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HoloMAS 2015 : 7th International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems


Conference Series : Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing
When Sep 2, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015
Where Valencia, Spain
Submission Deadline Mar 10, 2015
Notification Due Apr 30, 2015
Final Version Due May 20, 2015

Call For Papers

HoloMAS 2015

7th International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems
September 2-4, 2015, Valencia, Spain

in conjunction with DEXA 2015 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 a number of industrial domains such as manufacturing, real-time control, supply chain management, logistics, production planning and scheduling, air traffic control, smart grids, and others.

The conference aims to bring together researchers active in the area of Holonic and Multi-agent Systems as well as Service-Oriented Architectures together with key engineers and industrial decision makers to share their views and experience in design, development and application of Holonic and Multi-agent Systems for industrial problems.

Technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE SMC is expected.

SUGGESTED TOPICS (but not limited to):
• Theoretical backgrounds behind holonic/agent concepts, game-theoretic approaches
• Industrial applications of holonic, multi-agent, and service-oriented architectures (case-studies are specially appreciated) including applications in smart grids, smart cities, and logistics
• Design principles, methodologies and applications of cyber-physical systems
• Specification of holonic, agent-based, and service-oriented architectures and design methodologies including approaches for their fusion
• Semantic Web technologies, Knowledge Ontologies and Big Data in agent-based and SOA-based industrial systems
• Communication principles and standards
• Virtual organisations & holonic factories - reconfigurable factories
• Agent-based system integration
• Modeling and simulation tools
• Reconfiguration tasks, coalition formation
• Novel application areas (health-care, environmental protection, government, humanitarian missions, smart grids, and smart cities)
• Visions and future trends of holonic, multi-agent systems, and SOA-based systems
• Standardization issues, security issues, industrial and logistic needs
• Obstacles and barriers to industrial 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 10, 2015
2. Acceptance notice: April 30, 2015
3. Camera-ready copies: May 20, 2015

Vladimir Marik Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Arnd Schirrmann Airbus Group, D
Damian Trentesaux Universite Valenciennes, FR
Pavel Vrba Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ

Jose Barata Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT
Theodeor Borangiu University of Bucharest, RO
Vicente Botti Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, ES
Robert W. Brennan University of Calgary, CAN
Luis Camarinha-Matos Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT
Patrikakis Charalampos National Technical University of Athens, GR
Armando W. Colombo University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer, DE
Adriana Giret Universidad Politechnica de Valencia, ES
William Gruver Simon Fraser University, CAN
Kenneth H. Hall Rockwell Automation, USA
Toshiya Kaihara Kobe University, JPN
Martin Klíma CertiCon, a.s., CZ
Kari Koskinen Helsinki University of Technology, FI
Jose L. M. Lastra Tampere University of Technology, FI
Paulo Leitao Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, PT
Wilfired Lepuschitz Vienna University of Technology, AT
Björn H. Madsen Smart Solutions, RU
César Marin University of Manchester, UK
Francisco Maturana Rockwell Automation, USA
Duncan McFarlane Cambridge University, UK
Nikolay Mehandijev University of Manchester, UK
Lars Moench University of Hagen, DE
Thanh Nguyen Ngoc Polytechnic University of Wroclaw, PL
Marek Obitko Rockwell Automation, CZ
Stuart Rubin SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego, USA
Ilkka Seilonen Helsinki University of Technology, FI
Paulo Shakarian Arizona State University, USA
Petr Skobelev Smart Solutions, RUS
Alexander Smirnov SPIIRAS, RUS
Václav Snášel Technical University, Ostrava, CZ
Thomas Strasser AIT, AT
Pavel Tichy Rockwell Automation, CZ
Jiří Vokřínek Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Valeriy Vyatkin University of Auckland, NZ
Alois Zoitl FORTISS, DE

Prof. Vladimir Marik
Czech Technical University in Prague,
CIIRC, Zikova 4, 166 36, Prague 6, Czech Republic
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