Call for Papers

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Agent computing is an exciting, transformational approach to developing computer systems that can rapidly and reliably solve real-world problems that usually demand human knowledge and expertise. The value, power and flexibility of agent and multi-agent systems has been demonstrated in application areas such as logistics, manufacturing, simulation, robotics, decision support, entertainment, and especially in online market environments. As one of the largest and fastest growing research fields of Computer Science, agent research today includes a wealth of topics.

The PRIMA 2013 Program Committee invites submissions of original, unpublished, theoretical and applied work on any such topic, and encourages reports on the development of prototype and deployed agent systems, and of experiments that demonstrate novel agent system capabilities, which include the following topics:


Foundations of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

  • Logics of Agency
  • Logics of Multi-Agent Systems
  • Normative Systems
  • Computational Game Theory
  • Uncertainty in Agent Systems
  • Agent and Multi-Agent Learning
Agent and Multi-Agent System Architectures

  • Agent Programming Languages and Platforms
  • Multi-Agent System Languages and Platforms
  • BDI Architectures and Extensions
  • Normative Multi-Agent Systems
Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

  • AOSE Methodologies
  • Tools for Agent and Multi-Agent System Development
  • Formal Specification and Verification
  • Testing, debugging and evolution
  • Deployed System Case Studies
Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation

  • Simulation Languages and Platforms
  • Artificial Societies
  • Virtual Environments
  • Workflow Simulation
  • Emergent Behaviour
  • Modelling System Dynamics
  • Application Case Studies
Cooperation/Collaboration, Coordination/Communication

  • Agent Communication Languages and Protocols
  • Distributed Problem Solving
  • Teamwork Models
  • Coalition Formation
  • Argumentation
  • Negotiation
  • Bargaining
  • Auctions and Mechanism Design
  • Trust and Reputation
  • Computational Voting Theory
Hybrid Technologies

  • Agents in Planning
  • Agent-Based Scheduling and Optimization
  • Distributed Constraint Satisfaction
  • Agents and Data Mining
  • Semantic Web Agents
  • Agents and Grid Computing
  • Agents and Service Oriented Computing
  • Agents and Pervasive Computing
  • Robotics and Multi-Robot Systems
  • Ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence
Application Domains

  • Healthcare
  • Transport/Logistics
  • Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Energy/Utility Management
  • Sustainability/Resource Management
  • Games/Entertainment
  • eBusiness/eCommerce/eGovernment
  • eResearch/eLearning
  • Security/Surveillance
  • Smart Cities
  • Financial markets

  • Adaptive Personal Assistants
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Virtual Characters
  • Multi-Modal User Interfaces
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Mobile Agents
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Social Recommender Systems
  • Algorithmic trading agents


Paper Submission:

Please refer to the Paper Submission page for details on how to format your paper and how to submit your paper via EasyChair.

Important Dates:

  • Submissions Due:  21 July 2013 (Extended Deadline)
  • Notifications:  7 September 2013
  • Camera-Ready:  19 September 2013
  • Early Registration:  31 October 2013
  • 1st NZ Agent School: 1 December
  • Doctoral consortium: 2 December
  • Workshops/tutorials: 3 December
  • Conference: 4-6 December 2013
  • Conference:  4-6 December 2013