Budapest, Hungary, May 2009

About DALT
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Accepted Papers

Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies

7 March 2009: the DALT 2009 workshop post-proceedings (LNAI 5948) has been published by Springer-Verlag (access the online version)

27 March 2009: The programme of the workshop has been published!

27 March 2009: We are honored to announce that Prof. João Leite has accepted to be our invited speaker!

19 March 2009: DALT 2009 wokshop notes (2.5 Mbyte)

2 March 2009: the list of accepted papers has been published

4 February 2009: DALT 2009 will be held 11 May 2009

30 January 2009: Submission deadline extended!

13 January 2008: The post-proceedings of DALT 2009 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.

13 January 2009: the DALT 2008 workshop post-proceedings (LNAI 5397) has been published by Springer-Verlag in January 2009 (access the online version)

24 December 2008: Official submission deadline announced.

The 7th International Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies (DALT 2009) will be held as part of the workshop programme of the 9th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2009) at Budapest, Hungary, in May 2009.

DALT is a well-established forum for researchers interested in sharing their experiences in combining declarative and formal approaches with engineering and technology aspects of agents and multiagent systems. Building complex agent systems calls for models and technologies that ensure predictability, allow for the verification of properties, and guarantee flexibility. Developing technologies that can satisfy these requirements still poses an important and difficult challenge. Here, declarative approaches have the potential of offering solutions satisfying the needs for both specifying and developing multiagent systems. Moreover, they are gaining more and more attention in important application areas such as the semantic web, service-oriented computing, security, and electronic contracting. For instance, some convergence points between the areas of formal methods for dealing with web services and formal methods for agents are emerging and gaining more and more attention.

Following the success of DALT 2003 in Melbourne, DALT 2004 in New York, DALT 2005 in Utrecht, DALT 2006 in Hakodate, DALT 2007 in Honolulu, and DALT 2008 in Estoril, DALT will again aim at providing a discussion forum to both (i) support the transfer of declarative paradigms and techniques to the broader community of agent researchers and practitioners, and (ii) to bring the issue of designing complex agent systems to the attention of researchers working on declarative languages and technologies.

The post-proceedings of DALT 2003 (LNAI 2990), DALT 2004 (LNAI 3476), DALT 2005 (LNAI 3904), DALT 2006 (LNAI 4327), DALT 2007 (LNAI 4897), DALT 2008 have been published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.