L'Aquila (Italy) - Hybrid

13th-15th July, 2022

20th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

L'Aquila (Italy) | 13th-15th July, 2022 | www.paams.net

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. Right now, PAAMS is classified as B2 by CAPES Qualis CC-Events and B by CORE Ranking. 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.

Proceedings of previous editions are available:



Special Issues

Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2022 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in different journals.

To Be Updated

IBM Demonstration Award

The best demo paper in PAAMS'22 will be awarded with 2.000€ and a diploma.

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

More information: https://www.paams.net/open-calls/call-for-demonstration


PAAMS'21 awards information

First Award: "Nego-Bot: A human-robot negotiation system" by Jaime Andres Rincon Arango, Angelo Costa, Vicente Javier Julian Inglada, Paulo Novais, and Carlos Carrascosa Casamayor

Second Award: "Experiments on User-centered control of lights in open-plan office spaces using IoT devices and Distributed Constraint Optimization" by FAROUSI Nuha, ATRACHE Meryem, STAHL Christoph, and NAJJAR Amro

Third Award: "Demo Paper: A Tool for Analyzing COVID-19-related Measurements Using Agent-based Support Simulator for Airport Terminal Operations" by Seyed Sahand Mohammadi Ziabari, Gregory Sanders, Adin Mekic, and Alexei Sharpanskykh

2021 Electronics MDPI Best papers

MDPI Electronics

"Comparison of predictive models with balanced classes for the forecast of student dropout in higher education" by Vaneza Flores-Gutierrez, Stella Heras, and Vicente Julián

"Using Machine Learning to Predict the Users Ratings on TripAdvisor Based on their Reviews" by João Carneiro, Jorge Meira, Paulo Novais and Goreti Marreiros

"Wright's Learning Curve or Rather Butterfly and Bandwagon Effects? On Instabilities in Coevolution of Demand and Supply of Technology" by Ben Vermeulen

"Determining Uncertain Spatial Patterns of Concentrations through Shannon?s Information Entropy: Can Neural Networks Explain Cognitive Relatedness and Local Industrial Structures?" by Vittorio Carlei

"Combinatorial Optimization of SuccinateProduction in Escherichia coli" by Vítor Pereira, and Miguel Rocha

2021 Systems MDPI Best Papers


"A Smart Contract Architecture to Enhance the Industrial Symbiosis Process between the Pulp and Paper Companies - a case study" by Ricardo Gonçalves, Inês Ferreira, Radu Godina, Pedro Pinto, and António Pinto

"Students’ attitude towards Technology Enhanced Photovoice to support critical reflection" by Marije ten Brink, Bert Bredeweg, and Ben Schouten