12th Int. Workshop on Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems (COIN@AAMAS-2011)

Start Date: 2011-05-02

End Date: 2011-05-03

Location: Taipei

Country: Taiwan


The pervasiveness of open systems raises a range of challenges and opportunities for technologies in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. Open systems comprise loosely coupled entities interacting within a society that usually has some overall measures of quality or efficiency. However, achieving and maintaining a “good” society is difficult to achieve as the participating entities, their modes of
interaction or the intended purpose of the system may change over time. Moreover, in the case of open multi-agent systems, the autonomy of the agents can work against the effectiveness of the society. There is therefore a need for tools and techniques for articulating and/or regulating interactions in order to make the system more effective in attaining collective goals, more certain for participants or more predictable. Coordination, organizations, institutions and norms are four key governance elements for the regulation of open multi-agent systems, and the COIN workshops constitute a space for debate and exploration of these four elements that are central in the design and use of open systems.
We seek to attract high-quality papers addressing mathematical, logical, computational, philosophical and pragmatic issues related to those four aspects; also papers concerned with modelling, animation and simulation techniques for these types of multi-agent systems; as well as papers that discuss tools, prototypes and actual working systems. Papers that present formal treatment of topics as well as those that provide experimental support to claims are welcome. We also encourage authors to report on their experience with systems that have been deployed,
applications based on regulated open multi-agent systems, and tools for their development. Of particular interest for the workshop are those papers that articulate a challenging or innovative view.

The workshop is endorsed by the Action. More information:  http://coin-aamas2011.iiia.csic.es