CFP: FROM AGENT THEORY TO AGENT IMPLEMENTATION

paolo petta paolo at ai.univie.ac.at
Wed Sep 17 17:35:20 EST 1997


Call for Papers


	      FROM AGENT THEORY TO AGENT IMPLEMENTATION


			   A Session 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.

This session 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.

SESSION CHAIRS:

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

FURTHER INFORMATION:

For any further information on this session please contact the
local co-chair (<paolo at ai.univie.ac.at>).

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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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