PRIMA 2013

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16th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems
Dunedin, New Zealand, 03/12/2013–06/12/2013

PRIMA is the leading scientific conference for research on intelligent agent systems and multi-agent systems, attracting high quality, state-of-the-art research from all over the world. The conference endeavors to bring together researchers, developers, and academic and industry leaders, active and interested in agents and multi-agent systems, their practices and related areas. The conference is specifically focused on becoming the premier forum for prototype and deployed agent systems. The conference offers an exceptional opportunity for presentation of original work, technological advances, practical problems and concerns of the research community.

PRIMA was a regional workshop on multi-agent systems held in Hanoi, Bangkok, Guilin, Kuala Lumpur, Auckland, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, Melbourne, Kyoto, and Singapore, from 1998. In 2009, PRIMA made the step up to international conference and was held in Nagoya, Japan (2009); Kolkata, India (2010); Wollongong, Australia (2011); Kuching, Malaysia (2012); and will be held in Dunedin, New Zealand (December, 2013). PRIMA 2013 is a full-fledged conference for international researchers and practitioners to meet and share their work, built on the success of the predecessor workshops and conferences.

Agent computing and technology is an exciting, emerging paradigm expected to play a key role in many society-changing practices from disaster response to manufacturing to agriculture. Agent and multi-agent researchers are focused on building working systems that bring together a broad range of technical areas from market theory to software engineering to user interfaces. Agent systems are expected to operate in real-world environments, with all the challenges complex environments present. PRIMA particularly encourages reports on development of prototype and deployed agent and multiagent systems and experiments that demonstrate the capability of agents to handle real-world challenges.

Papers addressing methodological or theoretical aspects or particular aspects of agent development are also encouraged. A broad range of topics are of interest but all papers should clearly identify how the contribution brings the promise of practical multi-agent systems closer and identify their scientific and/or technical contributions to the PRIMA community.

topics of interest
  • 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
  • Applications
    • 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
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