[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: Special Issue on Autonomous Agents Modelling Other Agents

s.albrecht at ed.ac.uk s.albrecht at ed.ac.uk
Thu Nov 1 09:06:49 PDT 2018

*Special Issue on Autonomous Agents Modelling Other Agents*

To be published in Artificial Intelligence


Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to contribute to a new special issue on the topic of Autonomous Agents Modelling Other Agents, to be published in the journal Artificial Intelligence.

Much research in artificial intelligence (AI) is concerned with enabling autonomous agents to model various aspects of other agents, such as their beliefs, intentions, plans, goals, and decision making. A recent survey published in AIJ (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__doi.org_10.1016_j.artint.2018.01.002&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ZisnPwEduydLMBMO6-aIu-P97imyW63ry9pdkAxNJ6g&s=ZcK0ZPCJBHG9qZDtbtEpscO3W5zdw_lCif25VEmbCw8&e=) discusses the major modelling methods that have been developed in AI research and highlights open problems. The survey shows that this is a large area of research with a history going back several decades. However, it also shows that the area is fractured into many sub-communities with little interaction, including work in game playing, computer poker, automated negotiation, simulated robot soccer, human user modelling, human-robot interaction, commercial video games, trust and reputation, and multi-agent learning. The purpose of this special issue is to provide a venue for new technical contributions addressing open problems in this area (including those highlighted in the survey), as well as to !
 complement the survey via research perspectives which may include historical accounts, a description of recent developments and applications, and personal views about current limitations and future directions.

The following is a non-exclusive list of topics relevant to the special issue:

    Learning and using models of other agents' decision making processes
    Opponent modelling in games
    Methods for goal/intent/plan recognition
    Theory of mind, recursive reasoning, epistemic planning
    Implicit agent modelling
    Modelling humans
    Modelling other agents under partial observability
    Modelling teams/groups of agents
    Teammate modelling for ad hoc teamwork
    Robust decision making with agent models
    Reasoning about utilities and preferences of other agents
    Modelling other agents in open multi-agent systems
    Modelling changing behaviours of other agents
    Safe exploration of agent model spaces
    Misspecified agent models and model revision
    Graphical representations of agent models
    Innovative applications of agents modelling other agents
    Historical accounts, current limitations, and future directions of agent modelling

Submissions will be open from June 2018 until December 31, 2018 and can be made using the EVISE system: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.evise.com_evise_faces_pages_navigation_NavController.jspx-3FJRNL-5FACR-3DARTINT&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ZisnPwEduydLMBMO6-aIu-P97imyW63ry9pdkAxNJ6g&s=44CsIACpjC4FvNOKQdrTuqjuSKafaVG35v-RCmcGmGA&e=. Authors should select <VSI:Agents Mod. Other Agents> when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. All submitted articles will go through a peer-review process. Reviewing of submitted articles begins immediately after submission, with first decisions (accept, reject, revisions) made within three months. Accepted articles will be published immediately online on the AIJ website and will also be included in the special issue.

Guest editors:

Stefano Albrecht
University of Edinburgh

Peter Stone
University of Texas at Austin

Michael Wellman
University of Michigan

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
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