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  • Nir Oren
    (Apologies for cross-posting) FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS THE SECOND SYMPOSIUM ON BEHAVIOUR REGULATION IN MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS Held in conjunction with the AISB 2009
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      (Apologies for cross-posting)

      FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

      THE SECOND SYMPOSIUM ON BEHAVIOUR REGULATION IN MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS
      Held in conjunction with the AISB 2009 convention

      Edinburgh, Scotland, 8 April 2009

      http://www.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/staff/oren/aisb09

      Multi-agent systems are a powerful problem solving paradigm, attacking a
      problem via the interactions of many discrete components. The
      interactions between agents provide the approach's strength, but they
      also pose a great challenge: detecting and preventing undesirable
      behaviour (and interactions between agents) is difficult. While the
      formal specification of allowable agent behaviour is possible,
      unintended effects and purposefully malicious agents mean that other
      approaches to regulating the behaviour of agents are needed. Techniques
      such as trust and reputation mechanisms and offline and online mechanism
      design (examples of which are social laws and machine interpretable
      contracts respectively) are able to regulate agent behaviour
      while allowing the agent to remain autonomous. While powerful, these
      techniques, and others, are still being refined, and many issues,
      including detecting and handling conflicting requirements,
      representation of permissible activities, and ways of monitoring and
      enforcing behaviour remain.

      This symposium will be concerned with theories, methodologies, and
      computational issues related to regulating agent behaviour in
      multi-agent systems. Papers examining both theory and practise are welcome.

      Areas of interest include, but are not limited to

      - all aspects of automated contracting
      - online and offline design of behaviour regulation mechanisms
      - social laws
      - behaviour specification
      - behaviour monitoring
      - failure detection
      - normative decision making
      - normative conflict resolution
      - trust and reputation systems
      - mechanism design
      - sanctioning mechanisms

      IMPORTANT DATES

      Submission Deadline: 15 January 2009
      Notification of Acceptance: 13 February 2009
      Camera Ready Due: 27 February 2009
      Symposium: 8 April 2009

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      All papers from the AISB convention will be published in the AISB
      proceedings, with an ISBN number. We will further investigate the
      possibility of publishing the best papers in journal special issue or
      book form.

      PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

      Nathan Griffiths (University of Warwick)
      Martin Kollingbaum (Carnegie Mellon University)
      Alessio Lomuscio (Imperial College London)
      Michael Luck (King's College London)
      Simon Miles (King's College London)
      Timothy J. Norman (University of Aberdeen)
      Nir Oren (King's College London)
      Luke Teacy (University of Southampton)
      Wamberto Vasconcelos (University of Aberdeen)
      Javier Vazquez (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)

      SYMPOSIUM ORGANISATION

      Nir Oren, King's College London, nir.oren at kcl.ac.uk


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      Dr Nir Oren Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1631
      Department of Computer Science Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2851
      King's College London E-mail: nir.oren@...
      WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom WWW: http://www.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/staff/oren
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