The 19th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems

September 14-16, 2022 in Düsseldorf

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The 19th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2022) will be on September 14-16, 2022. We hope that we are allowed to welcome you at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf (Germany), and plan the event on site. Note, however, that this may change due to local COVID regulations.

EUMAS 2022 is an EURAMAS designated event which 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, Thessaloniki 2020, Israel (online) 2021), and aims to encourage and support activity in the research and development of multi- agent systems, in academic and industrial effort. 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 environment. EUMAS 2022 features formal proceddings published as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series of Springer.

This conference is kindly sponsored by the Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf e.V. (GFFU).

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Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: May 6, 2022    May 20, 2022
  • Notification of authors: July 15, 2022    July 25, 2022
  • Camera-Ready Papers: August 12, 2022
  • Conference: September 14 - 16, 2022
  • Deadline for PhD Day application: July 22, 2022    July 27, 2022
All deadlines are 11:59 pm anywhere on earth.

Program

Invited Speakers:



PhD Day

(September 14)

Piotr Faliszewski

Conference Day 1

(September 15)

11:00-12:00 Keynote Speaker: Prof. Saruman the White: Towards an Envy Free Pareto Efficient Allocation of The Ruling Ring.

21:00-13:00 Keynote Speaker: Bilbo Baggins (B.Sc): There And Back Again: On Shortest Path Algorithms.

Conference Day 2

(September 16)

10:00-11:00 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gandalf the Grey: Why Arthur-Merlin Protocols Are Actually Like Frodo-Gandalf Games.

11:00-12:00 Keynote Speaker: Sauron (M.Sc): The Structure of Commutative Rings With Ruling Elements.


Submission

What can be submitted?

EUMAS-2022 welcomes original, unpublished papers. Papers submitted shall describe original work that has not been published or accepted for publication, nor is currently under review by another conference or journal (it might be on arXiv or a similar preprint server, though). Papers rejected from AAMAS, AAAI, or IJCAI will be fast-tracked given that their original reviews and an authors' cover letter (indicating all changes made) will be submitted. Improved versions of extended abstracts from AAMAS also qualify for this fast track.

NEW! In addition to original research papers, also survey papers are allowed for submission. These should be clearly marked as a "survey paper" in the submission because, when accepted, they will appear in the proceedings in a special survey track.

Topics of Interest

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 Organizations 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 Modeling - 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-Organization - Semantic Web Agents - Socio-Technical Systems - Theories of Agency - Trust and Reputation - Verification - Virtual Agents - Voting and Judgment Aggregation Models for Multi-Agent Systems - Computational Social Choice - Social Networks - Human-Agent Interaction

Publication

EUMAS-2022 accepted papers will be published by Springer in an LNCS/LNAI volume. As such, they will be made available to several indexing services (including Scopus, Google Scholar, DBLP, CPCI, EI Engineering Index, and more).

Opportunity for a JAAMAS publication

This year, the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (JAAMAS) will provide the opportunity for revised and extended versions of the EUMAS-2022 best paper award winner (see below) and the EUMAS-2022 best paper award runner-up to be fast-tracked for the journal.

Opportunity to publish revised and extended papers in SN CS

A selection of EUMAS-2022 papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions for publication in a special issue of the Springer Nature Computer Science journal.

Best Paper Award

A Best Paper Award will be presented at the conference.

Formatting and Length

All submissions will be peer-reviewed in a doubly blind fashion. Specifically, all submissions should be anonymised. Submission should be at least 12, but no more than 16 pages long, with any number of pages for references and, if needed, a clearly marked appendix, and be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS format. For templates and instructions for authors, see instructions from Springer. 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.

Fast-track submissions should include the original reviews of the paper along with a cover letter listing all changes made as supplementary material.

Submission System

Authors must submit their abstracts and papers through the EUMAS-2022 Easychair submission site.


Doctoral Consortium (PhD Day)

The PhD Day provides the opportunity for PhD students to present and discuss their ideas to other PhD students as well as experts in the field. You may apply for the PhD Day in every phase of your study: whether you have just started, or are only a few month from finishing. It is not required to have a paper accepted at the EUMAS to apply for the PhD Day. We plan to organize the PhD Day on-site and hope to welcome you in Düsseldorf.

How to apply?

To apply for the PhD Day you must submit (via mail to eumas2022@cs.hhu.de) a short summary (2-4 pages in LNCS format) of what you want to do (or have done or are currently doing) in your PhD thesis. This may include, for example, an introduction to your topic, results (if you have already), future work, intended applications, and impact. If you wish, we will include your submission in the conference proceedings. However, this is optional. At the PhD Day you have the opportunity to give a short talk on your submission. Details will be announced together with the notification for accepted applications.

Dates

  • Application deadline: July 27, 2022
  • Notification of accepted applications: First week of August
  • PhD Day: September 14, 2022

Organizers of the PhD Day

  • Linus Boes (HHU Düsseldorf)
  • Christian Laußmann (HHU Düsseldorf)


Committees

Contact us at eumas2022@cs.hhu.de

Chairs

Jörg Rothe (Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf)

Dorothea Baumeister (Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf)

Program Committee

Ana L. C. Bazzan (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
Anaëlle Wilczynski (MICS, CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay)
Angelina Vidali (De Montfort University)
Anna Maria Kerkmann (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
Ariel Rosenfeld (Bar-Ilan University)
Davide Grossi (University of Groningen)
Dorothea Baumeister (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, co-chair)
Dušan Knop (Czech Technical University Prague)
Edith Elkind (University of Oxford)
Franziska Klügl (Örebro University)
Georgios Chalkiadakis (University of Crete)
Gerhard Weiss (University Maastricht) Gianluigi Greco (University of Calabria)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Mannheim)
Ildikó Schlotter (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Jérôme Lang (CNRS, LAMSADE, Université Paris-Dauphine)
Jörg P. Müller (TU Clausthal)
Jörg Rothe (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, co-chair)
Judy Goldsmith (University of Kentucky)
Leon van der Torre (University of Luxembourg)
Linus Boes (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
Malvin Gattinger (University of Amsterdam)
Martin Lackner (Vienna University of Technology)
Natasha Alechina (Utrecht University)
Nathan Griffiths (The University of Warwick)
Nicolas Maudet (LIP6, Sorbonne Université)
Nicoletta Fornara (Università della Svizzera Italiana)
Nimrod Talmon (Ben-Gurion University)
Onuralp Ulusoy (Utrecht University)
Paolo Turrini (University of Warwick)
Piotr Faliszewski (AGH University of Science and Technology)
Robert Bredereck (TU Clausthal)
Stefano Moretti (CNRS UMR7243 - LAMSADE Dauphine University)
Sylvain Bouveret (LIG - Grenoble INP, Université Grenoble-Alpes)
Sylvie Doutre (University of Toulouse 1 - IRIT)
Tatiana V. Guy (UTIA AVCR, Czech Academy of Sciences)
Zoi Terzopoulou (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)