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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Multi-Agent Systems, 18-19 Dec 2014, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

http://agents.fel.cvut.cz/eumas2014/

EUMAS 2014

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INTRODUCTION
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In the last two decades, we have seen a significant increase of interest 
in agent-based computing. This field is now set to become one of the key 
technologies in the 21st century. It is crucial that both academics and 
industrialists within Europe have access to a forum at which current 
research and application issues are presented and discussed.

Following in the tradition of previous editions of EUMAS (Oxford 2003, 
Barcelona 2004, Brussels 2005, Lisbon 2006, Hammamet 2007, Bath 2008, Agia 
Napa 2009, Paris 2010, Maastricht 2011, Dublin 2012, Toulouse 2013), the 
aim of this 12th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems is to 
encourage and support activity in the research and development of 
multi-agent systems, in academic and industrial efforts.

This conference is primarily intended as a European forum at which 
researchers, and those interested in activities relating to research in 
the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, could meet, present 
(potentially preliminary) research results, problems, and issues in an 
open and informal but academic environment. To attract students as well as 
experienced researchers, preliminary as well as mature work, EUMAS 2014 
offers three submission types and formal proceedings as well as 
post-proceedings in form of a journal special issue are planned.

EUMAS 2014 is a designated event of the European Association of 
Multi-Agent Systems (EURAMAS): http://www.euramas.org

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TOPICS OF INTEREST

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Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Action and Planning, Adaptation and Learning, Agent Architectures, Agent 
Programming Languages, Agents and Complex Systems, Agent Based Simulation, 
Ambient Intelligence Applications, Argumentation, Autonomy, Bio-inspired 
Approaches to Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Cognitive Models, Collective 
and Swarm Intelligence, Collective Intentionality, Communication, 
Competition, Complexity, Cooperation, Coordination, e-*Applications 
(e-commerce, etc.), Economic Models, Emergence, Emotion, Formal Models, 
Game Theoretic Models, Grid Computing, Logics for Multi-Agent Systems, 
Methodologies, Negotiation, Organisations and Institutions, Proactivity 
and Reactivity, Protocols, Robotics, Self-organisation, Semantic Web 
Agents, Agent-based Service Oriented Computing, Socio-technical Systems, 
Agent-oriented Software Engineering, Standards, Teamwork, Theories of 
Agency, Tools, Trust and Reputation, Ubiquitous Computing, Verification, 
Virtual Agents.


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SUBMISSIONS

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EUMAS 2014 welcomes both original, unpublished papers, as well as papers 
that are under submission or have been published in a relevant conference, 
conference or journal. We specially invite submissions by students that we 
think will receive valuable feedback from the discussion-oriented focus of 
the conference. Preliminary student work is welcome; however it has to 
possess sufficient substance for serving as a discussion basis and 
therefore has to pass the review cycle in the same way as other work.

Authors are invited to submit papers in the following three categories:

(1) Full research papers up to 15 pages, describing original and 
unpublished
   work. Simultaneous submission to another venue is not allowed.

(2) Extended abstracts of 4-5 pages reporting on original and unpublished 
work
   in progress or system descriptions. Simultaneous submission to another 
venue
   is not allowed.

(3) Full research papers up to 15 pages reporting on interesting and 
relevant
   work that has been published (or accepted for publication) in the last
   18 months.

Each submission will be peer-reviewed. All submissions should be formatted 
following Springer's LNCS format. For templates and instructions for 
authors, see

         http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

We request the submission of title and abstract prior the paper submission 
for supporting the tight schedule of reviewing. The authors must submit 
their abstracts and papers through the EUMAS 2014 Easychair submission 
site:

         https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eumas2014


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PROCEEDINGS AND SPECIAL ISSUE

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This year, we plan to have formal conference proceedings. Currently we are
negotiating with Springer to have proceedings published with them in the series:

         Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS),
         http://www.springer.com/series/7899

Depending on quality, selected full research papers and extended abstracts describing
original, unpublished work (categories 1 and 2) accepted at EUMAS 2014 will be
included in the proceedings.

After the conference, we plan to invite authors of selected papers to extend and
re-submit their work to be considered for inclusion in a journal special issue.
The submissions to that special issue will be subject to another reviewing and
selection process.


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IMPORTANT DATES

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Abstract submission deadline: September 26, 2014
Paper submission: September 29, 2014
Author notification: November 7, 2014
Camera-ready deadline: December 1, 2014
Conference: December 18-19, 2014


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PROGRAM CHAIR

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Nils Bulling, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany


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LOCAL ORGANIZERS

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Jiri Vokrinek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Michal Jakob, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic


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PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed members)

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Thomas gotnes, University of Bergen
Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham
Fred Amblard, IRIT - University Toulouse 1 Capitole
Leila Amgoud, IRIT - CNRS
Guido Boella, University of Torino
Olivier Boissier, ENS Mines Saint-Etienne
Elise Bonzon, LIPADE - Universit Paris Descartes
Vicent Botti, DSIC
Ddac Busquets, Imperial College London
Amit Chopra, Lancaster University
Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University
Paul Davidsson, Malm University
Tiago De Lima, University of Artois and CNRS
Marina De Vos, University of Bath
Frank Dignum, Utrecht University
Juergen Dix, Clausthal University of Technology
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, LIP6 - University of Pierre and Marie Curie
Rino Falcone, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies-CNR
Klaus Fischer, DFKI GmbH
Nicola Gatti, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano
Valentin Goranko, Technical University of Denmark
Davide Grossi, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool
Koen Hindriks, Delft University of Technology
Tomas Klos, Delft University of Technology
Franziska Klgl, rebro University
Joao Leite, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Brian Logan, University of Nottingham
Dominique Longin, IRIT-CNRS
Emiliano Lorini, IRIT
John-Jules Meyer, Utrecht University
Frederic Moisan, Carnegie Mellon University
Pavlos Moraitis, Paris Descartes University
Jrg P. Mller, TU Clausthal
Emma Norling, Manchester Metropolitan University
Peter Novk, Algorithmics, Dept. of Software and Computer Technology, EEMCS, Delft University of Technology
Ingrid Nunes, UFRGS
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum?Universit di Bologna
Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen
Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos
Wojciech Penczek, ICS PAS and Siedlce University
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University
Franco Raimondi, Middlesex University
R. Ramanujam, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna
Regis Riveret, Imperial College London
Valentin Robu, Heriot-Watt University
Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
Michael Rovatsos, School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
Jordi Sabater Mir, IIIA-CSIC
Michael Sonnenschein, University of Oldenburg
Matthias Thimm, Universitt Koblenz-Landau
Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna
Nicolas Troquard, Laboratory for Applied Ontology
Luca Tummolini, ISTC-CNR
Paolo Turrini, Imperial College London
Wamberto Vasconcelos, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen
Laurent Vercouter, LITIS lab, INSA de Rouen
Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
Cees Witteveen, Delft University of Technology
Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut


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CONTACT

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In case of questions about the program please do not hesitate to contact us.
For questions related to

-the program and submission process, please contact:

                 Nils Bulling (eumas2014@easychair.org)

-the organization, contact:

                 Ji? Vok?nek (jiri.vokrinek@fel.cvut.cz)
                 Michal Jakob (jakob@agents.fel.cvut.cz)