The program can be found here (PDF).
– All presentations (except for keynotes) last 10 minutes and there will be 5 minutes for Q&A.
– All times are in CEST (UTC +2).


14th September 2020
Time Activity Authors / Presenter – Title
10:00 Welcome Address Conference Chairs
10:15 – 11:15 Keynote 1 Prof. Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn
Emerging Challenge Areas for AI and Multi-Agent Systems: From Sports to Maritime

Session chair: Nick Bassiliades
11:15 – 11:30 Short Break
11:30 – 12:45 Joint Session 1 Session chair: Marija Slavkovik


Mohan Sridharan, Rocio Gomez and Heather Riley. Towards a Theory of Intentions for Human-Robot Collaboration

Sacha Lhopital, Samir Aknine, Vincent Thavonekham, Huan Vu and Sarvapali Ramchurn. Decentralised Control of Intelligent Devices: A Healthcare Facility Study

Huan Vu, Samir Aknine, Sarvapali Ramchurn and Alessandro Farinelli. Decentralised Multi-Intersection Congestion Control for Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Emmanouil Rigas and Konstantinos Tsompanidis. Congestion Management for Mobility-on-Demand Schemes that use Electric Vehicles

Tabajara Krausburg, Vinicius Chrisosthemos, Rafael H. Bordini and Jürgen Dix. Disaster Response Simulation as a Testbed for Multi-Agent Systems

12:45 – 13:15 Long Break
13:15 – 15:00 Joint Session 2 Session chair: Mohan Sridharan


Marianna Belotti, Stefano Moretti and Paolo Zappalà. Rewarding miners: bankruptcy situations and pooling

Bing Shi and Xiao Li. A Game-Theoretical Analysis of Charging Strategies for Competing Double Auction

Onuralp Ulusoy and Pinar Yolum. Agents for Preserving Privacy: Learning and Decision Making Collaboratively

Nardine Osman, Carles Sierra, Ronald Chenu-Abente, Shen Qiang and Fausto Giunchiglia. Open Social Systems

Farzaneh Farhadi and Nicholas R. Jennings. A Faithful Mechanism for Privacy-Sensitive Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problems

Priyank Agrawal and Theja Tulabandhula. Incentivising Exploration and Recommendations for Contextual Bandits with Payments

Konstantinos Grevenitis, Ilias Sakellariou and Petros Kefalas. Emotional Agents Make a (Bank) Run

15:00 – 15:15 Short Break
15:15 – 16:30 Joint Session 3 Session chair: Angelo Ferrando


Rafael C. Cardoso, Angelo Ferrando, Louise A. Dennis and Michael Fisher. An Interface for Programming Verifiable Autonomous Agents in ROS

Tiago Mota and Mohan Sridharan. Integrated Commonsense Reasoning and Deep Learning for Transparent Decision Making in Robotics

Hugo Sardinha, Mauro Dragone and Patricia A. Vargas. Combining Lévy Walks and Flocking for Cooperative Surveillance using Aerial Swarms

Thomas Kent, Arthur Richards and Angus Johnson. Single-Agent Policies for the Multi-Agent Persistent Surveillance Problem via Artificial Heterogeneity

Alberto Castellini, Giulio Mazzi, Enrico Marchesini and Alessandro Farinelli. Explaining the influence of prior knowledge on POMCP policies

16:30 – 16:40 Short Break
16:40 – 17:15 Joint Session 4
“EUMAS 2020 Best Papers”
Session chair: Georgios Chalkiadakis


Manel Ayadi, Jérôme Lang and Nahla Ben Amor. Approximating Voting Rules from Truncated Ballots

Boya Di and Nicholas Jennings. Privacy-Preserving Dialogues between Agents: A Contract-Based Incentive Mechanism for Distributed Meeting Scheduling

Conference chairs
Award winner announcement


15th September 2020
Time Activity Authors / Presenter – Title
10:00 – 11:00 Keynote 2 Prof. Pavlos Moraitis
Computational Argumentation: From Theory to MarketSession chair: Dave De Jonge
11:00 – 11:15 Short Break
11:15 – 12:45 Joint Session 5 Session chair: Nikolaos Spanoudakis


Nadin Kokciyan, Simon Parsons, Isabel Sassoon, Elizabeth Sklar and Sanjay Modgil. An argumentation-based approach to generate domain-specific explanations.

Ndeye Arame Diago, Samir Aknine and Sarvapali Ramchurn. Distributed multi-issue multi-lateral negotiation using a divide and rule approach.

Daniel Vente, Angelika Kimmig, Alun Preece and Federico Cerutti. Increasing negotiation performance at the edge of the network.

Reyhan Aydoğan, Tim Baarslag, Katsuhide Fujita, Johnathan Mell, Jonathan Gratch, Dave De Jonge, Yasser Mohammad, Shinji Nakadai, Satoshi Morinaga, Hirotaka Osawa, Claus Aranha and Catholijn Jonker. Challenges and Main Results of the Automated Negotiating Agents Competition (ANAC) 2019.

Vitaly Malyshev. Optimal Majority Rule Versus Simple Majority Rule.

Jeremias Dötterl, Ralf Bruns, Jürgen Dunkel and Sascha Ossowski. Evaluating Crowdshipping Systems with Agent-Based Simulation.

12:45 – 13:15 Long Break
13:15 – 15:00 Joint Session 6 Session chair: Jérôme Lang


Mariela Morveli Espinoza, Juan Carlos Nieves and Cesar A. Tacla. Measuring the Strength of Rhetorical Arguments.

Jazon Szabo, Jose M. Such and Natalia Criado. Understanding the role of values and norms in practical reasoning.

Marija Slavkovik, Hanna Kujawska and Jan-J. Ruckmann. Predicting the winners of Borda, Kemeny and Dodgson elections with supervised machine learning.

Angelo Croatti and Alessandro Ricci. From Virtual Worlds to Mirror Worlds: A Model and Platform for Building Agent-based eXtended Realities.

Louise Dennis and Marija Slavkovik. Model-checking Information Diffusion in Social Networks with PRISM.

Francesco Bertolotti and Riccardo Occa. “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” Using Agentbased modeling to analyze the economic impact of Hyperloop introduction on a supply chain.

Francesco Bertolotti, Angela Locoro and Luca Mari. Sensitivity to Initial Conditions in Agent-based Models.

15:00 – 15:15 Short Break
15:15 – 16:45 Joint Session 7 Session chair: Ilias Sakellariou


Nikolaos Spanoudakis. Statecharts and Agent Technology: The Past and Future.

Matteo Murari, Alessandro Farinelli and Riccardo Sartea. A Game of Double Agents: Repeated Stackelberg Games with Role Switch.

Anil Parihar, Sharan Gopal, Rishabh Mathur and Shaunak Deshwal. Learning summarised messaging through mediated differentiable inter-agent learning.

Mohan Sridharan and Heather Riley. Integrating Deep Learning with Non-monotonic Logical Reasoning for Explainable Visual Question Answering.

Vahid Yazdanpanah, Mehdi Dastani, Shaheen Fatima, Nicholas R. Jennings, Devrim M. Yazan and Henk Zijm. Multiagent Task Coordination as Task Allocation Plus Task Responsibility.

Luca Capezzuto, Danesh Tarapore and Sarvapali D. Ramchurn. Anytime and Efficient Coalition Formation with Spatial and Temporal Constraints.

16:45 – 17:00 Closing Address Conference Chairs