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AT 2015 : INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGREEMENT TECHNOLOGIES

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Link: http://ai-group.ds.unipi.gr/eumas-at2015/at2015
 
When Dec 17, 2015 - Dec 18, 2015
Where Athens
Abstract Registration Due Sep 17, 2015
Submission Deadline Sep 20, 2015
Categories    artificial intelligence   multi-agent systems
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGREEMENT TECHNOLOGIES
December 17-18, Athens, Greece
(http://ai-group.ds.unipi.gr/eumas-at2015/at2015)
**Special track published in AI-COMMUNICATIONS**

This year the Agreement Technologies Conference (AT 2015) is collocated with EUMAS 2015. Sessions of both conferences will be open to all participants of EUMAS and AT.
We hope that this will allow us to develop a rich and inspiring program of high-quality papers reporting original results.

**Proceedings will be published in a Springer LNCS/LNAI volume and authors of selected papers from AT 2015 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a special track published in AI-COMMUNICATIONS**

AIMS AND SCOPE
Agreement Technologies refer to computer systems in which autonomous software agents negotiate with one another, typically on behalf of humans, in order to come to mutually acceptable agreements. An agent may choose whether to fulfil an agreement or not, and it should fulfil it when there is an obligation to do so derived from the standing agreements. Autonomy, interaction, mobility and openness are key concepts studied within the Agreement Technologies approach.

Semantic alignment, negotiation, argumentation, virtual organisations, trust and reputation and several other technologies are part of the sandbox to define, specify and verify such systems. The International Conference Series on Agreement Technologies is an interdisciplinary forum that brings together researchers and practitioners working on the various topics comprising this emergent and vibrant field. It provides an avenue to discuss and exchange new ideas and techniques for the design, implementation and verification of next generation open distributed systems centred on the notion of agreement among computational agents.

AT 2015 follows the successful outcome of the first and second edition of the International Conference on Agreement Technologies: AT 2012 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and AT 2013 in Beijing.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
* Argumentation and negotiation
* Trust and reputation
* Coalition & Team Formation
* Coordination and distributed decision making
* Computational social choice
* Semantic alignment
* Inter-theory relations
* Decision and game theoretic foundations for agreement
* Agent commitments
* Semantic service coordination
* Normative systems
* Individual reasoning about norm adoption
* Collective deliberation about norm adoption
* Autonomic Electronic Institutions
* Group planning agreements
* Deliberative agreement: social choice and collective judgment
* Evolution of organizational structures
* Social Intelligence
* Logics for agreements
* Real-time agreements
* Agreement patterns
* Agreement technologies architectures, environments and methodologies
* Applications of agreement technologies (e.g. web service composition, contract automation, supply chain automation, sensor networks, etc.)

SUBMISSIONS
AT 2015 welcomes original, unpublished papers. We specially invite submissions by students who we think will receive valuable feedback from the discussion-oriented focus of the conference.

Authors are invited to submit papers in the following two categories:

Full Papers:
Papers in this category should represent original and previously unpublished work that is currently not under review in any conference or journal. Both basic and applied research papers are welcome. Papers should not exceed 15 pages including references and figures.

Position Papers:
Contributions in this category may represent either a summary of original work that has already been published in a conference or journal (in this case submissions must include explicitly a reference to the already published work), or ongoing research that can lead to important contributions to Agreement Technologies. Submissions in this category should not exceed 4 pages.

Each submission will be peer-reviewed. All submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS style, which can be obtained fromhttp://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.

PROCEEDINGS
All accepted papers will be published in a Springer LNCS/LNAI volume. Full research papers and short papers describing original, unpublished work accepted at AT 2015 will be included in the proceedings. We also plan to give authors of accepted papers the opportunity to revise the camera ready version of their paper(s) in order to incorporate feedback received upon the presentation of their work during the conference.

Best papers from the AT 2015 conference will be published in the AI-COMMUNICATIONS Journal (http://www.iospress.nl/journal/ai-communications/).
AI Communications is a journal on Artificial Intelligence which has a close relationship to ECCAI (the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence)

Submissions must be done via Easychair through this link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=at15

IMPORTANT DATES
* Deadline for registering abstracts: September 17, 2015
* Deadline for papers submission: September 20, 2015
* Final decisions to authors: October 15, 2015
* Camera Ready Papers: October 20, 2015
* Conference: 17- 18 December, 2015

All deadlines are at 23:59 UTC-12, i.e. before midnight on the respective date anywhere in the world.

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