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AT 2018

6th International Conference on Agreement Technologies.

Agreement Technologies (AT) 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 AT approach. Semantic alignment, negotiation, argumentation, virtual organisations, learning, real time, and several other technologies are part of the sandbox to define, specify and verify such systems.

The International Conference Series on Agreement Technologies is an interdisciplinary forum that brings together researchers and practitioners working on the various topics comprising this emergent and vibrant field based on the notion of agreement among computational agents. It provides an avenue to discuss and exchange new ideas and techniques for the design, implementation and verification of next generation open distributed systems.

To attract students as well as experienced researchers, original preliminary and mature work is invited at AT 2018 in the form of short and long papers. Formal proceedings and a post-publication in form of a special issue of a high-quality JCR-ranked journal in the area are planned.

AT 2018 follows the successful outcome of the previous editions of the International Conference Series on Agreement Technologies: AT 2012 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, AT 2013 in Beijing, China, AT 2015 in Athens, Greece,  AT 2016 in Valencia, Spain, and AT 2017 in Évry, France.

AT 2018 will be collocated with The 16th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS2018). One registration fee covers access to both conferences.