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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Industry Track Papers: AAMAS 09

Call for Industry Track Papers

The Eighth International Joint Conference on
Budapest, Hungary
May 10--15, 2009

The AAMAS Conference Industry Track is dedicated to collect, present
and discuss contributions reporting on industrial and commercial
deployment of software agent technologies and their applications.  If
you are working to commercialize agent technologies, or developing a
real-world applications based on the agent technologies, you are
coordially invited to submit papers on your current works, to help
people discuss the answer to some of the existing key questions:

* Which real-world applications can benefit of agent technology?
* What are the main challenges?
* How is autonomous agent and multi-agent systems research results
contributing to viable business?
* What are your experiences in developing real world impact for agent

Novel papers in this general space are strongly encouraged. Topics of
interest include but are not limited to:

* Experiences gained from commercialization or commercialization attempts.
* Return on investment analysis of agent technologies.
* Insights into markets appropriate for agent technologies.
* Commercial application of agents.
* Application case studies.
* Agent applications for E-government.
* Agent applications for defense or aerospace.
* Agent applications for manufacturing, automation, and logistics.
* Agent applications for telecommunication, media and entertainment.
* Agent applications for health, smart living, ambient intelligence.
* Agent applications for bio-technology.
* Agent applications for telematics, monitoring and maintenance, and
* Agent applications for managing large scale infrastrctures.
* Other applications of agents, such as in the non-profit sector.
* Barriers to adoption or adoption facilitators.

What is the Industry Track?
The AAMAS Industry Track is a special track at the AAMAS conference
that runs in parallel with the regular AAMAS scientific track. The
track is dedicated to fostering commercial or real world, impact for
agent technologies. The track will feature presentations and
demonstrations from industrial and academia participants, giving them
an opportunity to showcase the state of the art in agent technology.

Accepted papers of the AAMAS Industry Track will be included in the
same electrical media (e.g. USB memory) with the main track papers.
Hard copies of the proceedings are also available with fee upon
request. The Industry Track aims to foster mutually beneficial links
between those engaged in foundational scientific research and those
working to make autonomous agents and multi-agent systems a commercial

How it will be refereed?
The submission and reviewing processes for the AAMAS Industry Track
will be separated from that of the regular scientific track. Whereas
in the regular conference track the overriding refereeing criterion is
clearly scientific excellence, the Industry Track focuses primarily on
the industrial relevance and technological significance of the
contribution. Preference will be given to mature work demonstrating
concrete industrial/commercial results and business value.

Examples of an "ideal" paper might include:

* Significance of problem solved, user needs and use cases;
* Technology innovation, why agents are superior to other technologies;
* Business case, return of investment analysis;
* Deployment scale and adoption.

We discourage the submission of purely speculative papers or papers
whose primary contribution is scientific. Papers focusing on purely
scientific matters should be submitted to the regular conference
track, with Description Axis = "Applications". We want your applied
business experience with agent technologies.

Papers should be submitted by email to

Instructions for the submission of The AAMAS Industrial and
Applications Track submissions:

Submitted papers should be formatted according to AAMAS
specifications.  AAMAS style guides, as well as templates and style
sheets for Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and LaTeX can be found here.

Papers must be 8 pages (regular paper) or 4 pages (short paper),
including figures and references, when formatted using the specified
style. Papers should be formatted for standard Letter paper size.
(i.e. not A4) Overlength papers will be rejected. Notification of
receipt of the electronic paper will be mailed to the first author (or
designated author) soon after receipt.

Please send the contact information and abstract of your paper by
plain text before December 7, 2008, midnight (UCT).

Last name:
First name:

In addition to the above, authors are required to submit their
electronic papers. The only formats allowed for electronic submission
are PostScript or PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format). Papers will
not be accepted in any other format (e.g., MS Word) because of
compatibility problems between software versions, machines, and
nationalities. However, we strongly encourage the submission in PDF
format. We cannot accept title pages or papers submitted by FAX.
Electronic paper submissions must arrive no later than:
December 14, 2008, midnight UCT.

Submissions received after this date will not be considered for review.

Policy on Multiple Submissions
The AAMAS 2009 Industry and Applications Track will not accept any
paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has
already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or
another conference. Authors are also expected not to submit their
papers elsewhere during the AAMAS review period. These restrictions
apply only to journals and conferences, not to workshops and similar
specialized presentations with a limited audience and no formal

Review process
Three Industry Track Program Committee members will review each paper.
The decision of the Program Committee Chairs will be final and cannot
be appealed. Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation and
will be included in the Proceedings.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be
mailed to the first author (or designated author) by January 23, 2009.
Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to
register and to attend the conference to present the work.

Dates and Instructions
- Deadline for paper information December 7, 2008.
- Deadline for paper submission December 14, 2008.
- Notification of acceptance or rejection January 23, 2009
- Final versions due Approximately February 8, 2009.

For more information, contact the track co-chairs at

Track Co-Chairs
Jeff Bradshaw
 Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), USA
Birgit Burmeister
 Daimler AG Group Research, Germany
Akihiko Ohsuga
 The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Programme Committee
Andrzej Uszok           Florida Institute for Human and Machine
Cognition (IHMC), USA
Dominic Greenwood       Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
Gaku Yamamoto           IBM, Japan
Giovanni Caire          TelecomItalia, Italy
Hartwig Baumgrtel      University of Applied Sciences Ulm, Germany
Ian Dickinson           HP Laboratories, UK
James Odell             Oslo Software, Inc , USA
Jeffrey O. Kephart      IBM Research, USA
Jeremy Baxter           Qinetiq, UK
Jiming Liu              Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Maarten Sierhuis        NASA, USA
Michael Berger          DocuWare AG, Germany
Michael Kerstetter      The Boeing Company, USA
Michael Pirker          Siemens AG, Germany
Michal Pechoucek        Gerstner Lab/Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Monique Calisti         Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
Ning Zhong              Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Partha S Dutta          Rolls-Royce plc, UK
Peter Ghner            University Stuttgart, Germany
Satoru Fujita           Hosei University, Japan
Satoshi Nishiyama       NICT, Japan
Shigeo Matsubara        Kyoto University, Japan
Shigeru Fujita          Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Simon Thompson          BT Innovate Intelligent Systems Research Centre,, UK
Stefan Kirn             Universitt Hohenheim, Germany
Sven Brckner           NewVectors LLC, USA
Takahiro Kawamura       Toshiba, Japan
Tarek El-Bassuny        King Fahd University of Petroleum and Mineral,
Toshiharu Sugawara      Waseda University, Japan