The pervasiveness of open systems raises a range of challenges and opportunities for research and technological development in the area of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. Open systems comprise loosely coupled entities interacting within a social space. These entities join the social space in order to achieve some goals that are unattainable by agents in isolation. However, when those entities are autonomous, they might misbehave and, furthermore ---in open systems ---one may not know what entities will be active beforehand, when they may become active or when these entities may leave the system. The quid in the design and construction of open systems is to devise mechanisms that foster interactions that are conducive to achieve individual or collective goals.
Coordination, organizations, institutions and norms are four key governance elements, and the COIN workshops constitute a space for debate and exploration of these four elements for the design and use of open systems.
February 11 Paper submission DEADLINE
March 10 Decision
March 19 Camera ready
May 4 or 5 Workshop
Murat Sensoy (murat.sensoy @ ozyegin . edu.tr)
Pablo Noriega (pablo @ iiia.csic . es)