[loginf] CFP: DALT'03 - 1st Int. Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies

João Alexandre Leite jleite at di.fct.unl.pt
Wed Jan 22 13:47:28 CET 2003


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         F I R S T   C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                         DALT 2003

              First International Workshop on

        Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies

                   Melbourne, Australia
                         July 2003

   http://centria.di.fct.unl.pt/~jleite/dalt03/index.htm

              In conjunction with AAMAS 2003
              2nd International Conference on
         Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
              http://www.aamas-conference.org/

               Submission: 11 of April, 2003

        Post-Proceedings by Springer-Verlag (LNAI)
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TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

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. Recent advances in the area of logics and 
formal methods make declarative languages and technologies 
a mostly promising approach to the modeling and engineering 
of complex agent systems.

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.

DALT 2003 will take place in Melbourne, Australia, in 
conjunction with AAMAS, the 2nd International Conference on 
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* 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

SUBMISSIONS

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, 
original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for 
publication elsewhere.

Papers should be written in English, formatted according to 
the Springer LNCS style, which can be obtained at 
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html), and not 
exceed 16 pages including figures, references, etc.

Electronic submissions, in PostScript (PS) or Portable Document 
Format (PDF), should be sent to jleite at di.fct.unl.pt.

IMPORTANT DATES

* Submission, 11 of April, 2003
* Notification, 6 of May, 2003
* Camera Ready, 16 of May, 2003

PROCEEDINGS

To encourage and promote the discussion, early and final 
versions of the accepted papers will be available online, 
at the workshop's web page, as soon as they are available.

A printed volume with the proceedings will be available at 
the workshop.

Authors of papers presented at the workshop will be asked 
to extend their contributions, possibly incorporating the 
results of the workshop discussion, to be included in the 
workshop post-proceedings.

Post-proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag as a 
volume of the Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence 
series (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html).

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

* Rafael Bordini, The University of Liverpool, UK
* Jeff Bradshaw, The University of West Florida, FL, USA
* Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
* Stefania Costantini, Università degli Studi di L'Aquila, Italy
* Yves Demazeau, Institut IMAG, Grenoble, France
* Jürgen Dix, The University of Manchester, UK
* Toru Ishida, Kyoto University, Japan
* Catholijn Jonker, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Antonis Kakas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* Daniel Kudenko, University of York, UK
* Alessio Lomuscio, King's College, London, UK
* Viviana Mascardi, DISI, Genova, Italy
* Paola Mello, Università di Bologna, Italy
* John Jules Ch. Meyer, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
* Charles L. Ortiz, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, USA
* Sascha Ossowski, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
* Luís Moniz Pereira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
* Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College, London, UK
* Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
* Michael Schroeder, City University, London, UK
* Onn Shehory, IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel
* Carles Sierra, Spanish Research Council, Barcelona, Spain
* V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland, MD, USA
* Francesca Toni, Imperial College, London, UK
* Wiebe van der Hoek, The University of Liverpool, UK
* Franco Zambonelli, Università di Modena, Italy

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Co-chairs:

João Alexandre Leite (Contact Person)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
jleite at di.fct.unl.pt

Andrea Omicini
Università di Bologna
aomicini at deis.unibo.it

Leon Sterling
The University of Melbourne
leon at cs.mu.oz.au

Paolo Torroni
Università di Bologna
ptorroni at deis.unibo.it








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