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Topics and submission

Topics of interest

The aim of this workshop is to promote discussions and exchanges on the different issues raised by autonomous agents’ Rights, Duties and Ethics and on models that can be proposed to represent and reason on Rights, Duties and Ethics. Thus, we encourage contributions from the following research and application areas but also contributions presenting practical application of multi-agent systems where ethical issues may be raised:
• Autonomous agents and privacy protection
• Learning rights, duties and ethics
• Authority sharing between autonomous agents and human users or operators
• Rights, duties and ethics of autonomous agents towards other agents, users or operators
• Rights, duties and ethics of human users or operators towards autonomous agents
• Consistency, conflicts among rights, duties and ethics in multi-agent and human-agent systems
• Mutual intelligibility, explanations
• Control of autonomous agents within organisations, institutions, normative systems
• Philosophy, sociology and law in the models of rights, duties and ethics
• Trust and reputation for autonomous agents regulation
• Emergence and evolution of rights, duties and ethics
• Knowledge representation and models for rights, duties and ethics
• Reasoning on rights, duties and ethics
• Validation of rights, duties and ethics in autonomous agents

Submission details

All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS/LNAI template, with a maximum length of 12 pages, including figures and references. According to the number of submissions and the acceptance rate, the workshop proceedings may be as a LNCS / CCIS special issue. In other case, they will be published as CEUR proceedings.

The LNCS/LNAI template can be found at

All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the PAAMS' Paper Submission Page.