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CFP: DALT'03 - 1st Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies



           F I N A L   C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                         DALT 2003

              First International Workshop on

        Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies

            Melbourne, Australia July 15th 2003

   http://centria.di.fct.unl.pt/~jleite/dalt03/index.htm

In conjunction with AAMAS 2003 2nd International Conference
        on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
              http://www.aamas-conference.org/

               Submission: 11 of April, 2003

         Post-Proceedings published by Springer-Verlag (LNAI)
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TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

Agent metaphors and technologies are ever more adopted to 
harness and govern the complexity of today's systems. As a 
consequence, the growing complexity of agent systems calls 
for models and technologies that promote system 
predictability, and enable feature discovery and 
verification. Recent advances in the area of logics and 
formal methods make declarative languages and technologies 
a mostly promising approach to the modeling and engineering 
of complex agent systems.

DALT aims at fostering a discussion forum to export, on the 
one hand, such techniques into the broader community of 
agent researchers and practitioners and, on the other hand, 
to bring in the issues of real-world, complex, and possibly 
large-scale agent system design in the perspective of 
formal methods and declarative technologies.

DALT 2003 will take place in Melbourne, Australia, in 
conjunction with AAMAS, the 2nd International Conference on 
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Declarative agent communication and coordination languages
* Knowledge-based and knowledge-intensive MAS
* Modeling of agent rationality
* Declarative approaches to the engineering of MAS
* High level agent specification languages
* Practical aspects of declarative agent programming and implementation
* Formal methods for the specification and verification of MAS
* Computational logics in MAS
* Argumentation and dialectical systems in MAS
* Declarative description of contracts and negotiation issues in MAS
* Lessons learned from the design and implementation of MAS
* Declarative paradigms for the combination of heterogeneous agents
* Constraints and MAS
* Declarative representation of policies and security in MAS

SUBMISSIONS

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, 
original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for 
publication elsewhere.

Papers should be written in English, formatted according to 
the Springer LNCS style, which can be obtained at 
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html), and not 
exceed 16 pages including figures, references, etc.

Send your paper in PostScript (PS) or Portable Document 
Format (PDF) to jleite@di.fct.unl.pt.

IMPORTANT DATES

* Submission, 11 of April, 2003
* Notification, 6 of May, 2003
* Camera Ready, 16 of May, 2003

PROCEEDINGS

To encourage and promote the discussion, early and final 
versions of the accepted papers will be available online, 
at the workshop's web page, as soon as they are available.

A printed volume with the proceedings will be available at 
the workshop.

Authors of papers presented at the workshop will be asked 
to extend their contributions, possibly incorporating the 
results of the workshop discussion, to be included in the 
workshop post-proceedings.

Post-proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag as a 
volume of the Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence 
series (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html).

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Rafael Bordini, The University of Liverpool, UK
Jeff Bradshaw, The University of West Florida, FL, USA
Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Stefania Costantini, Università degli Studi di L'Aquila, Italy
Yves Demazeau, Institut IMAG, Grenoble, France
Jürgen Dix, The University of Manchester, UK
Toru Ishida, Kyoto University, Japan
Catholijn Jonker, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Antonis Kakas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Daniel Kudenko, University of York, UK
Alessio Lomuscio, King's College, London, UK
Viviana Mascardi, DISI, Genova, Italy
Paola Mello, Università di Bologna, Italy
John Jules Ch. Meyer, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Charles L. Ortiz, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Sascha Ossowski, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Luís Moniz Pereira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College, London, UK
Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
Michael Schroeder, City University, London, UK
Onn Shehory, IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel
Carles Sierra, Spanish Research Council, Barcelona, Spain
V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Francesca Toni, Imperial College, London, UK
Wiebe van der Hoek, The University of Liverpool, UK
Franco Zambonelli, Università di Modena, Italy

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Co-chairs:

João Alexandre Leite (Contact Person)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
jleite@di.fct.unl.pt

Andrea Omicini
Università di Bologna
aomicini@deis.unibo.it

Leon Sterling
The University of Melbourne
leon@cs.mu.oz.au

Paolo Torroni
Università di Bologna
ptorroni@deis.unibo.it