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AT 2020 : The 7th International Conference on Agreement Technologies

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Link: https://eumas2020.csd.auth.gr/at2020/
 
When Apr 22, 2020 - Apr 23, 2020
Where Thessaloniki, Greece
Abstract Registration Due Feb 6, 2020
Submission Deadline Feb 12, 2020
Notification Due Mar 4, 2020
Final Version Due Mar 11, 2020
Categories    artificial intelligence   multi-agent systems
 

Call For Papers

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7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGREEMENT TECHNOLOGIES
AT 2020
April 22-23, Thessaloniki, Greece
https://eumas2020.csd.auth.gr/at2020/
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AIMS AND SCOPE
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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 fulfill an agreement or not, and it should fulfill it when there is an obligation to do so derived from the standing agreements. Autonomy, interaction, mobility and openness are key concepts studied within Agreement Technologies approach. Semantic alignment, negotiation, argumentation, virtual organizations, 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 centered on the notion of agreement among computational agents.

AT 2020 follows the successful outcome of the previous editions of the International Conference Series on Agreement Technologies: AT 2012 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, AT 2013 in Beijing, China, AT 2015 in Athens, Greece, AT 2016 in Valencia, Spain, AT 2017 in Évry, France, and AT 2018 in Bergen, Norway.

AT 2020 will be held on 22 and 23 April 2020 in Thessaloniki, Greece, and will be co-located with EUMAS 2020.

We welcome original, unpublished papers, including but not limited to the following topics:

- Agreement technologies, architectures, environments, and methodologies
- Agreement patterns
- Argumentation and negotiation
- Coalition and team formation
- Real-time agreements
- Distributed decision making and coordination
- Computational social choice
- Social intelligence
- Logics for agreements
- Decision and game theoretic foundations for agreement
- Deliberative agreement: social choice and collective judgment
- Evolution of organizational structures
- Agent commitments
- Group planning agreements
- Social welfare, fairness and ethics in agreements
- Agreement and coordination optimization
- Semantic service coordination
- Normative systems
- Individual reasoning about norm adoption
- Collective deliberation about norm adoption
- Autonomic electronic institutions
- Inter-theory relations
- Semantic alignment
- Trust and reputation
- Applications of agreement technologies (e.g. web service composition, contract automation, supply chain automation, sensor networks, multi-robot systems, etc.)


We especially invite submissions by doctoral students who could benefit from receiving valuable feedback from the discussion-oriented focus of the conference.

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

- Full Papers (12-15 pages): 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.

- Short Papers (6-8 pages): These papers are intended for the discussion of ideas and concepts related to research and application of agreement technologies. 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 and application opportunities that are outside the current mainstream of the field.

Each submission will undergo a double-blind peer-review process with three peer reviews. All submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS style. We request the submission of a title and an abstract prior to paper submission to support the tight schedule of reviewing. Authors must submit their abstracts and papers through the AT 2020 EasyChair submission site (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=at2020). ​Each submitted paper should not contain any author information.

EUMAS 2020 and AT 2020 accepted papers will be published by Springer in a joint post-proceedings LNAI volume. As such, they will be made available to several indexing services (including Scopus, CPCI, EI Engineering Index, and more). Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines (ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/svproc/guidelines/Springer_Guidelines_for_Authors_of_Proceedings.pdf) and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX (ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/llncs2e.zip) or for Word (ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/word/splnproc1703.zip), for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. We urge the authors to follow these guidelines from submission stage already. Additional guidelines will be communicated after the conference to the authors of accepted papers for the preparation of the final versions to be included in the post-proceedings.

This year, the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (JAAMAS) will provide the opportunity for one selected AT 2020 paper to be fast-tracked for the journal.

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IMPORTANT DATES
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- Deadline for title and abstract registration: February 06, 2020
- Deadline for papers submission: February 12, 2020
- Notification to authors: March 4, 2020
- Camera Ready Papers: March 11, 2020
- Conference: 22 & 23 April 2020

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

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CONFERENCE CHAIR
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Dave de Jonge (IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)

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LOCAL ORGANISERS
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Nick Bassiliades (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Kalliopi Kravari (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Emmanouil Rigas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)


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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Estefania Argente (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Reyhan Aydogan (Delft University of Technology)
Roberto Basili (Dept. of Enterprise Engineering - Univ. of Roma Tor Vergata)
Holger Billhardt (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
Elise Bonzon (LIPADE - Universite Paris Descartes)
Annemarie Borg (Utrecht University)
Carlos Chesñevar (UNS (Universidad Nacional del Sur))
Juan Corchado (University of Salamanca)
Arnaud Doniec (IMT Lille Douai)
Sylvie Doutre (doutre@irit.fr)
Alberto Fernandez (University Rey Juan Carlos)
Nicoletta Fornara (Università della Svizzera Italiana)
Rubén Fuentes-Fernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Katsuhide Fujita (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Maria Ganzha (Warsaw University of Technology)
Adriana Giret (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Stella Heras (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Carlos A. Iglesias (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Takayuki Ito (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Mirjana Ivanovic (University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics)
Gordan Jezic (University of Zagreb)
Vicente Julian (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Jeroen Keppens (King's College London)
Matthias Klusch (DFKI)
Mario Kusek (University of Zagreb, FER)
Jérôme Lang (CNRS, LAMSADE, Université Paris-Dauphine)
Henrique Lopes Cardoso (University of Porto)
Emiliano Lorini (IRIT)
Marin Lujak (IMT Lille Douai)
Iván Marsa Maestre (University of Alcala. Computer Engineering Department.)
Yasser Mohammad (Assiut University)
Viorel Negru (West University of Timisoara)
Paulo Novais (University of Minho)
Eva Onaindia (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Nir Oren (University of Aberdeen)
Sascha Ossowski (University Rey Juan Carlos)
Marcin Paprzycki (IBS PAN and WSM)
Simon Parsons (University of Lincoln)
Miguel Rebollo (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Alessandro Ricci (University of Bologna)
Jordi Sabater Mir (IIIA-CSIC)
Milos Savic (Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad)
Michael Ignaz Schumacher (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO))
Emilio Serrano (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Elizabeth Sklar (University of Lincoln)
Giuseppe Stecca (Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)
Francesca Toni (Imperial College London)
Denis Trcek (University of Ljubljana)
Alessandro Umbrico (National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISTC))
László Zsolt Varga (ELTE IK)
Serena Villata (CNRS - Laboratoire d'Informatique, Signaux et Systèmes de Sophia-Antipolis)
George Vouros (University of Piraeus)
Marin Vukovic (Faculty od Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb)
Remi Wieten (Utrecht University)

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CONTACT DETAILS
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Conference Chair: davedejonge@iiia.csic.es

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