CfParticipation and Program German Conference on MultiAgent System TEchnologieS (MATES) Erfurt, 29.-30.9.2004

                                             Call for Participation
                                       early registration deadline Aug. 13
Second International German Conference on Multi-agent System 
Technologies (MATES'04)
                                          September 29 - 30, 2004
                                                   Erfurt, Germany

The German conference on Multi-agent system TEchnologieS (MATES) 
provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, users (members of 
business and industry) and developers, to present and discuss latest 
advances in research work, as well as prototyped or fielded systems of 
intelligent agents. The conference covers the whole range from theory to 
application of agent- and multi-agent technologies in order to promote 
theory and application of agents and multi-agent systems. The conference 
features an exhibition of practical applications with an advanced 
concept of agency, as well as introductory and expert keynotes/tutorials 
on practical aspects of agent-based computing.

invited speakers: Jim Odell, Cristiano Castelfranchi and more

MATES'04 is conducted
* as an integral part of the Fifth International Conference NetObject 
Days 2004
along with the
* 8th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA) 2004
* Autumn meeting of FIPA (Foundation of Intelligent Physical Agents)
* Prototype and Product Exhibition of Agent Related Platforms, 
Frameworks, Systems, Applications, and Tools

Steering Committee MATES
  Hans-Dieter Burkhard (HU Berlin, Germany)
  Stefan Kirn (TU Ilmenau, Germany)
  Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
  Jörg Müller (Siemens AG, Germany)
  Rainer Unland (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  Gerhard Weiss (TU München, Germany)

September, 29 2004

10:15 - 11:45 Session: Learning Agents
M. Peeters, K. Verbeeck, A. Nowe: Multi-Agent Learning in Conflicting 
Multi-level Games with Incomplete Information
S. Mandl, H. Stoyan: Evolution of Agent Coordination in an Asynchronous 
Version of the Predator-Prey Pursuit Game
C. Guttmann, I. Zukerman: Towards a Model of Incomplete and Uncertain 
Knowledge of Collaborators' Capabilities in Multi-Agent Systems

12:00 - 13:30 Session: Analysis and Security
J.P. Pimentao, P.A.C. Sousa, P. Amaral, A. Steiger-Garcao: Agent-based 
communication security
K. Lehmann, D. Moldt: Modelling and Analysis of Agent Protocols with 
Petri Nets
J. Villadsen: Paraconsistent Assertions

15:30 - 17:00 Session: Negotiation and Control
K. Schroeter, D. Urbig: C-IPS: Specifying Decision Interdependencies in 
K. Kurbel, I. Loutchko, F. Teuteberg: FuzzyMAN: An Agent-Based 
Electronic Marketplace with a Multilateral Negotiation Protocol
K. Kleinmann: Cascaded Control of Multi-Agent Systems

17:15 - 19:15 Session: Agents and Software Engineering
F. Alonso, S. Frutos, L. Martinez, C. Montes: Towards a Natural Agent 
Paradigm Development Methodology
A. Perini, A. Susi: Developing tools for Agent-Oriented visual modeling
G.B. Jayatilleke, L. Padgham, M. Winikoff: Towards a Component-Based 
Agent Development Framework
T. Abdelaziz, R. Unland, M. Elammari: Visualizing a Multiagent-based 
Medical Diagnosis System Using a Methodology Based on Use Case Maps

September, 30 2004

10:15 - 11:45 Session: Simulation and Agents I
G. Fortino, A. Garro, W. Russo: From Modeling to Simulation of 
Multi-Agent Systems: an integrated approach and a case study
M. Schuele, R. Herrler, F. Kluegl: Coupling GIS and Multi-Agent 
Simulation - Towards Infrastructure for Realistic Simulation
O. Obst, M. Rollmann: Spark - A Generic Simulator for Physical 
Multi-agent Simulations

12:00 - 13:30 Session: Simulation and Agents II
D. Sislak, M. Pechoucek, M. Rollo, M. Rehak, J. Tozicka: Simulating 
Agents' Mobility and Inaccessibility with A-globe Multi-Agent System
A. Giret, V. Botti: On the definition of meta-models for analysis of 
large-scale MAS
M. Pechoucek, J. Vokrinek, J. Hodik, P. Becvar, J. Pospisil: ExPLanTech: 
Multi-Agent Framework for Production Planning, Simulation and Supply 
Chain Management

15:30 - 17:00 Session: Policies and Testing
J.A. Botia, J.M. Hernansaez, F.G. Skarmeta: Towards an approach for 
debugging MAS through the analysis of ACL messages
J. Vazquez-Salceda, H. Aldewereld, F. Dignum: Implementing Norms in 
Multiagent Systems
K. Broda, C.J. Hogger: Policies for Cloned Teleo-Reactive Robots


Prof. Dr. Rainer Unland
University of Duisburg-Essen
Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB)
Practical Computer Science, especially Data 
Management Systems and Knowledge Representation
Schuetzenbahn 70
45117 Essen, Germany
Tel.: (+49) 201-183 3421
Fax: (+49) 201-183 4460

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