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  • Vincent Conitzer
    Apologies if you receive multiple copies... ======================================================= FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
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      FINAL 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.
      AAMAS has an "in co-operation" status with ACM and proceedings appear
      in the ACM Digital Library.

      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.
      Invited speakers include Randy Beard (Brigham Young University) and
      Moshe Tennenholtz (The Technion).

      ================
      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.

      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.

      All submissions will be (double) blind reviewed (i.e., in addition to
      authors not knowing the identity of reviewers, reviewers will
      not be told the identity of authors). Authors should remove
      author names and contact details from paper submissions, by replacing the
      contents of the author field with "Tracking Number: ###", where
      ### is the Tracking Number received when submitting the paper abstract.
      Authors should also ensure that any reference to their own previous
      work is made in a way that does not disclose their identity.

      Detailed submission instructions are available on the AAMAS-08 website.
      Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format, using the
      style guides available there. 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.

      ==============================
      INFORMATION ABOUT SHORT PAPERS
      ==============================

      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. If
      authors have indicated agreement, program chairs may elect to accept
      papers submitted as full papers into the short paper track.

      The title for short papers must include "(Short Paper)" on a new line
      immediately following the main paper title and papers should be cited
      as such. A short paper style file is provided for authors using LaTex.
      Publication of a short paper in AAMAS08 will be considered to
      preclude republication in another conference without substantial
      extensions.

      =========
      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 paper tracks: one on Multi-Robots 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. AAMAS-08 will also feature an Industry and
      Applications track and a Demonstration session.

      **Special track on Multi-Robots:

      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

      There is an extensive senior program committee and regular program
      committee for this special track and Pedro Lima (robotics -at-
      aamas2008.org) is the program chair of this special track.

      **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

      There is an extensive senior program committee and regular program
      committee for this special track and Elisabeth Andre (synthetic -at-
      aamas2008.org) is the program chair of this special track.

      ** Industry and Applications track

      AAMAS-08 will include an Industry and Applications track to
      collect, present and discuss contributions reporting on industrial and
      commercial deployment of software agent technologies and their
      applications. The submission and reviewing process is separate from
      the main conference process and a separate "call for papers" has been
      issued. The submission deadline is December 9, 2007 with notification of
      acceptance or rejection on January 21, 2008. Submissions and questions
      should go to industrial -at- aamas2008.org and additional information
      is at http://www.aamas2008.org/ Accepted papers will be included in
      the AAMAS proceedings.

      ** Software and Robotic Demonstrations

      AAMAS-08 will include a Demonstration session. Demonstration submissions
      are invited for three different categories: industrial software, academic
      software, and robotics. Winners will be chosen separately for each
      category, by public vote. The submission and reviewing process is separate
      from the main conference process and a separate "call for papers" has been
      issued. The submission deadline is January 25, 2008 with notification of
      acceptance or rejection on February 13, 2008. Questions should go to
      exhibits -at- aamas2008.org, proposals can be submitted here
      http://www.dur.ac.uk/demo.aamas2008/myreview/, and additional information
      is at http://www.aamas2008.org/. Accepted demos will have these short
      papers included in the AAMAS proceedings.


      =======================
      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.

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

      General Chairs:
      Simon Parsons, Brooklyn College, City Univ of NY, USA
      Joerg P. Mueller, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
      * generalchairs -at- aamas2008.org

      Program Chairs:
      Lin Padgham, RMIT University, Australia
      David C. Parkes, Harvard University, USA
      * programchairs -at- aamas2008.org

      Local Organization Chairs:
      Ana Paiva, INESC-ID & Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
      Luis Antunes, ISR & Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
      * localchairs -at- aamas2008.org

      Multi-Robots Special Track Chair:
      Pedro Lima, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
      * robotics -at- aamas2008.org

      Virtual Agents Special Track Chair:
      Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, Germany
      * synthetic -at- aamas2008.org

      Workshop Chair:
      Juan Antonio Rodriguez, AI Research Institute (IIIA), Spain
      * workshops -at- aamas2008.org

      Tutorials Chair:
      Pinar Yolum, Bogazici University, Turkey
      * tutorials -at- aamas2008.org

      Industrial Track Chairs:
      Michael Berger, Siemens AG, Germany
      Satoshi Nishiyama, KDDI Labs, Japan
      Bernard Burg, Panasonic, USA
      * industrial -at- aamas2008.org

      Exhibits/Demo Chairs:
      Joelle Pineau, McGill University, Canada
      Rafael Bordini, University of Durham, UK
      * exhibits -at- aamas2008.org

      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: Multi-Robots 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
      Marc Cavazza, University of Teesside, 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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      Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Economics
      Duke University
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