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CF Nominations: 2009 IFAAMAS Award for Influential Papers in Agents and Multiagent Systems

*** Call for Nominations ***

2009 IFAAMAS Award for Influential Papers in Agents and Multiagent Systems

The International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent
Systems has established an award to recognize publications that have
made influential and long-lasting contributions to the field.
Candidates for this award are papers that have proved a key result,
led to the development of a new subfield, demonstrated a significant
new application or system, or simply presented a new way of thinking
about a topic that has proved influential. A list of previous winners
of this award is appended below.

This award is presented annually at the AAMAS Conference, in this case
AAMAS-09 in Budapest in May.  Winning papers must have been published
at least 10 years before the award presentation, therefore this year's
eligible set comprises papers published in 1999 or earlier, in any
recognized forum (journal, conference, workshop).

To nominate a publication for this award, please send the full
reference plus a brief statement (150 words or fewer) about the
significance of the paper to Michael Wellman (chair of the 2009 award

Nominations are due by 4 February 2009.

2009 Influential Paper Award Committee:
Michael Wellman (chair), Sarit Kraus, Hideyuki Nakashima, Milind Tambe

Previous Award Winners


BRATMAN, M. E., ISRAEL, D. J. & POLLACK, M. E. (1988) Plans and
resource-bounded practical reasoning. Computational Intelligence, 4,

DURFEE, E. H. & LESSER, V. R. (1991) Partial global planning: A
coordination framework for distributed hypothesis formation. IEEE
Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 21, 1167-1183.


GROSZ, B. J. & KRAUS, S. (1996) Collaborative plans for complex group
action. Artificial Intelligence, 86, 269-357.

RAO, A. S. & GEORGEFF, M. P. (1991) Modeling rational agents within a
BDI-architecture. Second International Conference on Principles of
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.

ROSENSCHEIN, J. S. & GENESERETH, M. R. (1985) Deals among rational
agents. Ninth International Joint Conference on Artificial


COHEN, P. R. & LEVESQUE, H. J. (1990) Intention is choice with
commitment. Artificial Intelligence, 42, 213-261.

DAVIS, R. & SMITH, R. G. (1983) Negotiation as a metaphor for
distributed problem solving. Artificial Intelligence, 20, 63-109.