GTDT 2003





2nd Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

(AAMAS '03)

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.

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Submission information:

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: Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their papers on April 19.

Topics of Interest:

We solicit papers dealing with, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Developments in decision theory or game theory applicable to agent-based systems;
  • Descriptions of agent systems employing game theory or decision theory;
  • Empirical evaluations of agent systems employing game theory or decision theory;
  • Position statements about the use of game theory or decision theory in agent systems.
  • 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


  • Cristina Biccheri (Carnegie Mellon University),
  • Michael Bowling (Carnegie Mellon University),
  • Amy Greenwald (Brown University),
  • Jeff Kephart (IBM Institute for Advanced Research),
  • Sarit Kraus (Bar-Ilan University),
  • Peter McBurney (University of Liverpool),
  • Rohit Parikh (City University of New York),
  • Mark Pauly (University of Liverpool),
  • David Pynadath (University of Southern California),
  • Richard E. Stearns (University of Albany),
  • Wynn Stirling (Brigham Young University),
  • Leon van der Torre (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam),
  • Russell Vane (Litton PRC),
  • Michael Wooldridge (University of Liverpool),
  • Shlomo Zilberstein (University of Massachusetts),