Monday, February 8, 2016

[DMANET] AAMAS-2016 Workshops, Demos & Doctoral Mentoring (2CP & INFO)



The goal of the AAMAS-2016 Workshops is to stimulate and facilitate discussion, interaction, and comparison of approaches, methods, and ideas related to specific topics, both theoretical and applied, in the general area of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. The AAMAS-2016 workshops will provide an informal setting where participants will have the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas.

W1. Seventh Workshop on Cooperative Games in Multiagent Systems (CoopMAS)
W2. Trust in Agent Societies (TRUST)
W3. Security and Multi-agent Systems (SecMAS)
W4. Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems (ARMS)
W5. Optimization in Multi-Agent Systems (OptMAS)
W6. Exploring Beyond the Worst Case in Computational Social Choice (EXPLORE)
W7. Emergent Intelligence on Networked Agents (WEIN)
W8. Issues with Deployment of Emerging Agent-based Systems (IDEAS)
W9. Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS)
W10. Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS)
W11. Adaptive and Learning Agents (ALA)
W12. Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems (COIN)
W13. Creative Agents (CREAS)
W14. Agent & Data Mining Interaction (ADMI)
W15. Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiations (ACAN)
W16. Collaborative Online Organizations (COOS)
W17. Collaborative Agents Research & Development (CARE) - CARE for Digital Education
W18. Agent Based Modelling of Urban Systems (ABMUS)
W19. Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems (LAMAS)
W20. TRANSportation applications of Equilibrium, incentives and game Theory (TRANSET)

- Deadlines: Each workshop has its own deadline. Some of these deadlines are currently being extended, please visit the relevant workshop page for further details.
- Workshop days: May 9-10, 2016

The most 'visionary paper' will be published by Springer in a book under the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) - Hot Topics series. The book will be a compilation of the most visionary papers of the AAMAS-2016 Workshops, where one paper will be selected from each AAMAS-2016 workshop.
Additionally, the 'best paper' will be published by Springer in a book under the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. The book will be a compilation of the best papers of the AAMAS-2016 Workshops, where one paper will be selected from each AAMAS-2016 workshop.

Nardine Osman, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC)
Carles Sierra, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC)



The goal of the AAMAS DEMOs track is to provide opportunities for participants from academia and/or industry to present their latest developments in agent-based software and/or robotic systems. Interactive systems, robotic systems and novel applications are particularly welcome. There will be a "Best Demo Award.


Submissions accepted for the demonstration session will be advertised on the AAMAS website. Each Demo submission must consist of a 2-page paper (excluding reference section) in which the authors describe the system to be demonstrated and video or PPT or other media explaining how the demo will look like. Accepted Demos will have their paper included in the AAMAS proceedings.


- Submission deadline : February 20, 2016
- Notification of acceptance/rejection : March 5, 2016
- Camera-ready paper : March 11, 2016

Demo Chairs:

- Ann Nowe, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Shih-Fen Cheng, Singapore Management University

Contact the Demos Chairs at

More information at AAMAS'16 website -> demos:


The AAMAS 2016 doctoral mentoring program is intended for Ph.D. students in 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. Specifically, the goals of the program are:

1) To match each student with an established researcher in the community (who will act as a mentor). The mentor will interact closely with the student, provide feedback on research, and help the student form new contacts.
2) To allow students an opportunity to present their work to a friendly audience of other students as well as mentors.
3) To provide students with new contacts and professional networking opportunities.
The doctoral mentoring program will consist of opportunities for interactions between mentors and their mentees prior to the conference, as well as a one day doctoral symposium.

We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students at advanced stages of their research within the Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems field. Based on the submissions, the organizing committee will select a group of students that will be invited to participate in the program. Participants will be expected to take active part in all doctoral mentoring program activities.

Each submission should include a set of documents from the student and a recommendation letter from the advisor.

The submission package consists of:

1) A two-page extended abstract of the student's thesis (in the AAMAS submission format)
2) A personal statement (one page) in any single column format that includes: country and institute of study, citizenship and gender, area of study (provide 1-3 keywords), whether you have participated in the AAMAS DMC before, one or two names of suggested mentors,
3) A short (2-page) resume (CV)
4) A recommendation letter from the advisor.
Student submissions should be done through EasyChair:

Advisor recommendation letters should be sent directly to

Feb 9, 2016: Submission package due
Mar 1, 2016: Acceptance notification
Mar 13, 2016: Camera-ready deadline
May 9 or 10, 2016: Doctoral mentoring symposium

For questions, please contact the doctoral mentoring co-chairs:

Maria Gini
University of Minnesota

Gita Sukthankar
University of Central Florida

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