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 2019 edition:
"Survivability"


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

IBM Demonstration award

IBM Demonstration Award

The best demo paper in PAAMS'19 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'18 awards information

GRANTS

First Award: A social robot assisting in cognitive stimulation therapy
Esther Salichs, Enrique Fernández Rodicio, Jose Carlos Castillo, Alvaro Castro-Gonzalez, Maria Malfaz, and Miguel A. Salichs


Second Award: MASEV: A MAS for the Analysis of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Location
J. Jordán, J. Palanca, E. del Val, V. Julian, and V. Botti


Third Award: Demonstration of Tools Control Center for Multi-Agent Energy Systems Simulation
Brigida Teixeira, Francisco Silva, Tiago Pinto, Gabriel Santos, Isabel Praça, and Zita Vale

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

All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS-LNAI/CCIS template, with a maximum length of 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. All accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag.

Springer Verlag

Special Issues

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

Important dates

  • Main Track - Paper submission deadline: 28th January, 2019
  • Workshops - Paper submission deadline: 4th February, 2019
  • Demonstrations - Paper submission deadline: 1st March, 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium - Paper submission deadline: 1st March, 2019

  • Notification of acceptance: 11th March, 2019
  • Camera-Ready papers due: 29th March, 2019
  • Conference Celebration:  26th-28th June, 2019

Committees

Program

  • Yves Demazeau - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
  • Eric Matso - Purdue Polytechnic Insitute (United States)

Organization

  • Juan Manuel Corchado - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Fernando De la Prieta - University of Salamanca (Spain)

Contact

  • Dr. Fernando De la Prieta