[robotics-worldwide] AAMAS-14: 2nd CFP

Matthew Taylor aamas14publicity at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 19:16:49 PDT 2013

[NEW: Details of the Challenges and Visions Track, with cash prizes.]

13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
(AAMAS 2014)

Marriott Rive Gauche
Paris, France
May 5-9, 2014

Electronic Abstract Submission: October 8, 2013 (11:59 PM HST)
Full Paper and Extended Abstract Submission: October 11, 2013 (11:59 PM HST)
Rebuttal Phase: November 29 - December 2, 2013 (11:59 PM HST)
Author Notification: December 20, 2013

AAMAS-14 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. It is strongly
encouraged that papers focusing on specific agent capabilities do so in the
context of autonomous agent architectures or multiagent systems. A thorough
evaluation, conducted from a theoretical or applied basis, is considered an
essential component of any submission. Authors are also requested to pay
particular attention to discuss how their work relates to the state of the
art in autonomous agents and multiagent systems research as evidenced in,
for example, previous AAMAS and related 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.

AAMAS 2014, the thirteenth conference in the AAMAS series, seeks
high-quality submissions of full papers, limited to 8 pages in length.
 Reviews will be double blind; authors must avoid including anything that
can be used to identify them. Please note that submitting an abstract is
required to submit a full paper. However, the abstracts will not be
reviewed and full (8 page) papers must be submitted for the review process
to begin. All work must be original, i.e., it must not have appeared in a
conference proceedings, book, or journal and may not be under review at
another archival conference. In addition to submissions in the main track,
AAMAS 2014 will be soliciting papers in four special tracks. The review
process for the special tracks will be similar to the main track, but with
program committee members specially selected for that track. All accepted
papers for the special tracks will be included in the proceedings.

AAMAS 2014 will feature the following four special tracks:

Robotics (Chairs: Noa Agmon, Luiz Chaimowicz)

Papers that advance theory and applications of single and multiple robots
are welcome, specifically those focusing on real robots that interact with
their environment. Papers should clearly explain how the work addresses
challenges in robotics, opportunities for novel applications, and
fundamental research issues in autonomous robotic systems. The goal is to
demonstrate the synergy achieved from integration of research in agents and

Virtual Agents (Chairs: Elisabeth Andre', Sarit Kraus)

Virtual agents are embodied agents that emulate autonomous human-like
behavior in simulated interactive or physical environments. We encourage
papers on the design, implementation, and evaluation of virtual agents as
well as challenging applications featuring them. Of particular interest are
papers addressing how humans interact with virtual agents. The goal is to
provide an opportunity for continued interaction and cross-fertilization
between the AAMAS community and researchers working on virtual agents and
to strengthen links between the two communities.

Innovative Applications (Chairs: Tom Holvoet, Rajiv Maheswaran)

Due to the growing maturity of the field there are now agent-based
applications in widespread use across many domains, responsible for the
generation of significant revenues, or the saving of major costs, or for
supporting important public policy and business strategy decision-making.
This special track provides the ideal forum to present, discuss and
demonstrate your compelling applications, agent system deployment
experiences, and new business ideas. The goal is to promote the fostering
of mutually-beneficial relationships between those doing foundational
scientific research and those making autonomous agents and multiagent
systems a commercial or public policy reality.

Challenges and Visions (Chair: Munindar P Singh)

In cooperation with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), AAMAS 2014
will include a Challenges and Visions track. The emphasis of this track is
on visionary ideas, long term challenges, and new research opportunities
that are outside the current mainstream of the field. This track is
designed to overcome the constraints of the traditional review process, and
will serve as an incubator for innovative approaches, risky and provocative
ideas, and to propose challenges and opportunities for the field in the
near future. To encourage researchers to present visionary concepts, the
CCC is offering prizes for up to 3 top papers in this special track: first
prize $1000, second prize $750, and third prize $500, to be awarded as
travel grants.  All AAMAS formatting requirements apply except that
submissions for this track are limited to 4 pages.

The full call for papers, along with descriptions of the special tracks and
all topics of interest, can be found at:

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