© 2013

Agreement Technologies

  • Sascha Ossowski


  • The first major work in the field of Agreement Technologies

  • Contributions by significant authors in the field

  • Contents presented at the most important specialized Conferences in Autonomous Agents,

  • Multi-Agents Systems, Negotiation and AI & Law


Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Foundations

  3. Semantics in Agreement Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-55
    2. Antoine Zimmermann
      Pages 69-82
    3. Cássia Trojahn, George Vouros
      Pages 83-113
    4. Nicoletta Fornara, Gordan Ježić, Mario Kušek, Ignac Lovrek, Vedran Podobnik, Krunoslav Tržec
      Pages 115-136
    5. Zijie Cong, Alberto Fernández
      Pages 137-148
    6. Michał Drozdowicz, Maria Ganzha, Katarzyna Wasielewska, Marcin Paprzycki, Paweł Szmeja
      Pages 149-168
  4. Norms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-170
    2. Jan Broersen, Dov Gabbay, Andreas Herzig, Emiliano Lorini, John-Jules Meyer, Xavier Parent et al.
      Pages 171-179
    3. Giulia Andrighetto, Stephen Cranefield, Rosaria Conte, Martin Purvis, Maryam Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu et al.
      Pages 181-189
    4. Davide Grossi, Luca Tummolini, Paolo Turrini
      Pages 191-197
    5. Giovanni Sartor, Antonino Rotolo
      Pages 199-207
    6. Michael Luck, Samhar Mahmoud, Felipe Meneguzzi, Martin Kollingbaum, Timothy J. Norman, Natalia Criado et al.
      Pages 209-220
    7. Rino Falcone, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Henrique Lopes Cardoso, Andrew Jones, Eugénio Oliveira
      Pages 221-231
    8. Nir Oren, Antonino Rotolo, Leendert van der Torre, Serena Villata
      Pages 233-249

About this book


More and more transactions, whether in business or related to leisure activities, are mediated automatically by computers and computer networks, and this trend is having a significant impact on the conception and design of new computer applications. The next generation of these applications will be based on software agents to which increasingly complex tasks can be delegated, and which interact with each other in sophisticated ways so as to forge agreements in the interest of their human users. The wide variety of technologies supporting this vision is the subject of this volume. It summarises the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action project on Agreement Technologies (AT), during which approximately 200 researchers from 25 European countries, along with eight institutions from non-COST countries, cooperated as part of a number of working groups. The book is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of Agreement Technologies, written and coordinated by the leading researchers in the field. The results set out here are due for wide dissemination beyond the computing sector, involving law and social science as well.


AI & Law Adaptive Agent Organisations Agreement Between Computational Agents Agreement Technologies Agreement in Science and Engineering Argumentation Informing Human Reasoning Argumentation Informing Machine Reasoning Argumentation and Negotiation Argumentation for Applications Belief Revision COST Action IC0801 on AT Computer Systems in Which Autonomous Software Agents Defeasable Logics Distributed Description Logics Distributed First Order Logics Distributed Systems of AT E-Connections Integrated Distributed Description Intelligent Computing Logical Formalisms Logics Merging of ABM and MAS Multiagent Systems Normative Agents Norms and Agent-Based Simulation Norms and Organization Norms and Trust Norms in Game Theory Organisation-Aware Agents Organisations and Agreement Technologies Package-Based Description Logics Paraconsistent Logics Reconciling Heterogeneous Knowledge with Ontology Matching Semantic Technologies Semantic Web Standards in MAS Agreement Technologies Semantics and Dynamics of Organizational Models Semantics in Agreement Technologies Tools for Agent Organisations Transactions Mediated by Computers and Computer Networks Trust & Reputation

Editors and affiliations

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About the editors

Sascha Ossowski is a Full Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies (CETINIA) at University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Formerly, he was an HCM/TMR research fellow at the AI Department of Technical University of Madrid. He obtained his MSc degree in Informatics from the University of Oldenburg (Germany) in 1993, and received a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from UPM in 1997. Prof. Ossowski is holding several research grants in the field of advanced software systems, funded by the European Commission and the Spanish Government. He has authored more than 150 research papers, focusing on the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to real world problems such as transportation management, m-Health, or e-Commerce. Recently, he has been particularly active in the field of Multiagent Systems and the Semantic Web. He is co-editor of more than 20 books, proceedings, and special issues of international journals. He is chair of the COST Action on Agreement Technologies, chairs the Board of Directors of the European Association for Multiagent Systems (EURAMAS), and is a member of the steering committee of the ACM Annual Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC). He also serves as a member of the editorial board for several international journals, and acts as programme committee member for numerous international conferences and workshops.

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