PRIMA 2016

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19th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems
Phuket, Thailand, 22/08/2016–26/08/2016

Software systems are becoming more intelligent in the kind of functionality they offer users. At the same time, systems are becoming more decentralized, with components that represent autonomous entities who must communicate among themselves to achieve their goals. Examples of such systems range from healthcare and emergency relief and disaster management to e-business and smart grids. A multiagent worldview is crucial to properly conceptualizing, building, and governing such systems. It offers abstractions such as intelligent agent, protocol, norm, organization, trust, incentive, and so on, and is rooted in solid computational and software engineering foundations. As a large but still growing research field of Computer Science, multiagent systems today remains a unique enabler of interdisciplinary research.

topics of interest
  • Logic and Reasoning
    • Logics of agency
    • Logics of multiagent systems
    • Norms
    • Argumentation
    • Computational Game Theory
    • Uncertainty in Agent Systems
    • Agent and Multi-Agent Learning
  • Engineering Multi-Agent Systems
    • Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
    • Interaction protocols
    • Commitments
    • Institutions and Organizations
    • Normative Systems
    • Formal Specification and Verification
    • Agent Programming Languages
    • Middleware and Platforms
    • Testing, debugging, and evolution
    • Deployed System Case Studies
  • Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
    • Simulation Languages and Platforms
    • Artificial Societies
    • Virtual Environments
    • Emergent Behavior
    • Modeling System Dynamics
    • Application Case Studies
  • Collaboration & Coordination
    • Planning
    • Distributed Problem Solving
    • Distributed Constraint Satisfaction
    • Teamwork
    • Coalition Formation
    • Negotiation
    • Auctions and Mechanism Design
    • Trust and Reputation
    • Computational Voting Theory
  • Human-Agent Interaction
    • Adaptive Personal Assistants
    • Embodied Conversational Agents
    • Virtual Characters
    • Multimodal User Interfaces
    • Mobile Agents
    • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Decentralized Paradigms
    • Grid Computing
    • Service-Oriented Computing
    • Cybersecurity
    • Robotics and Multirobot Systems
    • Ubiquitous Computing
    • Social Computing
    • Internet of Things
  • Application Domains for Multi-Agent Systems
    • Healthcare
    • Autonomous Systems
    • Transport and Logistics
    • Emergency and Disaster Management
    • Energy and Utilities Management
    • Sustainability and Resource Management
    • Games and Entertainment
    • e-Business, e-Government, and e-Learning
    • Smart Cities
    • Financial markets
    • Legal applications
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