Call: Second International Workshop on Multiagent Foundations of Social Computing

Second International Workshop on Multiagent Foundations of Social Computing
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/chopraak/mfsc-2015/index.html

Co-located with AAMAS 2015 (http://www.aamas2015.com/)
4-8 May, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

Social computing broadly refers to computing-supported approaches that facilitate interactions among people and organizations. Social computing has emerged as an exciting multidisciplinary area of research, driven by the wealth of easily available information and the success of online social networks and social media. Social computing applications are characterized by high interactivity among users, user-generated content, and in cases such as Wikipedia, more open governance structures.

Much of the recent excitement in social computing is driven by data analytics and business models. The aim of this workshop is to promote a deeper conceptual understanding of social computing — e.g., relating to its conceptual bases, information and abstractions, design principles, and platforms. We invite original thought-provoking papers that take an explicitly multiagent approach in addressing these gaps. We encourage well-argued position papers and vision papers. We also invite papers that present novel multiagent abstractions, methodologies, architecture, and techniques for social computing.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Governance
  • Security and privacy
  • Models of social interaction
  • Social expectations and norms
  • Accountability
  • Social middleware
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Collective intelligence
  • Social intelligence
  • Human computation
  • Information models and data analytics
  • Provenance
  • Social sensing
  • Applications such as healthcare and smart cities
  • Participatory decision-making
  • Argumentation
  • Organizations
  • Teamwork

TUTORIAL

Presenter: Dr. Alexander Artikis, NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece
Title: Real-time reasoning in multi-agent systems

The tutorial will introduce complex event recognition techniques and apply them to real-time reasoning about contracts and commitments in very large MAS.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Paper submission: February 10, 2014
  • Decision notification: March 10, 2014
  • Camera-ready submission: March 19, 2014

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Amit K. Chopra, Lancaster University
a.chopra1@lancaster.ac.uk

Harko Verhagen, Stockholm University
verhagen@dsv.su.se

Didac Busquets, Imperial College London
didac.busquets@imperial.ac.uk

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Authors should submit papers in PDF format through Easychair (http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mfsc15). The papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style and should be no more than 12 pages in length.

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by three program committee members. Details about the committee will become available shortly. No formal proceedings are planned. Our motivation behind this is to make this workshop primarily a forum for discussion.

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