Jamal Bentahar, Ph.D., P.Eng.

    Full Professor

   Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
   Concordia University

    1515 Ste-Catherine Street West,


    Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2W1, Canada.


    Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext: 5382

    Fax: (514) 848-3171

    Email: bentahar@ciise.concordia.ca
    URL: http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~bentahar/


Journal Special Issue in ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technologies


Agent Communication 2010, in Conjunction with AAMAS 2010


DALT 2009 in Conjunction with AAMAS 2009


Agents, Web Services and Ontologies, Integrated Methodologies 2009


Knowledge Representation for Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (KRAMAS 2008)


Special Issue on Computational Logic-based Agents (JAAMAS, Springer)


Invited Talks



Before joining Concordia University, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Laval University, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Also, I spent two months in the School of Computing at Simon Fraser University as NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow. I have a Ph.D. in computer science from Laval University. The title of my dissertation is: A Pragmatic and Semantic Unified Framework for Agent Communication. The main contributions of this thesis are:
1- A formal pragmatic approach based on social commitments and arguments.
2- A new agent communication formalism called Commitment and Argument Network.
3- A logical model defining the semantics of the elements used in the pragmatic approach.
4- A tableau-based model checking technique for the verification of a kind of flexible protocols called dialogue game protocols.
5- A new persuasion dialogue game protocol.



I am involved in the following events:

ˇ         Workshop on Agent Communication (AC 2005)

ˇ         Agentlink Argumentation Interchange Formats

ˇ         Workshop on Agent Communication (AC 2004)

I have organized a seminar on Multi-Agent Systems at the Department of Computer Science (Laval University) involving Frank Dignum (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) and Yves Lespérance (York University, Canada).

I was invited by the "Institute of Information & Computing Sciences, Intelligent Systems Group, Utrecht University, The Netherlands". Talk: A Unified Framework for the Pragmatics and Semantics of Agent Communication. October 2004.

I was also invited by Dr. Francesca Toni at the "Department of Computing, Imperial College, London, UK". Talk: Agent Communication, Verification and Security. June 2005.


Last modified:  September 2016