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COIN@AAMAS 2016 : Workshop on Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems @ AAMAS2016


When May 9, 2016 - May 9, 2016
Where Singapore
Submission Deadline Feb 12, 2016
Notification Due Mar 7, 2016
Final Version Due Mar 10, 2016
Categories    multi-agent systems   coordination   NORMS   institutions

Call For Papers


Workshop on Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems (COIN@AAMAS2016)

A workshop co-located with the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016)

May 9, 2016, in Singapore


The pervasiveness of open systems raises a range of challenges and opportunities for research and technological development in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent 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 challenge in the design and construction of open systems is to devise mechanisms that foster interactions that are conducive to achieving 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.

We seek to attract high-quality papers and an active audience to debate mathematical, logical, computational, methodological, implementational, philosophical and pragmatic issues related to the four aspects of COIN.

In particular we seek to attract:

* papers that present formal treatment of topics,
* papers that present interdisciplinary treatment of topics,
* papers that provide experimental support to claims,
* papers that discuss tools, prototypes and actual working systems,
* papers that propose novel and challenging positions,
* papers that report on the experience of deployment and application of regulated open MAS, and
* papers concerned with modelling, animation and simulation techniques for these types of multi-agent systems.

Of particular interest for the workshop are those papers that articulate a challenging or innovative view.

COIN is ranked B on the CORE Conference Ranking list:


February 12, 2016: Extended deadline for paper submissions
March 7, 2016: Paper notifications sent
March 10, 2016: Camera-ready copy due
May 9 or 10, 2016: Date of workshop


For preparation of papers please follow the instructions for authors available at the Springer LNCS Web page. The length of each paper including figures and references may not exceed 16 pages. All papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF format.

For submission of papers, please use the EasyChair site at

Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the workshop to present the work.


Preliminary proceedings will be available before the conference. They will also be distributed to AAMAS 2016 registrants in electronic form.

As with previous COIN workshops, we will have an LNCS postproceedings. Authors will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their paper for consideration for a Springer LNCS volume combining the postproceedings of this workshop with those for a second COIN workshop to be held later in 2016.

Revised papers must take into account the discussion held during the workshop; hence, only papers that are presented during the workshop will be considered for inclusion in the post-proceedings volume.


Mohsen Afsharchi (University of Zanjan, IR)
Huib Aldewereld (Delft University of Technology, NL)
Estefania Argente (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, ES)
Alexander Artikis (National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos", GR)
Tina Balke (University of Surrey, UK)
Assoc Prof Guido Boella (University of Torino, IT)
Patrice Caire (University of Luxembourg, LU)
Cristiano Castelfranchi (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, IT)
Rob Christiaanse (TU Delft, NL)
Luciano Coutinho (Universidade Federal do Maranhão )
Natalia Criado (Liverpool John Moores University)
Mehdi Dastani (Utrecht University, NL)
Geeth de Mel (IBM TJ Watson, US)
Frank Dignum (Utrecht University, NL)
Virginia Dignum (Utrecht University, NL)
Nicoletta Fornara (Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, CH)
Amineh Ghorbani (Delft University of Technology, NL)
Aditya Ghose (University of Wollongong, AU)
Chris Haynes (King's College London, UK)
Ozgur Kafali (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Anup Kalia (North Carolina State University, US)
Martin Kollingbaum (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Christian Lemaitre (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, MX)
Henrique Lopes Cardoso (University of Porto, PT)
Maite Lopez Sanchez (University of Barcelona, ES)
Emiliano Lorini (IRIT-CNRS, FR)
Eric Matson (Purdue University)
Felipe Meneguzzi (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, BR)
John-Jules Meyer (Utrecht University, NL)
Daniel Moldt (University of Hamburg, DE)
Pablo Noriega (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, ES)
Andrea Omicini (Universita di Bologna, IT)
Nir Oren (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Sascha Ossowski (University Rey Juan Carlos, ES)
Julian Padget (University of Bath, UK)
Simon Parsons (King's College London, UK)
Alessandro Ricci (University of Bologna, IT)
Juan-Antonio Rodriguez-Aguilar (IIIA-CSIC, ES)
Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu (University of Otago, NZ)
Murat Sensoy (Ozyegin University)
Christophe Sibertin-Blanc (University of Toulouse, FR)
Viviane Silva (IBM Research)
Liz Sonenberg (University of Melbourne, AU)
Luca Tummolini (ISTC-CNR)
Wamberto Vasconcelos (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Harko Verhagen (Stockholm University, SE)
George Vouros (University of Piraeus)
Leendert van der Torre (U. Luxembourg, LU)


Huib Aldewereld (Delft University of Technology, NL)
Frank Dignum (Utrecht University, NL)
Pablo Noriega (Utrecht University, NL)
Viviane Torres da Silva (IBM Research, BR)
Olivier Boissier (École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, FR)
Virginia Dignum (Utrecht University, NL)
Julian Padget (University of Bath, UK)
Wamberto Vasconcelos (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Tina Balke (University of Surrey, UK)
Nicoletta Fornara (Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, CH)
Birna van Riemsdijk (Delft University of Technology, NL)
Javier Vazquez-Salceda (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ES)
Stephen Cranefield (University of Otago, NZ)
Eric Matson (Purdue University, US)
Jaime Sichman (Universidade de São Paulo, BR)
Marina de Vos (University of Bath, UK)
George Vouros (University of Piraeus, GR)


Samhar Mahmoud (King's College London, United Kingdom)

Stephen Cranefield (University of Otago, New Zealand)

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