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I am pleased to invite you to the following seminar of the Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano:
PLACE: Room A101 (Main Building, Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università, 1, 39100 Bozen-Bolzano)
DATE: Monday, 12 October 2009, 15:00-16:00
TITLE: Approaches to Agent Trust and Reputation
SPEAKER: Prof. Norman Foo
ABSTRACT: Trust between interacting agents is an aspect of multiagent models that has become very relevant in the light of the present international financial crisis. The root cause of the crisis has been identified by many experts as the breakdown of trust. This talk will begin with a brief survey of some approaches to modeling trust. Its connection with reputation will be examined. Then we will address how trust emerges, and how it and reputation can evolve in time. The role of game theory, agent beliefs and social norms will be explained.
SPEAKER'S HOMEPAGE: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~norman/
CV: BE and ME, University of Canterbury; MA. and PhD, University of Michigan. Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales. Visiting Professor, Computer Science, University of Bath. Reseach interests: logic programming, AI logics, agent trust and reputation, cognitive science.
CONTACT PERSON: Prof. Enrico Franconi (email@example.com)
Coordinator of the Faculty Seminar Series Faculty of CS Free University of Bozen-Bolzano