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ICA 2016 : International Conference on Agents


When Sep 28, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016
Where Matsue, Japan
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2016
Notification Due Jul 20, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2016
Categories    artificial intelligence   AI   multiagent systems   computational intelligence

Call For Papers

*******Call for Papers************************************************
International Conference on Agents (ICA2016)
Kunibiki Messe (Shimane Prefectural Convention Center), Matsue, Japan
September 28 - September 30, 2016

****Important Dates****************************************************
- Full paper submission due: June 30, 2016
- Poster paper Submission due: June 30, 2016
- Notification: July 20, 2016
- Early registration due: July 31, 2016
- Camera-ready Submission due: July 31, 2016
- ICA2016: September 28 - September 30, 2016

****Scope and Background**********************************************
Intelligent agents are software entities which can carry out some actions on behalf of clients with some degree of autonomy. Through sensing the status of environment, agents perform some operations based on some possessed knowledge in order to change or influence the environment towards their goals. A Multi-Agent System (MAS) is a group or society of agents, and agents interact with others in the group cooperatively and/or competitively in order to reach their individual or common goals. In general, agents possess five common properties which are autonomy (some level of self-control), adaptivity (the ability to learn and improve performance with experience), reactivity (the ability to perceive the environment and to respond in a timely fashion to changes that occur), productivity (the ability not only to act simply in response to their environment but also to exhibit goal-directed behaviour by taking the initiative) and sociability (the ability to interact, communicate and !
work with other agents). Research on agent techniques and MASs mainly focus on improving existing or invent innovative frameworks, models, mechanisms, approaches and algorithms to improve agent's effectiveness and efficiency in those five aspects of advanced autonomous problem solving abilities in complex environments.

We envision a future society where computational agents and humans (physical agents) are living, working and snuggling with each other. Harmonious collaboration among computational agents and humans are of importance in the next-generation society. ICA2016 will call for papers related to the following topics on agents:
- Decision making techniques
- Multi-agent communication and interaction protocols
- Negotiation and argumentation
- Game theory and auctions
- Social Computing
- Cooperation, collaboration and coordination mechanisms
- Self-organization and self-adaptation
- Computational Reasoning
- Machine learning
- Complex systems and system dynamics
- Collective Intelligence
- Programming languages
- Internet of things, agents, and people
- Systems designs, development and implementation
- Human and multi-agent systems interaction
- Social science and humanities
- Ethical, legal, and social issues
- Future visions and grand challenges
and other related areas.

Agent technique and multi-agent system are very important fields in Artificial Intelligence (AI). We believe that this special session will attract attention from not only AI researchers, but also domain experts and industrial investigators who are interested in the applications of AI techniques.

****Type of Papers*****************************************************
- Regular oral presentation (English)
- Regular poster (English)
- Online presentation (English)

We encourage submission in CPS format. You can find the format requirements on IEEE CPS website: The template for ICA2016 should use an US Letter (8.5″ x 11″) trim size.
Submission is entirely automated by a paper management tool, which is available from the main web site:
Authors must first register their own account by obtaining a password, and then follow the instructions.
All accepted papers will be provided an oral presentation and/or a poster. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three PC members or experts in the field. Multiple submission policy for papers: Papers that are being submitted to other conferences, whether verbatim or in essence must reflect this fact on the title page. Papers that do not meet this requirement are subject to rejection without review.
All accepted papers in the regular oral presentation/poster will appear in the Conference Proceedings to be published by CPS. They will be indexed by EI, SCOPUS, INSPEC, DBLP and Thomson ISI. In addition, selected accepted papers in the online presentation will appear in Conference post-proceedings to be published by Springer.

****Special issues****************************************************
- Int’l Journal of Smart Computing and Artificial Intelligence
- Information Engineering Express – International Journal
- IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems

ICA2016 workshop will be held in the Kunibiki Messe (Shimane Prefectural Convention Center), Matsue, Japan. More information regarding to the workshop venue is on the Kunibiki Messe webpage (
The banquet will be held in Yushien (Japanese Botanical Garden).

Steering Committees
Prof. Chengqi Zhang, UTS, Australia
Prof. Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Prof. Minjie Zhang, University of Wollongong, Australia
Prof. Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Prof. Chunyan Miao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

General Chairs
Prof. Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Prof. Minjie Zhang, University of Wollongong, Australia

Program Chairs
Prof. Katsuhide Fujita, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Prof. Chao Yu, Dalian University of Technology, China

Financial, Local, and Web Chairs
Prof. Tokuro Matsuo, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Dr. Fenghui Ren, University of Wollongong, Australia

Online Session Chair
Dr. Takanobu Otsuka, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Publication Chairs
Prof. Satoshi Takahashi, University of Electro Communications, Japan
Prof. Quan Bai, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Publicity Chair
Prof. Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan

Program Committees (TBD)
Athirai A. Irissappane, University of Michigan, US
Bo An, Nanyang Technological University, Siingapore
Xiangdong An, York University, Canada
Reyhan Aydogan, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Tim Baarslag, University of Southampton, UK
Giacomo Cabri, Universita degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Miguel-Angel-Lopez Carmona, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
Shantanu Chakraborty, NEC Central Laboratory, Japan
Shih-Fen Cheng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Prithviraj Dasgupta, University of Nebraska at Omaha, US
Joerg Mueller, TU Clausthal, Germany
Amal Seghrouchni, UPMC, France
Zhiqi Shen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Rino Falcone, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Xiaocong Fan, Pennsylvania State University, US
Fei Fang, University of Southern California, US
Shaheen Fatima, Loughborough University, UK
Susel Fernandz, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
Yang Gao, Nanjing University, China
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Mingyu Guo, University of Adelaide, Australia
Rafik Hadfi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Jianye Hao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, China
Yichuan Jiang, Southeast University of China , China
Mark Klein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Jimmy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ho-fung Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Maito Lopez-Sanchez, University of Barcelona, Spain
Gang Li, Deakin University, Australia
Bryan Kian Hsiang Low, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xudong Luo, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Ivan-Marsa Maestre, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
Nikolaos Matsatsinis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Emma Norling, CPM Manchester, UK
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita di Bologna, Italy
Tao Qin, Microsoft Research Aisa, China
Valentin Robu, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Juan Antonio Rodriguez Aguilar, IIIA, Spain
Paul Scerri, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Jaime Sichman, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Von-Wun Soo, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Leandro Marcolino, University of Southern California, US
Budhitama Subagdja, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Ah-Hwee Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yuqing Tang, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Xiaohui Tao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Teck-Hou Teng, Singapore Management University , Singapore
Pradeep Varakantham, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Laurent Vercouter, LITIS / INSA de Rouen, France
Di Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Feng Wu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Dayong Ye, University of Wollongong, Australia
William Yeoh, New Mexico State University, US
Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Han Yu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yang Yu, Nanjing University, China
Yifeng Zeng, Teesside University, UK
Jie Zhang, University of Oxford, UK

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