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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Topics of Interest

Topics of interest of MATES 2008 include all aspects of agent-oriented computing and agent technologies. Moreover, the principles and methods of agent-oriented computing in the context of service-oriented architectures (SOA) are of interest for the MATES community. Furthermore, Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a new emerging area for the application for agent-oriented computing, including, for example, agent-based mobile environments or sensor networks.
We solicit research papers that report on recent advances in the area of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in general. Also papers reporting on the successful application of agent technologies in any kind of domain are very welcome. Additionally, we encourage the submission of elaborated vision and challenge papers that discuss mid-term and long-term directions for research and application.

  • Adaptive agents and multi-agent learning
  • Advanced theories of collaboration: Modelling and formation of teams, coalitions, groups, and organizations
  • Agents and autonomic computing
  • Agent and multi-agent architectures
  • Agents and peer-to-peer computing
  • Agents and pervasive computing and ambient intelligence
  • Agent-based service discovery, matchmaking, brokering, and composition
  • Agent communication languages
  • Agents for e-business and e-government
  • Agent technologies in the context of service-oriented computing and architectures
  • Agent to non-agent interoperability
  • Agents in novel applications
  • Application of agent-technologies in industrial practice
  • Artificial social systems: Conventions, norms, institutions; trust and reputation
  • Autonomous robots and robot teams
  • Commitment, delegation, responsibility, and obligations in artificial and hybrid societies
  • Complex systems and their management
  • Coordination, negotiation, argumentation, and conflict resolution
  • Deployed agent-based business applications
  • Hybrid human and agent societies
  • User modeling and interface agents
  • Embodied conversational agents and believable agents
  • Mobile agents
  • Model-driven design of multi-agent systems
  • Multi-agent planning and scheduling
  • Multi-agent platforms and tools
  • Multi-agent (social) simulation and (cognitive) modelling with agents
  • Practical aspects of programming agent systems: Robustness, scalability and performance measurement
  • Roles and structures, adaptive learning and cognition in organizational models
  • Semantic of the dynamics of organizational models
  • Standards for agents and multi-agent systems