Nordhäuser Str. 63
The German conference on Multi-Agent system TEchnologieS (MATES) provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, users and developers to present and discuss latest advances in research work as well as prototyped or fielded systems of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems. The conference aims to promote theory and application and covers the whole range of agent- and multi-agent technologies.
For the fourth time the German special interest group on Distributed Artificial Intelligence in cooperation with the steering committee of MATES organizes this international conference in order to promote theory and application of agents and multi-agent systems. Building on the three successful predecessors in 2003, 2004, and 2005, MATES 2006 takes place from 19th to 20th of September 2006 in Erfurt in the context of the Net.ObjectDays 2006. The Net.ObjectDays(NODe 2006) provide an umbrella for a set of conferences-such as GSEM (International Conference on Grid Service Engineering and Management) and SOAS (International Conference on Self-Organization and Adaptation of Multi-agent and Grid Systems) -that cover aspects of almost any area of agent technologies, autonomic computing, aspect-driven and model-driven architectures, and component-based programming as well as the intersections of these research areas.
We solicit papers that report on recent advances in the domain of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in general but specifically encourage elaborated vision and challenge papers that discuss mid-term and long-term directions for these domains in the context of the above mentioned topics.
Opening MATES (15 min)
Session 1: Communication and Interaction
Adding new communication services to the FIPA Message Transport System
G. Aranda et al.
Analysis of Multi-Agent Interactions with Process Mining Techniques
Lawrence Cabac et al.
Engineering Agent Conversations with the DIALOG Framework
Fernando Alonso et al.
Session 2: Applications and Simulation
Modeling and Simulation of Tests for Agents
Martina Gierke et al.
Agent-based Simulation versus Econometrics – From Macro- to Microscopic Approaches in Route Choice Simulation
Gustavo Kuhn Andriotti et al.
Agent Based Simulation Architecture for Evaluating Operational Policies in Transshipping Containers
Paul Davidsson et al.
Agents Bidding Strategies in a Combinatorial Auction
Oleg Gujo et al.
A Performance Analysis of Multi-Agent Systems
G. Jezic et al.
A General Framework for Multi-Agent Search with Individual and Global Goals: Stakeholder Search
Jörg Denzinger et al.
Session 4: Agent Planning
Diagnosis of Multi-Agent Plan Execution
Nico Roos et al.
Framework and Complexity Results for Coordinating Non-Cooperative Planning Agents
J. Renze Steenhuisen et al.
Agent-supported Cross-Organizational Business Process Management and Implementation
Klaus Fischer et al. (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken)
Evaluation of a Multi-Agent System for Hospital Patient Scheduling
Lars Braubach et al.
Session 5: Agent-Oriented Software Engineering I
A Model Driven Approach to Agent-Based Service-Oriented Architectures
Gorka Benguria et al.
Meta-models, Models, and Model Transformations: Towards Interoperable Agents
Arne-Jørgen Berre et al.
Formation of Virtual Organizations through Organization
Mark Hoogendoorn et al.
Session 6: Agent-Oriented Software Engineering II
Continuations and Behavior Components Engineering in Multi-Agent Systems
Implementing Multi-Agent Teamwork Via Reference Net Team Modules
Applying ForMAAD for Designing an Air Traffic Control Application
Ahmed Hadj Kacem et al.
The State of the Art in Automated Negotiation Models of the Behavior and Information Perspective
Decentralized Reputation Management for Cooperating Software Agents in Open Multi-Agent Systems
Andreas Grünert et al.
Session 7: Security, Trust, and Reputation
Evaluating Mobile Agent Platform Security
Axel Bürkle et al.
A new Model for Trust and Rreputation Management with an Ontology based Approach for Similarity between Tasks