Logics and strategic reasoning play a central role in multi-agent systems. Logics can be used, for instance, to express the agents' abilities, knowledge, and objectives. Strategic reasoning refers to algorithmic methods that allow for developing good behaviour for the agents of the system. At the intersection, we find logics that can express the existence of strategies or equilibria, and can be used to reason about them. The LAMAS&SR workshop merges two international workshops: LAMAS (Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems), which focuses on all kinds of logical aspects of multi-agent systems from the perspectives of artificial intelligence, computer science, and game theory, and SR (Strategic Reasoning), devoted to all aspects of strategic reasoning in formal methods and AI.
LAMAS: The LAMAS workshop provides a meeting forum for the research community working on various logical aspects of multi-agent systems (MAS) from the perspectives of artificial intelligence, computer science, and game theory. It addresses the whole range of issues that arise in the context of using logic in MAS, from theoretical foundations to algorithmic methods and implemented tools. The workshop LAMAS has been regularly organised since 2002 and became the main annual event of the LAMAS research network.
SR: Strategic reasoning is a key topic in the multi-agent systems research area. The extensive literature in this field includes a number of logics used for reasoning about the strategic abilities of the agents in the system, but spans also game theory, decision theory or epistemic logics to name a few. The aim is to provide sound theoretical foundations and tools to tackle a variety of strategic problems in formal methods and artificial intelligence involving agents in adversarial settings. The SR workshop has been organised annually since 2013, often in co-location with the most important conferences in formal methods and AI.
LAMAS&SR: Over the years the communities and research themes of both workshops got closer and closer, with a significant overlap in the participants and organisers of both events. For this reason, the next editions of LAMAS and SR will be unified under the same flag, formally joining the two communities.
LAMAS&SR is interested in all topics related to logics and strategic reasoning in multi-agent systems, from theoretical foundations to algorithmic methods and implemented tools. The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of 4 pages plus 1 page for references only, in the LNCS format. Both published and unpublished works are welcome. Submissions are subject to a single-blind review process (submissions should not be anonymous). Although there will be no formal proceedings, accepted extended abstracts will be made available on the workshop website. As in previous years, we envisage that extensions of selected papers presented at the workshop will be invited to a special issue of a leading journal.