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ICAART is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in the areas of Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Two simultaneous related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work. One track focuses on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general. The other track focuses mainly on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception Reactive AI Systems, and Evolutionary Computing and other topics related to Intelligent Systems and Computational Intelligence.

A substantial amount of research work is ongoing in these knowledge areas, in an attempt to discover appropriate theories and paradigms to use in real-world applications. Much of this important work is therefore theoretical in nature. However there is nothing as practical as a good theory, as Boltzman said many years ago, and some theories have indeed made their way into practice. Informatics applications are pervasive in many areas of Artificial Intelligence and Distributed AI, including Agents and Multi-Agent Systems; This conference intends to emphasize this connection, therefore, authors are invited to highlight the benefits of Information Technology (IT) in these areas. Ideas on how to solve problems using agents and artificial intelligence, both in R&D and industrial applications, are welcome. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICAART with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Additional information can be found at


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Semantic Web
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Distributed Problem Solving
  • Agent Communication Languages
  • Agent Models and Architectures
  • Cooperation and Coordination
  • Conversational Agents
  • Negotiation and Interaction Protocols
  • Programming Environments and Languages
  • Task Planning and Execution
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Group Decision Making
  • Web Intelligence
  • Agent Platforms and Interoperability
  • Agent Oriented Software Engineering
  • Simulation
  • Economic Agent Models
  • Mobile Agents
  • Privacy, safety and security
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Physical Agents at Work
  • Robot and Multi-robot Systems
  • Self Organizing Systems
  • Cloud Computing and Its Impact
  • Intelligent Auctions and Markets
  • Swarm Intelligence


  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Bayesian Networks
  • Soft Computing
  • Neural Networks
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Uncertainty in AI
  • Model-Based Reasoning
  • Ontologies
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science
  • Constraint Satisfaction
  • State Space Search
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Intelligence and Cybersecurity
  • Vision and Perception
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • AI and Creativity
  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Knowledge-Based System
  • Industrial applications of AI
  • Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • Visualization
  • Deep Learning


Luc SteelsVrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Virginia DignumDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
Eduard HovyCarnegie Mellon University, United States


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 16 - 18 January, 2018

Paper Submission: July 31, 2017
Authors Notification:
October 16, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 30, 2017

Paper Submission: September 29, 2017
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: November 9, 2017
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017
Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017

Open Communications
Paper Submission: November 9, 2017
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017


ICAART Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Available soon.


Jaap van den HerikLeiden University, Netherlands


Ana Paula RochaLIACC-NIAD&R / FEUP, Portugal


Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Jose Aguilar, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Md. Shamim Akhter, East West University, Bangladesh
Varol Akman, Bilkent University, Turkey
Vicki Allan, Utah State University, United States
Frédéric Amblard, IRIT - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Cesar Analide, University of Minho, Portugal
Diana Arellano, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Marcelo Gabriel Armentano, ISISTAN Research Institute (CONICET- UNICEN), Argentina
Jean-Michel Auberlet, IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks), France
Nikolaos Avouris, University of Patras, Greece
Federico Barber, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Kamel Barkaoui, Cedric-CNAM, France
John Barnden, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Teresa M. A. Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Punam Bedi, University of Delhi, India
Nabil Belacel, National Research Council Canada, Canada
Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada
Ryan Benton, University of South Alabama, United States
Federico Bergenti, University of Parma, Italy
Carole Bernon, University of Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, France
Daniel Berrar, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
El Hassan Bezzazi, Faculté Droit Lille, France
Marco Botta, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Djamel Bouchaffra, Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées (CDTA), Algeria
Lars Braubach, Universitat Hamburg, Germany
Ramón F. Brena, Tecnológico De Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Paolo Bresciani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Renato Bruni, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Mark Burgin, University of California, United States
Aleksander Byrski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Luis C. Lamb, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Silvia Calegari, Universita' Degli studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Valérie Camps, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Juan Carlos Nieves, Umeå universitet, Sweden
John Cartlidge, University of Nottingham in Ningbo China, United Kingdom
Cristiano Castelfranchi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies -National Research Council, Italy
Brahim Chaib-draa, Université Laval, Canada
Wen-Chung Chang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
François Charpillet, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
Marco Chiarandini, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Davide Ciucci, Universita' degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Flavio S. Correa Da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Anna Helena Reali Costa, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Célia da Costa Pereira, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Fernando Da Fonseca De Souza, Centro de Informática - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Andreas Dengel, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Germany
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Ioan Despi, UNE, Australia
Sebastien Destercke, Université de Technologie de Compiègne/CNRS, France
Nicola Di Mauro, Università di Bari, Italy
Irene Diaz, University of Oviedo, Spain
Virginia Dignum, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Dragan Doder, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Savo Domenico Fabio, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Julie Dugdale, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Wolfgang Dvorak, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria
Stefan Edelkamp, Universität Bremen, Germany
Thomas Eiter, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Fabrício Enembreck, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Floriana Esposito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Christophe Feltus, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Stefano Ferilli, University of Bari, Italy
Edilson Ferneda, Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil
Roberto Flores, Christopher Newport University, United States
Agostino Forestiero, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Katsuhide Fujita, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
Catherine Garbay, CNRS, France
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Benoit Gaudou, University Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Andrey Gavrilov, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russian Federation
Jean-Pierre Georgé, University of Toulouse - IRIT, France
Jorge Gomez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Madhu Goyal, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Emmanuelle Grislin-Le Strugeon, LAMIH, université de Valenciennes, France
Perry Groot, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Hisashi Hayashi, Toshiba Corporation, Japan
Hanno Hildmann, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Rolf Hoffmann, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Mark Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ales Horak, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Marc-Philippe Huget, University of Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Carlos Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Hiroyuki Iida, JAIST, Japan
Jun-ichi Imai, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Thomas Ioerger, Texas A&M University, United States
Vladimir J. Filipovic, Belgrade University, Serbia
Antonio J. Tallón-Ballesteros, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Vahid Jalali, Indiana University, United States
Michael Jenkin, York University, Canada
Francisco José Domínguez Mayo, University of Seville, Spain
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Habib M. Kammoun, REGIM-Lab., Tunisia
Geylani Kardas, Ege University International Computer Institute, Turkey
Petros Kefalas, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Minkoo Kim, Ajou University, Korea, Republic of
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Martin Kollingbaum, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Ah-Lian Kor, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
John Korah, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Hristo Koshutanski, Safe Society Labs, Spain
Andrew Koster, Samsung, Brazil
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russian Federation
Jaroslaw Kozlak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Pavel Kral, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Rudolf Kruse, Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Lun-Wei Ku, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yau-Hwang Kuo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Setsuya Kurahashi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Ruggero Donida Labati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Ramoni Lasisi, Virginia Military Institute, United States
Egons Lavendelis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Churn-Jung Liau, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Francesca Alessandra Lisi, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Stephane Loiseau, LERIA, University of Angers, France
António Lopes, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Noel Lopes, IPG, Portugal
Adolfo Lozano-Tello, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Bernd Ludwig, University of Regensburg, Germany
Xudong Luo, Sun Yat-sen University, China
José Machado, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Lorenzo Magnani, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, NTU, Singapore and MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Letizia Marchegiani, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Jerusa Marchi, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Goreti Marreiros, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Philippe Mathieu, University Lille 1, France
Eric Matson, Purdue University, United States
Fiona McNeill, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Paola Mello, Università di Bologna, Italy
Eduardo Mena, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Daniel Merkle, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Elena Messina, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Ambra Molesini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Raul Monroy, Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, Mexico
José Moreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Maxime Morge, University of Lille, France
Haralambos Mouratidis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad, Aarhus University, Denmark
Darryl N. Davis, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Amruth N. Kumar, Ramapo College of New Jersey, United States
Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Bangor University, United Kingdom
Jens Nimis, Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany
Farid Nouioua, LSIS UMR 7296 du CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luis Nunes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal
Akihiko Ohsuga, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Jeng-Shyang Pan, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan
Nandan Parameswaran, University of New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Parkes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Patan, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Manuel G. Penedo, University of A Coruña, Spain
Loris Penserini, MIUR - Italian Ministry of Research and Education, Italy
Sébastien Picault, Univ. Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, UMR 9189 - CRIStAL (SMAC team), France
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, Gondar University - Ethiopia, India
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, United States
Filipe Portela, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Roberto Posenato, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Mariachiara Puviani, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
David Pynadath, University of Southern California, United States
Riccardo Rasconi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Luis Paulo Reis, University of Minho, Portugal
Lluís Ribas-Xirgo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Patrizia Ribino, ICAR- CNR, Italy
Alessandro Ricci, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Om Prakash Rishi, University of Kota, India
Fátima Rodrigues, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Alvaro Rubio-Largo, University of Extremadura, Spain
Ruben Ruiz, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Andreas S. Andreou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Luca Sabatucci, National Research Council - Italy, Italy
Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Lorenza Saitta, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro", Italy
Francesco Santini, Università di Perugia, Italy
Stefan Schiffer, Knowledge-Based Systems Group, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Campus Kirchberg, Luxembourg
Michael Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Valeria Seidita, University of Palermo, Italy
Emilio Serrano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Manik Sharma, DAV University Jalandhar, India
Mohammad Shojafar, University Sapienza of Rome, Italy
Jaime Sichman, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Peer Olaf Siebers, Nottingham University, United Kingdom
Giovanni Sileno, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Viviane Silva, IBM Research, Brazil
Ricardo Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Guillermo Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
David Sislak, Czech Technical University in Prague - Agent Technology Center, Czech Republic
Dominik Slezak, University of Warsaw, Poland
Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation
Armando J. Sousa, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Bernd Steinbach, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Zhaohao Sun, PNG University of Technology (1); Federation University Australia (2), Papua New Guinea
Pavel Surynek, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Yasuhiro Suzuki, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Japan
HAMDANI Tarek M., REGIM: REsearch Group on Intelligent Machines, Tunisia
Patrícia Tedesco, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco/FADE, Brazil
Mark Terwilliger, University of North Alabama, United States
Michele Tomaiuolo, University of Parma, Italy
Jan Tozicka, CTU in Prague, Czech Republic
Franco Turini, KDD Lab, University of Pisa, Italy
Paulo Urbano, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Marina V. Sokolova, Instituto de Investigación en Informática de Albacete, Spain
Paul Valckenaers, UCLL, Belgium
Srdjan Vesic, CNRS, France
Marin Vlada, University of Bucharest, Romania
Yves Wautelet, KU Leuven, Belgium
Rosina Weber, Drexel University, United States
Gerhard Weiss, University of Maasticht, Netherlands
Stephan Weiss, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Jianshu Weng, HP Labs Singapore, Singapore
Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Mark H. M. Winands, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Cees Witteveen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
John Woodward, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Bozena Wozna-Szczesniak, Jan Dlugosz University, Poland
Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Pascale Zaraté, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Jing Zhao, ECNU, China
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

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