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


The purpose of the 6th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in the areas of Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Two simultaneous related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work.
In the area of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general, including web applications are concerned.
In the area of artificial intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception Reactive AI Systems, Evolutionary Computing and other topics related to intelligent systems and Computational Intelligence are concerned.

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:



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


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


Philippe LerayUniversité de Nantes, France
Henry LiebermanUnited States
Matthias KluschGerman Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Claude FrassonUniversity of Montreal, Canada
Pieter SpronckTilburg University, Netherlands
Jaap van den HerikLeiden University, Netherlands


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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library .
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 LNAI 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 8813
e-mail: icaart.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icaart.org/


Stephane LoiseauLERIA, University of Angers, France
Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Béatrice DuvalLERIA, France
Jaap van den HerikLeiden University, Netherlands


Jose Aguilar, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Shamim Akhter, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT), Bangladesh
Isabel Alexandre, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Vicki Allan, Utah State University, United States
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
Diana Arellano, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Tsz-Chiu Au, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Jean-Michel Auberlet, IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks), France
Snorre Aunet, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Florence Bannay, , France
Suzanne Barber, The University of Texas, United States
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
Punam Bedi, University of Delhi, India
Nabil Belacel, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Christoph Benzmüller, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Carole Bernon, University of Toulouse III, France
Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Djamel Bouchaffra, Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées (CDTA), Algeria
Bruno Bouchard, LIARA Laboratory, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
Sheryl Brahnam, Missouri State University, United States
Ivan Bratko, Faculty of Computer and Information Sc., University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Paolo Bresciani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Stefano Bromuri, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Aleksander Byrski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
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
John Cartlidge, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
José Castro-Schez, Escuela Superior de Informática, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
François Charpillet, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ke Chen, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Anders Christensen, Instituto Superior das Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Portugal
Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna, Italy
Davide Ciucci, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Helder Coelho, University of Lisbon, Portugal
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
Vitor Costa, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Fernando da Souza, Centro de Informática - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Fabiano Dalpiaz, University of Toronto, Canada
Rajarshi Das, , United States
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
Paul Dunne, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
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
Alberto Fernández, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Edilson Ferneda, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil
Klaus Fischer, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany
Roberto Flores, Christopher Newport University, United States
Kensuke Fukuda, , Japan
Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
Wai-Keung Fung, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Max Gath, Center for Computing and Communication Technologies, Universität Bremen, Germany
Joseph Giampapa, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
João Gluz, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
Daniela Godoy, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Pcia. de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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
Sven Groppe, University of Lübeck, Germany
Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo - UFES, Brazil
Kasper Hallenborg, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Hisashi Hayashi, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Minghua He, Aston University, United Kingdom
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Frans Henskens, University of Newcastle, Australia
Rattikorn Hewett, Texas Tech University, 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
Joseph Horton, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Luke Hunsberger, Vassar College, United States
Carlos Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Hiroyuki Iida, JAIST, Japan
Luis Iribarne, University of Almería, Spain
Sherif Ishak, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Andreas Jacobsson, Malmö University, Sweden
Michael Jenkin, York University, Canada
Luis Jiménez Linares, University of de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Dimitris Kalles, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Geylani Kardas, Ege University International Computer Institute, Turkey
Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia
Sung-Dong Kim, Hansung University, Korea, Republic of
Fernando Koch, , Brazil
Martin Kollingbaum, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Sébastien Konieczny, , France
Ah-Lian Kor, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
John Korah, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russian Federation
Pavel Kral, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Uirá Kulesza, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
Yau-Hwang Kuo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Cat Kutay, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
James Lam, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Luis Lamb, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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
Noel Lopes, IPG, Portugal
António Lopes, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Daniela Lopéz De Luise, CIIS Lab, Argentina
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
Bernard Manderick, , Belgium
Milos Manic, University of Idaho, College of Engineering, United States
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
Mihhail Matskin, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
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
John-Jules Meyer, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Masoud Mohammadian, University of Canberra, Australia
Pedro Moreira, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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
Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Bangor University, United Kingdom
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
Haldur Õim, University of Tartu, Estonia
Sancho Oliveira, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Jeng-Shyang Pan, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, Republic of China
Nandan Parameswaran, University of New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Parkes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Patan, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Manuel G. Penedo, Investigation Center CITIC, University of A Coruña, Spain
Célia Pereira, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Laurent Perrussel, IRIT - University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Suzanne Pinson, Université Paris-Dauphine, Japan
Aske Plaat, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Eric Platon, , Japan
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, Chennai Institute of Technology, India
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, CVR College of Engineering-Hyderabad, India
David Powers, Flinders University, Australia
Marco Prandini, University of Bologna, Italy
Mariachiara Puviani, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Franco Raimondi, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Luís Reis, University of Porto, Portugal
Lluís Ribas-Xirgo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Alessandro Ricci, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Om Rishi, University of Kota, India
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
Fátima Rodrigues, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Pilar Rodriguez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 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
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
Emilio Serrano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Peer-Olaf Siebers, Nottingham University, United Kingdom
Gheorghe Silaghi, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Giovanni Sileno, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ricardo Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
David Sislak, Czech Technical University in Prague - Agent Technology Center, Czech Republic
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation
Kim Solin, The University of Queensland, Australia
Armando Sousa, INESC TEC and FEUP, Portugal
Bernd Steinbach, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany
Kathleen Steinhofel, King's College London, United Kingdom
Daniel Stormont, , United States
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Kaile Su, Peking University, China
Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University, Japan
Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, United States
Shiliang Sun, East China Normal University, China
Zhaohao Sun, Federation University Australia, Australia and PNG University of Technology, Papua New Guinea
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
Anastasios Tefas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mark Terwilliger, University of North Alabama, United States
Michael Thielscher, The University of New South Wales, Australia
José Torres, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
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
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Wiebe van der Hoek, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Kristof Van Moffaert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Eloisa Vargiu, EURECAT, Spain
Laurent Vercouter, , France
Serena Villata, CNRS, France
Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy
Marin Vlada, University of Bucharest, Romania
Yves Wautelet, KU Leuven, Belgium
Rosina Weber, Drexel University, United States
Gerhard Weiss, Maastricht University, Netherlands
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
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Li-Yan Yuan, University of Alberta, Canada
Ioannis Zaharakis, , Greece
Laura Zavala, Megar Evers College of the City University of New York, United States
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Alejandro Zunino, ISISTAN - Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina