EMAS 2022 : 10th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems
Call For Papers
Multiagent systems (MAS)—systems composed of autonomous agents who interact with each other— are ideally suited to realizing modern software applications. For instance, MAS ideas are well-suited to the IoT, and applications that support engagements between humans and organizations in domains such as business, health, and finance. Moreover, with the advent of microservices, we see a clear shift in the software industry from monolithic applications to applications constituted from autonomous, interactive services—in essence, agents.
The EMAS workshop is a forum for presenting and discussing original ideas and work on software abstractions, methodologies, languages, and tools for engineering loosely-coupled, adaptive, high-performance, and scalable MAS.
We welcome submissions on:
Traditional MAS engineering topics, including requirements and formal specifications; architecture and modeling; verification and validation; programming and languages; testing; maintenance and evolution.
MAS engineering for conventional AI techniques, including machine learning-based abstractions.
MAS engineering for novel technologies, including blockchain, IoT, microservices, serverless computing.
MAS engineering abstractions, including norms, protocols, BDI, and goals.
MAS engineering for application domains including business, health, finance, transportation.
MAS engineering for sociotechnical systems, including ethics, laws and regulations, governance, accountability.
MAS engineering surveys.
As AAMAS 2022 will be a virtual event, EMAS 2022 will adopt a virtual format similar to that used for EMAS 2021.
All papers should be original and not be submitted elsewhere. The review process is single-blind (authors should put their names and affiliations in the submission). All papers should be in the LNCS formatting style.
The Easychair submission page can be found here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emas2022
Regular papers may be up to 16 pages.
Short papers may be up to 8 pages.
Tool, testbed, and demo papers may be up to 4 pages. Submissions should highlight the capabilities of an implemented tool or MAS application and provide a link to supplementary material that allows the reviewers to evaluate the submission, such as a website or videos.
The LNCS formatting style is available via: http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines
Student Paper Award
We encourage students to submit to EMAS. Papers where the main author is a student should be identified as such and will be eligible for a best student paper award.
The workshop will be foremost a discussion event: there will be ample time to discuss new ideas rather than only presenting mature work. Papers with enough potential to warrant publication in a journal will be identified through the reviewing process, and authors will be invited to submit their work for a special issue of the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial intelligence (hopefully to appear before EMAS 2023).