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When Dec 15, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
Where Valencia
Submission Deadline Sep 16, 2016
Notification Due Oct 7, 2016
Final Version Due Oct 14, 2016
Categories    artificial intelligence   agents   multi-agents

Call For Papers


4th International Conference on Agreement Technologies,
December 15-16, Valencia, Spain

This year The Agreement Technologies Conference (AT 2016) is collocated
with EUMAS 2016. 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.**

**Selected papers from AT 2016 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 previous editions of the
International Conference on Agreement Technologies: AT 2012 in Dubrovnik,
Croatia, AT 2013 in Beijing, and AT 2016 in Athens.

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 organisational 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.)


AT 2016 welcomes original, unpublished papers. We especially invite
submissions by students who could benefit from receiving 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: We also welcome position papers which are intended for the
discussion of ideas and concepts related to research.. Examples could include
thoughtful critiques of the field, technical discussions of various
implementation techniques, methodological contributions, and visionary
ideas that propose long-term challenges and new research opportunities that
are outside the current mainstream of the field. Position papers can be 4-6
pages in length.

Each submission will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. All
submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the
Springer LNCS style, which can be obtained

Submissions must be done via Easychair through this link:


We plan to publish AT-2016 proceedings, in a Springer LNCS/LNAI volume.
Full research papers and position papers describing original, unpublished
work accepted at AT 2016 will be included in the proceedings.

We will 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.

A special track in the AI-COMMUNICATIONS Journal ( with best papers from the AT 2016 conference will be published. AI Communications is an ISI ranked Journal on Artificial Intelligence (AI) which has a close relationship to EurAi (European Association for Artificial Intelligence).

Important Dates

Deadline for papers submission: September 16, 2016 **Extended**
Final decisions to authors: October 7, 2016
Camera Ready Papers: October 14, 2016
Conference: 15- 16 December, 2016

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

Conference Chairs

Nardine Osman (IIIA - CSIC)
Vicente Julian (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia)

Contact Details

AT Organising Committee (

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