Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL)

The International Workshop Series

About ATAL

The ATAL Workshops

The Intelligent Agents book series

Formatting for ATAL authors

The ATAL Steering Committee

Intelligent agents are one of the most important developments in computer science to have emerged in the past decade. Agents are autonomous computer programs, capable of independent action in environments that are typically dynamic and unpredictable. Agents have proven to be of interest in many important application areas, such as electronic commerce on the Internet, the control of space probes on missions to the outer planets, the design of user interfaces, to industrial process control. The ATAL workshop series aims to bring together researchers interested in the theory and practice agent technology. Specifically, ATAL addresses issues such as theories of agency (including logics for modelling and specifying agents and game and economic theory), software architectures for intelligent agents, methodologies and programming languages for realizing agents, and software tools for applying and evaluating agent systems. One of the strengths of the ATAL workshop series is its emphasis on the synergies between theories, infrastructures, architectures, methodologies, formal methods, and languages.

ATAL has been held annually since 1994. The first workshop established an enviable precedent for scientific quality that has continued to this day. ATAL is now the pre-eminent international forum for presenting and publishing research on the theory and practice of intelligent agents.

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