• Agents and Robots for Reliable Engineered Autonomy:A Perspective from the Organisers of AREA 2020

      Cardoso, Rafael C.; orcid: 0000-0001-6666-6954; email: rafael.cardoso@manchester.ac.uk; Ferrando, Angelo; orcid: 0000-0002-8711-4670; email: angelo.ferrando@dibris.unige.it; Briola, Daniela; orcid: 0000-0003-1994-8929; email: daniela.briola@unimib.it; Menghi, Claudio; orcid: 0000-0001-5303-8481; email: claudio.menghi@uni.lu; Ahlbrecht, Tobias; orcid: 0000-0002-4652-901X; email: tobias.ahlbrecht@tu-clausthal.de (MDPI, 2021-05-14)
      Multi-agent systems, robotics and software engineering are large and active research areas with many applications in academia and industry. The First Workshop on Agents and Robots for reliable Engineered Autonomy (AREA), organised the first time in 2020, aims at encouraging cross-disciplinary collaborations and exchange of ideas among researchers working in these research areas. This paper presents a perspective of the organisers that aims at highlighting the latest research trends, future directions, challenges, and open problems. It also includes feedback from the discussions held during the AREA workshop. The goal of this perspective is to provide a high-level view of current research trends for researchers that aim at working in the intersection of these research areas.
    • Special Issue: Agents and Robots for Reliable Engineered Autonomy

      Cardoso, Rafael C.; orcid: 0000-0001-6666-6954; email: rafael.cardoso@manchester.ac.uk; Ferrando, Angelo; orcid: 0000-0002-8711-4670; email: angelo.ferrando@dibris.unige.it; Briola, Daniela; orcid: 0000-0003-1994-8929; email: daniela.briola@unimib.it; Menghi, Claudio; orcid: 0000-0001-5303-8481; email: claudio.menghi@uni.lu; Ahlbrecht, Tobias; orcid: 0000-0002-4652-901X; email: tobias.ahlbrecht@tu-clausthal.de (MDPI, 2021-07-13)
      The study of autonomous agents is a well-established area that has been researched for decades, both from a design and implementation viewpoint [...]