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AISB event Bulletin Item

1st Call for Workshop Proposals: AAMAS 2011

Call for Workshop Proposals

10th International Conference on
Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems

AAMAS 2011

Taipei, Taiwan May 2-6, 2011


Call for Workshop Proposals

The AAMAS-2011Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Workshop
Program to be held on May 2-3, 2011 immediately prior to the main
technical program of the AAMAS conference. The main goal of the
AAMAS-2011 workshops is to stimulate and facilitate discussion,
interaction, and comparison of approaches, methods, and ideas related
to specific topics, both theoretical and applied, in the general area
of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. The AAMAS-2011 workshops
will provide an informal setting where participants will have the
opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that
fosters the active exchange of ideas.
Members from all areas of the AAMAS community are invited to submit
workshop proposals for review.
Workshops on new and emerging topics, applications, and on broader
topics catering to the broader
community are particularly encouraged. Workshops can vary in length,
but most will be one full day in duration. Workshop organizers and
attendees must register for their workshop and preferably also for the
main AAMAS conference. Attendance is limited to registered
participants only.


This year we will give the opportunity to have the workshop
proceedings be published as part of a joint workshops proceedings
published by Springer (if enough workshops participate and quality of
submissions is high enough). Workshop organizers should indicate in
their proposal whether they want their workshop post-proceedings to
become part of this volume. They are, however, free to publish their
own post-proceedings. You cannot do both! We give this opportunity
especially for the new and/or possibly smaller workshops in order for
them to be able to guarantee the authors of accepted papers an
official publication (next to the unofficial one on the AAMAS USB
stick) if they wish to.

Important Dates for Workshops

OCTOBER 31, 2010 - Proposal Submission Deadline
NOVEMBER 28, 2010 - Acceptance Notification
DECEMBER 12, 2010 - Deadline for posting Workshops Call for Papers
DECEMBER 12, 2010 - AAMAS-2010 Workshops Program Announced
JANUARY, 30, 2011 - Adviced submissiondeadline of contributions to workshops
FEBRUARY 27, 2011 - Adviced workshop paper acceptance notification
MARCH 13, 2011 - Deadline for complete workshop notes submission to
the workshop chair

Workshop chair

MARCH 13, 2011 - Deadline for posting a Call for Participation
MAY 2-3, 2011 - AAMAS-2010 WORKSHOPS

AAMAS-2011 Workshops Requirements for Submission

Proposals for workshops should be a maximum of five pages in length
(in plain ASCII text), and should contain the following information:
oTitle of the workshop.
o A technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop
goals, the technical issues that it will address, and the relevance of
the workshop to the main conference.
oA discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
o A list of related workshops held within the last three years, if
any, and their relation to the proposed
workshop. Information about previous offerings of the proposed
workshop: when and where it has been offered in the past (i.e., with
AAMAS or another conference?), organizers names and affiliations,
number of submissions, acceptances and registered attendees, and
follow-up publications, if any (e.g., journal special issue).
o A preliminary workshop agenda and a proposed schedule for organizing
the workshop. This should include a brief description of how the
organizers intend to encourage an atmosphere appropriate for a
o Description of paper review process and acceptance standards.
o If available, a list of tentatively confirmed attendees.
o The names, affiliations, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email
addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. This
committee should consist of three or four people knowledgeable about
the technical issues to be addressed. The organizing committee should
include individuals from multiple institutions.
o The name of the primary contact for the organizing committee (this
person must have an email address).
o A description of the qualifications of the individual committee
members with respect to organizing an AAMAS workshop, including a list
of workshops previously arranged by any members of the proposed
organizing committee, if any.
o List of potential program committee members, including their title
and affiliations.
o Expected duration of the workshop (half or full day).
o A list of places (distribution lists, web sites, journals, etc.)
where the workshop is planned to be advertised.
o Intention for post-proceedings of the workshop: separate publication
or part of the joint workshops proceedings volume with Springer.

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII
text, to the AAMAS-2011 Workshop Chair: Frank Dignum
( as soon as possible but no later than: Sunday
October 31, 2010.

Prospective organizers will be notified of the committee's decision no
later than: Sunday November 28, 2010. The selection of the workshops
to be included in the final AAMAS program will be done by the general
chairs of AAMAS 2011 based on the advice of the workshop chair. The
selection is based upon multiple factors, including: the
scientific/technical interest of the topics, the clarity of the
proposal in addressing the requested information, the innovativeness
of workshop topics, the cross-disciplinary nature of the workshop, and
the capacity of the conference workshop program. Note that authors of
proposals addressing similar and/or overlapping content areas and/or
audiences may be requested to merge their proposals.

Responsibilities of AAMAS and workshop organizers

For all accepted proposals, AAMAS will be responsible for:
o	Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole.
o	Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the workshop.
o	Together with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time.
o	Provide one free workshop registration when the workshop has more
than 15 registrations.
o	Organize a joint workshops post proceedings with Springer (given
that the quantity and quality of submissions are high enough).

Workshop organizers will be responsible for:

o Setting up a website for the workshop.
o Advertising the workshop and issuing a call for papers (by DECEMBER
12, 2010) and a call for
participation (by MARCH 13, 2011).
o Collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of
acceptance or rejection on a timely basis, and ensuring a transparent
and fair selection process.
o All workshop organizers are strongly adviced to adopt the same
deadlines for paper submissions and notifications of acceptance, i.e.,
JANUARY 30, 2011: Submissions of contributions to workshops;
FEBRUARY 27, 2010: Notifications
oMaking the PDF of the whole workshop notes available to the workshops
chair by MARCH 13, 2011, as well as a list of audio-visual
requirements and any special room requirements. The AAMAS-2011
workshop notes will be included in the flash drive containing the
AAMAS-2011 conference proceedings. To that end, please include the
following sentence in your call for papers: "Workshop notes including
all accepted papers will be distributed to AAMAS-2010 registrants in
electronic form. Printed workshop notes will NOT be made available to
workshop participants."
o Ensuring that the workshop notes or individual papers are available
from the workshops websites, as
appropriate. Though the workshop notes will appear on the flash drive
distributed to conference attendees, the workshop notes will not be
hosted on the IFAAMAS website.
o Ensuring that the workshop organizers and the participants register
for the workshop and are invited to register to the main conference
(at least one author must register for the workshop in order for a
paper to appear in the workshop proceedings).
AAMAS reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the above
responsibilities are not fulfilled.

Submissions and Inquiries

Please send proposals and inquiries to:
Frank Dignum