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Doctoral Consortium


Doctoral Consortium Program
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome (Matt and Mark)
9:15-10:15 Keynote talk: Maria Gini
10:15 - 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 - 12:00 Student presentations (oral):

Joris Scharpff, Dynamic Contracting in Infrastructures

Jie Jiang, OperA+: a Model for Context-aware Organizational Interactions in Virtual Organizations

Loïs Vanhée., Artificial Culture in Artificial Societies

Katie Genter. Ad Hoc Teamwork for Leading a Flock
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00- 14:00 Career panel: Mark Boddy (Adventium Labs); Catholijn Jonker (Delft University of Technology); Hala Mostafa (BBN Technologies)
14:00-15:30 Student presentations (oral):

Ofra Amir,  Information Sharing for Care Coordination

Ramya Pradhan, Influence of inter-agent variation on system redundancy in multiagent systems

Yuan Liu, Towards the Design of a Robust Incentive Mechanism for E-Marketplaces with Limited Inventory

Stefano Albrecht. Ad Hoc Coordination in Multiagent Systems with Applications to Human-Machine Interaction
15:30-16:30 Poster presentations (combined with coffee break)

Mohammad Hasan. Emergence of Privacy Conventions in Online Social Networks

Hongying Du. The Effects of Human Personality on Human-Agent Interactions

Nidhi Parikh. Towards “Live” Synthetic Populations for Large-scale Realistic Multiagent Simulations

Elzabeth Jensen. Dispersion and Exploration for Robot Teams

Mitchell Colby. Theory and Power Plant Applications of Difference Evaluation Functions

Christine Talbot. Creating an Artificially Intelligent Director (AID) for Theatre and Virtual Environments

Adam Eck. Active Sensing in Complex Multiagent Environments

Landon Kraemer. Reinforcement Learning for Decentralized Planning Under Uncertainty

Yang Zhang, Li Zhang and Hossain Alamgir. Multimodal Intelligent Affect Detection with Kinect

Pouyan Ziafati. Programming Autonomous Robots Using Agent Programming Languages

James Parker. Task allocation for multi-agent systems in dynamic environments

Toni Penya-Alba. From Supply Chain Formation to Multi-agent Coordination

Cristina Battaglino. Agents with moral dimension

Marco Rocco. Computationally efficient techniques for economic mechanisms

Branislav Bosansky. Solving Extensive-form Games with Double-oracle Approach

Tim Baarslag. Designing an Automated Negotiator: Learning What to Bid and When to Stop

Samy Sá. Deliberation About Preferences and Group Decisions
16:30-17:30 Discussions in subgroups led by experienced researchers
17:30-18:00 Closing

Accepted Doctoral Consortium submissions


  1. Ad Hoc Coordination in Multiagent Systems with Applications to Human-Machine Interaction Stefano Albrecht
  2. Information Sharing for Care Coordination Ofra Amir
  3. Designing an Automated Negotiator: Learning What to Bid and When to Stop (Extended Abstract) Tim Baarslag
  4. Agents with moral dimension Cristina Battaglino
  5. Solving Extensive-form Games with Double-oracle Approach Branislav Bosansky
  6. Theory and Power Plant Applications of Difference Evaluation Functions Mitchell Colby
  7. The Effects of Human Personality on Human-Agent Interactions Hongying Du
  8. Active Sensing in Complex Multiagent Environments Adam Eck
  9. Ad Hoc Teamwork for Leading a Flock Katie Genter
  10. Emergence of Privacy Conventions in Online Social Networks Mohammad Hasan
  11. OperA+: a Model for Context-aware Organizational Interactions in Virtual Organizations Jie Jiang
  12. Dispersion and Exploration for Robot Teams Elizabeth Jensen
  13. Reinforcement Learning for Decentralized Planning Under Uncertainty Landon Kraemer
  14. Towards the Design of a Robust Incentive Mechanism for E-Marketplaces with Limited Inventory Yuan Liu
  15. Towards “Live” Synthetic Populations for Large-scale Realistic Multiagent Simulations Nidhi Parikh
  16. Task allocation for multi-agent systems in dynamic environments James Parker
  17. Influence of inter-agent variation on system redundancy in multiagent systems Ramya Pradhan
  18. From Supply Chain Formation to Multi-agent Coordination Toni Penya-Alba
  19. Computationally efficient techniques for economic mechanisms Marco Rocco
  20. Deliberation About Preferences and Group Decisions Samy Sá
  21. Dynamic Contracting in Infrastructures Joris Scharpff
  22. Creating an Artificially Intelligent Director (AID) for Theatre and Virtual Environments Christine Talbot
  23. Artificial Culture in Artificial Societies Loïs Vanhée
  24. Multimodal Intelligent Affect Detection with Kinect, Extended abstract Yang Zhang, Li Zhang and Hossain Alamgir
  25. Programming Autonomous Robots Using Agent Programming Languages Pouyan Ziafati

Goals of Doctoral Consortium

Building upon the success of previous years, AAMAS 2013 will again include a doctoral mentoring consortium, intended for PhD students in advanced stages of their research. This program will provide an opportunity for students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields, to receive feedback on their work and to get advice on managing their careers.

Specifically, the goals of the program are:

  • To match each student with an establish researcher in the community (who will act as a mentor). The mentor will interact closely with the student, will provide feedback on research, help form new contacts, etc.
  • To allow students an opportunity to present their work to a friendly audience of other students as well as mentors.
  • To provide students with insights, contact and opportunities for their future career.
  • To foster interactions with mentors and other mentees, one day prior to the main conference.
  • To present a dedicated career panel session covering the major career paths including experienced researchers ranging from academics to industry.

Applications

In order to participate in the doctoral consortium, students are requested to submit a two page abstract in the AAMAS formatting style describing their research. Abstracts of accepted applications will be published in the official AAMAS proceedings. In addition, students are requested to submit a separate document (maximum two pages) describing the following information:

  1. Sex
  2. Country of study
  3. Area of study (1-3 keywords)
  4. Expected time until graduation
  5. Preference of poster or oral presentation at the consortium
  6. A brief CV

These documents should be submitted electronically via Easychair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aamas2013dc . In this
submission system, please submit your two-page abstract under "Paper"
and the document containing the additional information under "Attachment".


Important dates

Submissions due: February 11
Acceptance Notification: March 1
Camera ready copies due: March 12
Date of consortium: May 6