MATES 2016

14th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies

September 27 - 30, 2016

University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria


Tuesday, 27.9.2016

MATES PhD Mentoring (Doctoral Consortium DC) Sessions:

14:00 – 15:30 MATES DC Session 1
[Chair: Alexander Pokahr]


Learning in Holonic Multi-Agent Based Stigmergic Medical Diagnosis System.
Zohreh Akbari

Towards Context-Dependent Heuristics on Capability Descriptions Utilising an Artificial Notion of Meaning.
Johannes Fähndrich

A Holonic Multi-Agent Control System for Networks of Micro-Grids.
Sajad Ghorbani

15:30 – 16:00  Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30  MATES DC Session 2
[Chair: Alexander Pokahr]

Ontology Support of Agent-Based Electricity Market Modelling.
Geovanny Poveda

Individual Mentoring of PhD Students by Assigned Mentors:
Zohreh Akbari, Mentor: Paolo Petta
Johannes Fähndrich, Mentor: Rainer Unland
Sajad Ghorbani, Mentor: René Schumann
Geovanny Poveda, Mentor: Jan Ole Berndt

---- WELCOME RECEPTION including transport to location

Wednesday, 28.9.2016

Morning : Opportunity to attend the INFORMATIK 2016 keynotes for all partner conferences (Lecture Hall A)

9:00 - 10:30
From Model Checking to Equilibrium Checking
Michael Wooldridge (University of Oxford)

Artificial Intelligence at the Gates of Dawn?
Thomas Eiter (Technical University of Vienna)

11:00 - 12:30
Security Demands and Attempts in the New Digital World
Hanns-Thomas Kopf, Atos

Software verstehen, zerstören, schützen mit automatischen Software-Modellen
Andreas Zeller (Saarland University)

12:30 – 14:00   Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 MATES Session 1: Human-Agent Interaction
[Chair: Matthias Klusch]

Welcome, opening.

MATES 2016 Keynote:
Creating Affective Bonds in Human-Robot Interaction
Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)

Joint Human-Agent Activities: Challenges and Definition. [s]
Sebastian Ahrndt and Sahin Albayrak

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:15 MATES Session 2: Agent-Based Adaptation and Optimisation
[Chair: Jan Ole Berndt]

*** Using Models at Runtime to Adapt Self-Managed Agents for the IoT.
Inmaculada Ayala, José Miguel Horcas, Mercedes Amor Pinilla and Lidia Fuentes

Dynamic (Dis-) Information in Self-Adaptive Distributed Search Systems with Information Delays.
Friederike Wall

Multi-Actor Architecture for Schedule Optimisation based on Lagrangian Relaxation.  [s]
Georg Weichhart and Alexander Hämmerle

Thursday, 29.9.2016

9:00 -10:30  MATES Session 3: Agents for Smart Energy I
[Chair: Rainer Unland]

MATES 2016 Keynote:
Hybrid Models for Agents in Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
Peter Palensky (Technical University of Delft)

An Ontology-Driven Approach for Modelling a Multi-Agent-Based Electricity Market.
Geovanny Poveda and René Schumann

10:30 – 11:00  Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30  MATES Session 4: Applications of MAS
[Chair: Sebastian Ahrndt]

S2CMAS: An Agent-based System for Planning and Control in Semiconductor Supply Chains.
Raphael Herding and Lars Moench

ASP-Driven BDI-Planning Agents in Virtual 3D Environments.
Andre Antakli, Ingo Zinnikus and Matthias Klusch

Demos of Three Systems Nominated for MATES Best Demo Award

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30  MATES Session 5: Agents for Smart Energy II
[Chair: Paolo Petta]

MATES 2016 Keynote:
Enabling Smart Infrastructure with Intelligent Agent Technologies.
Ryszard Kowalczyk (Swinburne University of Technology) 

Analysis of the Effects of Storage Capabilities Integration on Balancing Mechanisms in Agent-based Smart Grids.
Serkan Özdemir, Rainer Unland and Wolf Ketter

16:00 – 17:30 MATES Session 6: MAS Engineering and Modeling
[Chair: Alexander Pokahr]

DeCoF: A Decentralized Coordination Framework for Various Multi-Agent Systems.
Thomas Preisler, Tim Dethlefs and Wolfgang Renz

Dynamic Metrics for Multi-Agent Systems Using Aspect-Oriented Programming - Application to DIMA Platform.
Toufik Marir, Farid Mokhati, Hassina Seridi and Boubakar Benaissa

Design and Use of a Semantic Distance Measure for Interoperability Among Agents. [s]
Johannes Fähndrich, Sabine Weber and Sebastian Ahrndt

Personality and Agents: Formalising State and Effects. [s]
Sebastian Ahrndt, Frank Trollman and Johannes Fähndrich

---- SOCIAL DINNER (“Tag der Wirtschaft”)  including transport to location

Friday, 30.9.2016

9:00 -10:30 MATES Session 7: Joint MATES & KI Session
[Chairs: Rainer Unland, tba]

Joint Keynote of MATES 2016 and  KI 2016:
Automated Reasoning and Cognitive Computing.
Ulrich Furbach (University of Koblenz)

Selected presentation from KI 2016:
A Robotic Home Assistant with Memory Aid Functionality.
Iris Wieser, Sibel Toprak, Andreas Grenzing, Tobias Hinz, Sayantan Auddy, Ethem Can Karaoguz, Abhilash Chandran, Melanie Remmels, Ahmed El Shinawi, Josip Josifovski, Leena Chennuru Vankadara, Faiz Ul Wahab, Alireza M.Alizadeh B., Debasish Sahu, Stefan Heinrich, Nicolas Navarro-Guerrero, Erik Strahl, Johannes Twiefel, and Stefan Wermter

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30  MATES Session 8: MAS Collaboration and Coordination
[Chair: Matthias Klusch]

Hybrid Teams: Flexible Collaboration Between Humans, Robots and Virtual Agents.
Tim Schwartz, Ingo Zinnikus, Hans-Ulrich Krieger, Christian Bürckert, Joachim Folz, Bernd Kiefer, Peter Hevesi, Christoph Lüth, Gerald Pirkl, Torsten Spieldenner, Norbert Schmitz, Malte Wirkus and Sirko Straube

*** Spatiotemporal Pattern Matching in RoboCup.
Tom Warnke and Adelinde Uhrmacher

Analysing the Cost-Efficiency of the Multi-Agent Flood Algorithm in Search & Rescue Scenarios [s]
Florian Blatt, Matthias Becker and Helena Szczerbicka

Closing with Best Paper Award, Best Demo Award 

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

***   Nominated for MATES 2016 Best Paper Award

[s]: short presentation (15 min)

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