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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Multiagent System Technologies, 16-20 Sep 2013, Koblenz, GERMANY

MATES 2013

The MATES conference series aims at the promotion of and the
cross-fertilization between theory and application of intelligent
agents and multiagent systems. It provides an interdisciplinary
forum for researchers and members of business and industry to
present and discuss latest advances in agent-based computing with
prototyped or fielded systems in various application domains.

In 2013 the MATES conference is accompanied by the fourth installment
of the Joint Agent Workshops in Synergy (JAWS 2013),
a series of international workshops on different issues of agent technology:

- Workshop on Agent Based Computing: from Model to Implementation (ABC:MI
- Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&M 2013)
- Workshop on Smart Energy Networks & Multi-Agent Systems (SEN-MAS 2013)
- Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems and Agents (CyPhySysA 2013)

This European joint event on agent technologies (MATES+JAWS) is
co-located with
- the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence(KI 2013) and
- the 43th Symposium of the German Computer Science
  Association GI (Informatik 2013).

Moreover, the event will also host a doctoral mentoring
to support young researchers of this broad field in their PhD studies.

Topics of Interest
MATES 2013 covers all areas of intelligent agents and multiagent
system technologies. The topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

* Multiagent platform and tools
* Agent-oriented software engineering,
  model-driven design of multiagent systems
* Agent communication languages
* Autonomous robots and robot teams
* Advanced theories of collaboration: Modelling and formation of
  agent teams, groups, coalitions,and organizations
* Multiagent systems: Conventions, norms, institutions; trust and
* Adaptive agents and multiagent learning
* Multiagent planning and scheduling
* Agent-based information retrieval
* Agents and P2P computing
* Agent-based service coordination
  (discovery, composition, negotiation, execution)
* Agent-based simulation of complex systems and applications
* Embodied conversational actors and believable agents, and user
* Hybrid human and agent societies
* Semantic Web (services) and agents
* Agents for the Social Web
* Agents for the Internet of Services
* Agents for the Internet of Things, pervasive computing
* Agents for cloud computing
* Mobile agents
* Standards for agents and multiagent systems
* Prototyped or fielded agent-based applications in various
  domains (e.g. e-business, e-health, e-government, automotive,
  smart city, smart grids, renewable energy).

Invited Speakers
In keeping with its tradition, MATES 2013 also offers several invited
keynotes  which are delivered by highly renowned scientists on relevant
topics of the broad area of intelligent agent technology.
For details see:

Important Dates
Deadline for Submission:    May 1, 2013

Notification of Authors:    June 7, 2013
Camera-Ready Papers:        June 28, 2013

Workshops:                  September 16/17, 2013
Conference:                 September 18-20, 2013

Paper Submission and Publication
Submitted papers, which have to be in English, must not exceed
14 pages in Springer LNCS style. Over-length submissions will be
rejected without review. Submissions are expected to report on
new research that makes a substantial technical contribution to
the field. In particular, submitted research must be unpublished
and not under review in any other conference or journal
(submissions that violate this requirement will be regarded as

For the doctoral mentoring track, the submitted paper must not
exceed 4 pages. The abstract should outline the PhD project
and should contain an introduction to the research field, a
description of related works and a description of the research
(done and/or planned). The abstract has to be written without

The proceedings will be published by Springer as a volume of the LNAI
(Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) series.
Please follow the guidelines on the website of the conference:

Conference Chairs
Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
Marcin Paprzycki (Systems Research Institute of the Polish
  Academy of Sciences)
Matthias Thimm (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)

Doctoral Mentoring Chair
Lars Braubach (University of Hamburg, Germany)

For more information on the MATES conference series,
please visit: