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Extended Deadline: PRIMA 2013 - 16th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems

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  • Tina Balke
    Apologies for multiple postings ======================================================================================================= Extended Deadline:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 3, 2013
      Apologies for multiple postings

      Extended Deadline: PRIMA 2013 - 16th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems
      Dates: December 3-6, 2013
      Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
      Submission deadline: 21 July 2013
      Website: http://prima2013.otago.ac.nz/
      Co-located event: PRIMA 2013 is co-located with Australasian Artificial Intelligence conference (http://ai2013.otago.ac.nz/).

      Agent computing is an exciting, transformational approach to developing computer systems that can rapidly and reliably solve real-world problems that usually demand human knowledge and expertise. The value, power and flexibility of agent and multi-agent systems has been demonstrated in application areas such as logistics, manufacturing, simulation, robotics, decision support, entertainment, and especially in online market environments. As one of the largest and fastest growing research fields of Computer Science, agent research today includes a wealth of topics.

      Robotics, being one of the well-known application area for software agents, has attracted special interest in multi-agent system community (e.g. through the special track on Robotics in AAMAS conferences).  For PRIMA 2013, among other regular agent topics (see http://prima2013.otago.ac.nz/call-for-papers/), we also solicit papers on robotics that address the research problems that arise from the design and implementation of robots as intelligent agents. Papers focusing on all scientific and technical challenges brought by the interactions among multiple robots, robots and humans, robots and the environment are welcome. Papers should clearly explain how the work reported addresses challenges in robotics, opportunities for novel applications, and fundamental research issues in autonomous robotic systems.

      The topics of interest in the robotics domain include the following:

      Cognitive robotics
      Integrated perception, cognition, and action
      Human-robot interaction
      Machine learning for robotics
      Mapping, localization and exploration
      Networked robot/sensor systems
      Robot planning (including action and motion planning)
      Robot teams, multi-robot systems
      Robot coordination
      Robotic agent languages and middleware for robot systems
      Swarms and collective behaviours

      The PRIMA 2013 Program Committee invites submissions of original, unpublished, theoretical and applied work on these topics, and encourages reports on the development of prototype and deployed agent-based robotic systems, and of experiments that demonstrate novel agent system capabilities.

      Paper Submission

      Two types of contributions are solicited:

      - Full papers, up to 16  pages in LNCS format, should present original theoretical and/or experimental research in any of the areas listed above that has not been previously published, accepted for publication, or is not currently under review by another conference or journal. Note that some full papers may be accepted as short papers (see below).

      - Short papers (early innovation papers), up to 8 pages in LNCS format showcasing works-in-progress (will be reviewed with an emphasis on novelty/originality of the idea).

      Both full and short papers will be included in the conference proceedings by Springer (LNAI series). Authors of both types of papers will need to present their work at the conference.

      Please refer to the Paper Submission page (http://prima2013.otago.ac.nz/submission) for details on how to format your paper and how to submit your paper via EasyChair.

      Important Dates
      Submissions Due: 21 July 2013
      Notifications: 7 September 2013
      Camera-Ready: 19 September 2013
      Early Registration: 31 October 2013
      Conference: 1-6 December 2013

      Conference Committees
      General chairs
          Assoc. Prof. Frank Dignum, Utrecht University
          Professor Martin Purvis, University of Otago

      Program chairs
          Assoc. Prof. Guido Boella, University of Torino
          Asst. Prof. Edith Elkind, Nanyang Technological University
          Dr Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, University of Otago

      Senior Advisors
          Prof. Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong
          Prof. Sandip Sen, University of Tulsa
          Prof. Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University
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