German Conference Series MATES on

Multiagent System Technologies

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

Sessions on Wednesday 10th October
13.00  –  15.00 Registration
14.00 –   16.00 MATES 2012 Doctoral Consortium
Tea Break
16.30 –   18.00  MATES 2012 Doctoral Consortium
19.00  –  Evening in Treves

Sessions on Thursday 11th October
8.00  –  9.00  Registration
9.00 –   9.15  Welcome to MATES 2012
(Christian Guttmann & Ingo J. Timm)

9.15  – 9.45  Siqi Chen and Gerhard Weiss: A novel strategy for efficient negotiation in complex environments.

9.45 – 10.15  Jan Ole Berndt and Otthein Herzog: Distributed Learning of Best Response Behaviors in Concurrent Iterated Many-Object Negotiations

10.15 – 10.35  Marcel Neumann, Karl Tuyls and Michael Kaisers: Using Time as a Strategic Element in Continuous Double Auctions.
Tea Break

11.00 – 12.00  Invited Talk: Prof. Dr. Stefan Kirn
25 Years of Distributed AI in Germany: From the very beginnings to multiagent applications in industry in Germany today.
Lunch Break

13.30 – 13.50  Alexander Pokahr and Lars Braubach: Goal Delegation without Goals.

13.50 – 14.10  Inmaculada Ayala, Mercedes Amor Pinilla and Lidia Fuentes: Using aspect-orientation for self-management of agents in the IoT: The Self-StarMAS approach

14.10 – 14.30  Mohammad Taghi Saffar, Fattaneh Taghiyareh, Sajjad Salehi and Kambiz Badie: An Argumentation-Based Approach to Cooperative Multi-Source Epistemic Conflict Resolution.

Tea Break
14.50 – 15.20  Jörg Dallmeyer, Andreas Lattner and Ingo J. Timm: Selfish Road Users - Case Studies on Rule Breaking Agents for Traffic Simulation

15.20 – 15.50   Julia Schindler The importance of being accurate in agent-based models - an illustration with agent aging
Tea Break

16.10 – 17.45  Panel Discussion THE FUTURE OF AGENTS - “Crazy and Dangerous Ideas”

From 19.15  Social Event / Conference Dinner
Sessions on Friday 12th October

8.00  –  9.15 Registration
9.15 –   9.45  Bijan Ranjbar-Sahraei, Gerhard Weiss and Ali Nakisaei: A Multi-Robot Coverage Approach based on Stigmergic Communication

9.45  – 10.15  Haitham Bou Ammar, Karl Tuyls and Michael Kaisers: Evolutionary Dynamics of Ant Colony Optimization

10.15 – 10.35  Tjorben Bogon, Meike Endres and Ingo J. Timm:  Gaining a better Quality depending on more Exploration in PSO.
Tea Break
11.00 – 12.00
Invited Talk: Dr. Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
Human-Agent Teamwork in Cyber Defense
Lunch Break
13.30 – 14.00
Francisco Javier Rodríguez Martínez, Tito Valencia Requejo and Lorena Otero Cerdeira:
 Multi-agent systems applied to the field of ornamental plants.

14.00 – 14.20
Maros Galik and Stefan Rank: Modeling the emotional trajectories of individuals
in an online chat environment.
Tea Break

14.30 – 15.30
Closing Session / Final Discussion