Agreement Technologies (AT) refer to computer systems in which autonomous software agents negotiate with one another, typically on behalf of humans, in order to come to mutually acceptable agreements. An agent may choose whether to fulfil an agreement or not, and it should fulfil it when there is an obligation to do so derived from the standing agreements. Autonomy, interaction, mobility and openness are key concepts studied within the AT approach. Semantic alignment, negotiation, argumentation, virtual organisations, trust and reputation and several other technologies are part of the sandbox to define, specify and verify such systems.
The first edition of the Winter School on Agreement Technologies will be held at the University of Évry , France, from the 12th to 13th of December 2017, on the previous days of AT/EUMAS 2017 conference.
This AT Winter School will offer a rich programme of both introductory and advanced courses on Agreement Technologies. It will also provide a successful forum for knowledge exchange between experts and researchers in the field of Agreement Technologies.
The AT Winter School will consist of several courses on Agreement Technologies, given by well-known experts on this field. The courses are aimed at PhD students, advanced Master's students and other young researchers and will be taught by leading researchers in the field.
AT Winter School 2017 is organised under the auspices of AGREEMENT TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
Évry is a "new town" in the southern suburbs of Paris, Île-de-France, France. It is located 25km from the center of Paris, in the "new town" of Evry Ville Nouvelle, created in the 1960s, of which it is the central and most populated commune. Évry is demographically the second youngest town in France, with the average age of the population only 26 years. Half of its surface area is parkland and open space. The main thoroughfares are very wide avenues, and trees are to be found everywhere.
Just 25 minutes from Paris by RER, Évry is near the countryside. The Forest of Fontainebleau is only 35 kilometres away.
The Université d'Évry Val-d'Essonne (UEVE) is a French public university located in Évry, and it offers courses in Science, Technology, Law, Economics, Management and the Social Sciences. It is a center of excellence and a significant research centre developing major project, thanks to its 18 laboratories and 3 doctoral schools.