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

SCOPE

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 http://www.icaart.org/.

CONFERENCE AREAS

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:

1. AGENTS
2. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE


AREA 1: AGENTS


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

AREA 2: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE


  • AI and Creativity
  • Deep Learning
  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • Industrial Applications of AI
  • Intelligence and Cybersecurity
  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Model-Based Reasoning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Networks
  • Ontologies
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Soft Computing
  • State Space Search
  • Bayesian Networks
  • Uncertainty in AI
  • Vision and Perception
  • Visualization
  • Big Data
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Constraint Satisfaction
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science
  • e-Discovery
  • Legal Technologies
  • Explainable Artificial Intelligence

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Gerhard WidmerInstitute for Computational Perception Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz and LIT | AI Lab, Linz Institute of Technology, Austria

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) 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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a LNAI Series book
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 4 - 6 February, 2021

Paper Submission: September 14, 2020
Authors Notification:
November 12, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 26, 2020

Paper Submission: October 29, 2020
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 18, 2020

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: September 23, 2020

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 9, 2020
Authors Notification: December 22, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2021

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: September 23, 2020
Paper Submission: November 26, 2020
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2020

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: December 17, 2020

Demos
Demo Proposal: December 17, 2020

Panels
Panel Proposal: December 17, 2020

Abstracts
Paper Submission: December 9, 2020
Authors Notification: December 22, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2021

SECRETARIAT

ICAART Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: icaart.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icaart.org

VENUE

The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building, Vienna, Austria.

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.


CONFERENCE CHAIR

Jaap van den HerikLeiden University, Netherlands

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Ana RochaLIACC / FEUP, Portugal
Luc SteelsICREA, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC) Barcelona, Spain

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Maysam Abbod, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Varol Akman, Bilkent University, Turkey
Isabel Alexandre, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Vicki Allan, Utah State University, United States
Klaus-Dieter Althoff, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence / University of Hildesheim, Germany
Frédéric Amblard, IRIT - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Ilze Andersone, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Alla Anohina-Naumeca, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Marcelo Armentano, ISISTAN Research Institute (CONICET- UNICEN), Argentina
Jean-Michel Auberlet, IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks), France
Reyhan Aydogan, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Farshad Badie, Aalborg University, Denmark
Irene Barba Rodriguez, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Federico Barber, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Montserrat Batet, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Carole Bernon, University of Toulouse III, France
Carlos Bobed Lisbona, everis - NTT Data / University of Zaragoza, Spain, Spain
Joerg Bremer, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Paolo Bresciani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Daniela Briola, Università Degli Studi Di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Aleksander Byrski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Patrice Caire, NYU, Luxembourg
Valérie Camps, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
Antonio Camurri, University of Genoa, Italy
Nicola Capodieci, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Javier Carbó Rubiera, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Wen-Chung Chang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Davide Ciucci, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Flavio Correa da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Fernando da Souza, Centro de Informática - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Riccardo De Benedictis, CNR - Italian National Research Council, Italy
Daniele De Martini, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Bruno Di Stefano, Nuptek Systems Ltd., Canada
Dragan Doder, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Michel Dojat, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Francisco Domínguez Mayo, University of Seville, Spain
Thomas Eiter, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Fabrizio Falchi, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Christophe Feltus, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Belgium
Edilson Ferneda, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil
Vladimir Filipovic, Belgrade University, Serbia
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
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Alfredo Garro, Università della Calabria, Italy
Luciano H. Tamargo, Institute for Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
James Harland, RMIT University, Australia
Hisashi Hayashi, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Samedi Heng, Université de Liège, Belgium
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Vincent Hilaire, UTBM, France
Hanno Hildmann, TNO, Netherlands
Koen Hindriks, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rolf Hoffmann, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Sviatlana Höhn, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Jiangsu Normal University, China
Ales Horak, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Marc-Philippe Huget, University of Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Dieter Hutter, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Hiroyuki Iida, JAIST, Japan
Agnieszka Jastrzebska, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Michael Jenkin, York University, Canada
Norihiro Kamide, Teikyo University, Japan
Geylani Kardas, Ege University International Computer Institute, Turkey
Petros Kefalas, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Gabriele Kern-Isberner, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Mare Koit, University of Tartu, Estonia
Martin Kollingbaum, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russian Federation
Pavel Kral, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Daniel Ladley, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Divesh Lala, Kyoto University, Japan
Ramoni Lasisi, Virginia Military Institute, United States
Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Egons Lavendelis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Marc Le Goc, Polytech Marseille, France
Agapito Ledezma, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Ladislav Lenc, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Letizia Leonardi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Churn-Jung Liau, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jianyi Lin, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Francesca Lisi, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Stephane Loiseau, LERIA, University of Angers, France
Noel Lopes, IPG, Portugal
António Lopes, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Henrique Lopes Cardoso, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Daniela Lopéz De Luise, CIIS Lab, Argentina
Audrone Lupeikiene, VU Institute Of Data Science and Digital Technologies, Lithuania
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Jerusa Marchi, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Mourad Mars, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Philippe Mathieu, University of Lille, France
Eric Matson, Purdue University, United States
Toshihiro Matsui, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Paola Mello, Università di Bologna, Italy
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Tamás Mészáros, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Raul Monroy, Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, Mexico
Manuela Montangero, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Valentin Montmirail, French, France
Monica Mordonini, University of Parma, Italy
Maxime Morge, Université de Lille, France
Andrea Morichetta, Unicam, Italy
Gildas Morvan, Université d'Artois, France
Bernard Moulin, Université Laval, Canada
Ahmed Mousatafa, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Juan Carlos Nieves, Umeå Universitet, Sweden
Agris Nikitenko, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Antoine Nongaillard, Lille University, France
Houssem Eddine Nouri, SOIE-COSMOS, École Nationale des Sciences de l'Informatique, Université de la Manouba, Tunisia
Luis Nunes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal
Michel Occello, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Andrei Olaru, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
Joanna Isabelle Olszewska, University of West Scotland, United Kingdom
Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Hong-Seok Park, University of Ulsan, Korea, Republic of
Andrew Parkes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Manuel G. Penedo, Investigation Center CITIC, University of A Coruña, Spain
Danilo Pianini, Università di Bologna, Italy
Sébastien Picault, INRA, France
Marcin Pietron, University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland
Anitha Pillai, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, India
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, Neil Gogte Institute of Technology, India
Filipe Portela, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Roberto Posenato, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Riccardo Rasconi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Luís Reis, University of Porto, Portugal
Lluís Ribas-Xirgo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Patrizia Ribino, ICAR- CNR, Italy
Alessandro Ricci, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Fátima Rodrigues, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Ruben Ruiz, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Luca Sabatucci, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Francesco Santini, Università di Perugia, Italy
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Domenico Fabio Savo, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Vitaly Schetinin, University of Bedfordshir, United Kingdom
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Emilio Serrano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Denis Shikhalev, The State Fire Academy of EMERCOM of Russia, Russian Federation
Marius Silaghi, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Gerardo Simari, Institute for Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Guillermo Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur in Bahia Blanca, Argentina
David Sislak, Czech Technical University in Prague - Agent Technology Center, Czech Republic
Armando Sousa, INESC TEC and FEUP, Portugal
Gerasimos Spanakis, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Efstathios Stamatatos, University of the Aegean, Greece
Ioanna Stamatopoulou, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
Bernd Steinbach, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany
Kathleen Steinhofel, King's College London, United Kingdom
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Zhaohao Sun, PNG University of Technology (1); Federation University Australia (2), Papua New Guinea
Yasuhiro Suzuki, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Japan
Karim Tabia, CRIL (Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens - CNRS UMR 8188) Lab, France
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Agh University Science Technology, Poland
Nick Taylor, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Satoshi Tojo, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Michele Tomaiuolo, University of Parma, Italy
José Torres, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Paulo Urbano, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Marina V. Sokolova, Aristos Secondary school, Spain
Marco Valtorta, University of South Carolina, United States
Leo van Moergestel, HU Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Harko Verhagen, Dept of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden
Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Emilio Vivancos, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Marin Vlada, University of Bucharest, Romania
Wojciech Waloszek, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Frank Wang, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Yves Wautelet, KU Leuven, Belgium
Jianshu Weng, AI Singapore, Singapore
Kristina Yordanova, University of Rostock, Germany
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia

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