28 - 31 October 2019, 22nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2019), Torino, Italy
Software systems are becoming more intelligent in the kind of functionality they offer users. At the same time, systems are becoming more decentralized, with components that represent autonomous entities who must communicate among themselves to achieve their goals. Examples of such systems range from healthcare and emergency relief and disaster management to e-business and smarts grids. A multiagent worldview is crucial to properly conceptualizing, building, and governing such systems. It offers abstractions such as intelligent agent, protocol, norm, organization, trust, incentive, and so on, and is rooted in solid computational and software engineering foundations. As a large but still growing research field of Computer Science, multiagent systems today remain a unique enabler of interdisciplinary research.
PRIMA 2019 invites submissions of original, unpublished, theoretical and applied work strongly relevant to multiagent systems, including reports on the development of prototype and deployed agent systems, and of experiments that demonstrate novel agent system capabilities.
The papers can be submitted as Regular Papers or Short ('early-innovation') Papers. All the submitted papers must be in a form suitable for double-blind review. We expect to publish the PRIMA 2019 proceedings in Springer's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (LNCS/LNAI).