PRIMA 2022 : The 23rd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems
Conference Series : Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents
Call For Papers
The 24th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2022), Hybrid, Valencia, Spain, 16-18 November
Software systems are becoming more intelligent in the kind of functionality they offer users. At the same time, systems are becoming more decentralized, with components that represent autonomous entities who must communicate among themselves to achieve their goals. Examples of such systems range from healthcare and emergency relief and disaster management to e-business and smarts grids. A multiagent worldview is crucial to properly conceptualizing, building, and governing such systems. It offers abstractions such as intelligent agents, protocols, norms, organizations, trust, incentives, and so on, and is rooted in solid computational and software engineering foundations. As a large but still growing research field of Computer Science, multiagent systems today remains a unique enabler of interdisciplinary research.
Information for Authors
PRIMA 2022 invites submissions of original, unpublished, theoretical and applied work strongly relevant to multiagent systems, including reports on the development of prototype and deployed agent systems, and of experiments that demonstrate novel agent system capabilities. An indicative list of topics is provided below.
The papers can be submitted to one of the following categories:
Regular papers: these papers can be up to 16 pages in length, including references, in the Springer LNCS format.
Survey papers: these papers can be up to 16 pages in length, including references, in the Springer LNCS format.
Blue-Sky papers: these papers can be up to 8 pages in length, including references, in the Springer LNCS format. These 'early-innovation' papers will be reviewed with an emphasis on novelty/originality of the idea.
Demo-papers: these papers can be up to 4 pages in length including references, in the Springer LNCS format. The paper should have a link of a video (maximal duration 10 minutes).
All the submitted papers must be in a form suitable for double-blind review. In order to make blind reviewing possible, authors must omit their names and affiliations from the paper. Also, while the references should include all published literature relevant to the paper, including previous works of the authors, it should not include unpublished works. When referring to one's own work, use the third person rather than the first person. For example, say "Previously, Foo and Bar  have shown that…", rather than "In our previous work  we have shown that…". Such identifying information can be added back to the final camera-ready version of accepted papers.
All accepted papers for the main track will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (LNCS/LNAI).
This year, the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (JAAMAS, Q4 Computer Science Artificial Intelligence, Impact Factor 1.431) will provide the opportunity for extended versions of the PRIMA-2022 best paper award winner and the PRIMA-2022 best paper award runner-up to be fast-tracked for the journal.
A selection of PRIMA-2022 papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions for publication in Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (Q4, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Impact Factor 0.789).
PRIMA 2022 will hold a doctoral consortium meeting where students can present their work and interact with mentors.
Conference Dates: November, 16-18, 2022
We plan to have a face-to-face conference, although some online events will be held for participation. The conference will take place at Universitat Politècnica de València. If participants may not attend physically, they will have the opportunity to present their work online.
Abstract submission: 25th June, 2022 (11:59 UTC-12)
Submission deadline: 1st July, 2022 (11:59 UTC-12)
Rebuttal: August 22-26, 2022
Notification: September 7, 2022
Camera ready submission: September 20, 2022
Conference dates: November 16-18, 2022
Call for tutorials
PRIMA 2022 will hold, in addition to its research program, a tutorial program focused on the areas of interest of the multi-agent systems community. The goal of tutorials is to provide an in-depth introduction to emerging or established research areas in the multi-agent community. Topics may include research fields, applications, and tools that support the research carried out in multi-agent systems. Ideally, tutorials should be attractive to a broad audience. Mainly, it should provide an introduction to the topic of interest, but it should also cover some in-depth details for more advanced audiences. We hereby invite you to submit a tutorial proposal on a topic relevant to the PRIMA 2022 audience.
Tutorial deadline: 10th June 2022
More information on: https://prima2022.webs.upv.es/call-for-tutorial-proposals/
Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
Logic and Reasoning
Logics of Agency
Logics of Multiagent Systems
Logics of Belief and Knowledge
Norms, Obligations, Deontic Logic
Logics and Game Theory
Uncertainty in Agent Systems
Agent and Multi-Agent Learning
Engineering Multi-Agent Systems
Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
Institutions and Organizations
Formal Specification and Verification
Agent Programming Languages
Middleware and Platforms
Testing, Debugging, and Evolution
Deployed System Case Studies
Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
Simulation Languages and Platforms
Modeling System Dynamics
Application Case Studies
Collaboration & Coordination
Distributed Problem Solving
Trust and Reputation
Algorithmic Game Theory
Auctions and Mechanism Design
Bargaining and Negotiation
Behavioral Game Theory
Cooperative games: Theory, Analysis, Computation
Game Theory for Practical Applications
Noncooperative games: Theory, Analysis, Computation
Computational Social Choice
Fair Division and Resource Allocation
Matching under Preferences
Coalition Formation Games
Aggregation of Beliefs, Opinions, Judgments
Ethics and Computational Social Choice
Communication Issues in Social Choice, Distortion
Behavioral Social Choice
Adaptive Personal Assistants
Embodied Conversational Agents
Multimodal User Interfaces
Robotics and Multirobot Systems
Internet of Things
Application Domains for Multi-Agent Systems
Healthcare, Pandemics Management
Transport and Logistics
Emergency and Disaster Management
Energy and Utilities Management
Sustainability and Resource Management
Games and Entertainment
e-Business, e-Government, and e-Learning