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MASTA@EPIA 2017 : Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications (Thematic Track at EPIA2017)


When Sep 5, 2017 - Sep 8, 2017
Where Porto
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2017
Notification Due May 31, 2017
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2017
Categories    artificial intelligence   multiagent systems   agents

Call For Papers

Research on MAS has a vigorous, exciting tradition and has led to important theories and systems. However, new trends and concerns are still emerging and form the basis of current and future research. This thematic track is intended to provide a discussion forum on the most recent and innovative work in all areas of MAS.

The unifying focus of the thematic track will be on methodological aspects. Both theoretical and practical research should be situated in the context of existing or new methodologies.

This will not preclude any specific topic, but preference will be given to research work that establishes some connection with the methodological aspects or to successful applications built upon some methodology.


– Agent Theories, Architectures and Models
– Agent-Based Applications
– Agent-Based Systems Interoperability
– Agents and Smart Cities
– Agreement Technologies
– Artificial Social Systems
– Automated Negotiation and Computational Argumentation
– Cognitive Models, including Emotions and Philosophies
– Communication: Languages, Semantics, Protocols, and Conversations
– Cooperation, Coordination and Teamwork in MAS
– Emergent Behaviour from MAS
– Ethical and Legal Issues raised by Agents and MAS
– Formal Methods for Modelling Agents and Agent-Based Systems
– Industrial and Commercial Applications
– Modelling the Dynamics of MAS
– Multi-Agent Evolution, Adaptation and Learning
– Multi-Agent Simulation & Modelling
– Multi-Agent Systems for Transportation
– Norms and Institutions
– Privacy, Safety and Security
– Scalability and Performance of MAS
– Social and Organizational Structure
– Trust, Reliability and Reputation


All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the EPIA 2017 submission Website (, by selecting the Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications track.

Submissions must be original and can be of two types: full papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages in length, whereas short papers should not exceed six (6) pages.

Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the Programme Committee. The reviewing process is double blind, so authors should remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and must take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process. References to own work may be included in the paper, as long as referred to in the third person.

Accepted papers will appear in the EPIA 2017 proceedings, to be published by Springer in the LNAI series.

All accepted papers must be presented orally the conference by one of the authors and at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.

A poster session will also be accommodated in the conference program, open to every accepted paper (limited to available space) for idea presentation and discussion.


Alberto Fernandez Gil, CETINIA, URJC, Spain
Daniel Castro Silva, FEUP / LIACC, Porto, Portugal
Jomi Fred Hübner, UFSC, Santa Catarina, Brazil
José Machado, DI-Universidade do Minho, Portugal


Eugénio Oliveira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Hélder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
João Balsa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Luís Paulo Reis, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

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