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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: European Agent Systems Summer School, 28 May-1 June 2012,Valencia, SPAIN

EASSS 2012

The 14th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS 2012) will be held at the Universitat 
Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, from the 28th of May to the 1st of June, 2012,  in the  
week preceding  AAMAS (the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems).

As its highly successful earlier incarnations, EASSS 2012 will offer a rich programme of both  
introductory and advanced courses on  a broad range of topics  in the  area of Autonomous  Agents 
and  Multiagent Systems.

The courses are aimed at PhD students, advanced Master's students, and other young researchers  
and will be taught by  leading researchers in the  field. EASSS  is organised  under  the auspices
of EURAMAS,  the European Association for Multiagent Systems (

Registration will soon be open at The early registration deadline 
is April 18th.

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         * STUDENT GRANTS *

Recall that there are several student grant programs to attend EASSS 2012, offered by different 

Check the details (elegibility, application forms, deadline) at EASSS 2012 webpage.


       * EASSS 2012 PROGRAMME *

This is the list of the tutorials that will be offered in this year's edition of EASSS:

T0. Introduction to Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
   Carles Sierra

T1. Agent-based social simulation
   Tina Balke and Frdric Amblard

T2. Organization and Environment oriented programming
   Olivier Boissier and Jomi F. Hbner and Alessandro Ricci

T3. Agent oriented programming languages
   Rafael Bordini and Koen Hindriks and Joao Leite

T4. Introduction to the modelling and verification of, and reasoning about multi-agent systems
   Nils Bulling and Jrgen Dix

T5. Cognitive agents for social simulation
   Frank Dignum and Virginia Dignum and Catholijn Jonker

T6. Supporting large-scale, distributed multi-agent systems
   Michel Oey and Sander van Splunter and Martijn Warnier and Frances Brazier

T7. Embodied conversational agents and affective computing
   Alexandre Pauchet and Nicolas Sabouret

T8. Industrial application of multi-agent systems
   Michal Pechoucek

T9. Trust and reputation in multi-agent systems
   Jordi Sabater-Mir and Javier Carbo

T10. Decision making under uncertainty
   Matthijs Spaan and Frans Oliehoek

T11. Normative multi-agent systems
   Guido Boella and Leon van der Torre

T12. Distributed search and constraint handling
   Alessandro Farinelli and Alex Rogers and Meritxell Vinyals

T13. Agent coordination in planning and scheduling
   Cees Witteveen and Bob Huisman

T14. Argumentation for agent societies
   Massimiliano Giacomin and Serena Villata

More information regarding these tutorials is available at the EASSS 2012 website.

The program also includes a student session, for which a separate call for papers will be available soon.