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Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

Editor-in-Chief: C. Sierra; M. Luck

ISSN: 1387-2532 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-7454 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10458

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Carles Sierra, CSIC Spanish Scientific Research Council, SPAIN
Michael Luck, King's College London, UK

Associate Editors:

Noah Agmon, Bar Ilan University, ISRAEL
Bo An, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE
Elisabeth André, University of Augsburg, GERMANY
Bikramjit Banerjee, The University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Elizabeth Black, King's College London, UK
Rafael Bordini, PUCRS, BRAZIL
Ronen Brafman, Ben-Gurion University, ISRAEL
Felix Brandt, Technische Universität München, GERMANY
Vincent Conitzer, Duke University, USA
Stephen Cranefield, University of Otago, NEW ZEALAND
Mehdi Dastani, University of Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Frank Dignum, Universiteit Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS
Ed Durfee, University of Michigan, USA
Edith Elkind, University of Oxford, UK
Ulle Endriss, University of Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Ariel Felner, Ben-Gurion University, ISRAEL
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA
Lluís Godo, Spanish National Research Council, SPAIN
Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California, USA
Charles Isbell, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Gal Kaminka, Bar-Ilan University, ISRAEL
Sven Koenig, University of Southern California, USA
Sarit Kraus, Bar-Ilan University, ISRAEL
Jérôme Lang, CNRS, PSL - Université Paris-Dauphine, FRANCE
Kate Larson, University of Waterloo, CANADA
Nicolas Maudet, Sorbonne Université, FRANCE
Jörg Müller, TU Clausthal, GERMANY
Anne Nowe, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BELGIUM
Anna Paiva, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL
David Parkes, Harvard University, USA
H. Van Dyke Parunak, ABC Research, LLC, USA
Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Iyad Rahwan, MIT, USA
Birna Van Riemsdijk, TU Delft, NETHERLANDS
Jeffrey S. Rosenschein, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Tuomas Sandholm, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Sebastian Sardina, RMIT, AUSTRALIA
Paul Scerri, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Onn Shehory, Bar-Ilan University, ISRAEL
Jaime Simão Sichman, University of São Paulo, BRAZIL
Munindar P. Singh, North Carolina State University, USA
Elizabeth Sklar, King's College London, UK
Peter Stone, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Pingzhong Tang, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Matthew E. Taylor, Borealis AI, CANADA
Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Kagan Tumer, Oregon State University, USA
Karl Tuyls, Google DeepMind, UK
Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool, UK
Gerhard Weiss, University of Maastricht, THE NETHERLANDS
Danny Weyns, KU Leuven, BELGIUM and Linnaeus University, SWEDEN
Shimon Whiteson, University of Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Michael Winikoff, University of Otago, NEW ZEALAND
Michael Wooldridge, University of Oxford, UK
Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University, JAPAN
Pinar Yolum, Utrecht University, THE NETHERLANDS

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    The journal provides a leading forum for disseminating significant original research results in the foundations, theory, development, analysis, and applications of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. Specific topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

    • Agent decision-making architectures and their evaluation, including deliberative, practical reasoning, reactive/behavioural, plan-based, and hybrid architectures.
    • Cooperation and teamwork, including organizational structuring and design for multi-agent systems, self-organization, emergent functionality and swarm intelligence.
    • Multi-agent planning and planning for multi-agent systems, and the coordination of multi-agent plans and activities.
    • Computational auction systems, computational market systems, algorithmic/automated mechanism design, automated negotiation, computational aspects of game theory (cooperative and non-cooperative), and computational social choice theory.
    • Knowledge representation and reasoning for, and logical foundations of, autonomous agents and multi-agent systems.
    • Agent programming languages - their implementation, semantics, and evaluation.
    • Distributed constraint processing and distributed constraint optimization.
    • Multi-agent argumentation and dialogue, conflict detection and resolution.
    • Multi-agent learning, co-learning, and evolutionary approaches in multi-agent systems.
    • Learning agents, including: computational architectures for learning agents; evolution, adaptation; multi-agent learning.
    • Agent communication languages, their semantics, pragmatics, and implementation, and agent communication protocols and conversations.
    • Conventions, commitments, norms, obligations, and social laws in multi-agent systems, and models of trust and reputation.
    • Believable and synthetic agents and characters, and human-agent interaction.
    • Environments, testbeds, and programming languages for experimentation with, and analysis of, agent systems.
    • Ontologies for agent systems, agents and the semantic web, agents and semantic web services, Grid-based systems, and service-oriented computing.
    • Robotic agents, including: integrated perception, cognition, and action; cognitive robotics; robot planning (including action and motion planning); multi-robot systems.
    • Agents as a software engineering paradigm, including agent system development, specification and verification of agent systems, methodologies for autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, analysis and design for multi-agent systems, evaluations of different approaches to developing agent systems, and significant practical experiences with agent system.
    • Exploration of relationships between agents and other disciplines such as psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and human-computer interaction; and the relationship between multi-agent systems and other disciplines such as economics/game theory, sociology, and organization theory.
    • Significant, novel applications of agent technology.
    • Comprehensive reviews and authoritative tutorials of research and practice in agent systems.
    • Comprehensive and authoritative reviews of books dealing with agents and multi-agent systems.

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