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2nd CFP: AAMAS 2011 Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems
PLEASE NOTE: The Innovative Applications Track is the new name for the Industry and Applications Track. The track now has the same submission deadlines as the main AAMAS conference (and so is earlier than in past years). %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Call for Papers: AAMAS 2011 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems Taipei, Taiwan May 2-6, 2011 http://www.aamas2011.tw/index.html %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Important dates: Electronic Abstract Submission: October 7, 2010 Full Paper Submission: October 13, 2010 Author Notification: December 20, 2010 Conference: May 2 - 6, 2011 INTRODUCTION AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous agents and multiagent systems. The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 by merging three highly-respected meetings: International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS); International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL); and 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-2011 is the Tenth conference in the AAMAS series, following enormously successful previous conferences, and will be held at the Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan. See http://www.ifaamas.org for more information on the AAMAS conference series. SUBMISSION DETAILS AAMAS-2011 seeks high-quality submissions of full papers, limited to 8 pages in length. Submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality, soundness, significance, presentation, understanding of the state of the art, and overall quality of their technical contribution. Reviews will be double blind; authors must avoid including anything that can be used to identify them. Please note submitting an abstract is required to submit a full paper. However, the abstracts will not be reviewed and full (8 page) papers must be submitted for the review process to start. All work must be original (must not have appeared in a conference proceedings, book, or journal). See http://www.aamas2011.tw/ for detailed submission instructions. In addition to submissions in the main track, AAMAS-2011 will be soliciting papers in three special tracks. The review process for the special tracks will be similar to the main track, but with program committee members specially selected for that track. Special Track on Robotics (Chair: Maria Gini): Papers that advance theory and applications of single and multiple robots are welcome, specifically those focusing on real robots that interact with their environment. Papers should clearly explain how the work addresses challenges in robotics, opportunities for novel applications, and fundamental research issues in autonomous robotic systems. The goal is to demonstrate the synergy achieved from integration of research in agents and robotics. Special Track on Virtual Agents (Chair: James Lester): Virtual agents are embodied agents in interactive virtual or physical environments that emulate human-like behavior. We encourage papers on the design, implementation, and evaluation of virtual agents as well as challenging applications featuring them. The goal is to provide an opportunity for interaction and cross-fertilization between the AAMAS community and researchers working on virtual agents and to strengthen links between the two communities. Special Track on Innovative Applications (Chair: Peter McBurney): Due to the growing maturity of the field there are now agent-based applications in widespread use across many domains, responsible for the generation of significant revenues, or the saving of major costs, or for supporting important public policy and business strategy decision-making. This special track provides the ideal forum to present and discuss your work: to inform and inspire the largest international gathering of agent technology researchers and practitioners with presentations and demonstrations of your compelling applications, agent system deployment experiences, and new business ideas. The goal is to promote the fostering of mutually-beneficial relationships between members of the AAMAS community who are engaged in foundational scientific research and those who are working to make autonomous agents and multi-agent systems a commercial or public policy reality. Due to the special review process for the Innovative Applications track, papers accepted in this track may be designated in the proceedings as belonging to this track. For submissions to the special track on innovative applications, authors are particularly encouraged to address the following questions: . What is the rationale for using agent-based technology in this application domain, as opposed to other approaches? . If you have deployed your technology, what insights have you gained from the experience? For instance, what lessons do you have for anyone pitching, designing, implementing, deploying, using, or evaluating similar agent systems or working in similar domains?. What improvements or external factors (such as technology standards) might facilitate wider-spread adoption of your technology? . What improvements in fundamental agent technology might improve your application, or enable it to be adopted more broadly, or support its better use? All full papers accepted to the main track and three special tracks will be presented in parallel technical sessions, and in addition, AAMAS-2011 will include: o Workshops o Tutorials o Demonstrations o Posters presentations for full papers and extended abstracts o Invited talks and panel discussions The submission processes for the workshops, tutorials and demonstration are separate from the main paper submission process. See http://www.aamas2011.tw/ for details. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE General Chairs: Liz Sonenberg and Peter Stone Program Chairs: Kagan Tumer and Pinar Yolum Local Organization Chair: Von-Wun Soo A list of the other members of the AAMAS-2011 Organizing Committee maybe found at http://www.aamas2011.tw/Committee.html .