Call for Participation

Second International Workshop on
Regulated Agent-Based Social Systems:
Theories and Applications (RASTA'03)

Workshop date: 23 June, 2003

in connection with ICAIL 2003
the Ninth International Conference on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and LAW
24 - 28 June, 2003 Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

organised by
Institute of Science and Technology of Cognition - CNR, Italy,
AI Lab of the Department of Computer Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin, and
"Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science" Group, University of Hamburg

RASTA'03 Programme

To register just send an email to until 19.06.03

There are no obligatory registration fees. However, you can pay a small amount for the provided facilities during the workshop;-)

Workshop date: June 23, 2003
Time: 9:00 -- 18:00
Location: UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH Building Name: Old College (North West Corner), Street Address: South Bridge

The Lorimer Room (G.178)

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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 and those who want to use multi-agent-systems to simulate social systems.

The workshop will take place before the Ninth International Conference on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and LAW 24 - 28 June, 2003 Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
The Workshop date will be 23 June, 2003

For further information about RASTA'03 contact the programme committee by email at
or have a look at the
RASTA'03 homepage at

Organizing Board
Gabriela Lindemann Humboldt University Berlin,Germany
Daniel Moldt University of Hamburg, Germany
Mario Paolucci National Research Council,Rome, Italy


Some "historical" links:

RASTA'03 Call for papers of the workshop

Last modified: 12.06.2003 Daniel Moldt