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CfP 15th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies, Aug. 23 - 26, 2017, Leipzig, Germany

From: Rainer Unland <Rainer.Unland@icb.uni-due.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:04:23 +0100
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==MATES 2017

==15th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies

==Wed-Sat, August 23 - 26, 2017

==Leipzig, Germany




== Co-located with the 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on

==Web Intelligence (WI 2017)



==Submission deadline: Sun, April 23, 2017

==at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mates2017


Aims and Scope


The MATES conference aims at the promotion of and the 
cross-fertilization between theory and application of intelligent agents 
and multiagent systems. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for 
researchers and members of business and industry to present and discuss 
latest advances in agent-based computing with prototyped or fielded 
systems in various application domains.

MATES 2017 will offer a competitive set of special topical sessions, PhD 
mentoring track, invited keynotes by distinguished experts, and issues a 
Best Paper Award.

The proceedings are published by Springer in its LNAI (Lecture Notes in 
Artificial Intelligence) subseries of the LNCS (Lecture Notes in 
Computer Science) series.

Topics of Interest


MATES 2017 covers all areas of intelligent agents and multiagent system 
technologies. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Multiagent platforms and tools

- Agent communication languages

- Validation and verification of (multi)agent technologies

- Agent-oriented software engineering, model-driven design of multiagent 

- Standards for agents and multiagent systems

- Multiagent systems: Conventions, norms, institutions, trust and reputation

- Advanced theories of collaboration: Modelling and formation of agent 
teams, groups, coalitions, and organizations

- Adaptive agents and multiagent learning

- Agent-based simulation of complex systems and applications

- Agent-based modeling and social simulation

- Mobile agents

- Autonomous robots and robot teams

- Human-agent teamwork (Humans, software agents, robots, animals, animoids)

- Embodied conversational actors and believable agents, and user modelling

- Recommender agents

- Agent-based planning and scheduling

- Agent-based information retrieval

- Agent-based distributed data mining

- Agent-based service discovery, composition, negotiation

- Agents for the semantic Web

- Agents for the social Web

- Agents for the Internet of Services

- Agents for the Internet of Things, pervasive computing

- Agents for cloud computing

- Ethical aspects of (multi)agent systems design and deployment

- Prototyped or fielded agent-based applications in various domains 
(e.g. e-business, e-health, e-government, automotive, smart city, smart 
grids, renewable energy).

MATES PhD mentoring track


The MATES PhD mentoring (doctoral consortium) is meant to support PhD 
students working in the area of web intelligence. It offers a platform 
to researchers in all stages of their PhD studies to present and discuss 
their ideas in a professional academic environment. The program provides 
an opportunity to PhD students to interact with their peers as well as 
with experienced researchers in the field, and to receive valuable 
feedback on their work and advice for their future careers. In 
particular, each student will be assigned a member of the WI doctoral 
consortium committee, who is an experienced researcher in the relevant 
field and will be available for personal interactions during the day of 
the MATES PhD mentoring track. More information is to be found on the 
MATES homepage.

The main goals of the PhD mentoring session are

- to give PhD researchers an opportunity to get feedback and suggestion 
on their work from experienced researchers and their peers.

- to interact with other PhD researchers and to get an overview of the 
field of multi-agent systems.

- to get advice for their (academic) career.

- to provide networking opportunities.

Paper Submission:

Submissions to the PhD mentoring session (PhD short papers) should 
provide information on the following aspects of the PhD work:

- Motivation

- State of the Art

- Methodical approach

- Preliminary results/findings (optional

- Affiliation and contact details of the PhD supervisor

PhD short papers are up to 6 pages long, written in English and 
formatted with Springer LNCS style. The selection process takes into 
account the quality of the submitted PhD short paper which will be 
peer-reviewed by members of the MATES PhD mentoring program committee.

The PhD short papers must be submitted electronically via e-mail to 

Presentation and Publication:

All accepted PhD short papers will be assigned a slot for oral 
presentation during the MATES PhD mentoring session.In addition, a 
selected set of these accepted papers describing original, unpublished 
work mature enough for publication will be included in theMATES 
proceedings. If you would like to participate actively in this event 
please contact both chairs by Email:

Invited Speakers


In keeping with its tradition, MATES 2017 offers invited keynotes which 
are delivered by highly renowned experts on relevant topics of the broad 
area of intelligent agent technology.

Important Dates


Deadline for Submission: Sun, April 23, 2017

Notification of Authors: Fri, June 2, 2017

Camera-Ready Papers:Sun, June 18, 2017

Conference:Wed-Sat, August 23-26, 2017

Paper Submission and Publication


The MATES proceedings are published by Springer as a volume of the LNAI 
(Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) subseries of the LNCS 
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science) series.


Submitted papers, which have to be in English, must not exceed 16 pages 
(full) or 8 pages (short) in Springer LNCS style, PDF. Over-length 
submissions will be rejected without review.

Submissions are expected to report on novel research that makes a 
substantial technical contribution to the field. In particular, 
submitted research must be unpublished and not under review in any other 
conference or journal.

Please submit your contribution using EasyChair via the following link 
and follow the submission guidelines on the conference website.


For an accepted paper to be published in the proceedings, at least one 
of the authors will be required to register for the conference.

Conference Organisation


General Chairs:

Jan Ole Berndt (Trier University, Germany)

Paolo Petta (OFAI and University of Vienna, Austria)

Rainer Unland (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Honorary Chairs:

Ana L. C. Bazzan (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Maria L. Gini (University of Minnesota, USA)

Andrea Omicini (University of Bologna, Italy)

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

Alexander Pokahr (University of Hamburg, Germany)

Rene´ Schumann (HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Switzerland)

Program Committee:

Karl Aberer (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)

Thomas Agotnes (University of Bergen, Norway)

Sebastian Ahrndt (DAI Lab, Berlin University of Technology, Germany)

Matteo Baldoni (University of Turin, Italy)

Bernhard Bauer (University of Augsburg, Germany)

Federico Bergenti (University of Parma, Italy)

Olivier Boissier (ENSM de Saint-Etienne, France)

Vicent Botti (Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain)

Cristiano Castelfranchi (National Research Council, Italy)

Liana Cipcigan (Cardiff University, UK)

Massimo Cossentino (National Research Council, Italy)

Paul Davidsson (University of Malmoe, Sweden)

Joerg Denzinger (University of Calgary, Canada)

Frank Dignum (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Virginia Dignum (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Juergen Dix (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)

Johannes Faehndrich (DAI Lab, Berlin University of Technology, Germany)

Klaus Fischer (DFKI, Germany)

Giancarlo Fortino (University of Calabria, Italy)

Maria Ganzha (University of Gdansk, Poland)

Paolo Giorgini (University of Trento, Italy)

Vladimir Gorodetsky (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

Axel Hahn (Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany)

Koen Hindriks (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Stamatis Karnouskos (SAP, Germany)

Takahiro Kawamura (Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan)

Wolfgang Ketter (Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands)

Yasuhiko Kitamura (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)

Franziska Kluegl (University of Oerebro, Sweden)

Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)

Ryszard Kowalczyk (Swinburn University of Technology, Australia)

Winfried Lamersdorf (University of Hamburg, Germany)

Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist University, China)

Arndt Lueder (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany)

John-Jules Meyer (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Lars Moench (Fernuniversitaet Hagen, Germany)

Joerg P. Mueller (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)

Ingrid Nunes (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Eugenio Oliveira (University of Porto, Portugal)

Nir Oren (University of Aberdeen, UK)

Sascha Ossowski (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

Peter Palensky (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Marcin Paprzycki (IBS PAN and WSM, Poland)

Terry Payne (University of Liverpool, UK)

Alessandro Ricci (University of Bologna, Italy)

Jordi Sabater Mir (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)

David Sarne (Bar Ilan University, Israel)

David Sislak (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)

Michael Sonnenschein (Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany)

Andreas Symeonidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Huaglory Tianfield (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)

Ingo J. Timm (Trier University, Germany)

Adelinde Uhrmacher (University of Rostock, Germany)

Giuseppe Vizzari (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

George Vouros (University of Piraeus, Greece)

Gerhard Weiss (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Michael Weyrich (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Michael Winikoff (University of Otago, New Zealand)

Franco Zambonelli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)

Ingo Zinnikus (DFKI, Germany)

Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)

MATES Steering Committee


Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)

Winfried Lamersdorf (University of Hamburg, Germany)

Jörg P. Müller (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)

Sascha Ossowski (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

Paolo Petta (OFAI and University of Vienna, Austria)

Ingo J. Timm (Trier University, Germany)

Rainer Unland (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

For more information on the MATES conference series,

please visit: http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/mates-series



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mistake immediately when we are doing it again and again!”

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sofort zu erkennen, wenn wir ihn immer wieder machen.”

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University of Duisburg-Essen
Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB)
Practical Computer Science, especially Data Management Systems and
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