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PRIMA 2018 : The 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems


Conference Series : Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents
When Oct 29, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018
Where Tokyo, Japan
Submission Deadline Jul 7, 2018
Notification Due Aug 27, 2018
Final Version Due Sep 13, 2018
Categories    agent   multi-agent system   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

The 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent
Systems (PRIMA 2018)

October 29 - November 2, 2018
AIST Tokyo Waterfront, Tokyo, Japan

Software systems are becoming more intelligent in the kind of functionality
they offer users. At the same time, systems are becoming more decentralized,
with components that represent autonomous entities who must communicate among
themselves to achieve their goals. Examples of such systems range from
healthcare and emergency relief and disaster management to e-business and
smarts grids. A multiagent worldview is crucial to properly conceptualizing,
building, and governing such systems. It offers abstractions such as
intelligent agent, protocol, norm, organization, trust, incentive, and so on,
and is rooted in solid computational and software engineering foundations.
As a large but still growing research field of Computer Science, multiagent
systems today remains a unique enabler of interdisciplinary research.

Invited Talks
Planned plenary speakers include Prof. Manuela M. Veloso (CMU) and
Prof. Michael Luck (KCL).
Further information will be announced soon.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: July 7, 2018 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Notification: August 27, 2018
Camera ready submission: September 13, 2018
Conference date: October 29 - November 2, 2018

Information for Authors
The PRIMA 2018 Program Committee invites submissions of original, unpublished,
theoretical and applied work strongly relevant to multiagent systems,
including reports on the development of prototype and deployed agent systems,
and of experiments that demonstrate novel agent system capabilities.
An indicative list of topics is provided below.

The papers can be submitted to one of the following categories:

- Regular papers: These papers can be up to 16 pages in length in the Springer
LNCS format. Note that some regular papers may be accepted as short papers.

- Short papers: These papers can be up to 8 pages in length in the Springer
LNCS format. These 'early-innovation' papers will be reviewed with an
emphasis on novelty/originality of the idea.

Note: All the submitted papers must be in a form suitable for double-blind
review. In order to make blind reviewing possible, authors must omit
their names and affiliations from the paper.

All accepted papers will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in
Artificial Intelligence series (LNCS/LNAI).

Special Issue
A select number of papers will also be invited to submit an extended version
to a fast track of the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

Paper Submission
Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management
System: TBA

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

* Logic and Reasoning
- Logics of agency
- Logics of multiagent systems
- Norms
- Argumentation
- Computational Game Theory
- Uncertainty in Agent Systems
- Agent and Multi-Agent Learning

* Engineering Multi-Agent Systems
- Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
- Interaction protocols
- Commitments
- Institutions and Organizations
- Normative Systems
- Formal Specification and Verification
- Agent Programming Languages
- Middleware and Platforms
- Testing, debugging, and evolution
- Deployed System Case Studies

* Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
- Simulation Languages and Platforms
- Artificial Societies
- Virtual Environments
- Emergent Behavior
- Modeling System Dynamics
- Application Case Studies

* Collaboration & Coordination
- Planning
- Distributed Problem Solving
- Teamwork
- Coalition Formation
- Negotiation
- Trust and Reputation

* Economic paradigms
- Auctions and mechanism design
- Bargaining and negotiation
- Behavioral game theory
- Cooperative games: theory & analysis
- Cooperative games: computation
- Noncooperative games: theory & analysis
- Noncooperative games: computation
- Social choice theory
- Game theory for practical applications

* Human-Agent Interaction
- Adaptive Personal Assistants
- Embodied Conversational Agents
- Virtual Characters
- Multimodal User Interfaces
- Mobile Agents
- Human-Robot Interaction

* Decentralized Paradigms
- Grid Computing
- Service-Oriented Computing
- Cybersecurity
- Robotics and Multirobot Systems
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Social Computing
- Internet of Things

* Application Domains for Multi-Agent Systems
- Healthcare
- Autonomous Systems
- Transport and Logistics
- Emergency and Disaster Management
- Energy and Utilities Management
- Sustainability and Resource Management
- Games and Entertainment
- e-Business, e-Government, and e-Learning
- Smart Cities
- Financial markets
- Legal applications

General Chairs:
- Itsuki Noda (AIST, Japan)
- Tran Cao Son (New Mexico State University, USA)
- Tony Savarimuthu (University of Otago, New Zealand)

Program Chairs:
- Nir Oren (University of Aberdeen, UK)
- Tim Miller (University of Melbourne, AU)
- Yuko Sakurai (AIST, Japan)

Finance Chair:
- Taiki Todo (Kyushu University, Japan)

Web Chair:
- Yuu Nakajima (Toho University, Japan)

Publicity Chairs:
- Koichi Moriyama (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
- Quan Bai (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)

Social Events Chair:
- Yuichi Sei (The university of Elecro-Communications, Japan)

Sponsership Chair:
- Fujio Toriumi (The university of Tokyo, Japan)

Workshop/Tutorial Chairs:
- Kiyoshi Izumi (The university of Tokyo, Japan)
- Jiamou Liu (Auckland University, New Zealand)
- Hiroki Sakaji (The university of Tokyo, Japan)
- Takashi Shimada (The university of Tokyo, Japan)
- Yasuhiro Matsushima (The university of Tokyo, Japan)

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