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Important dates

  • Electronic Abstract Submission: October 8, 2013 (11:59 PM HST)
  • Full Paper and Extended Abstract Submission: October 11, 2013 (11:59 PM HST)
  • Rebuttal Phase: November 29 - December 2, 2013 (11:59 PM HST)
  • Author Notification: December 20, 2013
  • Camera ready
    • Full papers and Blue Sky ideas: February 19, 2014
    • Extended abstracts: February 23, 2014

Information for authors

AAMAS-14 encourages the submission of theoretical, experimental, methodological, and applications papers. Theory papers should make clear the significance and relevance of their results to the AAMAS community. Similarly, applied papers should make clear both their scientific and technical contributions, and are expected to demonstrate a thorough evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses in practice. It is strongly encouraged that papers focusing on specific agent capabilities do so in the context of autonomous agent architectures or multiagent systems. A thorough evaluation, conducted from a theoretical or applied basis, is considered an essential component of any submission. Authors are also requested to pay particular attention to discuss how their work relates to the state of the art in autonomous agents and multiagent systems research as evidenced in, for example, previous AAMAS and related conferences. All submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of the quality of their technical contribution, originality, soundness, significance, presentation, understanding of the state of the art, and overall quality.


AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous agents and multiagent systems. The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 by merging three highly respected meetings: the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS); the International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL); and the International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA). The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally respected archival forum for scientific research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.

AAMAS 2014, the thirteenth conference in the AAMAS series, seeks high-quality submissions of full papers and extended abstracts, limited to 8 pages and 2 pages in length respectively. Submissions to the special tracks listed below need to meet the same length requirements of the main track with the exception of the challenges and vision track, whose submissions are limited to 4 pages. Reviews will be double blind; authors must avoid including anything that can be used to identify them. Please note that registering the paper and its abstract is required before the submission of a full paper or an extended abstract. All work must be original, i.e., it must not have appeared in a conference proceedings, book, or journal and may not be under review at another archival conference. In addition to submissions in the main track, AAMAS 2014 will be soliciting papers in four special tracks. The review process for the special tracks will be similar to the main track, but with program committee members specially selected for that track. All accepted papers for the special tracks will be included in the proceedings.

Topics of Interest

The conference solicits papers addressing original research on autonomous agents and their interaction. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

Agent Communicationarrow

  • Agent commitments
  • Communication languages and protocols
  • Speech act theory

Agent Cooperationarrow

  • Biologically-inspired approaches and methods
  • Collective intelligence
  • Distributed problem solving
  • Human-robot/agent interaction
  • Multi-user/multi-virtual-agent interaction
  • Teamwork, coalition formation, coordination
  • Incentives for Cooperation
  • Multi-robot systems

Agent Reasoningarrow

  • Planning and Reasoning (single and multiagent)
  • Cognitive models
  • Knowledge representation
  • Reasoning for robotic agents

Agent Societies and Societal issuesarrow

  • Artificial social systems
  • Environments, organizations and institutions
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Privacy, safety and security
  • Social and organizational structure
  • Trust, reliability and reputation

Agent Theories and Modelsarrow

  • Logic-based agent theories
  • Epistemic logic, cooperation logics
  • Belief-Desire-Intention theories
  • Belief revision and announcements
  • Formal models of agency

Agent-based architecturesarrow

  • service-oriented architectures
  • mobile agents

Agent-based simulationarrow

  • Artificial societies
  • Emergent behavior
  • Simulation techniques, tools and environments
  • Social simulation

Agent-based system developmentarrow

  • Agent development techniques, tools and environments
  • Agent programming languages
  • Agent specification or validation languages
  • Design languages for agent systems
  • Development environments
  • P2P, web services, grid computing
  • Software engineering (agent- or multi agent-oriented)
  • security aspects of agent systems

Verification and Validation of agent-based systemsarrow

  • Testing of agent-based systems, including model-based testing.
  • Verification of agent-based systems, including model checking.
  • Automatic synthesis of protocols.
  • Fault tolerance and resilience.

Agreement Technologiesarrow

  • Argumentation
  • Collective decision making
  • Negotiation
  • Norms

Economic paradigmsarrow

  • Electronic markets
  • Economically-motivated agents
  • Game Theory (cooperative and non-cooperative)
  • Social choice theory
  • Voting protocols
  • Auction and mechanism design
  • Bargaining and negotiation

Humans and Agentsarrow

  • Human-robot/agent interaction
  • Multi-user/multi-virtual-agent interaction
  • Agents competing against humans
  • Agent-based analysis of human interactions
  • Agents for improving human cooperative activities

Learning and Adaptationarrow

  • Computational architectures for learning
  • Reward structures for learning
  • Evolution, adaptation
  • Co-evolution
  • Single agent Learning
  • Multi-agent Learning

Systems and Organizationarrow

  • Autonomic computing
  • Complex systems
  • Self-organization
  • Novel agent and multiagent applications

Special tracks

In addition to the above, AAMAS 2014 will feature the following three special tracks.

Robotics (Chairs: Noa Agmon, Luiz Chaimowicz)

Papers that advance theory and applications of single and multiple robots are welcome, specifically those focusing on real robots that interact with their environment. Papers should clearly explain how the work addresses challenges in robotics, opportunities for novel applications, and fundamental research issues in autonomous robotic systems. The goal is to demonstrate the synergy achieved from integration of research in agents and robotics.

Virtual Agents (Chairs: Elisabeth André, Sarit Kraus)

Virtual agents are embodied agents that emulate autonomous human-like behavior in simulated interactive or physical environments. We encourage papers on the design, implementation, and evaluation of virtual agents as well as challenging applications featuring them. Of particular interest are papers addressing how humans interact with virtual agents. The goal is to provide an opportunity for continued interaction and cross-fertilization between the AAMAS community and researchers working on virtual agents and to strengthen links between the two communities.

Innovative Applications (Chairs: Tom Holvoet, Rajiv Maheswaran)

Due to the growing maturity of the field there are now agent-based applications in widespread use across many domains, responsible for the generation of significant revenues, or the saving of major costs, or for supporting important public policy and business strategy decision-making. This special track provides the ideal forum to present, discuss and demonstrate your compelling applications, agent system deployment experiences, and new business ideas. The goal is to promote the fostering of mutually-beneficial relationships between those doing foundational scientific research and those making autonomous agents and multiagent systems a commercial or public policy reality.

Blue Sky Ideas (Chair: Munindar P Singh)

In cooperation with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), AAMAS 2014 will include the Blue Sky Ideas track. The emphasis of this track is on visionary ideas, long term challenges, and new research opportunities that are outside the current mainstream of the field. This track is designed to overcome the constraints of the traditional review process, and will serve as an incubator for innovative approaches, risky and provocative ideas, and to propose challenges and opportunities for the field in the near future. To encourage researchers to present visionary concepts, the CCC is offering prizes for up to 3 top papers in this special track: first prize $1000, second prize $750, and third prize $500, to be awarded as travel grants. All AAMAS formatting requirements apply except that submissions for this track are limited to 4 pages.

General information

All full papers accepted to the main track and the special tracks will be presented in parallel technical sessions. All the papers will be published in the conference Proceedings and will be permanently available after the conference at In addition, AAMAS 2014 will include:

  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Demonstrations
  • Posters presentations for full papers and extended abstracts
  • Invited talks and panel discussions

The submission processes for the workshops, tutorials and demonstration are separate from the main paper submission process. Relevant information will be posted on the relevant pages.

Policy on multiple and previous submissions

Authors may not submit any paper to AAMAS 2014 that has already appeared in an archival forum. Authors must ensure that no submission to AAMAS 2014 is under review for another archival forum between the AAMAS submission and decision dates.