AT 2016

4th International Conference on Agreement Technologies in Valencia.


15th to 16th December 2016
Starting at 9am



AT Conference Series

Agreement Technologies (AT) refer to computer systems in which autonomous software agents negotiate with one another, typically on behalf of humans, in order to come to mutually acceptable agreements. An agent may choose whether to fulfil an agreement or not, and it should fulfil it when there is an obligation to do so derived from the standing agreements. Autonomy, interaction, mobility and openness are key concepts studied within the AT approach. Semantic alignment, negotiation, argumentation, virtual organisations, learning, real time, and several other technologies are part of the sandbox to define, specify and verify such systems.

The International Conference Series on Agreement Technologies is an interdisciplinary forum that brings together researchers and practitioners working on the various topics comprising this emergent and vibrant field. It provides an avenue to discuss and exchange new ideas and techniques for the design, implementation and verification of next generation open distributed systems centered on the notion of agreement among computational agents. AT-2016 will be held on December 15-16, 2016, in Valencia (Spain), co-located with EUMAS-16.



Final decisions to authors have been delayed until October, 20th


Online registration is open now!


The submission deadline has been extended: September 16, 2016


The selected best papers will be invited for a special issue in the AI Comm (IF 2015: 0.547)


The CFP is available


The website is launched

Important Dates

Deadline for papers submission: September 16, 2016 (Extended)

Final decisions to authors: October 20, 2016 (Extended)

Camera Ready Papers: October 30, 2016

Conference: 15- 16 December, 2016

EUMAS & AT 2016 Keynote Speakers

Conference Schedule (AT & EUMAS)






EUMAS Session 1. Grid & Simulation

Chair: Paulo Novais. Universidade do Minho
Resource Re-allocation for Data Inter-dependent Continuous Tasks in Grids. Valeriia Haberland, Simon Miles and Michael Luck
Self-Adaptive Distribution System State Estimation. Alexandre Perles, Guy Camilleri and Marie-Pierre Gleizes
Spatial real-time price competition in the dynamic spectrum access markets. Marcel Vološin, Juraj Gazda, Peter Drotár, Gabriel Bugár and Vladimír Gazda
Agent-based simulation for software development processes. Tobias Ahlbrecht, Juergen Dix, Niklas Fiekas, Jens Grabowski, Verena Herbold, Daniel Honsel, Stephan Waack and Marlon Welter
Scalable Multi-Agent Simulation based on MapReduce. Tobias Ahlbrecht, Juergen Dix and Niklas Fiekas
An Applicability of ABC Method to Inverse Simulation and Application to Triage Simulation. Atsushi Kobayashi, Koji Suginuma and Masakazu Furuichi


Chair: Juan Carlos Nieves. Umeå University
Coalition formation with logic-based agents. Gianluigi Greco and Antonella Guzzo
A proposal for situation-aware evacuation guidance based on semantic technologies. Holger Billhardt, Jürgen Dunkel, Alberto Fernandez, Marin Lujak, Ramon Hermoso and Sascha Ossowski
Boolean matrix approach for abstract argumentation. Fuan Pu, G.M Luo and Yucheng Chen
An argumentation framework for collective reasoning. Jordi Ganzer-Ripoll, Maite Lopez-Sanchez and Juan Antonio Rodriguez-Aguilar

Coffee Break


EUMAS Session 2. Coalitions, Teams & Groups

Chair: Juan Carlos Nieves. Umeå University
Efficient Multi-Criteria Coalition Formation using Hypergraphs (with Application to the V2G Problem). Filippos Christianos and Georgios Chalkiadakis
Forming Stable Coalitions in Large Systems with Self-Interested Agents. Pavel Janovsky and Scott Deloach
Decentralized Approach to Solve Group AHP with Agreements by Consensus. Miguel Rebollo, Alberto Palomares and Carlos Carrascosa
Heuristic Methods for Optimal Coalition Structure Generation. Amir Hussin and Shaheen Fatima
Increasing Use of Renewable Energy by Coalition Formation of Renewable Generators and Energy Stores. Pavel Janovsky and Scott Deloach
A concise review on multi-agent teams: contributions and research opportunities. Ewa Andrejczuk, Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar and Carles Sierra


Chair: Pablo Noriega. IIIA-CSIC
Software agents in retinal vessels classification. Pablo Chamoso, Sara Rodríguez, Fernando De La Prieta, Juan Francisco De Paz Santana, Javier Bajo Pérez, Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez, Henar Pérez Ramos and Luis García Ortiz
Using genetic algorithms for group activities in elderly communities. Juan José Hernández, Ângelo Costa, Juan M. Alberola, Elena Del Val, Paulo Novais and Vicente Julian
Using argumentation schemes for a persuasive cognitive assistant system. Ângelo Costa, Stella Heras, Javier Palanca, Jaume Jordán, Paulo Novais and Vicente Julian



EUMAS Session 3. Agent and MAS Models

Chair: Holger Billhardt. Univ. Rey Juan Carlos
Monitoring the Impact of Negative Events and Deciding about Emotion Regulation Strategies. Adnan Manzoor, Altaf Hussain Abro and Jan Treur
Using Automated Approximate Satisfaction in Parameter Search for Dynamic Agent Models. Jan Treur
Proposal of an Action Selection Strategy with Expected Failure Probability and its Evaluation in Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning. Kazuteru Miyazaki, Koudai Furukawa and Hiroaki Kobayashi
An MDE Approach for Modelling and Reasoning about Multi-agent Systems. Fazle Rabbi, Yngve Lamo and Lars Michael Kristensen
Paffin: Implementing an Integration of Agents and Workflows. Thomas Wagner, Dennis Schmitz and Daniel Moldt
A Modeling Language for Adaptive Normative Agents. Marx Viana, Paulo Alencar and Carlos Lucena
LightJason: A Lightwire BDI Framework inspired by Jason. Malte Aschermann, Philipp Kraus and Jörg P. Müller


Chair: Cristiano Castelfranchi. CNR Italy
Characterising polemical disputes. Christian Lemaitre and Pablo Noriega
Some theoretical results on the relationship between argumentation and coherence theory. Yannis Dimopoulos, Pavlos Moraitis and Carles Sierra
The argumentative mediator. Carles Sierra, Simeon Simoff and Ramon López de Màntaras

Coffee Break


Invited talk: Autonomy and Roles of Intelligent Social Agents in our Hybrid and Mixed World (EurAi Sponsored Keynote Speaker)

Prof. Dr. Cristiano Castelfranchi


Gala Dinner




Invited talk: The Effectiveness and Current State of the Pocket Negotiator

Prof. Dr. Catholijn M. Jonker


Coffee Break


EUMAS Session 4. Applications

Chair: Pablo Noriega. IIIA-CSIC
Experimental Evaluation of Agent-based Localization of Smart Appliances. Federico Bergenti and Stefania Monica
A Topological Categorization of Agents for the Definition of Attack States in Multi-Agent Systems. Katia Santacà, Matteo Cristani, Marco Rocchetto and Luca Viganò
Agents and Dementia - Smart Risk Assessment. Berndt Müller and Steve Williams
A Computational Model for Desire Regulation Applied to Food Desires. Altaf Hussain Abro and Jan Treur
Normative Industrial Symbiotic Networks: A Position Paper. Vahid Yazdanpanah, Devrim Yazan and Henk Zijm
Coordination Of Sensors Deployed On Airborne Platform: A Scheduling Approach. Ludovic Grivault, Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni and Raphaël Girard-Claudon
Novel Multi-agent protocols for Islamic banking commodity trading. Amer Alzaidi and Dimitar Kazakov
Exploring Feature-Level Duplications on Imbalanced Data Using Stochastic Diffusion Search. Haya Alhakbani and Mohammad Majid Al-Rifaie



EUMAS Session 5. Recommendations & Argumentation & Belief Merging

Chair: Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni. Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Propositional Belief Merging with T-conorms. Henrique Viana and Joao Alcantara
Sufficientarian Propositional Belief Merging. Henrique Viana and Joao Alcantara
Expansion and equivalence relations on argumentation frameworks based on logic programs. Juan Carlos Nieves
On a Formal Treatment of Deception in Argumentative Dialogues. Kazuko Takahashi and Shizuka Yokohama
Probabilistic Topic Modeling, Reinforcement Learning, and Crowdsourcing for Personalized Recommendations. Evangelos Tripolitakis and Georgios Chalkiadakis
Proactive-DIEL in Evolving Referral Networks. Ashiqur Khudabukhsh, Peter Jansen and Jaime Carbonell


Conference rates

Registration is open.

  Student Regular
Early registration
(ends October 30):
210 EUR 260 EUR
Late registration
(ends November 23):
250 EUR 290 EUR

There must be one registration for each paper accepted.

Your Ticket

The ticket includes:

  • Admission to all presentations (EUMAS 2016 and AT 2016)
  • Conference Bag
  • Admission for 1 person to the Conference Dinner (December, 15)
  • Lunches and Coffee Breaks

  • Information on Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations can be done by accessing the CFP Intranet. Please, contact if you have any question

  • Until 30 November 2016: full refund (handling fee will be charged).
  • Until 10 December: 50 % refund (handling fee will be charged).
  • After 10 December 2016: No refund will be given.

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    Location and Venue

    The conference site is the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia.


    The conference will be held at the Rectorado building (3A) at Universitat Politècnica de València. UPV is located in the north area of Valencia, on the outskirts of the city, near the beach, 2km away from the historical city center and close to the new and symbolic parts of the city, with young people and a lively nightlife. In the UPV campus there is a wide variety of services such as bars, restaurants, a travel agency, a pharmacy, shops, etc. The campus is well linked to the city, the beach and the airport by bus, tram, underground and highways.

    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

    Camino de Vera, s/n

    Valencia, Spain

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    Hotel Barceló 4* (CAC)

    Hotel Solvasa Valencia 4*

    Hotel Rey Don Jaime

    Hotel Silken

    Hotel Renasa

    Hotel Universidades

    Hotel Astoria

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    Hotel el Coso del mar

    Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei

    Residencia de Estudiantes Damiá Bonet

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