ACSys 2017

14th Workshop on Agents for Complex Systems

in the framework of

SYNASC 2017
19th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing

Timisoara, Romania
September 21 – 24, 2017

Workshop deadlines

+ Submission of papers: July 16, 2017
+ Notification of acceptance: August 5, 2017
+ Registration: September 1, 2017
+ Final paper: September 1, 2017
+ Revised papers for post-proceedings: November, 2017

Workshop chairs

+ Adina Magda Florea, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania
+ Costin Bădică, University of Craiova, Romania

Workshop description

Autonomous agents are software entities that are capable of independent action in open, unpredictable environments. Agents and multi-agent systems are currently applied in diverse domains that require complex problem solving models. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry in order to discuss current scientific and technical results on using agent technology for solving complex, distributed real-world problems. The workshop welcomes submissions of original, high-quality papers reporting on models or systems that have been or are being implemented.

Experience reports and application demonstrators are particularly welcome.

Topics

Specific topics of this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

+ Agent-based distributed problem solving
+ Multi-agent programming languages
+ Agent oriented software design and methodology
+ Quantitative and qualitative analysis / modeling of multi-agent systems
+ Task-based agent context and task-oriented agents
+ Multi-agent systems for modeling and simulation
+ Recommendation agents for scientific problem solving
+ Distributed knowledge integration and sharing for scientific applications
+ Agent based resource and service discovery
+ Agents and emergent behavior
+ Learning in multi-agent systems
+ Modeling and analysis of complex networks
+ Synergies between agents and complex networks

Paper submission

We invite submissions in the form of:
+ research papers,
+ extended abstracts

Papers of up to 8 pages (in CPS Conference Style) should be electronically submitted through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=synasc2017workshops.

Research papers must contain original research results not submitted and not published elsewhere. Authors which want to present work in progress or discuss new aspects or a survey of their older research results at the workshop are welcome to submit an extended abstract (up to 4 pages). Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the Workshop topics.

Publication

The papers accepted for presentation will be included in a locally edited proceedings (electronic version on a memory stick). Accepted research papers should be presented at the conference and the best papers will be selected for publication in the post proceedings published by Conference Publishing Services.

Extended versions of the papers accepted and presented at the workshop will be considering to be published as a special issue in the Mathematics and Computer Science Annals of the West University of Timisoara or in SCPE – Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience (SCOPUS indexed). Other possibilities for publication will be formulated soon after the workshop.

Program committee

+ Stefano Cerri, France
+ Alexandru Cicortas, Romania
+ Dan Cristea, Romania
+ Christo Dichev, Bulgaria
+ Daniel J. Dubois, Italy
+ Maria Ganzha, Poland
+ Marie-Pierre Gleizes, France
+ Vladimir Gorodetsky, Russia
+ Mirjana Ivanovic, Serbia
+ Fabien Michel, France
+ Sascha Ossowski, Spain
+ Vasile Palade, UK
+ Marcin Paprzycki, Poland
+ Daniel Pop, Romania
+ Joel Quinqueton, France
+ Shahram Rahimi, USA
+ Nicolas Sabouret, France
+ Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, France
+ Carles Sierra, Spain
+ Daniel Stamate, UK
+ Tiberiu Stratulat, France
+ Calin Sandru, Romania
+ Doina Tatar, Romania
+ Nick Szirbik, The Netherlands
+ Salvatore Venticinque, Italy

Local Workshop organizers

+ Viorel Negru – West University of Timișoara, Romania, viorel.negru at e-uvt.ro
+ Monica Tirea – West University of Timișoara, Romania, monica.tirea at e-uvt.ro