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HoloMAS 2011 : 5th International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems


Conference Series : Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing
When Aug 29, 2011 - Aug 31, 2011
Where Toulouse, France
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2011
Notification Due Apr 22, 2011
Final Version Due May 15, 2011
Categories    agents   multi-agent systems   artificial intelligence   science

Call For Papers

5th International Conference on
Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems
August 29 - 31, 2011, Toulouse, France

in conjunction with DEXA 2011 events


Holonic and multi-agent systems provide a novel paradigm for managing, modelling and supporting complex systems. This concept has proved to be successful in number of industrial domains such as manufacturing, real-time control, supply chain management, resource allocation and production planning/scheduling, air traffic.

The conference aims to bring together researchers active in the area of holonic and multi-agent systems together with key engineers and industrial decision makers to share their views and experience in design, development and applying holonic and multi-agent systems for industrial problems.

The conference will be held in technical cooperation with the OOONEIDA Group and the technical co-sponsorship of the TC on Distributed Intelligent Systems, IEEE SMC.

The conference program includes a special section on Smart Industrial Systems (by Thierry Berger, Université de Valenciennes and Salima Hassas, Université Lyon).

SUGGESTED TOPICS (but not limited to):

Theoretical backgrounds behind holonic/agent concepts
Industrial applications of holonic and multi-agent systems (case-studies are specially appreciated) & applications in logistics
Specification of holonic and agent-based architectures and design methodologies
Differences and similarities between the concept of holons and agents
Communication principles and standards
Virtual organisations & holonic factories - reconfigurable factories
Agent-based system integration
Modeling and simulation tools
Reconfiguration tasks, coalition formation, knowledge ontologies
Novel application areas (health-care, environmental protection, government, humanitarian missions)
Visions and future trends of holonic and multi-agent systems
Standardization issues, security issues, industrial and logistic needs
Obstacles and barriers to industrial and logistic deployment


Authors are invited to submit research contributions or critiques of practical experience. Papers (in English) should not exceed 10 pages in Springer Verlag format. Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically to the conference web site. All accepted conference papers will be published in the conference proceedings in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) series by Springer Verlag.


1. Submission deadline: March 15, 2011 (extended)
2. Acceptance notice: April 15, 2011 April 22, 2011
3. Camera-ready copies: May 15, 2011


Vladimir Marik Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Paulo Leitao Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, P
Pavel Vrba Rockwell Automation, CZ


Jose Barata Universidade Nova de Lisboa, P
Jean-Paul Barthes Université de Technologie de Compiege, F
Petr Becvar Certicon, CZ
Vicente Botti Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, SP
Robert W. Brennan University of Calgary, CAN
Birgit Burmeister Daimler AG, D
Adriana Giret Universidad Politechnica de Valencia, SP
Luis Camarinha-Matos Universidade Nova de Lisboa, P
Pierre Castagna Universite de Nantes, FR
Armando W. Colombo Schneider Electric, D
Dominic Greenwood Whitestein Technologies, CH
William Gruver Simon Fraser University, CAN
Kenwood Hall Rockwell Automation, USA
Salima Hassas Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, FR
Petr Hejda Rockwell Automation, CZ
Jiri Hodik Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Michal Jakob Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Toshiya Kaihara Kobe University, JPN
Kari Koskinnen Helsinki University of Technology, FIN
Jose L. M. Lastra Tampere University of Technology, FIN
Wilfried Lepuschitz Vienna University of Technology, A
Lenka Lhotska Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Michael Luck King's College London, UK
Francisco Maturana Rockwell Automation, USA
Duncan McFarlane Cambridge University, UK
Marek Obitko Rockwell Automation, CZ
Michal Pechoucek Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Libor Preucil Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Milan Rollo Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Martijn Rooker Profactor, A
Stuart Rubin SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego, USA
George Rzewski The Open University, UK
Ilkka Seilonen Helsinki University of Technology, FIN
Weiming Shen University of Western Ontario, CAN
Leonid Sheremetov Mexican Oil Institute, MEX
Kwang Sim Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, ROK
Alexander Smirnov SPIIRAS, RUS
Thomas Strasser AIT, A
Pavel Tichy Rockwell Automation, CZ
Jan Tozicka Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Paul Valckenaers Catholic University Leuven, B
Jiri Vokrinek Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Valeriy Vyatkin University of Auckland, NZ
Alois Zoitl Vienna University of Technology, A


Prof. Vladimir Marik
Czech Technical University in Prague e-mail:
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Fax: +420 224 923 677
Department of Cybernetics (K13133)
Technicka 2, 166 27, Prague 6
Czech Republic

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