[robotics-worldwide] Call for Demonstations: AAMAS 2013

AAMAS_2013_Publicity_Chair AAMAS_2013_Publicity_Chair at wenen.twi.tudelft.nl
Sun Nov 11 11:58:47 PST 2012


Twelfth International Conference on

May 6-10 2013
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Demos track Web site:  http://www.isl.cs.waseda.ac.jp/aamas2013Demo/
Conference Web site:   http://aamas2013.cs.umn.edu/


The goal of the AAMAS DEMOs track is to provide opportunities for participants
from academia and/or industry to present their latest developments in
agent-based software and/or robotic systems. Interactive systems and novel
applications are particularly welcome. Student researchers are encouraged to
submit. A "Best Demo" will be selected and awarded by the committee.

At least one author of accepted demos will be expected to present a poster and
live demonstration at the conference in St. Paul.

Authors of accepted papers and posters in the main track of the AAMAS
conference, as well as workshop presenters, are particularly encouraged to
submit! (You'll be there anyway - this is another opportunity to share your work
and discuss your results in detail with conference attendees who visit your Demo!)

Examples of demos include but are not limited to:

* Robotic systems (single- and multi-agent)
* Interactive agent-based software systems
* Agent-based simulation environments
* Personal robotics
* Innovative applications of agent-based systems or prototypes
  (e.g., industrial, military, educational)
* Agent-based games
* Agent platforms and development environments
* Open-source software tools for agent-based system development
* Human-robot interactive systems
* Virtual agents and interactive virtual environments

The organizers will make every effort to facilitate demo requirements. If you
have unusual requirements please contact the organizers in advance. At a
minimum, we will provide a poster board, a monitor with a standard VGA
connector, a power strip and a 2m table for each demonstration.


Submissions accepted for the demonstration session will be advertised on the
AAMAS website and in the conference booklet, which will contain abstracts of all
available Demos. Each Demo submission must consist of the following:

1. Paper: A 2-page paper in which the authors describe the system to be
   demonstrated. The paper should describe the application domain, the problem
   scenario, the technology used, the agent/multi-agent techniques involved, the
   innovations of the system, its live and interactive aspects, etc. Papers MUST
   BE PREPARED IN PDF format using the AAMAS style (follow these instructions)).

2. Video or PPT: The paper must contain a URL linking to a demonstration video
   no more than 5 minutes in length (QuickTime or YouTube format) or a
   Powerpoint presentation showing and explaining what happens. If some other
   format can more clearly show the demo, accommodation may be made. Please
   contact the organizers in advance.

3. Contribution and Supervisor Endorsement (Student Projects Only): A brief note
   from the student's supervisor describing the student's individual
   contribution to the project, written on university letterhead and including
   the supervisor's full name, title and email address. This should be attached
   as the 3rd page of the PDF Paper submission (above).

Accepted Demos will have the 2-page papers included in the AAMAS proceedings.



The submission and selection processes for the AAMAS 2012 Demos will be separate
from that of the main conference. Each submission will be assessed by the Demos
Committee. The authors will receive a brief report with the result of the
evaluation with the notification. The main evaluation criteria are:

* Presentation and technical quality
* Significance and originality
* Relevance to AAMAS
* Maturity of the (deployed) system and readiness for demonstration
* Potential for public interaction

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted demos will be sent to the
corresponding author (see dates below). At least one author of each accepted
demonstration is required to register and to attend the conference to give the


* Submission deadline: January 9, 2013
* Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 14, 2013
* Camera-ready paper: To Be Announced


For more information, contact the Demos Chairs:
   Prof Paul Scerri
   Carnegie Mellon University
   pscerri at cs.cmu.edu


   Prof. Toshiharu Sugawara
   Waseda University
   sugawara at waseda.jp

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