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Prof. Ngoc Thanh Nguyen

Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Processing Inconsistency in Determining Knowledge of a Collective


Techniques for processing knowledge in collectives are more and more needed because of rapidly increasing of the number of autonomous sources of knowledge in the world. Collective intelligence, among others, deals with creating the knowledge of a collective which is consistent and complete in the sense that it should contain all elements not belonging to the knowledge of collective members, but can be inferred on the basis of knowledge of them. For this process the methodologies for knowledge integration seem to be very useful. In this talk we will present a framework for integrating knowledge of a collective which shows that knowledge of a collective should not be a normal sum of knowledge of its members. The model for knowledge integration using complex hierarchical structures has been also presented and analyzed. We will show that inconsistency plays an important role in the quality of collective knowledge.

Ngoc Thanh Nguyen


Prof. Ngoc Thanh Nguyen currently works at Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, and is the head of Knowledge Management Systems Division in the Faculty of Computer Science. His scientific interests consist of knowledge integration methods, collective intelligence, inconsistent knowledge processing, multi-agent systems and E-learning methods. He has edited 30 special issues in international journals and 25 conference proceedings. He is the author or editor of 27 books and more than 300 other publications. He is the Editor-in-Chief of 3 international journals: Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence (Springer), International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems (Inderscience) and Vietnam Journal of Computer Science (Springer). He is the Associate Editor of 5 prestigious international journals and a member of Editorial Boards of several other prestigious international journals. He is the founder of Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems (ACIIDS) and International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence (ICCCI). Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh was selected as the Vice-President of International Society of Applied Intelligence (2009-2012); Chair of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Computational Collective Intelligence. He is a Distinguished Visitor of IEEE and Distinguished Speaker of ACM. He is also the Associate Chair of KES. In 2009 Prof. Nguyen has been nominated by ACM of title "Distinguished Scientist".

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18th Annual
KES Conference
Gdynia, Poland
15, 16 & 17 September 2014