German Conference Series MATES on

Multiagent System Technologies

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

Invited Talks:

  • Monday, 24/9, 10:30 am:
    Michael Georgeff, Monash University (AUS): Software Agents and the Transformation of Healthcare
  • Tuesday, 25/9, 3:00 pm:
    Rafael Bordini, University of Durham (UK): Trends in Multi-Agent Systems and Agent-Oriented Programming

Monday, September 24, 2007

13:30 - 15:30

Session 1: Doctoral Mentoring Session (Chair: Franziska Klügl)

Endrass, Birgit:
Implementation and Evaluation of social group dynamics for Multiagent Systems

Lorenz, Martin:
Risk Management for Enhanced Agent Dependability in Dynamic Environments

Triebig, Cornelia:
Reusability of Multiagent Simulations: From Complete Model Reuse To Building Blocks

Bieser, Thomas:
Flexible and Reliable Grid Service Coordination

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

10:00 - 11:30


Session 2: Engineering multiagent systems (Chair: Michael Georgeff)

Cabac, Lawrence:
Multi-Agent System: A Guiding Metaphor for Organization of Software Development Projects

Kardas, Geylani; Goknil, Arda; Dikenelli, Oguz; Topaloglu, N. Yasemin:
Model Transformation for Model Driven Development of Semantic Web Enabled Multi-Agent Systems

Katasonov, Artem; Terziyan, Vagan:
SmartResource Platform and Semantic Agent Programming Language (S-APL)

12:00 - 13:30

Session 3: Multi-agent planning and learning (Chair: Cees Witteveen)

Chiu, Chung-Cheng; Soo, Von-Wun:
Subgoal Identification for Reinforcement Learning and Planning in Multiagent Problem Solving

Benamrane, Nacera; Nassane,Samir:
Medical Image Segmentation by a Multi-agent System Approach

de Jonge, Femke; Roos, Nico; Aldewereld, Huib:
Using DESs for temporal diagnosis of multi-agent plan execution

16:00 - 17:30

Session 4: Multiagent communication, interaction, and coordination (Chair: Hans Czap)

León Soto, Esteban:
Agent communication using Web Services, a new FIPA Message Transport Service for Jade

Braubach, Lars; Pokahr, Alexander:
Goal-Oriented Interaction Protocols

Hamraz, Seyed Hamid; Minaei-Bidgoli, Behrouz; Punch, William F.:
VWM: An Improvement to Multiagent Coordination in Highly Dynamic Environments

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

10:00 - 11:30

 Session 5: Multi-agent resource allocation (Chair: Santtu Toivonen)

Murillo, Javier; Munoz, Víctor; López, Beatriz; Busquets, Dídac:
Dynamic configurable auctions for coordinating industrial waste discharges

 Schuldt, Arne; Werner, Sven:
Distributed Clustering of Autonomous Shipping Containers by Concept, Location, and Time

 Mao, Xiaoyu; ter Mors, Adriaan; Roos, Nico; Witteveen, Cees:
Coordinating Competitive Agents in Dynamic Airport Resource Scheduling

12:00 - 13:30

 Session 6: Multiagent planning and simulation (Chair: Lars Braubach)

 Klügl, Franziska; Rindsfüser, Guido:
Large-Scale Agent-Based Pedestrian Simulation

 Roos, Nico; Witteveen, Cees:
Diagnosis of Plan Structure Violations

 Micalizio, Roberto; Torasso, Pietro:
Team Cooperation for Plan Recovery in Multi-Agent Systems

16:00 - 17:30

Session 7: Trust and Reputation (Chair: Rune Gustavsson)

Caballero, Alberto; Botia, Juan A.; Gomez-Skarmeta, Antonio:
On the Behaviour of the TRSIM Model for Trust and Reputation

König, Stefan; Kaffille, Sven; Wirtz, Guido:
Implementing ReGreT in a Decentralized Multi-Agent Environment

Discussion and Wrap-Up