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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: FAMAS09: Formal Approaches to Multi-Agent Systems


Formal Approaches to Multi-Agent Systems (FAMAS'09)
Torino, Italy, two days in the week of 7-11 September 2009

Part of MALLOW 2009,  Multi-Agent Logics, Languages, and Organisations
Federated Workshops, 7-11 September 2009

Submission deadline: Saturday 6 June 2009
Description of FAMAS
In recent years, multi-agent systems have come to form one of the
key technologies for software development. The fourth edition of the
FAMAS workshop series, after the success of FAMAS'03 affiliated with
ETAPS?03 in Warsaw, FAMAS'06 affiliated with ECAI'06 in Riva del Garda,
and FAMAS'007 as part of MALLOW'007 in Durham, aims at bringing together
researchers from the fields of logic, theoretical computer science and
multi-agent systems in order to discuss formal techniques for specifying
and verifying multi-agent systems.


Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest for the workshop are:
*logics for multi-agent systems
*formal methods for verification of multi-agent systems
*formal models of teamwork
*formal approaches to communication, coordination and negotiation
*logical analysis of games
*computational social choice
*logical approaches to protocols ensuring privacy and security
*approximate reasoning in a multi-agent environment


Submission instructions
We welcome and encourage the submission of high-quality, original papers,
which are not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
Papers should be written in English, formatted according to IEEEtran
style file for papers, and should not exceed the limit of 10 pages
(two-column style). You can find styles for LaTeX, BibTeX and
documentations at the following address:
Please send your paper in PDF to both
Important dates
Saturday 6 June 2009                        Submission of papers
Wednesday 1 July 2009            Notification of acceptance
Wednesday 15 July 2009            Camera-ready copies due
7-11 September 2009                        MALLOW Workshops


Informal workshop proceedings will be available at the workshop.


A special issue of Fundamenta Informaticae, namely vol. 63 (2-3),
2004, collected new versions of the best papers of FAMAS'03. A special
issue of JAAMAS recently appeared with new versions of the best papers of
FAMAS'06, namely volume 19 (1), 2009,see


For the 2009 edition (as for FAMAS?007), authors of selected papers will
be invited to submit an extended version for a special issue of the
Logical Journal of the IGPL.
Further details will be announced at FAMAS'09.


The workshop will be part of MALLOW 2009, hosted by the Universita degli
Studi di Torino. Participants of FAMAS  are very welcome to join the
co-located workshops.
For more details of the MALLOW location, please see


MALLOW 2009 is preceded by this year's edition of the European
Agent Systems Summer School, taking place 31 August- 4 September 2009,
also in Turin, see


After MALLOW, IAT'09 will take place in Milan on 15-18 September, see


Invited speakers
Joint invited lectures of MALLOW 2009 will be announced later.


Program committee
Barbara Dunin-Keplicz, Warsaw University and Polish Academy of Sciences,
Poland (chair)
Rineke Verbrugge, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (chair)
Hans van Ditmarsch, University of Aberdeen, UK
Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni, University of Paris 6, France
Andreas Herzig, Universite Paul Sabatier, France
Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool , UK
Wojtek Jamroga, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
John-Jules Meyer, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Wojciech Penczek, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
David Robertson, University of Edinburgh, UK
Jeff Rosenschein, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Onn Shehory, IBM - Haifa Research Labs, Israel
Carles Sierra, IIIA, Spanish Research Council, Spain
Andrzej Szalas, University of Warsaw, Poland, and Linkping University,


Workshop organizers
Barbara Dunin-Keplicz -
Institute of Informatics, Warsaw University and
Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences


Rineke Verbrugge -
Institute of Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen


MALLOW 2009 organizers
Cristina Baroglio, Universita di Torino, Italy
Matteo Baldoni, Universita di Torino, Italy
Guido Boella, Universita di Torino, Italy