[robotics-worldwide] Call for agent-based robotics papers

Peter Stone pstone at cs.utexas.edu
Fri Aug 5 20:30:42 PDT 2005


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I am writing to call your attention to the CFP for the 2006 Autonomous
Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) conference to be held next May
in Hakodate, Japan.  Research on autonomous robots is clearly within
the scope of this conference, and in the past, robotics has been
well-represented.  But in recent years, fewer robotics submissions
have been received.

Robotics researchers will definitely be well-represented on this
year's program committee.  So if your research relates to autonomous
robotics and/or multi-robot systems, I encourage you to submit a
paper.

The CFP is included below and is available on-line at:

    http://www.fun.ac.jp/aamas2006/

The submission deadline is October 18th.

Cheers,
	Peter Stone
	AAMAS-06 Program co-Chair


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CALL FOR PAPERS

               The Fifth International Joint Conference on
                AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS
                                AAMAS-06

                             Hakodate, Japan
                             May 8--12, 2006

                      http://www.fun.ac.jp/aamas2006/


Introduction
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AAMAS  is  the  premier  scientific  conference for research in autonomous
agents   and   multi-agent  systems.  The  AAMAS  conference  series   was
initiated  in  2002  as  a  merger  of  three  highly respected individual
conferences:   the   International   Conference   on   Autonomous   Agents
(AGENTS),  the  International  Workshop  on Agent Theories, Architectures,
and  Languages  (ATAL),  and  the  International Conference on Multi-Agent
Systems  (ICMAS).  The  aim  of  the  joint  conference  is  to  provide a
single,   high-profile,   internationally  respected  archival  forum  for
scientific  research  in  the  theory  and  practice  of autonomous agents
and  multi-agent  systems.  (See http://www.aamas-conference.org/ for more
information.)  AAMAS-06  is  the  fifth  conference  in  the AAMAS series,
following  enormously  successful  previous  conferences at Bologna, Italy
(2002),  Melbourne,  Australia  (2003),  New  York  City,  USA (2004), and
Utrecht, the Netherlands (2005).  AAMAS-06  will  be  held  at the  Future
University-Hakodate, Japan.  Hakodate is a beautiful city  located  at the
southern end of Japan's northern island, Hokkaido.


Information for Authors
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AAMAS-06   encourages   the   submission   of  theoretical,  experimental,
methodological,  and  applications papers. Theory papers should make clear
the  significance  and  relevance of their results to the AAMAS community.
Similarly,  applied  papers  should  make  clear both their scientific and
technical  contributions,  and  are  expected  to  demonstrate  a thorough
evaluation  of  their  strengths  and  weaknesses in practice. Papers that
address  isolated  agent  capabilities (for example, planning or learning)
are  discouraged  unless  they  are  placed  in  the  overall  context  of
autonomous  agent  architectures  or  multiagent  system  organization and
performance. A thorough evaluation is considered an essential component of
any  submission. Authors are also requested to make clear the implications
of  any  theoretical  and  empirical  results,  as  well as how their work
relates  to  the  state  of  the  art  in autonomous agents and multiagent
systems research as evidenced in, for example, previous AAMAS conferences.
All  submissions  will  be  rigorously  peer reviewed and evaluated on the
basis  of  the  quality  of  their  technical  contribution,  originality,
soundness,  significance,  presentation, understanding of the state of the
art, and overall quality.


In addition to conventional conference papers, AAMAS-06 will also
include a demonstrations track for work focusing on implemented
systems, software, or robot prototypes; and an industry track for
descriptions of industrial applications of agents.  The submission
processes for the demonstration and industry tracks will be separate
from the main paper submission process.


Topics of Interest
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Topics of interest to AAMAS-06 include, but are not restricted to:


      * agent and multi-agent architectures
      * agent communication: languages, semantics, pragmatics, protocols
      * agent programming languages
      * agent standardizations in industry and commerce
      * agents and adjustable autonomy
      * agents and ambient intelligence
      * agents and cognitive models
      * agents and novel computing paradigms (e.g. autonomic, grid, P2P,
        ubiquitous computing)
      * agents, web services and semantic web
      * agent-based simulation and modeling
      * agent-mediated electronic commerce and trading agents
      * agent-oriented software engineering and agent-oriented
        methodologies
      * applications of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
      * argumentation in agent systems
      * artificial social systems
      * auctions and electronic markets
      * autonomous robots and robot teams
      * coalition formation and teamwork
      * collective and emergent agent behavior
      * computational complexity in agent systems
      * constraint processing in agent systems
      * conventions, commitments, norms, social laws
      * conversation and dialog in agent systems
      * cooperative distributed problem solving in agent systems
      * cooperation and coordination among agents
      * electronic institutions
      * formal models of agency
      * frameworks, infrastructures and environments for agent systems
      * game theoretic foundations of agent systems
      * humanoid and sociable robots
      * information agents, brokering and matchmaking
      * legal issues raised by autonomous agents
      * logics for agent systems
      * mobile agents
      * (multi-)agent evolution, adaptation and learning
      * (multi-)agent planning
      * negotiation and conflict handling in agent systems
      * ontologies and agent systems
      * perception, action and planning in agents
      * performance evaluation of agent systems
      * privacy, safety and security in agent systems
      * scalability, robustness and dependability of agent systems
      * social choice mechanisms
      * social and organizational structures of agent systems
      * specification languages for agent systems
      * synthetic, embodied, emotional and believable agents
      * task and resource allocation in agent systems
      * computational autonomy
      * trust and reputation in agent systems
      * verification and validation of agent systems
      * other


Important Dates
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Please note that AAMAS 2006 has earlier submission deadlines than the
previous AAMAS conferences:

     Oct 15, 2005:  electronic abstract submission deadline
     Oct 18, 2005:  electronic paper submission deadline
     Dec 20, 2005:  notification


Conference Officials
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general co-chairs:
- Hideyuki Nakashima, Future University - Hakodate, Japan
   h.nakashima at fun.ac.jp
- Michael Wellman, University of Michigan, USA
   wellman at umich.edu

program co-chairs:
- Peter Stone, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
   pstone at cs.utexas.edu
- Gerhard Weiss, Technical University Munich, Germany
   weissg at in.tum.de

local organization chair:
   Eiichi Osawa, Future University - Hakodate, Japan
   osawa at fun.ac.jp

local treasurer:
   Hitoshi Matsubara, Future University - Hakodate, Japan
   matsubar at fun.ac.jp

finance chair:
   Liz Sonenberg, University of Melbourne, Australia
   l.sonenberg at unimelb.edu.au

workshops chair:
   Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
   jiming at comp.hkbu.edu.hk

tutorials chair:
   Yves Lesperance, York University, Canada
   lesperan at cs.yorku.ca

demos co-chairs:
   Ana Lucia C. Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
   bazzan at inf.ufrgs.br

doctoral mentoring chair:
   Toru Ishida, Kyoto University, Japan
   ishida at i.kyoto-u.ac.jp

publicity chair:
   Chengqi Zhang, University of Technology, Australia
   chengqi at it.uts.edu.au


Further Information
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Further information  about e.g.  the submission and review  process, the
workshop  and  tutorial  programs,  student  scholarships,  the  program
committee, and the venue will be  announced  soon.  Please  monitor  the
conference web site for upcoming details.

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