COIN'13 @ PRIMA is the 16th workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in multi-agent systems. This year, the workshop has a special track on Agent-based Modelling for Policy Engineering (AMPLE).

This COIN workshop will be held at PRIMA which will take place in Dunedin, New Zealand, 1-6 December 2013

Aim and Scope

The pervasiveness of open systems raises a range of challenges and opportunities for technologies in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems and in their contribution to human and artificial societies. Open systems comprise loosely-coupled entities interacting within a society, often with some overall measures of quality or efficiency. ¬†However, achieving and maintaining a ‘good’ society, such as through establishing and enforcing societial norms and policies, is difficult to achieve. This is due to the complexity of real societies, and since the participating entities, their modes of interaction, or the intended purpose of the system may change over time. ¬†Moreover, in the case of open multi-agent systems, the autonomy of the agents can work against the effectiveness of the society. There remains a need for tools and techniques for articulating or regulating interactions in order to make the system more effective in attaining collective goals, more certain for participants, or more predictable.

Coordination, organizations, institutions, and norms are four key governance elements for the regulation of open multi-agent systems, and the COIN workshops constitute a space for debate and exploration of these four elements that are central in the design and use of open systems. COIN@PRIMA’13 features a special track on agent-based modelling for policy engineering in societies.

We seek to attract high-quality papers addressing mathematical, logical, computational, philosophical and pragmatic issues related to the four aspects of COIN.


Special AMPLE Track
Important dates

Paper Submission: 27 September 2013

Notification: 20 October 2013

Camera-ready submission: 20 November 2013

COIN Workshop: 3 December 2013

Submission Guideline

Authors are invited to submit full papers of 16 pages (8 pages for short papers) in Springer-LNCS style. Submissions will be reviewed by at least three reviewers in a single-blind review process. Papers submission may be made at the easychair site: At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the workshop and for PRIMA.