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


The purpose of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence 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. One track focuses on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general. The other track focuses mainly on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception Reactive AI Systems, and Evolutionary Computing and other topics related to Intelligent Systems and Computational Intelligence.

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. 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
  • Agile Management


  • 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
  • Data Science
  • 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


Vanessa EversUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
João LeiteUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Nuno LauUniversidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Francesca RossiIBM, United States and University of Padova, Italy


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 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 (This journal will have an edition in 2017 with the papers from ICAART 2016 and 2017) .
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a LNAI Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 24 - 26 February, 2017

Paper Submission: October 26, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 28, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 13, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 23, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 5, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: November 7, 2016 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 27, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 6, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 16, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 23, 2016 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 29, 2016 (expired)

Demo Proposal: December 29, 2016 (expired)

Panel Proposal: December 29, 2016 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Camera Ready and Registration: May 22, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: May 24, 2017 (expired)


ICAART Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: icaart.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icaart.org/


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Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Jaap van den HerikLeiden University, Netherlands
Ana RochaLIACC / FEUP, Portugal


Varol Akman, Bilkent University, Turkey
Isabel Alexandre, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Vicki Allan, Utah State University, United States
Frédéric Amblard, IRIT - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
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
Kerstin Bach, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Irene Barba Rodriguez, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Federico Barber, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Suzanne Barber, The University of Texas, United States
John Barnden, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
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
Punam Bedi, University of Delhi, India
Carole Bernon, University of Toulouse III, France
Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
El Bezzazi, Faculté Droit Lille, France
Elise Bonzon, Lipade, France
Ludovico Boratto, Eurecat, Spain
Rafael Bordini, PUCRS, Brazil
Marco Botta, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Lars Braubach, Universitat Hamburg, Germany
Ramon Brena, Tecnologico De Monterrey, Mexico
Paolo Bresciani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Lucian Busoniu, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Aleksander Byrski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Patrice Caire, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Silvia Calegari, Universita' Degli studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
David Camacho, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Murray Campbell, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, United States
Valérie Camps, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
Javier Carbó Rubiera, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ana Casali, Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) and CIFASIS, Argentina
Cristiano Castelfranchi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies -National Research Council, Italy
Christine Chan, University of Regina, Canada
Wen-Chung Chang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
Rung-Ching Chen, Chao-Yang University of Technology, Taiwan
Adam Cheyer, SRI International, United States
Marco Chiarandini, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Davide Ciucci, Universita' degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Carlo Combi, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Flavio Correa Da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Gabriella Cortellessa, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Fernando Da Souza, Centro de Informática - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Darryl Davis, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Patrick De Causmaecker, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Andreas Dengel, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Germany
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Ioan Despi, UNE, Australia
Nicola Di Mauro, Università di Bari, Italy
Bruno Di Stefano, Nuptek Systems Ltd., Canada
Dragan Doder, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Francisco Domínguez Mayo, University of Seville, Spain
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
Savo Fabio, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Christophe Feltus, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Belgium
Alberto Fernández, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Antonio Fernández-Caballero, Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Alexander Ferrein, MASCOR Institute, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Roberto Flores, Christopher Newport University, United States
Agostino Forestiero, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Katsuhide Fujita, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
Catherine Garbay, CNRS, France
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Alfredo Garro, Università della Calabria, Italy
Benoit Gaudou, University Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Jean-Pierre Georgé, University of Toulouse - IRIT, France
Jorge Gomez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Emmanuelle Grislin-Le Strugeon, LAMIH, université de Valenciennes, France
Perry Groot, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
James Harland, RMIT University, Australia
Hisashi Hayashi, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Emma Hayes, University of the Pacific, United States
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Vincent Hilaire, UTBM, France
Hanno Hildmann, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Rolf Hoffmann, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Joerg Hoffmann, Saarland University, Germany
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Jiangsu Normal University, China
Mark Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ales Horak, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Jane Y. Hsu, Intel-NTU Connected Context Computing Center, Taiwan
Marc-Philippe Huget, University of Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Luke Hunsberger, Vassar College, United States
Dieter Hutter, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Carlos Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Hiroyuki Iida, JAIST, Japan
Jun-ichi Imai, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Thomas Ioerger, Texas A&M University, United States
Luis Iribarne, University of Almería, Spain
Ozgur Kafali, North Carolina State University, United States
Habib Kammoun, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Geylani Kardas, Ege University International Computer Institute, Turkey
Petros Kefalas, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Gabriele Kern-Isberner, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Sung-Dong Kim, Hansung University, Korea, Republic of
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Ah-Lian Kor, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Hristo Koshutanski, Atos, Spain
Andrew Koster, Samsung, Brazil
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
Amruth Kumar, Ramapo College of New Jersey, United States
Setsuya Kurahashi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Ramoni Lasisi, Virginia Military Institute, United States
Egons Lavendelis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Letizia Leonardi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Churn-Jung Liau, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Francesca Lisi, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Juan Liu, School of Computer, Wuhan University, China
Stephane Loiseau, LERIA, University of Angers, France
António Lopes, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Daniela Lopéz De Luise, CIIS Lab, Argentina
Manuel López-Ibáñez, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Emiliano Lorini, IRIT - CNRS, France
Bernd Ludwig, University of Regensburg, Germany
Letizia Marchegiani, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Jerusa Marchi, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Philippe Mathieu, University of Lille, France
Eric Matson, Purdue University, United States
Paola Mello, Università di Bologna, Italy
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Elena Messina, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
Loizos Michael, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Ambra Molesini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Raul Monroy, Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, Mexico
José Moreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Maxime Morge, Université de Lille, France
Bernard Moulin, Université Laval, Canada
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Juan Carlos Nieves, Umeå universitet, Sweden
Jens Nimis, Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany
Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan
Farid Nouioua, LSIS UMR 7296 du CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France
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
Akihiko Ohsuga, The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan
Haldur Õim, University of Tartu, Estonia
Sancho Oliveira, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal
Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Nandan Parameswaran, University of New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Parkes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Patan, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Taillandier Patrick, Université de Rouen - UMR IDEES, France
Manuel G. Penedo, Investigation Center CITIC;University of A Coruña, Spain
Célia Pereira, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Aske Plaat, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, United States
Filipe Portela, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Roberto Posenato, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Mariachiara Puviani, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
David Pynadath, University of Southern California, United States
Riccardo Rasconi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Marcello Restelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Patrizia Ribino, ICAR- CNR, Italy
Alessandro Ricci, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Mark Roberts, NRC Postdoc, Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Fátima Rodrigues, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Andrea Roli, Università di Bologna, Italy
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Danielle Rousy Silva, UFPB, Brazil
Alvaro Rubio-Largo, University of Extremadura, Spain
Ruben Ruiz, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Luca Sabatucci, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Francesco Santini, Università di Perugia, Italy
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Francesco Scarcello, Università della Calabria, Italy
Stefan Schiffer, Knowledge-Based Systems Group, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Nombre, Luxembourg
Stefan Schulz, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Michael Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
Martijn Schut, Faculty of Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Valeria Seidita, University of Palermo, Italy
Emilio Serrano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Manik Sharma, DAV University Jalandhar, India
Mohammad Shojafar, University Sapienza of Rome, Italy
Ricardo Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
David Sislak, Czech Technical University in Prague - Agent Technology Center, Czech Republic
Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation
Antoine Spicher, LACL - Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
Pieter Spronck, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Bernd Steinbach, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany
Daniel Stormont, The PineApple Project, United States
Hannes Strass, Leipzig University, Germany
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University, Japan
Thepchai Supnithi, NECTEC, Thailand
Samarth Swarup, Virginia Tech University, United States
Mark Terwilliger, University of North Alabama, United States
Michele Tomaiuolo, University of Parma, Italy
Viviane Torres da Silva, IBM Research, Brazil
Jan Tozicka, CTU in Prague, Czech Republic
Long Tran-Thanh, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
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
Marina V. Sokolova, Orel State University named after Turgenev, Russian Federation
Eloisa Vargiu, EURECAT, Spain
Carmine Ventre, Teesside University, United Kingdom
Srdjan Vesic, CNRS, France
Ioannis Vetsikas, NCSR "Demokritos", Greece
Marin Vlada, University of Bucharest, Romania
Yves Wautelet, KU Leuven, Belgium
Gerhard Weiss, University of Maasticht, Netherlands
Stephan Weiss, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Mark Winands, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Franz Wotawa, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Bozena Wozna-Szczesniak, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
Feiyu Xu, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI), Germany
Neil Yorke-Smith, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jing Zhao, ECNU, China