Engineering Societies in the Agents World VIII: 8th International Workshop, ESAW 2007, Athens, Greece, October 22-24, 2007, Revised Selected Papers

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Alexander Artikis, Greogory M. P. O'Hare, Kostas Stathis, George Vouros
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 7, 2008 - Computers - 356 pages

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World, ESAW 2007, held in Athens, Greece, in October 2007.

The 19 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book. The papers are organized in topical sections on electronic institutions, models of complex distributed systems with agents and societies; interaction in agent societies; engineering social intelligence in multi-agent systems; trust and reputation in agent societies; analysis, design and development of agent societies.

 

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Contents

Action and Agency in NormGoverned Multiagent Systems
1
Managing Conflict Resolution in NormRegulated Environments
55
Alternative Dispute Resolution in Virtual Organizations
72
Electronic Institutions Infrastructure for eChartering
90
A Practical Engineering Methodology for Designing Space Flight Operations
108
Progress Appraisal as a Challenging Element of Coordination in Human and Machine Joint Activity
124
Automated Web Services Composition with the Event Calculus
142
A Framework for the Formal Modelling of MultiAgent Systems and Its Application to SwarmBased Systems
158
Simulation of Negotiation Policies in Distributed Multiagent Resource Allocation
224
A Case Study
240
Tag Mechanisms Evaluated for Coordination in Open MultiAgent Systems
254
Toward a Probabilistic Model of Trust in Agent Societies
270
The LRep Language
284
The SODA Case Study
300
Model Driven Engineering for Designing Adaptive MultiAgents Systems
318
TraceBased Specification of Law and Guidance Policies for MultiAgent Systems
333

The Acquisition of Linguistic Competence for Communicating Propositional Logic Sentences
175
Contextualizing Behavioural Substitutability and Refinement of Role Components in MAS
193
Amongst FirstClass Protocols
208

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