Twenty-Eight Annual Conference (pp. 169-172). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 279). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-609-5-169 [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2015). Commitments, Expectations, Affordances and Susceptibilities: Towards Positional Agent Programming. In Q. Chen, P. Torroni, S. Villata, J. Hsu, & A. Omicini (Eds.), PRIMA 2015: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems: 18th international conference, Bertinoro, Italy, October 26-30, 2015 : proceedings (pp. 687-696). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; Vol. 9387), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25524-8_52 [details]

    2014

    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). Addressing argumentation puzzles with model-based diagnosis. In M. Palmirani, & G. Sartor (Eds.), JURIX-DoCoPe-2013 : JURIX 2013 Doctoral Consortium and Poster Sessions: Proceedings of the First JURIX Doctoral Consortium and Poster Sessions, in conjunction with the 26th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2013) : Bologna, Italy, December 11-13, 2013 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 1105). CEUR-WS. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1105/poster3.pdf [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). Approaching Factors and Dimensions with Explanation-Based Argumentation. In CMNA 2014: the 14th workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument: joint with the 1st International Workshop on Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation, in association with JURIX 2014: 10th December 2014, Krakow, Poland. Programme Computational Models of Natural Argument. http://cmna.csc.liv.ac.uk//CMNA14/Sileno.pdf [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). From Inter-Agent to Intra-Agent Representations: Mapping Social Scenarios to Agent-Role Descriptions. In B. Duval, H. J. van den Herik, S. Loiseau, & J. Filipe (Eds.), ICAART 2014: proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence: 6-8 March, 2014, ESEO, Angers, Loire Valley, France. - Vol. 1 (pp. 622-631). SciTePress Science and Technology Publications. https://doi.org/10.5220/0004909606220631 [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). Implementing Explanation-Based Argumentation using Answer Set Programming. In Eleventh International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ARGMAS 2014): Paris, France, May 5, 2014: in conjunction with AAMAS 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. http://www.mit.edu/~irahwan/argmas/argmas14/w12-09.pdf [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). Legal Knowledge Conveyed by Narratives: Towards a Representational Model. In M. A. Finlayson, J. C. Meister, & E. C. Bruneau (Eds.), 5th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative: CMN’14, July 31–August 2, 2014, Quebec City, Canada (pp. 182-191). (Open Access Series in Informatics; Vol. 41). Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik. https://doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.CMN.2014.182 [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). On the Interactional Meaning of Fundamental Legal Concepts. In R. Hoekstra (Ed.), Legal knowledge and information systems: JURIX 2014: the twenty-seventh annual conference (pp. 39-48). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 271). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-468-8-39 [details]
    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). Towards a Representational Model of Social Affordances from an Institutional Perspective. In Computational Social Science and Social Computer Science: Two Sides of the Same Coin. Programme Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Surrey. http://www.ias.surrey.ac.uk/workshops/computational/papers/Sileno.pdf [details]

    2013

    2012

    • Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2012). Analysis of legal narratives: a conceptual framework. In B. Schäfer (Ed.), Legal knowledge and information systems: JURIX 2012: the twenty-fifth annual conference (pp. 143-146). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 250). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-167-0-143 [details]

    2011

    • Boer, A., van Engers, T., & Sileno, G. (2011). A problem solving model for regulatory policy making. In A. Wyner, & N. Benn (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Modelling Policy-making (MPM 2011) in conjunction with The 24th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2011), December 14, 2011, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (pp. 5-9). Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool [etc.]. http://wyner.info/research/Papers/JURIXMPMWorkshop2011.pdf [details]

    2020

    • Sileno, G. (2020). Operationalizing Declarative and Procedural Knowledge: A Benchmark on Logic Programming Petri Nets (LPPNs). In C. Dodaro, G. A. Elder, W. Faber, J. Fandinno, M. Gebser, M. Hecher, E. LeBlanc, M. Morak, & J. Zangari (Eds.), ICLP20WS 2020 : International Conference on Logic Programming 2020 Workshops: International Conference on Logic Programming 2020 Workshop Proceedings, co-located with 36th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2020) : Rende, Italy, September 18-19, 2020 [7] (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2678). CEUR-WS. https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.07657 [details]
    • Sileno, G., & Pascucci, M. (2020). Disentangling deontic positions and abilities: A modal analysis. In F. Calimeri, S. Perri, & E. Zumpano (Eds.), CILC 2020 : Proceedings of CILC 2020: Proceedings of the 35th Italian Conference on Computational Logic - CILC 2020 : Rende, Italy, October 13-15, 2020 (pp. 36-50). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2710). CEUR-WS. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2710/paper3.pdf [details]

    2019

    • Sileno, G. (2019). Logic conditionals, supervenience, and selection tasks. In C. Beierle, M. Ragni, F. Stolzenburg, & M. Thimm (Eds.), DKB-KIK 2019 : KI 2019 Workshop on Formal and Cognitive Reasoning: Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Dynamics of Knowledge and Belief (DKB-2019) and the 7th Workshop KI & Kognition (KIK-2019) co-located with 44nd German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2019) : Kassel, Germany, September 23, 2019 (pp. 36-46). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2445). CEUR-WS. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2445/paper_4.pdf [details]
    • Sileno, G., Bloch, I., Atif, J., & Dessalles, J-L. (2019). Computing contrast on conceptual spaces. In A. Chella, I. Infantino, & A. Lieto (Eds.), AIC 2018 : Artificial Intelligence and Cognition 2018: Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition : Palermo, Italy, July 2-4, 2018 (pp. 11-25). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2418). CEUR-WS. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2418/paper2.pdf [details]

    2013

    2016

    • Sileno, G. (2016). Aligning Law and Action: a conceptual and computational inquiry. [details]
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