Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies
DALT 2006 is now over. The workshop proceedings (LNAI 4327) have been been published by Springer-Verlag in December 2006. The next edition of DALT will be held together with AAMAS 2007 in Honolulu, Hawai'i, in May 2007.
The 4th International Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies (DALT 2006) will be held as part of the workshop programme of the 5th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2006) at the Future University Hakodate, Japan, in May 2006.
DALT is a well-established forum for researchers interested in sharing their experiences in combining declarative and formal approaches with engineering and technology aspects of agents and multiagent systems. Building complex agent systems calls for models and technologies that ensure predictability, allow for the verification of properties, and guarantee flexibility. Developing technologies that can satisfy these requirements still poses an important and difficult challenge. Here, declarative approaches have the potential of offering solutions satisfying the needs for both specifying and developing multiagent systems. Moreover, they are gaining more and more attention in important application areas such as the semantic web, web services, security, and electronic contracting.
Following the success of DALT 2003 in Melbourne, DALT 2004 in New York, and DALT 2005 in Utrecht, DALT will again aim at providing a discussion forum to both (i) support the transfer of declarative paradigms and techniques to the broader community of agent researchers and practitioners, and (ii) to bring the issue of designing complex agent systems to the attention of researchers working on declarative languages and technologies.