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 2018 edition:
"Complexity"

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'18 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: paams.net/open-calls/call-for-demostration

IBM

GRANTS


PAAMS'17 awards

First Award: Training Emotional Robots Using EJaCalIVE
Jaime Andres Rincon Arango, Agelo Costa, Paulo Novais, Vicente Julian, and Carlos Carrascosa


Second Award: Computational Platform for Household Simulation and Emulation to Test and Validate Energy Management Methodologies
Luis Gomes, and Zita Vale


Third Award: Electric Vehicle Urban Exploration by Anti-pheromone Swarm based Algorithms
Rubén Martín García, Francisco Prieto-Castrillo, Gabriel Villarrubia, and Javier Bajo

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

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.

Publication

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 2018 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in diffetent journals.

Important dates

  • Main Track - Paper submission deadline: 29th January 2018
  • Workshops - Paper submission deadline: 5th February, 2018
  • Special Sessions - Paper submission deadline: 5th February, 2018
  • Demonstrations - Paper submission deadline: 05th March, 2018
  • Doctoral Consortium - Paper submission deadline: 05th March, 2018

  • Notification of acceptance: 12th March, 2018
  • Camera-Ready papers due: 26th March, 2018
  • Conference Celebration: 20th-22nd June, 2018

Committees

Program

  • Yves Demazeau - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
  • Bo An - Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Organization

  • Antonio Fernández - University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
  • Elena Navarro - University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
  • Pascual González Lopez - University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
  • Javier Bajo - Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
  • Fernando De la Prieta - University of Salamanca (Spain)

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