CEEMAS07 Call for Papers

Call for Papers

5th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent 

25-27 September 2007,
Leipzig, Germany


About the Conference
The aim of the CEEMAS conference series is to provide a biennial forum 
for the presentation of multi-agent research and development results. 
With its particular geographical orientation towards Central and Eastern 
Europe, CEEMAS has become an internationally recognised event with 
participants from all over the world. CEEMAS’07 expects papers from 
every fundamental research fields of multi agent systems. Papers which 
focus on the following three areas are especially welcome: scalability 
and reconfigurability of multi agent systems; deployment scenarios 
exploiting synergies of multi agent systems and other related 
technologies like grid, web services and semantic web; applications of 
multi agent systems in design and manufacturing, transport and 
logistics, space applications, tourism industry, e-commerce and many 
other application areas. The Organising Committee solicits research 
submissions for the main research track of the conference, as well as 
for the accompanying industrial and posters track. For further details 
visit the conference web site.

The conference proceedings including the accepted papers of the main 
conference, selected papers from the posters and industrial track, are 
planned to be published by Springer Verlag in the LNAI series as before.

Topics of the conference

# agent models and architectures
# reactive and intentional agents
# planning and scheduling in MAS
# conflicts, conflict resolution and negotiation
# coordination, teamwork, coalition formation
# formal methods, logic in MAS
# personal agents, agent-based user interfaces
# learning and evolution in MAS
# holons and holarchies
# mobility, migration, accessibility
# agents' representation
# social knowledge and social reasoning
# ant colonies & swarms
# agents in electronic business and virtual organizations
# self-organising systems and emergent organization
# complexity and tractability in agent-based systems
# agent standards, communication, agent management
# agent platforms and interoperability
# knowledge management & ontologies
# agent oriented software engineering, modelling and methodologies
# agent communication, interaction protocols and mechanisms
# meta-reasoning, meta-agency, reflection in MAS
# security, authentication, intrusion detection
# reports on applications and case studies
# relationship to related technologies: middleware, grid, web services
# trust, reputation, and reliability
# scalability and performance issues, robustness
# robot teams, multi robot systems
# artificial social systems
# agent based social simulation
# verification and testing
# adjustable autonomy of MAS

Important Dates

Full paper submission:      8 April, 2007
Notification of acceptance: 13 May, 2007
Camera ready papers:        17 June, 2007

Submission Details

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by at least two 
members of the Program Committee. Selection criteria include accuracy 
and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and 
quality of presentation. Authors of all submissions are requested to 
format their papers according to Springer LNAI guidelines 
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and submit them 
electronically as described on the conference web page.

Research track submissions:
Paper submissions for the main research track of the conference should 
be formatted according to Springer LNAI guidelines and must not exceed 
10 pages, including graphics and references. Authors are requested to 
submit their papers electronically on the conference submission web page.

Posters track
The conference poster session provides an opportunity to present the 
work in progress, enabling to discuss projects with others in the field. 
Students are encouraged to submit a poster presentation. The presenters 
will be invited to contribute an article as well. Papers should be 
formatted according to Springer LNAI guidelines and must not exceed 3 
pages, including graphics and references. Authors are requested to 
submit their papers electronically on the conference submission web page.

Industrial track
The CEEMAS conference provides the opportunity to submit papers on 
genuine applications of agent technology. Papers describing concrete, 
practical implementations with industrial links are encouraged opposed 
to pure conceptual plans or potential applications. Our goal is to 
demonstrate the real life value and commercial reality of multi-agent 
systems as well as to foster the communication between academia and 
industry on this field. If your paper describes practical experience and 
real applications, you should submit it to the industrial track. System 
descriptions should be formatted according to Springer LNAI guidelines 
and must not exceed 2 pages, including graphics and references. Authors 
are requested to submit their papers electronically on the conference 
submission web page.

Submission policies

CEEMAS’07 will not accept any paper, which has already been published or 
accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. These 
restrictions apply only to journals and conferences, not to workshops 
and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and 
without archival proceedings.

For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the 
conference to present the paper. Each author can give only one 
presentation. Papers without at least one author registering by the 
early registration deadline will be automatically excluded from the 
conference programme and the proceedings.

The best paper of the conference, to be selected by the Programme 
Committee at the conference, will receive the Best Paper Award during 
the conference.

Organising Committee

General chair: Laszlo Z. Varga (Hungary)
Programme co-chair: Hans-Dieter Burkhard (Germany)
Programme co-chair: Rineke Verbrugge (The Netherlands)

Karen Heyden
Marschnerstrasse 31
D-04109 Leipzig
Tel. +49 (0)341 9733727
Fax. +49 (0)341 9733729

Steering Committee
Barbara Dunin-Keplicz (Poland)
Vladimir Gorodetski (Russia)
Michael Luck (UK)
Vladimir Marik (Czech Republic)
Joerg Mueller (Germany)
Edward Nawarecki (Poland)
Michal Pechoucek (Czech Republic)
Paolo Petta (Austria)
Laszlo Z. Varga (Hungary)

Conference Venue


In 2007 Leipzig will be the location for a major event in which a number 
of well established as well as new conferences and workshops will join 
forces in order to conduct the probably biggest and most influential 
event in this area in Europe for 2007. SABRE will mainly focus on 
Software, Agents, Multi-agent Systems, Grid-computing, Service-oriented 
Architectures, Business Process and Services Computing, 
Self-Organization, and Autonomous Systems. It, especially, will also 
concentrate on the relationships and overlaps between these areas. 
Moreover, as can already be implied from the title of the conference, 
SABRE will not only concentrate on research but will especially also 
bridge the gap between research and industry by providing a fertile 
platform for business-oriented topics and presentations. Thus, we 
especially encourage applied researchers, users, and industry to submit 
contributions to one of our events. SABRE is a transparent event what 
especially also means that every participant of an individual conference 
is allowed to go to whatever session (s)he wants to go, whether it 
belongs to the specific conference of her/his choice or not.

Received on Thursday, 22 February 2007 12:01:25 UTC