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ICAART 2010 : International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence

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Conference Series : International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
 
Link: http://www.icaart.org/
 
When Jan 22, 2010 - Jan 24, 2010
Where Valencia, Spain
Submission Deadline Jul 28, 2009
Notification Due Oct 14, 2009
Final Version Due Oct 28, 2009
Categories    artificial intelligence   agents
 

Call For Papers


ICAART is organized by INSTICC (Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication).

SCOPE

The purpose of the 2nd 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 http://www.icaart.org/


CONFERENCE AREAS

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

AREA 1: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

- 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


AREA 2: AGENTS

- 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


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Yves Demazeau, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Tim Finin, University of Maryland, United States
Leonid Perlovsky, Harvard University, United States
Vicent J. Botti i Navarro, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Peter D. Karp, Director Bioinformatics Research Group, Artificial Intelligence Center, United States


PAPER SUBMISSION

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:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular 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".

Camera-ready:
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.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on 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.



IMPORTANT DATES

Conference date: 22 - 24 January, 2010

Regular Paper Submission: July 28, 2009
Authors Notification (regular papers): October 14, 2009
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: October 28, 2009


SECRETARIAT

ICAART Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8556
Email: secretariat@icaart.org
Web: http://www.icaart.org


VENUE

Valencia was founded by the ancient Romans in 137 BC and has been pillaged, burned and besieged numerous times by various conquerors over the centuries since, but the vivacious Spanish city has sailed into the second millennium as Europe's quintessential sophisticated modern holiday city, a favoured location for the America's Cup yacht race. Situated on the Mediterranean coast about four hours south of Barcelona, Valencia is spread out around its busy port and backed by the hills which give way to the plains of Aragon.
Valencia oozes traditional character, particularly in its old town (El Carmen), and has retained its cultural heritage not only in the form of medieval architecture but also in its quirky, exuberant festivals (like the Battle of the Flowers, the fireworks of Fallas and one dedicated to tomato-hurling). The Valencians even have their own language. Amid the old, Valencia has very much that is new, including its major attraction, the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences, which draws around four million appreciative visitors each year.
Outdoors it is hard to beat the golden beaches which fan out from the port along the coast, and the sprawling city offers plenty of green parks for strolling, cycling or simply lolling on a bench to get your breath back after indulging in the vibrancy of the city. Football is also a local passion, Valencia's team being at the top of the game, and fans should not miss the atmosphere at one of the carnival-like matches.
When night falls, dine on paella, which originated here, and then hit the high spots, because Valencia is renowned for its lively collection of bars and clubs. It may sound clichéd, but Valencia does indeed fit the bill as the holiday city, which 'has it all'.


CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon/IT, Portugal

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