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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

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

German Journal of Artificial Intelligence (KI - Knstliche Intelligenz)

Special Issue on Multi-Agent Decision Making of the German Journal of 
Artificial Intelligence (KI ? Knstliche Intelligenz) published by 

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 

 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 

 For further information and submission details, please visit:

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