University of Dundee

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Contact: Chris Reed
Member node: 094
Division of Applied Computing University of Dundee Dundee DD1 4HN

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Agents research at Dundee focuses primarily on theoretical aspects of agent communication. Work with Norman (Norman & Reed, 2001; Norman & Reed, 2002; Kollingbaum et al., 2003) has explored the notions of delegation and responsibility in a formal style. As part of the EPSRC funded "Information Exchange" project (collaborative with Aberdeen and Southampton), PhD research has concentrated on developing a formal specification for argumentation based dialectical systems of agent communication (Wells and Reed, 2004). Foundational work for that project (Reed at al., 2002) formulated a framework for dynamic semantic derivation. As argumentation plays an increasingly important role in agent communication, work on practical (Walton & Reed, 2004; Katzav & Reed, 2004; Reed & Walton, 2004) and legal (Prakken et al., 2003) models of argument becomes important in specifying agent communication protocols (Reed & Norman, 2003). Finally, various students at Dundee have developed more concrete applications using Calico Jack's JUDE agent platform, including applications in finance, e-commerce, e-democracy and biological modelling.


Walton, D.N. and Reed, C.A. (2004) Argumentation Schemes and Enthymemes Synthese. .

Wells, S. and Reed, C.A. (2004) Specification of formal dialectical systems. Proc. ArgMAS. .

Reed, C.A. and Walton, D.N. (2004) Towards a Formal and Implemented Model of Argumentation Schemes in Agent Communication&quot. Proc. ArgMAS. .

Reed, C.A. and Norman, T.J. (2003) Argumentation Machines: New Frontiers in Argument and Computation. Kluwer.

Prakken, H. and Reed, C.A. and Walton, D.N. (2003) Argumentation Schemes and Generalisations in Reasoning about Evidence. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on AI. .

Norman, T.J. and Reed, C.A. (2002) Group Delegation and Responsibility. Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. .

Norman, T.J. and Reed, C.A. (2001) Delegation and Responsibility. Proceedings of the Workshop on Agent Architectures Theories and Languages (ATAL VI). .

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