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AISB event Bulletin Item

AAMAS 2010 - 2nd CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS

http://www.cse.yorku.ca/AAMAS2010/#content=call4_demo_proposal

AAMAS 2010 - 2nd CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS
 
 
You can find this call (and updates) here:
http://www.cse.yorku.ca/AAMAS2010/#content=call4_demo_proposal
 
AAMAS 2010 will include a demonstration session. The goal of the demonstrations is to give participants, from industry and academia an opportunity to present their latest developments on software and/or robotic systems. In addition, we strongly encourage students to submit valuable demos resulting from their projects or thesis work. 

A Best Demo Award will be awarded, and will include a cash prize of jumi,000. The award selection will be done by the exhibits & demos co-chairs in consultation with the Advisory Board.

Demonstrators are expected to present a live interactive demo at assigned time slots during the conference. Developers of software or robotic systems based on autonomous agents or multi-agent techniques, especially those showing novel technology, are especially welcome. Examples of demos include but are not limited to:

   * Multi-agent software systems
   * Industrial and military applications (including prototypes)
   * Agent-based games
   * Agent platforms and development environments
   * Open-source software tools
   * Robotic systems (single and multi-agent)
   * Virtual agents and interactive virtual environments
   * Simulation environments

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
 
Submissions accepted for the demonstration session will be advertised on the AAMAS website and in the conference booklet, which will contain abstracts of all available demos. Each demo submission should consist of a compressed file (*.rar or *.zip formats), named as the first authors surname, and containing the following:

1. Paper: A 2-page paper in which the authors describe the system to be demonstrated. The paper should describe the application domain, the problem scenario, the technology used, the agent/multi-agent techniques involved, the innovations of the system, its live and interactive aspects, etc. Papers must be prepared in PDF format using the AAMAS style (follow the instructions at http://www.cse.yorku.ca/AAMAS2010/index.php#content=authors_instructions).
The PDF file of the paper must be named XXXX.pdf where XXXX is the surname of the first author.

2. Movie / Demo Plan: The paper must contain a URL link to a demonstration movie (youtube compatible) of a maximum length of 10 minutes. The movie must clearly show how the demo will be performed.
 
Important: Do not send the video file itself in the compressed submission file.
 
Alternatively, the authors can submit a separate document (within the compressed file described above) that consists of a series of snapshots of the demo annotated with an explanation. This file must be named demoplan.pdf

3. Additional information: The compressed file must contain a plain text file (named summary.txt) including the following information:
Demonstration title
Authors (name, affiliation, email, address, phone fax)
The corresponding author with her/his email address
Abstract (max. 150 words)
Keywords
The category of the submission
URL (if available)
Paper ID if the demo is related to a paper at the main conference
Equipment you will bring (e.g., laptop, robot)
Equipment you will need (e.g., table, poster board, power sockets)
Special requirements (e.g., space for robot and if so how much, video projector)
A discussion of the present state of your demo (e.g., ready to demonstrate now, but if   not, include a realistic estimate for conclusion and what remains to be done before you have a demonstrable software/robotic system).
4. Contribution and Supervisor Endorsement (student projects only): A 1-page statement in which the student clearly describes his personal contribution to the project. The content of the statement must be confirmed by the student's advisor, via a separate email, to both Demos Chairs. 

Accepted demos will have the 2-page papers included in the AAMAS proceedings.

SUBMISSION SITE
 
All demonstration submissions should be submitted via EasyChair on this address (may require signing up to EasyChair if you do not already have an account):
 
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aamas2010demos
 
SELECTION PROCESS

The submission and selection processes for the AAMAS 2010 demos will be separate from that of the main conference. Each submission will be assessed by the demo co-chairs and at least one member of the advisory board. The authors will receive a brief report with the result of the evaluation with the notification. 

The main evaluation criteria are:

   * Relevance to AAMAS
   * Quality and soundness of the underlying technology
   * Novelty of the application domain
   * Maturity of the (deployed) system
   * Potential for public interaction

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted demos will be sent to the corresponding author (see dates below). At least one author of each accepted demonstration is required to register and to attend the conference to give the demonstration.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: January 11, 2010.
Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 29, 2010.
Camera-ready paper: February 5, 2010

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, contact the demos co-chairs via email.

EXHIBITS & DEMOS ADVISORY BOARD
 
- Jacob Crandall, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, UAE
- Partha S Dutta, Rolls-Royce, Singapore
- Andrew Gilpin, Hg Analytics, USA
- Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld University, Germany
- Michael Neff, University of California, Davis, USA
- Pablo Noriega, IIIA, Spain
- Andrea Omicini, Universita di Bologna, Italy
- H. Van Dyke Parunak, NewVectors LLC, USA
- Juan Pavn, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
- Dave Robertson, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Alex Rogers, University of Southampton, UK
- Onn Shehory, IBM, Israel
- Candy Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
- Michael Winikoff, University of Otago, New Zealand
 
(more coming soon)

AAMAS 2010 EXHIBITS & DEMOS CHAIRS

Catherine Pelachaud
CNRS Tlcom ParisTech, France
http://perso.telecom-paristech.fr/~pelachau/
 
Iyad Rahwan
British University in Dubai, UAE &
University of Edinburgh, UK
http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/irahwan/