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

Stefano V. Albrecht s.albrecht at ed.ac.uk
Mon Nov 26 07:39:24 PST 2018

*Special Issue on Autonomous Agents Modelling Other Agents*

To be published in Artificial Intelligence


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=DwIBAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iA8f40_h0JGlatHfgnrhDAx3VG0Z7RKIGn3kl3-_h6g&s=esY6GE3f5VhxD3cqjXW2HZDIHRbAJQAu-bRCc9XpRK8&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 problems 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 are open 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=DwIBAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iA8f40_h0JGlatHfgnrhDAx3VG0Z7RKIGn3kl3-_h6g&s=oGVjbJq8D3eZnMR6ylkxzIsddAX6ifonDDYOmB8ActU&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
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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