SECOND CFP: From Agent Theory To Agent Implementation (EMCSR'98 Symposium)

paolo petta paolo at ai.univie.ac.at
Mon Oct 20 14:27:41 EST 1997


SECOND

			   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:
(as confirmed of Oct.20,1997)

Christian Balkenius
Magnus Boman
Cristiano Castelfranchi
Frank Dignum
Klaus Fischer
Michael Fisher
Fritz Hohl
Matthias Klusch
Mark d'Inverno
Michael Luck
John-Jules Ch. Meyer
Joerg P. Mueller
Juergen Mueller
Pablo Noriega
Paolo Petta
Luciano Serafini
Gerhard Weiss

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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paolo petta                                        
+43-1-5336112-12(Tel)
Austrian Research Inst. for Artificial Intelligence
+43-1-5336112-77(Fax)
Schottengasse 3, A-1010 Vienna, Austria, Europe    
paolo at ai.univie.ac.at




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