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AISB event Bulletin Item

Final 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

***MALLOW decided for deadline extensions. Extended FAMAS deadline:
Wednesday 17 June***
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
ETAPS03 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
8 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 and

***Extended deadline: Wednesday 17 June, 2009***

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 http://

For the 2009 edition (as for FAMAS007), 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, Sweden

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