The ATAL workshop series aims to bring together researchers interested in the agent-level, micro aspects of agent technology. Specifically, ATAL-2000 will address issues such as theories of rational agency, software architectures for intelligent agents, methodologies and programming languages for realising agents, and software tools for applying and evaluating agent systems. Papers that consider macro-level, societal issues of agent-based systems are welcome if they explicitly relate to the workshop themes.
ATAL-2001 will be held immediately before the IJCAI-2001 conference. The ATAL-2001 proceedings will be formally published as volume eight of the "Intelligent Agents" series from Springer-Verlag.
As the title suggests, the workshop has three main themes:
Papers that cross theme boundaries are of particular interest. An example would be a paper that demonstrated how a particular agent architecture embodied some theory of agency, or what benefits a particular agent language can bring in a specific application domain.
Apart from these general themes we encourage papers on two SPECIAL TRACKS, one on "FORMAL THEORIES (logical, game- or decision-theoretical or otherwise) OF NEGOTIATION BETWEEN AGENTS" and one on "AGENTS FOR HAND-HELD, MOBILE OR EMBEDDED DEVICES".
Those wishing to participate in the workshop should submit an original research paper of up to 5000 words (approximately 13 pages maximum) to one of the co-chairs (John-Jules Meyer or Milind Tambe, at the addresses listed below). If you wish your paper to be considered for one of the special tracks then mark this clearly on the front page. Electronic submission in PostScript or pdf formats is strongly encouraged, but four single-sided hard copies will also suffice; if you send hardcopy, please ensure you use a reliable delivery service to ensure your paper turns up before the deadline passes. The first page of your submission should include the full name and contact details (including email, full postal address, and telephone number) of at least one author. Formatting instructions are available from the workshop WWW site (see above). The preproceedings will be distributed at the workshop; the formal proceedings will be published shortly afterwards.
Workshop 1-3 August 2001
John-Jules Meyer (Co-chair) Utrecht University Institute of Information and Computing Sciences Centrumgebouw Noord, office A123 P.O. Box 80089 3508 TB Utrecht, The Netherlands email firstname.lastname@example.org Milind Tambe (Co-chair) USC Information Sciences Institute 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001 Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695, USA email email@example.com David Pynadath (Associate chair) USC Information Sciences Institute 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001 Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695, USA email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Formal Theories of Negotiation" Frank Dignum Utrecht University, The Netherlands
email: email@example.com "Agents for Hand-Held, Mobile, or Embedded Devices" Tim Finin University of Maryland Baltimore County email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chitta Baral Arizona State U, USA. Suzanne Barber U of Texas at Austin, USA. Michael Beetz U of Bonn, Germany. Cristiano Castelfranchi CNR, Rome, Italy. Lawrence Cavedon RMIT, Australia. Phil Cohen Oregon Graduate Inst, USA. Rosaria Conte IP-CNR, Italy. Giuseppe De Giacomo U of Rome, Italy. Keith Decker University of Delaware, USA. Frank Dignum Utrecht U, Netherlands. Mark d'Inverno U of Westminster, UK. Alexis Drogoul U of Paris VI, France. Ed Durfee U of Michigan, USA Jacques Ferber U of Montpellier II, France. Tim Finin U of Maryland Baltimore County Klaus Fischer DFKI, Germany. Michael Fisher U of Liverpool, UK. Stan Franklin U of Memphis, USA. Fausto Giunchiglia U of Trento, Italy. Piotr Gmytrasiewicz U of Texas at Arlington, USA. Barbara Grosz Harvard U, USA. Henry Hexmoor U of North Dakota, USA. Wiebe van der Hoek Utrecht U, Netherlands. Marc Huber Intelligent Reasoning Systems, USA. Nick Jennings U of Southampton, UK. Anupam Joshi U of Maryland, USA. Hirofumi Katsuno Tokyo Denki U, Japan. David Kinny U of Melbourne, Australia. Sarit Kraus Bar-Ilan U, Israel. Ora Lassila Nokia Research Center, Boston, USA Yves Lesperance York U, Toronto, Canada. Alessio Lomuscio Imperial College, London, UK Michael Luck U of Southampton, UK. John-Jules Meyer Utrecht U, Netherlands (co-chair). Joerg Mueller Siemens, Germany. Hideyuki Nakashima AIST, Japan. Simon Parsons U of Liverpool, UK. David Pynadath USC-ISI, USA. Anand Rao Mitchell Madison Group, UK. Luciano Serafini U of Trento, Italy. Onn Shehory IBM Haifa Res. Labs, Israel. Carles Sierra CSIC, Spain. Munindar Singh North Carolina State U, USA. Liz Sonenberg U of Melbourne, Australia. Peter Stone ATT Labs, USA Katia Sycara Carnegie Mellon U, USA. Milind Tambe USC-ISI, USA (co-chair). Jan Treur Free Univ. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tom Wagner University of Maine, USA Wayne Wobcke University of Melbourne, Australia. Mike Wooldridge U of Liverpool, UK. Peter Wurman North Carolina State U, USA. Makoto Yokoo NTT Labs, Japan Eric Yu U of Toronto, Canada.