19th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

Salamanca (Spain) | 6th-8th October, 2021 | 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 C 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:



Accommodation grants

The University of Salamanca in collaboration with BISITE Research Group (bisite.usal.es) offers 30 grants/awards to doctoral and young doctors both to the event itself (including Workshops and Special Sessions) and to the parallel Co-located events.

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

Special Issues

Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2021 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in different journals.

Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2021 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (ISSN 1551-0018, JCR: 1.285(Q4)
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2021 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, 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

IBM Demonstration Award

The best demo paper in PAAMS'21 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'20 awards information

First Award: SafeCity: A platform for Safer and Smarter Cities
Bruno Fernandes, Jose Neves, and Cesar Analide

Second Award: Assisting Users on the Privacy Decision-Making Process in an OSN for Educational Purposes
José Alemany, Elena Del Val, and Ana Garcia-Fornes

Third Award: Agent-based Crowd Discussion Support System and Its Societal Experiments
Takayuki Ito, Rafik Hadfi, Jawad Ahmad Haqbeen, Shota Suzuki, Atsuya Sakai, Naoki Kawamura, and Naoko Yamaguchi

MDPI Sensor & Systems Best Paper Award

Prize of 400CHF

Sensors systems

MDPI Electronics Best Paper Award

Prize of 300CHF


2020 Electronics MDPI Best papers

MDPI Electronics

HRS-EDU: Architecture to control social robots in education.
John Paez, Enrique Gonzalez and Maria Impedovo

Identification of Antimicrobial Peptides from Macroalgae with Machine Learning.
Michela Caprani, Orla Slattery, Joan Joan O'Keeffe and John Healy

Trust Model for a Multi-Agent based simulation of Local Energy Markets.
Rui Andrade, Tiago Pinto and Isabel Praça

SMARTSEC4COP: Smart Cyber-Grooming Detection Using Natural Language Processing and Convolutional Neural Networks.
Gustavo Isaza, Fabian Muñoz and Luis Castillo