Agents and Multi-agent Systems – Technologies and Applications 2011 (KES AMSTA 2011)

Venue: Manchester, United Kingdom

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 29, 2011 End Date/Time: Jul 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 19, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Dec 20, 2011
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KES-AMSTA-2011 is an international scientific conference for research in the field of agent and multi-agent systems. The aim of the conference 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 conference will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to discuss modern approaches and techniques for agent and multi-agent systems and their applications. KES-AMSTA-2011 is organized by KES International and Manchester Metropolitan University in England. The university in which it will take place is located in the city centre of Manchester. Our city has a strong international presence in the sporting arena: as host to 2002 Commonwealth Games, the location of the National Velodrome and home of Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs. The Bridgewater Hall is home to the Halle Orchestra which is visited by an array of international talent in the fields of classical and contemporary music. In contrast our bohemian Northern Quarter is the current focus of one of the world’s most vibrant popular music scenes. However there is more to enjoy nearby, including a number of traditional English stately homes and the Jodrell Bank radio telescope. The many attractions of the area are easily reached via Manchester International Airport, which is 11 miles by motorway from the city centre and our university. This trip can be made by Taxi or a 24 hour bus service. Man-chester Metropolitan University is part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe. With a history dating back 150 years it has a combination of the traditional and the contemporary that sets it apart and gives it a distinct character.

The scope of KES-AMSTA-2011 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 behaviour Ontologies. Multi-agent Systems: Cooperative distributed problem solving. Task and resource allocation. Mechanism design, auctions, and game theory. Modelling other agents and self. Multi-agent plan-ning. Negotiation protocols. Multi-agent learning. Conflict resolu-tion. 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. Performance, scalability, robustness, and dependability. Verification and validation. E-business agents. Pervasive computing. Privacy, safety, and security.Tools and Applications: Simu-lation 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.


Additional Information

Submission of papers: 20 Dec. 2010 Notification of acceptance: 11 Feb. 2011 Final papers to be received: 11 Mar. 2011 Authors / Early registration: 19 Mar. 2011