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AISB event Bulletin Item


Demos track Website:

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.

At least one author of accepted demos will be expected to present a poster
and live demonstration at the conference in Paris.

Authors of accepted papers and posters in the main track of the AAMAS
conference, as well as workshop presenters, are particularly encouraged to
submit! (You'll be there anyway - this is another opportunity to share your
work and discuss your results in detail with conference attendees who visit
your Demo!)

Examples of demos include but are not limited to:

         Robotic systems (single- and multi-agent)

         Interactive agent-based software systems

         Agent-based simulation environments

         Personal robotics

         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

         Human-robot interactive systems

         Virtual agents and interactive virtual environments

The organizers will make every effort to facilitate demo requirements. If
you have unusual requirements please contact the organizers in advance. At
a minimum, we will provide a poster board, a monitor with a standard VGA
connector, a power strip and a 2m table for each demonstration.

*Submission Requirements*

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

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

2.    Video or PPT: The paper must contain a URL linking to a demonstration
video no more than 5 minutes in length (QuickTime or YouTube format) or a
Powerpoint presentation showing and explaining what happens. If some other
format can more clearly show the demo, accommodation may be made. Please
contact the organizers in advance.

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

The submission web site:

*Selection Process*

The submission and selection processes for the AAMAS 2014 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

*Important Dates*

Submission deadline: *January 10, 2014*
Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 14, 2014
Camera-ready paper: February 25, 2014

*Contact Information*

For more information, please contact the Demos Chairs:
Dr. Bo An
Nanyang Technological University 


Dr. Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguillar