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AISB event Bulletin Item

1st Call for Demos: AAMAS 2011


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for DEMOnstrations at AAMAS 2011 



The goal of the AAMAS DEMOs track is to provide opportunities for participants
from academia and/or industry to present their latest developments in
agent-based software and/or robotic systems. Interactive systems and novel
applications are particularly welcome. Student researchers are encouraged to
submit. A "Best Demo" will be selected and awarded by the committee.

Accepted DEMO submitters will be expected to present a poster and live
demonstration by at least one author at the conference in Taipei.

Examples of demos include but are not limited to:
   * Interactive agent-based software systems
   * Agent-based simulation environments
   * Innovative applications of agent-based systems or prototypes
     (e.g., industrial, military, educational)
   * Agent-based games
   * Agent platforms and development environments
   * Open-source software tools for agent-based system development
   * Robotic systems (single- and multi-agent)
   * Human-robot interactive systems
   * Virtual agents and interactive virtual environments

The conference organizers aim to provide the following for each Demo: a poster
board, a monitor with a standard VGA connector, a power strip and a 5-6 foot
table for each demonstration. In addition, the organizers will make every
attempt to provide at least partial support for transportation of
extraordinary demo equipment, such as robots.


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 must consist of 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 these instructions)).

  2. Video: The paper must contain a URL linking to a demonstration movie
     no more than 5 minutes in length (QuickTime or YouTube format).
     The movie must clearly show how the demo will be performed.

  3. Contribution and Supervisor Endorsement (Student Projects Only):
     A brief note from the student's supervisor describing the student's
     individual contribution to the project, written on university letterhead
     and including the supervisor's full name, title and email address.
     This should be attached as the 3rd page of the PDF Paper
submission (above).

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


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 Demos Committee. The authors will receive a brief report with the result of
the evaluation with the notification. The main evaluation criteria are:
   * Presentation and technical quality
   * Significance and originality
   * Relevance to AAMAS
   * Maturity of the (deployed) system and readiness for demonstration
   * 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


   * Submission deadline: January 10, 2011
   * Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 7, 2011
   * Camera-ready paper: February 21, 2011


For more information, contact the Demos Chair:
   Prof Elizabeth Sklar
   City University of New York, Brooklyn College
   sklar @ sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu