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AISB event Bulletin Item

CfP: "Programming Multi-Agent Systems", 2-6 May 2011, Taiwan EXTENDED

Ninth International Workshop on Programming Multi-Agent Systems (ProMAS'11) [ProMAS'11 is a satellite workshop at AAMAS 2011 ] Taipei, Taiwan, 2-6 May 2011

The ProMAS workshop series has produced, throughout this decade, a number of solid contributions towards programming languages and development tools that are appropriate for the development of complex autonomous systems that operate in dynamic environments. With applications of autonomous software (e.g., UAVs, companion robots, ambient intelligence, and semantic applications, to name just a few) becoming required with wide commercial interest, it is imperative to support the ever more complex task of professional programmers of multi-agent systems. Importantly, such languages and tools must be developed in a principled but practical way. ProMAS aims to address both theoretical and practical issues related to developing and deploying multi-agent systems.

Now in its 9th edition, ProMAS has been an invaluable venue bringing together leading researchers from both academia and industry to discuss issues on the design of programming languages and tools for multi-agent systems. In particular, the workshop promotes the discussion and exchange of ideas concerning the techniques, concepts, requirements, and principles that are important for multi-agent programming technology. These include the theory and applications of agent programming languages, how to effectively implement a multi-agent system design or specification, the verification and analysis of agent systems, as well as the implementation of social structures in agent-based systems (e.g., organisations, coordination, and communication in multi-agent systems).

We encourage the submission of proposals for programming languages and tools that provide specific programming constructs to facilitate the implementation of the essential concepts used in multi-agent system analysis and specifications (e.g., mental attitudes, distribution, and social interaction). We also welcome submissions describing significant multi-agent applications, as well as agent programming tools that allow the integration of agents with legacy systems.
Further, we are particularly interested in approaches or applications that show clearly the added-value of multi-agent programming, and explain why and how this technology should be adopted by designers and programmers both in academia and industry.

Topics of Interest

Specific topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

- Programming Languages for multi-agent systems
- Programming models and abstractions for multi-agent systems
- Extensions of traditional languages for multi-agent programming
- Theoretical and practical aspects of multi-agent programming
- Computational complexity of MAS
- Semantics for multi-agent programming languages
- High-level executable multi-agent specification languages
- Algorithms, techniques, or protocols for multi-agent issues (e.g.,
   coordination, cooperation, negotiation)
- Agent communication issues in multi-agent programming
- Programming of social and organisational aspects of MAS
- Programming environment aspects of MAS
- Formal methods for specification and verification of MAS
- Verification tools for implementations of MAS
- Agent development tools and platforms
- Generic tools and infrastructures for multi-agent programming
- Interoperability and standards for MAS
- Programming mobile agents
- Safety and security for mobile MAS deployment
- Fault tolerance and load balancing for mobile MAS
- Application areas for multi-agent programming languages
- Applications using legacy systems
- Programming MAS for Pervasive Applications
- Programming MAS for Multi-Robot Systems
- Programming MAS for Autonomous Software (e.g., UAVs)
- Programming MAS for Grid-based applications
- Programming MAS for the Semantic Web
- Deployed (industrial-strength) MAS
- Benchmarks and testbeds for comparing MAS languages and tools
- Integration of multi-agent and mainstream technologies

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:                    (*Extended*) 6th February  
Notification of acceptance/rejection:         27th February 2011
Camera-ready copies due:                      13th March    2011
Workshop Date:                                 3rd May      2011

Submission Details

Authors should submit their papers via the easychair conference management system:

Papers should be formatted using Springer LNCS style 
and have a maximum of 16 pages.


Accepted papers will be appear in informal proceedings to distributed among participants during the workshop. As was the case with previous editions of the ProMAS workshop, we are planning to publish extended versions of selected and invited papers as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series by Springer-Verlag.

Programme Committee

Matteo Baldoni (Italy)             John-Jules Meyer (Netherlands)
Juan Botia (Spain)                 Jrg Mller (Germany)
Lars Braubach (Germany)            Andrea Omicini (Italy)
Rem Collier (Ireland)              Agostino Poggi (Italy)
Ian Dickinson (UK)                 Alexander Pokahr (Germany)
Marc Esteva (Spain)                Alessandro Ricci (Italy)
Michael Fisher (UK)                Birna Van Riemsdijk (Netherlands)
Jorge Gomez-Sanz (Spain)           Ralph Ronnquist (Australia)
Vladimir Gorodetsky (Russia)       Ichiro Satoh (Japan)
Dominic Greenwood (Switzerland)    Michael I. Schumacher (Switzerland)
James Harland (Australia)          Munindar Singh (USA)
Koen Hindriks (Netherlands)        Tran Cao Son (USA)
Benjamin Hirsch (Germany)          Patrick Taillibert (France)
Jomi Hbner (Brazil)               Paolo Torroni (Italy)
Joo Leite (Portugal)              Jrgen Villadsen (Denmark)
Brian Logan (UK)                   Gerhard Weiss (Netherlands)
Viviana Mascardi (Italy)           Michael Winikoff (New Zealand)
Philippe Mathieu (France)          Neil Yorke-Smith (USA)

Organising Committee
- Olivier Boissier (Ecole des Mines de St Etienne, France)
- Rafael H. Bordini (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
- Louise Dennis (University of Liverpool, UK)

Steering Committee
- Rafael H. Bordini (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
- Mehdi Dastani (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
- Juergen Dix (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
- Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni (University of Paris VI, France)