Call for Papers

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The pervasiveness of open systems raises a range of challenges and opportunities for technologies in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. Open systems comprise loosely coupled entities interacting within a society that usually has some overall measures of quality or efficiency. However, achieving and maintaining a "good" society is difficult to achieve as the participating entities, their modes of interaction or the intended purpose of the system may change over time. Moreover, in the case of open multi-agent systems, the autonomy of the agents can work against the effectiveness of the society. There is therefore a need of theories, tools and techniques for articulating and/or regulating interactions in order to make the system more effective in attaining collective goals, and providing guarantees (or predictability) for components/participants of open systems.

We seek to attract high-quality papers addressing mathematical, logical, computational and pragmatic aspects of the workshop themes, including reports on experiences with agent-oriented systems that have been adapted for service-oriented environments.

Of particular interest are those papers reporting on challenging or innovative views on issues within the workshop themes, papers proposing new ideas, and position papers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

For details on important dates and the submission procedure, please follow the links.

Preliminary workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. As with previous COIN workshops, revised and extended versions of selected papers will published in a Springer LNCS volume in combination with the post-proceedings of the COIN@AAMAS workshop to be held in May 2011. That volume is published as part of The Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems book series, with all the indexing, referencing and follow-up benefits associated with an established line of publication. Revised papers must take into account the discussion held during the workshop, hence, only those papers that are presented during the workshop will be considered for inclusion in the post-proceedings volume.