Each presentation should be no longer than 20 minutes, 10 minutes are for questions and discussion.

9 May 2016
13:50-14:00: Welcome
14.00-15.30: Invited Speaker (Joint Session with COIN 2016 Workshop)
  • Implementing Norms -- Why is it so difficult?
    Frank P. M. Dignum (Utrecht University)
    Many people have made implementations of norms or normative systems over the years. However, the implementations differ widely and no uniform methodology to implement normative systems seemed to have been developed. Why is it so difficult to implement norms? Can't we just have a Norms module that can be added to a system? I will discuss these issues and also point to some possible ways forward
16.00-17:30: Session I
  • 16.00-16.30: A Namespace Approach for Modularity in BDI Programming Languages
    Gustavo Ortiz-Hernández, Jomi F. H&uulm;bner, Rafael H. Bordini, Alejandro Guerra-Hernández, Guillermo De J. Hoyos-Rivera, and Nicandro Cruz-Ramírez
  • 16.30-17.00: ARGO: A Customized Jason Architecture for Programming Embedded Robotic Agents
    Carlos Pantoja, Márcio Stabile Jr, Nilson Mori Lazarin, and Jaime Sichman
  • 17.00-17.30: Monitoring Patients with Hypoglycemia using Self-Adaptive Protocol-Driven Agents: a Case Study
    Angelo Ferrando, Viviana Mascardi, and Davide Ancona
10 May 2016
9.00-10:30: Session II
  • 9.00-9.30: Limitations and Divergences in Approaches for Agent-Oriented Modelling and Programming
    Artur Freitas, Rafael C. Cardoso, Renata Vieira and Rafael H. Bordinim>
  • 9.30-10.00: A Multi-Agent Solution for the Deployment of Distributed Applications in Ambient Systems
    Ferdinand Piette, Costin Caval, Cédric Dinont, Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, and Patrick Taillibert
  • 10.00-10.30: nDrites: Enabling Laboratory Resource Multi-Agent Systems
    Katie Atkinson, Frans Coenen, Phil Goddard, Terry Payne, and Luke Riley
10.30-11.00: Coffee Break
11.00-12:30: Session III
  • 11.00-11.30: How testable are BDI agents? An analysis of branch coverage
    Michael Winikoff
  • 11.30-12.00: Data and Norm-aware Multiagent Systems for Software Modularization (Position Paper)
    Matteo Baldoni, Cristina Baroglio, Diego Calvanese, Roberto Micalizio, and Marco Montali
  • 12.00-12.15: Application Framework with Abstractions for Protocol and Agent Role
    Bent Bruun Kristensen
  • 12.15-12.30: Agent Oriented Methodology for Cognitive Agents in Serious Games
    Wai Shiang Cheah, John-Jules Meyer, and Kuldar Taveter
12.30-14.00: Lunch Break
14.00-15.30: Invited Speaker
  • Designing and Programming Multiagent Organizations
    Jaime Simão Sichman (Universidade de São Paul)
    In the last years, social and organizational aspects of agency have become a major issue in MAS research. Recent applications of MAS on Web Services, Grid Computing and Ubiquitous Computing enforce the need of using these aspects in order to ensure some social order within these systems. One of the ways to assure such a social order is through the so-called multiagent organizations. Multiagent organizations are of two types: either the organization emerge from the activity of the individual agents or it is designed to facilitate and guide some specific global behavior. In the latter case, systems are characterized by the autonomy of the individual participants that however must be able to collaboratively achieve predetermined global goals, within a globally constrained environment. However, there is still a lack of a comprehensive view of the diverse concepts, models and approaches related to multiagent organizations. Moreover, most designers have doubts about how to put these concepts in practice, i.e., how to design and how to program them. This invited talk aims to give some possible answers to such questions
16.00-17.00: Session IV
  • 16.00-16.30: Augmenting Agent Computational Environments with Quantitative Reasoning Modules and Customizable Bridge Rules
    Stefania Costantini and Andrea Formisano
  • 16.30-17.00: Reasoning about the Executability of Goal-Plan Trees
    Yuan Yao, Lavindra de Silva and Brian Logan
17.00-17.30: Closing