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Call for Papers

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The workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies (DALT), in its fourth edition this year, 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.

DALT 2006 will be held as a satellite workshop of AAMAS 2006, the 5th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, in May 2006 in Hakodate, Japan. Following the success of three previous editions, 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.

DALT topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

General themes:
  • specification of agents and multiagent systems
  • declarative approaches to engineering agent systems
Formal techniques:
  • modal and epistemic logics for agent modelling
  • model checking agents and multiagent systems
  • (constraint) logic programming approaches to agent systems
  • distributed constraint satisfaction
Declarative models:
  • declarative models of agent beliefs and capabilities
  • declarative models of bounded rationality
  • declarative paradigms for the combination of heterogeneous agents
  • electronic institutions
  • agents and the semantic web
  • service-oriented multiagent systems
  • agent communication and coordination languages
  • protocol specification and conformance checking
  • declarative description of contracts and negotiation policies
  • security in multiagent systems
Evaluation of declarative approaches:
  • experimental analysis of declarative agent technologies
  • industrial experiences with declarative agent technologies

For details on important dates and the submission procedure, please follow the appropriate links on the menu on the left.

Printed copies of the proceedings will be available at the workshop. Assuming a sufficient number of high-quality submissions, we are again going to consider the publication of formal post-proceedings with an international publisher. The post-proceedings of DALT 2003 (LNAI 2990) and DALT 2004 (LNAI 3476) have been published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series; the post-proceedings of DALT 2005 are due to appear in 2006, also published by Springer-Verlag.