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ALA 2012 : Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop 2012


Conference Series : Adaptive and Learning Agents
When Jun 4, 2012 - Jun 4, 2012
Where Valencia, Spain
Submission Deadline Mar 11, 2012
Notification Due Mar 30, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 10, 2012
Categories    artificial intelligence   multi-agent systems   agents   reinforcement learning

Call For Papers

First Call For Papers:
Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop 2012 at AAMAS 2012 (Valencia, Spain)

Please share with colleagues and students.
Paper deadline: FEBRUARY 28, 2011

* AAMAS workshop with a long and successful history,
now in its 12th edition.
* ACM proceedings format with up to 8 pages.
* Accepted papers are eligible for inclusion in a special issue of the
Knowledge Engineering Review (

1st Call for Papers
ALA 2012: Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop held at AAMAS
2012 (Valencia, Spain). The ALA workshop has a long and successful
history and is now in its 12th edition. The workshop is a merger of
European ALAMAS and the American ALAg series which is usually
held at AAMAS. Details may be found on the workshop web site:
* Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: March 27, 2011
* Camera-ready copies: April 10, 2011
* Workshop: June 4, 2011
Adaptive and Learning Agents, particularly those in a multi-agent setting
are becoming more and more prominent as the sheer size and complexity of
many real world systems grows. How to adaptively control, coordinate and
optimize such systems is an emerging multi-disciplinary research area at
the intersection of Computer Science, Control theory, Economics, and
Biology. The ALA workshop will focus on agent and multi-agent systems
which employ learning or adaptation.
The goal of this workshop is to increase awareness and interest in
adaptive agent research, encourage collaboration and give a
representative overview of current research in the area of adaptive and
learning agents and multi-agent systems. It aims at bringing together not
only scientists from different areas of computer science but also from
different fields studying similar concepts (e.g., game theory,
bio-inspired control, mechanism design).
This workshop will focus on all aspects of adaptive and learning agents
and multi-agent systems with a particular emphasis on how to modify
established learning techniques and/or create new learning paradigms to
address the many challenges presented by complex real-world problems.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Novel combinations of reinforcement and supervised learning
* Integrated learning approaches that work with other agent
reasoning modules like negotiation, trust models, coordination,
* Supervised multi-agent learning
* Reinforcement learning (single and multi-agent)
* Planning (single and multi-agent)
* Reasoning (single and multi-agent)
* Distributed learning
* Adaptation and learning in dynamic environments
* Evolution of agents in complex environments
* Co-evolution of agents in a multi-agent setting
* Cooperative exploration and learning to cooperate and collaborate
* Learning trust and reputation
* Communication restrictions and their impact on multi-agent
* Design of reward structure and fitness measures for coordination
* Scaling learning techniques to large systems of learning and
adaptive agents
* Emergent behaviour in adaptive multi-agent systems
* Game theoretical analysis of adaptive multi-agent systems
* Neuro-control in multi-agent systems
* Bio-inspired multi-agent systems
* Applications of adaptive and learning agents and multi-agent
systems to real world complex systems
* Learning of Co-ordination

Submission Details
Papers can be submitted through Easychair:
Submissions may be up to 8 pages in the ACM proceedings format
(i.e. the same as AAMAS papers in the main conference track).
Accepted work will be allocated time for oral presentation during the
one day workshop. Papers accepted at the workshop will also be
eligible for inclusion in a Knowledge Engineering Review special issue
published after the workshop.


Workshop chairs:
Enda Howley (National University of Ireland, Ireland)
Matt Knudson (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Peter Vrancx (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

If you have any questions about the ALA workshop, please contact the
chairs by

Senior Steering Committee Members:
Franziska Klugl (University of Orebro, Sweden)
Daniel Kudenko (University of York, UK)
Ann Nowe (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium)
Lynne E. Parker (University of Tennessee, USA)
Sandip Sen (University of Tulsa, USA)
Peter Stone (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Kagan Tumer (Oregon State University, USA)
Karl Tuyls (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

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