Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems


A workshop of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems AAMAS2015


Istanbul May 4, 2015


Workshop Programme


Workshop Proceedings



The pervasiveness of open systems raises a range of challenges and opportunities for research and technological development in the area of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. Open systems comprise loosely coupled entities interacting within a social space. These entities join the social space in order to achieve some goals that are unattainable by agents in isolation. However, when those entities are autonomous, they might misbehave and, furthermore ---in open systems ---one may not know what entities will be active beforehand, when they may become active or when these entities may leave the system. The key point in the design and construction of open systems is to devise governance mechanisms that foster interactions that are conducive to achieve individual or collective goals.


Coordination, organizations, institutions and norms are four key governance elements, and the COIN workshops constitute a space for debate and exploration of these four elements for the design and use of open systems.

 In this workshop we seek to attract high-quality papers and an active audience to debate, from different perspectives, on issues related to the four aspects of COIN.

In particular we seek to attract:

¥   papers that propose novel and challenging positions.

¥   papers that present interdisciplinary treatment of topics

¥   papers that present formal treatment of topics

¥   papers that provide experimental support to claims.

¥   papers that discuss tools, prototypes and actual working systems.

¥   papers that report on the experience of deployment and application of regulated open MAS.

¥   papers concerned with modelling, animation and simulation techniques for these types of multi-agent systems


Of particular interest for the workshop are those papers that articulate a challenging or innovative view.




February 18 Deadline for submitting to workshop

March 10 Decision

March 19 Camera ready

May 4 or 5 Workshop



For preparation of papers please follow the instructions for authors available at the Springer LNCS Web page.

The length of each paper including figures and references may not exceed 16 pages. All papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF format.

For submission of papers, please use: Easychair COIN@AAMAS2015


Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the workshop to present the work.



Preliminary proceedings will be available before the conference. They will also be distributed to AAMAS 2011 registrants in electronic form.

As with previous COIN workshops, revised and extended versions of selected papers will published in a Springer LNCS volume in combination with the post-proceedings of a second COIN workshop to be held in 2015. That volume is published as part of The Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems book series, with all the indexing, referencing and follow-up benefits associated with an established line of publication.

Revised papers must take into account the discussion held during the workshop, hence, only those papers that are presented during the workshop will be considered for inclusion in the post-proceedings volume.

COIN is a CORE B workshop




Murat Sensoy

murat.sensoy @ ozyegin .


Pablo Noriega

pablo @ iiia.csic . es



Mohsen Afsharchi (University of Zanjan, IR)

Estefania Argente (U. Pol. Valencia, ES)

Alexander Artikis (National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", GR)

Guido Boella (University of Torino, IT)

Didac Busquets (Imperial College, UK)

Patrice Caire (U. Luxembourg, LU)

Henrique Lopes Cardoso (U of Porto, Pt)

Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR, IT)

Amit Chopra (Lancaster U, UK)

Rob Christiaanse (TU delft, NL)

Antonio Carlos da Rocha Costa (UCPEL, BR)

Luciano Coutinho (Universidade Federal do Maranh‹o, BR)

Natalia Criado (Liverpool John MooresUniversity, UK)

Mehdi Dastani (U of Utrecht, NL)

Geeth de Mel (IBM TJ Watson, US)

Marina de Vos (Bath, UK)

Nicoletta Fornara (Lugano, CH)

Amineh Ghorbani (TU Delft, NL)

Aditya Ghose (U of Wollongong, AU)

Davide Grossi (U Liverpool, UK)

Jomi-Fred Hubner (University of Blumenau, BR)

Ozgur Kafali (Royal Holloway,Univ. of London, UK)

Anup Kalia (North Carolina StateUniversity, US)

Martin Kollingbaum (University ofAberdeen, UK)

Christian Lemaitre (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, MX)

Victor Lesser (University of Massachusetts Amherst, US)

Maite Lopez Sanchez (U of Barcelona, ES)

Emiliano Lorini (IRIT-CNRS, FR)

Samhar Mahmoud (Kings, London, UK)

Felipe Meneguzzi (PUCRS, BR)

John-Jules Meyer (Utrecht University, NL)

Simon Miles (King's College London, UK)

Daniel Moldt (University of Hamburg, DE)

Tim Norman (Aberdeen, UK)

Eugenio Oliveira (Universidade do Porto, PT)

Andrea Omicini (Universita di Bologna, IT)

Nir Oren (University ofAberdeen, UK)

Sascha Ossowski (URJC, ES)

Simon Parsons (U of Liverpool, UK)

Jeremy Pitt (Imperial College, UK)

Alessandro Ricci (Universita di Bologna, IT)

Juan-Antonio Rodriguez-Aguilar (IIIA-CSIC, ES)

Antonino Rotolo (U of Bolonia, IT)

Tony Savarimuthu (Otago, NZ)

Christophe Sibertin-Blanc (IRIT-CNRS, FR)

Liz Sonenberg (University of Melbourne, AU)

Charalampos Tampitsikas (U Lugano, CH)

Pankaj Telang (Cisco, US)

John Thangarajah (RMIT, AU)

Luca Tummolini (ISTC-CNR, IT)

Leender van der Torre (University of Luxembourg, LU)

Harko Verhagen (StockholmUniversity, SE)

Dani Villatoro (BBVA Data & Analytics, ES)

George Vouros (University of Piraeus, GR)



Huib Aldewereld (TU Delft, NL)

Tina Balke (U Surrey, UK)

Olivier Boissier (ENS Mines Saint-Etienne, FR)

Stephen Cranefield (U. Otago, NZ)

Frank Dignum (U Utrecht, NL)

Virginia Dignum (TUDelft, NL)

Nicoletta Fornara (U Lugano, CH)

Eric Matson (Purdue U., US)

Pablo Noriega (IIIA-CSIC, ES)

Julian Padget (U Bath, UK)

Birna van Riemsdijk (TU Delft, NL)

Jaime Sichman (U Sao Paulo, BR)

Viviane Torres da Silva (URJ, BR)

Wamberto Vasconcelos (U Aberdeen, UK)

Javier Vazquez-Salceda (UPC, ES)

Marina de Vos (U Bath, UK)

George Vouros (U Piraeus, GR)