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AISB event Bulletin Item

AAMAS-09 Early registration deadline approaching!

http://www.conferences.hu/AAMAS2009/

Call for Participation

EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTIAGENT
SYSTEMS (AAMAS-09)

May 10 - 15, 2009
Budapest, Hungary

http://www.conferences.hu/AAMAS2009

REGISTRATION IS OPEN.  EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2009.

AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous
agents and multiagent systems. The AAMAS conference series was
initiated in 2002 by merging highly respected individual conferences:
- the International Conference on MultiAgent Systems (ICMAS);
- the International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and
Languages (ATAL);
- 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-09 is the eighth conference in the AAMAS series, following
enormously successful previous conferences at Bologna, Italy (2002),
Melbourne, Australia (2003), New York, USA (2004), Utrecht, The
Netherlands (2005), Hakodate, Japan (2006), Honolulu, USA (2007) and
Estoril, Portugal (2008). AAMAS-09 will be held at the Europa Congress
Center, Budapest, Hungary.  The conference includes a wide range of
advanced workshops and tutorials, a demonstration track for
implemented systems, software, or robot prototypes; and an industry
track for descriptions of industrial applications of agents.

The conference will be held from Sunday May 10th until Friday May
15th, 2009. Tutorials, workshops and the doctoral consortium will be
held on Sunday May 10th to Tuesday May 12th, 2009. Accepted technical
papers and invited talks will be presented from Wednesday May 13th to
Friday May 15th, 2009. The list of accepted papers is available on the
main conference webpage.  Invited speakers include Klaus G. Troitzsch
(Universitaet Koblenz-Landau) and Michael N. Huhns (University of
South Carolina).

The main theme of AAMAS-09, based on feedback from previous
conferences, will be reinforcing the rich panorama of
*interconnections* in the field. We encourage the community to reflect
about their work not as belonging to just a niche in a long list of
topics, but rather as a point in an abstract topological space defined
by three complementary axes:
(i) the *focus* of the work, i.e. what is the AAMAS topic or
contribution of the work
(ii) the *description level*, i.e. whether this contribution is
mostly in the theoretical, experimental, method/language, or
application level
(iii) the intellectual *inspiration source*, i.e. what scientific
domain has given the main ideas for the contribution
Please see the conference website above for more details on these axes.

Early registration is now open and closes on March 15th. Late
registration closes on April 20th.

http://www.conferences.hu/AAMAS2009/registration.html


====================
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
====================
General Chairs:
Carles Sierra, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of the
Spanish Research Council (Spain)
Cristiano Castelfranchi, ISTC-CNR (Italy)

Program Chairs:
Jaime Simo Sichman, Politecnic School, University of So Paulo (Brazil)
Keith S. Decker, Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences,
University of Delaware (USA)

Local Organization Chair:
Lszlo Zsolt Varga, Computer and Automation Research Institute,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary)

Workshop Chair:
Gal A. Kaminka, Bar Ilan University (Israel)

Tutorial Chair:
Mehdi Dastani, Intelligent Systems Group, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

Exhibits and Demo Chairs:
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Povo (Trento) (Italy)
Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)

Doctoral Mentoring Chair:
Stacy Marsella,  ISI - Marina del Rey,CA (USA)

Publicity Chair:
Simon Miles, Kings College London, (United Kingdom)

Registration, Local Finance and Publication Chair:
Gusztv Hencsey, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian
Academy of Sciences (Hungary)

Sponsorship Chairs:
H. Van Dyke Parunak, TechTeam Government Solutions, Inc. (USA)
Hideyuki Nakashima, Future University - Hakodate, (Japan)

Student Scholarships:
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota (USA)

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PROGRAM AREA CHAIRS
===================
DESCRIPTION LEVEL AXIS
Theory:
Wiebe van der Hoek (UK)
Timothy Norman (UK)

Experimental Systems/Architectures:
Edmund Durfee (USA)
Katia Sycara (USA)

Methodologies/Programming:
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni (France)
Gerhard Weiss (Germany)

Applications
Jeffrey Kephart (USA)
Danny Weyns (Belgium)

INSPIRATION SOURCE AXIS
Artificial Intelligence:
Helder Coelho (Portugal)
Jose Vidal (USA)

Distributed Systems:
Michael Huhns (USA)
Tim Finin (USA)

Economics:
Sarit Kraus (Israel)
Tuomas Sandholm (USA)

(Multi-)Robots:
Silvia Coradeschi (Sweden)
Erol Sahin (Turkey)

Social/Management Sciences:
Rosaria Conte (Italy)
Les Gasser (USA)

Biologically-Inspired Approaches:
Marie-Pierre Gleizes (France)
Radhika Nagpal (USA)

FOCUS AXIS
(Virtual) Agents:
Ana Paiva (Portugal)
Helmut Prendinger (Japan)

Environments:
Victor Lesser (USA)
Andrea Omicini (Italy)

Interactions:
Frank Dignum (The Netherlands)
Sandip Sen (USA)

Social / Organizational Structure:
Olivier Boissier (France)
Virginia Dignum (The Netherlands)

Comprehensive/Cross-cutting:
Jean-Pierre Muller (France)
Thomas  Wagner (USA)

==========================
SENIOR PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
==========================
Thomas Agotnes (Norway)
Elisabeth Andre (Germany)
Luis Antunes (Portugal)
Olivier Boissier (France)
Sven Brueckner (USA)
Helder Coelho (Portugal)
Rosaria Conte (Italy)
Silvia Coradeschi (Sweden)
Stephen Cranefield (New Zealand)
Mathijs de Weerdt (The Netherlands)
Yves Demazeau (France)
Marie desJardins (USA)
Frank Dignum (The Netherlands)
Virginia Dignum (The Netherlands)
Juergen Dix (Germany)
Alexis Drogoul (Vietnam)
Barbara Dunin-Keplicz (Poland)
Edmund Durfee (USA)
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni (France)
Maria Fasli (UK)
Tim Finin (USA)
Klaus Fischer (Germany)
Les Gasser (USA)
Marie-Pierre Gleizes (France)
Jomi Fred Hubner (Brazil)
Michael Huhns (USA)
Toru Ishida (Japan)
Catholijn Jonker (The Netherlands)
Jeffrey Kephart (USA)
Franziska Klugl (Germany)
Sarit Kraus (Israel)
Victor Lesser (USA)
Pedro Lima (Portugal)
Jean-Pierre Muller (France)
Radhika Nagpal (USA)
Pablo Noriega (Spain)
Timothy Norman (UK)
James Odell (USA)
Andrea Omicini (Italy)
Sascha Ossowski (Spain)
Lin Padgham (Australia)
Ana Paiva (Portugal)
Mario Paolucci (Italy)
Jeremy Pitt (UK)
Helmut Prendinger (Japan)
Erol Sahin (Turkey)
Tuomas Sandholm (USA)
Paul Scerri (USA)
Sandip Sen (USA)
Onn Shehory (Israel)
Yoav Shoham (Israel)
Leon Sterling (Australia)
Katia Sycara (USA)
Milind Tambe (USA)
Wiebe van der Hoek (UK)
Wamberto Vasconcelos (UK)
Jose Vidal (USA)
Thomas Wagner (USA)
Gerhard Weiss (Germany)
Danny Weyns (Belgium)
Makoto Yokoo (Japan)
Pinar Yolum (Turkey)