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MATES 2016 : 14th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies


Conference Series : Multiagent System Technologies
Link: http://htttp://
When Sep 27, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016
Where Klagenfurt (Austria)
Submission Deadline May 13, 2016
Notification Due Jun 13, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 27, 2016
Categories    intelligent agents   multiagent systems   AI   autonomous systems

Call For Papers

!!! EXTENDED submission deadline: MAY 13, 2016 !!!

== MATES 2016
== 14th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies
== September 27 - 30, 2016
== Klagenfurt, Austria

- 6th International Workshop on Human-Agent-Robot Teamwork (HART 2016)

Co-located with
- 39th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2016)
- 46th Annual Symposium of the German Computer Science Association

Supported by
- German Computer Science Association (GI)
- International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
- Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt
- German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Aims and Scope

The MATES conference aims at the promotion of and the cross-fertilization
between theory and application of intelligent agents and multiagent systems.
It provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and members
of business and industry to present and discuss latest advances in
agent-based computing with prototyped or fielded systems in various
application domains. MATES 2016 will offer a competitive set of special
topical sessions, PhD mentoring session, keynotes by distinguished experts,
and issues a Best Paper Award. The proceedings are published by Springer
in its Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.

Topics of Interest

MATES 2016 covers all areas of intelligent agents and multiagent
system technologies. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Multiagent platforms and tools
- Agent-oriented software engineering, model-driven design of
multiagent systems
- Agent communication languages
- Autonomous robots and robot teams
- Advanced theories of collaboration: Modelling and formation
of agent teams, groups, coalitions, and organizations
- Human-agent teamwork (Humans, software agents, robots, animals, animoids)
- Multiagent systems: Conventions, norms, institutions, trust and reputation
- Adaptive agents and multiagent learning
- Agent-based planning and scheduling
- Agent-based information retrieval
- Agent-based distributed data mining
- Agent-based service discovery, composition, negotiation
- Agent-based simulation of complex systems and applications
- Embodied conversational actors and believable agents, and user modelling
- Recommender agents
- Agents for the semantic Web
- Agents for the social Web
- Agents for the Internet of Services
- Agents for the Internet of Things, pervasive computing
- Agents for cloud computing
- Mobile agents
- Standards fo agents and multiagent systems
- Prototyped or fielded agent-based applications in various domains
(e.g. e-business, e-health, e-government, automotive, smart city,
smart grids, renewable energy).

Keynote Lectures

* Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany):

Creating Affective Bonds in Human-Robot Interaction

* Prof. Dr. Peter Palensky (TU Delft, The Netherlands):

Hybrid Models for Agents in Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

* Prof. Dr. Ryszard Kowalczyk (TU Swinburne, Australia):

Enabling Smart Infrastructure with Intelligent Agent Technologies

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission: May 13, 2016 -- EXTENDED --

Notification of Authors: June 13, 2016

Camera-Ready Papers: June 27, 2016

Conference: September 28-30, 2016

Paper Submission and Publication

The MATES proceedings are published by Springer as a volume of the LNAI
(Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) series.

Submitted papers, which have to be in English, must not exceed
16 pages (full) or 8 pages (short) in Springer LNCS style, PDF.
Over-length submissions will be rejected without review.
Submissions are expected to report on new research that makes
a substantial technical contribution to the field.
In particular, submitted research must be unpublished and not
under review in any other conference or journal.
Please follow the submission guidelines on the conference website.
At least one of the authors will be required to register for
the conference to include the paper in the proceedings.

Conference Organisation

General Chairs:

Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
Onn Shehory (IBM Research, Israel)
Rainer Unland (University of Duisburg-Essen, Gemany)

Honorary Chairs:

Michael N. Huhns (University of South Carolina, USA)
Yves Demazeau (CNRS Grenoble, France)
Toru Ishida (University of Kyoto, Japan)

Doctoral Consortium Chair:

Alexander Pokahr (University of Hamburg, Germany)

Program Committee:

Karl Aberer (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)
Thomas Agotnes (University of Bergen, Norway)
Sebastian Ahrndt (DAI Lab, Berlin University of Technology, Germany)
Bernhard Bauer (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Olivier Boissier (ENSM de Saint-Etienne, France)
Vicent Botti (Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain)
Nils Bulling (Delft Universtiy of Technology, Netherlands)
Longbing Cao (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Georgios Chalkiadakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
Liana Cipcigan (Cardiff University, UK)
Mehdi Dastani (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
Paul Davidsson (University of Malmo, Sweden)
Joerg Denzinger (University of Calgary, Canada)
Frank Dignum (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
Juergen Dix (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
Johannes Faehndrich (DAI Lab, Berlin University of Technology, Germany)
Klaus Fischer (DFKI, Germany)
Maria Ganzha (University of Gdansk, Poland)
Maria Gini (University of Minnesota, USA)
Vladimir Gorodetsky (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Axel Hahn (Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany)
Koen Hindriks (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Yasuhiko Kitamura (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
Franziska Kluegl (University of Oerebro, Sweden)
Ryszard Kowalczyk (Swinburn University of Technology, Australia)
Winfried Lamersdorf (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Arndt Lueder (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany)
Lars Moench (Fernuniversitaet Hagen, Germany)
John-Jules Meyer (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
Joerg P. Mueller (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
Tim Norman (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Ingrid Nunes (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Eugenio Oliveira (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
Andrea Omicini (University of Bologna, Italy)
Nir Oren (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Sascha Ossowski (University King Juan Carlos, Spain)
Terry Payne (University of Liverpool, UK)
Mathias Petsch (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany)
Paolo Petta (University of Vienna, Austria)
Wolfgang Renz (HAW Hamburg, Germany)
Valentin Robu (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK)
Juan Antonio Rodriguez Aguilar (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
Michael Rovatsos (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Alessandro Ricci (University of Bologna, Italy)
Jordi Sabater Mir (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
David Sarne (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
Carles Sierra (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
René Schumann (FH Western Switzerland, Switzerland)
David Sislak (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Michael Sonnenschein (Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany)
Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Andreas Symeonidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Matthias Thimm (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
Huaglory Tianfield (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
Ingo J. Timm (University of Trier, Germany)
Adelinde Uhrmacher (University of Rostock, Germany)
Francesca Toni (Imperial College London, UK)
Leon van der Torre (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Birgit Vogel-Heuser (University of Technology Munich, Germany)
George Vouros (University of Piraeus, Greece)
Gerhard Weiss (University of Maastricht, Netherlands)
Michael Weyrich (University of Siegen, Germany)
Michael Winikoff (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Franco Zambonelli (University of Modena RE, Italy)
Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)

Local Organisation at Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt:

Heinrich C. Mayr
Fadi Al Machot
Gert Morak
Stefanie Beyer

MATES Steering Committee

Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
Winfried Lamersdorf (U Hamburg, Germany)
Jörg P. Müller (TU Clausthal, Germany)
Sascha Ossowski (U Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
Paolo Petta (U Vienna, Austria)
Ingo J. Timm (U Trier, Germany)
Rainer Unland (U Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

For more information on the MATES conference series,
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