September 23 - 26, 2008 in Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Important Dates:

  • Submission of papers (EXTENDED DEADLINE):
    May 9, 2008
  • Notification of authors:
    Juni 12, 2008
  • Camera-ready papers:
    July 3, 2008
  • Conference:
    Sept. 23-26, 2008

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The German Conference on Multi-Agent system Technologies (MATES) provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, users, and developers to present and discuss latest advances in research work as well as prototyped or fielded systems of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems. The conference covers the whole range of agent- and multi-agent technologies and aims to promote its theory and applications.
For the sixth time, the German special interest group on Distributed Artificial Intelligence organizes this international conference in cooperation with the steering committee of MATES and thereby continues this very successful track of events. MATES 2008 is co-located with the 31st German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2008) and will take place from September 23 to 26, 2008 in Kaiserslautern. The participants of MATES 2008 will also have full access to the concurrently running program of the KI 2008 conference.


MATES 2008 will include a doctoral mentoring program, aimed at PhD students at advanced stages of their research. This program will provide an opportunity for students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields, to receive feedback on their work and to get advice on managing their careers.

Applications to this program should comprise a short Curriculum Vitae and a description of the current work of the PhD candidate of about 5 pages. Please, send your application due to the 29th of August 2008 directly to the Doctoral Mentoring Program Chair Gabriela Lindemann:


MATES will issue a "MATES 2008 Best Paper Award".


The proceedings of MATES 2008 is published in Bergmann, Ralph; Lindemann, Gabriela; Kirn, Stefan; Pechoucek, Michal (Eds.). Multiagent System Technologies. 6th German Conference, MATES 2008, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 5244, Springer, 2008.

Conference Brochure

The Conference Brochure is now available. It includes the detailed schedule of the MATES2008 and the KI2008 conference program.