[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Deadline Extension: AAAI Workshop on Multiagent Interaction without Prior Coordination

Stefano V. Albrecht s.v.albrecht at sms.ed.ac.uk
Fri Apr 11 03:53:40 PDT 2014

Workshop on Multiagent Interaction without Prior Coordination (MIPC 2014)
At the 28th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-14)       

This workshop focuses on models and algorithms for multiagent interaction without prior coordination (MIPC). Interaction between agents is the defining attribute of multiagent systems, encompassing problems of planning in a decentralized setting, learning other agent models, composing teams with high task performance, and selected resource-bounded communication and coordination. There is significant variety in methodologies used to solve such problems, including symbolic reasoning about negotiation and argumentation, distributed optimization methods, machine learning methods such as multiagent reinforcement learning, etc. The majority of these well studied methods depend on some form of prior coordination. Often, the coordination is at the level of problem definition, e.g., learning algorithms may assume that all agents share a common learning method or prior beliefs, distributed optimization methods may assume specific structural constraints regarding the partition of state space or cost/rewards, and symbolic methods often make strong assumptions regarding norms and protocols. In realistic problems, these assumptions are easily violated - calling for new models and algorithms that specifically address the case of ad hoc interactions. Similar issues are also becoming increasingly more pertinent in human-machine interactions, where there is a need for intelligent adaptive behaviour and assumptions regarding prior knowledge and communication are problematic. The community of researchers addressing such issues is diverse, drawing on many different speciality areas and corresponding methods. The goal of this workshop is to bring together these diverse viewpoints in an attempt to consolidate the common ground and identify new lines of attack.


The workshop will discuss research related to multiagent interaction without prior coordination, as outlined in the workshop description above. A non-exclusive list of relevant topics includes:
Learning and adaptation in multiagent systems without prior coordination
Agent coordination and cooperation without prior coordination
Team formation and information sharing in ad hoc settings
Teammate/opponent modelling and plan recognition
Human-machine interaction without prior coordination
Game theory/incomplete information applied to ad hoc agent coordination

Important Dates
Submission deadline: April 17, 2014 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: May 8, 2014
Camera-ready copies: May 15, 2014
Workshop: July 28, 2014

Submission Details

Papers can be submitted by April 17, 2014 to EasyChair:

The workshop follows the formatting guidelines for standard paper submissions to the AAAI-14 main track. See here for details: 

Papers will be selected based on a double-blind peer review process. Please avoid including any information in the paper that would identify the authors or their institutions.


Program chairs:
Stefano Albrecht (The University of Edinburgh)
Samuel Barrett (The University of Texas at Austin)
Jacob Crandall (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology)
Somchaya Liemhetcharat (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore)

Advisory committee:
Subramanian Ramamoorthy (The University of Edinburgh)
Peter Stone (The University of Texas at Austin)
Manuela Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University)

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