ACSys 2021

   18th Workshop on Agents for Complex Systems

in the framework of

23rd International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing

Timisoara, Romania
7-10 December, 2021

Workshop deadlines

  • 31 August 2021: Paper submission (extended deadline)
  • 30 September 2021: Notification of acceptance
  • 15 October 2021: Registration  
  • 15 October 2021: Revised papers according to the reviews
  • 7-10 December 2021: Workshop

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.


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

  • Agent-based distributed problem solving
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Multi-agent learning
  • Agent based modeling of complex systems
  • Agents in game theory
  • Agent based scheduling and planning
  • Agent based resource and service discovery
  • Agents and emergent behavior
  • Synergies between agents and complex social networks
  • Multi-agent systems for the Internet of Things
  • Web-based multi-agent systems applications
  • Multi-agent based trustworthy computing
  • Agent-based personal assistants for smart HCI

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 Easy Chair.

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.


Research papers that are accepted and presented at the symposium will be collected as proceedings published by Conference Publishing Service (CPS) (submited in IEEE Xplore) and will be submitted for indexing in ISI Web of Science, DBLP, SCOPUS.

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

(to be confirmed)

  • 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
  • Kalliopi Kravari, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 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

+ Gabriel Iuhasz — West University of Timisoara , Romania, gabriel.iuhasz at
+ Monica Tirea — West University of Timișoara, Romania, monica.tirea at