Announcement of the Winner of 2006 ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award
The selection committee for the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Wooldridge of the University of Liverpool, UK is the recipient of the 2006 award. Dr. Wooldridge has made significant and sustained contributions to the research on autonomous agents and multi agent systems. In particular, Dr. Wooldridge has made seminal contributions to the logical foundations of multi-agent systems, especially to formal theories of cooperation, teamwork and communication., computational complexity in multi-agent systems, and agent-oriented software engineering. In addition to his substantial research contributions, Dr. Wooldridge has served the autonomous agents research community, in a variety of ways including founding of the AgentLink Network of Excellence in 1997 and most recently as the Technical Program co-chair of the Fourth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS2005).
Dr. Wooldridge will present an invited talk at the Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS2006). The title of his presentation is "With a Little Help from my Friends: On the Logic and Complexity of Cooperation."
The ACM SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award is an annual award for excellence in research in the area of autonomous agents. The award is intended to recognize researchers in autonomous agents whose current work is an important influence on the field. The award is an official ACM award, funded by an endowment created by ACM SIGART from the proceeds of previous Autonomous Agents conferences. Candidates for the award are nominated through an open nomination process.