International KES Symposium on Agents and Multi-agent Systems â€“ Technologies and Applications (KES-AMSTA-2009)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 03, 2009||End Date/Time: Jun 05, 2009|
|Registration Date: Mar 23, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Feb 16, 2009|
|Paper Submission Date: Nov 10, 2008|
This symposium will provide and excellent opportunity for researchers to discuss modern approaches and techniques for agent and multi-agent systems and their applications. KES-AMSTA-2009 is organized by KES International and Uppsala University, Sweden, and will take place in Uppsala. Uppsala is an old picturesque Scandinavian city with roots in middle-ages and with an international airport close at hand. This city is located in the middle-east of Sweden, nearby the capital city, 70 km from the city center of Stockholm. Arlanda International Airport, located between Uppsala and Stockholm, is only 35km from Uppsala, easily accessed by train and bus. Uppsala University is one of the oldest universities of Europe and the oldest university in the Nordic countries, with a firmly established world-class center of research, along with a first-class educational infrastructure. Such infrastructure equips Uppsala's 40,000 national and international students to become international leaders, and allows the 6,000 national and internationally faculty members to develop ground-breaking research in many fields and hundreds of years. The scope of the symposium includes the following topics:
Agent Systems: Formal models of agency. Agent architectures. BDI architecture. Learning, evolution, and adaptation. Perception and action. Communication: languages, semantics, pragmatics, protocols, and conversations. Knowledge representation Computational complexity. Autonomous or humanoid robots. Social robots and robot teams. Autonomy aspect. Cognitive models, including emotions and philosophies. Embodied and believable agents. Emergent behavior. Ontologies.
Multi-agent Systems: Cooperative distributed problem solving. Task and resource allocation. Mechanism design, auctions, and game theory. Modeling other agents and self. Multi-agent planning. Negotiation protocols. Multi-agent learning. Conflict resolution. Trust and reputation management. Privacy, safety and security. Scalability, robustness and dependability. Social and organizational structures. Verification and validation. Novel computing paradigms (autonomic, grid, P2P, ubiquitous computing). Brokering and matchmaking. Agent-oriented software engineering, including implementation languages and frameworks. Mobile agents. Per-formance, scalability, robustness, and dependability. Verification and validation. E-business agents. Pervasive computing. Privacy, safety, and security.
Tools and Applications: Simulation systems. Web services and service-oriented computing. Artificial social systems. Autonomic computing. Case studies and reports on deployments. Computational infrastructures. Information retrieval. Web services and semantic web. E-learning systems. E-institutions. E-commerce.