MATES 2017

15th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies

in conjunction with
2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2017)

August 23 - 26, 2017
Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

Conference Program

The MATES 2017 conference program will comprise various regular paper sessions, invited keynote talks, a PhD mentoring program including a special panel discussion, as well as social events.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

08:00-17:00 Registration
09:00-12:00 Doctoral Mentoring
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
12:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 Doctoral Mentoring (individual discussions)
15:30-17:00 Panel Discussion on Reproducibility: A Problem for AI Research? (Panelists: Paolo Petta, Jan Ole Berndt, TBA)
18:00-21:00 Pre-Conference Reception

Thursday, August 24, 2017

08:00-17:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Inauguration
09:30-10:30 Keynote 1 (Amith Sheth)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Keynote 2 (Christine Preisach)
12:00-13:00 Keynote 3 (Cristiano Castelfranchi)
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:00 Paper Session 1: Knowledge Representation & Learning (Chair: Matthias Klusch)

Lixin Tao Extending OWL with Custom Relations for Knowledge-Driven Intelligent Agents
Thomas Gabel, Alaa Tharwat and Eicke Godehardt Eavesdropping Opponent Agent Communication Using Deep Learning
Theocharis Kravaris, George Vouros, Christos Spatharis, Konstantinos Blekas, Georgios Chalkiadakis and Jose Manuel Cordero Garcia Learning Policies for Resolving Demand-Capacity Imbalances during Pre-tactical Air Traffic Management

16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 City Walk
18:00-22:00 Welcome Reception

Friday, August 25, 2017

08:00-17:00 Registration
09:00-10:30 Paper Session 2: Modeling & Analysis of Personalities, Motivations, Opinions (Chair: Paolo Petta)

Sebastian Ahrndt and Sahin Albayrak Learning about Human Personalities
Stephanie C. Rodermund, Fabian Lorig, Jan Ole Berndt and Ingo J. Timm An Agent Architecture for Simulating Communication Dynamics in Social Media
Stefania Monica and Federico Bergenti Two Analytic Models of Compromise in Multi-Agent Systems

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Keynote 4 (Raj Reddy)
12:00-13:00 Keynote 5 (Frank Leymann)
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:00 Paper Session 3: Agent-based Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 & Distributed Scheduling (Chair: Jan Ole Berndt)

Arndt Lüder, Jacek Zawisza and Alexander Becker Advancing the Performance of Complex Manufacturing Systems Through Agent-based Production Control
Frank Nedwed, Ingo Zinnikus, Maxat Nukhayev, Matthias Klusch and Luca Mazzola shopST: Flexible Job-Shop Scheduling with Agent-Based Simulated Trading
Georg Weichhart and Alexander Hämmerle Lagrangian Relaxation realised in the NgMPPS Multi Actor Architecture

16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 Paper Session 4: Demo Session (Chair: René Schumann)

Georg Weichhart and Alexander Hämmerle Agent-Based Flexible Job Shop Scheduling. Demonstration of the NgMPPS Approach

18:00-22:00 Conference Gala

Saturday, August 26, 2017

08:00-17:00 Registration
09:00-10:30 Paper Session 5: Agent Teamwork, Collaboration & Grouping Behavior (Chair: Rainer Unland)

Masoud Barati and Richard St-Denis Team Formation through Preference-Based Behavior Composition
Oudom Kem, Balbo Flavien and Antoine Zimmermann Collaborative Search for Multi-goal Pathfinding in Ubiquitous Environments
Joshua Brown and Terry Bossomaier Flock Stability in the Vicsek Model

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Keynote 6 (Matthias Klusch)
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Paper Session 6: Agent Deliberation, Learning & Decision-Making (Chair: Alexander Pokahr)

Wulfrano-Arturo Luna-Ramírez and Maria Fasli Plan Acquisition in a BDI Agent Framework Through Intentional Learning
João Guilherme Faccin, Ingrid Nunes and Ana Bazzan Understanding the Behaviour of Learning-based BDI Agents in the Braess' Paradox
Sajad Ghorbani, R. Rahmani and Rainer Unland Multi-Agent Autonomous Decision Making in Smart Micro-grids' Energy Management: A Decentralized Approach

15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Paper Session 7: Applications of Multiagent Technology (Chair: Georg Weichhart)

Stefania Monica and Federico Bergenti Indoor Localization of JADE Agents without a Dedicated Infrastructure
Zohreh Akbari and Rainer Unland A Holonic Multi-Agent System Approach to Differential Diagnosis

16:30-17:00 Conference Closing