Publications of Peter McBurney

Publications of Peter McBurney

This page lists my publications, at least those in the public domain. Many of these can be downloaded from the links given here. Note that the documents downloadable from this page are pre-print versions and will usually differ from the final versions published. Papers submitted to a conference or a journal are often also listed as a working paper at the time of submission.

All material on this page, including downloadable documents and presentations, is copyright (Copyright Peter McBurney 1976 - 2014, inclusive). All rights are asserted and reserved. By downloading a file from this page, you agree to use it only for purposes of scholarship. Any other use of this material or storage of it in any medium or its sale or distribution is expressly forbidden.

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2014

Martin Chapman, Gareth Tyson, Peter McBurney, Michael Luck and Simon Parsons [2014]: Playing Hide-And-Seek: An abstract game for cyber security. In: N. Criado, M. Rehak, J. M. Such, and L. Vercouter (Editors): Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Agents and CyberSecurity (ACySE 2014), AAMAS 2014, Paris, France.

Dionysios Efstathiou, Peter McBurney, Steffen Zschaler and Johann Bourcier [2014]: Surrogate-assisted optimisation of composite applications in mobile ad-hoc networks. In: C. Igel (Editor): Proceedings of the 2014 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2014), Vancouver, Canada.

Junhuan Zhang, Peter McBurney and Katarzyna Musial-Gabrys [2014]: Modeling the influence of social networks in an artifical stock market. In: O. Shehory, E. David, V. Robu, S. Ceppi and I. A. Vetsikas (Editors): Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis (AMEC/TADA 2014), AAMAS 2014, Paris, France.

Sarvar Abdullaev, Peter McBurney and Katarzyna Musial-Gabrys [2014]: Market-based mechanism for option pricing. In: O. Shehory, E. David, V. Robu, S. Ceppi and I. A. Vetsikas (Editors): Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis (AMEC/TADA 2014), AAMAS 2014, Paris, France.

Daan Bloembergen, Daniel Hennes, Peter McBurney and Karl Tuyls [2014]: Trading in markets with noisy information: an evolutionary analysis. In: S. Barrett, S. Devlin and D. Hennes (Editors): Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA 2014). AAMAS 2014. Paris, France.

Cristiano Castefranchi, Robert Craven, Mark d’Inverno, Andrew Jones, Peter McBurney, William Nash, Pablo Noriega, Julian Padget, David Pearce, Marek Sergot, Luca Tummolini and Harko Verhagen [2014]: Issues in Social Intelligence: Problems and Challenges. Sintelnet: European Network for Social Intelligence, Policy Deliverable 3.3.2.

Aleksandra Aloric, Peter Sollich and Peter McBurney [2014]: Spontaneous segregation of agents across double auction markets. In: F. Amblard, A. Blanchet, B. Gaudou and F. J. M. Quesada (Editors): Proceedings of the Tenth Artificial Economics Conference (AE 2014). September 2014. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Simon Parsons, Katie Atkinson, Karen Haigh, Zimi Li, Karl Levitt, Peter McBurney, Jeff Rowe, Munindar Singh and Elizabeth Sklar [2014]: Argument schemes for reasoning about trust. Argument and Computation (In press).

Enrico Oliva, Peter McBurney, Andrea Omicini and Mirko Viroli [2014]: Argumentation and artifacts for negotiation support. Chapter 8 in: F. Lopes and H. Coelho (Editors): Negotiation and Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems. Bentham Science. (In press)

Timothy Miller, Jinzhong Niu, Martin Chapman and Peter McBurney [2014]: An overview and evaluation of the CAT Market Design Competition. In press


2013

D. Efstathiou, P. McBurney, S. Zschaler and J. Bourcier [2013]: Flexible QoS-aware service composition in highly heterogeneous and dynamic service-based systems. In: S. Basagni, N. Mitton and M. Tao (Editors): Proceedings of the Ninth IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2013). Lyon, France. October 2013.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2013]: Talking about doing. In: K. Atkinson, H. Prakken and A. Wyner (Editors): From Knowledge Representation to Argumentation in AI, Law and Policy Making: A Festschrift in Honour of Trevor Bench-Capon on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday. London, UK: College Publications, pp. 151-166.

E. Black, P. McBurney and S. Zschaler [2013]: Towards agent dialogue as a tool for capturing software design discussions. In: E. Black, S. Modgil and N. Oren (Editors): Second International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation (TAFA 2013). IJCAI 2013, Beijing, PRC, August 2013.

D. Efstathiou, P. McBurney, S. Zschaler and J. Bourcier [2013]: Exploring optimal service compositions in highly heterogeneous and dynamic service-based systems. In: G. Ruhe and Y. Zhang (Editors): Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE 2013), St. Petersburg, Russia, 24-26 August 2013.

T. Miller and P. McBurney [2013]: Efficient storage and retrieval in agent protocol libraries using subsumption hierarchies. Multiagent and Grid Systems, 9(2): 101-134.

R. Medellin-Gasque, K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2013]: Strategies for question selection in argumentative dialogues about plans. Argument and Computation, 4 (2): 151-179.

C. Hadjinikolis, S. Modgil, E. Black, P. McBurney and Y. Siantos [2013]: Opponent modelling in persuasion dialogues. In: F. Rossi (Editor): Proceeedings of the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013), August 2013, Beijing, China.

F. Derakhshan, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2013]: Dynamic assignment of roles, rights and responsibilities in normative multi-agent systems. Journal of Logic and Computation, 23(2): 355-372.

E. Argente, O. Boissier, C. Carrascosa, N. Fornara, P. McBurney, P. Noriega, A. Ricci, J. Sabater-Mir, M. I. Schumacher, C. Tampitsikas, K. Taveter, G. Vizzari and G. Vouros [2013]: The role of the environment in Agreement Technologies. Artificial Intelligence Review, 39 (1): 21-38.

S. Heras, K. Atkinson, V. Botti, F. Grasso, V. Julian and P. McBurney [2013]: Research opportunities for argumentation in social networks. Artificial Intelligence Review, 39 (1): 39-62.


2012

Y. Tang, K. Cai, P. McBurney, E. Sklar and S. Parsons [2012]: Using argumentation to reason about trust and belief. Journal of Logic and Computation, 22 (5): 979-1018.

S. Heras, K. Atkinson, F. Grasso, P. McBurney, V. Botti and V. Julian [2012]: Research opportunities for argumentation in social networks. Position paper in: F. Toni and G. Vouros (Editors): Proceedings of the First International Conference on Agreement Technologies (AT 2012), Dubrovnik, Croatia. October 2012.

E. Argente, O. Boissier, C. Carrascosa, N. Fornara, P. McBurney, P. Noriega, A. Ricci, J. Sabater, M. I. Schumacher, C. Tampitsikas, K. Taveter, G. Vizzari and G. Vouros [2012]: Environment and agreeement technologies. Position paper in: F. Toni and G. Vouros (Editors): Proceedings of the First International Conference on Agreement Technologies (AT 2012), Dubrovnik, Croatia. October 2012.

C. Hadjinikolis, S. Modgil, E. Black and P. McBurney [2012]: Mechanisms for opponent-modelling. In: A. V. Jones (Editor): Proceedings of the Imperial College Computing Student Workshop (ICCSW 2012), London, UK. September 2012.

D. Efstathiou, P. McBurney, N. Plouzeau and S. Zschaler [2012]: Improving the quality of distributed composite service applications. In: A. V. Jones (Editor): Proceedings of the Imperial College Computing Student Workshop (ICCSW 2012), London, UK. September 2012.

C. Hadjinikolis, S. Modgil, E. Black, P. McBurney and M. Luck [2012]: Investigating strategic considerations in persuasion dialogue games. In: K. Kersting and M. Toussaint (Editors): Proceedings of the Sixth Starting Artificial Intelligence Research Symposium (STAIRS 2012), Montpellier, France. August 2012. IOS Press.

P. McBurney, S. Parsons and I. Rahwan (Editors) [2012]: Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems. Eighth International Workshop, ArgMAS 2011, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2011. Revised, Selected and Invited Papers. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, volume 7543. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

B. Herd, S. Miles, P. McBurney and M Luck [2012]: Compositional transient reachability analysis for agent-based simulations. Studia Informatica Universalis, 10 (3): 87—118.

P. McBurney [2012]: What are models for? Pages 175-188, in: M. Cossentino, K. Tuyls and G. Weiss (Editors): Post-Proceedings of the Ninth European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2011). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 7541. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

T. Moyaux and P. McBurney [2012]: Centralised vs. market-based and decentralised decision-making: a review. Cybernetics & Systems, 43 (7): 567-622.

S. Parsons, K. Atkinson, K. Haigh, K. Levitt, P. McBurney, J. Rowe, M. P. Singh and E. Sklar [2012]: Argument schemes for reasoning about trust. In B. Verheij (Editor): Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2012), Vienna, Austria, September 2012.

P. Tolchinsky, S. Modgil, K. Atkinson, P. McBurney and U. Cortes [2012]: Deliberation dialogues for reasoning about safety critical actions. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 25(2): 209-259.

M. Chapman, G. Tyson, K. Atkinson, M. Luck and P. McBurney [2012]: Social networking and information diffusion in automated markets. In: C. Kiekintveld, O. Shehory, E. David, S. Stein and V. Robu (Editors): Joint International Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA) and Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce (AMEC), AAMAS 2012, Valencia, Spain.

T. Bench-Capon, K. Atkinson and P. McBurney [2012]: Using argumentation to model agent decision making in economic experiments. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 25(1): 183-208.

T. Rid and P. McBurney [2012]: Cyber weapons. Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), 157 (1): 6-13, February 2012. RUSI Presentation Event here.

E. Gerding, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2012]: Competition between Markets and the CAT Tournament: Introduction to the Special Issue. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 11 (1): 1-3. (January-February 2012).


2011

E. Robinson, P. McBurney and X. Yao [2011]: Co-learning Segmentation in Marketplaces. Invited paper in: P. Vrancx, M. Knudson and M. Grzes (Editors): Adaptive Learning Agents: Post-Proceedings of the ALA 2011 Workshop, AAMAS 2011, Taipei, Taiwan. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Germany: Springer. This paper has the same technical content, but with a different introduction and motivation, as the paper at ICEC 2011 (below) by the same authors.

E. Robinson, P. McBurney and X. Yao [2011]: Market niching in multi-attribute computational resource allocation systems. In: W. Ketter, K. R. Lang and K. J. Lee (Editors): Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2011), Session on Robustness and Reliability of Electronic Marketplaces (RREM 2011), Liverpool, UK, August 2011.

R. Medellin Gasque, K. Atkinson, P. McBurney and T. Bench-Capon [2011]: Arguments over co-operative plans. In: S. Modgil, N. Oren and F. Toni (Editors): Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation (TAFA 2011), Barcelona, Spain, July 2011. Revised version published in: S. Modgil, N. Oren and F. Toni (Editors): Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence volume 7131, pp. 50-66. Berlin, Springer: 2012.

S. Parsons, E. Sklar and P. McBurney [2011]: Using argumentation to reason with and about trust. In: P. McBurney, S. Parsons and I. Rahwan (Editors): Eighth International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2011), Taipei, Taiwan, May 2011.

P. McBurney, S. Parsons and I. Rahwan (Editors) [2011]: Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2011), Taipei, Taiwan, May 2011.

P. McBurney, I. Rahwan and S. Parsons (Editors) [2011]: Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems. Seventh International Workshop, ArgMAS 2010, Toronto, Canada, May 2010. Revised, Selected and Invited Papers. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, volume 6614. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

T. Miller and P. McBurney [2011]: Propositional Dynamic Logic for reasoning about first-class agent interaction protocols. Computational Intelligence, 27 (3): 422-457 (August 2011).

S. Parsons, P. McBurney, E. Sklar, Y. Tang, and K. Cai [2011]: Argumentation-based reasoning in agents with varying degrees of trust. In: K. Tumer, P. Yolum, E. Sonenberg and P. Stone (Editors): Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011), Taipei, Taiwan ROC, May 2011.

R. Medellin Gasque, K. Atkinson, P. McBurney, and T. Bench-Capon [2011]: Critical questions for plan proposals. Technical Report ULCS-11-003, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK, March 2011.

P. E. Dunne, A. Hunter, P. McBurney, S. Parsons and M. Wooldridge [2011]: Weighted argument systems: Basic definitions, algorithms, and complexity results, Artificial Intelligence, 175 (2): 457-486.

P. McBurney, S. Parsons and M. Viroli [2011]: A quarter-century of The Knowledge Engineering Review: Introduction to the Special Issue. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 26 (1): 1-3.


2010

T. Moyaux, P. McBurney and M. Wooldridge [2010]: A supply chain as a network of auctions. Decision Support Systems and Electronic Commerce, 50: 176-190.

S. Heras, K. Atkinson, V. Botti, F. Grasso, V. Julian and P. McBurney [2010]: How argumentation can enhance dialogues in social networks. Short paper in: G. Simari (Editor): Third International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2010), Desenzano del Garda, Italy, September 2010. The same work was presented as: S. Heras, K. Atkinson, V. Botti, F. Grasso, V. Julian and P. McBurney [2010]: Applying argumentation to enhance dialogues in social networks. In: N. Green, F. Grasso and C. Reed (Editors): Tenth International Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA 2010), Lisbon, Portugal, August 2010.

P. McBurney, I. Rahwan, S. Parsons and N. Maudet (Editors) [2010]: Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems. Sixth International Workshop, ArgMAS 2009, Budapest, Hungary, May 2009. Revised, Selected and Invited Papers. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, volume 6057. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

E. Oliva, P. McBurney, A. Omicini and M. Viroli [2010]: Argumentation and artifacts for negotiation support. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, 4 (S10): 90-117.

T. Miller and P. McBurney [2010]: Characterising and matching iterative and recursive agent interaction protocols. Full paper in: W. van der Hoek, G. Kaminka, M. Luck and S. Sen (Editors): Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2010). Toronto, Canada, May 2010, pp. 1207-1214.

T. Michalak, D. Marciniak, M. Szamotulski, T. Rahwan, P. McBurney, M. Wooldridge and N. Jennings [2010]: A logic-based representation for coalitional games with externalities. Full paper in: W. van der Hoek, G. Kaminka, M. Luck and S. Sen (Editors): Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2010). Toronto, Canada, May 2010, pp. 125-132.

T. Michalak, J. Sroka, T. Rahwan, P. McBurney, M. Wooldridge and N. Jennings [2010]: A distributed algorithm for anytime coalition structure generation. Full paper in: W. van der Hoek, G. Kaminka, M. Luck and S. Sen (Editors): Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2010). Toronto, Canada, May 2010, pp. 1007-1014.

E. Robinson, P. McBurney and X. Yao [2010]: How specialised are specialists? Generalisation properties of entries from the 2008 and 2009 TAC Market Design Competitions. In: E. Gerding et al. (Editors): Proceedings of AMEC and TADA 2009. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Berlin, Germany: Springer. (To Appear)

S. Phelps, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2010]: A novel method for strategy acquisition and its application to a double-auction market game. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Part B, 40 (3): 668-674. Extended version

E. Gerding, P. McBurney and X. Yao [2010]: Market-based control of computational systems: introduction to the special issue. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Special Issue on Market-Based Control of Complex Computational Systems. 21 (2): 109-114.

J. Niu, K. Cai, S. Parsons, P. McBurney and E. Gerding [2010]: What the 2007 TAC Market Design Game tells us about effective auction mechanisms. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Special Issue on Market-Based Control of Complex Computational Systems. 21 (2): 172-203.

S. Phelps, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2010]: Evolutionary mechanism design: a review. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Special Issue on Market-Based Control of Complex Computational Systems. 21 (2): 237-264.


2009

R. Medellin, K. Atkinson and P. McBurney [2009]: Model checking command dialogues. T. Bench-Capon, S. Parsons and H. Prakken (Editors): Proceedings of 2009 AAAI Fall Symposium on The Uses of Computational Argumentation. AAAI Technical Report Series, Arlington, VA, USA, November 2009.

J. Niu, A. Mmoloke, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2009]: CATP: A Communication Protocol for CAT Games (Version 2.0). Technical Report ULCS-09-012. Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK.

K. Cai, E. Gerding, P. McBurney, J. Niu, S. Parsons and S. Phelps [2009]: Overview of CAT: A Market Design Competition (Version 2.0). Technical Report ULCS-09-005. Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK.

E. Robinson, P. McBurney and X. Yao [2009]: How specialised are specialists? Generalisation properties of entries from the 2008 TAC Market Design Competition. In: E. Gerding (Editor): Proceedings of the 2009 Trading Agent Design and Analysis Workshop (TADA 2009), IJCAI 2009, Pasadena, CA, USA, July 2009.

J. Wang, O. Baqueiro Espinosa, P. McBurney and F. Coenen [2009]: Integrating data mining and agent-based modeling and simulation. In: Petra Perner (Editor): Proceedings of the 9th Industrial Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2009), Leipzig, Germany, July 2009.

T. Michalak, T. Rahwan, J. Sroka, A. Dowell, M. Wooldridge, P. McBurney and N. R. Jennings [2009]: On representing coalitional games with externalities. In: (Editor): Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC 2009). Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, USA, July 2009, pp. 11-20.

T. Rahwan, T. Michalak, N. R. Jennings, M. Wooldridge, and P. McBurney [2009]: Coalition structure generation in multi-agent systems with positive and negative externalities. In: C. Boutillier (Editor): Proceedings of the 21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2009). Pasadena, CA, USA, July 2009, pp. 257-263.

S. Moschoyiannis, D. Bryant, P. Krause and P. McBurney [2009]: Verifiable protocol design for agent argumentation dialogues. In: O. Kaynak and E. Damiani (Editors): Proceeedings of the Third International IEEE Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE DEST 2009), Istanbul, Turkey, June 2009.

T. Michalak, P. McBurney, M. Wooldridge and J. Tyrowicz [2009]: Exogenous coalition formation in the e-marketplace based on geographical proximity. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 8 (4): 203-223.

N. C. Karunatillake, N. R. Jennings, I. Rahwan and P. McBurney [2009]: Dialogue games that agents play within a society. Artificial Intelligence, 173 (9-10): 935-981 (June 2009).

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2009]: Dialogue games for agent argumentation. Chapter 13 in: I. Rahwan and G. Simari (Editors): Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence. Berlin, Germany: Springer, pp. 261-280.

T. Bench-Capon, K. Atkinson and P. McBurney [2009]: Altruism and agents: an argumentation-based approach to designing agent decision mechanisms. Full paper in: K. S. Decker, J. S. Sichman, C. Sierra and C. Castelfranchi (Editors): Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2009). Budapest, Hungary, May 2009.

P. E. Dunne, A. Hunter, P. McBurney, S. Parsons and M. Wooldridge [2009]: Inconsistency tolerance in weighted argument systems. Full paper in: K. S. Decker, J. S. Sichman, C. Sierra and C. Castelfranchi (Editors): Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2009). Budapest, Hungary, May 2009.


2008

J. Niu, K. Cai, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2008]: An analysis of entries in the first TAC Market Design Competition. L. Jain, B. Faltings, M. Gini and T. Terano (Editors): IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2008), Sydney, Australia, 2008.

P. McBurney and A. Omicini [2008]: Editorial: Special issue on foundations, advanced topics and industrial perspectives of multi-agent systems. Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 17 (3): 367-371.

J. McKean, H. Shorter, M. Luck, P. McBurney and S. Willmott [2008]: Technology diffusion: analysing the diffusion of agent technologies. Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 17 (3): 372-396.

A. Dowell, T. Michalak, M. Wooldridge and P. McBurney [2008]: Pre-processing techniques for anytime coalition structure. J-J Meyer (Editor): Proceecdings of the Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (KRAMAS 2008), 11th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2008), Sydney, Australia, September 2008.

T. Michalak, A. Dowell, P. McBurney and M. Wooldridge [2008]: Optimal coalition structure generation in partition function games. In: M. Ghallab and C. D. Spyropoulos (Editors): Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2008). Patras, Greece: July 2008.

T. Antao, P. McBurney and I. Hastings: RONALD: A domain-specific language to study the interactions between malaria infections and drug treatments. In; H. R. Arabnia (Editor): Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP 2008). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 2008.

M. Luck and P. McBurney [2008]: Computing as interaction: agent and agreement technologies. In: V. Marik (Editor): Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Human-Machine Systems. Athens, Greece, March 2008.

E. Oliva, M. Viroli, A. Omicini and P. McBurney [2008]: Argumentation and artifact for dialog support. In: I. Rahwan and P. Moraitis (Editors): Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2008), AAMAS 2008, Lisbon, Portugal.

K. Atkinson, R. Girle, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2008]: Command dialogues. In: I. Rahwan and P. Moraitis (Editors): Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2008), AAMAS 2008, Lisbon, Portugal.

S. Phelps, K. Cai, P. McBurney, J. Niu, S. Parsons and E. Sklar [2008]: Auctions, evolution, and multi-agent learning. pp. 188-210, in: K. Tuyls, A. Nowe, Z. Guessoum and D. Kudenko (Editors): Adaptive Agents and Multi-Agent Systems III (Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2007). Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4865. Berlin, Springer.

J. Niu, K. Cai, S. Parsons, E. Gerding, P. McBurney, T. Moyaux, S. Phelps and D. Shield: JCAT: A platform for the TAC Market Design Competition. In: L. Padgham, D. Parkes, J. P. Mueller and S. Parsons (Editors): Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2008). Estoril, Portugal, May 2008.

J. Niu, K. Cai, E. Gerding, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2008]: Characterizing effective auction mechanisms: Insights from the 2007 TAC Market Design Competition. Full paper in: L. Padgham, D. Parkes, J. P. Mueller and S. Parsons (Editors): Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2008). Estoril, Portugal, May 2008.

T. Miller and P. McBurney [2008]: Annotation and matching of first-class agent interaction protocols. Full paper in: L. Padgham, D. Parkes, J. P. Mueller and S. Parsons (Editors): Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2008). Estoril, Portugal, May 2008.

F. Derakhshan, P. McBurney and T. Bench-Capon [2008]: Towards dynamic assignment of rights and responsibilities to agents. (Extended version) Proceedings of the 13th Joint International and National Conference of the Computer Society of Iran (CSICC 2008), Kish Island, Iran, March 2008. Short version published as pp. 1004-1008, in: H. Sarbazi-Azad, B. Parhami, S-G. Miremadi and S. Hessabi (Editors) [2009]: Advances in Computer Science and Engineering. Communications in Computer and Information Science Series, Volume 6. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

T. Miller and P. McBurney [2008]: On illegal composition of first-class agent interaction protocols. In: G. Dobbie and B. Mans (Editors): Proceedings of the Thirty-First Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC 2008), Wollongong, Australia, January 2008.


2007

M. W. Johnson, T. Miller and P. McBurney [2007]: Modelling multi-agent interaction protocols using categories enriched over pointed sets. Working Paper.

I. Rahwan and P. McBurney [2007]: Argumentation Technology: Introduction to the Special Issue. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 22 (6): 21-23.

P. Petta, A. Omicini, T. Payne and P. McBurney [2007]: Introduction to the Special Issue: the AgentLink III Technical Forums. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, 2 (4): Article 12.

P. McBurney [2007]: Introduction to Chapter 7, Multi-Agent Systems and Complexity. pp. 93-115 in: J. Bogg and R. Geyer (Editors): Complexity, Science and Society. Oxford, UK: Radcliffe Publishing.

P. McBurney and M. Luck [2007]: The agents are all busy doing stuff! IEEE Intelligent Systems, 22 (4): 6-7.

P. Tolchinsky, K. Atkinson, P. McBurney, S. Modgil and U. Cortes [2007]: Agents deliberating over action proposals using the ProCLAIM model. In: L. Z. Varga, H.-D. Burkhard and R. Verbrugge (Editors): Proceedings of the Fifth International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (CEEMAS 2007). Leipzig, Germany, September 2007. To appear in: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series. Germany: Springer.

J. McKean, S. Rahlf, H. Shorter, G. Barnish, R. Paton, P. McBurney, D. Hughes and I. Hastings [2007]: A prototype agent-based model of antimalarial drug compliance. Second International Workshop on Agent-based Models of Market Dynamics and Consumer Behaviour. INFORMS Marketing Dynamics Conference 2007. Groningen, The Netherlands, August 2007.

E. Gerding, P. McBurney, J. Niu, S. Parsons and S. Phelps [2007]: Overview of CAT: A Market Design Competition. Technical Report ULCS-07-006, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

L. Perrussel, S. Doutre, J.-M. Thevenin and P. J. McBurney [2007]: Un dialogue de persuasion pour l'accès et l'obtention d'informations. Models Formels de l’Interaction, Quatriemes Journees Francophones (MFI 2007). Paris, France, May-June 2007.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2007]: Retraction and revocation in agent deliberation dialogs. Argumentation, 21 (3): 269-289.

O. Baqueiro Espinosa, W. van der Hoek and P. McBurney [2007]: The performance of option-trading software agents: initial results. Pages 113-125, in: A. Consiglio (Editor): Artificial Markets Modeling: Methods and Applications. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems 599. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

T. Miller, P. McBurney, J. McGinnis and K. Stathis [2007]: First-class protocols for agent-based co-ordination of scientific instruments. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration (ACEC), 16th International IEEE Workshops on Enabling Technologies and Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2007), Paris, France.

T. Miller and P. McBurney [2007]: A formal semantics for GAIA liveness rules and expressions. International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 1 (3/4): 435-476.

I. Rahwan, L. Sonenberg, N. R. Jennings and P. McBurney [2007]: STRATUM: A methodology for designing heuristic agent negotiation strategies. Applied Artificial Intelligence, 21 (6): 489—527.

T. Miller and P. McBurney [2007]: Using constraints and process algebra for specification of first-class agent interaction protocols. pp. 245--264, in: G. O'Hare, M. O'Grady, O. Dikenelli and A. Ricci (Editors): Engineering Societies for the Agents World: Post-Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4457. Berlin, Germany: Springer (In press).

E. Oliva, P. McBurney and A. Omicini [2007]: Co-argumentation artifact for agent societies. In: I. Rahwan, C. Reed and S. Parsons (Editors): Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2007), Honolulu, USA, May 2007.

L. Perrussel, S. Doutre, J-M. Thevenin and P. McBurney [2007]: A persuasion dialog for gaining access to information. In: I. Rahwan, C. Reed and S. Parsons (Editors): Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2007), Honolulu, USA, May 2007.

S. Parsons, P. McBurney, E. Sklar and M. Wooldridge [2007]: On the relevance of utterances in formal inter-agent dialogues. Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2007), Hawaii, USA, May 2007.

S. Doutre, P. McBurney, L. Perrussel and J-M. Thévenin [2007]: Arguing for gaining access to information. Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2007), Hawaii, USA, May 2007.

P. McBurney, D. Hitchcock and S. Parsons [2007]: The eightfold way of deliberation dialogue. International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 22 (1): 95—132.


2006

M. Wooldridge, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2006]: On the meta-logic of arguments, pp. 42-56, in: S. Parsons, N. Maudet, P. Moraitis and I. Rahwan (Editors): Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4049. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

E. Cogan, S. Parsons and P. McBurney [2006]: New Types of Inter-agent Dialogues, pp. 154-168, in: S. Parsons, N. Maudet, P. Moraitis and I. Rahwan (Editors): Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4049. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

L. Amgoud, L. Bodenstaff, M. Caminada, P. McBurney, S. Parsons, H. Prakken, J. van Veenen and G. Vreeswijk [2006]: Report on Formal Argumentation System for ASPIC Project. Deliverable D2.6, Argumentation Service Platform with Integrated Components Project (IST-FP6-002307). Technical Report ULCS-07-005, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

S. Munroe, T. Miller, R. Belecheanu, M. Pechoucek, P. McBurney and M. Luck [2006]: Crossing the agent technology chasm: Lessons, experiences and challenges in commercial applications of agents. Knowledge Engineering Review, 21 (4): 345-392.

T. Miller and P. McBurney [2006]: Towards a formal algebraic language for first-class agent interaction protocols. In: G. O'Hare, M. O'Grady, O. Dikenelli and A. Ricci (Editors): Seventh International Workshop on Engineering Societes in the Agents World (ESAW 2006). Dublin, Eire, September 2006. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4457. Berlin, Germany: Springer. pp. 245-264.

A. Chorley, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2006]: Automating argumentation for deliberation in cases of conflict of interest. In: P. E. Dunne and T. Bench-Capon (Editors): Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2006). Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications Series. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press. pp. 279-290.

P. Dahlstedt and P. McBurney [2006]: Musical agents. Leonardo, 39 (5): 469-470.

T. Moyaux and P. McBurney [2006]: Modeling a supply chain as a network of markets. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Service Systems and Service Managament (IC SSSM 2006), Troyes, France, October 2006.

T. Moyaux and P. McBurney [2006]: Reduction of the bullwhip effect in supply chains through speculation. In: Charlotte Bruun (Editor): Advances in Artificial Economics: The Economy as a Complex Dynamic System. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems Series, Volume 584. Berlin, Germany: Springer. pp. 77-89. Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Economics 2006, Aalborg, Denmark, September 2006

S. Phelps, M. Marcinkiewicz, S. Parsons and P. McBurney [2006]: A novel method for automated strategy acquisition in n-player non-zero-sum games. Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2006), Hakodate, Japan, May 2006.

R. Belecheanu, S. Munroe, M. Luck, T. Payne, T. Miller, M. Pechoucek and P. McBurney [2006]: Commercial applications of agents: Lessons, experiences and challenges. Proceedings of Industrial Track, Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2006), Hakodate, Japan. Awarded the DARPA Prize for Best Applied and Industrial Paper at AAMAS 2006.

S. van Otterloo, M. J. Wooldridge and P. McBurney [2006]: Foreword to Special Issue on Knowledge and Games. Synthese/Knowledge, Rationality and Action, 149 (2): 255—256

K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2006]: PARMENIDES: Facilitating deliberation in democracies. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Law, 14 (4): 261—275. Special Issue on E-Government.

K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2006]: Computational representation of practical argument. Synthese, 152 (2): 157-206. Knowledge, Rationality and Action, 191-240.


2005

S. Doutre, P. McBurney, M. Wooldridge and W. Barden [2005]: Information-seeking agent dialogs with permissions and arguments. Technical Report ULCS-05-010, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool.

J. McKean, H. Shorter, P. McBurney and M. Luck [2005]: The AgentLink III Technology Diffusion Model. Technical Report ULCS-05-008, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool.

K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2005]: Multi-agent argumentation for e-Democracy. pp. 35—46, in: M. P. Gleizes, G. Kaminka, A. Nowe, S. Ossowski, K. Tuyls and K. Verbeeck (Editors): Proceedings of the Third European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2005), Brussels, Belgium, December 2005.

A. Omicini and P. McBurney [2005]: The AgentLink III Technical Forums: Introduction to the Special Issue. Knowledge Engineering Review, 20 (2): 95—97.

P. Wegner, F. Arbab, D. Goldin, P. McBurney, M. Luck and D. Robertson [2005]: The role of agent interaction in models of computing: panelist reviews. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 141 (5): 181—198.

M. Luck, P. McBurney and J. L. Gonzales-Palacios [2005]: Agent-based computing and programming of agent systems. pp. 23—37, in: R. H. Bordini, M. Dastani, J. Dix and A. El Fallah Seghrouchni (Editors): Programming Multi-Agent Systems. Third International Workshop, ProMAS 2005. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3862. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

M. Luck, P. McBurney, S. Willmott and O. Shehory [2005]: The AgentLink III Agent Technology Roadmap. AgentLink III, the European Co-ordination Action for Agent-Based Computing, Southampton, UK.

T. Miller and P. McBurney [2005]: Multi-Agent system specification using TCOZ. pp. 216-221, in: W. Lamersdorf, F. Klügl and T. Eymann (Editors): Proceedings of the Third German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies (MATES 2005). Koblenz, Germany.

S. Phelps, M. Marcinkiewicz, S. Parsons and P. McBurney [2005]: Using population-based search and evolutionary game theory to acquire better-response strategies for the double-auction market. pp. 21-27 in: S. Janson (Editor): Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA 2005). Proceedings of an IJCAI-2005 Workshop. Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2005.

O. Baqueiro Espinosa, W. van der Hoek and P. McBurney [2005]: Designing agents for derivatives markets: a preliminary framework. pp. 1-14, in: P. Gmytrasiewicz and S. Parsons (Editors): Game-Theoretic and Decision-Theoretic Agents (GTDT 2005). Proceedings of an IJCAI-2005 Workshop. Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2005.

K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2005]: Persuasive political argument. pp. 44-51, in: F. Grasso, C. Reed and G. Carenini (Editors): Computational Models of Natural Argument, Proceedings of an IJCAI-2005 Workshop. Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2005.

K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2005]: Generating intentions through argumentation. In: F. Dignum, V. Dignum, S. Koenig, S. Kraus, M. Singh and M. Wooldridge (Editors): Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2005), Utrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 1261-1262. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press.

S. Doutre, P. McBurney and M. Wooldridge: Law-Governed Linda as a semantics for agent interaction protocols. In: F. Dignum, V. Dignum, S. Koenig, S. Kraus, M. Singh and M. Wooldridge (Editors): Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2005), Utrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 1257-1258. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press.

M. J. Wooldridge, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2005]: The meta-logic of arguments. In: F. Dignum, V. Dignum, S. Koenig, S. Kraus, M. P. Singh, and M. Wooldridge (Editors): Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2005), Utrecht, The Netherlands. July 2005, pp. 560-567. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press.

E. Cogan, S. Parsons and P. McBurney [2005]: What kind of argument are we going to have today? In: F. Dignum, V. Dignum, S. Koenig, S. Kraus, M. P. Singh, and M. Wooldridge (Editors): Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2005), Utrecht, The Netherlands. July 2005, pp. 544-551. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press.

P. McBurney [2005]: Values and argumentation in environmental risk regulation. In: P. E. Dunne and T. Bench-Capon (Editors): Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence and Law. Proceedings of an ICAIL Workshop, Bologna, Italy, June 2005, pp. 75-80. IAAL Workshop Series. Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers.

M. W. Johnson, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2005]: A mathematical model of dialog. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 141 (5): 33-48.

K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2005]: A dialogue-game protocol for multi-agent argument over proposals for action. Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 11 (2): 153-171.

K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2005]: Arguing about cases as practical reasoning. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on AI and Law (ICAIL 2005), Bologna, Italy. June 2005, pp. 35-44. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press.

W. Rehg, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2005]: Computer decision-support systems for public argumentation: assessing deliberative legitimacy. AI and Society, 19 (3): 203--228.


2004

K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2004]: Justifying practical reasoning. In: F. Grasso, C. Reed and G. Carenini (Editors): Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA 2004), pp. 87-90. ECAI 2004, Valencia, Spain.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2004]: A hundred schools of thought automatically contending. Controversia: An International Journal of Debate and Democratic Renewal 3 (1): 66—72 (Spring/Summer 2004).

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2004]: Engineering democracy in open agent systems. In: A. Omicini, P. Petta and J. Pitt (Editors): Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV. pp. 66-80. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3071. Berlin, Germany: Springer. An earlier version appeared in 2003 in the Proceedings of the Fourth International ESAW Workshop, (ESAW-2003), held in London, UK.

M. Luck, P. McBurney and S. Preist [2004]: A manifesto for agent technology: towards next generation computing. Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 9 (3): 203—252.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2004]: Locutions for argumentation in agent interaction protocols. pp. 209—225 in: R. M. van Eijk, M-P. Huget and F. Dignum (Editors): Agent Communication. Revised Proceedings of the International Workshop on Agent Communication (AC2004), New York, NY, USA, July 2004. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3396. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

S. Phelps, S. Parsons and P. McBurney [2004]: Automated trading agents versus virtual humans: an evolutionary game-theoretic comparison of two double-auction market designs. In: P. Faratin and J. A. Rodriguez-Aguilar (Editors): Proceedings of Agent-Mediated E-Commerce VI: Theories for and Engineering of Distributed Mechanisms and Systems (AMEC 2004), AAMAS 2004, New York, NY, USA.

K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2004]: PARMENIDES: Facilitating democratic debate. In: Third e-Government Conference (EGOV04), DEXA 2004, Zaragoza, Spain, September 2004. Published in: R. Traunmuller (Editor): Electronic Government. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

K. Atkinson, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2004]: A dialogue game protocol for multi-agent argument over proposals for action. In: I. Rahwan, P. Moraitis and C. Reed (Editors): First International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2004), AAMAS 2004, New York, NY, USA.

S. Parsons, P. McBurney and M. Wooldridge [2004]: Some preliminary steps towards a meta-theory for formal inter-agent dialogues. In: I. Rahwan, P. Moraitis and C. Reed (Editors): First International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2004), AAMAS 2004, New York, NY, USA.

I. Rahwan, L. Sonenberg and P. McBurney [2004]: Bargaining and argument-based negotiation: some preliminary considerations. In: I. Rahwan, P. Moraitis and C. Reed (Editors): First International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2004), AAMAS 2004, New York, NY, USA, July 2004.

W. Costello, A. Bleloch, P. Goodhew, P. McBurney and R. Paton [2004]: A new inclusive approach to remote microscopy (Extended abstract). The Thirteenth European Microscopy Congress (EMC 2004). Antwerp, Belgium.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2004]: A denotational semantics for deliberation dialogues. In: N. R. Jennings, C. Sierra, E. Sonenberg and M. Tambe (Editors): Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2004). New York City, NY, USA.

S. Parsons and P. McBurney [2004]: The use of expert systems for toxicology risk prediction. pp. 135-176, in C. Helma (Editor): Predictive Toxicology. New York, NY, USA: Marcel Dekker.

P. E. Dunne and P. McBurney [2004]: Concepts of optimal utterance in dialogue: selection and complexity. pp. 310-328 in: F. Dignum (Editor): Advances in Agent Communication. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2922. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

S. Parsons, P. McBurney and M. Wooldridge [2004]: The mechanics of some formal inter-agent dialogues. pp. 329-348 in: F. Dignum (Editor): Advances in Agent Communication. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2922. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2004]: The Posit Spaces Protocol for multi-agent negotiation. pp. 364-382 in: F. Dignum (Editor): Advances in Agent Communication. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2922. Berlin, Germany: Springer.


2003

I. Rahwan, S. D. Ramchurn, N. R. Jennings, P. McBurney, S. Parsons and E. Sonenberg [2003]: Argumentation-based negotiation. Knowledge Engineering Review, 18 (4): 343—375.

Y. Ohsawa and P. McBurney (Editors) [2003]: Chance Discovery. Advanced Information Processing Series. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

R. Girle, D. Hitchcock, P. McBurney and B. Verheij [2003]: Decision support for practical reasoning. pp. 55-83 in: C. Reed and T. Norman (Editors): Argumentation Machines: New Frontiers in Argument and Computation. Argumentation Library. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic.

S. Parsons and P. McBurney [2003]: Argumentation-based dialogues for agent coordination. Group Decision and Negotiation, Special Issue on Theory and Practice of Computational Coordination Mechanisms in Multi-Agent Systems, 12 (5): 415-439.

S. Parsons and P. McBurney [2003]: Logics of argumentation for chance discovery. In: Y. Ohsawa and P. McBurney (Editors): Chance Discovery: Foundations and Applications. Advanced Information Processing series. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2003]: Agent-Communications for Chance Discovery. In: Y. Ohsawa and P. McBurney (Editors): Chance Discovery: Foundations and Applications. Advanced Information Processing series. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

K. Greenwood, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2003]: Structuring dialogue between the People and their representatives. In: From E-Government to E-Governance, Second e-Gov Conference (EGOV03), DEXA 2003, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2003. Published in: R. Traunmuller (Editor): Electronic Government, pp. 55-62. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2739. Berlin, Germany: Springer. [Postscript File]

M. Luck, P. McBurney and C. Preist [2003]: Agent Technology: Enabling Next Generation Computing. A Roadmap for Agent Based Computing. AgentLinkII, the European Network of Excellence for Agent-Based Computing, Southampton, UK. 94 pp.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2003]: Chance discovery and scenario analysis. New Generation Computing, Special Issue on Chance Discovery. 21: 13-22. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney, R. M. van Eijk, S. Parsons and L. Amgoud [2003]: A dialogue-game protocol for agent purchase negotiations. Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 7 (3): 235-273. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2003]: Democracy in open agent systems. In: J. S. Rosenschein, T. Sandholm, M. Wooldridge and M. Yokoo (Editors): Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2003), pp. 1066-1067. Melbourne, Australia. [Postscript File]

S. Phelps, S. Parsons, E. Sklar and P. McBurney [2003]: Applying Genetic Programming to Economic Mechanism Design: Evolving a pricing rule for a continuous double auction. In: J. S. Rosenschein, T. Sandholm, M. Wooldridge and M. Yokoo (Editors): Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2003), pp. 1096-1097. Melbourne, Australia. [Postscript File]

I. Rahwan, P. McBurney and E. Sonenberg [2003]: Towards a theory of negotiation strategy (a preliminary report). In: S. Parsons and P. Gmytrasiewicz (Editors): Game-Theoretic and Decision-Theoretic Agents (GTDT 2003), Proceedings of an AAMAS-2003 Workshop, pp. 73-80. Melbourne, Australia. [Postscript File]

K. Greenwood, T. Bench-Capon and P. McBurney [2003]: Towards a computational account of persuasion in law. In: G. Sartor (Editor): Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on AI and Law (ICAIL-2003), pp. 22-31. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press. [Postscript File]

P. E. Dunne and P. McBurney [2003]: Optimal utterances in dialogue protocols. In: J. S. Rosenschein, T. Sandholm, M. Wooldridge and M. Yokoo (Editors): Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2003), pp. 608-615. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2003]: Posit Spaces: a performative theory of e-commerce. In: J. S. Rosenschein, T. Sandholm, M. Wooldridge and M. Yokoo (Editors): Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2003), pp. 624-631. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press. [ Postscript File]

M. Johnson, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2003]: When are two protocols the same? In: M-P. Huget (Editor): Communication in Multiagent Systems: Agent Communication Languages and Conversation Policies, pp. 253-268. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2650. Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag. [Postscript File]

S. Parsons and P. McBurney [2003]: Argumentation-based communication between agents. In: M-P. Huget (Editor): Communication in Multiagent Systems: Agent Communication Languages and Conversation Policies, pp. 164-178. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2650. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2003]: Dialogue game protocols. In: M-P. Huget (Editor): Communication in Multiagent Systems: Agent Communication Languages and Conversation Policies, pp. 269-283. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2650. Berlin, Germany: Springer.


2002

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2002]: Dialogue Games in Multi-Agent Systems. Informal Logic. Special Issue on Applications of Argumentation in Computer Science. 22 (3): 257-274. [Postscript File]

Y. Ohsawa, P. McBurney and S. Parsons (Editors) [2002]: Chance Discovery: The Discovery and Management of Chance Events. AAAI Fall Symposium. Technical Report FS-02-01. American Association for Artificial Intelligence Press, Menlo Park, CA, USA. 114 pp.

P. McBurney [2002]: Review of: Robert P. Abelson (1995): "Statistics as Principled Argument." Informal Logic, 21 (3) (Fall 2001).

P. McBurney [2002]: Rational Interaction. PhD Dissertation, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. Abstract.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2002]: A geometric semantics for dialogue game protocols for autonomous agent interactions. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 52 (2).

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2002]: Determining error bounds for hypothesis tests in risk assessment: a research agenda. Law, Probability and Risk, 1 (1) 17-36. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2002]: Using Belief Functions to forecast demand for Mobile Satellite Services, pp. 281-315 of: R. P. Srivastava and T. J. Mock (Editors): Belief Functions in Business Decisions. Volume 88 in Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing. New York, NY, USA: Physica Verlag. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2002]: Games that agents play: A formal framework for dialogues between autonomous agents. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 11 (3): 315-334. Special Issue on Logic and Games. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2002]: Formalizing scenario analysis. In: A. Darwiche and N. Friedman (Editors): Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-2002), pp. 327-334. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney, S. Parsons and M. Wooldridge [2002]: Desiderata for agent argumentation protocols. In: C. Castelfranchi and W. L. Johnson (Editors): Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2002), pp. 402-409, Bologna, Italy. July 2002. New York, USA: ACM Press. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney, S. Parsons and J. Green [2002]: Forecasting market demand for new telecommunications services: an introduction. Telematics and Informatics, 19 (3): 225-249. [Postscript File]

S. Phelps, P. McBurney, S. Parsons and E. Sklar [2002]: Co-evolutionary auction mechanism design: a preliminary report. Pages 123-142 in: J. Padget, O. Shehory, D. C. Parkes, N. M. Sadeh and W. E. Walsh (Editors): Agent-Mediated Electronic-Commerce IV: Designing Mechanisms and Systems, Proceedings of an AAMAS-02 Workshop, Bologna, Italy. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2531. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

P. McBurney, S. Parsons and M. W. Johnson [2002]: When are two protocols the same? In: M-Ph. Huget, F. Dignum and J-L. Koning (Editors): Agent Communication Languages and Conversation Policies, Proceedings of an AAMAS-02 Workshop, Bologna, Italy.

S. Phelps, S. Parsons, P. McBurney and E. Sklar [2002]: Co-evolution of auction mechanisms and strategies: Towards a novel approach to microeconomic design. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Multi-Agent Systems (ECoMAS 2002), New York City, NY, USA. July 2002.

J. Fox and P. McBurney [2002]: Decision making by intelligent agents: logical argument, probabilistic inference and the maintenance of beliefs and acts. In: L. Godo and T. Lukasiewicz (Editors): Uncertainty Frameworks in Non-monotonic Reasoning, Special Session at the Ninth International Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning (NMR-02), Toulouse, France. April 2002.

P. McBurney [2002]: Music and mathematics: a common frontier. The Intellectual Frontiers of Music. Proceedings of a Conference held at the University of Aberdeen. June 2002.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2002]: Ensemble Theory: arguing across and within scenarios. In: J. Shepherd and H. Tsoukas (Editors): Probing the Future: Developing Organizational Foresight in the Knowledge Economy. Proceedings of a Conference held at the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, Glasgow. July 2002. [PDF File]


2001

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: Chance discovery using dialectical argumentation. In: T. Terano, T. Nishida, A. Namatame, S. Tsumoto, Y. Ohsawa and T. Washio (Editors): New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence: Joint JSAI 2001 Workshop Post Proceedings, pp. 414--424. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Vol. 2253. Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: Dialectical argumentation for reasoning about chemical carcinogenicity. Logic Journal of the IGPL, 9 (2): 191-203. [Postscript File].

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: Representing epistemic uncertainty by means of dialectical argumentation. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, Special Issue on Representations of Uncertainty, 32 (1-4): 125-169. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: Intelligent systems to support deliberative democracy in environmental regulation. Information and Communications Technology Law, 10 (1): 33-43. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: A formal framework for inter-agent dialogues. In: J. P. Muller, E. Andre, S. Sen and C. Frasson (Editors): Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents, pp. 178-179. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: Reasoning across scenarios in planning under uncertainty. In: C. Gomes and T. Walsh (Editors): Using Uncertainty within Computation: Proceedings of the 2001 AAAI Fall Symposium, pp. 85--92. AAAI Press, Menlo Park, CA. Technical Report FS-01-04. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: A geometric semantics for dialogue game protocols for autonomous agent interactions. in: P. Cousot, L. Fajstrup, E. Goubault, J. Gunawardena, M. Herlihy, M. Raussen and V. Sassone (Editors): Preliminary Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Geometry and Topology in Concurrency Theory (GETCO-2001), pp. 63-75. Aalborg, Denmark: BRICS Notes, No. NS-01-7. Also reprinted in: M. d'Inverno & M. Luck (Editors): Proceedings of the UK Multi-Agent Systems (UKMAS) Annual Conference, Oxford, UK, December 2001.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: Chance discovery using dialectical argumentation. In: Y. Ohsawa (Editor): Proceedings of the Workshop on Chance Discovery, Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI-2001), pp. 37-45. (Invited Paper) [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: Agent ludens: Games for agent dialogues. In: S. Parsons and P. Gmytrasiewicz (Editors): Game-Theoretic and Decision-Theoretic Agents (GTDT 2001): Proceedings of the 2001 AAAI Spring Symposium, pp. 70--77. AAAI Press, Menlo Park, CA. Technical Report SS-01-03. [Postscript File]

D. Hitchcock, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: A framework for deliberation dialogues. In: H. V. Hansen, C. W. Tindale, J. A. Blair and R. H. Johnson (Editors): Argumentation and its Applications. Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA 2001). [Word File].

W. Rehg, P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: Computer decision support systems for public argumentation: criteria for assessment. In: H. V. Hansen, C. W. Tindale, J. A. Blair and R. H. Johnson (Editors): Argumentation and its Applications. Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA 2001). [Word File].

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: The Possibility of Arguability: Combining Multiple Arguments on the same Topic. Technical Report No. ULCS-01-009. Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool. [Abstract].

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: Strawmen and Eidolons: Using Argumentation to Reason across Scenarios. Technical Report No. ULCS-01-008. Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool. [Abstract].

P. McBurney, S. Parsons and M. Wooldridge [2001]: Desiderata for Agent Argumentation Protocols. Technical Report No. ULCS-01-004. Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool. [Abstract].

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: A Hundred Schools of Thought Automatically Contending. Technical Report No. ULCS-01-002. Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool. [Postscript File].

P. McBurney, R. van Eijk, S. Parsons and L. Amgoud [2001]: A Dialogue-Game Protocol for Agent Purchase Negotiations. Technical Report No. ULCS-01-001. Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool. [Abstract].

P. McBurney [2001]: First international workshop on chance discovery. Knowledge Engineering Review, 16 (2): 201-204. Also published in: Expert Update. Magazine of the British Computer Society Special Interest Group on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence, 4 (2): 52-55. [Postscript File]

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2001]: Desiderata for dialogue-game protocols for agent interactions. In: A. Hunter and S. Parsons (Editors): Adventures in Argumentation: Proceedings of a Workshop held with the Sixth European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty (ECSQARU-2001), pp. 44-47. (Extended Abstract). Toulouse, France.

P. McBurney [2001]: Comments on B. Verheij: "Evaluating arguments based on Toulmin's scheme." In: H. V. Hansen, C. W. Tindale, J. A. Blair and R. H. Johnson (Editors): Argumentation and its Applications. Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA 2001). [Word File].


2000

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2000]: Risk Agoras: Using dialectical argumentation to debate risk. Risk Management, 2 (2): 17-27. [Postscript File].

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2000]: Risk Agoras: Dialectical argumentation for scientific reasoning. In: C. Boutilier and M. Goldszmidt (Editors): Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, pages 371-379. Stanford, CA, USA. [Postscript File].

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2000]: Dialectical argumentation for reasoning about chemical carcinogenicity. In: J. Cunningham and D. Gabbay (Editors): Proceedings of the International Conference on Pure and Applied Practical Reasoning (FAPR-2000). Technical Report, Department of Computing, Imperial College, University of London, London, UK. [Postscript File].

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2000]: Tenacious Tortoises: A formalism for argument over rules of inference. pp. 77-84 in: G. Vreeswijk (Editor): Proceeedings of the Workshop on Computational Dialectics, Fourteenth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2000). Berlin, Germany.

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2000]: Modeling scientific discourse. In: D. Pearce (Editor): Workshop on Scientific Reasoning in AI and Philosophy of Science, Fourteenth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2000). Berlin, Germany. [Postscript File].

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [2000]: Intelligent systems to support deliberative democracy in environmental regulation. In: D. Peterson (Editor): Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Legal Reasoning, Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB2000). Birmingham, UK, April 2000. [Postscript File]


Before 2000

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [1999]: Truth or Consequences: Using argumentation to reason about risk. British Pyschological Society Symposium on Practical Reasoning, London, UK, 21 December 1999. [Postscript File].

P. McBurney, S. Parsons, J. Fox and D. Glasspool [1999]: Consequence logics for cancer risk counselling systems: a specification framework. Technical Report, Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, London, UK. [Postscript File].

P. McBurney and S. Parsons [1999]: Intelligent systems which reason about risk. Technical Report, Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, London, UK.

S. Parsons and P. McBurney [1999]: Risky Business. Scenario and Strategy Planning, 1 (3): 15-17.

P. J. McBurney [1996]: Exploiting the Potential of Marketing Decision Support Systems in Telecommunications. Dallas, TX, USA: Redwing Consulting Ltd. 50 pp.

P. Hemming, D. P. Shuker and P. J. McBurney [1996]: Innovative PCS Marketing: How to Build and Execute a Winning Marketing Plan. Dallas, TX, USA: Redwing Consulting Ltd. 290 pp.

P. McBurney, D. P. Shuker and S. Eilfeld [1993]: The Impact of Airtime Resale on Cellular Markets. London, UK: Redwing Consulting Ltd, 90 pp.

J. Green and P. McBurney [1991]: Telecommunications and the World Economy. In: The Interdata Telecommunications Handbook, pp. 19-26. Sydney, Australia: Interdata Pty Ltd.

P. McBurney and D. P. Shuker [1990]: The World Avionics Market: A Report for the Australian Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce (DITAC), BIS Shrapnel Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, 70 pp.

P. McBurney [1989]: Mobile Communications in Australia. BIS Shrapnel Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia. (Four volumes, c. 500 pp.)

P. McBurney and M. Dobbin [1989]: The Prospects for Australian Participation in L-Band Mobile Satellite Communications: A Report for the Australian Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce (DITAC), BIS Shrapnel Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia. (Two volumes, c. 100 pp.)

P. J. Gifford and P. J. McBurney [1988]: The ethical concerns of contemporary Zimbabwean managers: a preliminary sounding. Journal of Business Ethics, 7: 363-372.

P. J. McBurney [1988]: On transferring statistical techniques across cultures: the Kish Grid. Current Anthropology, 29 (2): 323-5.

A. M. Hawkins, M. A. Shadur, P. J. McBurney and W. Clatanoff [1988]: Formal Sector Employment Demand Conditions in Zimbabwe. University of Zimbabwe Press, Harare, Zimbabwe. 52 pp.

P. McBurney [1987]: Review of "Full Metal Jacket" (Director: Stanley Kubrick). The AGSM Newsletter, 84: 3-4 (28 October - 11 November 1987). Sydney, Australia: Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales.

D. Midgley and P. McBurney [1987]: The Role of Expert Systems in Marketing: The CEM Export Marketing Strategy Project. Working Paper 87-036. AGSM Working Paper Series. Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

P. McBurney [1981]: Robustness properties of Johns' estimators. Inaugral Symposium of the Southern African Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA). Gaberone, Botswana, December 1981.

M. McEwin, S. Linacre, R. A. Karmel and P. J. McBurney [1980]: The Construction of an Index of Socio-Economic Status from the 1976 Population Census and the Use of this Index as a Measure of Disadvantage. Belconnen, ACT, Australia: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 73 pp.

P. McBurney [1980]: How to pass Economics 1 (in six easy lessons). ANU Orientation Handbook, March 1980, pp. 44-46. Canberra, ACT, Australia: ANU Students' Association.

P. J. McBurney [1979]: Adaptive Estimators of Location. Honours year dissertation, Department of Statistics & Econometrics, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia. 126 pp.


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