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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CFP: AAMAS 2011 Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems

http://www.aamas2011.tw/index.html

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).

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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

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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 .