DALT 2007

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5th International Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies
Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA, 14/05/2007

The workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies (DALT), in its fifth edition this year, is a well-established forum for researchers interested in sharing their experiences in combining declarative and formal approaches with engineering and technology aspects of agents and multiagent systems. Building complex agent systems calls for models and technologies that ensure predictability, allow for the verification of properties, and guarantee flexibility. Developing technologies that can satisfy these requirements still poses an important and difficult challenge. Here, declarative approaches have the potential of offering solutions satisfying the needs for both specifying and developing multiagent systems. Moreover, they are gaining more and more attention in important application areas such as the semantic web, service-oriented computing, security, and electronic contracting. For instance, some convergence points between the areas of formal methods for dealing with web services and formal methods for agents are emerging and gaining more and more attention.

DALT 2007 will be held as a satellite workshop of AAMAS 2007, the 6th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, in May 2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Following the success of four previous editions, DALT will again aim at providing a discussion forum to both (i) support the transfer of declarative paradigms and techniques to the broader community of agent researchers and practitioners, and (ii) to bring the issue of designing complex agent systems to the attention of researchers working on declarative languages and technologies.

topics of interest

DALT topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

General themes:

  • specification of agents and multiagent systems
  • declarative approaches to engineering agent systems

Formal techniques:

  • (constraint) logic programming approaches to agent systems
  • distributed constraint satisfaction
  • modal and epistemic logics for agent modelling
  • model checking agents and multiagent systems

Declarative models:

  • declarative models of agent beliefs, goals and capabilities
  • declarative models of bounded rationality
  • declarative paradigms for the combination of heterogeneous
  • electronic institutions
  • agent-inspired declarative approaches to web services or
     service-oriented architectures

Applications of declarative techniques to:

  • agents and the semantic web
  • service-oriented multiagent systems
  • agent communication and coordination languages
  • protocol specification and conformance checking
  • description of contracts and negotiation policies
  • security in multiagent systems

Evaluation of declarative approaches:

  • experimental analysis of declarative agent technologies
  • industrial  experiences with declarative agent technologies
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