[FC Seminar series at UniBz] Seminar of Norman Foo, Mon 12th October 2009, 15:00-16:00

I am pleased to invite you to the following seminar of the Faculty of
Computer Science of Bolzano-Bozen.

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 (franconi(a)inf.unibz.it)

Kind regards

Werner Nutt

Coordinator of the Faculty Seminar Series
Faculty of CS
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano