German Conference Series MATES on

Multiagent System Technologies

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

September, 29 2004

10:15 - 11:45 Session: Learning Agents

J. Klüver et al.: The Emergence of Social Cooperation in a Robotic Society

S. Mandl, H. Stoyan: Evolution of Agent Coordination in an Asynchronous Version of the Predator-Prey Pursuit Game

C. Guttmann, I. Zukerman: Towards a Model of Incomplete and Uncertain Knowledge of Collaborators' Capabilities in Multi-Agent Systems

12:00 - 13:30 Session: Analysis and Security

J.P. Pimentao, P.A.C. Sousa, P. Amaral, A. Steiger-Garcao: Agent-based communication security

K. Lehmann, D. Moldt: Modelling and Analysis of Agent Protocols with Petri Nets

J. Villadsen: Paraconsistent Assertions

15:30 - 17:00 Session: Negotiation and Control

K. Schroeter, D. Urbig: C-IPS: Specifying Decision Interdependencies in Negotiations

K. Kurbel, I. Loutchko, F. Teuteberg: FuzzyMAN: An Agent-Based Electronic Marketplace with a Multilateral Negotiation Protocol

K. Kleinmann: Cascaded Control of Multi-Agent Systems

17:15 - 19:15 Session: Agents and Software Engineering

F. Alonso, S. Frutos, L. Martinez, C. Montes: Towards a Natural Agent Paradigm Development Methodology

A. Perini, A. Susi: Developing tools for Agent-Oriented visual modeling

G.B. Jayatilleke, L. Padgham, M. Winikoff: Towards a Component-Based Agent Development Framework

T. Abdelaziz, M. Elammari, R. Unland: Visualizing a Multiagent-based Medical Diagnosis System Using a Methodology Based on Use Case Maps


September, 30 2004


10:15 - 11:45 Session: Simulation and Agents I

G. Fortino, A. Garro, W. Russo: From Modeling to Simulation of Multi-Agent Systems: an integrated approach and a case study

M. Schuele, R. Herrler, F. Kluegl: Coupling GIS and Multi-Agent Simulation - Towards Infrastructure for Realistic Simulation

O. Obst, M. Rollmann: Spark - A Generic Simulator for Physical Multi-agent Simulations

12:00 - 13:30 Session: Simulation and Agents II

D. Sislak, M. Pechoucek, M. Rollo, M. Rehak, J. Tozicka: Simulating Agents' Mobility and Inaccessibility with A-globe Multi-Agent System

A. Giret, V. Botti: On the definition of meta-models for analysis of large-scale MAS

M. Pechoucek, J. Vokrinek, J. Hodik, P. Becvar, J. Pospisil: ExPLanTech: Multi-Agent Framework for Production Planning, Simulation and Supply Chain Management

15:30 - 17:00 Session: Policies and Testing

J.A. Botia, J.M. Hernansaez, F.G. Skarmeta: Towards an approach for debugging MAS through the analysis of ACL messages

J. Vazquez-Salceda, H. Aldewereld, F. Dignum: Implementing Norms in Multiagent Systems

K. Broda, C.J. Hogger: Policies for Cloned Teleo-Reactive Robots