Research on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems has matured during the last decade and many effective applications of this technology are now deployed. PAAMS provides an international forum to present and discuss the latest scientific developments and their effective applications, to assess the impact of the approach, and to facilitate technology transfer. PAAMS started as a local initiative, but has since grown to become The international yearly platform to present, to discuss, and to disseminate the latest developments and the most important outcomes related to real-world applications. It provides a unique opportunity to bring multi-disciplinary experts, academics and practitioners together to exchange their experience in the development and deployment of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. PAAMS intends to bring together researchers and developers from industry and the academic world to report on the latest scientific and technical advances on the application of multi-agent systems, to discuss and debate the major issues, and to showcase the latest systems using agent based technology. It will promote a forum for discussion on how agent-based techniques, methods, and tools help system designers to accomplish the mapping between available agent technology and application needs. Other stakeholders should be rewarded with a better understanding of the potential and challenges of the agent-oriented approach.


Special Topic of the 2023 edition:
“Cognitive Mimetics”


  • Agent-based simulation and prediction
  • Distributed problem solving
  • Agent cooperation and negotiation
  • Agent societies and social networks
  • Real-time multi-agent systems
  • Human agent interaction, user interfaces
  • Adaptation, learning and personalization
  • Reputation, trust, privacy and security
  • Agent engineering and development tools
  • Evaluation, ethical and legal issues


  • Information recovery and information systems
  • Knowledge management and data intensive systems
  • Intelligent control and manufacturing systems
  • Embodied agents and autonomous systems
  • Multi-robot systems and real world robotics
  • Internet softbots and web intelligence
  • Virtual agents, animation and games
  • Pervasive agents and ambient intelligence
  • E-learning and educational systems
  • User-centered applications and assisting agents


Demonstration award

The best demo paper in PAAMS'23 will be awarded by AIR Institute with 1000€ and trip to visit its headquarters (trip & accommodation).

An extended and improved versión of the demo paper will be published in the Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (ADCAIJ) journal.

More information:



Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

The maximum length of the papers is 12 pages (6 pages in Demonstrations), including figures and references:


All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the PAAMS conference management system.

Review process

PAAMS welcomes the submission of papers and gives preference to the topics listed under the call. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.

The papers must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the conference.


Accepted papers will be included in PAAMS Proceedings, published by Springer.

At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. Accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.

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Special Issues

MDPI Systems Journal
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue "Frontiers of Agents and Multiagent Systems" published in MDPI Sensors Journal (ISSN: 1424-8220, JCR (2021): 3.847 (Q2))
MDPI Systems Journal
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue "Edge Computing in IoT Networks Based on Artificial Intelligence" published in MDPI Sensors Journal (ISSN: 1424-8220, JCR (2021): 3.847 (Q2))
MDPI Systems Journal
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue "Advanced Architectures for Hybrid Edge Analytics Models on Adaptive Smart Areas" published in MDPI Electronics Journal (ISSN: 2079-9292, JCR (2021): 2.690 (Q3))
MDPI Systems Journal
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, JCI (2021): 0,05(Q4)) indexed in DOAJ, ProQuest, Scholar, WorldCat, Dialnet, Sherpa ROMEO, Dulcinea, UlrichWeb, Emerging Sources Citation Index of Thomson Reuters, BASE y Academic Journals Database.

To Be Updated

Important dates

  • General deadline: 24th March, 2023 14th April, 2023
  • Demonstrations - Paper submission deadline: 14th April, 2023 21st April, 2023

  • Notification of acceptance: 3rd May, 2023
  • Camera-Ready papers due: 19th May, 2023
  • Conference Celebration: 12th-14th July, 2023


Program Committee

  • Philippe Mathieu - University of Lille (France)
  • Frank Dignum - Umeå University (Sweden)

Workshop Chair

  • Dalila Durães - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Alfonso González-Briones - University of Salamanca (Spain)

Organizing Committee Chairs

  • Paulo Novais - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Fernando De la Prieta - University of Salamanca (Spain)

Advisory Board

  • Bo An - Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • Paul Davidsson - Malmö University (Sweden)
  • Keith Decker - University of Delaware (USA)
  • Yves Demazeau - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
  • Frank Dignum - Umeå University (Sweden)
  • Tom Holvoet - KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Toru Ishida - Kyoto University (Japan)
  • Takayuki Ito - Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • Eric Matson - Purdue University (United States)
  • Jörg P. Müller - Technische Universität Claustha (Germany)
  • Michal Pechoucek - Czech Technical University in Pragu (Czech Republic)
  • Franco Zambonelli - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Paulo Novais (Chair) - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • José Machado (co-Chair) - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Hugo Peixoto - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Regina Sousa - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Pedro José Oliveira - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Francisco Marcondes - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Manuel Rodrigues - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Filipe Gonçalves - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Dalila Durães - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Sérgio Gonçalves - University of Minho (Portugal)


  • Dr. Fernando De la Prieta