[PlanetKR] Call for Papers: Workshop on Agent Communication

Guido Boella guido at di.unito.it
Sat Dec 12 08:51:13 EST 2009

Call for Papers: Workshop on Agent Communication
You are cordially invited to submit papers to:

Workshop on Agent Communication at the International Joint Conference on 
       Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010), Toronto

Key Dates: 

FEBRUARY 2, 2010 - Submission of contributions to workshops
MARCH 2, 2010 - Workshop paper acceptance notification
MAY 10-11, 2010 - AAMAS-2010 Workshops

Agent communication research seeks to address challenges in the
development of open multiagent systems.  Open systems consist of
multiple autonomous and heterogeneous agents who communicate in order
to exchange or negotiate information, knowledge, and services.  As
such, advances in agent communication are critical to advances in the
software engineering of applications as diverse as business processes,
negotiation and argumentation, virtual organizations, e-governance,
collaborative design, and so on.

We invite quality submissions that develop new insights, high-level
abstractions, patterns, languages, formal theories, reasoning, and
methodologies for agent communication.  We will also appreciate
submissions concerning experiences in application development,
programming language and tool support, and communication middleware.
Proposals for standardization are also welcome.

Specifically, the workshop's focus includes the following topics in
relation to agent communication.

* Languages (ACLs)
* Protocols
* Dialogs 
* Argumentation
* Virtual organizations, institutions
* Commitments, norms, and other social concepts
* Speech acts and illocutionary logic
* Trust and deception
* Correctness properties and verification
  ** compliance, 
  ** interoperability, 
  ** conformance, and so on.
* Relating agent communication to agent design and execution strategies 
  ** game-theoretic, 
  ** BDI, 
  ** learning, and so on
* Multiagent system architecture 
* Programming languages 
* Middleware 
* Patterns

The workshop will provide a great opportunity to discuss emerging
techniques and identify future trends toward agent communication.  The
workshop will include an invited talk and one or more position
statements by accomplished researchers. Selected papers from the
workshop proceedings will be published as a Springer LNCS volume.

Program committee (confirmed, but partial):

Nicoletta Fornara, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Marco Colombetti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Pinar Yolum, Bogazici University, Turkey
Marc-Philippe Huget, University of Savoie, France
Wamberto Vasconcelos, University of Aberdeen, UK
Koen Hindriks, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Michael Rovatsos, University of Edinburgh, UK
Rogier van Eijk, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Xavier Parent, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Peter McBurney, University of Liverpool, UK
Guido Boella, University of Torino, Italy
Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna, Italy
Michael N. Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA

The workshop is guided by a steering committee consisting of:

Frank Dignum, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. 
Andrew J. I. Jones, King's College London, UK.
Munindar P. Singh, North Carolina State University, USA.


Amit K. Chopra, University of Trento, Italy. 
Alexander Artikis, National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, Greece.
Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada. 
Frank Dignum, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. 


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