14.1149, Confs: Computational Ling/Cognitive Science/Mexico

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Subject: 14.1149, Confs: Computational Ling/Cognitive Science/Mexico

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Date:  Sun, 20 Apr 2003 15:27:46 -0500
From:  Ron Sun <rsun at ari1.cecs.missouri.edu>
Subject:  Cognitive modeling of agents and multi-agent interaction

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Date:  Sun, 20 Apr 2003 15:27:46 -0500
From:  Ron Sun <rsun at ari1.cecs.missouri.edu>
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: rsun at cecs.missouri.edu

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