GAME THEORETIC AND DECISION THEORETIC AGENTS
This workshop is a continuation of the tradition of prior
successful GTDT symposia and workshops in 1999-2002.
Over the last few years game and decision theories have proved to
be powerful tools with which to design autonomous agents, and to
understand interactions in systems composed of many such agents.
Decision theory has been adopted as a paradigm for designing agents
that can handle the uncertainty of any moderately complex environment,
and act rationally to achieve their goals. Game theory, building on
the assumption that agents are rational and self-interested, has been
employed in the design of mechanisms and protocols for interaction,
coordination, communication, negotiation, coalition formation, fair
voting techniques, market-based resource management systems, and
industrial-scale information economies. Further, interesting recent
results have been reported on the issue of mechanism and protocol
design for bounded rational agents.
As a result, there is be much to be gained from bringing together
researchers interested in game theory and decision theory to present
recent work on the applications of these techniques in the
construction of agents and agent systems, and to discuss the
cross-over between these fields.
Extended deadline: Submissions are due on March 28, 2003.
Please submit the paper electronically (at most 15 pages standard
LaTeX article style) electronically in postscript (preferred) or pdf,
to Simon Parsons at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their papers on April
Topics of Interest:
We solicit papers dealing with, but not limited to, the following
Descriptions of deployed systems are welcome. We are also interested
in the use of non-standard variants of decision theory (including
qualitative and logical approaches), and in approaches that combine
decision and game theories.
Co-Chair: Simon Parsons, CIS Department of Computer Science,
Brooklyn College, City University of New York,
2900 Bedford Avenue, 11210 Brooklyn, NY.
Co-chair: Piotr Gmytrasiewicz, CS Department
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, 60607-7053 IL