[PlanetKR] 2nd CfP: Principles and Practice of Multi‐Agent Systems (PRIMA) 2016

Nadin Kokciyan prima2016publicity at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 21:02:15 EST 2016

*Principles and Practice of Multi‐Agent Systems (PRIMA 2016)*
August 22‐26, 2016, Phuket, Thailand
URL: http://prima2016.di.unito.it

Co‐located with PRICAI 2016
(Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence)

N E W S ! ! !

We are excited to annouce our invited speakers:

- Prof. Toru Ishida (Kyoto University);
- Prof. Jörg P. Müller (TU Clausthal);
- Prof. Phan Minh Dung (Asian Institute of Technology),
  joint speech for both PRIMA and PRICAI.

*Key  Dates*

Submission of papers: 15 April 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2016
Camera‐ready version: 30 June 2016


Software  systems  are  becoming  more intelligent in the kind of
functionality they offer users. At the same time, systems are be‐
coming more decentralized, with components that represent autono‐
mous entities who must communicate among  themselves  to  achieve
their  goals.  Examples of such systems range from healthcare and
emergency relief and disaster management to e‐business and smarts
grids.  A multiagent worldview is crucial to properly conceptual‐
izing, building, and governing such systems. It  offers  abstrac‐
tions  such  as  intelligent agent, protocol, norm, organization,
trust, incentive, and so on, and is rooted in solid computational
and  software engineering foundations. As a large but still grow‐
ing research field of Computer Science, multiagent systems  today
remains a unique enabler of interdisciplinary research.

The PRIMA 2016 Program Committee invites submissions of original,
unpublished, theoretical and applied work  strongly  relevant  to
multiagent  systems, including reports on the development of pro‐
totype and deployed agent systems, and of experiments that demon‐
strate  novel  agent  system capabilities.  An indicative list of
topics is provided below. For 2016, there will be Social  Science
special track that will be handled by Michael Mäs (University  of
Groningen). Accepted papers of this track will be offered a fast‐
track in JASSS.

Papers should be  at most 16 pages in length in the Springer LNCS
format. All accepted papers will be published in Springer’s  LNAI
series.  A select number of papers will also be invited to submit
an extended version to a fast track of the Journal of  Autonomous
Agents  and  Multi‐Agent Systems and ACM TAAS. There will be also
be two special issues: one with Fundamenta Informaticae  and  an‐
other with International Journal of Agent‐Oriented Software Engi‐

*Topics of interest (not limited to the following)*

* Logic and Reasoning
  - Logics of agency
  - Logics of multiagent systems
  - Norms
  - Argumentation
  - Computational Game Theory
  - Uncertainty in Agent Systems
  - Agent and Multi-Agent Learning

* Engineering Multi-Agent Systems
  - Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
  - Interaction protocols
  - Commitments
  - Institutions and Organizations
  - Normative Systems
  - Formal Specification and Verification
  - Agent Programming Languages
  - Middleware and Platforms
  - Testing, debugging, and evolution
  - Deployed System Case Studies

* Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
  - Simulation Languages and Platforms
  - Artificial Societies
  - Virtual Environments
  - Emergent Behavior
  - Modeling System Dynamics
  - Application Case Studies

* Collaboration & Coordination
  - Planning
  - Distributed Problem Solving
  - Distributed Constraint Satisfaction
  - Teamwork
  - Coalition Formation
  - Negotiation
  - Auctions and Mechanism Design
  - Trust and Reputation
  - Computational Voting Theory

* Human-Agent Interaction
  - Adaptive Personal Assistants
  - Embodied Conversational Agents
  - Virtual Characters
  - Multimodal User Interfaces
  - Mobile Agents
  - Human-Robot Interaction

* Decentralized Paradigms
  - Grid Computing
  - Service-Oriented Computing
  - Cybersecurity
  - Robotics and Multirobot Systems
  - Ubiquitous Computing
  - Social Computing
  - Internet of Things

* Application Domains for Multi-Agent Systems
  - Healthcare
  - Autonomous Systems
  - Transport and Logistics
  - Emergency and Disaster Management
  - Energy and Utilities Management
  - Sustainability and Resource Management
  - Games and Entertainment
  - e-Business, e-Government, and e-Learning
  - Smart Cities
  - Financial markets
  - Legal applications

*General  Chairs*

Katsutoshi Hirayama (Kobe University)
Paolo Torroni (University of Bologna)

*Program Chairs*

Matteo Baldoni (University of Torino)
Amit K. Chopra (Lancaster University)
Tran Cao Son (New Mexico State University)
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