- Apr 23, 2007: Electronic Proceedings online.
- Mar 22, 2007: Preliminary Programme published.
- Mar 5, 2007: Author notifications sent. 9 papers accepted.
- Feb 12, 2007: Submission process closed with 15 papers submitted.
- Feb 4, 2007: Paper Submission Deadline extended.
- Dec 9, 2006. First Call for Papers distributed.
- Nov 21, 2006.
COIN@AAMAS07 has been accepted as a full-day workshop.
- Nov 3, 2006.
The COIN@AAMAS07 workshop proposal has been submitted.
Call for Papers
- Aims and Scope
Multi-agent systems are often understood as complex
entities where a multitude of agents interact, usually with some
intended individual or collective purpose. Such a view usually assumes
some form of structure, or set of norms or conventions that articulate
or restrain interactions in order to make them more effective in
attaining those goals, more certain for participants or more
predictable. The engineering of effective coordination or regulatory
mechanisms is a key problem for the design of open complex multi-agent
In recent years, social and organizational aspects of
have become a major issue in MAS research. Recent applications of MAS
on Web Services, Grid Computing and Ubiquitous Computing enforce the
need for using these aspects in order to ensure social order within
these environments. Openness, heterogeneity, and scalability of MAS
pose new demands on traditional MAS interaction models. Therefore, the
view of coordination and control has to be expanded to consider not
only an agent-centric perspective but societal and organization-centric
views as well.
The overall problem of analyzing the social, legal,
economic and technological dimensions of agent organizations, and the
co-evolution of agent interactions, provide theoretically demanding and
interdisciplinary research questions at different levels of
abstraction. Consequently, this workshop provides a space for the
convergence of concerns and developments from MAS researchers that have
been involved with these issues from the complementary perspectives of
coordination, organizations, institutions and norms.
The COIN workshop
is a continuation the workshop with the same name at AAMAS'06
and of the ANIREM and OOOP workshops held in AAMAS'05. A twin
event of COIN --focused, then, on organizational aspects of agent
interactions-- has been collocated with ECAI'06 in Trento and is
expected to be held at the event "Multi-Agent Logics,
Languages, and Organisations Federated Workshops"
(MALLOW'007) in Durham.
Theme and Topics
The COIN workshop in AAMAS'07 will focus on the
normative or prescriptive aspects involved in agent coordination.
Topics of interest include:
- Ontologies, methodologies, tools
and standards for regulated MAS.
- Social science background
for regulated MAS: Roles, authority, motivation, social power and other
social relationships and attitudes.
- Languages for norms:
expressiveness vs efficiency.
- Electronic institutions and
- Coordination and interaction
conventions, technologies and artifacts.
aspects of peer to peer interactions
- Issues in regulatory
dynamics (creation, evolution, change, disappearance).
- Issues in regulated MAS implementation
- Examples of
significant regulated environments
- Simulation, analysis and
verification of regulated MAS
We particularly encourage authors to
submit innovative and original papers that report on
and theoretical models
- Software frameworks, tools, and
- Applications, case studies, and experimental
Papers describing ongoing work and position papers are welcome.
Preparation and Submission of Papers
For preparation of papers to be submitted please follow the
instructions for authors available at the Springer LNCS Web
The length of each paper including figures and references may
not exceed 12 pages. All
papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF format.
Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that,
should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend
the conference to present the work.
Paper submissions to COIN@AAMAS2007 will be handled using the JEMS
system. The URL address to be used is:
Submission is a three-step process.
- In a first step authors who have
never used the system are required to register as new authors with
JEMS (note that only 1 registration is needed if you submit more than
1 paper). After registration as author the login data will be sent to
the specified email address. This data can be used to access the
- In a second step authors have to register their paper (click the
submit paper button in the conference page). The authors are asked in
this step to specify the name of the authors, the paper title, and the
paper abstract. The system will then assign a tracking ID to each
submission which is sent to the contact author.
- The third step consists on uploading the paper. This step can be done
jointly with the registering step. For those authors who prefer to
upload their papers after registering, the tracking ID must be used.
The extended deadline
for both paper registering and uploading is February 12,
2007 23:55 BRST (Brazilian time, which corresponds to GMT-2:00).
We will only accept
files in PDF format. Please do not try to upload doc
or rtf files, they will be rejected by the system. Please do not send
papers directly to the PC-chairs. Submissions sent by regular
courrier or by email will not be considered.
Out of 15 submissions, 9 papers were selected for inclusion in the
proceedings and presentation at the workshop, an acceptance rate of
60%. Paper presentations are 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for
questions. The workshop programme includes an invited talk and a round
table at the end of the day.
|08:30 - 09:00
||Opening Remarks by Sascha Ossowski and Jaime Sichman
|09:00 - 10:30
- Towards a framework for agent coordination and reorganization,
AgentCoRe by Mattijs Ghijsen (Uviversity of Amsterdam), Wouter Jansweijer (University of Amsterdam)
and Bob Wielinga (University of Amsterdam)
- Coordination in Disaster Management and Response: a Unified
Approach by Myriam Abramson (Naval Research Laboratory)
- Towards a Formalisation of Dynamic Electronic Institutions by Eduard Muntaner-Perich (University of Girona)
and Josep Lluis de la Rosa Esteva (University of Girona)
|10:30 - 11:00
|11:00 - 12:30
- Implementing Norms that Govern Non-Dialogical Actions by Viviane
Silva (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
- A Contract Model for Electronic Institutions by Henrique Lopes Cardoso (University of Porto)
and Eugenio Oliveira (Universidade do Porto)
- Ignoring, forcing and expecting concurrent events in Electronic
Institutions by Andres Garcia-Camino (IIIA-CSIC)
|12:30 - 14:30
|14:30 - 16:00
- Large-scale Organizational Computing requires Unstratified Paraconsistency and
Reflection by Carl Hewitt (MIT)
- Role Model Based Mechanism For Norm Emergence in Artificial
Agent Societies by Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu (University of Otago), Maryam Purvis
(University of Otago), Stephen Cranefield (University of Otago) and Martin Purvis (University of Otago)
- Using Testimonies to Enforce the Behavior of Agents by Fernanda Duran (PUC-Rio),
Viviane Silva (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Carlos Lucena (PUC-Rio)
|16:00 - 16:30
|16:30 - 18:00
- Invited Talk: Agents Organizations and Web Services by Mike Huhns (University of South Carolina) and Munindar Singh (North Carolina State University)
- Round Table (topic tba)
||Closing of COIN@AAMAS'07
Printed proceedings will be available at the workshop (a pdf version can be downloaded here). As with
workshops, revised and extended versions of the papers of the two 2007
editions will be published in a single Springer LNCS volume (pending
confirmation). The revised versions must take into account
discussion held during the workshop, hence, only those papers that are
presented during the workshop will be considered for inclusion in the
Extended Paper submission deadline: February 12, 2007
Notifications of acceptance/rejection: March 5, 2007
Camera-ready copies due: March 19, 2007
Workshop Date: May 14, 2007
Please notice that authors will have a very short
time to take into
account the reviewers comments and to send their final contributions
to the workshop if the paper is accepted. Therefore, we strongly
encourage possible authors to be aware of this critical period (March
Alessandro Provetti, Università degli Studi di Messina (Italy)
Andrea Omicini, University of Bologna (Italy)
Anja Oskamp, Free University Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Carl Hewitt, MIT (USA)
Catherine Tessier, ONERA (France)
Christian Lemaître, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico)
Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Eric Matson, Wright State University (USA)
Eugenio Oliveira, Universidade do Porto (Portugal)
Fabiola López y López, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Frank Dignum, Utrecht University (the Netherlands)
Gabriela Lindemann, Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)
Guido Boella, University of Torino (Italy)
Holger Billhardt, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid (Spain)
Javier Vázquez-Salceda, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jomi Fred Hubner, UFRB Blumenau (Brazil)
Juan Antonio Rodríguez Aguilar, IIIA-CSIC (Spain)
Julian Padget, University of Bath (UK)
Leendert van der Torre, University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Liz Sonenberg, University of Melbourne (Australia)
Mario Verdicchio, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Michael Luck, University of Southampton (UK)
Nicoletta Fornara, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Olivier Boissier, ENS Mines Saint-Etienne (France)
Olivier Gutknecht, LPL (France)
Pablo Noriega, IIIA-CSIC (Spain)
PInar Yolum, Bogazici University (Turkey)
Stephen Cranefield, U. Otago (New Zealand)
Ulises Cortés, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Vicent Botti, Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)
Victor Lesser, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (USA)
Virginia Dignum, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Wamberto Vasconcelos, University of Aberdeen (UK)
Yves Demazeau, LEIBNIZ (France)
Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Jaime Simao Sichman, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
COIN Steering Committee