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MASTS 2012 : Fourth International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems Technology and Semantics


When Sep 25, 2012 - Sep 25, 2012
Where Calabria, Italy
Submission Deadline May 15, 2012
Notification Due Jun 1, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2012
Categories    multi-agent systems   artificial intelligence   information systems   semantic web

Call For Papers

The MASTS 2012 Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems Technology and Semantics will bring together researchers and practitioners who are working on or are interested in exploring novel approaches to multi-agent systems development and the use of multi-agent systems technology in building innovative applications.
The goal of the workshop is to present and discuss ideas and developments related to two converging areas of research and applications, namely multi-agent systems and semantic technology. The workshop aims to focus on issues such as: the semantic role of agents in building complex distributed applications, the collective and cognitive dimensions of the multi-agent systems paradigm, and the use of agents in the development and deployment of semantic web services.
MASTS 2012 will be held in conjunction with the 6th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC 2012) in Calabria, Italy, September 24-26, 2012.

The workshop welcomes high-quality papers including, but not limited to the following topics:
Technologies for modeling and development of agent based systems
- novel architectures for multiagent systems
- semantic based agent interaction protocols and negotiation
- multi-agent planning
- multi-agent coordination techniques
- agent oriented programming languages and semantics
- multi-agent learning
- self-organizing multi-agent systems
- emerging behaviour in agent systems
Agent systems and semantics
- the role of shared ontologies in agent systems
- agent systems and Semantic Web technologies
- ontologies for agent cooperation and coordination
- semantic interoperability
- semantic agent communities and applications
Novel agent applications
- agents for Web services and semantic Web services
- agent systems for modeling business processes
- business processes interoperability based on agents and semantics
- agent systems for Grid or cloud computing and the Semantic Grid
- agent systems for developing complex applications
- agent based systems and ambient intelligence
- conversational agents for innovative applications

Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication. 

Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems Laboratory, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest

ERRIC FP7 project

IEEE Romania Section Computational Intelligence Society Chapter

All accepted papers will be included in the Symposium Proceedings, which will be published by Springer as part of their series Studies in Computational Intelligence.
Papers should have at most 10 pages (regular papers) or 6 pages (short papers) length and must be formatted according to Springer format for multi-authored works.
Selected extended papers will be invited to appear in a special issue of a reputed journal in the field.

The Springer format for multi-authored works is available at

Electronic submission of full papers: 15 May, 2012
Notification of paper acceptance: 1 June, 2012
Final camera-ready copies of accepted papers: 15 June, 2012
Workshop date: 25 September, 2012

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