International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART09)

Venue: Hotel Meliá Gaia Porto

Location: Porto, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Jan 19, 2009 End Date/Time: Jan 21, 2009
Early Registration Date: Oct 28, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jul 22, 2008
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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

Topic areas:
- 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

- 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


Additional Information

Important Dates: --------------- Full Paper Submission: July 22 , 2008 Position Paper Submission: October 1, 2008 Authors Notification: October 14, 2008 Final Paper Submission and Registration: October 28, 2008