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The I&K Group (I&K: Intelligent-systems & Knowledge-engineering) is located at the  School of Computer Science,

associated to the Department of Artificial Intelligence in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain).

The main research areas in the I&K Group are:


·          Task-specific problem-solving methods:

-          classification, diagnosis, assignment,

-          scheduling, configuration, planning

·          Design methods of intelligent systems:

-          multiagent systems,

-          human-computer interaction,

-          intelligent assistants

·          Knowledge engineering:

-          knowledge acquisition tools, knowledge modelling,

-          knowledge sharing and ontologies

·          Knowledge representation:

-          model-based representation of dynamic systems

-          bayesian networks, fuzzy logic applications,

-          inductive machine learning methods

·          Experimentation with real-life problems in civil engineering:

-          risk and emergency management, militar scenarios,

-          road traffic, hydraulic networks, public transport


Funding of the I&K Group is mainly provided by private companies (partial list):



EADS-CASA  European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company – Construcciones Aeronáuticas S.A.




FCC Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas S.A.


INFRAECO Infraestructura y Ecología S.L.




WDC World Development Consultants S.A


Funding of the I&K Group is also provided by public institutions (partial list):



European Commission


Ministry of Education and Science (Spain)


Ministry of Environment (Spain)


Ministry of the Interior (Spain)

Last update: 23 December 2007