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Third CFP: Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms ?(COIN) @ Durham

From: Julian Padget <jap@cs.bath.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 12:00:26 +0100
To: agents@cs.umbc.edu
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With the usual apologies for cross-posts

--Pablo Noriega and Julian Padget.

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			The MALLOW Workshop on
	  Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms
		       in agent systems (COIN)
		  http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/COIN2007
			      Durham, UK
		       3rd-4th September, 2007
	    An international workshop of the COIN series 

AIMS AND SCOPE

In recent years, social and organizational aspects of agency have
become a major issue in MAS research. Recent applications of MAS in
Web Services, Grid Computing and Ubiquitous Computing make clear the
need to take into account social, legal, economic and technological
dimensions of agent interactions in order to ensure social order
within these environments. The MAS research community has addressed
that need from different perspectives that have gradually become more
cohesive around the four notions that give title to the workshop:
coordination, organization, institutions and norms. COIN@MALLOW07
provides a space for presentation and debate for researchers active in
these areas.

TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE:

Ontologies, methodologies, tools and standards for regulated MAS.
Social science background for regulated MAS: Roles, authority,
motivation, social power and other social relationships and attitudes.
Languages for norms: expressiveness vs. efficiency.  Electronic
institutions and virtual organizations.  Coordination and interaction
conventions, technologies and artifacts.  Institutional aspects of
peer to peer interactions.  Dynamic, adaptive and emergent
organizational structures.  Issues in regulatory dynamics (creation,
evolution, change, disappearance).  Issues in regulated MAS
implementation.  Examples of significant regulated environments.
Simulation, analysis and verification of regulated MAS.

We particularly encourage authors to submit innovative and original
papers that report on: Software frameworks, tools, and methodologies;
Applications, case studies, and experimental work; Formal and
theoretical models.

Papers describing ongoing work and position papers are welcome as well.

VENUE

The workshop will be part of this year's Multi-Agent Logics,
Languages, and Organisations federated Workshops, MALLOW'007 hosted
by the Department of Computer Science and St. Chad's College,
University of Durham, U.K.. Participants in the COIN workshop are
urged to participate in the co-located workshops. For more details of
MALLOW, please see

http://www.dur.ac.uk/durham.agents007/MALLOW007/

The MALLOW'007 format will allow us to host a two-day meeting with
longer presentations, round tables and discussions that have not been
feasible in previous editions of COIN.

PROCEEDINGS

Proceedings will be available at the workshop. As with previous COIN
workshops, revised and extended versions of the papers of the two 2007
workshops will be published in a single Springer LNCS volume
(confirmation pending). Those revised versions must take into account
the discussion held during the workshop, hence, only those papers that
are presented during the workshop will be considered for inclusion in
the post-proceedings volume.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: June 15
Notifications of acceptance/rejection: July 21
Camera-ready copies due: August 3
Workshop Dates: September 3 and 4

PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

For preparation of papers to be submitted please follow the
instructions for authors available at the Springer LNCS Web
page:http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. The length of each
paper including figures and references may not exceed 12 pages. All
papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF
format. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking
that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will
attend the conference to present the work.

You may submit your paper via e-mail to pablo_@_iiia_.csic._es
(remove the "_")

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Guido Boella (Torino, IT)
Olivier Boissier (Saint-Etienne, FR)
Christiano Castelfranchi (IST-CNR, IT)
Stephen Cranefield (Otago, NZ)
Marina de Vos (Bath, UK)
Virginia Dignum (Utrecht, NL)
Marc Esteva (UT Sydney, AU)
Nicoletta Fornara (Lugano, CH)
Carl Hewitt (MIT, US)
Christian Lemaitre (UAM, MX)
Victor Lesser (UMASS, USA)
Gabriela Lindemann (Humboldt U. Berlin, DE)
Fabiola López (BUAP, MX)
Michael Luck (King's College London, UK)
Eric Matson (Wright, US)
Tim Norman (Aberdeen, UK)
Eugénio Oliveira (Porto, PT)
Andrea Omicini (Bologna, IT)
Sascha Ossowski (URJC, ES)
Juan Antonio Rodríguez (IIIA. ES)
Marek Sergot (Imperial, UK)
Carles Sierra (IIIA, ES)
Mario Verdicchio (Politecnico di Milano, IT)
Wamberto Vasconcelos (Aberdeen, UK)
Javier Vazquez-Salceda (UPC, ES)

ORGANIZATION

WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Pablo Noriega, IIIA-CSIC, Campus UAB, Bellaterra; Barcelona 08193 (ES)
tel. +34 93 580 9570
Fax. +34 93 580 9661
e-mail: pablo_@_iiia_.csic.es (remove the "_")

Julian Padget, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath,
Bath BA2 7AY (UK)
tel. +44 1225 386971
Fax: +44 1225 383493
e-mail: jap_@_cs.bath.ac.uk (remove the "_")

COIN STEERING COMMITTEE

Guido Boella, Italy
Olivier Boissier, France
Virginia Dignum, The Netherlands
Victor Lesser, USA
Pablo Noriega, Spain
Andrea Omicini, Italy
Sascha Ossowski, Spain
Julian Padget, UK
Jaime Sichman, Brazil
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