The First International Workshop on

Programming Multiagent Systems

languages, frameworks, techniques and tools

(PROMAS 2003)

to be held at

The Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems

(AAMAS 2003)

July 15, 2003, Melbourne, Australia

   

ProMAS 2003 Programme


Workshop Description and Call For Papers
Topics
Important Dates
Formatting Guidelines and Submission Procedure
Publication
Accepted Papers
Organizing Committee
Program Committee

Workshop Description and Call For Papers

Multi-Agent Systems are seen by many as being the appropriate technology to develop complex software in the next decade. Until now, the main focus of multiagent systems community has been on the development of informal and formal tools (e.g. MASIF as OMG specifications), concepts (e.g. concerning mental or social attitudes, communication, co-operation, organisation, mobility) and techniques (e.g. AUML, modal languages such as BDI and KARO) in order to be able to analyse and specify multiagent systems.

Unfortunately, less attention has been paid to developing programming languages and tools which can effectively support MAS programming and implement key concepts of multiagent systems in a unified framework. Consequently, significant effort is required from the designers and programmers to implement the results of analyses and specifications of multiagent systems. The success of agent oriented system design is not guaranteed unless we can bridge the gap between analysis and implementation, and so develop powerful and general purpose programming technology such that the concepts and specifications for multiagent systems can be easily and directly implemented. This technology should include agent based programming languages, tools and techniques.

This workshop aims at bringing together leading researchers from both academia and industry to discuss the design of programming languages for multiagent systems. In particular, the workshop promotes the discussion and exchange of ideas concerning the concepts, properties, requirements, and principles that are important for future programming technology for multiagent systems. We encourage the submissions of proposals for programming languages that provide specific programming constructs to implement the essential concepts that are used in multiagent system analysis and specifications.

Topics

Specific topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Submission Procedure and Formatting Guidelines

Authors should submit their papers electronically in postscript or PDF to Mehdi Dastani, mehdi@cs.uu.nl. The papers should be named as: contact-author-surname.ps (.pdf). Papers must be written in English with a maximum length of 10 pages and formatted in the style of ACM conference proceedings. Templates (Word, Word Perfect and LaTeX) are available at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. Accepted papers will be published in a workshop note and distributed among participants during the workshop. Selected papers will be extended for post publication.

Publication

The papers presented at the workshop will be published by Springer-Verlag as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Authors of the papers should submit the revised and extended versions of their papers before

December 1, 2003

Please make sure you follow the Springer LNCS author instructions closely. For preparation of the revised papers, we strongly encourage you The papers can be about 20 pages. For each contribution, you will also have to fill in and sign a copyright form either by surface mail to

Mehdi Dastani
Intelligent Systems Group
Utrecht University
P.O.Box 80.089
3508 TB Utrecht
The Netherlands

or by fax to +31 - 30 - 251 3791 (Attn: Mehdi Dastani).

Accepted Papers

Organizing Committee

Program Committee

For general information about the Workshop venue, hotels, and travel information please see the conference website (AAMAS 2003)



Last modification: October 8th, 2003 by Mehdi Dastani