German Conference Series MATES on

Multiagent System Technologies

In cooperation with the SIG on Distributed Artificial Intelligence of the German Computer Society GI

Sunday, September 11, 2005

13:30 – 14:30   Lunch

14:30 – 14:45   Opening of MATES 2005 Doctoral Mentoring Program

Torsten Eymann

14:45 – 16:15   PhD Project Presentations and Discussion (1)

14:45 - 15:15

Christian Anhalt: Non-secret-based Payment Systems for Mobile Agents in open, service-oriented Environments.  (Mentor Ingo J. Timm)

15:15 - 15:45

Andreas Schweiger: Distributed Systems in Health Care. (Mentor Bernhard Bauer)

15:45 - 16:15

Rene Peinl: Multi agent-based simulation of knowledge transfers in organizations exemplified by an IT service company.   (Mentor Franziska Klügl)

16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00   PhD Project Presentations and Discussion (2)

16:30 - 17:00

Rene Schumann: A coordination protocol for autonomous planning-authorities forming a production network.   (Mentor Torsten Eymann)

17:00 - 17:30

Christoph Schmitz: Ontologies as a Base Technology for Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Management.   (Mentor Karl Aberer)

17:30 - 18:00

Martin Fehler: Calibration of complex agent-based simulations. (Mentor Adelinde Uhrmacher)

18:00    Barbecue on Campus Jointly with participants of KI 2005 Conference Workshops and Tutorials

Monday, September 12, 2005

9:00   Welcome to MATES 2005 Scientific Program. Matthias Klusch, Mike Huhns

9:15 – 10:15 MATES Invited Talk I          

On the Convergence of Retrieval, Structured Search and Trust in Distributed Systems. Karl Aberer (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 Session 1a "Workflows and Group Interaction"

10:30 - 11:00

Enacting the Distributed Business Workflows Using BPEL4WS on the Multi–Agent Platform.  Li Guo, Dave Robertson, Yun–Heh Chen–Burger

11:00 - 11:30

BSCA–P: Privacy Preserving Coalition Formation. Bastian Blankenburg and Matthias Klusch

11:30 - 12:00

Towards Service Coalitions: Coordinating the Commitments in a Workflow. Jiangbo Dang, Michael N. Huhns

12:00 - 12:15 Short Break

12:15 – 12:45 Session 1b "Poster Presentations"

(10 minutes for each poster advertisement;  slides are to be copied on central WinXP presentation machine via USB stick during previous break)

Collaborative Agent–based Knowledge Support for Empirical and Knowledge–intense Processes.    Andrea Freßmann, Kerstin Maximini, Rainer Maximini, Thomas Sauer

A Framework based on Multi–Agent Systems for Information Retrieval through Mobile Devices.   Angela Carrillo Ramos, Jérôme Gensel, Marlène Villanova–Oliver, Hervé Martin

CASCOM: Context–Aware Service Co–ordination in Mobile P2P Environments. Heikki Helin, Matthias Klusch, Antonio Lopes, Alberto Fernandez, Michael Schumacher, Heiko Schuldt, Federico Bergenti, Ari Kinnunen

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 MATES Invited Talk II

Semantic Methods for Peer-To-Peer Query Routing. Steffen Staab (U Koblenz, Germany)

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:45 Session 2 "Reasoning about Utility"

15:15 - 15:45

Modeling Minority Games with BDI Agents – A Case Study. Wolfgang Renz und Jan Sudeikat

15:45 - 16:15

A Goal Deliberation Strategy for BDI Agent Systems. Alexander Pokahr, Lars Braubach, and Winfried Lamersdorf

16:15 - 16:45

Estimating Utility–Functions for Negotiating Agents: Using Conjoint Analysis as an Alternative Approach to Expected Utility Measurement. Marc Becker, Hans Czap, Malte Poppensieker, Alexander Stotz

16:45 – 17:00 Short Break

17:00 – 18:15 Session 3 "The Shorts"

(Slides are to be copied on central WinXP presentation machine via USB stick during previous break)

17:00 - 17:15

A Direct Reputation Model for VOs Formation. Arturo Avila–Rosas

17:15 - 17:30

Realising Reusable Agent Behaviours with ALPHA. R. Collier, R. Ross, G. M. P. O’Hare

17:30 - 17:45

Multi–Agent System Specification using TCOZ. Tim Miller and Peter McBurney

17:45 - 18.00

ABACO, Coordination of Autonomous Entities. René Schumann and Jürgen Sauer

18:00 - 18:15

Agent–based simulation for testing control software of high bay warehouses. Cornelia Triebig, Tanja Credner, Peter Fischer, Titus Leskien, Andreas Deppisch, Stefan Landvogt

University Campus - Building D, Repräsentationsraum der Universität

18:30 KI & MATES Conference Reception

    • Welcome by the Mayor Dr. Eberhard Schulte-Wissermann and the Staatssekretär (Parliamentary Permanent Under-Secretary of Rhineland-Palatine) Roland Haertel

Tuesday, Sept 13, 2005

9:00 – 10:00 MATES/KI Joint Invited Talk   

Emergent Semantics in Multi-Agent Systems. Luc Steels (SONY Computer Science Lab Paris and Free University of Brussels (VUB))

10:00 – 10

10:15 – 12:15 Session 4 "The Dynamics of Knowledge"

10:15 - 10:45

Reconciling Agent Ontologies for Web Service Applications. Jingshan Huang, Rosa Laura Zavala Gutiérrez, Benito Mendoza García, and Michael N. Huhns

10:45 - 11:15

An Agent–Based Knowledge Acquisition Platform. David Sánchez, David Isern, Antonio Moreno

11:15 - 11:45

An Agent Architecture for Ensuring Quality of Service by Dynamic Capability Certification. Thorsten Scholz, Ingo J. Timm, Rainer Spittel

11:45 - 12:15

Engineering a Multi Agent Platform with Dynamic Semantic Service Discovery and Invocation Capability. Oguz Dikenelli, Özgür Gümüs, Ali Murat Tiryaki, Geylani Kardas

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 MATES Invited Talk III      

Programming Cognitive Agents. John-Jules C. Meyer (U Utrecht, The Netherlands)

14:30 – 15:00 Session 5a "System Demonstration I"

Nominees for the CIA System Innovation Award 2005

14:30 - 14:45

CAKE: Collaborative Agent-Based Knowledge Support Engine. Andrea Freßmann, Kerstin Maximini, Rainer Maximini, Thomas Sauer, Ralph Bergmann

14:45 - 15:00

GruSMA: An Agent-Based Knowledge Acquisition Platform. David Sánchez Ruenes, David Isern, Antonio Moreno

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 – 15:45 Session 5b "System Demonstration II"

Nominee for the CIA System Innovation Award 2005

15:15 - 15:30

Bibster: Semantic P2P Query Routing. Jeen Broekstra, Marc Ehrig, Peter Haase, Frank van Harmelen, Maarten Menken, Peter Mika, Michal Plechawski, Pawel Pyszlak, Björn Schnizler, Ronny Siebes, Steffen Staab, Christoph Tempich

15:30 - 15:45 

Discussion of demonstrated systems;  Public voting

15:45 – 16:45 Session 6 "Methodology and Simulation"

15:45 - 16:15

Towards a Formal Methodology for Designing Multi–Agent Applications. Amira Regayeg, Ahmed Hadj Kacem, and Mohamed Jmaiel

16:15 - 16:45

LEADSTO: a Language and Environment for Analysis of Dynamics by SimulaTiOn. Tibor Bosse, Catholijn M. Jonker, Lourens van der Meij, Jan Treur

16:45 – 17:00 Short Break

17:00 – 18:00 Session 7 "Agent Tools and Agent Education"

17:00 - 17:30

Towards a Distributed Tool Platform Based on Mobile Agents. Kolja Lehmann, Lawrence Cabac, Daniel Moldt, and Heiko Rölke

17:30 - 18:00

The Distributed Weighing Problem: A Lesson in Cooperation without Communication. Tibor Bosse, Mark Hoogendoorn, and Catholijn M. Jonker

18:00 – 18:15 Closing of MATES Scientific Program

Best Paper Award and System Innovation Award Giving

  • Announcement of MATES 2006 and CIA 2006

19:00  KI & MATES Conference Dinner

                     in the castle of Koblenz (Kurfürstliches Schloss zu Koblenz)

A bus to this event will leave at 18:30 from a stop on campus.