ICAIL-2001 Workshop on
Regulated Electronic Societies
Saint Louis, Missouri, 25 May, 2001.
As part of the ICAIL-2001 conference, a one-day workshop will be held on the topic of 'regulated electronic societies'. The workshop is intended to bring together researchers in AI & Law, multi-agent research, electronic commerce, and computational social sciences, to see what they can learn form each other with respect to this topic. For the AI & Law community this workshop will provide an exciting opportunity to come into contact with new application areas of their research.
Call for papers
Premise: The Problem of Infosocial Order
In open and complex information societies including diverse agents having different tasks to be carried out within time constraints, the problem of cooperation arises in different contexts:
However, solutions pose new problems while solving others. In particular, conventions and norms may be partial, local and even antagonist. Hence, software agents are expected to take the same decision faced by humans in natural societies, i.e. to detect and solve conflicts among incompatible norms, laws and conventions). In addition, institutional laws imply a costly and not always efficient system of centralised control. On the other hand, conventions do not ensure innovation and do not allow for control. Therefore, a number of questions need to be answered:
The workshop is intended to reach a large audience from different scientific and computational fields, such as AI & Law, deontic logics, computational social sciences, multi-agent systems, and e-commerce. The unifying perspective is provided by our emphasis on agent-based computer simulation, organisations and institutions design and management, agent-mediated interaction (with a special attention to e-commerce and virtual markets), multi-agent systems, info-societies design, AI-based collaborative design. The workshop is also aimed at promoting useful discussion. To this aim, the workshop will consist of a set of symposia on specific topics that will be established by the organisers according to the results of the reviewing process.
Authors are strongly recommended to submit original, although possibly incomplete, work and, if their papers are accepted to participate in a collective discussion about both their own and others' contributions. Both theoretical and empirical works from a wide range of disciplines are encouraged, including AI & Law, logical philosophy, philosophy of law, AI and computer science, cognitive science, evolutionary biology and psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive psychology, sociology and social psychology, economics, anthropology. Formal-computational and simulation-based works are encouraged on a wide range of topics:
Papers should be submitted electronically (MS-Word, PostScript or PDF) by email to all three members of the Workshop Organizing Committee.
Please contact the Workshop Organizing Committee if you have any questions.
Workshop Program Committee:
Francesco Billari, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
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