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ICAART 2009 : International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence


Conference Series : International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
When Jan 19, 2009 - Jan 21, 2009
Where Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jul 22, 2008
Notification Due Oct 14, 2008
Categories    artificial intelligence   agents

Call For Papers

CAART is organized by INSTICC (Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication), with technical co-sponsorship by the WfMC and in cooperation with AAAI and APPIA.


The purpose of the 1st International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas. Two simultaneous but strongly related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work within the area of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general, including web applications, on one hand, and within the area of non-distributed AI, including the more traditional areas such as Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception and also not so traditional areas such as Reactive AI Systems, Evolutionary Computing and other aspects of Computational Intelligence and many other areas related to intelligent systems, on the other hand.

A substantial amount of research work is ongoing in these knowledge areas, in an attempt to discover appropriate theories and paradigms to use in real-world applications. Much of this important work is therefore theoretical in nature. However there is nothing as practical as a good theory, as Boltzman said many years ago, and some theories have indeed made their way into practice. Informatics applications are pervasive in many areas of Artificial Intelligence and Distributed AI, including Agents and Multi-Agent Systems; This conference intends to emphasize this connection, therefore, authors are invited to highlight the benefits of Information Technology (IT) in these areas. Ideas on how to solve problems using agents and artificial intelligence, both in R&D and industrial applications, are welcome. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICAART with an ISBN. A book with the best papers of the conferene will be published by Springer-Verlag. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Additional information can be found at


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following conference areas:

1. Artificial Intelligence
2. Agents


- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Uncertainty in AI
- Model-Based Reasoning
- Machine Learning
- Logic Programming
- Ontologies
- Data Mining
- Constraint Satisfaction
- State Space Search
- Case-Based Reasoning
- Cognitive Systems
- Natural Language Processing
- Intelligent User Interfaces
- Reactive AI
- Vision and Perception
- Pattern Recognition
- Ambient Intelligence
- AI and Creativity
- Artificial Life
- Soft Computing
- Evolutionary Computing
- Neural Networks
- Fuzzy Systems
- Planning and Scheduling
- Game playing
- Expert Systems
- Industrial applications of AI


- Distributed Problem Solving
- Agent Communication Languages
- Agent Models and Architectures
- Multi-Agent Systems
- Brokering and matchmaking
- Cooperation and Coordination
- Conversational Agents
- Negotiation and Interaction Protocols
- Programming Environments and Languages
- Task Planning and Execution
- Autonomous Systems
- Cognitive Robotics
- Group Decision Making
- Web Intelligence
- Web Mining
- Semantic Web
- Grid Computing
- Agent Platforms and Interoperability
- SOA and Software Agents
- Simulation
- Economic Agent Models
- Social Intelligence
- Security and Reputation
- Mobile Agents
- Pervasive Computing
- Privacy, safety and security


Edward H. Shortliffe, Arizona State University, United States
Marco Dorigo, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Yves Demazeau, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Timo Honkela, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. Please check the paper formats so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web site must be strictly used for all submitted papers. The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Full Paper Submission
A full paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a ‚??full paper‚?? (30 min. oral presentation) , a ‚??short paper‚?? (20 min. oral presentation) or a ‚??poster‚??.

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.
The proceedings will be indexed by INSPEC and DBLP.
The proceedings of ICAART 2009 will be evaluated, for possible indexation, by EI and ISI Proceedings after their publication.


Full Paper Submission: July 22 , 2008
Position Paper Submission: October 1, 2008
Authors Notification: October 14, 2008
Final Paper Submission and Registration: October 28, 2008
Conference date: 19 - 21 January, 2009


ICAART Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2¬ļesq.
2910-595 Set√ļbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8556


Well known worldwide for its wine, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities. It was born and developed from the northern bank of the Douro river (i.e. the ‚??river of Gold‚??) during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.


Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Set√ļbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon/IT, Portugal


Bernadette Sharp, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom


Pedro Henriques, Universidade do Minho, Portugal


Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Rodrigo Agerri, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Rudolf Albrecht, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Andreas Andreou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Snorre Aunet, University of Oslo, Norway
Thomas √?gotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Robert Babuska, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Bart Baesens, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Antonio Bahamonde, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Jim Baldwin, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Steve Barker, King's College London, United Kingdom
Senén Barro,University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Michael Beetz, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Nabil Belacel, National Research Council Canada, Canada
Carole Bernon, University Paul Sabatier, France
Enrique Bonsón, University of Huelva, Spain
Rafael H. Bordini, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Djamel Bouchaffra, University at Buffalo, United States
Jean-Louis Boulanger, University of Technologie of Compiegne, labo HEUDIASYC UMR 6599, France
Danielle Boulanger, MODEME, Jean Moulin university, Lyon, France
Paolo Bresciani, ITC-Irst, Italy
Silvia Calegari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Monique Calisti, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
Valerie Camps, IRIT, University Paul Sabatier, France
Jaelson Castro, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Jose Jesus Castro-Schez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Nick Cercone, Dalhousie University, Canada
Radovan Cervenka, Whitestein Technologies, Slovakia
Shyi-Ming Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Vincent Chevrier, Universit√©s de Nancy - CNRS ‚?? INRIA, France
Adam Cheyer, SRI International, United States
Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna, Italy
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Massimo Cossentino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Scott A. DeLoach, Department of Computing & Information Sciences Kansas State University, United States
Andreas Dengel, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany
J√ľergen Dix, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Andrej Dobnikar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Patrick Doherty, Linköping University, Sweden
Wlodzislaw Duch, Copernicus University, Poland
Julie Dugdale, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Yaniv Eytani, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Antonio Fern√°ndez-Caballero, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
Edilson Ferneda, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil
Adina Florea, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
Wai-Keung Fung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Alessandro Garcia, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Peter Geczy, AIST, Japan
Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
Joseph Giampapa, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
Marie-Pierre Gleizes, IRIT, University Paul Sabatier, France
Fernando Gomide, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
Sven Groppe, University of L√ľbeck, Institute of Information Systems, Germany
Rune Gustavsson, Blekinge institute of technology, Sweden
Hani Hagras, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Mark Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Marc-Philippe Huget, LISTIC-ESIA, France
Carlos Iglesias, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Francois Jacquenet, University of Saint-√?tienne, France
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras, Greece
Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
L√°szl√≥ √?. K√≥czy, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Yves Kodratoff, Université Paris, France
Joanna Kolodziej, University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Boris Kovalerchuk, Imaging Lab at Central Washington University, United States
Stan Kurkovsky, Central Connecticut State University, United States
Halina Kwasnicka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Honghai Liu, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Stephane Loiseau, LERIA, France
Sushil J. Louis, University of Nevada, United States
Carlos Lucena, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bernd Ludwig, University of Erlangen-N√ľrnberg, Germany
George Luger, University of New Mexico, United States
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, MIRALab at the University of Geneva, Switzerland
Laurent Magnin, University of Montreal, Canada
Pierre Maret, LIRIS-INSA, France
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
Ali Minai, University of Cincinnati, United States
Guy Mineau, Laval University, France
Haris Mouratidis, University of East London, United Kingdom
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Andrea Omicini, University of Bologna, Italy
Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Sankar K. Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Jeng-Shyang Pan, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan
Oscar Pastor, Valencia University of Technology, Spain
Krzysztof Patan, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Michal Pń?chouń?ek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania
Paolo Petta, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Thammanit Pipatsrisawat, UCLA, United States
Eric Platon, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Agostino Poggi, Universit√° degli Studi di Parma, Italy
T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Omar Rana, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Martin Ň?eh√°k, ATG, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy
Daniel Rodríguez, Presbitirian Hospital de la Ave Asfhord, Puerto Rico
Pilar Rodriguez, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
Juha Röning University of Oulu, Finland
Elie Sanchez, University of Méditerranée, France
Eugene Santos Jr., Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, United States
Jorge Gomez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Ruhul Sarker, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Candace L. Sidner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Iryna Skrypnyk, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Alexander Smirnov, Boston University, United States
Kostas Stathis, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Roy Sterritt, University of Ulster, Ireland
Chun-Yi Su Concordia University, Canada
Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, United States
Gion K. Svedberg, √?rebro University, Sweden
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Kuldar Taveter, University of Melbourne, Australia
Franco Turini, University of Pisa, Italy
Brent Venable, University of Padua, Italy
José Vidal, University of South Carolina, United States
Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy
Frank Wang, George Mason University, United States
Danny Weyns, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Graham Winstanley, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Ronald R. Yager, Machine Intelligence Insitute, Iona College, United States
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Jun Zhang, SUN Yat-sen University, China
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

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