Agreement Technologies refer to computer systems in which autonomous software agents negotiate with one another, typically on behalf of humans, in order to come to mutually acceptable agreements. An agent may choose whether to fulfill an agreement or not, and it should fulfill it when there is an obligation to do so derived from the standing agreements. Autonomy, interaction, mobility and openness are key concepts studied within Agreement Technologies approach. Semantic alignment, negotiation, argumentation, virtual organizations, trust and reputation and several other technologies are part of the sandbox to define, specify and verify such systems.
AT 2020 welcomes original, unpublished papers. We especially invite submissions by doctoral students who could benefit from receiving valuable feedback from the discussion-oriented focus of the conference.
We invite research papers including but not limited to the following topics:
- Agreement technologies, architectures, environments, and methodologies
- Agreement patterns
- Argumentation and negotiation
- Coalition and team formation
- Real-time agreements
- Distributed decision making and coordination
- Computational social choice
- Social intelligence
- Logics for agreements
- Decision and game theoretic foundations for agreement
- Deliberative agreement: social choice and collective judgment
- Evolution of organizational structures
- Agent commitments
- Group planning agreements
- Social welfare, fairness and ethics in agreements
- Agreement and coordination optimization
- Semantic service coordination
- Normative systems
- Individual reasoning about norm adoption
- Collective deliberation about norm adoption
- Autonomic electronic institutions
- Inter-theory relations
- Semantic alignment
- Trust and reputation
- Applications of agreement technologies (e.g. web service composition, contract automation, supply chain automation, sensor networks, multi-robot systems, etc.)
Authors are invited to submit papers in the following two categories:
Full Papers (12-15 pages): Papers in this category should represent original and previously unpublished work that is currently not under review in any conference or journal. Both basic and applied research papers are welcome.
Short Papers (6-8 pages): These papers are intended for the discussion of ideas and concepts related to research and application of agreement technologies. Examples could include thoughtful critiques of the field, technical discussions of various implementation techniques, methodological contributions, and visionary ideas that propose long-term challenges and new research and application opportunities that are outside the current mainstream of the field.
Submission: abstracts and papers are to be submitted through the EasyChair submission site.
EUMAS 2020 and AT 2020 accepted papers will be published by Springer in a joint post-proceedings LNAI volume. As such, they will be made available to several indexing services (including Scopus, CPCI, EI Engineering Index, and more). Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. We urge the authors to follow these guidelines from submission stage already. Additional guidelines will be communicated after the conference to the authors of accepted papers for the preparation of the final versions to be included in the post-proceedings.
This year, the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (JAAMAS) will provide the opportunity to extended versions of the EUMAS2020 best paper award winner, the EUMAS2020 best paper award runner-up, and one selected AT2020 paper to be fast-tracked for the journal.
Abstract due date: 28 January 6 February
Paper due date: 4 February 12 February
Author notification: 4 March