AAAI 2002 WORKSHOP ON GAME THEORETIC AND DECISION THEORETIC AGENTS,
GTDT'02. Held in association with he 2002 National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2002), July 28 - August 1, 2002 in
Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
This workshop is a continuation of the tradition of prior
sucessful GTDT symposia and workshops in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Over the last few years game and decision theories have proved to
be powerful tools with which to design autonomous agents, and to
understand interactions in systems composed of many such agents.
Decision theory has been adopted as a paradigm for designing agents
that can handle the uncertainty of any moderately complex environment,
and act rationally to achieve their goals. Game theory, building on
the assumption that agents are rational and self-interested, has been
employed in the design of mechanisms and protocols for interaction,
coordination, communication, negotiation, coalition formation, fair
voting techniques, market-based resource management systems, and
industrial-scale information economies. Further, interesting recent
results have been reported on the issue of mechanism and protocol
design for bounded rational agents.
As a result, there is be much to be gained from bringing together
researchers interested in game theory and decision theory to present
recent work on the applications of these techniques in the
construction of agents and agent systems, and to discuss the
cross-over between these fields.
Submissions are due on March 15, 2002.
Please submit the paper electronically (at most 15 pages standard
LaTeX article style) electronically in postscript (preferred) on pdf,
to Piotr Gmytrasiewicz at :email@example.com. Authors will be
notified about the acceptance of their papers on April 15
Topics of Interest:
We solicit papers dealing with, but not limited to, the following
Descriptions of deployed systems are welcome. We are also interested
in the use of non-standard variants of decision theory (including
qualitative and logical approaches), and in approaches that combine
decision and game theories.
Co-chair: Piotr Gmytrasiewicz, CS Department
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, 60607-7053 IL
Co-Chair: Simon Parsons, Department of Computer Science,
Chadwick Building, University of Liverpool,
Liverpool L69 7ZF, United Kingdom.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE (tentative):