Scope

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.

Topics

Special Topic of the 2020 edition:
Trustworthiness


Problems

  • 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

Domains

  • 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

Awards

IBM Demonstration award

The best demo paper in PAAMS'20 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: https://www.paams.net/open-calls/call-for-demonstration

IBM

PAAMS'19 awards information

GRANTS

First Award: EMiR 2.0: A Cognitive Assistant Robot for Elderly
Jaime A. Rincon, Javier Palanca, Vicent Botti, Ângelo Costa, Paulo Novais, Vicente Julian and Carlos Carrascosa


Second Award: Agent Process Modelling
Thiago R. P. M. Rúbio, Henrique Lopes Cardoso, Eugénio Oliveira


Third Award: Modular and Self-organized Conveyor System Using Multi-agent Systems
Paulo Leitão, José Barbosa


Sensor MDPI best paper

MDPI

Object Recognition: Distributed Architecture based on Heterogeneous Devices to Integrate Sensor Information. Jose-Luis Poza-Luján, Juan-Luis Posadas-Yagüe, Eduardo Munera, Jose Simó-Ten, and Francisco Blanes

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.

Submissions

Format

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 (4 pages in Demonstrations & Doctoral Consortium), including figures and references:


Submission

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

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.

Publication

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.

Springer Verlag

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Special Issues

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

Fusion
The research that receives an award for best paper on the topic of Data Fusion, will be sent to Information Fusion (ISSN: 1566-2535, JCR 2018: 10.716) and submitted for a quick review.
Neurocomputing
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2020 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Section published in Neurocomputing (JCR 2018 Neurocomputing: 4.072).
Electronics
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2020 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Section published in Electronics (JCR 2018 Electronics. 1.764 (Q3)).
Smartcities
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2020 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Section published in Smart Cities.
ADCAIJ
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2020 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)

Important dates

  • Main Track - Paper submission deadline: 24th January, 2020
  • Workshops - Paper submission deadline: 31th January, 2020
  • Demonstrations - Paper submission deadline: 10th February, 2020
  • Doctoral Consortium - Paper submission deadline: 29th February, 2020

  • Notification of acceptance: 09th March, 2020
  • Camera-Ready papers due: 30th March, 2020
  • Conference Celebration:  17th-19th June, 2020

Committees

Program

  • Yves Demazeau - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
  • Tom Holvoet - KU Leuven (Belgium)

Organization

  • Juan Manuel Corchado - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Stefania Costantini - University of L'Aquila (Italy)
  • Fernando De la Prieta - University of Salamanca (Spain)

Contact

  • Dr. Fernando De la Prieta