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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   2nd International Workshop on Coordination and Organisation (CoOrg 2006)
Email:   event_(on)_in.tu-clausthal.de
Date received:   20 Feb 2006
Deadline:   31 Mar 2006
Start date:   13 Jun 2006

Apologies for multiple copies. ==================== Call for Submissions =========================== CALL FOR PAPERS 2nd International Workshop on Coordination and Organisation (CoOrg 2006) in conjunction with Distributed Computing Techniques (DisCoTec06) June 13 2006 Bologna, Italy http://boid.info/CoOrg06 ====================================================================== Workshop goals -------------- The aim of the workshop is to study the role of coordination in organisations, for example, the models recently developed in the field of multi-agent systems. Organisations embody a powerful way to coordinate complex behaviour in human society. Different models of organisations exist, from bureaucratic systems based on norms to competitive systems based on markets. Moreover, organisational concepts allow to structure the behaviour of complex entities in a hierarchy of encapsulated entities: departments structured in roles, organisations structured in departments, and societies structured in organisations. Organisations specify the interaction and communication possibilities of each of these entities, abstracting from the implementation of their behaviour. Organisational models have been studied in the last years in agent theory with the goal of modelling coordination in open systems. This is also due to the need to ensure social order within multi-agent system applications like Electronic Institutions, Supply Chain Management, social simulation, Workflow Management, and Web Services. In these applications, openness, heterogeneity, and scalability pose new challenges on traditional multi-agent system organisational models. It becomes necessary to integrate organisational and individual perspectives and to promote the dynamic adaptation of models to organisational and environmental changes. Organisational concepts are used frequently for coordination purposes in different areas of computer science. For example, roles are used in access control, conceptual modelling, programming languages and patterns. Contracts are used in design by contract, and services are used in web services and service level agreements. Message-based communication is used in networking. Finally, coordination techniques are used in formal models of organisations to analyse or simulate them. In contrast, most coordination languages refer mostly to different kinds of metaphors, like blackboards, shared dataspaces, component composition and channels. Special attention will be devoted this year to the notion of role. Roles are of particular importance for coordination as they are used to model the interaction among agents in a context. The attention of the computer science community towards roles is witnessed by events like the AAAI Fall Symposium 2005 on Roles (<http://normas.di.unito.it/zope/roles05>) and the ECOOP'05 Workshop Views, Aspects and Roles (<http://swt.cs.tu-berlin.de/%7Estephan/VAR05/>). Although coordination is usually said to be of a multidisciplinary nature, the links between organisations and coordination have never received proper attention at the coordination conferences. CoOrg 2006, as part of Coordination 2006, will provide an excellent opportunity to meet researchers studying coordination and organisations in cognitive science, social sciences, agent theory, computer science, philosophy, etc., to discuss the current state of the art and identify potential future directions and research issues. Topics of interest ------------------ The topics of this symposium include, but not restricted to, the following: * implementation of coordination and organisation models for multi-agent systems o organisation-oriented programming o programming languages for coordination and organisation o organisation based software engineering o organisational patterns * organisational concepts and methods for coordination o role-based coordination o contract-based coordination o coordination in normative multi-agent systems o service-oriented coordination * coordination techniques for organisations o normative systems o markets o authority and power o trust * interorganisational coordination o control of autonomy in coordination o integration and coordination of organisations o dynamic reconfiguration of multi-agent system organisations * applications of coordination and organisation o multi-agent social simulation models o disaster management o supply chain management o workflow management Invited speaker --------------- To be announced Proceedings ----------- The papers accepted for the symposium will be available at the workshop. Moreover, selected work will be published in a volume of ENTCS. Important Dates --------------- * March 31, 2006: Submissions deadline * May 8, 2006: Notification of authors * May 22, 2006: camera ready copies deadline * June 13, 2006: Workshop Submissions ----------- The length of each paper including figures and references must be between 10 and 15 ENTCS style pages. All papers must be submitted in PDF or postscript format. Papers are to be submitted through the following web address: <http://borbala.cs.uu.nl/coorgpapers/submit/> Submissions should explicitly state their contribution and their relevance to the theme of the workshop. Other criteria for selection will be originality, significance, correctness, and clarity. Simultaneous or similar submissions to other conferences or journals are allowed, when this is indicated on the first page of the submitted paper. Chairs ------ Guido Boella, Universita' di Torino, Italy Mehdi Dastani, Intelligent Systems Group Utrecht University Andrea Omicini, Universita' di Bologna in Cesena. Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Program committee ----------------- - Farhad Arbab, CWI Amsterdam and University Leiden, The Netherlands - Olivier Boissier, Systemes Multi-Agents G2I, ENSM.SE Saint-Etienne, France - Cristiano Castelfranchi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy - Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University, USA - Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, France - Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA - Joris Hulstijn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Victor Lesser, University of Massachussets, USA - Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain - Alessandro Ricci, Universita' di Bologna, Italy - Luigi Sauro, University of Torino, Italy - Pierre-Yves Schobbens, Institut d'Informatique University of Namur, France - Carles Sierra, IIIA of the Spanish Research Council, Barcelona, Spain - Mirko Viroli, Universita' di Bologna, Italy - Franco Zambonelli, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy - Gianluigi Zavattaro, Universita' di Bologna, Italy ------------------------------------------------------------------------ _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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