Foundations and Applications of Collective Agent Based Systems (CABS)
Workshop held in the section 'Computation' as part of the
'Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information'
August 16-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Wiebe van der Hoek (Utrecht University)
John-Jules Meyer (Utrecht University)
Cees Witteveen (Delft University)
Mike Wooldridge (University of London)
Christiano Castelfranchi, University of Siena
Wiebe van der Hoek (Utrecht University) firstname.lastname@example.org
John-Jules Meyer (Utrecht University) email@example.com
Cees Witteveen (Delft University) firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions concerning the workshop may be addressed to any of the organizers.
This workshop concerns the description of, specification of and
reasoning about collective agent-based systems, i.e. multi-agent
systems in the sense of co-ordinated networks of autonomous agents.
Typical issues to be addressed are logic-based approaches to
communication, synchronisation co-ordination, co-operation, conflict
handling and negotiation, collective intentions / goals, goals and
commitments. Other topics include incident handling and fault-tolerant
behaviour of such systems. Finally, applications of collective
agent-based systems in e.g. transportation, trade and e-commerce will
be subject of discussion in the workshop.
- theories, logics and specification formalisms for Multi-Agent Systems
- models for agent communication, co-ordination, co-operation, competition,
collective intentions, contracts, delegation, (social) commitment, roles etc.
- models and specification of emergent behaviour
- theories for agent negotiation and argumentation
- coalition formation
- conflict handling/resolution
- models and methods for conflict resolution
- multi-agent programming
- approaches dealing with incident handling and fault-tolerance in MAS
- applications in e.g. transport, trade and e-commerce
HOW THE WORKHSOP WILL BE ORGANISED:
The workshop will consist of five sessions (90 min. each) of
presentation and discussion of contributed papers. It will take place
during the second week ESSLLI-Summer School and will be open to all
members of the LLI- community.
All researchers in the area, but especially Ph.D. students and young
researchers, are encouraged to submit an abstract (hard copy or e-mail)
of not more than 12 pages to the following address:
Wiebe van der Hoek
Department of Computer Science
PO Box 80089
3508 TB Utrecht
SUMMARY OF DATES:
March 15, 99: Deadline for submissions
May 1, 99: Notification of acceptance
May 31, 99: Deadline for final copy
Aug 9, 99: Start of ESSLLI'99
Aug 16, 99: Start of workshop
Workshop contributors will be required to register for ESSLLI-99.
To obtain further information about the workshop, please go to
The ESSLLI-99 home page is at http://esslli.let.uu.nl/