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  • Cesar Analide
    [Please distribute widely and accept our apologies for cross-posting.] ... 6th MASTA @ EPIA 2011 Thematic Track on Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications
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      6th MASTA @ EPIA 2011
      Thematic Track on Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications

      10-13 October 2011, Lisbon, Portugal

      http://epia2011.appia.pt/

      Submission deadline: May 10, 2011
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      Introduction
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      Since 1993, the area of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) has been present in
      all EPIA Conferences, both as individual tracks and as autonomous
      workshops. Focusing on a fundamental subject of Artificial Intelligence,
      the 6th edition of Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications - MASTA
      2011 Thematic Track, will be a forum for presenting and discussing the
      most recent and innovative work on MAS.

      Departing, from the end of the 1980’s, from the two main branches of
      Decentralized Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Problem Solving,
      research on MAS has developed in areas of increasing specialization and
      autonomy as diverse as agent theories and architectures, cognitive
      modelling, coordination, negotiation and argumentation, social
      organization and social simulation, swarm intelligence, and
      agent-oriented programming.

      Agent technology has been used to solve real-world problems in a range
      of industrial and commercial applications, including manufacturing,
      supply chain management, process control, telecommunications, air
      traffic control, transportation systems, and business process management.

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      Aims and Scope
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      Research on MAS has a vigorous, exciting tradition and has led to
      important theories and systems. However, new trends and concerns are
      still emerging and form the basis of current and future research. This
      thematic track is intended to provide a discussion forum on the most
      recent and innovative work in all areas of MAS.

      The unifying focus of the thematic track will be on methodological
      aspects. Both theoretical and practical research should be situated in
      the context of existing or new methodologies. This will not preclude any
      specific topic, but preference will be given to research work that
      establishes some connection with the methodological aspects or to
      successful applications built upon some methodology.

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      Topics of Interest
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      Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

      * Agent theories, Architectures and Languages;
      * Cognitive models, including emotions and philosophies;
      * Formal Methods for Modelling Agents and MAS;
      * Cooperation, Coordination and Teamwork;
      * Automated Negotiation and Computational Argumentation;
      * Multi-Agent Evolution, Adaptation and Learning;
      * Trust and Reputation in MAS;
      * Communication: protocols and languages;
      * Artificial Social Systems;
      * Agent-Oriented Software Engineering;
      * Multi-Agent Simulation and Modelling;
      * Norms and Institutions in MAS;
      * Ethical and Legal issues raised by Agents and MAS;
      * Industrial and Commercial Applications;
      * Scalability and Performance of MAS.

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      Submission Information
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      Submission of papers is made electronically through the Conference
      website (epia2011.appia.pt). Authors must remove their names from the
      papers and should take reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their
      identity (blind reviewing process).

      Papers should be no longer than 15 pages, including figures and
      references, and should be formatted according to the Springer's
      LNCS/LNAI format, following the instructions on Springer’s website
      (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

      Papers of higher quality will be published in Lecture Notes in
      Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), by Springer (proceedings indexed by the
      Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge). All other accepted papers will be
      published in the local proceedings.

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      Important Dates
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      * Full Paper Submission: May 10, 2011
      * Notification of Acceptance: June 10, 2011
      * Camera-ready Papers: July 1, 2011
      * Conference Date: October 10-13, 2011

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      Organizing Committee
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      Paulo Urbano
      Departamento de Informática
      Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
      Edifício C6, Piso 3, Campo Grande
      1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
      pub [at] di [dot] fc [dot] ul [dot] pt

      Cesar Analide
      Departamento de Informática
      Universidade do Minho
      Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
      analide [at] di [dot] uminho [dot] pt

      Fernando Lopes
      Departamento de Modelação e Simulação
      Laboratório Nacional de Energia (LNEG)
      1649-038 Lisbon, Portugal
      fernando [dot] lopes [at] ineti [dot] pt

      Henrique Lopes Cardoso
      Departamento de Engenharia Informática
      Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
      Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
      hlc [at] fe [dot] up [dot] pt

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      Additional Information
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      Additional information can be found at the Conference website
      (epia2011.appia.pt/) or asked for by e-mail, using the address masta2011
      [at] appia [dot] pt.

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      Steering Committee
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      Eugénio Oliveira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
      Helder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
      João Balsa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
      Luís Reis, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

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      Program Committee
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      Alejandro Hérnandez, Universidad Veracruzana, Spain
      Alexander Pokahr, University of Hamburg, Germany
      Amal Elfallah, Université Paris VI, France
      Amílcar Cardoso, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
      Ana Paula Rocha, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
      Andrea Omicini, Università di Bologna, Italy
      António Pereira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
      António Rocha Costa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
      Carlos Martinho, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
      Christian Lemaître, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico
      Cristiano Castelfranchi, ISTC-CNR, Italy
      Eugénio Oliveira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
      F. Jordan Srour, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
      Frank Dignum, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
      Helder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
      Huib Aldewereld, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
      Jaime Sichman, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
      Javier Bajo, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain
      Javier Carbó, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain
      João Balsa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
      João Leite, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
      John-Jules Meyer, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
      Jomi Hübner, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
      Jordi Sabater-Mir, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
      Jörg Müller, TU Clausthal Institut für Informatik, Germany
      Juan Burgillo, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
      Juan M. Corchado, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
      Laurent Vercouter, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de
      Saint-Étienne, France
      Luís Botelho, ISCTE, Portugal
      Luís Correia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
      Luís Macedo, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
      Luís Moniz, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
      Luís Reis, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
      Marc Esteva, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
      Michael Fisher, University of Liverpool, UK
      Murat Sensoy, University of Aberdeen, UK
      Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
      Nicoletta Fornara, Università della Svizzera Italiana (University of
      Lugano), Switzerland
      Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
      Olivier Boissier, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne,
      France
      Onn Shehory, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
      Pablo Noriega, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
      Paolo Torroni, Università di Bologna, Italy
      Paulo Ferreira Jr., Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
      Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
      Pavlos Moraitis, Université Paris Descartes, France
      Pedro Mariano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
      Reyhan Aydogan, Bogazici University, Turkey
      Rosa Vicari, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
      Santiago Ontañón Villar, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
      Virginia Dignum, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
      Wamberto Vasconcelos, University of Aberdeen, UK
      Wojtek Jamroga, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
      Ya'akov Gal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
      Yun-Gyung Cheong, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technologies, South Korea
      Yves Demazeau, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France

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      6th Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications - MASTA @ EPIA 2011
      Thematic Track @ EPIA 2011 Lisbon, PORTUGAL
      http://epia2011.appia.pt/ masta2011@...
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