Call for Papers

In the last two decades, we have seen a significant increase of interest in agent-based computing. This field is now set to become one of the key intelligent systems technologies in the 21st century. The aim of the EUMAS series is to provide a forum for academics and practitioners in Europe at which current research and application issues are presented and discussed.

EUMAS 2020, the 17th instalment of the conference series, follows the tradition of previous editions (Oxford 2003, Barcelona 2004, Brussels 2005, Lisbon 2006, Hammamet 2007, Bath 2008, Agia Napa 2009, Paris 2010, Maastricht 2011, Dublin 2012, Toulouse 2013, Prague 2014, Athens 2015, Valencia 2016, Evry 2017, Bergen 2018), and aims to encourage and support activity in the research and development of multi-agent systems, in academic and industrial efforts.

The conference aspires to be the primary European forum for researchers interested in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems.  EUMAS enables researchers to meet, present challenges, preliminary and mature research results in an open and informal environment. To attract students as well as experienced researchers, preliminary as well as mature work, EUMAS 2020 offers three submission types and formal proceedings. Also, we will be working hard to arrange for the post-publication of selected papers in the form of a special issue of a high-quality journal in the area.

EUMAS 2020 is a designated event of the European Association of Multi-Agent Systems (EURAMAS): http://www.euramas.org <http://www.euramas.org/>

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Action and Planning

– Adaptation and Learning

– Agent Architectures

– Agent Programming Languages

– Agent Development Methodologies and Tools

– Agent-Based Simulations and Modeling

– Agent Organisations and Institutions

– Agent-oriented Software Engineering

– Agents and Complex Systems

– Applications of Multi-agent Systems

– Argumentation

– Automated negotiation

– Biologically inspired approaches

– Cognitive Models

– Collective and Swarm Intelligence

– Collective Intentionality

– Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination

– Deep Reinforcement Learning in Multi-Agent Domains

– Economic Models

– Electronic Commerce

– Ethical behaviour of multi-agent systems

– Formal Modelling

– Game-Theoretic Methods

– Logics for Multi-Agent Systems

– Logics for Strategic Reasoning

– Machine Learning for Multi-Agent Systems

– Multi-Agent Learning

– Multi-Robot Systems

– Negotiation

– Self-organisation

– Semantic Web Agents

– Socio-technical Systems

– Theories of Agency

– Trust and Reputation

– Verification

– Virtual Agents

– Voting and Judgment Aggregation Models for Multi-Agent Systems

EUMAS 2020 welcomes both original, unpublished papers, and papers that have been recently published in a relevant conference or journal.

A Best Paper Award will be presented at the conference. The Award will be accompanied by a monetary prize for the recipients, and is sponsored by the journal “Computers” <https://www.mdpi.com/journal/computers> .

This year, the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (JAAMAS) will provide the opportunity to extended versions of the EUMAS2020 best paper award winner, the EUMAS2020 best paper award runner-up, and one selected AT2020 paper to be fast-tracked for the journal. Moreover, extended versions of selected accepted papers will appear at a special (topical) issue of the SN Computer Science journal.

EUMAS 2020 and AT 2020 accepted papers will be published by Springer in a joint post-proceedings LNAI volume.  As such, they will be made available to several indexing services (including Scopus, CPCI, EI Engineering Index, and more).  Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. We urge the authors to follow these guidelines from submission stage already. Additional guidelines will be communicated after the conference to the authors of accepted papers for the preparation of the final versions to be included in the post-proceedings.