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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on multi-agent decision making

http://sidm.in.tu-clausthal.de

German Journal of Artificial Intelligence (KI - Knstliche Intelligenz)

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Special Issue on Multi-Agent Decision Making of the German Journal of 
Artificial Intelligence (KI ? Knstliche Intelligenz) published by 
Springer
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Classical decision making is concerned with how rational agents make 
optimal decisions. In distributed decision making complex problems are 
divided into smaller ones and decisions are made in a distributed manner. 
Also, it often is the case that all involved decision makers are sharing ? 
willingly or not ? a global objective and that they are somewhat 
cooperative.

 In general, this is not the case for multi-agent decision making which is 
concerned with self-interested agents pursuing their own objectives. Those 
objectives may be consistent but can just as well be completely 
contradicting; they can be publicly known or private. As a consequence, 
good decisions no longer only depend on the respective agent's 
capabilities and the characteristics of the environment, but to a great 
extent on how other agents behave and on the interaction with them. In 
most settings these behaviors influence each other and that complicates 
matters further ? new tools and techniques are needed.

 This special issue will focus on multi-agent decision making. Topics of 
interest include but are not limited to:

-logics for multi-agent systems -game theory and (computational) social 
choice -foundations of multi-agent systems -multi-agent planning and 
control -norms and social laws -argumentation and negotiation -decision 
theory

 For further information and submission details, please visit:

http://sidm.in.tu-clausthal.de

 If you are interested in contributing to this special issue please contact 
the guest editor, Dr. Nils Bulling, as soon as possible: 
bulling@in.tu-clausthal.de.