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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Norms and Normative Multi-Agent Systems, 16-17 Sep 2013, Corunna, SPAIN

Special Session on Norms and Normative Multi-Agent Systems CLIMA XIV - 14th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems

Co-located with LPNMR'13.
Submission deadline: June 10th (abstracts June 6th).

Proceedings: LNCS/LNAI volume (available at the workshop).

JLC Special Issue: Selected extended papers will be published in a Special 
Issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation.


Norms are pervasive in everyday life and influence the conduct of the entities 
subject to them. One of the main functions of norms is to regulate the 
behaviour and relationships of agents. Norms have been proposed in multi-agent 
systems and computer science to deal with coordination issues, to deal with 
security issues of multi-agent systems, to model legal issues in electronic 
institutions and electronic commerce, to model multi-agent organizations, etc.

We invite submissions related to (but not limited to) one or more of the 
following topics on agents and norms:

* logical foundations of normative systems
* computational models of normative systems
* computational models of normative multi-agent systems
* formal models of norm dynamics
* deontic logic
* agent autonomy and norms
* agent deliberation and norms
* normative agent types
* programming normative multi-agent systems

Following the previous thirteen, very successful, editions, the 14th CLIMA will 
take place in Corunna, Spain, on the 16th and 17th of September 2013. It will 
be co-located with LPNMR'13.

In addition to CLIMA's regular topics and the session on Norms and Normative 
Multi-Agent Systems, this edition will feature a special session on 
Argumentation Technologies.

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which 
have not been accepted for publication nor are currently under review for 
another journal or conference.

LNCS Proceedings: CLIMA's Proceedings will be published by Springer as a volume 
in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and will be available in time for the 

JLC Special Issue: After the workshop, authors of selected papers will be 
invited to extend and re-submit their work to be considered for inclusion in a 
CLIMA Special Issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation.

Detailed information regarding CLIMA, its topics of interest, the two Special 
Sessions, formatting and submission instructions is available at

Important dates:
* Submission: June 6th (Abstracts) / June 10th (Papers)
* Notification: June 24th
* Camera Ready: July 4th

Norms and Normative Multi-Agent Systems Special Session Organiser:
* Leon van der Torre, Univ. of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Argumentation Technologies Special Session Organisers:
* Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna, Italy
* Stefan Woltran, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

* Joo Leite, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
* Tran Cao Son, New Mexico State University, NM, USA

Please send all enquiries about CLIMA XIV to