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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Engineering Multi-Agent Systems, Saint Paul MN (U.S.A.)

http://emas2013.otago.ac.nz

Held with AAMAS 2013, Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA), 6th-7th May 2013 http://emas2013.otago.ac.nz


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EMAS is the result of the merging of three "parent" workshops: AOSE,
DALT and ProMAS. It looks at their communities as its natural reference
audience.


MOTIVATION

Although much progress has been made, the design, implementation and
deployment of multi-agent systems still poses many challenges. Some of these
concern design and software engineering aspects, for example, how to 
effectively
design agents and their interactions? Other challenges concern implementation,
for instance, how to effectively implement multi-agent coordination or
organisations? Further challenges concern use of logic-based techniques for
verification of agent systems.

It is increasingly apparent that there are benefits in considering design and
implementation challenges together. For example, design artefacts can be used 
to
support and assist with debugging and testing. Another example is the
development of agent-oriented programming languages that result in programs 
that
are more readily verifiable. A final example is the use of declarative
techniques that span design and implementation. This unveils a tight
interlacement among the different research issues in multi-agent systems
engineering.

This naturally results in a workshop that brings together the currently 
separate
topics (but overlapping communities) that focus on software engineering aspects
(AOSE), programming aspects (ProMAS), and the application of declarative
techniques to design, programming and verification (DALT).

Furthermore, EMAS is an ideal place for papers on innovative applications of 
agents.
In particular, there is a great interest from the EMAS community in having 
people
who have developed applications articulate the lessons learned and engineering
challenges identified in building and deploying their applications.


GOALS AND TOPICS

The EMAS workshop explicitly pursues three goals:

A. To progress and further develop the understanding of how to engineer 
multi-agent
   systems.

B. To bring together the communities that are concerned with different aspects 
of
   engineering multi-agent systems, and by doing so, allow for better 
interchange
   of ideas between the communities, thus exploiting synergies discussed above.

C. To attract workshop papers that describe innovative applications

We thus call for research papers that are concerned with any aspect of the
engineering of multi-agent systems. Specifically including any topics that 
would
fall  within the scope of one or more of the three parent workshops:
a) Agent-Oriented Software Engineering,
b) Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies,
c) Programming Multi-Agent Systems.

We also seek application papers that describe developed applications. Such 
papers
should not just describe an application, but also the lessons learned and the
engineering challenges identified in building and deploying the applications.


AUTHOR GUIDELINES

EMAS welcomes the submission of theoretical, experimental,
methodological as well as application papers with a clear research focus
on the topics outlined above. Each paper will be evaluated by three
members of the PC.



SUBMISSIONS

Paper length should be at most 16 pages, including the text, figures,
and references. The submissions must be formatted according to the
Springer Verlag LNCS style. PDF format is required. Papers can be
submitted via EasyChair 'EMAS2013',
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emas2013


PROCEEDINGS

Pre-proceedings containing all accepted papers are provided
electronically on a USB stick as part of the AAMAS workshop registration
package. The plan is to publish revised versions of accepted papers in a
Lecture Notes in Computer Science volume. For this purpose, authors will
be given the opportunity to revise and re-submit their contributions
after the conference.


IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: 30th January 2013
Paper notifications: 28th February 2013
Camera ready paper (pre-proceedings): 11th March 2013
Workshop: 6th-7th May 2013




COMMITTEES

Organizing Committee

Massimo Cossentino (National Research Council, Italy)
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni (University of Pierre and Marie Curie - Paris 6, 
France)
Michael Winikoff (University of Otago, New Zealand)


Steering Committee

Matteo Baldoni (Italy), Rafael Bordini (Brazil), Mehdi Dastani (Netherlands), 
Jrgen Dix (Germany), Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni (France),
Paolo Giorgini (Italy), Jrg Mller (Germany), M. Birna Van Riemsdijk 
(Netherlands), Tran Cao Son (USA), Gerhard Weiss (Netherlands), Danny Weyns 
(Sweden), Michael Winikoff (New Zealand).


Preliminary Program Committee

Natasha Alechina (Nottingham,  UK)
Matteo Baldoni (Torino,  Italy)
Cristina Baroglio (Torino,  Italy)
Jeremy Baxter (QinetiQ,  UK)
Olivier Boissier (Saint-Etienne,  France)
Rafael Bordini (FACIN-PUCRS,  Brazil)
Lars Braubach (Hamburg,  Germany)
Rem Collier (Dublin,  Ireland)
Mehdi Dastani (Utrecht,  Netherlands)
Scott DeLoach (Kansas state,  USA)
Louise Dennis (Liverpool,  UK)
Virginia Dignum (Delft,  Netherlands)
Jrgen Dix (Clausthal,  Germany)
Aditya Ghose (Wollongong,  Australia)
Paolo Giorgini (Trento,  Italy)
Adriana Giret (Valencia,  Spain)
Marie-Pierre Gleizes (IRIT,   Uni. Paul Sabatier, France)
Jorge J. Gomez-Sanz (Madrid,  Spain)
Christian Guttmann (IBM,  Australia)
James Harland (RMIT,  Australia)
Vincent Hilaire (Belford-Montbelliard,  France)
Koen Hindriks (Delft,  Netherlands)
Benjamin Hirsch (Berlin,  Germany)
Tom Holvoet (KU Leuven,  Belgium)
Jomi Hbner (Federal University of Santa Catarina,  Brazil)
Michael Huhns (South Carolina,  USA)
Joao Leite (Lisboa,  Portugal)
Yves Lesperance (York,  Canada)
Brian Logan (University of Nottingham,  UK)
Viviana Mascardi (Genova,  Italy)
Philippe Mathieu (Lille 1,  France)
John-Jules Meyer (Utrecht,  Netherlands)
Frdric Migeon (IRIT,   Uni. Paul Sabatier, France)
Ambra Molesini (Bologna,  Italy)
Pavlos Moraitis (Paris Descartes,  France)
Haralambos Mouratidis (East London,  UK)
Jrg Mller (Clausthal,  Germany)
Peter Novk (Czech TU,  Czech Republic)
Andrea Omicini (Bologna,  Italy)
Lin Padgham (RMIT,  Australia)
Van Parunak (Jacobs Technology, USA)
Fabio Patrizi (Imperial college,  UK)
Juan Pavon (Madrid,  Spain)
Michal Pechoucek (Czech TU,  Czech Republic)
Alexander Pokahr (Hamburg,  Germany)
Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico state,  USA)
Alessandro Ricci (Bologna,  Italy)
Ralph Rnnquist (Intendico,  Australia)
Chiaki Sakama (Wakayama Uni.,  Japan)
Sebastian Sardia (RMIT,  Australia)
Valeria Seidita (Palermo,  Italy)
Onn Shehory (IBM Haifa ,  Israel)
Maarten Sierhuis (Ejenta,   Inc., USA)
Guillermo Ricardo Simari (Uni Nacional del Sur,  Argentina)
Munindar Singh (North Carolina,  USA)
Tran Cao Son (New Mexico state,  USA)
Bas Steunebrink (Lugano,  Switzerland)
Pankaj Telang (CISCO,  USA)
John Thangarajah (RMIT,  Australia)
Paolo Torroni (Bologna,  Italy)
M. Birna van Riemsdijk (Delft,  Netherlands)
Wamberto Vasconcelos (Aberdeen,  UK)
Jrgen Villadsen (DTU Informatics,  Denmark)
Gerhard Weiss (Maastricht,  Netherlands)
Danny Weyns (Linnaeus,  Sweden)
Wayne  Wobcke (UNSW,  Australia)
Pinar Yolum (Bogazici,  Turkey)
Neil Yorke-Smith (American Uni Beirut / SRI,  Lebanon / USA)