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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: EUMAS-09, European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eumas09

CALL FOR PAPERS      EUMAS-09

Seventh European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2009)
Ayia Napa, Cyprus, 17th--18th December 2009

OVERVIEW

In the last two decades, we have seen a significant increase of interest in agent-oriented technology. It is crucial that both academics and industrialists within Europe have access to a forum at which current research and application issues are presented and discussed. Following in the tradition of past EUMAS (Oxford 2003, Barcelona 2004, Brussels 2005, Lisbon 2006, Hammamet 2007 and Bath 2008), the aim of this Seventh European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems is to encourage and support activity in the research and development of multi-agent systems, in academic and industrial efforts. This workshop is primarily intended as a European forum at which researchers and those interested in activities relating to research in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems could meet, present (potentially preliminary) research results, problems, and issues in an open and informal but academic environment.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstracts due:           14th September 2009
Full papers due:         18th September 2009
Notification:            30th October 2009
Camera-ready submission: 20th November 2009
EUMAS 2009 workshop:     17th/18th December 2009


SUBMISSIONS

Submission of papers describing relevant preliminary or completed work are invited. EUMAS 2009 also welcomes papers that are under submission, will be presented or have already been presented at relevant international conferences.

We specially invite submissions by students that we think will receive valuable feedback from the the discussion-oriented focus of the workshop. Preliminary student work is welcome; however it has to possess sufficient substance for serving as a discussion basis and therefore has to pass the review cycle in the same way as other work.

All submissions should be formatted using Springer LNCS style and have a maximum of 15 pages. We request the submission of title and abstract prior the paper submission for supporting the tight schedule of reviewing. The authors can submit their abstracts and papers through the EUMAS 2009 Easychair submission site:

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eumas09

The workshop has no formal proceedings; it is intended primarily as a forum for interaction and discussion. The workshop will provide electronic (CD) proceedings. Printed proceedings will be available for an extra fee covering printing costs. Workshop notes will contain all original papers and abstracts of previously published papers. Depending on the quality, we intend to invite a selection of extended versions of unpublished submissions to be included in relevant journal special issues.


LOCATION

The island of Cyprus is well known for the hospitality of its people and its good weather. The sun shines nearly every day of the year and at the heart of winter temperatures are generally mild, between 10-20 degrees Celsius. Cyprus has a long and very rich history stemming over more than 9000 years. Today, history and modern society are comfortably interwined on the island with world-class resorts within walking distance of well-preserved Greek and Roman archeological sites and other antiquities.

Agia Napa is situated in the middle of the beautiful southeastern coastline of Cyprus. All beaches in Agia Napa have been awarded the EU blue flag for their level of cleanliness and facilities offered. Many visitors enjoy swimming in these beaches even during the wintertime. Ayia Napa has changed its image somewhat over the years, from a fishing village to a clubbers' paradise and now has found its place as a multi - cultural town. Cape Greco is a 10 minute drive from the center of Ayia Napa, and is considered one of the most beautiful places on the island offering site seeing, cliff jumping and a variety of other activities.

Agia Napa is 30 minutes drive from the island's main international airport at Larnaca. This airport is well connected with most major cities in Europe via scheduled and chartered flights.


TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics include but are not limited to:

Action and Planning, Adaptation and Learning, Agent Architectures, Agent Programming Languages, Agents and Complex Systems, Agent Based Simulation, Ambient Intelligence, Applications, Argumentation, Autonomy, Bio-inspired Approaches to Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Cognitive Models, Collective and Swarm Intelligence, Collective Intentionality, Communication, Competition, Complexity, Cooperation, Coordination, E-* Applications, Economic Models, Emergence, Emotion, Formal Models, Game Theoretic Models, Grid Computing, Methodologies, Negotiation, Organisations and Institutions, Proactivity and Reactivity, Protocols, Robotics, Self-organisation, Semantic Web Agents, Agent-based Service Oriented Computing, Agent-oriented Software Engineering, Standards, Teamwork, Theories of Agency, Tools, Trust and Reputation, Ubiquitous Computing, Verification,Virtual Agents.


OFFICIALS

General Chair
Paul Davidsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Program Chair
Jordi Sabater-Mir, IIIA-CSIC, Spain

Local Organisation (contact: eumas09@cs.ucy.ac.cy)
Antonis Kakas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
George Samaras, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Dimos Dimosthenous, University of Cyprus, Cyprus