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  1. Ron Sun, Cognitive modeling of agents and multi-agent interaction

Message 1: Cognitive modeling of agents and multi-agent interaction

Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 15:27:46 -0500
From: Ron Sun <>
Subject: Cognitive modeling of agents and multi-agent interaction

 Workshop on 
 Cognitive Modeling of Agents and Multi-Agent Interactions
 August 9, 2003. Acapulco, Mexico
 (at IJCAI'2003)

Computational models of cognitive agents that incorporate a wide range
of cognitive functionalities (such as a variety of
memory/representation, various types of learning, and sensory motor
capabilities) have been developed in both AI and cognitive science.
In AI, they appear under the rubric of intelligent agents and
multi-agent systems. In cognitive science, they are often known as
cognitive architectures. These strands of research provide useful
paradigms for addressing some fundamental questions in AI and
Cognitive Science.

Artificial intelligence started out with the goal of designing
functioning intelligent agents. However, faced with the enormous
difficulty of the task, the focus has largely been on modeling
specific aspects of intelligence, often in highly restricted domains.
Nevertheless, some researchers have focused on putting the pieces
together with the goal of designing autonomous agents. More important,
there is a growing interest in multi-agent interactions that addresses
issues of coordination and cooperation among cognitive agents.

On the other side, traditionally, the main focus of research in
cognitive science has been on specific components of cognition (e.g.,
perception, memory, learning, language). Recent developments in
computational modeling of cognitive architectures provide new avenues
for precisely specifying complex cognitive processes in tangible ways,
thereby addressing foundational questions in cognitive science. Such
developments need to be extended to multi-agent interactions and there
are promising developments in this regard (see e.g. recent papers in
this area in the journal Cognitive Systems Research).

Against this background, this workshop seeks to bring together
cognitive scientists and AI researchers, with a wide range of
background and expertise, to discuss research problems in
understanding cognition at the individual level as well as at the
collective level.

 Tentative Program 
 August 9, 2003. Acapulco, Mexico
9:00 - 9:10
Opening Remarks
 Ron Sun

Session 1: 
Cognitive Models of Physical and Social Environments (Chair: Ron Sun)
9:10 - 11:40 (30 minutes each)

A Value-Laden Architecture for Intelligent Behavior
 Pat Langley 
 Daniel Shapiro 
 Meg Aycinema 
 Michael Siliski 

Representational Content and Reciprocal Interplay
 Tibor Bosse
 Catholijn M. Jonker 
 Jan Treur

Cognitive Anatomy and Functions of Expectations
 Cristiano Castelfranchi 
 Emiliano Lorini

Obligations and Permissions as Mental Entities
 G. Boella 
 L. van der Torre 

Finding Interaction Partners using Cognition-Based Decision Strategies
 Partha Sarathi Dutta
 Luc Moreau
 Nicholas R. Jennings

Session 2:
ACT-R Based Cognitive Modeling (Chair: P. Langley)
1:30 - 3:00 (30 minutes each)

Cognitive Architectures, Game Playing, and Interactive Agents
 Robert L. West, 
 Christian Lebiere, 

Teamwork, Communication, and Planning in ACT-R
 Brad Best
 Christian Lebiere 

Learning to Play Hide and Seek
 Greg Trafton 
 Alan Schultz 
 Dennis Perzanowski 
 Bill Adams 
 Magda Bugajska 
 Nick Cassimatis 
 Derek Brock 

Session 3: 
Short Presentations (Chair: Robert West)
3:00 - 4:45 (15 minutes each) 

Use of a 3D Gaming Environment for a Cognitive Agent
 John F. Santore
 Stuart C. Shapiro

Design Agents in 3D Virtual Worlds
 Mary Lou Maher
 Greg Smith
 John Gero

Function-Behaviour-Structure: A Model for Social Situated Agents
 John S. Gero 
 Udo Kannengiesser

Optimize or Adapt? Explore or Exploit? Let the Agent (Meta-)Decide
 Norberto Eiji Nawa

BDI Architecture in the Framework of Situation Calculus
 Robert Demolombe 
 Pilar Pozos Parra 

Reasoning by Assumption
 Tibor Bosse
 Catholijn M. Jonker 
 Jan Treur

An Integrative Architecture for Artificial General Intelligence
 Ben Goertzel
 Cassio Pennachin
 Andre Senna
 Thiago Maia
 Guilherme Lamacie

Panel Discussion: Cognitive Modeling and Multi-Agent Systems---the
5:00 - 6:00

 Ron Sun
 Cristiano Castelfranchi 
 Christian Lebiere 
 Jan Treur
 Jonathan Gratch

Contact IJCAI regarding registration and travel matters. See 
for details.

See the workshop Web page at:

Professor Ron Sun, Ph.D James C. Dowell Professor 
CECS Department, 201 EBW phone: (573) 884-7662
University of Missouri-Columbia fax: (573) 882-8318 
Columbia, MO 65211-2060 email:
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