LAST CALL: From Agent Theory To Agent Implementation (EMCSR'98 Symposium)

paolo petta paolo at ai.univie.ac.at
Tue Nov 18 20:31:50 EST 1997


FINAL

                           Call for Papers


              FROM AGENT THEORY TO AGENT IMPLEMENTATION


                          A Symposium at the
      14th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
                             (EMCSR '98)

                  April 14-17, 1998, Vienna, Austria

               <URL:http://www.ai.univie.ac.at/emcsr/>

                Submission deadline: November 8, 1997

    Agent-based technology has made a fast inroad from highly
    specialised workshops on topics such as ``situatedness'' and
    ``embeddedness'' to mainstream textbooks. In the course of this
    development, it has also been driving the furthering of established
    notions and frameworks (e.g., the shift from ``perfect
    rationality'' to ``bounded optimality'' or the introduction of a
    ``social level'' above the ``knowledge level'') as well as
    favouring the intensification of interdisciplinary exchanges of
    ideas with as diverse fields as economics, control theory,
    evolutionary biology and ethology, or psychology and neurology,
    taking on ``irrational'' aspects of cognition in open worlds.

    The main objective of this symposium is to foster the exchange of
    ideas and experience among researchers working on theoretical and
    practical issues of agent technology, covering both the micro and
    macro aspects of agent design.

TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE:

    o Agent languages and architectures
    o Applications
    o Communication
    o Conceptual and theoretical foundations
    o Development and engineering methodologies
    o Learning and adaptability
    o Safety, security, and responsibility issues
    o Single vs. multi-agent systems
    o Social issues in agent societies
    o Testbeds and evaluations
    o User interface issues

IMPORTANT DATES:

    Submission deadline:                  November  8, 1997
    Notification of acceptance/rejection: December 19, 1997
    Final papers due:                     January  30, 1998 

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

    For details of how to prepare the draft final paper, see the
    guidelines for the main EMCSR conference published on the EMCSR web
    server (<URL:http://www.ai.univie.ac.at/emcsr/>). Draft final
    papers should not exceed 10 single-spaces A4 pages, final papers
    must not exceed 6 pages (10 point, two column).

ACCEPTED PAPERS:

    Authors of accepted papers will be notified by December 19, 1997;
    the list will also be published on the EMCSR web site. After the
    event, a second round of more extensive reviews is planned which is
    to lead to the publication of extended versions of selected
    contributions in an edited collection.

SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS:

    Joerg P. Mueller, UK, <jpm at zuno.com>
    Paolo Petta, Austria, <paolo at ai.univie.ac.at> (local co-chair)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

    Christian Balkenius
    Magnus Boman
    Hans-Dieter Burkhard
    Cristiano Castelfranchi
    Frank Dignum
    Klaus Fischer
    Michael Fisher
    Adam Maria Gadomski
    Fritz Hohl
    Matthias Klusch
    Mark d'Inverno
    Michael Luck
    John-Jules Ch. Meyer
    Joerg P. Mueller
    Juergen Mueller
    Pablo Noriega
    Paolo Petta
    Luciano Serafini
    Gerd Wagner
    Gerhard Weiss
    Mike Wooldridge

FURTHER INFORMATION:

    For any further information on this symposium please contact the
    local co-chair: 

    Paolo Petta
    Austrian Research Inst. for Artificial Intelligence
    Schottengasse 3
    A-1010 Vienna
    Austria, Europe

    email: paolo at ai.univie.ac.at 
    Fax:   +43 1 5336112-77




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