[PlanetKR] SR 2017 - Preliminary Call for Papers

Nello Murano murano at na.infn.it
Thu Mar 30 23:15:40 EST 2017

       5th International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning
           SR 2017 -- http://sr2017.csc.liv.ac.uk/
              Liverpool, UK, July 26-27, 2017

Strategic reasoning is one of the most active research areas in the
multi-agent system domain. The literature in this field is extensive
and provides a plethora of logics for modelling strategic ability.
Theoretical results are now being used in many exciting domains,
including software tools for information system security, robot teams
with sophisticated adaptive strategies, and automatic players capable
of beating expert human adversaries, just to cite a few. All these
examples share the challenge of developing novel theories and tools
for agent-based reasoning that take into account the likely behaviour
of adversaries. The international workshop on strategic reasoning aims
to bring together researchers working on different aspects of strategic
reasoning in computer science, both from a theoretical and a practical
point of view.

SR 2017 will be co-located with TARK 2017, which will be held in Liverpool
on July 24-26, 2017.


The topics covered by the workshop include, but are not limited to,
the following:

     Logics for reasoning about strategic abilities;
     Logics for multi-agent mechanism design, verification, and synthesis;
     Logical foundations of decision theory for multi-agent systems;
     Strategic reasoning in formal verification;
     Automata theory for strategy synthesis;
     Strategic reasoning under perfect and imperfect information;
     Applications and tools for cooperative and adversarial reasoning;
     Robust planning and optimisation in multi-agent systems;
     Risk and uncertainty in multi-agent systems;
     Quantitative aspects in strategic reasonings.


Extended abstracts should be submitted not exceeding 10 pages (plus
references) in the EPTCS format.  If necessary, the work may be
supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which will be consulted
at the discretion of the program committee. Submissions must be in PDF
format and will be handled via EasyChair:

Two types of submission are invited:

     contributions reporting on novel research;
     expository contributions reporting on published work.

Each submission should be clearly identified as belonging to one
category or the other.  In both categories, strong preference will be
given to papers whose topic is of interest to an interdisciplinary
audience and all contributions should be written so that they are
accessible to such an audience.

Novel research abstracts will be held to the usual high standards of
research publications.  In particular, they should contain enough
information to enable the program committee to identify the main
contribution of the work, explain the significance of the work, its
novelty, its relevance to the strategic reasoning audience, and its
practical or theoretical implications, and include comparisons with
and references to relevant literature.

Expository abstracts, which will be evaluated using similar high
standards, may survey an area or report on more specific previously
published work.

Submissions from PC members are also allowed. Note that, since the
workshop will have informal proceedings, extended versions of the
accepted papers can also be submitted elsewhere.

Important Dates

     May 8, 2017: Abstract deadline
     May 15, 2017: Submission deadline
     June 16, 2017: Acceptance notification
     June 30, 2017: Camera-ready deadline
     July 26-27, 2017: Workshop


The workshop proceedings will be available as a single PDF file from
the workshop website.

Extended and revised versions of the best papers presented at the SR
workshop will be invited to a special issue.


Workshop co-Chairs

     Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool
     Bastien Maubert, University of Naples "Federico II"
     Aniello Murano,  University of Naples "Federico II"
     Sasha Rubin, University of Naples "Federico II"

Program Committee (to be completed)

     Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen
     Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham
     Benjamin Aminof, Technical University of Vienna
     Nicholas Asher, CNRS & IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier
     Dietmar Berwanger, CNRS & LSV, ENS Cachan
     Catalin Dima, LACL, Université Paris Est - Créteil
     Emmanuel Filiot, Université Libre de Bruxelles
     Bernd Finkbeiner, Saarland University
     Dimitar Guelev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
     Paul Harrenstein, University of Oxford
     Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University
     Stephane Le Roux, Universite libre de Bruxelles
     Nicolas Markey, CNRS & IRISA, Université de Rennes 1
     Ron van der Meyden, University of New South Wales
     Marco Montali, KRDB Research Centre, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
     Pavel Naumov, Vassar College
     Giuseppe Perelli, University of Oxford
     Ocan Sankur, CNRS & IRISA, Université de Rennes 1
     Dominik Wojtczak, University of Liverpool

Local Arrangements Committee

     Davide Grossi, University of Liverpool
     Wiebe van Der Hoek, University of Liverpool

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