[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: Adaptive and Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop @ AAMAS 2014

Samuel Barrett sbarrett at cs.utexas.edu
Thu Dec 12 13:13:49 PST 2013


First Call For Papers: Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop 2014
(Paris, France)
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Paper deadline: JANUARY 22, 2014

ALA 2014: Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop held at AAMAS 2014
(Paris, France). The ALA workshop has a long and successful history
and is now in its sixth edition. The workshop is a merger of European
ALAMAS and the American ALAg series which is usually held at AAMAS.
Details may be found on the workshop web site:

http://swarmlab.unimaas.nl/ala2014/

Adaptive and Learning Agents, particularly those in a multi-agent
setting are becoming more and more prominent as the sheer size and
complexity of many real world systems grows How to adaptively control,
coordinate and optimize such systems is an emerging multi-disciplinary
research area at the intersection of Computer Science, Control theory,
Economics, and Biology. The ALA workshop will focus on agent and
multi-agent systems which employ learning or adaptation.

The goal of this workshop is to increase awareness and interest in
adaptive agent research, encourage collaboration and give a
representative overview of current research in the area of adaptive
and learning agents and multi-agent systems. It aims at bringing
together not only scientists from different areas of computer science
but also from different fields studying similar concepts (e.g., game
theory, bio-inspired control, mechanism design).  Research on adaptive
agents in the area of robotics is encouraged.

This workshop will focus on all aspects of adaptive and learning
agents and multi-agent systems with a particular emphasis on how to
modify established learning techniques and/or create new learning
paradigms to address the many challenges presented by complex
real-world problems.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    * Novel combinations of reinforcement and supervised learning approaches
    * Integrated learning approaches that work with other agent
reasoning modules like
      negotiation, trust models, coordination,  etc.
    * Supervised multi-agent learning
    * Reinforcement learning (single and multi-agent)
    * Planning (single and multi-agent)
    * Reasoning (single and multi-agent)
    * Distributed learning
    * Adaptation and learning in dynamic environments
    * Evolution of agents in complex environments
    * Co-evolution of agents in a multi-agent setting
    * Cooperative exploration and learning to cooperate and collaborate
    * Learning to cooperate and collaborate
    * Learning trust and reputation
    * Communication restrictions and their impact on multi-agent coordination
    * Design of reward structure and fitness measures for coordination
    * Scaling learning techniques to large systems of learning and
adaptive agents
    * Emergent behaviour in adaptive multi-agent systems
    * Game theoretical analysis of adaptive multi-agent systems
    * Neuro-control in multi-agent systems
    * Bio-inspired multi-agent systems
    * Applications of adaptive and learning agents and multi-agent
systems to real world complex systems

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Submission Details
Papers can be submitted through Easychair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ala20140
Submissions may be up to 8 pages in the ACM proceedings format (i.e.,
the same as AAMAS papers in the main conference track).
Accepted work will be allocated time for oral presentation during the
one day workshop.
Papers accepted at the workshop will also be eligible for inclusion in
a special issue published after the workshop.

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* Submission Deadline:  January 22, 2014
* Notification of acceptance:   February 19, 2014
* Camera-ready copies:  March 10, 2014
* Workshop:             May 5 or 6, 2014
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