Valencia, Spain, 4 June 2012

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The workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies (DALT), in its tenth edition this year, 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.

DALT 2012 will be held as a satellite workshop of AAMAS 2012, the 11th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, in June 2011 in Valencia, Spain. Following the success of nine previous editions, 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.

DALT 2012 will have as a special interest topics those future trends of the web, where declarative languages and technologies for multiagents systems will play an effective role: in particular, social computing (models of social interactions, trust, commitments, and contracts; social environments based on declarative technologies) and its related semantic issues (explicit representation of knowledge and mechanisms for allowing societies of agents to reason on that).

DALT topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

DALT 2012 special topic: declarative approaches for agent-based social computing:

  • models of social interactions among agents
  • models of buiness interactions among agents
  • models of trust, commitments, and reputation for agents
  • declarative description of contracts and negotiation policies
  • social environments based on declarative technologies
  • Semantic Web-aware declarative agents
General themes:
  • specification of agents and multi-agent systems
  • declarative approaches to engineering agent-based systems
Formal techniques:
  • (constraint) logic programming approaches to agent systems
  • distributed constraint satisfaction
  • modal and epistemic logics for agent modeling
  • game theory and mechanism design for multi-agent systems
  • semantics of agent communication
  • model checking agents and multi-agent systems
  • agent communication and coordination languages
  • protocol specification, verification, and reasoning
Declarative models:
  • declarative models of agent beliefs, goals and capabilities
  • declarative models of bounded rationality
  • declarative approaches for agent-based grid computing
  • declarative paradigms for the combination of heterogeneous agents
  • declarative approaches to organizations and electronic institutions
  • agent-inspired declarative approaches to Web services and service-oriented computing
Applications of declarative techniques to:
  • multi-agent systems for service-oriented computing
  • agent-based grid computing
  • security and trust in multi-agent systems
  • e-health, e-commerce, e-learning, socio-technical systems, social networks, virtual organizations
Evaluation of declarative approaches:
  • experimental analysis of declarative agent technologies
  • industrial experiences with declarative agent technologies

For details on important dates and the submission procedure, please follow the appropriate links on the menu on the left.

Printed copies of the proceedings will be available at the workshop. Assuming a sufficient number of high-quality submissions, we are again going to consider the publication of formal post-proceedings with an international publisher.

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 (LNAI 5397), DALT 2009 (LNAI 5948), DALT 2010 (LNAI 6619), DALT 2011 have been published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.