International Workshop on
Regulated Agent-Based Social Systems:
Theories and Applications (RASTA'02)

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as part of AAMAS 2002

organised by
Institute of Science and Technology of Cognition - CNR, Italy,
MIT Sloan School of Management, USA,
Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, USA,
University of Washington, USA,
AI Lab of the Department of Computer Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin, and
"Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science" Group, University of Hamburg

Agent Technology is the latest paradigm of software engineering methodology. The development of autonomous, mobile, and intelligent agents brings new challenges to the field. Agent technologies and multi-agent-systems are one of the most vibrant and active research areas of computer science. At the same time commercial applications of agents are gaining attention. The construction of artificial (agent) societies leads to questions that already have been asked for human societies. Computer Scientists have adopted terms like emerging behavior, self-organization, and evolutionary theory in an intuitive manner. Multi-agent-system researchers have started to develop agents with "social" abilities and complex "social" systems. However, most of these systems lack the foundation of the social sciences. It is the intention to bring together researchers from computer science as well as the social sciences who see their common interest in social theories for the construction of multi-agent-systems.

The workshop took place during the First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems ( AAMAS 2002 ) in Bologna, Italy July 16, 2002.

Gabriela Lindemann Humboldt University Berlin,Germany
Daniel Moldt University of Hamburg, Germany
Mario Paolucci National Research Council,Rome, Italy
Bin Yu North Carolina State University, USA

Some "historical" links:

RASTA'02 Programme

RASTA'02 Call for papers of the workshop

RASTA'02 Call for book chapters

Last modified: 22.05.2003 Daniel Moldt