Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gennady Pavlovich Agre


 ·        Machine Learning

·        Semantic Web Services

·        Data Mining

·        Case-Based Reasoning

·        Knowledge-Based Systems

·        Artificial Intelligence


·  1992 - Ph.D. Institute of Informatics - BAS (Computer Science)

·  1976 - MSc. State University of Sankt Petersburg (Theoretical Mechanics)


 ·  2001 (6 months) - "Data Mining", Dipartimento di Matematica Pura ed Applicata University of L'Aquilla, Italy

·  1996 (3 months), 1997 (1 month) - "Machine Learning", SWI, University of Amsterdam, The Nederland

·  1988 (3 months - "Expert Systems". The International Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence, Institute of Technical Cybernetics, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.


 Associate Professor, Institute of Information Technologies - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences



2004 - 2007

FP6/2002/IST/2. INFRAWEBS - Intelligent Framework for Generating Open (Adaptable) Development Platforms for Web-Service Enabled Applications Using Semantic Web Technologies, Distributed Support Units and Multi-Agent Systems. (Key Person)

2002 - 2004

LEONARDO DA VINCI PP-136029 ADONIS_- Advanced On-the-job e-Training Solutions in e-Business for SME's (Key Person)

2000 - 2001

NATO Outreach Fellowships Programme Enhancements to Data Mining (Personal grant)

1999 - 2001

INCO Project: 977069 EMG-Net: European Research Network for Intelligent Support of EMG Studies (IT Project Coordinator and Site Leader)


PHARE program, Contract P 70 - 1999 Multimedia Project The Thracian Treasures in Ancient Europe (IT Project Coordinator)

1996 -1998

INCO-COPERNICUS Project No. 96-0138 TRACE: Transfer SHARADE Technology in Central and Eastern Europe. (Site Leader)




2009 - 2011

Research Project No. D-002-189 funded by the National Science Fund of Bulgaria Semantic Technologies for Web Services and Technology Enhanced Learning (Project Coordinator)

2007 - 2009

Research and Development Project № 04-152 with Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency An Expert System for Healthful and Dietetic Nutrition (IIT-BAS Team Leader).




2002 - 2009

Machine Learning. Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University

2003 - 2009

Data Mining. Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University

1998 - 2002

Case-Based Reasoning. Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University

1998 - 2002

Case-Based Reasoning. Faculty of Informatics, New Bulgarian University

1996 -1998

Expert Systems. Faculty of Informatics, New Bulgarian University




·  BAIA - Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association

·  IASTED - The International Association of Science and Technology for Development



·        AIMSA - International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000), Varna, Bulgaria

·        AIA - IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)

·        ISC- IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control (2009, 2007, 2006, 2005) 

·        The Workshop on Human-friendly (Web) Service Description, Discovery and Matchmaking at the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering WISE 2007, 3-7th December, 2007, Nancy, France.

·         CI - IASTED International Conference on Computational Intelligence (2007, 2005)

·        The 15th International FLAIRS Conference (2002). St. Augustine, Florida, USA

·        ICML - The Eighteen International Conference on Machine Learning (2001), Williamstown MA, USA.

·        The First International Workshop AAITM - Application of Advanced Information Technologies to Medicine (2000), Varna, Bulgaria.


Mother tongue: Russian, fluent in English and Bulgarian





INFRAWEBS Designer - A graphical, ontology-based integrated development environment for designing Semantic Web Services and Goals according to WSMO framework


Books and Chapters:


1.      G. Agre, T. Pariente Lobo, Z. Marinova, J. Nern, A. Micsik, A. Boyanov, T. Atanasova, J. Scicluna,  J. López-Cobo, E. Tzafestas. INFRAWEBS – A Framework for Semantic Service Engineering. Chapter 12. In: Elisabetta di Nitto and Anne-Marie Sassen (Eds.) At your service: service-oriented computing from an EU perspective. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 2009, ISBN 978-0-262-04253-6, pp. 299 - 325.

2.      Agre G., Z. Markov, D. Dochev.  Introduction in the Machine Learning, Sofia, "Softech", 2001, 292 р. (in Bulgarian).

3.      Dochev D, Ch. Dichev, Z. Markov and G. Agre. Programming in PROLOG -Foundations and Applications. Sofia, "Nauka i izkustvo", 1989, 247 p. (in Bulgarian).


Author of more than 80 papers in Bulgarian and foreign journals and conference proceedings.

Some selected publications:

1.      G. Agre and D. Dochev. An Approach to Technology Enhanced Learning by Application of Semantic Web Services. CIT: Cybernetics and Information Technologies Volume 8, №3, 2008, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, pp. 60-72.

2.      G. Agre and I. Dilov. How to Create a WSMO-Based Semantic Service without Knowing WSML. In: M. Weske, M.-S. Hacid, C. Godart (Eds.): WISE 2007 Workshops, LNCS 4832, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007, pp. 217–235..

3.      G. Agre and Z. Marinova. An INFRAWEBS Approach to Dynamic Composition of Semantic Web Services. CIT: Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Volume 7, No. 1, 2007, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, pp. 45-61.

4.      G. Agre and P. Gioshev. An Analysis of Applicability of Genetic Algorithms for Selecting Attributes and Examples for the Nearest Neighbour Classifier. CIT: Cybernetics and Information Technologies Volume 7, №2, 2007, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, pp. 29-44.

5.      G. Agre. INFRAWEBS Designer – A Graphical Tool for Designing Semantic Web Services. AIMSA 2006, LNAI 4183, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006, pp. 275-289.

6.      G. Agre. Using Case-based Reasoning for Creating Semantic Web Services: an INFRAWEBS Approach. In: Proc. of 12th Annual Scientific Conference on Web Technology, New Media, Communications and Telematics Theory, Methods, Tools and Applications EUROMEDIA’2006, April 17-19, 2006, Athens, Greece, pp. 130-137.

7.      G. Andonova, G. Agre, H.-Joachim Nern, A. Boyanov. Fuzzy Concept Set Based Organizational Memory as a Quasi Non-Semantic Component within the INFRAWEBS Framework. In: Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (Ed.) Proceedings of IPMU2006, July 2-7, 2006, Paris, France, Editions EDK, ISBN 2-84254-112-X, 2268-2275.

8.      G. Agre, P. Kormushev, I. Dilov. INFRAWEBS Axiom Editor - A Graphical Ontology-Driven Tool for Creating Complex Logical Expressions. International Journal “Information Theories and Applications Vol. 13, No. 2, 2006, ISSN 1310-0513, pp. 169-178.

9.      G. Agre, T. Atanasova, J. Nern. Migrating from Web Services to Semantic Web Services: INFRAWEBS Approach. In: Proceeding of Eleventh Annual Scientific Conference on Web Technology, New Media, Communications and Telematics Theory, Methods, Tools and Applications, EUROMEDIA’2005, April 11-13, 2005, Toulouse, France, 221-225.

10.  G. Agre, S. Peev. On Supervised and Unsupervised Discretisation. CIT: Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Vol. 2, No. 2, Sofia, 2002, pp. 43-57.

11.  Paggio, G. Agre, C. Dichev, G. Umann, T. Rozman, L. Batachia, M. Stocchero. A Cost-Effective Programmable Environment for Developing Environmental Decision Support Systems, Environmental Modelling & Software 14, An Elsevier Science International Journal, 1999, pp. 367-382.

12.  G. Agre. A Two-Tiered Reasoning and Learning Architecture. In: Multimodal Reasoning. Papers from the 1998 AAAI Spring Symposium. Stanford, March 23-25, Technical Report SS-98-04, AAAI Press, 1998, pp. 124-129.

13.  G. Agre. A Case-Based Integrated Learning Architecture and Its Applications. In: Proceedings of the ISAS'97 - International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Semiotics: A Learning Perspective, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, September 22-25, 1997, pp. 199-204.

14.  G. Agre. Diagnostic Bayesian Networks. Computers and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 16 No. 1, 1997, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, pp.47-67.

15.  G. Agre and I. Koprinska. Case-Based Refinement of Knowledge-Based Neural Networks. In: J. Albus, A. Meystel and R. Quintero (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference "Intelligent Systems: A Semiotic Perspective", Volume II: Applied Semiotics, October 20-23, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, 1996, US Government Printing Office, pp. 221-226.

16.  G. Agre. A Case-Based Integrated Learning Architecture. In: D. Dochev, V. Stefanuk, H. Ueno (Eds.) Proceedings of the JCKBSE'96 - Second Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 21-22, 1996, pp. 48-54.

17.  G. Agre. KBS Maintenance as Learning Two-Tiered Domain Representation. LNCS 1010, Springer, 1995, pp. 109-120.