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 2017 edition:
"Cyber-Physical Multi-Agent Systems"


  • 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

IBM Demonstration award

IBM Demonstration Award

The best demo paper in PAAMS'17 will be awarded with 2.000€ and a diploma.

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:



First Award:Building Prototypes Through 3D Simulations
Jorge Gomez-Sanz, Rafael Pax and Marlon Cárdenas

Second Award:Detecting Social Emotions with a NAO robot
J. A. Rincon, A. Costa, P. Novais, V. Julian and C. Carrascosa

Third Award:Smart Grid Demonstration Platform for Renewable Energy Exchange
Mihail Mihaylov, Ivan Razo-Zapata, Roxana Radulescu, Sergio Jurado, Narcis Avellana and Ann Nowe

Doctoral Consortium

The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a frame where students can present their on going research work and meet other students and researchers, and obtain feedback on future research directions.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific research proposal and some preliminary results, but who are still far from completing their dissertation.

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a thorough reviewing process with the aim to provide detailed and constructive feedback. The accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium and published in the conference proceedings.


Review process

PAAMS welcomes the submission of application papers with preference to the topics listed in the call for papers. 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

Submitting papers

PAAMS papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS Template, with a maximum length of 12 pages in length, including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the Paper Submission Page.


Springer Verlag

Accepted papers will be included in PAAMS Proceedings. 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. All accepted papers will be published by LNCS/LNAI series of Springer Verlag.

Special Issues

Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2017 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in diffetent journals.

Data Science and Analytics
Special Issue on Journal of Data Science and Analytics
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2017 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a special issue published on Journal of Data Science and Analytics.
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2017 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Section published in Neurocomputing (JCR Impact Factor: 2.392).
Knowledge and Information Systems
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2017 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in the International Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems -KAIS- (JCR Impact Factor: 1.702).

Important dates

  • Main Track - Paper submission deadline: 30th January, 2017 6th February, 2017
  • Workshops - Paper submission deadline: 6th February, 2017 13th February, 2017
  • Special Sessions - Paper submission deadline: 6th February, 2017 13th February, 2017
  • Demonstrations - Paper submission deadline: 6th February, 2017 13th February, 2017
  • Doctoral Consortium - Paper submission deadline: 6th February, 2017 13th February, 2017

  • Notification of acceptance: 13th March, 2017
  • Camera-Ready papers due: 27th March, 2017
  • Conference Celebration: 21st-23rd June, 2017



  • Yves Demazeau (Co-Chair) - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
  • Paul Davidsson - Malmö University (Sweden)


  • Javier Bajo - Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
  • Zita A.Vale - Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)