Workshop on Game theoretic and Decision theoretic Agents


Subject: Workshop on Game theoretic and Decision theoretic Agents
From: S.D. Parsons (s.d.parsons@csc.liv.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Feb 10 2000 - 14:32:40 MET


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                CALL FOR PAPERS

               SECOND WORKSHOP ON

   GAME THEORETIC AND DECISION THEORETIC AGENTS

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Over the last few years, game theory has proved to be a
powerful tool with which to understand interactions in
systems composed of multiple autonomous artificial agents.
It has been employed in the design of algorithms and
strategies for interaction, coordination, communication,
negotiation, coalition formation, fair voting techniques,
market-based resource management systems, and
industrial-scale information economies. More recently,
decision theory has been adopted by a number of authors
as a way of handling the uncertainty that rational agents
inevitably face in any moderately complex environment.

As a result, there seems to be much to gain from bringing
together researchers interested in game theory and decision
theory to present recent work on the application of these
techniques in the construction of agent systems and to
discuss the cross-over between the fields, and the Workshop
on Game Theoretic and Decision Theoretic Agents provides
a forum in which to do this.

This year the workshop will be held in conjunction with the
International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS 2000).
It will take place on Friday 7th July in Boston, MA, USA.

WEB PAGE:
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http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~sp/events/gtdt/gtdt00/index.html

TOPICS OF INTEREST:
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Papers are solicited dealing with, but not limited to, the
following areas:

* Descriptions of agent systems employing game theory or
  decision theory;

* Empirical evaluations of agent systems employing game
  theory ordecision theory;

* Theoretical developments in game theory or decision
  theory applied to agent systems; and

* Position statements about the use of game theory or
  decision theory in agent systems.

Descriptions of deployed systems are particularly welcome,
and we are especially interested in the use of non-standard
variants of decision theory (including qualitative and
logical approaches).

WORKSHOP CHAIRS:
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* Simon Parsons (University of Liverpool)
* Piotr Gmytrasiewicz (University of Texas at Arlington)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
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* Klaus Fischer (DFKI)
* Amy Greenwald (IBM Institute for Advanced Research)
* Jeff Kephart (IBM Institute for Advanced Research)
* Sarit Kraus (Bar-Ilan University)
* Jeff Rosenchein (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
* Tuomas Sandholm (Washington University at St Louis)
* Wynn Stirling (Brigham Young University)
* Gerald Tesauro (IBM Watson Research Center)
* Leon van der Torre (Free University of Amsterdam)
* Russ Vane
* Michael Wooldridge (University of Liverpool)
* Fredrik Ygge

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:
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Authors are invited to submit original papers of at most
15 pages standard LaTeX article style by e-mail to one
of the email address below, using "GTDT00 Submission" as
the subject line. Please submit the paper in postscript.

There is no particular format for the submission, but the
cover page should include title, authors, and the
coordinates of the corresponding author. Authors should
also indicate in the first page which of the thematic
areas best describes the content of the paper (if none
is appropriate, please give a set of keywords that best
describe the topic of the paper).

To be considered, submissions must be received no later
than 17th March. Authors will be notified of the
acceptance of their papers by 5th May.

All accepted papers will appear in the working papers
distributed at the workshop. The format guidelines for
the final paper version will be announced later. Final
camera-ready copies of accepted papers will be due by
2nd June.

We also intend to published revised versions of the
workshop papers, as a special issue of the Journal of
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

IMPORTANT DATES:
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* Submission of papers: 17th March 2000

* Notification of acceptance: 5th May 2000

* Final submissions: 2nd June 2000

* Workshop: 7th July 2000

CORRESPONDENCE:
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Direct correspondence, inquiries and submissions relating
to this workshop should be addressed to:

Simon Parsons, Department of Computer Science,
Chadwick Building, University of Liverpool,
Liverpool L69 7ZF, United Kingdom.
Email: S.D.Parsons@csc.liv.ac.uk

Piotr Gmytrasiewicz, CSE Department
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76019-0015
Email: piotr@huckle.uta.edu

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