DALT 2003

1st International Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies

Melbourne, Australia, 15/07/2003
hosted by AAMAS 2003

Agent metaphors and technologies are ever more adopted to harness and govern the complexity of today’s systems. As a consequence, the growing complexity of agent systems calls for models and technologies that promote system predictability, and enable feature discovery and verification.

Formal methods and declarative technologies have recently witnessed a growing interest as a vehicle to address such issues.

DALT aims at fostering a discussion forum to export, on the one hand, such techniques into the broader community of agent researchers and practitioners and, on the other hand, to bring in the issues of real-world, complex, and possibly large-scale agent system design in the perspective of formal methods and declarative technologies.

Topics of Interest
  • Declarative agent communication and coordination languages
  • Knowledge-based and knowledge-intensive MAS
  • Modeling of agent rationality
  • Declarative approaches to the engineering of MAS
  • High level agent specification languages
  • Practical aspects of declarative agent programming and implementation
  • Formal methods for the specification and verification of MAS
  • Computational logics in MAS
  • Argumentation and dialectical systems in MAS
  • Declarative description of contracts and negotiation issues in MAS
  • Lessons learned from the design and implementation of MAS
  • Declarative paradigms for the combination of heterogeneous agents
  • Constraints and MAS
  • Declarative representation of policies and security in MAS

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