First International Conference on Agreement Technologies - AT 2012 (AT 2012)

Venue: Centre for Advanced Academic Studies

Location: HR-20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Event Date/Time: Oct 15, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 16, 2012
Registration Date: Oct 16, 2012
Early Registration Date: Sep 16, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 20, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Jun 25, 2012
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Agreement Technologies refer to computer systems in which autonomous software agents negotiate with one another, typically on behalf of humans, in order to come to mutually acceptable agreements. An agent may choose whether to fulfil an agreement or not, and it should fulfil it when there is an obligation to do so derived from the standing agreements. Autonomy, interaction, mobility and openness are key concepts studied within the Agreement Technologies approach.

Semantic alignment, negotiation, argumentation, virtual organisations, trust and reputation and several other technologies are part of the sandbox to define, specify and verify such systems. The first International Conference on Agreement Technologies is an interdisciplinary forum that brings together researchers and practitioners working on the various topics comprising this emergent and vibrant field. It provides an avenue to discuss and exchange new ideas and techniques for the design, implementation and verification of next generation open distributed systems centred on the notion of agreement among computational agents.

The conference is supported by COST Action IC0801 on Agreement Technologies.


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The conference will take place in Dubrovnik, one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Europe. Dubrovnik is a city with a unique political and cultural history (Dubrovnik Republic, Dubrovnik Statute from 1272), and world famous monumental heritage and beauty (inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List). It is located on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Dalmatia.