AAMAS 2003

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2nd International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Melbourne, Australia, 14/07/2003–18/07/2003

Agents are one of the most prominent and attractive technologies in computer science at the beginning of the new milennium. The technologies, methods, and theories of agents and multiagent systems are currently contributing to many diverse domains such as information retrieval, user interfaces, electronic commerce, robotics, computer mediated collaboration, computer games, education and training, ubiquitous computing, and social simulation. They not only are a very promising technology, but are also emerging as a new way of thinking, a conceptual paradigm for analyzing problems and for designing systems, for dealing with complexity, distribution, and interactivity, while providing a new perspective on computing and intelligence.  The AAMAS conferences aim to bring together the world's researchers active in this important, vibrant, and rapidly growing field.

The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 as a merger of three highly respected individual conferences (ICMAS, AGENTS, and ATAL). The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. We expect that the 2003 conference, in the attractive and cosmopolitan setting of Melbourne, Australia, will build on the successes and strengths of the 2002 conference, and will confirm AAMAS as a key event on the international computing research calendar.

topics of interest

AAMAS 2003 topics include, but are not restricted to: 

  • action selection and planning for agents
  • agencies; holonic, complex, collective agents; micro/macro agents
  • agent architectures (behavior based, reactive, neural, layered, hybrid, modular, BDI, emotion-based; etc.)
  • agent architectures as cognitive models and models of mind
  • agent-based software engineering
  • agent-based workflow management and process control
  • agent communication languages and protocols
  • agent programming languages and environments
  • argumentation, persuasion, and deception
  • autonomy oriented computation robots
  • autonomous robots and robot teams
  • bidding and bargaining agents
  • coalition formation
  • agent architectures as cognitive models and models of mind
  • cognitive robotics
  • conflicts, conflict resolution, and negotiation
  • conversational agents
  • coordinating multiple agents and multiple activities
  • coordination infrastructures
  • deontic relations: commitments, obligations, permissions, authority, responsibility, rights, representation, delegation, empower, etc.
  • electronic commerce, markets, auctions and exchanges
  • emotion and personality
  • evolution, adaptation and learning
  • formalisms and logics for agents and MAS (of action, intentional attitudes, ability, obligations, mutual mental states, speech acts, coordination and cooperation, etc.); logic programming for agent and MAS; cognitive robotics
  • groups, teams, organizations, and societies; group dynamics
  • human-like, lifelike, and believable qualities of synthetic agents
  • interface agents and conversational agents
  • lessons learned from deployed agents
  • methodologies and tools for specification, design, implementation, testing, validation, and benchmarking;
  • middle-agents (e.g., matchmakers, brokers, routers)
  • mobile agents
  • moral and political issues in building or applying autonomous intelligent entities
  • motivation, goal selection and theories of rational agency
  • multiagent-based simulation for sociobiological, social, economic, and environmental issues
  • ontologies for agents and social modeling; ontologies in agent-based information systems and knowledge management
  • perception and action in agents
  • philosophical foundations of agents
  • privacy, security and agents; conceptual, technical, and legal issues.
  • robustness, fault tolerance, performance, dependability, etc.
  • scalability and complexity issues
  • self-organizing systems and emergent organization
  • agents and social navigation on the Web (stigmergy, traces, imitation, reputation, recommendation, etc.)
  • social order, conventions, norms, social control; cultural norms and institutions
  • standards for agents and MAS
  • theories of agency and autonomy (agenthood, initiative, pro-activity; reliability, delegation, trust, control)
  • user and agent modeling; social reasoning and social intelligence
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page_white_acrobatModel Checking AgentSpeak (paper in proceedings, 2003) — Rafael H. Bordini, Michael Fisher, Carmen Pardavila, Michael J. Wooldridge
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