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Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the workshop is asynchronous, which means that each person interprets the schedule in their own time zone. The aim of the schedule is:
  • to get a commitment to spend time watching talks and engaging with comments
  • to create synchronisation within each timezone, allowing for some discussion and social interaction Authors are expected to regularly monitor and respond to questions and comments on their presented paper.

As such, there is no static program of the workshop according to whatever time zone, as we are too dispersed to guarantee a nice experience to every attendee. Nevertheless:
  • All the interested people, authors of the workshop or not, may exploit the platform functionalities to query presenters about their talk, hence presenters (and other co-authors in general) MUST COMMIT to regularly monitor the platform and reply to comments as appropriate, as a form of social engagement
  • All the interested people may ask to organisers to arrange live Q&A sessions with the authors of the workshop papers, that organisers will then attend as moderators. The schedule of this live Q&A sessions will be agreed upon case by case amongst the paper authors and the interested people


The workshop will be held on May 8th.

"Social table" shared document (comments available for everyone, publicly): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zw12jgQBd2arMVulhqofRWFKwegY4WQBYO_pmv6Q5f0/edit?usp=sharing

Hereafter the list of accepted papers organised in Sessions we defined according to paper contents.

An opening live-stream will take place at 8 am (CET), 6 pm Auckland time in the form of a Zoom meeting. To join, use the following information:


  • 8:00 AM CET, 6:00 PM Aukland Time Live Opening. You can find the recorded video here

Session 1

  • The effect of multimodal emotional expression on responses to a digital human during a self-disclosure conversation: a computational analysis of user language. Kate Loveys, Mark Sagar and Elizabeth Broadbent.
  • Circadian Rhythm and Pain: Mathematical Model based on Multiagent Simulation. Angélica Theis Dos Santos, Catia Maria Dos Santos Machado and Diana Francisca Adamatti.
  • Agent-based modelling for Ontology-driven analysis of patient trajectories. Davide Calvaresi, Michael Schumacher and Jean-Paul Calbimonte.
  • On the Integration of Agents and Digital Twins in Healthcare. Angelo Croatti, Matteo Gabellini, Sara Montagna and Alessandro Ricci.

Session 2

  • Complementing agents with cognitive services: a case study in healthcare. Sara Montagna, Stefano Mariani, Emiliano Gamberini, Alessandro Ricci and Franco Zambonelli.
  • A Cooperative Approach Based on Local Similarities and Discontinuities Detection for Brain MR Images Segmentation. Mohamed Tahar Bennai, Smaine Mazouzi, Zahia Guessoum, Mohamed Mezghiche and Stéphane Cormier.
  • Agent-oriented decision support system for business processes management with genetic algorithm optimization: an application in healthcare. Emilio Sulis, Pietro Terna, Antonio Di Leva, Guido Boella and Adriana Boccuzzi

HIMAS 2020