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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, Dec 3-6, 2013, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND

PRIMA 2013

Dates: December 3-6, 2013
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Submission deadline: 1 July 2013
Co-located event: PRIMA 2013 is co-located with Australasian Artificial 
Intelligence conference (

Agent computing is an exciting, transformational approach to developing 
computer systems that can rapidly and reliably solve real-world problems 
that usually demand human knowledge and expertise. The value, power and 
flexibility of agent and multi-agent systems has been demonstrated in 
application areas such as logistics, manufacturing, simulation, robotics, 
decision support, entertainment, and especially in online market 
environments. As one of the largest and fastest growing research fields of 
Computer Science, agent research today includes a wealth of topics.

The PRIMA 2013 Program Committee invites submissions of original, 
unpublished, theoretical and applied work on any such topic, and 
encourages reports on the development of prototype and deployed agent 
systems, and of experiments that demonstrate novel agent system 
capabilities, which include the topics given below. Note: There will be a 
special track (special focus area) on applications of multi-agent systems. 
The papers for this track would report experiences on using agents in an 
application domain and also discuss the challenges (resolved and 
unresolved issues) in deploying them. In general, papers discussing 
lessons learned and general directions of research using agents are 
solicited for this track.

Topics (not limited to the following):

Foundations of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
  +Logics of Agency
  +Logics of Multi-Agent Systems
  +Normative Systems
  +Computational Game Theory
  +Uncertainty in Agent Systems
  +Agent and Multi-Agent Learning

Agent and Multi-Agent System Architectures
  +Agent Programming Languages and Platforms
  +Multi-Agent System Languages and Platforms
  +BDI Architectures and Extensions
  +Normative Multi-Agent Systems

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
  +AOSE Methodologies
  +Tools for Agent and Multi-Agent System Development
  +Formal Specification and Verification
  +Testing, debugging and evolution
  +Deployed System Case Studies

Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation
  +Simulation Languages and Platforms
  +Artificial Societies
  +Virtual Environments
  +Workflow Simulation
  +Emergent Behaviour
  +Modelling System Dynamics
  +Application Case Studies

Cooperation/Collaboration, Coordination/Communication
  +Agent Communication Languages and Protocols
  +Distributed Problem Solving
  +Teamwork Models
  +Coalition Formation
  +Auctions and Mechanism Design
  +Trust and Reputation
  +Computational Voting Theory

Hybrid Technologies
  +Agents in Planning
  +Agent-Based Scheduling and Optimization
  +Distributed Constraint Satisfaction
  +Agents and Data Mining
  +Semantic Web Agents
  +Agents and Grid Computing
  +Agents and Service Oriented Computing
  +Agents and Pervasive Computing
  +Robotics and Multi-Robot Systems
  +Ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence

Application Domains
  +Emergency/Disaster Management
  +Energy/Utility Management
  +Sustainability/Resource Management
  +Smart Cities
  +Financial markets

  +Adaptive Personal Assistants
  +Embodied Conversational Agents
  +Virtual Characters
  +Multi-Modal User Interfaces
  +Autonomous Systems
  +Mobile Agents
  +Human-Robot Interaction
  +Social Recommender Systems
  +Algorithmic trading agents

Paper Submission

Two types of contributions are solicited:

- Full papers, up to 16 pages in LNCS format, should present original 
theoretical and/or experimental research in any of the areas listed above 
that has not been previously published, accepted for publication, or is 
not currently under review by another conference or journal. Note that 
some full papers may be accepted as short papers (see below).

- Short papers (early innovation papers), up to 8 pages in LNCS format 
showcasing works-in-progress (will be reviewed with an emphasis on 
novelty/originality of the idea).

Both full and short papers will be included in the conference proceedings 
by Springer (LNAI series). Authors of both types of papers will need to 
present their work at the conference.

Please refer to the Paper Submission page 
( for details on how to format 
your paper and how to submit your paper via EasyChair.

Important Dates
Submissions Due: 1 July 2013
Notifications: 19 August 2013
Camera-Ready: 14 September 2013
Early Registration: 31 October 2013
Conference: 3-6 December 2013

Conference Committees
General chairs
     Assoc. Prof. Frank Dignum, Utrecht University
     Professor Martin Purvis, University of Otago

Program chairs
     Assoc. Prof. Guido Boella, University of Torino
     Asst. Prof. Edith Elkind, Nanyang Technological University
     Dr Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, University of Otago

Senior Advisors
     Prof. Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong
     Prof. Sandip Sen, University of Tulsa
     Prof. Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University