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Call for papers: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-08)

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  • Vincent Conitzer
    (apologies if you receive multiple copies) Dear colleagues, below please find the Call for Papers for the AAMAS-08 conference. Please forward to anyone else
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 6, 2007
      (apologies if you receive multiple copies)

      Dear colleagues, below please find the Call for Papers for the AAMAS-08
      conference. Please forward to anyone else you think may be interested.

      Best,
      Vincent Conitzer, AAMAS 2008 Publicity Chair



      =======================================================
      CALL FOR PAPERS
      SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS AGENTS
      AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS (AAMAS-08)
      =======================================================

      May 12-16, 2008
      Estoril, Portugal
      www.aamas2008.org
      www.aamas-conference.org

      AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous
      agents and multi-agent systems. The AAMAS conference series was
      initiated in 2002 as a merger of three highly respected individual
      conferences: the International Conference in Autonomous Agents, the
      International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and
      Languages, and the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems.
      The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile,
      internationally respected archival forum for research in all aspects of
      the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems.

      The conference will be held from Monday May 12th until Friday May
      16th, 2008 in Estoril, Portugal.

      Tutorials and workshops will be held on Monday May 12th and Tuesday
      May 13th, 2008. Accepted technical papers and invited talks will be
      presented from Wednesday May 14th through Friday May 16th, 2008.

      ================
      PAPER SUBMISSION
      ================

      This year the conference is soliciting full papers (8 pages) and short
      papers (4 pages). Accepted full length papers will be receive a slot
      for oral presentation in the conference. In addition, both full and
      short papers will be presented in poster sessions and appear in the
      conference proceedings.

      Short papers are encouraged as a mechanism for both important results
      that can be succinctly presented, as well as the timely reporting of
      interesting but preliminary work, that may not as yet have the level
      of evaluation or detail that would be expected for a full paper. The
      program chairs may, at their discretion, accept papers submitted as
      full papers into the short paper track.

      Both full and short papers will be peer reviewed rigorously and
      evaluated on the basis of originality, contribution to the field,
      soundness, significance, presentation, understanding of the state of
      the art, and overall quality of the contribution.

      Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format, using ACM
      style guides. Detailed submission instructions will be available on
      the AAMAS-08 website. Submissions must not have appeared before (or be
      pending to appear) in a journal or conference with published
      proceedings, nor may they be under review or submitted to another
      forum during the AAMAS-08 review process.

      =========
      KEY DATES
      =========

      All deadlines are midnight, Eastern Standard Time (New York time).

      Tuesday, October 23, 2007: Electronic abstract due
      Friday, October 26, 2007: Full electronic paper submissions due
      November 27 - 28, 2007: Author feedback opportunity
      Wednesday, December 19, 2007: Accept/reject notifications


      =================================
      SPECIAL TRACKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
      =================================

      AAMAS-08 will feature two special tracks: one on Robotics and the
      other on Virtual Agents. Papers for these tracks will be
      reviewed by specially recruited reviewers within these sub-communities.
      Authors will be asked to indicate special track relevance at
      paper submission time. More information on these special tracks
      is provided below.

      AAMAS-08 will include an Industry and Applications track for descriptions
      of emerging and already deployed agent applications. The submission and
      the
      reviewing process for the industry and applications track is separate from
      the main conference process. A separate "call for papers" will be
      issued at a later stage, but the planned submission deadline is a couple
      of weeks after the main conference submission date.

      AAMAS-08 will include a demonstration session. Demonstration
      submissions will be invited for three different categories: industrial
      software, academic software, and robotics. We plan to choose the
      winner of each demo category by public vote. A separate "call for
      demos" will be issued at a later stage, but planned submission
      deadline is 18th of January 2008.

      =======================
      TOPIC AREAS: MAIN TRACK
      =======================

      AAMAS-08 encourages the submission of theoretical, experimental,
      methodological, engineering and application papers across a broad
      range of agent topics. All papers should:
      * make clear their contribution to the AAMAS field,
      * place their work in the context of relevant related work,
      * evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their approach.

      Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

      Agent-based system development
      - agent-oriented software engineering
      - agent development environments
      - agent languages
      - case studies and implemented systems
      - P2P, web services, grid computing

      Learning
      - learning (single and multi-agent)
      - computational architectures for learning
      - evolution, adaptation

      Agent Reasoning
      - reasoning (single and multi-agent)
      - planning (single and mult-agent)
      - cognitive models
      - ontological reasoning

      Agent cooperation
      - teamwork, coalition formation, coordination
      - distributed problem solving
      - biologically-inspired methods

      Agent theories, models and architectures
      - formal models of agency
      - modeling other agents and self
      - BDI, speech act theory
      - reactive vs deliberative
      - logic-based methods
      - bounded rationality

      Agent societies and Societal issues
      - artificial social systems
      - trust and reputation
      - social and organizational structure
      - privacy, safety and security
      - ethical and legal issues

      Agent communication
      - communication languages
      - communication protocols
      - agent commitments

      Economic paradigms
      - electronic markets and institutions
      - economically-motivated agents
      - game theory (cooperative and non-cooperative)
      - social choice theory, voting protocols
      - auction and mechanism design
      - argumentation, negotiation and bargaining

      Agent-based simulations
      - emergent behaviour
      - simulation-specific issues

      The conference also welcomes relevant papers from related fields such
      as P2P computing, web services, autonomic and grid computing, as long
      as the link is made to relevance and work within the agents community.


      ===============================
      SPECIAL TRACKS: INFO and TOPICS
      ===============================

      *Special track on Robotics:

      Papers on theory and applications concerning teams of multiple robots
      are welcome, namely those focusing on real robots interacting with their
      surrounding environments. The goal is to foster interaction between
      researchers on multi-agent and multi-robot systems, so as to provide a
      cradle for cross-fertilization of concepts from both fields.

      Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
      - cooperative perception
      - cooperative localization
      - middleware for multi-robot systems
      - multi-robot mapping and localization
      - networked robots
      - formal models of multi-robot plans

      *Special track on Virtual agents:

      Virtual agents are embodied agents in interactive virtual or physical
      environments that emulate human-like behavior. Papers on the design,
      implementation, and evaluation of virtual agents are welcome, as well
      as papers about challenging applications of virtual agents. The goal
      is to provide an opportunity for interaction and cross-fertilization
      between the AAMAS community and researchers working on virtual agents
      and to strengthen links between the two communities.

      Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
      - verbal and non-verbal expressiveness
      - models of personality, emotions and social behavior
      - multi-user/multi-virtual-agent interaction
      - advanced 3D modeling and animation technologies
      - applications, experience reports and user studies


      ====================
      ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
      ====================

      General Chairs:
      Simon Parsons, Brooklyn College, City Univ of NY, USA
      Joerg P. Mueller, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

      Program Chairs:
      Lin Padgham, RMIT University, Australia
      David C. Parkes, Harvard University, USA

      Local Organization Chairs:
      Ana Paiva, INESC-ID & Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
      Luis Antunes, ISR & Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal

      Robotics Special Track Chair:
      Pedro Lima, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal

      Virtual Agents Special Track Chair:
      Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, Germany

      Workshop Chair:
      Juan Antonio Rodriguez, AI Research Institute (IIIA), Spain

      Tutorials Chair:
      Pinar Yolum, Bogazici University, Turkey

      Industrial Track Chairs:
      Michael Berger, Siemens AG, Germany
      Satoshi Nishiyama, KDDI Labs, Japan
      Bernard Burg, Panasonic, USA

      Exhibits/Demo Chairs:
      Joelle Pineau, McGill University, Canada
      Rafael Bordini, University of Durham, UK

      Finance Chair:
      Keith Decker, University of Delaware, USA

      Doctoral Mentoring Chairs:
      Gal Kaminka, Bar Ilan University, Israel
      Yohei Murakami, National Inst. of I&C Tech., Japan

      Publicity Chair:
      Vincent Conitzer, Duke University, USA

      Publications Chair:
      Franziska Kluegl, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

      Registration and Local Finance Chair:
      Joo Balsa, University of Lisbon, Portugal

      Student Scholarship Chairs:
      Sascha Ossowski, U Rey Juan Carlos Madrid, Spain
      Paul Scerri, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Von Wun Soo, U Hsinchu, Taiwan

      Sponsoring Chairs:
      John Yen, Penn State University, USA
      Alex Rogers, University of Southhampton, UK
      Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

      Senior Program Committee:

      Ana Bazzan, UFRGS, Brazil
      Rafael Bordini, University of Durham, UK
      Craig Boutilier, University of Toronto, Canada
      Felix Brandt, University of Munich, Germany
      Jonathan Bredin, Colorado College, USA
      Brahim Chaib-draa, Laval University, Canada
      Helder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
      Vincent Conitzer, Duke University, USA
      Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
      Barbara Dunin-Keplicz, Warsaw Univ. and Polish Acad of Sciences, Poland
      Edmund Durfee, University of Michigan, USA
      Ulle Endriss, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      Boi Faltings, EPFL, Switzerland
      Maria Fasli, University of Essex, UK
      Shaheen Fatima, University of Liverpool, UK
      Claudia Goldman, Samsung Telecom Research Israel, Israel
      Barbara Grosz, Harvard University, USA
      Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research, USA
      Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
      Nick Jennings, Southampton University, UK
      Catholijn M. Jonker, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
      Kamalakar Karlapalem, IIIT-Hyderabad, India
      Ryszard Kowalczyk, University of Swinburne, Australia
      Sarit Kraus, Bar-Ilan University, Israel and Univ. Maryland, USA
      Han La Poutre, CWI, The Netherlands
      Jerome Lang, IRIT, France
      Kate Larson, University of Waterloo, Canada
      Ho-fung Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
      Dayou Liu, Jilin University, China
      Michael Luck, King's College London, UK
      Rajiv Maheswaran, Univ. of Southern California - ISI, USA
      Stacy Marsella, Univ. of Southern California - ISI, USA
      Radhika Nagpal, Harvard University, USA
      Eugenio Oliveira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
      Ana Paiva, INESC-ID & Instituto Superior Tecnico
      Anna Perini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy
      Jeffrey Rosenschein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
      Norman Sadeh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Paul Scerri, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Sandip Sen, University of Tulsa, USA
      Onn Shehory, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
      Carles Sierra, AI Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), Spain
      Munindar Singh, North Carolina State University, USA
      Elizabeth Sklar, Brooklyn College, City Univ of NY, USA
      Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK
      Kagan Tumer, Oregon State University, USA
      Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Nikos Vlassis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
      Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
      Steven Willmott, 3Scale Networks S. L., Spain
      Michael Winikoff, RMIT University, Australia
      Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University, Japan
      Chengqi Zhang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

      SPC: Robotics Special Track

      Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania, USA
      Radhika Nagpal, Harvard University, USA
      Daniele Nardi, Sapienza Universita di Roma
      Lynne Parker, University of Tennessee, USA
      Alessandro Saffiotti, Orebro University, Sweden
      Paul Scerri, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Elizabeth Sklar, Brooklyn College, City Univ of NY, USA
      Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Nikos Vlassis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
      Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology Sydney, Australia


      SPC: Virtual Agents Special Track

      Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University, UK
      Stacy Marsella, Univ. of Southern California - ISI, USA
      Ana Paiva, INESC-ID & Instituto Superior Tcnico, Portugal
      Catherine Pelachaud, Universite de Paris 8, France
      Helmut Prendinger, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
      Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland
      R. Michael Young, North Carolina State University, USA
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