Call for papers & scope
Tenth International Workshop
"Engineering Societies in the Agents' World" (ESAW 2009)
November 18-20 2009
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Aims and scope:
Software agents and multi-agent systems are recognised as both useful
abstractions and effective technologies for the modelling and building of
complex distributed applications. However, little has been done with regard
to effective and methodical development of complex software systems in
terms of multi-agent societies. An urgent need exists for novel approaches
to software modelling and software engineering that enable the successful
deployment of software systems made up of a massive number of autonomous
components, and that allow to control and predict their behaviour.
It is very likely that such innovations will exploit lessons from a variety of
different scientific disciplines, such as sociology, economics, organisation
science, modern thermodynamics, and biology.
ESAW 2009 will be devoted to the discussion of technologies, methodologies
and models for the engineering of complex applications based on MAS, and
aims at bringing together researchers and contributions from both within and
outside the Agents' field -- from Software Engineering, Distributed Systems,
Social Sciences, and others --, so as to promote cross-fertilisation among
different research areas. By focussing on the social aspects of MAS, ESAW 2009
concentrates on the space of agent interaction, rather than on intra-agent
issues, and on the technology and methodology issues rather than on the
pure theoretical aspects.
Following successful editions since 2000, this 10th edition of ESAW remains
committed to the use of the notion of multi-agent systems as seed for animated,
constructive, and highly inter-disciplinary discussions about technologies,
methodologies, and tools for the engineering of complex distributed applications.
While the workshop places an emphasis on practical engineering issues and
applications, it also welcomes theoretical, philosophical, and empirical
contributions, provided that they clearly document their connection to the core
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- analysis, design, development and verification of agent societies
- modelling of complex distributed systems with agents and societies
- institutions, organisations, and open multi-agent systems
- norms, reputation, security, and trust in agents societies
- interaction/coordination patterns in agent societies
- engineering of social intelligence in multi-agent systems
- self-adapting, self-organising, and self-regulating agent societies
- agent societies and multi-agent systems in games
- simulation of societies using multi-agent systems
- Rosaria Conte
- Jacques Ferber
The aim of the demonstration session is to give participants an opportunity
to show and discuss their latest developments on software related to the topics of
ESAW 2009. Developers interested to participate should submit a short paper (max 3
pages) describing their demonstration. The selection of demonstrations will be done
by the organisers based on the relevance for the workshop, quality, novelty, and
interest for the public. The short paper of the selected demos will be
included in the workshop proceedings.
The short paper for the demonstration session should be formatted according to
the Springer LNAI guidelines and include: title, authors, affiliations, abstract (may be absent),
keywords, software URL (if available), and the description of the software including
application domain, used technologies, innovations, and relation to the conference
The ESAW 2009 proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNAI series and
will be directly available at the workshop.
Papers should not exceed 16 pages and should be formatted according to the
Springer LNAI guidelines.
The series of ESAW post-proceedings is typically published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series:
||Omicini A., Tolksdorf R., Zambonelli F. (eds.):
Engineering Societies in the Agents World
Berlin, Germany, August 2000,
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1972, Springer, 2000.
||Omicini A., Petta P., Tolksdorf R. (eds.):
Engineering Societies in the Agents World II
Prague, Czech Republic, July 2001,
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2203, Springer, 2002.
||Petta P., Tolksdorf R., Zambonelli F., Ossowski S. (eds.):
Engineering Societies in the Agents World III
Madrid, Spain, September 2002,
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2577, Springer, 2003.
||Omicini A., Petta P., Pitt J. (eds.):
Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV
London, UK, October 2003,
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3071, Springer, 2004.
||Gleizes M.-P, Omicini A., Zambonelli F. (eds.):
Engineering Societies in the Agents World V
Toulouse, France, October 2004,
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3451, Springer, 2005.
||Dikenelli, Oguz; Gleizes, Marie-Pierre; Ricci, Alessandro (eds.):
Engineering Societies in the Agents World VI
Kusadasi, Turkey, October 2005,
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3963, Springer, 2006.
||O’Hare, G.; Ricci, A.; O’Grady, M.; Dikenelli, O. (eds.):
Engineering Societies in the Agents World VII
Dublin, Ireland, September, 2006
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4457, Springer, 2007.
||Artikis, A.; O'Hare, G.M.P.; Stathis, K.; Vouros, G. (eds.):
Engineering Societies in the Agents World VIII
Athens, Greece, October, 2007
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4995, Springer, 2008.
||Artikis, A.; Picard, G.; Vercouter, L. (eds.):
Engineering Societies in the Agents World IX
Saint-Etienne, France, September, 2008
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 5485, Springer, 2009
||Aldewereld, H.; Dignum, V.; Picard, G. (eds.):
Engineering Societies in the Agents World X
Utrecht, The Netherlands, November, 2009
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 5881, Springer, 2009