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DALT 2008
Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies
Dates May 12, 2008 (iCal) - May 13, 2008
Homepage: www.di.unito.it/~baldoni/DALT-2008/dates.html
Location
Location: Estoril, Portugal
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Important dates
Abstracts: Jan 25, 2008
Submissions: Jan 25, 2008
Notification: Feb 25, 2008
Table of Contents


Event


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                    6th International Workshop on
      Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies (DALT 2008)

                             12 or 13 May 2008

                  	     Estoril, Portugal 
                (held in conjunction with AAMAS 2008)

            URL: http://www.di.unito.it/~baldoni/DALT-2008/
				   
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CALL FOR PAPERS
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The  workshop  on  Declarative  Agent  Languages and Technologies
(DALT), in its sixth  edition this year,  is  a  well-established
forum  for researchers interested in sharing their experiences in
combining declarative and formal approaches with engineering  and
technology  aspects  of  agents  and multiagent systems. Building
complex agent systems calls for models and technologies that  en-
sure  predictability,  allow  for the verification of properties,
and guarantee flexibility.  Developing technologies that can sat-
isfy  these  requirements  still poses an important and difficult
challenge. Here, declarative approaches have the potential of of-
fering solutions satisfying the needs for both specifying and de-
veloping multiagent systems.  Moreover, they are gaining more and
more  attention in important application areas such as the seman-
tic web, service-oriented  computing,  security,  and  electronic
contracting.  For  instance,  some convergence points between the
areas of formal methods for dealing with web services and  formal
methods  for agents are emerging and gaining more and more atten-
tion.

DALT 2008 will be held as a satellite workshop of AAMAS 2008, the
7th  International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Mul-
tiagent Systems, in May 2008 in Estoril, Portugal. Following  the
success of five previous editions, DALT will again aim at provid-
ing a discussion forum  to  both  (i)  support  the  transfer  of
declarative  paradigms and techniques to the broader community of
agent researchers and practitioners, and (ii) to bring the  issue
of  designing  complex  agent  systems  to  the  attention of re-
searchers working on declarative languages and technologies.

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TOPICS OF INTEREST
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DALT topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

General themes: 
* specification of agents and multiagent systems
* declarative approaches to engineering agent systems

Formal techniques: 
* (constraint) logic programming approaches to agent systems 
* distributed constraint satisfaction 
* modal and epistemic logics for agent modelling 
* verification of agents and multiagent systems
* formal semantics for agent programming languages and frameworks

Declarative models: 
* declarative models of agent beliefs, goals and capabilities 
* declarative models of bounded rationality 
* declarative paradigms for the combination of heterogeneous
  agents  
* declarative approaches to organizations and electronic 
  institutions  
* agent-inspired declarative approaches to web services or
  service-oriented architectures

Applications of declarative techniques to: 
* agents and the semantic web  
* service-oriented multiagent systems  
* agent communication and coordination languages  
* protocol specification and conformance checking  
* description of contracts and negotiation policies 
* security and trust in multiagent systems

Evaluation of declarative approaches: 
* experimental analysis of declarative agent technologies  
* industrial experiences with declarative agent technologies

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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
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We welcome and encourage the submission of high-quality, original 
papers,  which  are  not  being   submitted   simultaneously  for 
publication  elsewhere.  Papers  should  be  written in  English, 
formatted according to the Springer LNCS style, and not exceed 16
pages. Paper submission is electronic via the conference website.

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WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS
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Printed  copies  of  the  proceedings  will  be  available at the 
workshop.   Assuming   a   sufficient   number  of   high-quality
submissions,  we are  again  going to consider the publication of  
formal  post-proceedings  with  an  international  publisher. The
post-proceedings of DALT 2003 (LNAI 2990), DALT 2004 (LNAI 3476),
DALT  2005  (LNAI 3904),  DALT  2006  (LNAI 4327), and DALT  2007 
(LNAI 4897)  have been or will be published by Springer-Verlag in 
the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.

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IMPORTANT DATES
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* Paper submission deadline: 25 January 2008
* Notification of authors: 25 February 2008
* Final versions due: 5 March 2008
* Workshop: 12 or 13 May 2008

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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
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* Thomas Agotnes (Bergen University College, NO)        
* Marco Alberti (University of Ferrara, Italy)          
* Natasha Alechina (University of Nottingham, UK)       
* Grigoris Antoniou (University of Crete, Greece)
* Matteo Baldoni (University of Torino, Italy) -- co-chair       
* Cristina Baroglio (University  of Torino, Italy)      
* Rafael Bordini (University of Durham, UK)             
* Federico Chesani (University of Bologna, Italy)       
* Amit Chopra (North Carolina State University, USA)	
* Keith Clark (Imperial College  London, UK)            
* Francesco M. Donini (University of Tuscia, Italy)	
* Benjamin Hirsch (Technical University Berlin, Germany) 
* Shinichi Honinden (National Institute of Informatics, Japan) 
* John Lloyd (Australian National University, Australia) 
* Viviana Mascardi (University of Genova, Italy)        
* Nicolas Maudet (Univ. Paris-Dauphine, France)		
* John-Jules Meyer (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
* Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State University, USA) 
* Birna van Riemsdijk (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen,
  Germany) -- co-chair
* Chiaki Sakama (Wakayama University, Japan)   
* Tran Cao Son (New Mexico State University, USA) -- co-chair         
* Wamberto Vasconcelos (University of Aberdeen, UK)	
* Mirko Viroli (University of Bologna, Italy)           
* Marina De Vos (University of Bath, UK)
* Michael Winikoff (RMIT University, Australia) -- co-chair                
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ORGANISING COMMITTEE
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* Matteo Baldoni (University of Torino, Italy)
* Tran Cao Son (New Mexico State University, USA)
* M. Birna van Riemsdijk (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet 
  Muenchen, Germany)
* Michael Winikoff (RMIT University, Australia)

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STEERING COMMITTEE
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* João Leite (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
* Andrea Omicini (University of Bologna-Cesena, Italy)
* Leon Sterling (University of Melbourne, Australia)
* Paolo Torroni (University of Bologna, Italy)
* Pinar Yolum (Bogazici University, Turkey)

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Facts about "DALT 2008"
Abstract deadlineJanuary 25, 2008 +
AcronymDALT 2008 +
End dateMay 13, 2008 +
Has coordinates38° 42' 34", -9° 23' 24"Latitude: 38.709569444444
Longitude: -9.3901361111111
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Has location cityEstoril +
Has location countryCategory:Portugal +
Homepagehttp://www.di.unito.it/~baldoni/DALT-2008/dates.html +
IsAEvent +
NotificationFebruary 25, 2008 +
Start dateMay 12, 2008 +
Submission deadlineJanuary 25, 2008 +
TitleDeclarative Agent Languages and Technologies +