CALL FOR PAPERS

NEWS

David Harel (Weizmann Institute) and Nina Balcan (CMU) will give invited talks at AAMAS-2015!

Important Dates

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

About AAMAS

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.

Information for Authors

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)

Topics of Interest

The conference solicits papers presenting original research on autonomous agents and their interaction. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

Agent Theories and Models

  • Logic-based agent theories
  • Logics for agents and multi-agent systems
  • Formal models of agency
  • Belief-Desire-Intention theories and models
  • Cognitive models  
  • Models of emotions

Communication and Argumentation

  • Commitments
  • Communication languages and protocols
  • Speech act theory
  • Abstract argumentation frameworks
  • Deductive argumentation
  • Argumentation-based dialogue and protocols

Cooperation

  • Biologically-inspired approaches and methods
  • Collective intelligence
  • Distributed problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Coalition formation (non-strategic)

Agent Societies

  • Organizations and institutions
  • Norms and sanctions
  • Distributed problem solving
  • Trust and reputation

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

  • Ontologies for agents
  • Reasoning in agent-based systems
  • Single and multi-agent planning and scheduling
  • Trust and reputation

Learning and Adaptation

  • Computational architectures for learning
  • Reward structures for learning
  • Evolution and co-evolution
  • Single and multi-agent learning techniques

Economic Paradigms

  • Electronic markets
  • Equilibrium computation and analysis
  • Social choice theory
  • Auctions and mechanism design
  • Cooperative games
  • Bargaining and negotiation

Agent-Based Simulation

  • Artificial social systems
  • Emergent behavior
  • Complex systems
  • Social simulation
  • Simulation techniques, tools, and platforms

Engineering Agent-Based Systems

  • Modelling and specification languages
  • Programming languages for agents and multi-agent systems
  • Development techniques, tools, and platforms
  • Methodologies for agent-based systems

Verification and Validation of Agent-Based Systems

  • Testing of agent-based systems, including model-based testing
  • Verification of agent-based systems, including model checking
  • Automatic synthesis of protocols
  • Fault tolerance and resilience

Agents & Mainstream Computing

  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Mobile agents
  • Autonomic computing
  • P2P, web services, grid computing, ...

Societal Issues

  • Privacy, safety, and security
  • Ethical and legal issues

SPECIAL TRACKS

Innovative Applications

  • Agent techniques used for innovation
  • Industrial-strength applications of agent systems
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Bio-technology and health care
  • Smart cities
  • Computer games and serious games
  • Aerospace and defence
  • Energy and emissions
  • Agent solutions of significant social and economic impact
  • Other innovative application areas

Robotics

  • Human-robot interaction, communication and teamwork
  • Machine learning for robotics
  • Mapping, localization and exploration
  • Networked robot/sensor systems, distributed robotics
  • Robot planning and plan execution (including action and motion planning)
  • Robot teams, multi-robot systems, robot coordination
  • Robotic agent languages and middleware for robot systems
  • Swarms and collective behaviour

Virtual Agents and Humans

  • Embodied cognition
  • Multimodal agent interaction
  • Affective behaviour
  • Socio-cultural behaviour
  • Verbal and non-verbal Behaviour
  • Human-agent interaction
  • Teamwork in human-agent mixed networks
  • Virtual agents in games and education
  • Virtual agents for improving human activities
  • Agent-based analysis of human interactions
  • Competitions among agents and humans

Blue Sky Ideas (Visions and Challenges in AAMAS)

  

Conference Chairs

General Chairs:

Gerhard Weiss (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
Pınar Yolum (Bogazici University, Turkey)

Program Chairs:

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).

 

Special Tracks

AAMAS 2015 will feature the following four special tracks.

Innovative Applications (Chairs: Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni and Milind Tambe)

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.

Robotics (Chairs: Alessandro Farinelli and Gal Kaminka)

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 & Humans (Chairs: Catholijn Jonker and Rui Prada)

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.

Blue Sky Ideas (Chair: Victor Lesser)

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.

General Information

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).

In addition, AAMAS 2015 will include

  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Demonstrations
  • Posters presentations for full papers and extended abstracts
  • Invited talks and panel discussions

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.

Policies

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