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MASAI@PAAMS 2017 : Special Session on Multi-Agent Systems and Ambient Intelligence (MASAI) @ PAAMS2017


When Jun 21, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017
Where Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jan 30, 2017
Notification Due Mar 13, 2017
Final Version Due Mar 27, 2017
Categories    multi-agent systems   ambient intelligence   models and processes   tools and platforms

Call For Papers

* Special Session on "Multi-Agent Systems and Ambient Intelligence (MASAI) *
* Polytechnic of Porto - Porto (Portugal) | 21st-23rd June, 2017 *
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This Special Session is organized as part of The 17th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (PAAMS'17)

Authors of selected papers from (MASAI’16) 2016 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a special issue published in Journal of Sensors. (JCR Impact Factor: 1.182)


Ambient Intelligence (AmI) technologies are expected to be sensitive, responsive, adaptive, transparent, ubiquitous, and intelligent. The three first features greatly rely on the context-aware computing, but transparency and ubiquity depend on the area of ubiquitous computing. But it is intelligence which becomes a critical feature as it makes AmI systems more sensitive, responsive, adaptive, transparent and ubiquitous. The main reason is that the intelligence feature helps in understanding user environments and, consequently, in providing them with adaptive assistance. This explains why AmI entails contributions from different areas of AI, especially from multi-agents systems (MAS).

There is a natural relationship between AmI and MAS. Indeed, AmI proposes the development of context aware systems equipped with devices that can recognize context and act accordingly. Agents provide an effective way to develop such systems since agents are reactive, proactive and exhibit an intelligent and autonomous behavior. Within agent-based AmI applications, agents react to humans based on information obtained by sensoring and their knowledge about human functioning.

The complexity of AmI systems turn their development into a challenging work demanding adequate tools that assist throughout a well-established software development process. Both tools and process should be able to adapt themselves to the diversity of AmI devices and communication technologies from an implementation point of view.

The aim of this special session is offering researchers interested in the development of AmI Systems the opportunity to meet and discuss on the contributed solutions that mainly use the capabilities of multi-agent systems.


Topics of interest for the special session include (but are not limited to) the following themes:

• Models and processes for development of MAS for Ambient Intelligence
• Tools and plaforms for development of MAS for Ambient Intelligence
• Agent societies and social networks for MAS for Ambient Intelligence
• Agent cooperation and negotiation for MAS for Ambient Intelligence
• Human agent interaction, user interfaces MAS for Ambient Intelligence
• Adaptation, learning and personalization MAS for Ambient Intelligence
• Industrial experiences about MAS for Ambient Intelligence


Accepted papers will be included in PAAMS'16 Proceedings. At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag.

Selected papers of the Special Session will be invited to be extended for a Special Issue of the Journal of Sensors - Impact Factor 1.182(see Integration of Sensors in Control and Automation Systems-


Papers submitted to this workshop must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference. All papers will be peer-reviewed by the PC members.

Submissions should be in PDF format with a maximum length of 12 pages including figures and references, using the template and according to the detailed formatting instructions at:

A specific submission site within the Easychair platform will be used to receive the contributions at


Paper submission deadline: 18th January, 2016
Acceptance notification: 22nd February, 2016
Camera Ready: 7th March, 2016
Conference dates: 1st-3rd June, 2016


Antonio Fernández-Caballero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Elena Navarro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Aniello Murano
Flavio S. Correa Da Silva
María Teresa López
Arnulfo Aranis
Diego López-De-Ipiña
Paulo Novais
Javier Jaen
Juán Pavón
Rafael Martinez Tomas
Jose M. Molina
Juan Botia
Jose Carlos Castillo Montoya
Kabachi Nadia
Mirko Viroli
Zahia Guessoum
Emmanuel Adam
Danilo Avola
Guillermo R. Simari
Jorge Gomez-Sanz
Paolo Petta
Giuliano Armano
Marie-Pierre Gleizes

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