MASTS 2013

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5th Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems Technology and Semantics
Prague, Czech Republic, 04/09/2013–06/09/2013

The forth Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems Technology and Semantics (MASTS 2013) will bring together researchers and practioners who are working on or are interested in exploring novel approaches to multi-agent systems development and the use of multi-agent systems technology in building innovative applications. 

The goal of the workshop is to present and discuss ideas and developments related to two converging areas of research and applications, namely multi-agent systems and semantic technology. The workshop aims to focus on issues such as: the semantic role of agents in building complex distributed applications, the collective and cognitive dimensions of the multi-agent systems paradigm, the use of agents in the development and deployment of semantic web services, the utilization of intelligent agents and semantics in the development of ambient intelligence applications. Debates are expected on directions and possibilities of future research in the domain.

MASTS 2013 will be held in conjunction with the 7th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC'2013) in Prague, Czech Republic, September 4-6, 2013,

topics of interest
  • Technologies for modeling and development of agent based systems
    • novel architectures for multiagent systems
    • semantic based agent interaction protocols and negotiation
    • multi-agent planning
    • multi-agent coordination techniques
    • multi-agent learning
    • self-organizing multi-agent systems
    • emerging behaviour in agent systems
  • Agent systems and semantics
    • the role of shared ontologies in agent systems
    • agent systems and Semantic Web technologies
    • ontologies for agent cooperation and coordination
    • semantic interoperability
    • semantic agent communities and applications
  • Novel agent applications
    • agents for semantic Web services
    • agent based systems for ambient intelligence
    • agent systems for modeling business processes
    • business processes interoperability based on agents and semantics
    • agent systems for Grid or cloud computing and the Semantic Grid
    • agent systems for developing complex applications
    • conversational agents for innovative applications
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