AGERE! - PROGRAMMING SYSTEMS, LANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS BASED ON AGENTS, ACTORS, AND DECENTRALIZED CONTROL
The fundamental turn of software into concurrency and distribution is not only a matter of performance, but also of design and abstraction, calling for programming paradigms that would allow more naturally to think, design, develop, manage programs exhibiting different degrees of concurrency, reactivity, autonomy, decentralization of control, distribution. This workshop aims at exploring programming approaches explicitly providing a level of abstraction that promotes a decentralized mindset in solving problems and programming systems. To this end, the abstractions of agents and actors (and systems of agents and actors) are taken as a natural reference: the objective of the workshop is then to foster the research in all aspects of actor and agent-oriented programming as evolution of mainstream paradigms (such as OOP), including the theory and the practice of design and programming, bringing together researchers working on the models, languages and technologies, and practitioners developing real-world systems and applications.