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Publications by Matthias Nickles

2007

Achim Rettinger, Matthias Nickles, and Volker Tresp. Learning initial trust among interacting agents. In Eleventh International Workshop CIA 2007 on Cooperative Information Agents. Springer 2007, September 2007.
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M. Nickles. Social acquisition of ontologies from communication processes. Journal of Applied Ontology, special issue "Formal Ontologies for Communicating Agents", 2007.
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M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos, M. Schmitt, W. Brauer, F. Fischer, Th. Malsch, K. Paetow, and G. Weiß. The Empirical Semantics Approach to Communication Structure Learning and Usage: Individuals- vs. System-Views. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS), Issue on Socionics, 2007.
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M. Nickles. Towards a logic of graded normativity and norm adherence. In G. Boella, L. van der Torre, and H. Verhagen, editors, Proceedings of the Dagstuhl Seminar on Normative Multiagent Systems (NORMAS-07). Dagstuhl, 2007.
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2006

B. Gaudou, A. Herzig, D. Longin, and M. Nickles. A new semantics for the fipa agent communication language based on social attitudes.. In Proceedings ECAI 2006, 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 29 - September 1, 2006, Riva del Garda, Italy, pages 245–249, 2006.
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F. A. Fischer and M. Nickles. Computational opinions.. In Proceedings ECAI 2006, 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 29 - September 1, 2006, Riva del Garda, Italy, pages 240–244, 2006.
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M. Nickles. Modeling social attitudes on the web.. In Proceedings ISWC 2006, 5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Athens, GA, USA, November 5-9, 2006, pages 529–543, 2006.
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M. Nickles. Communication structures of open multiagent systems. PhD thesis, Department of Informatics, Technical University of Munich, 2006.
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M. Nickles and R. Cobos. Social contexts and the probabilistic fusion and ranking of opinions: Towards a social semantics for the semantic web. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web (URSW-06). CEUR-WS, 2006.
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M. Nickles, A. Pease, A. C. Schalley, and D. Zaefferer. Ontologies across the disciplines. In A. C. Schalley and D. Zaefferer, editors, Ontolinguistics. How Ontological Status Shapes the Linguistic Coding of Concepts. Mouton de Gruyter, 2006.
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2005

M. Nickles and F. Fischer. Communication attitudes: A formal account of ostensible beliefs and intentions. In Third European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2005), Brussel, Belgium, 2005.
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G. Weiß, M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos, and F. Fischer. Specifying the intertwining of coordination and autonomy in agent-based systems. International Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol.28, 2005.
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M. Nickles, T. Froehner, R. Cobos, and G. Weiß. Multi-source knowledge bases and ontologies with multiple individual and social viewpoints. In Proceedings of The 2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'05). IEEE Computer Society Press, 2005.
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F. Fischer and M. Nickles. Towards a notion of generalised statement-level trust. Technical Report FKI-249-05, Institut für Informatik, Technical University of Munich, 2005.
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G. Weiß, F. A. Fischer, M. Nickles, and M. Rovatsos. Operational modelling of agent autonomy: Theoretical aspects and a formal language.. In Agent-Oriented Software Engineering VI, 6th International Workshop, AOSE 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 25, 2005. Revised and Invited Papers, pages 1–15, 2005.
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T. Froehner, M. Nickles, G. Weiß, W. Brauer, and R. Franken. Integration of ontologies and knowledge from autonomous sources. Künstliche Intelligenz, 1/05, 2005.
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M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos, W. Brauer, and G. Weiß. Communication systems: A unified model of socially intelligent systems. In K. Fischer and M. Florian, editors, Socionics, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Springer-Verlag, 2005. Invited paper.
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M. Nickles and G. Weiß. Multiagent systems without agents: Mirror-holons for the compilation and enactment of communication structures. In K. Fischer and M. Florian, editors, Socionics, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Springer-Verlag, 2005. Invited paper.
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M. Nickles, F. Fischer, and G. Weiß. Communication attitudes: A formal approach to ostensible intentions, and individual and group opinions. In Wiebe van der Hoek and Mike Wooldridge, editors, Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Logic and Communication in Multiagent Systems (LCMAS 2005), 2005.
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M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos, and G. Weiß. Formulating agent communication semantics and pragmatics as behavioral expectations. In F. Dignum, R. van Eijk, and M.-P. Huget, editors, Agent Communication Languages II, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Springer, 2005. Invited paper.
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M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos, and G. Weiß. Expectation-oriented modeling. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI), 18, 2005.
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2004

T. Froehner, M. Nickles, and G. Weiß. Open ontologies – The need for modeling heterogeneous knowledge. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE-2004), 2004.
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T. Froehner, M. Nickles, and G. Weiß. Towards modeling the social layer of emergent knowledge using open ontologies. In ECAI Workshop on Agent-Mediated Knowledge Management (AMKM), pages 10–19, 2004.
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M. Nickles, T. Froehner, and G. Weiß. Social annotation of semantically heterogeneous knowledge. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation (SemAnnot), 2004.
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M. Nickles, T. Froehner, and G. Weiß. Open ontologies and open knowledge bases for modeling the social layer of the Semantic Web (poster). In The Third International Semantic Web Conference (ISCW), 2004.
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M. Nickles and M. Rovatsos. Towards a unified model of sociality in multiagent systems. International Journal of Computer and Information Science, 5(2):73–88, 2004.
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M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos, and G. Weiß, editors. Agents and Computational Autonomy. Potential, Risks, and Solutions, volume 2969 (Hot Topics) of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer-Verlag, 2004.
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M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos, and G. Weiß. Empirical-rational semantics of agent communication. In Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2004), pages 94–101, 2004.
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M. Rovatsos, M. Nickles, and G. Weiß. An empirical model of communication in multiagent systems. In F. Dignum, editor, Agent communication languages, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2922, pages 18–36. Springer-Verlag, 2004. Invited paper.
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G. Weiß, J. Duscher, M. Rovatsos, and M. Nickles. Spezifikation von Softwareautonomie. Künstliche Intelligenz (KI), 4/04, 2004.
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2003

M. Nickles and G. Weiß. Agent-based social assessment of shared resources.. In Second International Workshop on Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing (AP2PC-2003), pages 35–40, 2003.
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M. Nickles and G. Weiß. Empirical semantics of agent communication in open systems. In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Challenges in Open Agent Environments (Challenge), 2003.
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M. Nickles and G. Weiß. A framework for the social description of resources in open environments. In M. Klusch, S. Ossowski, A. Omicini, and H. Laamanen, editors, Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA-2003), volume 2782 of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, pages 206–221. Springer-Verlag, 2003.
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M. Rovatsos, M. Nickles, and G. Weiß. Interaction is meaning: A new model for communication in open systems. In Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2003), pages 536–543, 2003.
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M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos, W. Brauer, and G. Weiß. Towards a unified model of sociality in multiagent systems. In W. Dosch and R. Y. Lee, editors, Proceedings of the ACIS Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD'03), October 16-18, 2003, Lübeck, Germany. ACIS, 2003.
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G. Weiß, M. Rovatsos, and M. Nickles. Capturing Agent Autonomy in Roles and XML. In J. S. Rosenschein, T. Sandholm, M. Wooldridge, and M. Yokoo, editors, Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS'03), Melbourne, Australia, 2003.
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2002

M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos, and G. Weiß. A Schema for Specifying Computational Autonomy. In P. Petta, R. Tolksdorf, and F. Zambonelli, editors, Engineering Societies in the Agents World III, Third International Workshop (ESAW-2002), Revised Papers, volume 2577 of LNAI. Springer-Verlag, September 16-17 2002.
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W. Brauer, M. Nickles, M. Rovatsos, G. Weiß, and K.F. Lorentzen. Expectation-oriented analysis and design. In M.J. Wooldridge, G. Weiß, and P. Ciancarini, editors, Agent-oriented software engineering. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop (AOSE-2001), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2222, pages 226–244. Springer-Verlag, 2002.
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K.F. Lorentzen and M. Nickles. Ordnung aus Chaos - Prolegomena zu einer Luhmann'schen Modellierung deentropisierender Strukturbildung in Multiagentensystemen. In T. Kron, editor, Luhmann modelliert. Ans"atze zur Simulation von Kommunikationssystemen. Leske & Budrich, 2002.
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2001

M. Nickles. SYSTEMATICS - Ein XML-basiertes Internet-Datenbanksystem für klassifikationsgestützte Sprachbeschreibungen. Technical Report CIS-Report 01-129, Centre for Information and Language Processing (CIS), University of Munich, 2001.
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M. Nickles. Towards a multiagent system for competitive website ratings. Technical Report FKI-243-01, Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München, 2001.
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M. Nickles. Multiagent Systems for the Social Competition Among Website Ratings. In Who's Who in Recommender Systems, Proceedings of the 2001 ACM SIGIR Workshop on Recommender Systems, 2001.
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