AAMAS 2013 : Twelfth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Conference: Monday May 6 – Friday May 10, 2013 Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
May 6: Workshops and tutorials May 8-10: Main Conference
** ABOUT AAMAS **
The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 in Bologna, Italy as a joint event comprising the 6th International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA), the 5th International Conference on Multiagent Systems (ICMAS), and the 9th International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL).
Subsequent AAMAS conferences have been held in Melbourne, Australia (July 2003), New York City, NY, USA (July 2004), Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 2005), Hakodate, Japan (May 2006), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (May 2007), Estoril, Portugal (May 2008), Budapest, Hungary (May 2009), Toronto, Canada (May 2010), Taipei, Taiwan (May 2011) and Valencia, Spain (June 2012). AAMAS 2013 will be held in May in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
AAMAS is the largest and most influential conference in the area of agents and multiagent systems, the aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners in all areas of agent technology and to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.
AAMAS is the flagship conference of the non-profit International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS).
See http://www.ifaamas.org for more information on the AAMAS conference series.
Electronic Abstract Submission: October 8, 2012 (11:59 PM HST)
Full Paper Submission: October 12, 2012 (11:59 PM HST)
Rebuttal Phase: November 27 - November 29, 2012 (11:59 PM HST)
Author Notification: December 20, 2012 (11:59 PM HST)
AAMAS-2013 seeks high-quality submissions of full papers, limited to 8 pages in length. Submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality, soundness, significance, presentation, understanding of the state of the art, and overall quality of their technical contribution. Reviews will be double blind; authors must avoid including anything that can be used to identify them. Please note that submitting an abstract is required to submit a full paper. However, the abstracts will not be reviewed and full (8 page) papers must be submitted for the review process to start. All work must be original (must not have appeared in a conference proceedings, book, or journal).
In addition to submissions in the main track, AAMAS-2013 will be soliciting papers in three special tracks. The review process for the special tracks will be similar to the main track, but with program committee members specially selected for that track. All accepted papers for the special tracks will be included in the proceedings.
Special Track on Robotics (Chair: Daniele Nardi and Monica Nicolescu)
Papers that advance theory and applications of single and multiple robots are welcome, specifically those focusing on real robots that interact with their environment. Papers should clearly explain how the work addresses challenges in robotics, opportunities for novel applications, and fundamental research issues in autonomous robotic systems. The goal is to demonstrate the synergy achieved from integration of research in agents and robotics.
Special Track on Virtual Agents (Chair: Stefan Kopp and Catherine Pelachaud)
Virtual agents are embodied agents in interactive virtual or physical environments that emulate human-like behavior. We encourage papers on the design, implementation, and evaluation of virtual agents as well as challenging applications featuring them. The goal is to provide an opportunity for interaction and cross-fertilization between the AAMAS community and researchers working on virtual agents and to strengthen links between the two communities.
Special Track on Innovative Applications (Chair: Bo An and Michael Youngblood)
Due to the growing maturity of the field there are now agent-based applications
in widespread use across many domains, responsible for the generation of signifi
cant revenues, or the saving of major costs, or for supporting important public
policy and business strategy decision-making. This special track provides the id
eal forum to present and discuss your work: to inform and inspire the largest in
ternational gathering of agent technology researchers and practitioners with pre
sentations and demonstrations of your compelling applications, agent system depl
oyment experiences, and new business ideas. The goal is to promote the fostering
relationships between members of the AAMAS community who are engaged in foundational scientific research and those who are working to make autonomous agents and multi-agent systems a commercial or public policy reality. Due to the special review process for the Innovative Applications track, papers accepted in this track may be designated in the proceedings as belonging to this track. For submissions to the special track on innovative applications, authors are particularly encouraged to address the following questions:
- What is the rationale for using agent-based technology in this application domain, as opposed to other approaches?
- If you have deployed your technology, what insights have you gained from the experience? For instance, what lessons do you have for anyone pitching, designing, implementing, deploying, using, or evaluating similar agent systems or working in similar domains?.
- What improvements or external factors (such as technology standards) might facilitate wider-spread adoption of your technology?
- What improvements in fundamental agent technology might improve your application, or enable it to be adopted more broadly, or support its better use?
All full papers accepted to the main track and three special tracks will be presented in parallel technical sessions. In addition, AAMAS-2013 will include:
- Posters presentations for full papers and extended abstracts
- Invited talks and panel discussions
The submission processes for the workshops, tutorials and demonstration are separate from the main paper submission process.