What's Happening


If you have any agent-related announcements please send the details to publications@agentlink.org .


Workshop on Co-operating Objects, Brussels, 23-24 June 2005

The objective of this workshop is two-fold:

First, to facilitate interaction among participants and to discuss with Commission officials in order to help participants in the preparation of proposals to be submitted to the area of Networked Embedded Systems in response to the 5th Call for proposals of the IST Priority of the 6th Framework Programme which will be published on 17 May with a closing date of 21 September 2005.

Second, to review the main research challenges to be addressed at European level around the concept of Co-operating Objects. These objects range from millimetre scale devices containing sensing, computation, communications and power supply, over portable devices, home appliances, consumer electronics products to complex machines as cars, planes and AUVs. This discussion will contribute to the definition of the content of the future 7th Framework Programme which will determine the research topics that will be funded at European level beyond 2006.

Click here to see the workshop's preliminary agenda: http://www.cordis.lu/ist/directorate_c/ems/workshop_230605.htm <http://www.cordis.lu/ist/directorate_c/ems/workshop_230605.htm>


CALL FOR PAPERS : : : LOGIC-BASED AGENT VERIFICATION A special issue of the: Journal of Applied Logic

The aim of this special issue is to bring together high-quality papers exhibiting leading edge research where a "logic-based" approach is taken to the verification of agent-based systems. We here take a broad view of logic, and consider a wide range of logical verification techniques (incorporating theorem-proving, model checking, algebraic, abstract machines, etc.).

The Journal of Applied Logic (Elsevier) publishes papers in areas of logic which can be applied in other disciplines as well as application papers in those disciplines, the unifying theme being logics arising from modelling the human agent.

Submission deadline:  15th October 2004
Author notification: 15th February 2005
Revised papers due: 15th April 2005



CALL FOR ARTICLES : : : Special Issue: Agents Organizations - Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society (JCBS)

The topics of this issue include, but are not limited to:

Modeling multi-agent organizations - Formal theories for roles, authority, delegation, empowerment, and entitlement in agent organizations - Deontic aspects in agent organizations - Social aspects of agent organizations - Organization design, monitoring, and adaptation - Coordination models and devices in agent organizations - Communication and interaction in agent organizations - Engineering organizational coordination - Scaling and control issues in agent organizations - Application of organizational theory to MAS - Simulation, analysis and verification of dynamics of multi-agent organizations - Dynamic, adaptive and emergent organizational structures and dynamics - Practical application examples for (aspects of) agent-organization systems - Applications of agent organizations to knowledge management, CSCW, workflow, etc. - Implementation and tools for agent organizations - Human-computer interaction in agent organizations.

Jaime Sim"o Sichman

Jaime Sim"o Sichman - Cristiano Castelfranchi - Virginia Dignum

Submission due date:  16/11/2004
Notification of acceptance:  01/02/2005
Camera-ready paper due:   15/03/2005
Publishing:  06/2005

Click here for details



Bids are solicited to host the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) in 2005. AAMAS is a joint event comprising the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA), the 8th International Conference on Multiagent Systems (ICMAS), and the 12th International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL).

Co-chair of the AAMAS Joint Conference Steering commitee: Joerg Mueller

Click here for details


CALL FOR PAPERS : : : New section of the journal Synthese, called KNOWLEDGE, RATIONALITY AND ACTION

This new section will appear in two volumes a year, and will be distributed to all existing Synthese subscribers.

The audience are those researchers interested in the process comprising rational behaviour: from gathering and representing information, via reasoning and decision making up to acting. Consequently, the journal will address topics relating to:

KNOWLEDGE (reasoning about knowledge, belief, uncertainty, belief revision and updates, dynamic epistemic logic);
RATIONALITY (decision making, bounded rationality, optimal and satisfycing behaviour, preferences, logic and game theory);
ACTION (theories of action and change, sensing, temporal reasoning, replanning, action and cognition).

Editor-in-Chief: Wiebe van der Hoek

Click here for details


CALL FOR PAPERS : : : Special Issue on Game-theoretic Analysis and Stochastic Simulation of Negotiation Agents in the IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

Designing agents that can negotiate deals on behalf of human traders is essential for developing the next generation of e-commerce and e-trading systems. While there are researchers that focus on the game-theoretic analyses of negotiation agents, empirical approaches concentrate on studying the properties of negotiation and trading agents through simulations and experiments.

Topics include but are not limited to:

. Agent systems employing game theory
(e.g., Bargaining Games, Markov games, Evolutionary Game)
. Stochastic simulation of negotiation agents
(e.g., Markov decision process, Evolutionary Techniques)
. Auction and negotiation technologies
(e.g., Market-oriented programming, e-Auction, e-Negotiation, e- markets, Group decision support systems)
. Automated Negotiation
(e.g., conflict resolution and negotiation, negotiation protocols, negotiation agents)

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: May 21, 2004

Click here for details



AgentLink is the European Commission's IST-funded Coordination Action for Agent-Based Computing
and is coordinated by the
University of Liverpool and University of Southampton
If you encounter any problems with these pages please contact web@agentlink.org.