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CFP - ArgMAS 2008: Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems

From: Iyad Rahwan <irahwan@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 03:17:57 +0400
Message-ID: <d39132c50712131517n20132f4dn2c39127b44ee54b4@mail.gmail.com>

Apologies for multiple postings.

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Fifth International Workshop on
Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2008)

Estoril, Portugal, May 12 or 13, 2008
In Conjunction with AAMAS 2008

(http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/irahwan/argmas/argmas08/)

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Overview:
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Argumentation can be abstractly defined as the interaction of
different arguments for and against some conclusion. Over the last few
years, argumentation has been gaining increasing importance in
multi-agent systems, mainly as a vehicle for facilitating "rational
interaction" (i.e., interaction which involves the giving and
receiving of reasons). This is because argumentation provides tools
for designing, implementing and analysing sophisticated forms of
interaction among rational agents. Argumentation has made solid
contributions to the practice of multi-agent dialogues. Application
domains include: legal disputes, business negotiation, labor disputes,
team formation, scientific inquiry, deliberative democracy, ontology
reconciliation, risk analysis, scheduling, and logistics. A single
agent may also use argumentation techniques to perform its individual
reasoning because it needs to make decisions under complex preferences
policies, in a highly dynamic environment.

This workshop builds on three successful workshops:

* ArgMAS 2007 held in conjunction with AAMAS 2007, in Honolulu,
Hawai'i, USA (attracted 22 participants)

* ArgMAS 2006 held in conjunction with AAMAS 2006, at Future
University, Hakodate, Japan (attracted 21 participants)

* ArgMAS 2005 held in conjunction with AAMAS 2005, at Universiteit
Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands (attracted 31 participants)

* ArgMAS 2004 held in conjunction with AAMAS 2004, at Columbia
University, New York, USA (attracted 20 participants)

Post-proceedings of previous editions of the workshop have been
published in Springer LNCS volumes: 3366, 4049 and 4766.

Topics:
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We solicit papers dealing with, but not limited to, the following areas:

    * Computational models for argumentation
    * Argumentation-based decision making
    * Argumentation-based joint deliberation
    * Argumentation-based persuasion
    * Argumentation-based inquiry
    * Argumentation-based negotiation and conflict resolution
    * Argumentation and risk assessment
    * Argumentation for legal reasoning
    * Argumentation for electronic democracy
    * Argumentation for coordination, cooperation and team formation
    * Argumentation and game theory in multi-agent systems
    * Human-agent argumentation
    * Argumentation and preferences modelling
    * Strategic behaviour in argument-based dialogues
    * Deception, trust, reputation in argument-based interaction
    * Computational complexity of argumentation dialogues
    * Properties of argumentation dialogues (termination, success, etc.)
    * Hybrid argumentation-based models
    * Implemented argumentation-based multi-agent systems
    * New application areas


Publication:
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The proceedings of ArgMAS will be printed and distributed at the workshop.

As done with previous ArgMAS workshops, it is planned to publish
revised versions of the accepted full papers in an edited book as part
of the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)
series. This publication would have an ISBN number, and would be
available both in printed form, as well as electronically on the
SpringerLink online library.


Important Dates:
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Note that the dates are fixed by the AAMAS conference:
Submission Deadline: 	25 January 2008
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 	25 February 2008
Camera Ready Due: 	5 March 2008
Workshop: 	12 or 13 May 2008 (to be confirmed)


Submission procedure:
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Contributors may submit either full papers (no longer than 5000 words,
not including figures) or a two page position statement that outlines
their interests, background, and discussion of an aspect of the
workshop theme.

Authors are encouraged to submit their papers in the Springer Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) style, since this will be the format
required for the planned post-proceedings book. Formatting
instructions, as well as the style and sample files, can be found
here: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

Papers must be submitted through a dedicated EasyChair site, which can
be found at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=argmas2008

At least one author of each accepted papers must register for the workshop.


Organising Committee:
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Iyad Rahwan (Corresponding Organiser)
Faculty of Informatics
The British University in Dubai
P.O.Box 502216 Dubai, UAE
and
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Pavlos Moraitis
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
Paris Descartes University
45 rue des Saints-Peres
75270 Paris Cedex 06
FRANCE


ArgMAS Steering Committee:
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- Antonis Kakas (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
- Nicolas Maudet (Universite Paris Dauphine, France)
- Peter McBurney (University of Liverpool, uK)
- Pavlos Moraitis (Paris Descartes University, France)
- Simon Parsons (City University of New York, USA)
- Iyad Rahwan (British University in Dubai, UAE; University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Chris Reed (University of Dundee, UK)


Program Committee:
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(to be confirmed)




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