CFP: CLIMA V - 5th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems

João Leite <>
Wed May 19 12:14:07 CEST 2004


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                      FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

                             CLIMA V

Fifth International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems

           September 29 and 30, 2004, Lisbon, Portugal

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

     Submission Deadline: June 25th (abstracts due June 20th)

                     Co-located with JELIA'04
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Multi-agent systems are communities of problem-solving entities
that can perceive and act upon their environments to achieve 
their individual goals as well as joint goals. The work on such
systems integrates many technologies and concepts in artificial 
intelligence and other areas of computing. For this reason, over
recent years, the agent paradigm gained popularity in many 
sub-fields of computer science. A full spectrum of multi-agent
systems applications have been and are being developed; from 
search engines to educational aids to electronic commerce and 
trade, e-procurement, recommendation systems, simulation and 
routing, to cite only some.

Although commonly implemented by means of imperative languages, 
mainly for reasons of efficiency, the agent concept has recently 
increased its influence in the research and development of 
computational logic based systems.

Computational logic provides a well-defined, general, and 
rigorous framework for studying syntax, semantics and procedures, 
for attending implementations, environments, tools, and 
standards, and for linking together specification and 
verification of properties of computational systems.

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss techniques, based on 
computational logic, for representing, programming and reasoning 
about multi-agent systems in a formal way.

Following the workshop on Multi-Agent Systems in Logic Programming
affiliated with ICLP'99, the first CLIMA workshop took place in
London, UK, affiliated with CL'2000. The 2001 edition of CLIMA,
took place in Paphos, Cyprus, affiliated with ICLP'01. CLIMA'02
took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was affiliated with ICLP'02
and part of FLOC'02. The fourth edition of the workshop, CLIMA IV, 
took place in Fort Lauderdale, USA, and was co-located with LPNMR-7 
and SAIM'04.

We solicit unpublished papers that address formal approaches to 
multi-agent systems. the approaches as well as being formal must 
make a significant contribution to the practice of multi-agent 
systems. relevant techniques include, but are not limited to, the 
following:

* logical foundations of multi-agent systems
* knowledge and belief representation and updates in multi-agent systems
* agent and multi-agent hypothetical reasoning and learning
* extensions of logic programming for multi-agent systems
* nonmonotonic reasoning in multi-agent systems
* theory and practice of argumentation for agent reasoning and interaction
* operational semantics and execution agent models
* model checking algorithms, tools, and applications for multi-agent logics
* semantics of interaction and agent communication languages
* distributed constraint satisfaction in multi-agent systems
* temporal reasoning for multi-agent systems
* modal logic approaches to multi-agent systems
* logic based programming languages for multi-agent systems
* distributed theorem proving for multi-agent systems
* logic based implementations of multi-agent systems
* decision theory for multi-agent systems
* specification and verification of formal properties of agent systems

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS We welcome and encourage the submission of
high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously
submitted for publication elsewhere. Please refer to the workshop
web pages for further instructions concerning the submission
procedures.

IMPORTANT DATES
* Submission of Abstracts: June 20th, 2004
* Submission of Papers: June 25th, 2004
* Notification of Acceptance: July 30th, 2004
* Final version due: September 6th, 2004
* CLIMA IV: September 29-30th, 2004

PROCEEDINGS The post-proceedings of the previous edition of CLIMA 
were published by Springer-Verlag as a volume of the Lecture 
Notes on Artificial Intelligence series. We are currently 
negotiating the publication of the post-proceedings of CLIMA V. 
Please watch the website for more information.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
* José Alferes, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
* Gerd Brewka, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Jürgen Dix, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
* Klaus Fischer, DFKI, Germany
* Michael Fisher, University of Liverpool, UK
* James Harland, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
* Katsumi Inoue, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
* Sverker Janson, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
* João Leite, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
* Yves Lespérance, York University, Canada
* John Jules Ch. Meyer, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
* Leora Morgenstern, IBM, USA
* Wojciech Penczek, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
* Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College, UK
* Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, USA
* Fariba Sadri, Imperial College, UK
* Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
* Renate Schmidt, The University of Manchester, UK
* Tran Cao Son, New Mexico State University, USA
* Francesca Toni, Imperial College, UK
* Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna, Italy
* Wiebe Van Der Hoek, University of Liverpool, UK
* Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University, Japan
* Cees Witteveen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS:
* João Leite, New University of Lisbon, Portugal ()
* Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna, Italy ()

INQUIRIES: Please send program suggestions and inquires to either
of the organizers.



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