2nd International Workshop on Programming based on

Actors, Agents, and Decentralized Control


  • Camera ready for the proceedings on ACM DL: November 18

AGERE! BOOKLET - Programme & Abstracts



  • Available in the programme page

Workshop held at ACM SPLASH 2012

21-22 October 2012 - Tucson, Arizona, USA

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ago ago, agis, egi, actum, agere
latin verb meaning to act, to lead, to do,
common root for actors and agents

AGERE! is about all aspects of programming using agents, actors
and more generally computing paradigms promoting a decentralized-control mindset
in solving problems and developing software - concurrent and distributed in particular.

The fundamental turn of software into concurrency and distribution is not only a matter of performance, but also of design and abstraction. It calls for programming paradigms that, compared to current mainstream paradigms, would allow us to more naturally think about, design, develop, execute, debug, and profile systems exhibiting different degrees of concurrency, autonomy, decentralization of control, and physical distribution. The AGERE! workshop is dedicated to focusing on and developing the research on programming systems, languages and applications based on actors, agents and any related programming paradigm promoting a decentralized mindset in solving problems and in developing systems to implement such solutions. The workshop is designed to cover both the theory and the practice of design and programming, bringing together researchers working on the models, languages and technologies, and practitioners developing real-world systems and applications. The AGERE! workshop was successfully organized in SPLASH 2011 (http://agere2011.apice.unibo.it) and is proposed to be offered again at SPLASH 2012.


The workshop pre-proceedings are now available. Download them from here.


Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Rafael  H. Bordini, FACIN–PUCRS, Brazil
Assaf Marron, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy

Program Committee

Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Joe Armstrong, SICS / Ericsson, Sweden
Saddek Bensalem, Verimag, France
Rafael H. Bordini, FACIN–PUCRS, Brazil
Gilad Bracha, Google, USA
Rem Collier, UCD, Dublin
Tom Van Cutsem, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, LIP6 - Univ. P and M. Curie, Paris, France
Jurgen Dix, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
Philipp Haller, Typesafe, Switzerland
Tom Holvoet, Dept. Computer Science K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Einar Broch Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Hillel Kugler, Microsoft, USA
Assaf Marron, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Mark Miller, Google, USA
Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
Jens Palsberg, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Ravi Pandya, Microsoft, USA
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy
Birna van Riemsdijk, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Giovanni Rimassa, Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
Munindar Singh, North Carolina State University, USA
Marjan Sirjani, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Gera Weiss, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Guy Wiener, HP, Israel
Akinori Yonezawa, University of Tokyo, Japan


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