Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems
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  Note for the presenters: all the rooms will be equipped with both PC beamers and overhead projectors.

Program Schedule
15 July 2002
Tutorial and Workshop (Day 1) — Faculty of Engineering
Room 2.3 2.4 4.1 4.2 5.1 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 6.1 6.2
8:30 W8 W9 W2 W7 T2 T3 T1 W6 W3 W5 W4 W1
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 W8 W9 W2 W7 T2 T3 T1 W6 W3 W5 W4 W1
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 W8 W9 W2 W7 T4 T5 T1 W6 W3 W5 W4 W1
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 W8 W9 W2 W7 T4 T5 T1 W6 W3 W5 W4 W1
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16 July 2002
Tutorial and Workshop (Day 2) — Faculty of Engineering
Room 2.3 2.4 4.1 4.2 5.1 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 6.1 6.2
8:30 W10 W11 T8 W13 T9 T7 W12 T6 W15 W17 W14 W16
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 W10 W11 T8 W13 T9 T7 W12 T6 W15 W17 W14 W16
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 W10 W11 T12 W13 T13 T11 W12 T10 W15 W17 W14 W16
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 W10 W11 T12 W13 T13 T11 W12 T10 W15 W17 W14 W16
17:30 Compulsory End
Walk to Santa Lucia
Opening of the Conference — Aula Santa Lucia
18:00 Opening Introduction by Dean and Major
18:20 Plenary Talk 1
19:20 End of Talk
Walk to Palazzo Re Enzo
Welcome Reception — Palazzo Re Enzo
19:40 Welcome Party
21:00 Dinner on Your Own
17 July 2002
Main Conference (Day 1) — Palazzo Re Enzo
Sala Podestà Sala Trecento Sala Seicento Cappella Farnese Sala Armi Sala Podestà (b) Patio
8:45 Session 1A Session 1B Session 1C Session 1D
10:45   Coffee Break
11:10 Session 2A Session 2B Session 2C Session 2D
13:00   Lunch Break
14:15 Session 3A Session 3B Session 3C
15:35   Posters and Demos 1 Coffee Break
16:30 Invited Talk 1 Session 4B Session 4C    
17:30 End of Talk
17:45 Panel 1
19:00 End of day
18 July 2002
Main Conference (Day 2) — Palazzo Re Enzo
Sala Podestà Sala Trecento Sala Seicento Cappella Farnese Sala Armi Sala Podestà (b) Patio
8:45 Session 5A Session 5B Session 5C Session 5D
10:40   Coffee Break
11:10 Invited Talk 2   Session 6C Session 6D
12:00 End of Talk
12:10 Session 6A Session 6B
13:00   Lunch Break
14:15 Session 7A Session 7B Session 7C
15:35   Posters and Demos 2 Coffee Break
16:30 Invited Talk 3 Session 8B Session 8C    
17:30 End of Talk
17:45 End of day
20:00 Social Dinner
19 July 2002
Main Conference (Day 3) — Palazzo Re Enzo
Sala Podestà Sala Trecento Sala Seicento Cappella Farnese Sala Armi Sala Podestà (b) Patio
8:45 Session 9A Session 9B Session 9C Session 9D
10:25   Coffee Break
11:00 Plenary Talk 2
12:00 Session 10A Session 10B Session 10C Session 10D
12:50   Lunch Break
14:10 Session 11A Session 11B Session 11C
15:50   Posters and Demos 3 Coffee Break
16:45   Session 12B Session 12C    
17:45 Panel 2
19:00 Closing of the Conference

Plenary Talks
Plenary Talk 1
  The Evolution of the GPGP/TMS Domain-Independent Coordination Framework Victor R. Lesser
(University of Massachusetts, USA)

Plenary Talk 2
  Agents Supporting Humans and Organizations in Open, Dynamic Environments Katia P. Sycara
(Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Invited Talks
Invited Talk 1
  The Social and Cultural Psychology of Autonomous Agents Clifford Nass
(Stanford University, USA)

Invited Talk 2
  Planning and Execution, Life, the Solar System, and Everything Nicola Muscettola
(NASA Ames Research Center, USA)

Invited Talk 3
  Toward Interactive Humanoid Robots:
A constructive approach to developing intelligent robots
Hiroshi Ishiguro
(Wakayama University and
ATR Media Information Science Laboratories, Japan)

Panel 1
  [to be defined soon] Chair: Michael Georgeff (Agentis International Inc, USA)

Panel 2
  Bringing People and Agents Together Chair: W. Lewis Johnsson (University of Southern California, USA)
Panelists: Milind Tambe, Rosaria Conte, Catherine Pelachaud, Mitsuru Ishizuka

Invited Talk 3
  Toward Interactive Humanoid Robots:
A constructive approach to developing intelligent robots
Hiroshi Ishiguro
(Wakayama University and
ATR Media Information Science Laboratories, Japan)

Session 1A: Agent Oriented Software Engineering
Session Chair: Nick Jennings
  Title Author
Papers ROADMAP: Extending the Gaia Methodology for Complex Open Systems Thomas Juan, Adrian Pearce, Leon Sterling
  Multiagent Systems Specification by UML Statecharts Aiming at Intelligent Manufacturing Toshiaki Arai, Frieder Stolzenburg
  The Cognitive Agents Specification Language and Verification Environment for Multiagent Systems Steven Shapiro, Yves Lesperance, Hector J. Levesque
  From AOSE Methodology to Agent Implementation Massonet Philippe, Deville Yves, Neve Cédric
The Tropos Software Development Methodology: Processes, Models and Diagrams Fausto Giunchiglia, John Mylopoulos, Anna Perini
  Prometheus: A Methodology for Developing Intelligent Agents Lin Padgham, Michael Winikoff
  Towards Industrially Applicable Modeling Technique for Agent-Based Systems Arnon Sturm, Onn Shehory
  Agent-Oriented Software Engineering for Successful TAC Participation Clemens Fritschi, Klaus Dorer
  HAMAC: an agent-based programming method Gilles Klein, Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni, Patrick Taillibert
  P2P Based Knowledge Source Discovery on Research Support System Papits Tadachika Ozono, Shoji Goto, Nobuhiro Fujimaki, Toramatsu Shintai
  Specifying Agents with UML in Robotic Soccer Jan Murray

Session 1B: Bidding and Bargaining Agents I
Session Chair: Makoto Yokoo
  Title Author
Papers A Negotiation Model of Incomplete Information Under Time Constraints Cao Da-Jun, Xu Liang-xian
  An Alternating Offers Bargaining Model for Computationally Limited Agents Kate Larson, Tuomas Sandholm
  Multi-Issue Negotiation Under Time Constraints S. Shaheen Fatima, Michael Wooldridge, Nicholas R. Jennings
  A Peer-to-Peer Agent Auction Elth Ogston, Stamatis Vassiliadis
Bidders with Hard Valuation Problems Kate Larson, Tuomas Sandholm
  Randomized Strategic Demand Reduction: Getting More by Asking for Less Paul S.A. Reitsma, Peter Stone, Janos A. Csirik, Michael L. Littman
  Caching in Multi-unit combinatorial auctions Kidane Asrat Ghebreamlak, Arne Andersson
  A Strategy-Proof Multiunit Double Auction Mechanism Pu Huang, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Katia Sycara
  Preference Elicitation in Combinatorial Auctions Wolfram Conen, Tuomas Sandholm
  A Multi-agent Queuing model for Resource Allocations in a Non-Cooperative Game Pinata Winoto, Tiffany Ya Tang
  KODAMA Project: from Design to Implementation of a Distributed Multi-Agent System Guoqiang Zhong, Kenìchi Takahashi Takahashi, Satoshi Amamiya, Tsunenori Mine, Makoto Amamiya
  Kodama: Towards a Distributed Web Searching Tarek Helmy, Satoshi Amamiya, Makoto Amamiya
Multi-agent Coordination
Coordination Mechanisms for Dependency Relationships among Multiple Agents Wei Chen, Keith S. Decker
  Modeling Multi-Agent Communication Contexts Antonella Di Stefano, Corrado Santoro

Session 1C: Trust and Reputation
Session Chair: Rino Falcone
  Title Author
Papers Supervised Interaction - Creating a Web of Trust for Contracting Agents in Electronic Environments Martin J. Kollingbaum, Timothy J. Norman
  Robustness of Reputation-based Trust: Boolean Case Sandip Sen, Neelima Sajja
  An Evidential Model of Distributed Reputation Management Bin Yu, Munindar P. Singh
A Multi-Agent Bioinformatics Integration System with Adjustable Autonomy Konstantinos Karasavvas, Albert Burger, Richard Baldock
  Developing Trust in Recommender Agents Miquel Montaner, Beatriz López, Josep Lluís de la Rosa
  A Coalition Formation Mechanism Based on Inter-Agent Trust Relationships Silvia Breban, Julita Vassileva
  Equilibrium Reputation Mechanism for Mobile Agent based Electronic Commerce XiaoFeng Wang, Kartik Hosanagar, Rammayya Krishnan, Pradeep K Khosla
  Incentive Compatible Trading Mechanism for Trust Revelation Sviatoslav Braynov, Tuomas Sandholm
Evolution, adaptation, and learning
On-Line Incremental Learning in Bilateral Multi-issue Negotiation Von-Wun Soo, Chun-An Hung
  A Domain-Independent Diagnosis Tool to Adapt Organizations in Learning Scenarios Bazzan, A.L.C., Lindemann, V., Lesser, V.R.

Session 1D: Self-Organizing Systems
Session Chair: Jiming Liu
  Title Author
Papers Programmable Self-Assembly Using Biologically-Inspired Multiagent Control Radhika Nagpal
  How social spiders inspired an approach for region detection Bourjot Christine, Chevrier Vincent, Thomas Vincent
  Evolving Adaptive Pheromone Path Planning Mechanisms John A. Sauter, Robert Matthews, H. Van Dyke Parunak, Sven Brueckner
  Combining amorphous computing and reactive agent-based systems: a paradigm for pervasive intelligence? David Servat, Alexis Drogoul
Digital Pheromone Mechanisms for Coordination of Unmanned Vehicles H. Van Dyke Parunak, Sven Brueckner, John A. Sauter, Robert Savit
  Dynamic Organization of Multi-Agent Systems P. Mathieu, JC. Routier, Y. Secq
  The Effects of Cooperation on Multiagent Search in Task-Oriented Domains Jose M Vidal
  From Design to Intention: Signs of a Revolution Franco Zambonelli, H. Van Dyke Parunak
  Understanding Emergent Web Regularities with Information Foraging Agents Jiming Liu, Shiwu Zhang, Yiming Ye
  Self Reordering in Polynomial Space Asynchronous Search Silaghi, Marius-Calin, Faltings, Boi
  Agent Organizations with Utility-Based Fuzzy Coalitions Leonid B. Sheremetov, José C Romero Cortés
  A Fuzzy System Based Approach to Social Modeling in Multi-Agent Systems Esteve del Acebo, Peplluís de la Rosa
  Embodied Intentional Dynamics of Bacterial Behaviour C.M. Jonker, J.L. Snoep, J. Treur, H.V. Westerhoff, W.C.A. Wijngaards

Session 2A: Markets and Auctions I
Session Chair: Jeff Rosenschein
  Title Author
Papers Risk and Expectations in a-priori Time Allocation in Multi-Agent Contracting Alexander Babanov, John Collins, Maria Gini
  Designing an Auction Protocol under Asymmetric Information on Nature's Selection Takayuki Ito, Makoto Yokoo, Shigeo Matsubara
  Winner Determination in Combinatorial Auction Generalizations Tuomas Sandholm, Subhash Suri, Andrew Gilpin, David Levine
  Protocols and Strategies for Automated Multi Attributes Auctions Esther David, Rina Azulay, Sarit Kraus
Agent Architectures
Agent Behavior Architectures, A MAS Framework Comparison Steven P. Fonseca, Martin L. Griss, Reed Letsinger
  A Multi-level Infrastructure for Agent-oriented Development Martin Purvis, Stephen Cranefield, Mariusz Nowostawski
  Architecting Agents Using Core Competencies K. S. Barber, D. N. Lam
  Towards a Real-time Architecture for Time-aware Agents Konstantinos Prouskas, Jeremy Pitt
  Multi-Agent and Software Architectures Paolo Giorgini, Manuel Kolp, John Mylopoulos

Session 2B: Multiagent Simulation
Session Chair: Alexis Drogoul
  Title Author
Papers Multi Agent Simulation Of Unorganized Traffic Praveen Paruchuri, Alok Reddy Pullalarevu, Kamalakar Karlapalem
  Agent-based interaction analysis of consumer behavior Lamjed Ben Said, Alexis Drogoul, Thierry Bouron
  ACUMEN: Amplifying Control and Understanding of Multiple ENtities Jan Allbeck, Karin Kipper, Charles Adams, William Schuler, Elena Zoubanova, Norman Badler, Martha Palmer, Aravind Joshi
  Simulation Level of Detail for Multiagent Control David C. Brogan, Jessica K. Hodgins
Two Multi-Agent Model of Gender Interaction in Artificial Society Julia V. Frolova, Victor V. Korobitsin
  Variance in Converging Puck Cluster Sizes Amos Zhang, Michael Chung, Brian Lee, Ryan Cho, Sanza Kazadi, Rahul Vishwanath
  An Agent-Based Simulation for Water Sharing Between Different Users. Marjorie LE BARS, Jean-Marie ATTONATY, Suzanne Pinson
  Assimilation and Survival in Cyberspace Robert Ghanea-Hercock
  A Multiagent Interaction Paradigm for Physiological Process Control Francesco Amigoni, Nicola Gatti, Marco Somalvico
  Simulation of Adaptive Agents: Learning Heuristics for Route Choice in a Commuter Scenario Franziska Kluegl, Ana Lucia C. Bazzan

Session 2C: Life-Like and Believable Qualities
Session Chair: Jeff Rickel
  Title Author
Papers Interacting with Virtual Characters in Interactive Storytelling Marc Cavazza, Fred Charles, Steven J. Mead
  Using an Ethologically-Inspired Model to Learn Apparent Temporal Causality for Planning in Synthetic Creatures Robert Burke, Bruce Blumberg
  A step toward irrationality: using emotion to change belief Stacy Marsella, Jonathan Gratch
  Believability through Context: Using "knowledge in the world" to create intelligent characters Patrick Doyle
SCREAM: Scripting Emotion-based Agent Minds Helmut Prendinger, Mitsuru Ishizuka
  Increasing the Coherence between Human Beings and Virtual Agents Pilar Herrero, Angelica de Antonio, Steve Benford, Chris Greenhalgh
  Virtual Humans Personified Sumedha Kshirsagar, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  A Motivational System That Drives the Development of Activity Matthew D. Schmill, Paul R. Cohen
  Emotions, Personality and Feelings in Agent Design Piotr J. Gmytrasiewicz, Christine L. Lisetti

Session 2D: Group and Organizational Dynamics
Session Chair: Munindar Singh
  Title Author
Papers Extracting Reputation in Multi Agent Systems by means of Social Network topology Josep M. Pujol, Ramon Sanguesa, Jordi Delgado
  Reputation and Social Network Analysis in Multi-Agent systems Jordi Sabater, Carles Sierra
  Multi-Agent Dependence by Dependence Graphs Jaime Simao Sichman, Rosaria Conte
  Group delegation and responsibility Timothy J Norman, Chris Reed
A Robust Cooperation Architecture for Teams of UCAVs François Legras
  MOISE+: Towards a structural, functional, and deontic model for MAS organization Jomi Fred Hubner, Jaime Simao Sichman, Olivier Boissier
  Integrative Negotiation In Complex Organizational Agent Systems Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser, Tom Wagner
  A Multi-Agent Architecture to Support Synchronous Collaborative Learning in an International Environment Martin D. Beer, Janice E. Whatley
  The Integrated Modeling of Multi-Agent Systems and their Environment Sehl Mellouli, Guy W. Mineau, Daniel Pascot

Session 3A: Markets and Auctions II
Session Chair: Sarit Kraus
  Title Author
Papers Congregating and Market Formation Christopher H. Brooks, Edmund H. Durfee
  An Average-case Budget-Non-Negative Double Auction Protocol Yuko Sakurai, Makoto Yokoo
  Secure Multi-agent Dynamic Programming based on Homomorphic Encryption and its Application to Combinatorial Auctions Makoto Yokoo, Koutarou Suzuki
  Algorithm for Combinatorial Coalition Formation and Payoff Division in an Electronic Marketplace Cuihong Li, Katia Sycara

Session 3B: Robot Architectures
Session Chair: Elisabeth André
  Title Author
Papers A Hybrid Mobile Robot Architecture with Integrated Planning and Control Kian Hsiang Low, Wee Kheng Leow, Marcelo H. Ang, Jr.
  A Hierarchical Architecture for Behavior-Based Robots Monica N. Nicolescu, Maja J. Mataric
  On the Development of Cooperative Behavior-Based Mobile Manipulators Bruno Santos Pimentel, Guilherme Augusto Silva Pereira, Mario Fernando Montenegro Campos
  Finding Optimal Path in Unknown Physical Environments Ariel Felner, Roni Stern, Sarit Kraus

Session 3C: Evolution, Adaption and Learning I
Session Chair: Sandip Sen
  Title Author
Papers Mutual online concept learning for multiple agents Jun Wang, Les Gasser
  A Multiagent Reinforcement Learning Algorithm using Extended Optimal Response Nobuo Suematsu, Akira Hayashi
  Learning Sequences of Actions in Collectives of Autonomous Agents Kagan Tumer, Adrian Agogino, David Wolpert
  A bartering approach to improve multiagent learning Santiago Ontañon, Enric Plaza

Session 4B Multiagent Resource Allocation
Session Chair: Tuomas Sandholm
  Title Author
Papers Effort Profiles in Multi-Agent Resource Allocation H. Van Dyke Parunak, Sven Brueckner, John A. Sauter, Robert Savit
  Collaborative Assignment :  A Multiagent Negotiation Approach Using BDI Concepts Kiam Tian Seow, Khee Yin How
  Negotiating Complex Contracts Mark Klein, Peyman Faratin, Hiroki Sayama, Yaneer Bar-Yam

Session 4C: Argumentation, Persuasion, and Deception
Session Chair: Carles Sierra
  Title Author
Papers An analysis of formal inter-agent dialogues Simon Parsons, Michael Wooldridge, Leila Amgoud
  Desiderata for Agent Argumentation Protocols Peter McBurney, Simon Parsons, Michael Wooldridge
  Argument Exchange in Heterogeneous Electronic Commerce Environments Luis Brito, Jose Neves

Session 5A: Agent Communication Languages and Protocols
Session Chair: Michael Huhns
  Title Author
Papers Open Protocol Design for complex Interactions in Multi-agent Systems Hamza Mazouzi, Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni, Serge Haddad
  Flexible Protocol Specification and Execution: Applying Event Calculus Planning using Commitments Pinar Yolum, Munindar P. Singh
  Operational Specification of a Commitment-Based Agent Communication Language Nicoletta Fornara, Marco Colombetti
  Representing and Executing Protocols as Joint Actions Sanjeev Kumar, Marcus J. Huber, Philip R. Cohen
CASA: A Distributed Holonic Multi-Agent Architecture for Timber Production Andreas Gerber, Nils Kammenhuber, Matthias Klusch
  Implementing agent communication languages directly from UML specifications Stephen Cranefield, Mariusz Nowostawski, Martin Purvis
  The Design of Agent Communication Languages: An Organizational Approach Juan Manuel Serrano, Sascha Ossowski
  Proving Properties of Open Agent Systems Frank Guerin, Jeremy Pitt
  Negotiation as a Mechanism for Language Evolution Piotr J. Gmytrasiewicz
  Facilitating Message Exchange through Middle Agents Terry R. Payne, Massimo Paolucci, Rahul Singh, Katia Sycara
  Automatic ontology mapping for agent communication F. Wiesman, N. Roos, P. Vogt
  Supporting Software Agents on Small Devices Sasu Tarkoma, Mikko Laukkanen
  Direct Execution of Team Specifications in STAPLE Sanjeev Kumar, Philip R. Cohen, Marcus J. Hube

Session 5B: Mobile Software Agents
Session Chair: Franco Zambonelli
  Title Author
Papers Core Specification and Experiments in DIET: A Decentralised Ecosystem-inspired Mobile Agent System Cefn Hoile, Fang Wang, Erwin Bonsma, Paul Marrow
  ACQUIRE: Agent-based Complex QUery and Information Retrieval Engine Subrata Das, Kurt Shuster
  An optimal location update and searching algorithm for tracking mobile agent Li Tie Yan, Lam Kwok Yan
  Just-In-Time Information Sharing Architectures in Multiagent Systems Jonathan Carter, Ali A. Ghorbani, Stephen Marsh
Detecting Anomalous Agents in Mobile Agent System: A Preliminary Approach Tie-Yan Li, Kwok-Yan Li
  On Splitting BDI Agents Xiaocong Fan
  An Agent Based Framework for Virtual Medical Devices Zeljko Obrenovic, Dusan Starcevic, Emil Jovanov, Vlada Radivojevic
  Autonomous Mobile Objects In CORBA-Based Distributed Systems Armin Stranjak, Igor Cavrak, Damir Kovacic, Mario Zagar
  Mobile Agents point the WAY: Context Sensitive Service Delivery through Mobile Lightweight Agents T.D. Lowen, P.T.  O' Hare, G.M.P O' Hare
  Software Agents to Support Mobile Services Zakaria Maamar, Wathiq Mansoor
Scaleability, robustness, and complexity
BDI Agents for Game Development Arran Bartish, Charles Thevathayan
  A Knowledge-Based Methodology for Designing Robust Multi-Agent Systems Mark Klein, Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Juan Antonio Rodriguez-Aguilar
  A fault-tolerant open MAS Laurent Vercouter
  A Fault-Tolerant MultiAgent Framework Z. Guessoum, J.-P. Briot, S. Charpentier, O. Marin, P. Sens

Session 5C: Conversational Agents
Session Chair: Candace Sidner
  Title Author
Papers Embodied Contextual Agent in Information Delivering Application Catherine Pelachaud, Valeria Carofiglio , Berardina De Carolis, Fiorella de Rosis, Isabella Poggi
  Embodied Agents for Multi-party Dialogue in Immersive Virtual Worlds David Traum, Jeff Rickel
  A Problem Solving Model for Collaborative Agents James Allen, Nate Blaylock, George Ferguson
  A Plug-in Architecture for Generating Collaborative Agent Responses Charles Rich, Neal Lesh, Jeff Rickel
Multiple Character-agents Interface: An Information Integration Platform Where Multiple Agents and Human User Collaborate Yasuhiko Kitamura, Hideki Tsujimoto, Teruhiro Yamada, Taizo Yamamoto
  DOrAM: Real Answers to Real Questions Taras Mahlin, Claudia V. Goldman, Jeffrey S. Rosenschein
  Helping Conversational Agents to find Informative Responses: Query Expansion Methods for Chatterbots Marcello L'Abbate, Ulrich Thiel
  Modeling Dialogues in Multi-Agent Systems Karacapilidis Nikos, Moraitis Pavlos
  Users Talk to their Model Trains: Interaction with a Speech-based Multi-Agent System Alexander Huber, Bernd Ludwig
  RCal: A Case Study on Semantic Web Agents Terry R. Payne, Rahul Singh, Katia Sycara

Session 5D: Formalisms and Logics I
Session Chair: John-Jules Meyer
  Title Author
Papers What does it mean that an agent is performing a typical procedure? A formal definition in Situation Calculus Robert Demolombe, Erwan Hamon
  Agents dealing with Time and Uncertainty Juergen Dix, Sarit Kraus, VS Subrahmanian
  A logic of intention with cooperation principles and with assertive speech acts as communication primitives Andreas Herzig, Dominique Longin
  Deduction Systems for BDI Logics Using Sequent Calculus Nide Naoyuki, Shiro Takata
Expressing Systems Capabilities for Knowledge Coordination Eudenia Xavier Meneses, Flávio Soares Correa da Silva
  Agent Negotiation as Proof Search in Linear Logic James Harland, Michael Winikoff
  Coordinating the Safe Execution of Tasks in a Constrained Multi-Agent System Anna Ciampolini, Evelina Lamma, Paola Mello, Paolo Torroni
  Fuzzy argumentation for negotiating agents Michael Schroeder, Ralf Schweimeier
  Planning in a Multi-Agent Environment: Theory and Practice Juergen Dix, Hector Munoz-Avila, Dana Nau, Lingling Zhang
  The Bit Transmission Problem Revisited Alessio Lomuscio, Marek Sergot
  A Logic for Semi-Public Communication in Multi-Agent Systems Laszlo Aszalos, Andreas Herzig

Session 6A: Applications
Session Chair: James Allen
  Title Author
Papers The Techsat-21 Autonomous Science Agent Steve Chien, Robert Sherwood, Rebecca Castano, Brian Williams, Paul Zetocha, Pat Capaellare
  An Open Agent Architecture for Assisting Elder Independence Karen Z Haigh, John Phelps, Christopher W Geib
Personal Access to a Worlwide Agent Network António Lopes, Sérgio Gaio, Luís Botelho
  A first step towards providing health-care agent-based services to mobile users Antonio Moreno, David Isern

Session 6B: Social Order
Session Chair:
  Title Author
Papers Constraining Autonomy through Norms Fabiola Lopez y Lopez, Michael Luck, Mark d'Inverno
  An Approach to the Analysis and Design of Multiagent Systems Based on Interaction Frames Michael Rovatsos, Gerhard Weiss, Marco Wolf
  Methodological principles in construction and observation of open computational systems Martin Fredriksson, Rune Gustavsson
  Towards an Organizational Model for Agent Societies Using Contracts Virginia Dignum, John-Jules Meyer, Hans Weigand

Session 6C: Mobile Embodied Agents
Session Chair: Hideyuki Nakashima
  Title Author
Papers The AGILO Autonomous Robot Soccer Team: Computational Principles, Experiences, and Perspectives Michael Beetz, Sebastian Buck, Robert Hanek, Thorsten Schmitt
  How to Make a Self-Reconfigurable Robot Run Kasper Stoy, Wei-Min Shen, Peter Will
  Anticipating Where to Look: Predicting the Movements of Mobile Agents in Complex Terrain Randall W. Hill, Jr., Youngjun Kim, Jonathan Gratch
  Real-time Multi-target Tracking by Cooperative Distributed Active Vision Agents Norimichi Ukita, Takashi Matsuyama
Multiagent Reactive Plan Application Learning in Dynamic Environments Huseyin Sevay, Costas Tsatsoulis
  Reinforcement learning for landmark-based robot navigation Didac Busquets, Ramon Lopez de Mantaras, Carles Sierra, Thomas G. Dietterich
  Coevolutive Planning In Markov Decision Processes Bruno Scherrer, François Charpillet

Session 6D: Agent Analysis and Validation
Session Chair: Jan Treur
  Title Author
Papers Model checking multiagent systems with MABLE Michael Wooldridge, Michael Fisher, Mac-Philippe Huget, Simon Parsons
  Debugging Multi-Agent Systems Using Design Artifacts:  The Case of Interaction Protocols David Poutakidis, Lin Padgham, Michael Winikoff
  An Approach to Conforming a MAS into a FIPA-compliant system Christos Georgousopoulos, Omer F. Rana
  The Computational Complexity of Boolean and Stochastic Agent Design Problems Paul E. Dunne, Michael Wooldridge, Michael Laurence
Distributed Problem Solving
Interaction Graphs for Planning Problem Decomposition Mark Iwen, Amol D. Mali
  An analysis of Multi-Agent Diagnosis Nico Roos, Annette ten Teije, Andre Bos, Cees Witteveen
  Distributed Problem Solving in Sensor Networks Weixiong Zhang, Zhidong Deng, Guandong Wang, Lars Wittenburg, Zhao Xing
  Using Agents to Reach an Ontology Consensus Andrew Brent Williams, Todd Krygowski, George Thomas

Session 7A: Bidding and Bargaining Agents II
Session Chair: Katia Sycara
  Title Author
Papers Strategic Sequential Bidding in Auctions using Dynamic Programming Gerald Tesauro, Jonathan L. Bredin
  The Eager Bidder Problem: A Fundamental Problem of DAI and Selected Solutions Michael Schillo, Klaus Fischer, Christian Kray
  Optimal sequencing of individually rational contracts Partha Sarathi Dutta, Sandip Sen
  Decision Procedures for Multiple Auctions Andrew Byde, Chris Preist, Nicholas R Jennings

Session 7B: Agent Analysis and Design
Session Chair: Liz Sonenberg
  Title Author
Papers Skeleton-based Agent Development for Electronic Institutions Wamberto W. Vasconcelos, Jordi Sabater, Carles Sierra, Joaquim Queirol
  Extreme Programming of Multi-Agent Systems Holger Knublauch
  Specifying agent observable behaviour Mirko Viroli, Andrea Omicini
  ViP: A Visual Programming Language for Plan Execution Systems David Kinny

Session 7C: Theories of Agency, Autonomy, and Teamwork
Session Chair: Milind Tambe
  Title Author
Papers The ABC of Rational Agent Modelling Michael Fisher, Chiara Ghidini
  Why the Elf Acted Autonomously: Towards a Theory of Adjustable Autonomy Paul Scerri, David V. Pynadath, Milind Tambe
  A Dynamic Perspective on an Agent's Mental States and Interaction with its Environment C.M. Jonker, J. Treur
  Multiagent Teamwork: Analyzing the Optimality and Complexity of Key Theories and Models David V. Pynadath, Milind Tambe

Session 8B: Scalability and Robustness
Session Chair: Ed Durfee
  Title Author
Papers Towards Robust Teams with Many Agents Gal A. Kaminka
  Improving Fault Tolerance by Replicating Agents Alan Fedoruk, Ralph Deters
  MACE3J: Fast, Flexible Distributed Simulation of Large, Large-Grain Multi-Agent Systems Les Gasser, Kelvin Kakugawa
  An Industrial Application of Agents for Dynamic Planning and Scheduling Min-Jung Yoo

Session 8C: Formalisms and Logics II
Session Chair: Alessio Lomuscio
  Title Author
Papers Ascribing beliefs to resource bounded agents Natasha Alechina, Brian Logan
  Iterated belief changed in MAS Jan-Willem Roorda, Wiebe van der Hoek, John-Jules Meyer
  Speculative Computation with Multi-Agent Belief Revision Ken Satoh, Keiji Yamamoto

Session 9A: Applications in Commerce
Session Chair: Catholijn Jonker
  Title Author
Papers IntelliShopper: A Proactive, Personal, Private Shopping Assistant Filippo Menczer, Nick Street, Narayan Vishwakarma, Alvaro Monge', Markus Jakobsson
  How valuable are shopbots? Panos M. Markopoulos, Jeffrey O. Kephart
  Automating Supply-Chain Management Michael N. Huhns, Larry M. Stephens, Nenad Ivezic
  A Multi-Agent Platform for a Corporate Semantic Web Fabien Gandon, Laurent Berthelot, Rose Dieng-Kuntz
Risk Management in Natural Gas Supply Chain Wei Yang, Katia Sycara
  Bi-concurrent Layered Architecture for eCommerce Agents Onn Shehory, Maria Goldstein, Adi Shulman, Arnon Sturm, Boris Yurovitsky
  Semantic Resolution for E-Commerce Yun Peng, Youyong Zou, Xiaocheng Luan, Nenad Ivezic, Michael Gruninger, Albert Jones
  CoMMA A Multi-Agent System for Corporate Memory Management F. Bergenti, A. Poggi, G. Rimassa, P. Turci
  Conflict Management for Agent Guidance Karen L. Myers, David N. Morley

Session 9B: Coordination and Cooperation I
Session Chair: Keith Decker
  Title Author
Papers Learning to Select a Coordination Mechanism Cora B. Excelente-Toledo, Nicholas R. Jennings
  The evolution and stability of cooperative traits Sandip Sen, Partha Sarathi Dutta
  Learning and Decision-Making for Intention Reconciliation Sanmay Das, Barbara Grosz, Avi Pfeffer
  Vowels Co-ordination Model Joao Luis T. da Silva, Yves Demazeau
A Multi-agent System for Collaborative Bookmarking Rushed Kanawati, Maria Malek
  The Mediation Algorithm for Real Time Negotiation Timothy Rauenbusch
  Evolution of collective commitment during reconfiguration Barbara Dunin-Keplicz, Rineke Verbrugge
  An Architecture to Implement Agents co-operating in Dynamic Environments Andrea Bonarini, Marcello Restelli
  Towards Any-Team Coaching in Adversarial Domains Patrick Riley, Manuela Veloso, Gal Kaminka
  Hierarchical organizations for real-time large-scale task and team environments Osher Yadgar, Sarit Kraus, Charles L. Ortiz, Jr.

Session 9C: Evolution, Adaptation, and Learning II
Session Chair: Bernard Burg
  Title Author
Papers Learning and Exploiting Context in Agents Bruce Edmonds
  Experience Generalization for Concurrent Reinforcement Learners: the Minimax-QS Algorithm Carlos H. C. Ribeiro, Rene Pegoraro, Anna H. Reali-Costa
  Being the new guy in an experienced team - enhancing training on the job Joerg Denzinger, Sean Ennis
  Modeling And Design Monitor Agent Using Layered Control Architecture Tang Chao, Feng Shan, Wang Pan
LEAF: A FIPA Compliant Software Toolkit for Learning Based MAS Steven Lynden, Omer F. Rana
  Construction of a Learning Agent Handling Its Rewards According to Environmental Situations Koichi Moriyama, Masayuki Numao
  Learning to weigh basic behaviors in Scalable Agents Olivier Buffet, Alain Dutech, François Charpillet
  An Architecture of Active Agent Repository for Dynamic Networking Takahiro Uchiya, Takashi Katoh, Takuo Suganuma, Tetsuo Kinoshita, Norio Shiratori
  Emergence and Evolution of Agent-based Referral Networks Bin Yu, Munindar P. Singh
  Evolutionary Programming in SADDE Carles Sierra, Jordi Sabater, Jaume Agusti, Pere Garcia

Session 9D: Embodied Agents
Session Chair: Catherine Pelachaud
  Title Author
Papers Object Persistence for Synthetic Creatures Damian A. Isla, Bruce M. Blumberg
  The COSIMA Prototype for Multi-Objective Bargaining Stefan Fischer, Werner Kießling, Stefan Holland, Michael Fleder
  Learning Domain Knowledge for Teaching Procedural Skills Richard Angros, Jr., W. Lewis Johnson, Jeff Rickel, Andrew Scholer
  Development of a Human Agent for a Multi-Agent Based Human-Robot Interaction Kazuhiko Kawamura, Tamara Rogers, Xinyo Ao
Proposal of a Script Language for Embodied Conversational Agents as an Asynchronous Conversational Media Toru Takahashi, Hideaki Takeda
  Perceptually Driven Cognitive Mapping of Urban Environments Randall W. Hill, Jr., Changhee Han, Michael van Lent
  Data-Driven Generation of Simulated Soccer Behaviors David C. Brogan, Yannick Loitiere
  A Distributed Surveillance Task using Multiple Miniature Robots Paul E. Rybski, Maria Gini, Dean F. Hougen, Sascha A. Stoeter, Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos
  Segmentation of Environments using Hidden Markov Modeling of Other Agents Noda, Itsuki

Session 10A: Specification of Social Structures
Session Chair: Jaime Simão Sichman
  Title Author
Papers ISLANDER an electronic institution editor Marc Esteva, David de la Cruz, Carles Sierra
  Animated  Specification  of  Computational  Societies Alexander Artikis, Jeremy Pitt, Marek Sergot
Satisficing Coalition Formation among Agents Leen-Kiat Soh, Costas Tsatsoulis
  Engineering Agent Societies: a Case Study in Smart Environments Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti
No Agent is an Island: A Framework for the Study of Inter Agent Behavior T.J.M. Bench-Capon, P.E. Dunne

Session 10B: Philosophical Foundations
Session Chair: David Traum
  Title Author
Papers An Agent Architecture for Long-Term Robustness John R. Rose, Michael N. Huhns, Soumik Sinha Roy, William H. Turkett, Jr.
  An Analysis of Agent Speech Acts as Institutional Actions Marco Colombetti, Mario Verdicchio
Poster Intentions: first choice, commitment follows Guido Boella

Session 10C: Information Sharing
Session Chair: Thomas Rist
  Title Author
Papers I-Gaia: an Information Processing Layer for the DIET Platform A.Gallardo-Antolín, A. Navia-Vázquez, H.Y. Molina-Bulla, A.B. Rodríguez-González, F.J. Valverde-Albacete, J. Cid-Sueiro, A.R. Figueiras-Vidal, T. Koutris, C. Xirouhaki, M. Koubarakis
  Channeled Multicast for Group Communications Paolo Busetta, Antonia Donà, Michele Nori
Agent-Based Transactions into Decentralised P2P Loris Penserini, Maurizio Panti, Luca Spalazzi
  The Impact of InfoCenters on E-Marketplaces Itai Yarom, Claudia V. Goldman, Jeffrey S. Rosenschein
  Defining Like-minded Agents with the Aid of Visualization Penny Noy, Michael Schroeder

Session 10D: Management of Computation
Session Chair: Onn Shehory
  Title Author
Papers Self-organized Autonomous Web Proxies Markus J. Kaiser, Kwok Ching Tsui, Jiming Liu
  Intelligent Agents for QoS Management Krunoslav Trzec, Darko Huljenic
Self-Stabilization as Multiagent Systems Property Petra Funk, Ingo Zinnikus
  Towards bringing heterogeneous agents to cooperation: an architecture for multimedia services Romaric Charton, Anne Boyer, François Charpillet
  A Multi-agent system architecture for active networks Mohamed Mostagir, Keith Decker
  Application of a Distributed Data Mining Approach to Network Intrusion Detection J. Bala, S. Baik, A. Hadjarian, BK Gogia, C. Manthorne

Session 11A: Coordination and Cooperation II
Session Chair: David Pynadath
  Title Author
Papers Designing Agent Collectives for Systems with Markovian Dynamics David H. Wolpert, John W. Lawson
  A Multi-Agent Method for Forming and Dynamic Restructuring of Pareto Optimal Coalitions Caillou, Aknine, Pinson
  Non-Cooperative Formation of Multi-Agent Teams Robert L. Axtell
  Efficiency and Robustness of Threshold-Based Distributed Allocation Algorithms in Multi-Agent Systems William Agassounon, Alcherio Martinoli
  Multi-Agent Polices: From Centralized Ones to Decentralized Ones Ping Xuan, Victor Lesser

Session 11B: Distributed Problem Solving
Session Chair: Tom Wagner
  Title Author
Papers Tractable Multiagent Planning for Epistemic Goals Wiebe van der Hoek, Michael Wooldridge
  Collective Perception in Massive, Open, and Heterogeneous Multi-agent Environment Yiming Ye, Steven J. Boies, Jiming Liu, Xun Yi
  Dealing with Space in Multi-Agent System: a model for Situated MAS Stefania Bandini, Sara Manzoni, Carla Simone
  A Scalable, Distributed Algorithm for Efficient Task Allocation Pedro V. Sander, Denis Peleshchuk, Barbara J. Grosz
  Local Search for Distributed SAT with Complex Local Problems Katsutoshi Hirayama, Makoto Yokoo

Session 11C: Decision Making
Session Chair: Jürgen Dix
  Title Author
Papers AgentSpeak(XL): Efficient Intention Selection in BDI Agents via Decision-Theoretic Task Scheduling Rafael H. Bordini, Ana L. C. Bazzan, Rafael de O. Jan, Daniel M. Basso, Rosa M. Vicari, Victor R. Lesser
  Task Selection Problem under Uncertainty as Decision-Making Hanna, Mouaddib
  Automatic Orchestration of Behaviours through the management of Resources and Priority Levels Lamarche, Donikian
  Satisficing Strategies for Resource-Limited Policy Search in Dynamic Environments Dimitri A. Dolgov, Edmund H. Durfee

Session 12B: Negotiation
Session Chair: Tuomas Sandholm
  Title Author
Papers Multi-Linked Negotiation in Multi-Agent System Xiaoqin Zhang, Victor Lesser
  Structured Negotiation Charles L. Ortiz, Jr., Eric Hsu
  A study on the termination of negotiation dialogues Paolo Torroni

Session 12C: Middle Agents
Session Chair: Leon Sterling
  Title Author
Papers Self-organising Communities Formed by Middle Agents Fang Wang
  An Improved Matchmaking Algorithm for Middle Agents Zili Zhang, Chengqi Zhang
  Supporting Nomadic Agent-based Applications in FIPA Agent Architecture Mikko Laukkanen, Heikki Helin, Heimo Laamanen

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