International KES Symposium on Agents and Multi-agent Systems – Technologies and Applications (KES-AMSTA-2009)

Venue: Uppsala University Main Building

Location: Uppsala, Sweden

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
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The aim of the KES-AMSTA-2009 symposium is to provide an internationally respected forum for scientific research in the technologies and applications of agent and multi-agent systems. Agents and multi-agent systems are related to a modern software paradigm which has long been recognized as a promising technology for constructing autonomous, complex and intelligent systems.

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.


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Additional Information

CALL FOR PAPERS Papers are invited from prospective authors with interests on the indicated symposium topics and related areas of application. All contributions should be original and not published elsewhere or intended to be published during the review period. Contributions from more applied related fields in industry and commerce are very welcome. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors who must register for the conference and pay the fee. To ensure high quality, all papers will be thoroughly reviewed by the KES-AMSTA-09 International Programme Committee. The symposium proceedings are planned to be published by Springer-Verlag in LNCS/LNAI series (subject to confirmation). Submitted papers should be prepared in LNCS/LNAI style and should not exceed 10 pages. Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in special issues to be included in several journals indexed by ISI, KES Journal and Int. Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems. Ph.D. students are invited to submit papers to Doctoral Track. Special sessions are also welcome. IMPORTANT DATES Submission of papers: 10 Nov. 2008 Notification of acceptance: 10 Jan. 2009 Final papers to be received: 1 Feb. 2009 Authors / Early registration: 16 Feb. 2009 Symposium: 4 Jun – 5 Jun 2009