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PRIMA 2020 : The 23nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems


Conference Series : Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents
When Nov 18, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020
Where Nagoya, Japan
Submission Deadline Apr 24, 2020
Notification Due Jul 3, 2020
Final Version Due Aug 3, 2020
Categories    multi-agent systems   logic and reasoning   human-agent interaction   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers


The 23nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of
Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2020)
Sep 27 - Sep 30, 2020
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, 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 remain a unique enabler of interdisciplinary

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 24, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Notification: July 3, 2020
Camera ready submission: Aug 3, 2020
Conference date: Sep 27 - Sep 30, 2020

Information for Authors

PRIMA 2020 invites submissions of original, unpublished, theoretical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, including
references, 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, including
references, in the Springer LNCS format. These 'early-innovation' papers
will be reviewed with an emphasis on novelty/originality of the idea.

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. Also, while the references should include all published literature relevant to the paper, including previous works of the authors, it should not include unpublished works. When referring to one's own work, use the third person rather than the first person. For example, say "Previously, Foo and Bar [2] have shown that ...", rather than "In our previous work [2] we have shown that...". Such identifying information can be added back to the final camera-ready version of accepted papers.

The proceedings of the previous editions of the PRIMA conference series
have been published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
series (LNCS/LNAI). We expected the same for the PRIMA 2020 proceedings.

Special Issue

A selected number of papers will also be invited to submit an extended
version to a fast track of some international journal.

Paper Submission

Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management


Conference chair
- Takayuki Ito
- Minjie Zhang

Program chairs
- Takahiro Uchiya
- Quan Bai
- Ivan Marsa-Maestre

Publication chair
- Toshihiro Matsui

Workshop and Tutorial Chairs
- Tokuro Matsuo
- Rafik Hadfi
- Reyhan Aydoğan

Publicity Chair
- Reyhan Aydoğan

Financial, Sponsorship and Local Arrangements Chair
- Takayuki Ito
- Takanobu Otsuka
- Ahmed Moustafa
- Shun Okuhara

Executive Secretary
- Naoko Yamaguchi

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

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