By Michael Wooldridge, Paul E. Dunne (auth.), Cristiano Castelfranchi, Yves Lespérance (eds.)

Intelligent brokers are probably the most very important advancements in laptop technology of the earlier decade. brokers are of curiosity in lots of vital program components, starting from human-computer interplay to commercial strategy keep watch over. The ATAL workshop sequence goals to assemble researchers drawn to the core/micro points of agent know-how. Speci?cally, ATAL addresses matters comparable to theories of supplier, software program architectures for clever brokers, methodologies and programming languages for r- lizing brokers, and software program instruments for utilizing and comparing agent platforms. one of many strengthsoftheATALworkshopseriesisitsemphasisonthesynergiesbetweentheories, languages, architectures, infrastructures, methodologies, and formal equipment. This 12 months s workshop endured the ATAL development of attracting a number of top of the range submissions. in additional element, seventy one papers have been submitted to the ATAL 2000 workshop, from 21 international locations. After stringent reviewing, 22 papers have been approved for booklet and seem in those lawsuits. As with past workshops within the sequence, we selected to stress what we understand asimportantnewthemesinagentresearch. Thisyear sthemeswerebothassociatedwith the truth that the know-how of clever brokers and multi-agent platforms is commencing to migrate from learn labs to software program engineering facilities. As brokers are deployed in purposes equivalent to digital trade, and begin to take over tasks for his or her human clients, concepts for controlling their autonomy develop into an important. to boot, the provision of instruments that facilitate the layout and implementation of agent platforms turns into a huge consider how swiftly the know-how will in achieving common use.

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We call X the set of current explanations. X can be changed by applying three basic operations: abductive expansion, abductive contraction, and abductive revision. Abductive Expansion. Abductive Expansion, denoted by +, is applied when X must be extended to make possible to derive the observation φ in a context α: X+α:φ=X∪A where A is an ABE of α : φ under the domain theory Σ ∪ X. Expansion does not specify how A is chosen among the set of minimal explanations. This choice might be based on a partial order on ABEs.

Our work is based upon the use of multi-context systems for which we have extended the notion of casual theories, abduction and revision. The definition of an efficient and implementable algorithm that computes the set of all abductive explanations for an observation will be the object of our future work. References 1. C. M. Dung. Knowledge revision, abduction and database updates. Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics, 5(1):51–76, 1995. 2. M. Benerecetti, F. Giunchiglia, and L. Serafini. Model Checking Multiagent Systems.

Inspiration for the causal relationship has been taken from the classical “Speech Acts Theory”, namely we have adopted the plan-based vision of speech acts in representing them as STRIPS-like operators. We have investigated how it is possible to use both the preconditions and the effects of the speech act in order to update the addressee’s image of the speaker’s belief and intentions. Our work is based upon the use of multi-context systems for which we have extended the notion of casual theories, abduction and revision.

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