4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems

15-17 September 2005, Budapest, Hungary



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List of Papers

Invited Paper

Palpable Computing and the Role of Agent Technology
Giovanni Rimassa, Dominic Greenwood, and Monique Calisti


Research Papers

Agent Communication, Interaction Protocols and Mechanisms

A Dynamic Joint Protocol Selection Method to Perform Collaborative Tasks
José Ghislain Quenum and Samir Aknine

A Formal Framework for Interaction Protocol Engineering
Fernando Alonso, Sonia Frutos, Genoveva López, Javier Soriano

Towards a Conversational Language for Artificial Agents in Mixed Community
Alexandra Berger, Sylvie Pesty

Agent Models and Architectures

Adaptive Mobile Multi-Agent Systems
Alexandru Suna, Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni

Agent Encapsulation in a Cognitive Vision MAS
Bernhard Jung, Paolo Petta

A Model of Multi-agent System Based on Policies and Contracts
Beishui Liao, Ji Gao

Case-Based Student Modelling in a Multi-agent Learning Environment
Carolina González, Juan C. Burguillo and Martín Llamas

Intelligent Virtual Environments for Training: An Agent-based Approach
Angelica de Antonio, Jaime Ramirez, Ricardo Imbert, and Gonzalo Mendez

Patient driven mobile platform to enhance conventional wheelchair, with multiagent system supervisory control
A.B. Martínez, J. Escoda, T. Benedico, U. Cortés, R. Annicchiarico, C. Barrué

SECMAP: A Secure Mobile Agent Platform
Suat Ugurlu, Nadia Erdogan

What is Context and How can an Agent Learn to Find and Use It When Making Decisions
Oana Bucur, Philippe Beaune, Olivier Boissier

Agent Oriented Software Engineering, Modelling and Methodologies

A Formal Modelling Framework for Developing Multi-agent Systems with Dynamic Structure and Behaviour
Petros Kefalas, Ioanna Stamatopoulou, Marian Gheorghe

Discovery of Crises via Agent-Based Simulation of a Transportation System
Edward Nawarecki, Jaroslaw Kozlak, Grzegorz Dobrowolski, Marek Kisiel-Dorohinicki

Evaluating the feasibility of method engineering for the creation of agent-oriented methodologies
Brian Henderson-Sellers

Formalizing Compatibility and Substitutability of Role-based Interactions Components in Multi-agent Systems
Nabil Hameurlain

MAS Meta-models on Test: UML vs. OPM in the SODA Case Study
Ambra Molesini, Enrico Denti, Andrea Omicini

Programming an Agent as Abstract State Machine
Grzegorz Dobrowolski

The PASSI and Agile PASSI MAS Meta-Models Compared with a Unifying Proposal
Massimo Cossentino, Salvatore Gaglio, Luca Sabatucci, Valeria Seidita

The Synthesis Stage in the Software Agent Development Process
Fernando Alonso, Sonia Frutos, Loic Martínez, F. Javier Soriano

Use Case and Actor Driven Requirements Engineering: An Evaluation of Modifications to Prometheus
Mikhail Perepletchikov and Lin Padgham

Coordination, Teamwork, Social Knowledge and Social Reasoning

Agent-based Management of Non-Urban Road Meteorological Incidents
Vicente Ramón Tomás López, Luís Amable García Fernández

Arguing and Negotiating in the Presence of Social Influences
Nishan C. Karunatillake, Nicholas R. Jennings, Iyad Rahwan, and Timothy J. Norman

Cooperative Behavior of Agents Based on Potential Field
Takashi Katoh, Kensaku Hoshi, Norio Shiratori

The "Dance or Work" Problem: Why do not all Honeybees Dance with Maximum Intensity
Ronald Thenius, Thomas Schmickl, Karl Crailsheim

Towards an Institutional Environment using Norms for Contract Performance
Henrique Lopes Cardoso, Eugénio Oliveira

Virtual Games: A New Approach to Implementation of Social Choice Rules
Dániel László Kovács

Formal Methods and Logic in MAS

How our beliefs contribute to interpret actions
Guillaume Aucher

The Effect of Flag Introduction on the Explosion of Nogood Values in the Case of ABT Family Techniques
Ionel Muscalagiu

Toward a Formal Theory of Belief, Capability and Promise Incorporating Temporal Aspect
Xinyu Zhao, Shaofeng Fan, Runjie Zhang, Anbu Yue, Zuoquan Lin

Learning and Evolution of MAS

A Multi-Agent Fuzzy-Reinforcement Learning Method For Continuous Domains
Erkan Duman, Mehmet Kaya and Erhan Akin

An adaptive approach for the exploration-exploitation dilemma for learning agents
Lilia Rejeb, Zahia Guessoum, Rym M'Hallah

Personal Agents and Agent-Based User Interfaces

A Multi Agent Approach to Interest Profiling of Users
P.H.H. Rongen, J. Schröder, F.P.M. Dignum, J. Moorman

vBroker: Artificial Agents Helping to Stock Up on Knowledge
Gábor Tatai, László Gulyás, László Laufer, Márton Iványi

Planning and Scheduling in MAS

Cooperative Planning in the Supply Network - A Multiagent Organization Model
Péter Egri, József Váncza

Diagnosis of plans and agents
Nico Roos, Cees Witteveen

Dialectical Theory for Multi-Agent Assumption-Based Planning
Damien Pellier, Humbert Fiorino

How to keep plan execution healthy
Femke de Jonge, Nico Roos, and Jaap van den Herik

Stochastic Reactive Production Scheduling by Multi-Agent Based Asynchronous Approximate Dynamic Programming
Balázs Csanád Csáji and László Monostori

Scalability, Robustness and Performance Issues

Do Agents Make Model Checking Explode (Computationally)?
Wojciech Jamroga and Juergen Dix

Multiagent Resource Allocation in the Presence of Externalities
Paul E. Dunne

On Communication in Solving Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problems
Hyuckchul Jung, Milind Tambe

Towards Reliable Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems
Zahia Guessoum, Nora Faci

Self-Organising Systems in Emergent Organisations

Emergent Timetabling Organization
Gauthier Picard, Carole Bernon, and Marie-Pierre Gleizes

Experiments in Emergent Programming using Self-organizing Multi-Agent Systems
Jean-Pierre Georgé, Marie-Pierre Gleizes

Trust, Reputation, Reliability, Security and Intrusion Detection

A Direct Reputation Model for VO Formation
Arturo Avila-Rosas and Michael Luck

Adversarial Behavior in Multi-Agent Systems
Martin Rehak, Michal Pechoucek, Jan Tozicka

Bayesian Dynamic Trust Model
Dimitri Melaye and Yves Demazeau

Behavior Evaluation with Actions' Sampling in Multi-Agent System
Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, Renata Ci¦ciwa, Gabriel Rojek


Application Papers

Agent-based Control of a Municipal Water System
Lucilla Giannetti, Francisco P. Maturana, and Frederick M. Discenzo

Agent-based framework for simulation and support of Dynamic Engineering Design Processes in PSI
Vladimir Gorodetsky, Vadim Ermolayev, Wolf-Ekkehard Matzke, Eyck Jentzsch, Oleg Karsaev, Natalya Keberle, Vladimir Samoylov

Situated Agents and the Web: Supporting Site Adaptivity
Stefania Bandini, Sara Manzoni, Giuseppe Vizzari


Short Research Papers

Agent Communication, Interaction Protocols and Mechanisms

An operational model for mutual awareness
Flavien Balbo, Julien Saunier, Suzanne Pinson, Mahdi Zargayouna

Chomsky: a Content Language Translation Agent
António Lopes, Luis Botelho

Agent Models and Architectures

Roles and hierarchy in multi-agent organizations
Emmanuel Adam, René Mandiau

Semantic and Virtual Agents in Adaptive Middleware Architecture for Smart Vehicle Space
Qing Wu, Zhaohui Wu

Towards an Authority Sharing Based on the Viewpoint Action Model
Abdenour Bouzouane

Coordination, Teamwork, Social Knowledge and Social Reasoning

Application of Multi-Agent Systems and Social Network Theory to Petrol Pricing on UK Motorways
Alison J. Heppenstall, Olga E. McFarland and Andrew J. Evans

Combining Rule-Based and Plug-in Components in Agents for Flexible Dynamic Negotiations
Costin Badica, Maria Ganzha, Marcin Paprzycki, and Amalia Pirvanescu

Group Interests of Agents Functioning in Changing Environments
Sarunas Raudys and Alvydas Pumputis

Policies for common awareness in organized settings
Ioannis Partsakoulakis and George Vouros

Learning and Evolution of MAS

Learning in a Multi-Agent Approach to a Fish Bank Game
Bartlomiej Sniezynski and Jaroslaw Kozlak

Modelling of Agents' Behavior with Semi-Collaborative Meta-Agents
Jan Tozicka, Filip Zelezny, Michal Pechoucek

Pareto-Q Learning Algorithm for Cooperative Agents in General-Sum Games
Meiping Song, Guochang Gu and Guoyin Zhang

Selection in Scale-Free Small World
Zsolt Palotai, Csilla Farkas, András Lõrincz

Personal Agents and Agent -Based User Interfaces

A Multi-Agent System Architecture for the Adaptation of User Interfaces
Víctor López-Jaquero, Francisco Montero, José P. Molina, Pascual González, Antonio Fernández-Caballero

ACE agents - mass personalized software assistance
Jarogniew Rykowski

Assisting Robotic Personal Agent and Cooperating Alternative Input Devices for Severely Disabled Children
Gy. Hévízi, B. Gerõfi, B. Szendrõ, András Lõrincz

Planning and Scheduling in MAS

Building Agent-Based Systems in a Discrete-Event Simulation Environment
Botond Kádár, András Pfeiffer, László Monostori

Complexity of Task Coordination for Non Cooperative Planning Agents
Adriaan ter Mors, Jeroen Valk and Cees Witteveen

Resource Coordination on MAS Multi-Plans Context
Weihua Yi, C.H. Zhang, Z. Liu, Xueguang Chen and Fuji Ren

Using Negotiation Techniques as Time-Restricted Scheduling Policies on Intelligent Agents
Patricia Maldonado, Carlos Carrascosa, Vicente Botti

Scalability, Robustness and Performance Issues

Performance Comparison of Multiagent Systems
Tomasz Babczy«ski, Zofia Kruczkiewicz, Jan Magott

Self-Organising Systems in Emergent Organisations

A complexity based feature to support emergence in MAS
Joris Deguet, Yves Demazeau

Adaptive Document Analysis with Planning
Csaba Dezsényi, Tadeusz Dobrowiecki, Tamás Mészáros

A Self-Configuring Agent-Based Document Indexing System
L. Peng, R. Collier, A. Mur, D. Lillis, F. Toolan, J. Dunnion

Trust, Reputation, Reliability, Security and Intrusion Detection

Managing Trust for Secure Active Networks
Jian-Jun Qi and Zeng-Zhi Li


Short Application Papers

A Case Study of Agent-Based Virtual Enterprise Modelling
Mihaela Oprea

Agent-based Support for Open Communities
Lorenzo Lazzari, Marco Mari, Alessandro Negri, Agostino Poggi

Architecture-Centric Development of an AGV transportation System
Danny Weyns, Kurt Schelfthout, Tom Holvoet

Goodness and Lacks of MAS Methodologies for Manufacturing Domains
S. Valero, E. Argente, A. Giret, V. Julian and V. Botti

Multiagents Applied to Humanitarian Demining
Pedro Santana, José Barata and Luís Flores

Simulating Automatic High Bay Warehouses Using Agents
Cornelia Triebig, Tanja Credner, Franziska Klügl, Peter Fischer, Titus Leskien, Andreas Deppisch, Stefan Landvogt

Strategies for Distributed Underwater Survey
Milan Rollo, Petr Novák, Pavel Jisl

The Role of Ontologies in a Multi-Agent Based Data Integration System
Rahee Ghurbhurn, Philippe Beaune and Hugues Solignac