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page_white_acrobatMulti-Agent Cooperative Argumentation in Arg2P (2023) — Giuseppe Pisano, Roberta Calegari, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatThe Quarrel of Local Post-hoc Explainers for Moral Values Classification in Natural Language Processing (2023) — Andrea Agiollo, Luciano C. Siebert, Pradeep K. Murukannaiah, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatA General-Purpose Protocol for Multi-Agent based Explanations (2023) — Giovanni Ciatto, Matteo Magnini, Berk Bezcu, Reyhan Aydogan, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatPreface (2023) — Davide Calvaresi, Amro Najjar, Andrea Omicini, Kary Främling
page_white_acrobatExplainable and Transparent AI and Multi-Agent Systems (2023) — Davide Calvaresi, Amro Najjar, Andrea Omicini, Reyhan Aydoǧan, Rachele Carli, Giovanni Ciatto, Yazan Mualla, Kary Främling
page_white_acrobatThe PSyKE Technology for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (2023) — Roberta Calegari, Federico Sabbatini
page_white_acrobatSemantic Web-based Interoperability for Intelligent Agents with PSyKE (2022) — Federico Sabbatini, Giovanni Ciatto, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatTowards Explainable Visionary Agents: License to Dare and Imagine (2021) — Giovanni Ciatto, Amro Najjar, Jean-Paul Calbimonte, Davide Calvaresi
page_white_acrobatExplainable and Ethical AI: A Perspective on Argumentation and Logic Programming (2021) — Roberta Calegari, Andrea Omicini, Giovanni Sartor
page_white_acrobatGridEx: An Algorithm for Knowledge Extraction from Black-Box Regressors (2021) — Federico Sabbatini, Giovanni Ciatto, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatExpectation: Personalized Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Decentralized Agents with Heterogeneous Knowledge (2021) — Davide Calvaresi, Giovanni Ciatto, Amro Najjar, Reyhan Aydoğan, Leon Van der Torre, Andrea Omicini, Michael I. Schumacher
page_white_acrobatLazy Stream Manipulation in Prolog via Backtracking: The Case of 2P-Kt (2021) — Giovanni Ciatto, Roberta Calegari, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatShallow2Deep: Restraining Neural Networks Opacity through Neural Architecture Search (2021) — Andrea Agiollo, Giovanni Ciatto, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatAgent-Based Explanations in AI: Towards an Abstract Framework (2020) — Giovanni Ciatto, Michael I. Schumacher, Andrea Omicini, Davide Calvaresi
page_white_acrobatEngineering Semantic Self-composition of Services Through Tuple-Based Coordination (2020) — Ashley Caselli, Giovanni Ciatto, Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatEngineering Micro-intelligence at the Edge of CPCS: Design Guidelines (2019) — Roberta Calegari, Giovanni Ciatto, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatDemocratic Process and Digital Platforms: An Engineering Perspective (2019) — Danilo Pianini, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatPreface (2019) — Pierluigi Contucci, Andrea Omicini, Danilo Pianini, Alina Sîrbu
page_white_acrobatExplainable, Transparent Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2019) — Davide Calvaresi, Amro Najjar, Michael Schumacher, Kary Främling
page_white_acrobatTowards Agent-oriented Blockchains: Autonomous Smart Contracts (2019) — Giovanni Ciatto, Alfredo Maffi, Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatAggregate Processes in Field Calculus (2019) — Roberto Casadei, Mirko Viroli, Giorgio Audrito, Danilo Pianini, Ferruccio Damiani
page_white_acrobatThe Future of Digital Democracy. An Interdisciplinary Approach (2019) — Pierluigi Contucci, Andrea Omicini, Danilo Pianini, Alina Sîrbu
page_white_acrobatTwenty Years of Coordination Technologies: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives (2018) — Giovanni Ciatto, Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli, Maxime Louvel
page_white_acrobatAgents and Multi-Agent Systems for Health Care (2017) — Sara Montagna, Pedro Henriques Abreu, Sylvain Giroux, Michael Schumacher
page_white_acrobatPreface (2017) — Sara Montagna, Pedro H. Abreu, Sylvain Giroux, Michael I. Schumacher
page_white_acrobatThe Butlers Framework for Socio-Technical Smart Spaces (2016) — Roberta Calegari, Enrico Denti
page_white_acrobatMulti-agent Systems Meet Aggregate Programming: Towards a Notion of Aggregate Plan (2015) — Mirko Viroli, Danilo Pianini, Alessandro Ricci, Pietro Brunetti, Angelo Croatti
page_white_acrobatPreface (2015) — Qingliang Chen, Paolo Torroni, Serena Villata, Jane Hsu, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatBlending Event-Based and Multi-Agent Systems around Coordination Abstractions (2015) — Andrea Omicini, Giancarlo Fortino, Stefano Mariani
page_white_acrobatPRIMA 2015: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (2015) — Qingliang Chen, Paolo Torroni, Serena Villata, Jane Hsu, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatAgent Environments for Multi-Agent Systems IV (2015) — Danny Weyns, Fabien Michel
page_white_acrobatEngineering Pervasive Multiagent Systems in SAPERE (2013) — Ambra Molesini, Andrea Omicini, Mirko Viroli, Franco Zambonelli
page_white_acrobatEvent-driven Programming for Situated MAS with ReSpecT Tuple Centres (2013) — Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatProbabilistic Modular Embedding for Stochastic Coordinated Systems (2013) — Stefano Mariani, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatBottom-Up Argumentation (2012) — Francesca Toni, Paolo Torroni
page_white_acrobatPreface (2011) — Andrea Omicini, Sebastian Sardina, Wamberto Vasconcelos
page_white_acrobatDeclarative Agent Languages and Technologies VIII (2011) — Andrea Omicini, Sebastian Sardina, Wamberto Vasconcelos
page_white_acrobatBDI Agents with Objectives and Preferences (2011) — Aniruddha Dasgupta, Aditya K. Ghose
page_white_acrobatTowards a Pervasive Infrastructure for Chemical-Inspired Self-organising Services (2010) — Mirko Viroli, Matteo Casadei, Elena Nardini, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatA Goal-Oriented Approach for Modelling Self-organising MAS (2009) — Mirko Morandini, Frédéric Migeon, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Christine Maurel, Loris Penserini, Anna Perini
page_white_acrobatBiochemical Tuple Spaces for Self-Organising Coordination (2009) — Mirko Viroli, Matteo Casadei
page_white_acrobatEngineering Societies in the Agents World IX (2009) — Alexander Artikis, Gauthier Picard, Laurent Vercouter
page_white_acrobatA MAS Metamodel-Driven Approach to Process Fragments Selection (2009) — Massimo Cossentino, Salvatore Gaglio, Nicolas Gaud, Vincent Hilaire, Abder Koukam, Valeria Seidita
page_white_acrobatEngineering Societies in the Agents World X (2009) — Huib Aldewereld, Virginia Dignum, Gauthier Picard
page_white_acrobatRBAC-MAS & SODA: Experimenting RBAC in AOSE (2009) — Ambra Molesini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatUsing and Extending the SPEM Specifications to Represent Agent Oriented Methodologies (2009) — Valeria Seidita, Massimo Cossentino, Salvatore Gaglio
page_white_acrobatEngineering Societies in the Agents’ World VIII (2008) — Alexander Artikis, Gregory M.P. O’Hare, Kostas Stathis, George A. Vouros
page_white_acrobatThe A&A Programming Model and Technology for Developing Agent Environments in MAS (2008) — Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatFrom AO Methodologies to MAS Infrastructures: The SODA Case Study (2008) — Ambra Molesini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatCo-Argumentation Artifact for Agent Societies (2008) — Enrico Oliva, Peter McBurney, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatA Multi-Theory Logic Language for the World Wide Web (2008) — Giulio Piancastelli, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatCArtAgO: A Framework for Prototyping Artifact-Based Environments in MAS (2007) — Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatEngineering Societies in the Agents World VII (2007) — Gregory M.P. O'Hare, Alessandro Ricci, Michael J. O'Grady, Oğuz Dikenelli
page_white_acrobatOn the Interplay of Crosscutting and MAS-Specific Styles (2007) — Ambra Molesini, Alessandro Garcia, Christina Chavez, Thaís Batista
page_white_acrobatCognitive Stigmergy: Towards a Framework Based on Agents and Artifacts (2007) — Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Mirko Viroli, Luca Gardelli, Enrico Oliva
page_white_acrobatDesigning Self-organising MAS Environments: The Collective Sort Case (2007) — Luca Gardelli, Mirko Viroli, Matteo Casadei, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatEnvironments for Multi-Agent Systems III (2007) — Danny Weyns, H. Van Dyke Parunak, Fabien Michel
page_white_acrobatEngineering Societies in the Agents World VI (2006) — Oğuz Dikenelli, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Alessandro Ricci
page_white_acrobatProgramming MAS with Artifacts (2006) — Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatZooming Multi-Agent Systems (2006) — Ambra Molesini, Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Enrico Denti
page_white_acrobatDistributed Workflow upon Linkable Coordination Artifacts (2006) — Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Nicola Zaghini
page_white_acrobatDeclarative Agent Languages and Technologies III (2006) — Matteo Baldoni, Ulle Endriss, Andrea Omicini, Paolo Torroni
page_white_acrobatSODA: A Roadmap to Artefacts (2006) — Ambra Molesini, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti, Alessandro Ricci
page_white_acrobatEnvironments for Multi-Agent Systems II (2006) — Danny Weyns, H. Van Dyke Parunak, Fabien Michel
page_white_acrobatAn Organisation Infrastructure for Multi-Agent Systems based on Agent Coordination Contexts (2005) — Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci
page_white_acrobatPreface (2005) — João Alexandre Leite, Andrea Omicini, Paolo Torroni, Pınar Yolum
page_white_acrobatPreface (2005) — Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli
page_white_acrobatDeclarative Agent Languages and Technologies II (2005) — João Alexandre Leite, Andrea Omicini, Paolo Torroni, Pınar Yolum
page_white_acrobatTime-Aware Coordination in ReSpecT (2005) — Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli
page_white_acrobatPreface (2005) — Emanuela Merelli, Pablo Pedro González Perez, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatMAS Meta-models on Test: UML vs. OPM in the SODA Case Study (2005) — Ambra Molesini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatTransactions on Computational Systems Biology III (2005) — Corrado Priami, Emanuela Merelli, Pedro Pablo González Pérez, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobat“Exhibitionists” and “Voyeurs” do it better: A Shared Environment Approach for Flexible Coordination with Tacit Messages (2005) — Luca Tummolini, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatThe PASSI and Agile PASSI MAS Meta-models Compared with a Unifying Proposal (2005) — Massimo Cossentino, Salvatore Gaglio, Luca Sabatucci, Valeria Seidita
page_white_acrobatEnvironment-Based Coordination Through Coordination Artifacts (2005) — Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatEnvironments for Multi-Agent Systems (2005) — Danny Weyns, H. Van Dyke Parunak, Fabien Michel
page_white_acrobatEngineering Societies in the Agents World V (2005) — Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli
page_white_acrobatPreface (2004) — Andrea Omicini, Paolo Petta, Jeremy Pitt
page_white_acrobatMAS as Complex Systems: A View on the Role of Declarative Approaches (2004) — Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli
page_white_acrobatDeclarative Agent Languages and Technologies (2004) — João Alexandre Leite, Andrea Omicini, Leon Sterling, Paolo Torroni
page_white_acrobatEngineering Societies in the Agents World IV (2004) — Andrea Omicini, Paolo Petta, Jeremy Pitt
page_white_acrobatPreface (2004) — João Alexandre Leite, Andrea Omicini, Leon Sterling, Paolo Torroni
page_white_acrobatPreface (2003) — Matthias Klusch, Andrea Omicini, Sascha Ossowski, Heimo Laamanen
page_white_acrobatSigns of a Revolution in Computer Science and Software Engineering (2003) — Franco Zambonelli, H. Van Dyke Parunak
page_white_acrobatPreface (2003) — Alessandro Garcia, Carlos Lucena, Franco Zambonelli, Andrea Omicini, Jaelson Castro
page_white_acrobatCooperative Information Agents VII (2003) — Matthias Klusch, Andrea Omicini, Sascha Ossowski, Heimo Laamanen
page_white_acrobatCo-fields: Towards a Unifying Approach to the Engineering of Swarm Intelligent Systems (2003) — Marco Mamei, Franco Zambonelli, Letizia Leonardi
page_white_acrobatActivity Theory as a Framework for MAS Coordination (2003) — Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti
page_white_acrobatSoftware Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems. Research Issues and Practical Applications (2003) — Alessandro F. Garcia, Carlos Lucena, Franco Zambonelli, Andrea Omicini, Jaelson B. Castro
page_white_acrobatEngineering Societies in the Agents World III (2003) — Paolo Petta, Robert Tolksdorf, Franco Zambonelli
page_white_acrobatTowards a Methodology for Coordination Mechanism Selection in Open Systems (2003) — Simon Miles, Mike Joy, Michael Luck
page_white_acrobatTuple-based Models in the Observation Framework (2002) — Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatObjective vs. Subjective Coordination in Agent-based Systems: A Case Study (2002) — Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti
page_white_acrobatEngineering Societies in the Agents World II (2001) — Andrea Omicini, Paolo Petta, Robert Tolksdorf
page_white_acrobattuProlog: A Light-weight Prolog for Internet Applications and Infrastructures (2001) — Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci
page_white_acrobatAgent Coordination Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises and Workflow Management (2001) — Alessandro Ricci, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatPreface (2001) — Andrea Omicini, Paolo Petta, Robert Tolksdorf
page_white_acrobatThe LuCe Coordination Technology for MAS Design and Development on the Internet (2000) — Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini, Vladimiro Toschi
page_white_acrobatEngineering Societies in the Agents World (2000) — Andrea Omicini, Robert Tolksdorf, Franco Zambonelli
page_white_acrobatPreface (2000) — Andrea Omicini, Robert Tolksdorf, Franco Zambonelli
page_white_acrobatCoordination in Context: Authentication, Authorisation and Topology in Mobile Agent Applications (1999) — Marco Cremonini, Andrea Omicini, Franco Zambonelli
page_white_acrobatA Formal Specification of dMARS (1998) — Mark d'Inverno, David Kinny, Michael Luck, Michael Wooldridge
page_white_acrobatProgrammable Coordination Media (1997) — Enrico Denti, Antonio Natali, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatAn Extensible Framework for the Development of Coordinated Applications (1996) — Enrico Denti, Antonio Natali, Andrea Omicini, Marco Venuti
page_white_acrobatAgent Coordination and Control through Logic Theories (1995) — Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti, Antonio Natali
page_white_acrobatObject-Oriented Computations in Logic Programming (1994) — Andrea Omicini, Antonio Natali
page_white_acrobatTechniques for Implementing Contexts in Logic Programming (1993) — Enrico Denti, Evelina Lamma, Paola Mello, Antonio Natali, Andrea Omicini
page_white_acrobatFoundations for Interaction: The Dependence Theory (1993) — Cristiano Castelfranchi, Amedeo Cesta, Rosaria Conte, Maria Miceli