By the time the first symposium "From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation" was held in April 1998, agent-based technology had already made a fast inroad from highly specialised workshops on topics such as situatedness, embeddedness, or BDI agents to mainstream textbooks.
In the meantime, this rapid progress has continued and, as many report, even speeded up. Commercialisation of agent technology has started and is well underway.
Still, there remains a considerable lack of clarity regarding the relationship between theoretic models of agents and multiagent systems on the one hand, and the implementation of these models and architectures in real-world applications on the other.
The main objective of this symposium is to foster the exchange of ideas and experience among researchers and practitioners working on theoretical and application-oriented issues of agent technology, covering both the micro and macro aspects of agent design.
Of particular relevance to the symposium is work that provides insights on experiences and lessons learnt when applying specific agent theories or architectures to application problems, and that discusses methods and methodologies that can help system designers to successfully accomplish the mapping between available agent technology on the one hand, and application problems on the other.
|Wednesday, April 26|
|09:00-10:30||Jennings, Nicholas R.||Negotiating Agents: Issues, Models and Applications
(EMCSR 2000 Plenary)
|11:00-11:30||Müller, Jörg P. and Paolo Petta||Welcome & Introduction|
|Block I: "Communication"|
|11:30-12:00||Cranefield, S.J.S. & Purvis M.K.||Extending Agent Messaging to Enable OO Information Exchange|
|12:00-12:30||Ramos, Raúl & Álvaro Barreiro||Formalizing Distinguishability: A Contexts Based Case|
|12:30-13:00||Zapf, Michael & Kurt Geihs||What Type Is It? A Type System for Mobile Agents|
|Block II: "Coordination/Cooperation"|
|14:00-14:30||Florea, Adina Madga & Bogdan Panghe||Achieving Cooperation of Self-interested Agents Based on Costs and Gain|
|14:30-15:00||Arranz, Marco A.||Reconciling Plans: A General Interaction Algorithm for Agent Communities|
|15:00-15:30||Morgado, Luís & Graça Gaspar||A Social Reasoning Mechanism Based on a New Approach for Coalition Formation|
|16:00-16:30||Rocha, Ana Paula & Eugénio Oliveira (cancelled)||Adaptive multi-issue negotiation protocol for Electronic Commerce|
|16:30-17:00||Hofmann, Oliver & Freimut Bodendorf||Agent Mediated Inter-Organizational Business Process Coordination|
|17:00-17:30||Ambroszkiewicz, Stanislaw, Wojciech Penczek, Krzysztof Cetnarowicz||Towards Flexible Architecture of Middle Agent: common ontology, and knowledge|
|17:30||First Day Wrap Up|
|Thursday, April 27|
|European Research Initiatives|
|13:45-14:00||Kirn, Stefan||Intelligent Agents in Business: A European Perspective|
|Block III: "MAS Construction"|
|14:00-14:30||Flake, Stephan & Christian Geiger||Agents with complex plans: Design and Implementation of CASA|
|14:30-15:00||Bölöni, Ladislau & Dan C. Marinescu||A Component Agent Model - from Theory to Implementation|
|15:00-15:30||Lind, Jürgen||A Development Method for Multiagent Systems|
|16:00-16:30||Occello, Michel & Jean-Luc Koning (cancelled)||Multiagent Oriented Software Engineering: An Approach Based on Model and Software Reuse|
|16:30-17:00||Wagner, Gerd (cancelled)||Agent-Object-Relationship Modeling|
|Block IV: "Applications"|
|17:00-17:30||Pechoucek, Michal, Vladimír Marík, Olga S`tepánková, Filip Macurek, Pavel Tichý||Sharing Responsibility in Workflow Management in Multi-Agent Systems|
|17:30-18:00||Núñez-Suárez, Jorge, Donie O'Sullivan, Henri Brouchoud,Patrice Cros, Clair Moore (cancelled)||Personal Travel Market: I'll book your trip for you sir!|
|18:00||Wrap Up & Close|
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by End of December 1999 (date moved from December 7 because of extended submission deadline); the list will also be published on the AT2AI-2 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.
|Extended paper submission deadline:||November||15,||1999|
|Notifications of acceptance/rejection:||January||24,||2000|
|Camera-ready copies due:||February||11,||2000|
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