Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems II

AAMAS 2006 and ECAI 2006 International Workshops, COIN 2006 Hakodate, Japan, May 9, 2006 Riva del Garda, Italy, August 28, 2006. Revised Selected Papers

  • Editors
  • Pablo Noriega
  • Javier Vázquez-Salceda
  • Guido Boella
  • Olivier Boissier
  • Virginia Dignum
  • Nicoletta Fornara
  • Eric Matson
Conference proceedings COIN 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4386)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 4386)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Davide Grossi, Frank Dignum, Virginia Dignum, Mehdi Dastani, Làmber Royakkers
      Pages 3-18
    3. Ramón Hermoso, Holger Billhardt, Sascha Ossowski
      Pages 19-31
    4. Virginia Dignum, Frank Dignum
      Pages 32-47
    5. Mark Hoogendoorn, Catholijn M. Jonker, Jan Treur
      Pages 48-64

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Owen Cliffe, Marina De Vos, Julian Padget
      Pages 67-85
    3. Benjamin Gâteau, Olivier Boissier, Djamel Khadraoui, Eric Dubois
      Pages 86-100
    4. Davide Grossi, Huib Aldewereld, Frank Dignum
      Pages 101-114
    5. Francesco Viganò, Marco Colombetti
      Pages 115-129

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Fabio Y. Okuyama, Rafael H. Bordini, Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa
      Pages 133-146
    3. Carolina Felicíssimo, Ricardo Choren, Jean-Pierre Briot, Carlos Lucena
      Pages 147-162
    4. Huib Aldewereld, Frank Dignum, Andrés García-Camino, Pablo Noriega, Juan Antonio Rodríguez-Aguilar, Carles Sierra
      Pages 163-176
    5. Andrés García-Camino, Juan-Antonio Rodríguez-Aguilar, Carles Sierra, Wamberto Vasconcelos
      Pages 177-193
    6. Luis Erasmo Montealegre Vázquez, Fabiola López y López
      Pages 194-211
    7. Dorian Gaertner, Keith Clark, Marek Sergot
      Pages 212-226

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Eva Bou, Maite López-Sánchez, Juan Antonio Rodríguez-Aguilar
      Pages 229-244
    3. Martin J. Kollingbaum, Timothy J. Norman, Alun Preece, Derek Sleeman
      Pages 245-258
    4. Eduard Muntaner-Perich, Josep Lluís de la Rosa Esteva
      Pages 259-273
    5. Amandine Grizard, Laurent Vercouter, Tiberiu Stratulat, Guillaume Muller
      Pages 274-289

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Bob van der Vecht, André P. Meyer, Martijn Neef, Frank Dignum, John-Jules Ch. Meyer
      Pages 322-337
    3. Graçaliz Pereira Dimuro, Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa, Luciano Vargas Gonçalves, Alexandre Hübner
      Pages 338-355
    4. Maíra R. Rodrigues, Michael Luck
      Pages 356-371
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


In recent years, social and organizational aspects of agency have become major research topics in MAS. Recent applications of MAS on Web services, grid c- puting and ubiquitous computing highlight the need for using these aspects in order to ensure social order within such environments. Openness, heterogeneity, and scalability of MAS, in turn, pose new demands on traditional MAS int- action models and bring forward the need to look into the environment where agents interact and at di?erent ways of constraining or regulating interactions. Consequently, the view of coordination and governance has been expanding to entertain not only an agent-centric perspective but societal and organizati- centric views as well. The overall problem of analyzing the social, legal, economic, and technolo- caldimensionsofagentorganizations,andthe co-evolutionofagentinteractions, provide theoretically demanding and interdisciplinary research questions at d- ferent levels of abstraction. The MAS research community has addressed these issues from di?erent perspectives that have gradually become more cohesive around the four notions in the title to the workshop: coordination, organization, institutions, and norms. The COIN workshops are thus designed to consolidate the subject by providing focus events that reach researchers from diverse c- munities working in related topics and facilitate more systematic discussion of themes that have been treated from various perspectives. This year, the COIN workshops were hosted during AAMAS 2006, (on June 9,in Hakodate,Japan)and ECAI2006(on August28,in Rivadel Garda,Italy). The papers contained in this volume are the revised versions of a selection of thosethatwerepresented in these workshops.


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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74457-3
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  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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