Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems
Fifth International Workshop, ArgMAS 2008, Estoril, Portugal, May 12, 2008. Revised Selected and Invited Papers
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During the last decade Argumentation has been gaining importance
Intelligence especially in multi agent systems. Argumentation is a
powerful mechanism for modelling the internal reasoning of an agent.
It also provides tools for analysing, designing and
implementing sophisticated forms of interaction among rational agents,
thus making important contributions to the theory and practice of
Application domains include: nonmonotonic reasoning, legal disputes,
business negotiation, labor disputes, team formation, scientific
inquiry, deliberative democracy, ontology reconciliation, risk
analysis, scheduling, and logistics.
This volume presents the latest developments in this area at the interface of
argumentation theory and multi agent systems. The 10 revised full
together with 3 invited papers from the AAMAS 2008 conference were carefully
reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in
topical sections on argument-based reasoning, argumentation and
dialogue, as well as
strategic and pragmatic issues.