[PlanetKR] CFP CARE 2011 @ AAMAS, Taipei, Taiwan
guido at di.unito.it
Wed Dec 15 02:51:48 EST 2010
*Third International Workshop*
*Collaborative Agents - Research and development*
in conjunction with AAMAS 2011
Paper submission deadline*30th January 2011*
Notification of acceptance/rejection
27th February 2011
Camera-ready copies due13th March 2011
Workshop Date2nd or 3rd May 2011
Do you care? For the lifetime value of customers, patients, products,
information, and plan execution? If yes, then how do you work together
with those that care for the same entity? Collaborative care is today's
primary means to achieve complex outcomes and to increase the lifetime
value of the cared entities. Collaboration enables agents to achieve
complex goals that are difficult or impossible to attain for an
individual agent. This collaboration takes place under conditions of
incomplete information, uncertainty, and bounded rationality, much of
which has been previously studied in economics and artificial
intelligence. However, many real world domains are characterised by even
greater complexity, including the possibility of unreliable and
non-complying collaborators, complex market and incentive frameworks,
and complex transaction costs and organisational structures. How can we
create computational models, representations, algorithms and protocols
to enable the next generation of intelligent collaborative care
technologies? How can we build technologies that support collaboration
under this complexity and uncertainty?
This workshop aims to foster discussions on computational models of
collaboration support in distributed systems, addressing a range of
theoretical and practical issues. We seek contributions of members in
research and industry that use the agent paradigm to approach their
problems. The CARE workshop series not only addresses a gap in the
existing agent and AI landscape, but also tries to push the boundaries
of existing work by addressing a problem that is relatively new to the
agent community and that presents the community with exciting applications.
Application domains include healthcare, e-services, intelligent
campuses, intelligent work places, business process management,
telecommunications, and distance learning. For example, it includes the
long term care of patients with a chronic disease (patient care),
support of students in their studies (student care), and service
provision in telecommunication (customer care). In many cases, caring
requires a team of collaborators to work together under various
constraints and market conditions. A team needs to achieve desired
outcomes while decreasing costs associated with required activities.
The one day workshop will feature a mixture of invited talks,
discussions and submitted contributions describing current work or work
in progress in collaborative agent research and technology. The workshop
environment fosters open discussions among all participants,
particularly encouraging students to discuss their research topics and
seek feedback from senior agent researchers.
Topics of interest include, without limitation:
* How can we support/guide collaborative teams. How can we offer
flexibility in the way how teams execute plans. How can we make team
members follow agreed procedures (Incentives? Or more fundamental, by
designing a new market?)
* How to enable agents to form and follow joint agreements,
guidelines and contracts in complex organisational and market driven
domains (agreement adherence).
* How to enable agents to monitor and change agreements, if
required (agreement variation).
* How can adherence and variation be achieved under uncertain and
incomplete information (comprehensive formation/maintenance framework).
* How to enable an effective communication infrastructure for
collaborative care (possibly including humans and agents).
* How to build a model of the features of individuals
* How to build comprehensive customer lifecycle management systems
for customers, including telecommunication consumers, students and patients.
* How to deploy lifecycle management systems in real world
applications, such as healthcare, telecommunication, and smart campuses.
* How to design markets that are adequate for agents to act with
incomplete and uncertain information of the behaviour of collaborating
* How to build MAS that work efficiently in partially regulated
markets (where governance policy or partnership agreements govern part
of the market).
* What are the implications of partial regulation on the management
of contractual relationships and service delivery.
* How organisational structures influence the negotiation of agents
and the distribution/execution of tasks.
* How to cope with collaborators that exhibit unreliable and
non-conformant behaviour, e.g. where agreements are made but are not
always conformed with.
* How can interventions assist in managing contractual
relationships and service delivery.
* How can we make individuals encourage to perform activities to
stay on-track and achieve desired outcomes (incentive frameworks).
* How can we enable flexible, goal-driven and contextualised plan
creation and business process management (including intelligent
execution, monitoring, management, and optimization of business processes).
* How to assign transaction costs to actions in planning,
assignment, and execution in organisational structures.
* How can transaction costs influence the social outcome of the
system which is further influenced by the organisational context under
which the collaboration takes place.
* How to build an effective monitoring-recognition-intervention
* Can lessons learnt in game theoretic computation inform
collaborative agent settings.
* What role does learning and adaptivity play in building
* How to deal with partially regulated market (free markets are
possibly an unrealistic paradigm as they don't really existent).
Director *ISTC*- Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies
National Research Council
via San Martino della Battaglia 44, 00185 - Roma ITALY
tel +39 06 44595 -283; fax +39 06 44595 243
E-mail:*cristiano.castelfranchi at istc.cnr.it*
University of Siena - Dep. of Communication Sciences
Full Professor "Cognitive Science"
E-mail: castelfranc at unisi.it
/"Science is like s..x: sometimes something useful comes out,/
/but that is not the reason we are doing it"/ (R. Feynman)
/"Quo magis speculativa, magis practica"/ (Leibniz)
/«La simplicité est la complexité résolue»/ (Constantin Brancusi)
/"Sui sentieri gia' tracciati/
/io mi perdo"/ (Rabindranath Tagore)
/"Academico di nulla academia"/ (Giordano Bruno)
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