Ljubljana Meeting
AOSE Meeting Programme
AL3-TF2 Programme
Call for contributions


Post-meeting activities



TFG Proposal for AL3-TF2



Agent-Oriented Software Engineering TFG
AL3 Ljubljana, Slovenia Event
February 28th - March 01st


  • Report of the AOSE TFG Ljubljana meeting (pdf)
  • Results of the meeting: Draft of the discussed MAS Meta-model (doc)
  • Final programme available here
  • 16-02-05: new contributions added in this page


The scope of this TFG is to work on agent-oriented software engineering (AOSE) main challenges. These include all the topics presented in the AgentLink II Roadmap and some others proposed by TFG supporters. In the first meeting (in Rome), the TFG activity was divided in two different sessions: the first session dealt with methodologies and MAS (multi-agent system) meta-models. In the second session, we discussed about methodologies evaluation, ideas for future activity of this TFG and future trends in AOSE. A large number of people attended the two different sessions and a total number of 17 talks have been presented.


Main topics of the Ljubljana meeting

  • Refining the contributions about MAS meta-models that some supporters are already preparing. This activity will lead to the identification (and formalization) of one or a few meta-models that will meet a sufficient consensus to be adopted as a common reference point by the European research community in this area.
  • Starting a discussion on methodologies evaluation approaches, benchmarks, metrics, case studies and verifying the possibility of starting a collaborative work for the identification of a largely agreed framework (to be completed in the next TFG).

How to Participate

Four ways of participating to this event are possible:

  • By answering the call for contributions about a specific MAS meta-model. Send a short text (up to 5 pages) describing the meta-model to the TFG’s chair (see below) by Feb 13rd.
  • By sending a statement of interest in supporting an activity about methodologies evaluation. If available, also provide some information about useful case-studies, benchmarks, significant parameters and quality indexes of design methodologies. We are particularly interested in success stories on the field. Received statements of interest and materials will be discussed during the meeting and will help in defining the directions for the next TFG proposal. Send the descriptive text in a file (raw text, pdf, ps or MS Word) to the chair by Feb 20th.
  • By proposing a talk about any AOSE-related topic. Proposals will be evaluated by the Program Committee and will be scheduled only in a very limited number.
  • By attending the meeting.

Please send all contributions to cossentino[at)pa.icar.cnr.it.

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See the TF2 event page. Remember to register!

A registration form is now available on the TF2 website.  Anyone wishing to attend the TF2 needs to complete and return the form to me.  Anyone who has already registered their interest in the TF2 will automatically be sent a copy of the registration form.

The Jozef Stefan Institute is situated approx 20 - 25 mins walk from the centre. Information on public transport from central Ljubljana to the JSI will be provided shortly. 

Taxis to and from the airport accept Euros and cost approx 20 - 25 Euros / 4000 - 5000 Slovenian Tolars. 

Lunch is not included but is available at the JSI canteen at a cost of 1500 Slovenian Tolars a day (approx 6.5 Euros).  Payment must be made to the canteen in Slovenian Tolars.  1 Euro is worth approx 240 SIT. 

Drinks Reception:
Everyone is invited to a Drinks' Reception on Monday 28th February at 8pm at the Gostilna AS bar, Copova Ulica 5a which is in central Ljubljana and is a short walk from the hotels listed on the AL website.

Social Dinner:
We would like to invite you to join us for dinner in a local restaurant on Tuesday 1st March at 8.30pm.  The cost of the three-course meal, including wine, is 20 GBP approximately 30 Euros (non-refundable). 


TFG Chair

Massimo Cossentino, ICAR-CNR (National Research Council), cossentino[at)pa.icar.cnr.it.

Organizing Committee

  • Carole Bernon, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France - bernon[at)irit.fr – http://www.irit.fr/SMAC.

  • Juan Pavón, Universidad Complutense Madrid, jpavon[at)sip.ucm.es, http://grasia.fdi.ucm.es

  • Paola Turci, University of Parma, Parma (Italy), turci[at)ce.unipr.it

  • Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, franco.zambonelli[at)unimore.it

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TFC Promoters

  • Giancarlo Fortino, DEIS - Università della Calabria, Italy. g.fortino[at)unical.it, http://si.deis.unical.it/~fortino

  • Alfredo Garro, Università Della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy, garro[at)si.deis.unical.it, http://www.deis.unical.it

  • Jorge J. Gómez-Sanz, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, jjgomez[at)sip.ucm.es

  • Zahia Guessom, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6), Paris, France. Zahia.Guessoum[at)lip6.fr, http://www-poleia.lip6.fr/~guessoum

  • Marilia Liotta, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica and Dipartimento Ingegneria Informatica – University of Palermo, liotta[at)csai.unipa.it

  • Luca Sabatucci, Dipartimento Ingegneria Informatica – University of Palermo, sabatucci[at)csai.unipa.it

  • Valeria Seidita, Dipartimento Ingegneria Informatica – University of Palermo, seidita[at)csai.unipa.it

  • Vito Morreale, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, vito.morreale[at)eng.it

  • Haralambos Mouratidis, School of Computing and Technology University of East London, H.Mouratidis[at)uel.ac.uk, http://homepages.uel.ac.uk/H.Mouratidis/

  • Juan Manuel Serrano, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, jserrano[at)escet.urjc.es

  • Sascha Ossowski, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, sossowski[at)escet.urjc.es

  • Arnon Sturm, Department of Information System Engineeing, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel – sturm[at)bgumail.bgu.ac.il – http://www.ise.bgu.ac.il/faculty/sturm/

  • Steven Willmott, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona (Spain), steve[at)lsi.upc.es, http://www.lsi.upc.es/~steve/index.php

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