June 06, 2006, Québec City, Québec, Canada





Call for papers

International Workshop
Agents and Multiagent Systems, from Theory to Application
June 06, 2006, Québec City, Québec, Canada

Important: Paper submission deadline extended: March, 7th 2006
Important: Notification of acceptance/rejection: Available now

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Aims and Scope
Multiagent systems (MAS) have become an important subfield of AI, and several classical AI topics are now broadly studied in their MAS (i.e. distributed) variants. The work on such systems integrates many technologies and concepts in artificial intelligence and other areas of computing as well as other disciplines. Over recent years, the agent paradigm gained popularity, due to its applicability to a full spectrum of domains, such as search engines, educational aids, electronic commerce and trade, decision-making systems, user interfaces, and simulation and routing.
It is widely recognized that the environment largely influences agents’ behaviours and their ways of reasoning. Besides, the environment is a key element which has to be considered while designing MAS. Depending on the application type, the environment could be static or dynamic, certain or uncertain, real or virtual, restricted or large-scaled, etc.
The aim of the workshop is thus to bring together theoreticians and practitioners from the academia, industry and government to address problems related to environments for agents and MAS. In this first edition we give priority to contributions which deal with spatially constrained environments. We strongly encourage papers linking theory to application or showing the applicability of theoretical solutions.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Models and theories for environments.
2. Agent interaction within environments.
3. Verification and validation.
4. Logic-based description of environments.
5. Multiagent-based simulation in spatial environments.
6. Agent-based planning in uncertain and dynamic environments.
7. Spatio-temporal reasoning.
8. Spatial ontologies.
9. Organization and reorganization of agents in dynamic environments.
10. Spatial behaviour.
11. Agent-based cartography.
12. Environments for ubiquitous computing

The workshop will be a one or two day session (depending on the number of papers accepted) where contributors will discuss the state of the art and future research on different topics. We are also planning to have an invited speaker. The event will also serve as an open forum for innovative ideas and thus delegates will be welcomed to participate. To make sure this is the case, we will close the session with a one-hour open discussion around questions raised during the talks.

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions may discuss work in any stage of development, from positioning papers to finished work. Papers should be written in English, formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNAI style, which can be obtained from http://www.springeronline.com, and not exceed 15 pages including figures, references, etc. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop’s proceedings and distributed to registered participants during the workshop. Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: jamal.bentahar@ift.ulaval.ca

A printed volume with the proceedings will be available at the workshop. Authors of papers presented at AMTA'06 will be invited to extend their contributions, possibly incorporating the results of the workshop discussion, and to submit them for inclusion in the workshop post-proceedings, to be published in a journal special issue or a book.

Important dates
Paper submission deadline: March 1st, 2006
Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 10, 2006
Final paper due: April 25th, 2006
Workshop: June 6th, 2006




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