David Harel (Weizmann Institute) and Nina Balcan (CMU) will give invited talks at AAMAS-2015!
|Abstract Submission:||12th of November, 2014 (23:59 UTC-12)|
|Full Paper Submission:||17th of November, 2014 (23:59 UTC-12)|
|Rebuttal Phase:||14-16th of January, 2015 (23:59 UTC-12)|
|Author Notification:||28th of January, 2015|
AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous agents and multiagent systems. The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 by merging three highly respected meetings: the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS); the International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL); and the International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA).
The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally respected archival forum for scientific research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.
AAMAS-15 encourages the submission of analytical, empirical, methodological, technological, and perspective papers. Authors are requested to pay particular attention to discussing how their work relates to the state of the art in autonomous agents and multiagent systems research, as evidenced in, for example, previous editions of AAMAS and related conferences. All submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of the overall quality of their technical contribution, including criteria such as originality, soundness, relevance, significance, quality of presentation, and understanding of the state of the art.
AAMAS 2015, the fourteenth conference in the AAMAS series, seeks the submission of high-quality papers. The length of each paper is limited to 8 pages excluding the bibliographic references, except for papers submitted to the Blue Sky Ideas track, which are limited to 4 pages in length including the references. Reviewing will be double-blind, so authors must avoid including anything in their papers that can be used to identify them. Particular attention should be given to the way previous work is referred to; other frequent sources of breach of anonymity are the acknowledgements, project names, and links to supplementary material on the Web. Papers that are over the page limit or identify the authors may be rejected without reviewing. Please note that submitting an abstract is required to submit a full paper. However, the abstracts will not be reviewed and full papers must be submitted for the review process to begin. All work must be original, i.e., it must not have appeared in the proceedings of an archival conference, journal, or book, and may not be under review for another archival conference or journal. In addition to submissions in the main track, AAMAS 2015 will be soliciting submissions to four special tracks: (1) Innovative Applications, (2) Robotics, (3) Virtual Agents and Humans, and (4) Blue Sky Ideas. The review process for the special tracks will be similar to the main track, but with program committee members specially selected for each track. All papers accepted to the special tracks will be included in the proceedings.
Further submission instructions are available at: (http://www.aamas2015.com/en/Submission-Instructions.html)
and the AAMAS-2015 conference management system is available at: (http://aamas2015.confmaster.net)
The conference solicits papers presenting original research on autonomous agents and their interaction. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
Gerhard Weiss (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
Pınar Yolum (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Rafael Bordini (PUCRS, Brazil)
Edith Elkind (University of Oxford, UK)
For a full list of conference officials, visit (http://www.aamas2015.com/en/COMMITTEES.html).
AAMAS 2015 will feature the following four special tracks.
Due to the growing maturity of the field, there are now agent-based applications in widespread use across many domains, which generate significant revenue, save major costs, or support important public policy and business strategy decision-making. This special track provides a dedicated forum to present, discuss, and demonstrate compelling applications, agent system deployment experiences, and new business ideas. The goal is to foster and promote mutually beneficial relationships between those doing foundational scientific research and those making autonomous agents and multiagent systems a commercial or public policy reality.
Papers that advance theory and applications of single and multiple robots are welcome, specifically those focusing on real robots that interact with their environment. Papers should clearly explain how the work addresses challenges in robotics, opportunities for novel applications, and fundamental research issues in autonomous robotic systems. The goal is to demonstrate the synergy achieved from integration of research in agents and robotics.
Virtual agents are embodied agents that emulate autonomous human-like behavior in simulated interactive or physical environments. We encourage papers on the design, implementation, and evaluation of virtual agents as well as challenging applications featuring them. Of particular interest are papers addressing how humans interact with virtual agents. The goal is to provide an opportunity for continued interaction and cross-fertilization between the AAMAS community and researchers working on virtual agents, and to strengthen links between the two communities.
The emphasis of this track is on visionary ideas, long-term challenges, and new research opportunities that are outside the current mainstream of the field. This track is designed to overcome the constraints of the traditional review process, and will serve as an incubator for innovative approaches, risky and provocative ideas, and to propose challenges and opportunities for the field in the near future.
All full papers accepted to the main track and the special tracks will be presented in parallel technical sessions. All the papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be permanently available after the conference at (http://www.ifaamas.org/proceedings.html).
The submission processes for the workshops and demonstrations are separate from the main paper submission process. Relevant information will be posted on the relevant pages.
Policy on multiple and previous submissions.
Authors may not submit any paper to AAMAS 2015 that has already appeared in an archival forum. Authors must ensure that no submission to AAMAS 2015 is under review for another archival forum between the AAMAS 2015 submission and decision dates.
Policy on harassment at the conference environment.
IFAAMAS is committed to organising the AAMAS conference and its affiliated events in an environment that is free of harassment for everyone involved: delegates, organisers, conference workers, and reviewers. All participants in IFAAMAS events are asked to embrace our intention to foster a harassment-free scientific community, and to understand that IFAAMAS will respond appropriately to incidents of harassment if they occur. The complete IFAAMAS harassment policy is available in the AAMAS 2015 website at (http://www.aamas2015.com/en/HARASSMENT-POLICY.html).
For further details about AAMAS 2015, please visit the website at http://www.aamas2015.com