AIMS AND SCOPE
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.
EUMAS 2016, the 14th 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). EUMAS 2016 aims to provide a forum for academics and practitioners in Europe at which current research and applications of multi-agent systems, both in academic and industrial efforts, are presented and discussed. EUMAS 2016 is a designated event of the European Association of Multi-Agent Systems (EURAMAS): http://www.euramas.org
This year EUMAS is co-located with the 4th edition of the International Agreement Technologies (AT) Conference. This will allow us to produce a rich and inspiring program of high-quality papers. Sessions of both conferences will be open to all participants of EUMAS and AT.
The conference is primarily intended as a forum where anybody interested in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems can meet and present challenges, preliminary and mature research results in an open and informal environment. We especially invite submissions of blue sky ideas and on-going work that we think will receive valuable feedback from the discussion-oriented focus of the conference and could stimulate new collaborations and/or synergies.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
EUMAS 2016 welcomes both original, unpublished papers, as well as papers that are under submission or have been published in a relevant conference, conference or journal.
EUMAS 2016 offers three types of submissions:
(1) Full original papers of 12 to 15 pages, describing work that has not been previously published, accepted for publication, or is not currently under review by another conference or journal.
(2) Short original papers of 6 to 8 pages reporting on views, ambitions or work in progress that has not been previously published, accepted for publication, or is not currently under review by another conference or journal.
(3) Published papers up to 15 pages reporting on interesting and relevant work that has been published (or accepted for publication) in the last 18 months.
Each submission will be peer-reviewed. All submissions should be formatted following Springer's LNCS format. For templates and instructions for authors, see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. We request the submission of title and abstract prior to paper submission to support the tight schedule of reviewing. Authors must submit their abstracts and papers through the EUMAS 2016 Easychair submission site https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eumas2016.
EUMAS proceedings will be published as a Springer LNCS/LNAI (post-) proceedings volume (www.springer.com/lncs). Full research papers and short papers describing original, unpublished work (categories 1 and 2) accepted at EUMAS 2016 will be included in the proceedings. We will give authors of accepted papers the opportunity to revise the camera-ready version of their paper(s) in order to incorporate feedback received upon the presentation of their work during the conference.
JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE
The best original papers will be invited for a special issue in the Knowledge Engineering Review (JCR Impact Factor 2015: 1.039)
All deadlines are at 23:59 UTC-12, i.e. before midnight on the respective date anywhere in the world.
Natalia Criado (King’s College London)
Carlos Carrascosa (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia)
EUMAS Organising Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org)