2nd CFP: ACM TIST Special Issue on Agent Communication
- Apologies for cross-posting.
Call for Papers
Special Issue on Agent Communication
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
Agent communication research seeks to address challenges in the
development of applications involving multiple autonomous and
heterogeneous agents. Agent communication differs from communication
as studied in traditional distributed systems in its emphasis of
high-level abstractions that enable flexible interaction yet support
verifying compliance. Broad applications include business
interactions, contracts and compliance, virtual enterprises,
negotiation, argumentation and decision support, and so on.
We invite quality submissions that develop new insights, high-level
abstractions, patterns, languages, formal theories, reasoning, and
methodologies for communication in multiagent systems.
Broad topics include
Dialogs and argumentation
Virtual organizations, institutions
Commitments, norms, and other social concepts
Trust and deception
Correctness properties and their verification
Tying communication with agent design and execution strategies
Architecture, middleware, patterns, and programming language support
Standardization of communication primitives
Application-specific modeling and insights
*July 25, 2010 - Submissions*
October 15, 2010 - Decisions
December 15, 2010 - Final versions
Publication - Early 2011
On-Line Submission (will be available before July 25, 2010):
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tist (please select Special Issue:
Agent Communication as the manuscript type).
Each paper will be reviewed by at least three expert reviewers.
Details of the journal and manuscript preparation are available on at
Amit K. Chopra (also Contact editor)
University of Trento, Italy
National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, Greece
Concordia University, Canada
Utrecht University, The Netherlands