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


The purpose of the 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas. Two simultaneous but strongly related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work within the area of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general, including web applications, on one hand, and within the area of non-distributed AI, including the more traditional areas such as Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception and also not so traditional areas such as Reactive AI Systems, Evolutionary Computing and other aspects of Computational Intelligence and many other areas related to intelligent systems, on the other hand.

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. A book with the best papers of the conferene will be published by Springer-Verlag. 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/.


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:



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


  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Ontologies
  • Model-Based Reasoning
  • Uncertainty in AI
  • Bayesian Networks
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Reactive AI
  • Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Vision and Perception
  • AI and Creativity
  • Expert Systems
  • Soft Computing
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Neural Networks
  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Cognitive Systems
  • State Space Search
  • Constraint Satisfaction
  • Data Mining
  • Industrial Applications of AI


Elias AwadUniversity of Virginia, United States
Jaap van den HerikLeiden University, Netherlands
Wiebe van der HoekThe University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Max BramerUniversity of Portsmouth, United Kingdom


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.


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).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Springer's LNCS TCCI Journal.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


ICAART Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8556
e-mail: icaart.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icaart.org/


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Jose Aguilar, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
H. Akin, Bogazici University, Turkey
Klaus-Dieter Althoff, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence / University of Hildesheim, Germany
Frédéric Amblard, IRIT - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Cesar Analide, University of Minho, Portugal
Andreas Andreou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Tsz-Chiu Au, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Senén Barro, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Roman Barták, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Czech Republic
Teresa Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Jacob Beal, , United States
Nabil Belacel, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada
Christoph Benzmüller, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Greet Berghe, , Belgium
Carole Bernon, University of Toulouse III, France
Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Andre Pinz Borges, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Juan Botía Blaya, University of Murcia, Spain
Djamel Bouchaffra, Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées (CDTA), Algeria
Bruno Bouchard, LIARA Laboratory, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
Jean-Louis Boulanger, CERTIFER, France
Danielle Boulanger, IAE- Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Ivan Bratko, Faculty of Computer and Information Sc., University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Paolo Bresciani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Joost Broekens, MMI, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Silvia Calegari, Università Degli studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Rui Camacho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Valérie Camps, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
José Castro-Schez, Escuela Superior de Informática, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Luigi Ceccaroni, , Spain
Georgios Chalkiadakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
François Charpillet, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Ke Chen, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Xiaoping Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Marco Chiarandini, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Anders Christensen, Instituto Superior das Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Portugal
Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna, Italy
Silvano Cincotti, University of Genoa, Italy
Davide Ciucci, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Daniel Corkill, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Flavio Correa da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Gabriella Cortellessa, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Massimo Cossentino, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Anna Costa, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Fabiano Dalpiaz, University of Toronto, Canada
Rajarshi Das, , United States
Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Darryl Davis, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Patrick De Causmaecker, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Scott DeLoach, Kansas State University, United States
Andreas Dengel, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Germany
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Nicola Di Mauro, Università di Bari, Italy
Bruno Di Stefano, Nuptek Systems Ltd., Canada
Julie Dugdale, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Edmund Durfee, University of Michigan, United States
Stefan Edelkamp, Universität Bremen, Germany
Thomas Eiter, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Fabrício Enembreck, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Floriana Esposito, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Alessandro Farinelli, University of Verona, Italy
Maria Fasli, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Alberto Fernández, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Antonio Fernández-Caballero, Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Edilson Ferneda, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil
Klaus Fischer, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany
Adina Florea, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
Roberto Flores, Christopher Newport University, United States
Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
Wai-Keung Fung, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Enrico Gerding, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Hamada Ghenniwa, Western University, Canada
Joseph Giampapa, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, United States
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
Herman Gomes, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Jorge Gomez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Madhu Goyal, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Dominic Greenwood, , Switzerland
Eric Gregoire, , France
Sven Groppe, University of Lübeck, Germany
Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo - UFES, Brazil
Kasper Hallenborg, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Minghua He, Aston University, United Kingdom
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Andreas Herzig, , France
Henry Hexmoor, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, United States
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Mark Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ales Horak, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Enda Howley, National Univerisity of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Marc-Philippe Huget, University of Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Luke Hunsberger, Vassar College, United States
Carlos Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Luis Iribarne, University of Almería, Spain
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
François Jacquenet, , France
Luis Jiménez Linares, University of de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Yanguo Jing, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Geylani Kardas, Ege University International Computer Institute, Turkey
Oleksiy Khriyenko, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Fernando Koch, , Brazil
Martin Kollingbaum, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Sébastien Konieczny, , France
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russian Federation
Ryszard Kowalczyk, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
James Lam, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Anna Lawniczak, University of Guelph, Canada
Ho-fung Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jingpeng Li, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Juan Liu, School of Computer, Wuhan University, China
Chao-Lin Liu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Honghai Liu, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Shih-Hsi Liu, California State University, Fresno, United States
Stanley Loh, , Brazil
Stephane Loiseau, LERIA, University of Angers, France
Gabriel Lopes, , Portugal
Noel Lopes, IPG, Portugal
Adolfo Lozano-Tello, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Hongen Lu, La Trobe University, Australia
Bernd Ludwig, University Regensburg, Germany
Xudong Luo, Guangxi Normal Universty, China
José Machado, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, NTU, Singapore and MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Prabhat Mahanti, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Jan Maluszynski, , Sweden
Jerusa Marchi, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Elisa Marengo, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Goreti Marreiros, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Amnon Meisels, , Israel
Benito Mendoza, CUNY - New York City College of Technology, United States
Daniel Merkle, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Ali Minai, University of Cincinnati, United States
Masoud Mohammadian, University of Canberra, Australia
Ambra Molesini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
José Moreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Haralambos Mouratidis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Christian Müller-Schloer, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Nysret Musliu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Kentucky, United States
Kai Nagel, , Germany
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
José Neves, University of Minho, Portugal
Jens Nimis, Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luis Nunes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal
Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Michel Occello, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
John O'Donoghue, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Sancho Oliveira, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany - IRISA-UBS, France
Charlie Ortiz, , United States
Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Djamila Ouelhadj, , United Kingdom
Nandan Parameswaran, University of New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Parkes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Krzysztof Patan, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS - Télécom ParisTech, France
Wojciech Penczek, , Poland
Loris Penserini, , Italy
Célia Pereira, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Laurent Perrussel, IRIT - University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Paolo Petta, Österreichische Studiengesellschaft für Kybernetik, Austria
Gabriella Pigozzi, Université Paris Dauphine, France
Eric Platon, , Japan
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, Chennai Institute of Technology, India
David Powers, Flinders University, Australia
Marco Prandini, University of Bologna, Italy
Mariachiara Puviani, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Daowen Qiu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Rong Qu, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Franco Raimondi, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Zbigniew Ras, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Luís Reis, University of Porto, Portugal
Alessandro Ricci, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
Fátima Rodrigues, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
Pilar Rodriguez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Rosaldo Rossetti, FEUP, Portugal
Ruben Ruiz, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Manuel Santos, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Eugene Santos Jr., Dartmouth College, United States
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Edson Scalabrin, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
Andrea Schaerf, Università di Udine, Italy
Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Nombre, Luxembourg
Michael Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Murat Sensoy, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Peer-Olaf Siebers, Nottingham University, United Kingdom
Ricardo Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Olivier Simonin, , France
David Sislak, Czech Technical University in Prague - Agent Technology Center, Czech Republic
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation
Armando Sousa, INESC TEC and FEUP, Portugal
Antoine Spicher, LACL - Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sebastian Stein, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Kathleen Steinhofel, King's College London, United Kingdom
Roy Sterritt, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Adrian Stoica, , United States
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Kaile Su, Peking University, China
Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University, Japan
Zhaohao Sun, Federation University Australia, Australia and PNG University of Technology, Papua New Guinea
Shiliang Sun, East China Normal University, China
Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thailand
Pavel Surynek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Agh University Science Technology, Poland
Nick Taylor, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Patrícia Tedesco, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco/FADE, Brazil
Michael Thielscher, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Viviane Torres da Silva, IBM Research, Brazil
Paola Turci, University of Parma, Italy
Anni-Yasmin Turhan, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Franco Turini, KDD Lab, University of Pisa, Italy
Paulo Urbano, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Visara Urovi, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre (HES-SO), Switzerland
David Uthus, , United States
Marina V. Sokolova, Aristos Secondary School, Spain
Eloisa Vargiu, EURECAT, Spain
Matteo Vasirani, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
K. Venable, University of Padova, Italy
Laurent Vercouter, , France
Srdjan Vesic, CNRS, France
Jose Vidal, University of South Carolina, United States
Serena Villata, CNRS, France
Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy
Giuseppe Vizzari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Dirk Walther, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Yves Wautelet, KU Leuven, Belgium
Rosina Weber, Drexel University, United States
Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Cees Witteveen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Stefan Woltran, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
T. Wong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Franz Wotawa, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Bozena Wozna-Szczesniak, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
Feiyu Xu, , Germany
Seiji Yamada, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Xin-She Yang, , United Kingdom
Li-Yan Yuan, University of Alberta, Canada
Laura Zavala, Megar Evers College of the City University of New York, United States
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia
Xiaoqin Zhang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom