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Prof. Grzegorz J. Nalepa - Research

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prof. dr hab. inż. Grzegorz J. Nalepa

E-mail: <gjn * GJN.re>, <grzegorz.j.nalepa * uj.edu.pl>

WWW: http://GJN.re

Address: Grzegorz J. Nalepa
Institute of Applied Computer Science
Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science
Jagiellonian University
Stanislawa Lojasiewicza 11, 30-348 Kraków, POLAND

(See my previous contact at AGHAGH SKOS system data)

Degrees and Position

Currently I hold a position of Full Professor Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

I hold the title of full professor (2019) from the president of the Republic of Poland, as well as the degrees of habilitation (DSc, 2012), doctorate (PhD, 2004) and Master of Science (MSc, 1999) all in Computer Science in Artificial Intelligence from AGH University.

I have a Master of Arts (MA, 2012) degree in Philosophy from the Jagiellonian University.

Selected Recent Publications

Selected Recent Activities


My primary interests concern:

  • artificial intelligence
  • affective computing
  • context-aware systems
  • data-mining
  • evaluation, verification and validation of intelligent systems
  • knowledge-based intelligent systems
  • knowledge engineering and design
  • logic programming and Prolog
  • machine learning
  • rule-based expert systems
  • semantic web
  • semantic knowledge wikis
  • software engineering

Conference Committees


  1. PC member of MRC – Human-Centric and Contextual Systems Eleventh International Workshop Modelling and Reasoning in Context, Held at ECAI 2020 – Mon, 8th of June/August, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  2. PC member of ICCCI 2020 (12th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence), Da Nang, Viet Nam, November 30-December 3, 2020
  3. PC member of 20th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence, September 2020, Lisbon, Portugal
  4. PC member of STAIRS2020@ECAI2020 (9th Starting Artificial Intelligence Research Symposium), August 30, Santiago de Compostella, Spain
  5. PC member of RuleML+RR 2020 (4th International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning), Oslo, Norway, June 29-July 1, 2020
  6. PC member of IBERAMIA 2020/1 (17th Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence), Abril/May’2021 Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2021 - rescheduled
  7. PC member of WIMS 2020 (10th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics), 30th June - 3rd July 2020, Casino Barrière, Biarritz, France
  8. PC member of ECAI 2020, the 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 29-September 2, 2020, Santiago de Compostella, Spain
  9. PC member of The 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-20), February 7-12, 2020, New York, NY, USA
  10. Co-Chair, with Jacek Korski, (Famur S.A.), Edyta Brzychczy (AGH), Marcin Szpyrka (AGH) of a special session Inteligentne metody wielowymiarowej analizy danych w kopalniach podziemnych at the XXIX School of Underground Mining Conference, 24.02.2020, Kraków, Poland


  1. PC member of 13th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC 2019) October 7-9, 2019 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  2. PC member and member of the DC PC of 3rd International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR 2019), 16-19 September 2019, Bolzano, Italy
  3. PC member of JCAI-19: 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 10-16, 2019, Macao, China
  4. PC member of 13th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems July 2-5, 2019, Amantea, Italy
  5. PC member of 9th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics, June 26-28, 2019, Seoul, South Korea
  6. PC member of Doctoral Consortium of International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2019) June 17-21, 2019,Montréal (Qc.), Canada
  7. PC member of 11th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems 8-11 April 2019, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

For the list of previous conferences I was involved in see this separate page.

This includes mainly PCs on international conferences in years 2018(11), 2017(15), 2016(11), 2015(12), 2014(14), 2013(11), 2012(13), 2011(10), 2010(5), 2009(8), 2008(4), 2007(3).

Scientific Councils

Editorial Boards



Ph. D. Theses Supervisor

  1. 2015 - Krzysztof Kluza, Methods for Modeling and Integration of Business Processes with Rules, AGH w Krakowie, 04.04.2013-26.03.2015,
  2. 2015 - Krzysztof Kaczor, Knowledge Formalization Methods for Semantic Interoperability in Rule Bases, AGH w Krakowie, 04.04.2013-26.02.2015
  3. 2016 - Szymon Bobek, Methods for modeling self-adaptive mobile context-aware systems, AGH w Krakowie, 24.10.2013-14.07.2016
  4. 2018 - Krzysztof Kutt, Collaborative Knowledge Engineering. Methods and Tools for System Design, AGH w Krakowie, 29.05.2013-27.09.2018
  5. 2019 - Artur Gunia, Wzmocnienie poznawcze w kontekście transhumanistycznym. Teoria, praktyka, oraz konsekwencje wpływu technologii kognitywnych na człowieka, Jagiellonian University, thesis in philosophy, supervised together with prof. M. Ostrowicki, 24.09.2015-05.10.2019?
  6. IN PROGRESS Mateusz Ślażyński, Methods and Tools for Declarative Modelling and Metamodelling of Discreet Optimization Problems, 24.09.2015-2020

Ph. D. Theses Reviewer

  1. 2019 - Víctor Rodríguez Fernandez, Automated Methods for the Evaluation and Analysis of Training Operations in an Unmanned Aircraft System, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Supervisors: Prof. David Camacho Fernandez, Dr Antonio Gonzalez Pardo (Role: International Committee Member)
  2. 2019 - Bernardo Cánovas Segura, Medical Informatics Approaches for Decision Support in Antimicrobial Stewardship, Universidad de Murcia, Supervisors: Manuel Campos Martínez, José Manuel Juárez Herrero
  3. 2019 - Cristian Ramirez Atencia, Automated Mission Planning and Decision Support Systems for Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Supervisor: Prof. David Camacho Fernandez (Role: International Committee Member)
  4. 2018 - Alejandro Martín García, Machine learning techniques for Android malware detection and classification, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Supervisors: Prof. David Camacho Fernandez, Dr. Raul Lara Cabrera
  5. 2017 - Ludwig Ostermayer, Integration of Prolog and Java with the Connector Architecture CAPJA, University of Wurzburg, Supervisor: Prof. Dietmar Seipel
  6. 2016 - Tiago José Martins Oliveira, Clinical Decision Support: Knowledge Representation and Uncertainty Management, University of Minho, Supervisors: Prof. Paulo Jorge Freitas de Oliveira Novais, Prof. Jose Carlos Ferreira Maia Neves (EU Doctoral Degree in Biomedical Engineering)
  7. 2016 - Fábio André Souto Silva, Ambient Intelligence and Affective Computing: A contribute to energetic sustainability, University of Minho, Supervisor: Prof. Cesar Analide (EU Doctoral Degree in Informatica)
  8. 2014 - Eduardo Lupiani, Temporal Case-Base Maintenance, University of Murcia, Supervisor: Prof. Jose Palma Mendez.
  9. 2013 - Jarosław Bąk, Rule-based query answering method for a knowledge base of economic crimes, Politechnika Poznańska, Supervisor: prof. dr hab. Czesław Jędrzejek,
  10. 2013 - Marcin Maleszka, Metody integracji danych o strukturze hierarchicznej, Politechnika Wrocławska, Supervisor: prof. dr hab. inż. Than Ngoc Nguyen,
  11. 2013 - Bartosz Jasiul, Modeling of Selected Cyber Threats with Ontology and Petri Nets, AGH w Krakowie, Supervisor: dr hab. Marcin Szpyrka, prof. AGH,
  12. 2010 - Sergey Lukichev, Towards Rule Interchange and Rule Verification, BTU Cottbus 2010. Supervisor: prof. Gerd Wagner, BTU Cottbus Germany, Referee: prof. Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Monograph/Book Reviewer

  1. 2015 - Bogdan Rębiasz, Andrzej Macioł, Advanced methods in Investment Projects Evaluation, Wydawnictwo AGH
  2. 2014 - Adam Meissner, Konstruowanie systemów wnioskujących klasy lean dla logiki pierwszego rzędu, Wydawnictwo Politechniki Poznańskie

Invited Talks, Lectures, Panels, Scholarships, Interviews, Reports

  • 2016-09–12 I was awarded a 3 month long scholarship Jiménez de la Espada by SeNeCa Foundation, Murcia, Spain
  • 2016-06 invited seminar talk Affective computing - new opportunity for context awareness in the Escuela Politécnica Superior in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • 2016-05 invited lecture Emocje Maszyn (Affective Computing) on the XIV Podlaski Festiwal Nauki i Sztuki, University of Bialystok, Poland
  • 2016-05 invited seminar talk From Context-Awareness to Affective Computing in the Corporate Semantic Web Group in the Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
  • 2016-01 invited talk Introduction do Decision Support Models at the 3rd Workshop on Smart Media Systems, 28.01.2016, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea
  • 2016-01 invited panelist at the The First International Joint Workshop on Intelligent Data Analytics, 29.01.2016, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2014-11 invited lecture on special session on neuroeconomics during the Inter-Mix 2014 by lub Stypendystów Fundacji na rzecz Nauki Polskiej (FNP), Wojanów, Poland
  • 2014-08 panel moderator at WIC 2014 Artificial Intelligence in Poland and Worldwide
  • 2014-07 invited talk Representing Knowledge with Rules. Overview of the Semantic Knowledge Engineering Approach., Universitat Siegen, Germany
  • 2014-03 invited lecture on innovative projects with SMEs Małopolska TOWARDS INNOVATIONS - Innovation Broker conference
  • 2013-05 invited expert panelist to the Trends in Brain-Computer Interfaces panel at the Małopolska Technology Trends Conference, at Krakow Technology Park, Kraków, Poland
  • 2013-05 invited expert to the Kognitive Robotik: Implikationen der Mensch-Technik program by the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011-11 invited lecture on Introduction to Semantic Knowledge Engineering given during the seminar of the Polish Chapter of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Poznan, Poland
  • 2011-06 series of invited lectures in Aspects of Knowledge Engineering given during a MSc courses, within the framework of the Masters in Computer Science program, University of Almeria, Spain

International visits

  • 2021-06: University of Murcia, Spain
  • 2019-09: Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • 2018-06: University of Murcia, Spain
  • 2018-02: Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • 2017-11: Universidad Politecnica de Valencia & University of Murcia, Spain
  • 2017-09: University of Wuerzburg, Germany, Declare summer school
  • 2017-06: Free university of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • 2016-09–12: University of Murcia, Spain, (3m)
  • 2016-04: University of Murcia, Spain,
  • 2016-01: Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Rep. of South Korea
  • 2015-04: University of Wuerzburg, Germany,
  • 2014-07: University of Siegen, Germany, (3w)
  • 2014-05: University of Murcia, Spain,
  • 2013-01: University of Kassel, Germany,
  • 2012-04: University of Almeria, Spain.
  • 2011-06: University of Almeria, Spain.

Prizes and Awards

  • 2018 – I received a prize for the outstanding monograph in computer science from the Committee of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2018 – I received (together with Barbara Giżycka) the Popular Choice Award for the paper of the workshop HAI2018 at IJCAI2018
  • 2012 – I received a prestigious scholarship and scientific award of POLITYKA weekly for the most promising scientific achievements in technical sciences in Poland. Also covered by the AGH UST.
  • 2020 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2019
  • 2019 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2018
  • 2018 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2017
  • 2017 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2016
  • 2016 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2015
  • 2015 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2014
  • 2014 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2013
  • 2014 – I was awarded a title of ambassador of polish congresses POT Announcement, Announcement, AGH UST
  • 2013 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2012
  • 2013 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Didactic Achievements in 2012 for the organization of the Engineering of Intelligent Systems (EIS) program in computer science
  • 2013 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Didactic Achievements in 2012 for the book edited by Jan. Werewka on Management of software projects
  • 2012 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2011
  • 2011 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2010
  • 2010 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2009
  • 2009 – Best paper award at the ICCCI2009, together with Weronika T. Furmanska, for the paper Proposal of a New Rule-based Inference Scheme for the Semantic Web Applications, published in, New Challenges in Computational Collective Intelligence Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 244, Nguyen, Ngoc Thanh; Katarzyniak, Radoslaw; Janiak, Adam (Eds.), Springer, 2009.
  • 2009 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2008
  • 2008 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2007
  • 2005 – AGH-UST Rector's Prize for Scientific Achievements in 2004
  • 2004 – my Ph.D. dissertation was awarded by the AGH-UST Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Electronics
  • 1999 – I was awarded 2nd prize by Polish Information Processing Society in contest for the best M.Sc. Thesis in computer science, for my MSc Thesis entitled ,,Graphical user interface for Kheops rule-based expert system''

Software Tools and Solutions

Research Projects

I have been involved in the following research projects:

  • 2021→2023 - eXplainable Predictive Maintenance - CHIST-ERA 2019 XAI: polish team leader and principal investigator
  • 2019→2021 - Process-aware Analytics Support based on Conceptual Models for Event Logs Call (PACMEL) CHIST-ERA-2017-BDSI: project leader, principal investigator, coordinator of the international consortium
  • 2015→2017 - KnowMe (Preludium 7 NCN Grant no. UMO-2014/13/N/ST6/01786) Uncertain and incomplete knowledge modelling for mediation in mobile context-aware systems (KnowMe): scientific supervisor.
  • 2012→2015 - Prosecco (Grant NCBiR 1. Program Badań Stosowanych, no. PBS1/B3/14/2012) Processes Semantics Collaboration for Companies: project leader.
  • 2012→2014 - SaMURaI (Preludium 2 NCN Grant no. UMO-2011/03/N/ST6/00886) Semantic Method for Unified Rules Interoperability in Knowledge-Based Systems: scientific supervisor.
  • 2012→2014 - HiBuProBuRul (Preludium 2 NCN Grant no. UMO-2011/03/N/ST6/00909) Methodology for designing Hierarchical Business Processes integrated with Business Rules: scientific supervisor.
  • 2011→2012 - Parnas (Grant NCN N516 481240) Methods for inference control and quality management in modularized rule bases: project leader.
  • 2010→2012 - BIMLOQ (Grant MNiSW N516 422338) Business Models Optimization for Quality: project coordination, visual design methods concepts and tools.
  • 2009→2015 - INDECT (FP7-218086, FP7:Collaboration/Security) Intelligent information system supporting observation, searching and detection for security of citizens in urban environment. (See the official information at CORDIS)
    Direct team involvement in WP4, mainly in Task 4.6 Tools to process the information provided by citizens via emergency website, i.e. tools for filtering, validation and classifying textual information
  • 2009→2011 - Rebit (a POIG 1.3.1 project), Business and Technological Rules Management. Team objective: development of a business rules verification module.
  • 2007→2009 - HeKatE (Grant MNiSW N516 024 32/2878) Hybrid Knowledge Engineering: project coordination, XTT2 and ARD+ design methods concepts and tools
  • 2005→2006 - Adder (Grant KBN 4 T11C 035 2) research on formal methods in design of correct real-time and embedded systems, including rule-based systems: rule-based security systems design and analysis methods and tools
  • 2003→2004 - Mirella (Grant KBN 4 T11C 027 24) Meta-Level Approach to Integrated Process of Design and Implementation of Rule-Based Systems: proposal of an integrated process of visual design, formal analysis and implementation of rule-based expert systems, supported by a CASE tool
  • 1999→2001 - Regulus (Grant KBN 8 T11C 019 17) research on formal methods in knowledge engineering and artificial intelligence: analysis of Prolog-based rule-based systems design methods

Teaching Projects


  • over 200 reviewed scientific papers in artificial intelligence, knowledge and software engineering
  • two monographs
  • one edited volume
  • three special issues of journals
  • professional training materials concerning GNU/Linux administration and security

For the external lists my papers see: for all the papers → AGH UST BPP

See my papers on other sites:

Professional Memberships

Main Degrees: professorshp, habilitation, PhD

  • 2019 - full state profesorship, see related book: Grzegorz J. Nalepa Modeling with Rules Using Semantic Knowledge Engineering, Intelligent Systems Reference Library, Vol. 130, ISBN: 978-3-319-66654-9, Pages: XXIV, 435, Springer International Publishing, 2017 (Copyright 2018), DOI 10.1007/978-3-319
  • 2012 - Habilitation degee, based on the monograph, Semantic Knowledge Engineering. A Rule-Based Approach, AGH, 2011 as well as the set of important papers, I successfully passed the habilitation procedure, and received the habilitation degree (DSc) in Computer Science, at AGH UST on 2012.05.10.
  • 2004 - Ph.D. in Computer Science – my dissertation entitled “Meta-Level Approach to Integrated Process of Design and Implementation of Rule-Based Systems” presents a new approach to rule-based system design, implementation and verification. See: the webpage

Master Students

Since 2005 I have supervised 36 master students that graduated. Currently I am supervising 5 MSc theses.

  • 2016, my master student Patryk Kiepas received a 1st prize for his e-learning notes (“Notatki w Internecie) from the AGH Rector
  • 2015, my master student Olgierd Grodzki received a honorable mention in the PTI contest for best MSc theses
  • 2010, my master student Weronika T. Furmańska received a prize in the PTI contest for best MSc theses


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