[robotics-worldwide] [AAMAS-2010] - Call for industry track

Jordi Sabater Mir jsabater at iiia.csic.es
Fri Nov 6 08:26:06 PST 2009

Call for Papers: Industry and Applications track - AAMAS-2010

**** We encourage the robotics community to consider submitting papers to
the Industry and Applications track at AAMAS-2010 describing industrial
robotic/cybernetic systems ****

**** Introduction

The AAMAS Industry Track is a special track of the AAMAS conference that 
a globally unique opportunity to present and promote industrial and 
applications of agent technologies. Due to the growing maturity of the 
field there
are now agent-based applications in widespread use across multiple 
domains that
are responsible for the generation of significant revenue. This event 
the ideal forum to present and discuss your work; to inform and inspire the
largest international gathering of agent technology researchers and 
with presentations and demonstrations of your compelling applications, 
stories and new business ideas. It is our intention that the 2010 event 
works to promote the fostering of mutually beneficial relationships 
between members
of the AAMAS community who are engaged in foundational scientific 
research and those
who are working to make autonomous agents and multi-agent systems a 
commercial reality.

**** Topics and Issues of Interest

The AAMAS Industry Track invites submissions of short (4-page) or long 
papers that describe autonomous agent and multi-agent systems that have 
incorporated into for-profit or non-profit products or services, or that 
a clear potential to be so included. Application domains of interest 
include, but
are not limited to:

    * telecommunication, media and entertainment
    * bio-technology, pharmaceutical and health care
    * financial systems and services
    * manufacturing, automation, and logistics
    * industry robotic and cybernetic systems
    * enterprise systems
    * large-scale and grid systems management
    * transportation and telematics
    * ambient intelligence, intelligent buildings and smart cities
    * surveillance and security
    * e-government

Authors are advised and encouraged to address the following questions in 
their paper:

    * Why is your chosen application domain important to industry and/or 
What are typical use cases?
    * What is the rationale for using agent-based technology in your 
as opposed to a more traditional approach?
    * If you have deployed your technology commercially, what specific 
or general
insights have you gained from the experience?
    * Have you experienced (or do you foresee) technical challenges or 
barriers to adoption, and if so how did (or might) you address them?
    * What improvements or external factors might facilitate 
wider-spread adoption of
your technology?
    * What improvements in fundamental agent technology might improve 
your application,
or enable it to be adopted more broadly?
    * In financial terms, or any other appropriate measure of benefit, 
what is the
present value of your technology to customers, industry, or government, 
and what is its
ultimate potential?

**** What is the relationship between AAMAS Industry Track and AAMAS?

The AAMAS Industry Track is an essential and integral part of the AAMAS 
conference. It
runs concurrently with the regular AAMAS scientific track, and all 
accepted papers are
included in the general conference proceedings.

The AAMAS Industry Track mandates the same high level of quality that 
has come to be
expected of the AAMAS scientific track. The expectation is that authors 
must make a
concerted effort to address the issues and questions identified in 
"Topics and Issues
of Interest", as appropriate to their paper. We discourage the 
submission of purely
speculative papers or papers whose primary contribution is scientific, 
as these ought
to have been submitted to the regular conference track.

Authors submitting a paper to the AAMAS Industry Track are encouraged to 
submit a demo
of their agent-based application to the AAMAS Demonstration session


**** Submission instructions and dates

Please format your paper according to standard AAMAS guidelines. AAMAS 
style guides, as
well as templates and style sheets for Microsoft Word and LaTeX can be 
found here.


Papers must be 8 pages (regular paper) or 4 pages (short paper), 
including figures and
references, when formatted using the specified style. Papers should be 
formatted for
standard Letter paper size. (i.e. not A4). Over-length papers will be 
Notification of receipt of the electronic paper will be mailed to the 
first author
(or designated author) soon after receipt.

To submit your paper, please register your abstract at


before 11:59pm, December 8, 2009 (UTC), and then submit an electronic 
copy of your
completed paper to the same site by 11:59pm, December 15, 2009 (UTC).

We strongly encourage submissions in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document 
Format), but will
accept submissions in Postscript if PDF is infeasible. We will not 
accept papers in any
other format (e.g., MS Word) because of compatibility problems between 
software versions,
machines, and nationalities. We cannot accept title pages or papers 
submitted by FAX.
Submissions received after this deadline will not be considered for review.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be 
mailed to the
first author (or designated author) by January 23, 2010. Note that at 
least one author
of each accepted paper is required to register and to attend the 
conference to present
the work.

In summary, here are the critical dates:

* Deadline for paper information: December 8, 2009
* Deadline for paper submission: December 15, 2009
* Notification of acceptance or rejection: January 23, 2010
* Final versions due: February 8, 2010

For more information, see the AAMAS Industry and Applications Track web 
site at


or contact the track co-chairs at

aamas2010industrytrack at easychair.org

**** Policy on Multiple Submissions

The AAMAS 2009 Industry Track will not accept any paper which, at the 
time of submission,
is under review for or has already been published or accepted for 
publication in a journal
or another conference. Authors are also expected not to submit their 
papers elsewhere
during the AAMAS review period. These restrictions apply only to 
journals and conferences,
not to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited 
audience and no
formal proceedings.

**** Track Co-Chairs

Dominic Greenwood
Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland    

Jeff Kephart
IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center, USA

**** Program Committee

Jeremy Baxter, QinetiQ
Michael Berger, DocuWare AG
Sven Brückner, NewVectors LLC
Paul Buhler, Modus 21
Bernard Burg, Panasonic Laboratories
Klaus Dorer, Offenburg University
James Hanson, IBM Research
Tarek Helmy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Martin Hofmann, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories
Takahiro Kawamura, Toshiba
Michael Kerstetter, Boeing
Dejan Milojicic, Hewlett Packard Laboratories
James Odell, CSC
Michal Pechoucek, Czech Technical University
Michael Pirker, Siemens AG
Maarten Sierhuis, NASA
Elizabeth Sklar, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Simon Thompson, BT Research
Shigeo Matsubara, Kyoto University
Steven Willmott, 3Scale Networks
Gaku Yamamoto, IBM and Tokyo Institute of Technology

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