Call: 19th International Workshop on Trust in Agent Societies (Co-located with AAMAS 2017)

Call for Papers

19th International Workshop on Trust in Agent Societies

Co-located with AAMAS 2017 (
May 8-12, 2017, Sao Paulo – Brazil

Submission deadline: February 7, 2017

Trust is important in many kinds of interactions, including direct or computer- mediated human interaction, human-computer interaction and among social agents; it characterizes those elements that are essential in social reliability. It also informs the selection of partners for successful multiagent coordination (for example, in robotics applications). Trust is more than communication that is robust against repudiation or interference. The reliability of information about the status of a trade partner, for example, is only partly dependent on secure communication.

With the growing prevalance of social interaction through electronic means, trust, reputation, privacy and identity become more and more important. Trust is not just a simple, monolithic concept; it is multi-faceted, operating at many levels of interaction, and playing many roles. Another growing trend is the use of reputation mechanisms, and in particular the interesting link between trust and reputation. Many computational and theoretical models and approaches to reputation have been developed in recent years (for ecommerce, social networks, blogs, etc.). Further, identity and associated trustworthiness must be ascertained for reliable interactions and transactions. Trust is foundational for the notion of agency and for its defining relation of acting “on behalf of”. It is also critical for modeling and supporting groups and teams, for both organization and coordination, with the related trade-off between individual utility and collective interest. The electronic medium seems to weaken the usual bonds of social control and the disposition to cheat grows stronger: this is yet another context where trust modeling is critical.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers (ideally from different disciplines) who can contribute to a better understanding of trust and reputation in agent societies. We welcome submissions of high-quality research addressing issues that are clearly relevant to trust, deception, privacy, reputation, security and control in agent-based systems, from theoretical, applied and interdisciplinary perspectives. Submitted contributions should be original and not submitted elsewhere. Papers accepted for presentation must be relevant to the workshop, and to demonstrate clear exposition, offering new ideas in suitable depth and detail.

The scope of the workshop includes (but is not limited to):

  • Trust and risk-aware decision making
  • Game-theoretic models of trust
  • Deception and fraud, and its detection and prevention
  • Intrusion resilience in trusted computing
  • Reputation mechanisms
  • Trust in the socio-technical system
  • Trust in partners and in authorities
  • Trust during coordination and negotiation of agents
  • Privacy and access control in multi-agent systems
  • Detecting and preventing collusion
  • Trust in human-agent interaction
  • Trust and information provenance
  • Trust and identity
  • Trust within organizations
  • Trust, security and privacy in social networks
  • Trustworthy infrastructure and services
  • Trust modeling for real-world applications

Important Dates (Firm Deadlines)

  • Submission deadline: February 7, 2017
  • Notification: March 2, 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline: March 17, 2017

Organising Committee

  • Jie Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Murat Sensoy, Ozyegin University, Turkey
  • Rino Falcone, ISTC-CNR, Roma, Italy

Steering Committee

  • Rino Falcone, ISTC-CNR, Roma, Italy (Chair)
  • Robin Cohen, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Timothy Norman, University of Southampton, UK
  • Munindar Singh, North Carolina State University, USA (Emeritus)
  • Suzanne Barber, University of Texas, USA (Emeritus)

Programme Committee

  • Athirai A. Irissappane, University of Washington, USA
  • Cristiano Castelfranchi, ISTC-CNR, Roma, Italy
  • Robin Cohen, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Robert Demolombe, IRIT, Toulouse, France
  • Hui Fang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China
  • Sheikh Mahbub Habib, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Rafael H. Bordini, PUCRS, Brazil
  • Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Emiliano Lorini, IRIT, Toulouse, France
  • Stephen Marsh, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • Tim Muller, University of Oxford, UK
  • Zeinab Noorian, Ryerson  University, Canada
  • Timothy Norman, University of Southampton, UK
  • Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, UK o Jordi Sabater-Mir, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Sandip Sen, University of Tulsa, USA
  • Gerardo Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur and CONICET, Argentina
  • Munindar Singh, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Thomas Tran, University of Ottowa, Canada
  • Laurent Vercouter, LITIS lab, INSA de Rouen, France
  • Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Submission and Publication

Authors should submit original papers (maximum length 12 single-columned pages) in PDF through the Easychair system:

Formal proceedings of the workshop will be published through is a green open-access publisher. Authors of papers published in the proceedings retain copyright of their material. To enable us to produce this publication, authors are expected to use the LaTeX template provided on the workshop website:

The most “visionary paper” will be published by Springer in a book under the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) – Hot Topics series. The book will be a compilation of the most visionary papers of the AAMAS-2017 Workshops, where one paper will be selected from each AAMAS-2017 workshop. Additionally, the “best paper” will be published by Springer in a book under the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. The book will be a compilation of the best papers of the AAMAS-2017 Workshops, where one paper will be selected from each AAMAS-2017 workshop. Authors of the selected most visionary paper and the best paper are expected to provide their latex files promptly upon request.

We also plan to invite some of the best papers from our workshop to be extended for a special issue in Journal of Trust Management (

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