King's College London
King's College London is a major multi-faculty university with almost 19,500 students. It is one of the two founding colleges of the University of London and has a leading position in UK higher education with a world-wide reputation for research and teaching. This project is conducted within the Agents and Intelligent Systems (AIS) research group in the Department of Informatics. AIS has a range of expertise related to artificial intelligence and distributed systems, with particular emphasis on multi-agent systems, data provenance, argumentation, medical informatics, and complex systems. If you are interested in the research group or wish to attend our seminar series, please contact the head of group, Dr Simon Miles, at The research undertaken in the Department of Informatics also encompasses AI planning, robotics, telecommunications, bioinformatics, and formal software modelling.

University of Warwick is one of the UK's top 10 leading research-led universities. The university has over 5,000 staff and nearly 23,000 students of whom around 10,000 are postgraduates. The Department of Computer Science has key competencies in agent-based systems, models and algorithms for trust and reputation, personalisation and recommendation systems, and machine learning and data-mining. The Department was rated 2nd in the UK in the latest REF, and has a history of successful projects funded by national, European, and international agencies, along with industrial collaborative projects.

Black Pepper Software
Black Pepper Software
 are experts in bespoke software development. With over 10 years experience leading agile software development and a team of over 40 UK based experts in the field Black Pepper pride themselves on producing high quality software fast. Black Pepper have delivered innovative solutions across a variety of industries including retail, finance, travel & leisure and education. Clients include Thomas Cook, Jaguar Land Rover, Trafigura and The University of Warwick. Black Pepper will contribute expertise in developing support systems for service selection and management for logistics applications.


Dr Simon Miles is a Senior Lecturer in King's College London's Department of Informatics, which he joined in 2007. His past research has been in the areas of e-research, particularly data provenance, and multi-agent systems, particularly agent-oriented software engineering, with many publications in these areas. He was a member of the W3C working group which published the PROV standard for provenance interoperability in 2013. In addition to JASPR, he is principal investigator or co-investigator on a set of other projects: Engineering Emergence in Large-Scale Simulations, Electronic Healthcare Records for Clinical Research, and DIET4Elders.

Dr Nathan Griffiths is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Warwick, which he joined in 2001. He holds a Royal Society Industry Fellowship with Jaguar Land Rover to applying machine learning and behaviour modelling to vehicle applications. His research focus is agent-based systems and machine learning, with particular interests in cooperation, trust and reputation, influencing behaviour, and social norms. In addition to JASPR, he is an investigator on other projects including: The Self-Learning and Connected Car, Data sources for e-mobility, and Driver Monitoring: Assessing Cognitive Load.

Phillip Taylor is a Postdoctral Researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. He is nearing the submission of his PhD thesis on Data Mining of Vechile Telemetry Data for Driver Monitoring, funded by EPSRC and Jaguar Land Rover. His thesis focusses on selecting model inputs from features of vehicle telemetry data, with applications for monitoring the driver and their environment.

Dr Lina Barakat is a Research Associate in the Department of Informatics at King’s College London, working on JASPR. She received the PhD degree in Computer Science from King’s College London in 2013. Her research focuses on the issues and challenges related to selecting and composing interaction partners in large-scale, heterogeneous, and unreliable service-oriented settings. Previously, she was working on DIET4Elders, an AAL funded European project, addressing the problem of malnutrition among older adults.