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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in agents exchanging information, FRANCE

Aix-Marseille (France)

The University of Aix-Marseille is offering one PhD position in Computer Science (CNRS Laboratories
LSIS and LIF under the direction of Nicola
Olivetti( and Camilla Schwind (

The thesis project concerns groups of agents which collaborate exchanging information and must 
follow different rules of behaviour. In this environment, the behaviour and the reasoning tasks 
are complex and concern multiple agents. The research will concentrate on the study logical 
formalisms for agent interaction based on modal logics and on the development of automated 
deduction methods for the studied formalisms.

Candidates must have a MSc or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related fields,
and an excellent record of study. They should have solid basic knowledge in computer science, 
artificial intelligence and logic; expertise in agent systems is desired. Knowledge of French is 
not required. There are no teaching obligations, but the candidate can subscribe a teaching 
contract for 60 hours a year which are paid in addition.

The PhD student position will be funded by CNRS ( and the region 
"Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (PACA)" for three years (regular employment contract with full social 
benefits), 24000 Euro before taxes.

Important: The availability of the Ph.D. Fellowship will be confirmed within a few weeks.

The position begins in October 2011 or later, but not after January 1st 2012.

Applications should contain a CV, a proof of study record, a motivation statement detailing the 
research interests, and some letters of recommendation. They should be sent electronically to 
Nicola OLIVETTI  and to Camilla Schwind .

The call for application is now open. Applications should be received no later than *June 10, 2011*.