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

The purpose of the 3rd 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 conference 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/

Conference Areas

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 conference areas:

1. Artificial Intelligence
2. Agents


  • › Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • › Ontologies
  • › Model-Based Reasoning
  • › Uncertainty in AI
  • › Ambient Intelligence
  • › Reactive AI
  • › Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • › Planning and Scheduling
  • › Case-Based Reasoning
  • › Machine Learning
  • › Pattern Recognition
  • › Vision and Perception
  • › AI and Creativity
  • › Logic Programming
  • › 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


  • › 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
  • › Pervasive Computing
  • › SOA and Software Agents
  • › Agent Platforms and Interoperability
  • › Web Intelligence
  • › Group Decision Making
  • › Cognitive Robotics
  • › Autonomous Systems
  • › Task Planning and Execution
  • › Programming Environments and Languages
  • › Negotiation and Interaction Protocols
  • › Conversational Agents
  • › Cooperation and Coordination
  • › Grid Computing

Keynote Speakers

Cristiano Castelfranchi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), Italy
Boi Faltings, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Didier Dubois, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), France
Mark Klein, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, United States of America
Klaus Fischer, Agents and Simulated Reality, DFKI GmbH, Germany


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.

Conference Chair

Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon / IT, Portugal

Program Chair

Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Program Committee

Berndt Müller (Farwer), University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Mohsen Afsharchi, University of Zanjan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Jose Aguilar, Universidad De Los Andes, Venezuela
Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Frédéric Amblard, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Antonio Bahamonde, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Mike Barley, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Roman Barták, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Teresa M. A. Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Ana Lúcia C. Bazzan, UFRGS, Brazil
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Christoph Benzmueller, Articulate Software, United States
Greet Vanden Berghe, KaHo St.-Lieven, Belgium
Carole Bernon, University of Toulouse III, France
Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ateet Bhalla, NRI Institute of Information Science and Technology, India
Reinaldo Bianchi, Centro Universitario da FEI, Brazil
Sander Bohte, CWI, Netherlands
Enrique Bonsón, Universidad de Huelva, Spain
Tibor Bosse, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Djamel Bouchaffra, Oakland University, United States
Danielle Boulanger, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Paolo Bresciani, European Commission, Belgium
Egon L. van den Broek, Human-Centered Computing Consultancy / University of Twente / Radboud UMC Nijmegen, Netherlands
Joost Broekens, MMI, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Silvia Calegari, Universita' Degli Studi Di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Valérie Camps, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
Jose Jesus Castro-schez, Escuela Superior de Informatica, Spain
Georgios Chalkiadakis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Ke Chen, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Ho-Jin Choi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Techonology (KAIST), Korea, Republic of
Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna, Italy
Silvano Cincotti, University of Genoa, Italy
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Gabriella Cortellessa, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Massimo Cossentino, National Research Council, Italy
Darryl N. Davis, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Yves Demazeau, CNRS, France
Andreas Dengel, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Germany
Gaël Dias, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Frank Dylla, SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition, Germany
Stefan Edelkamp, Universität Bremen, Germany
Alessandro Farinelli, University of Verona, Italy
Maria Fasli, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Nazim Fatès, LORIA - INRIA Nancy Grand-Est, France
Stefano Ferilli, Universite of Bari, Italy
Antonio Fernández-Caballero, Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Edilson Ferneda, Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil
Roberto Flores, Christopher Newport University, United States
Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
Wai-Keung Fung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Alessandro Garcia, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arnulfo Alanis Garza, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Mexico
Joseph Giampapa, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, United States
Madhu Goyal, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
Eric Gregoire, Universite d Artois, France
Sven Groppe, University of Lübeck, Germany
Renata Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), Brazil
Kasper Hallenborg, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Andreas Herzig, Université Paul Sabatier & CNRS, France
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan, China
Mark Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Enda Howley, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Marc-Philippe Huget, University of Savoie, Polytech'Savoie, France
Luis Iribarne, University of Almería, Spain
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Wojtek Jamroga, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Paulo R. Ferreira Jr., Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
Franziska Klügl, Örebro University, Sweden
Matthias Klusch, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, Germany
Fernando Koch, Universiteit Utrecht, Australia
Martin Kollingbaum, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Sébastien Konieczny, CNRS - CRIL, France
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science, Russian Federation
Yau-Hwang Kuo, National Cheng kung University, Taiwan, China
Stan Kurkovsky, Central Connecticut State University, United States
Michail Lagoudakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Luis C. Lamb, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Anna T. Lawniczak, University of Guelph, Canada
Ho-fung Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Stanley Loh, UCPEL, Brazil
Stephane Loiseau, Leria, France
Noel Lopes, IPG, Portugal
Bernd Ludwig, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
Nicola Di Mauro, Università di Bari, Italy
Benito Mendoza, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, United States
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Ambra Molesini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Haralambos Mouratidis, University of East London, United Kingdom
Christian Müller-Schloer, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Nysret Musliu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Jens Nimis, FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik Karlsruhe, Germany
Luis Nunes, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Portugal
Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Michel Occello, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, France
John O'Donoghue, University College Cork, Ireland
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Andrew Parkes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Patan, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Juan Pavon, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
Wojciech Penczek, Institute of Computer Science, Poland
Laurent Perrussel, IRIT - University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Fred Petry, Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Eric Platon, National Insititute of Informatics, Japan
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, Vinayaga Missions University, India
Petrica Pop, North University of Baia Mare, Romania
Daowen Qiu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Rong Qu, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Franco Raimondi, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Luís Paulo Reis, FEUP/LIACC - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Alessandro Ricci, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
M. Birna van Riemsdijk, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Rosaldo Rossetti, Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial e Ciência de Computadores, LIACC/FEUP, Portugal
Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Manuel Filipe Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
Jorge Gomez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Andrea Schaerf, Università di Udine, Italy
Christoph Schommer, Uni Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Camilla Schwind, CNRS and Université de la Méditerranée, France
Murat Sensoy, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Ricardo Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Cameron Skinner, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Marina V. Sokolova, Kursk State Technical University, Spain
Safeeullah Soomro, Yanbu University College, Saudi Arabia
Armando Sousa, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Diana F. Spears, University of Wyoming, United States
Antoine Spicher, LACL - Université Paris 12, France
Caroline Sporleder, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Sergiu-Dan Stan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Bruno Di Stefano, Nuptek Systems Ltd., Canada
Kathleen Steinhofel, King's College London, United Kingdom
Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University, Japan
Shiliang Sun, East China Normal University, China
Pavel Surynek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Luke Teacy, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Patrícia Tedesco, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco/FADE, Brazil
Adolfo Lozano Tello, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Michael Thielscher, The University of New South Wales, Australia
José Torres, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Nicolas Troquard, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Paola Turci, University of Parma, Italy
Anni-Yasmin Turhan, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Paulo Urbano, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
David Uthus, Naval Research Lab, United States
Eloisa Vargiu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Matteo Vasirani, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Laurent Vercouter, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Jose Vidal, University of South Carolina, United States
Aurora Vizcaino, Escuela Superior de Informatica, Spain
Dirk Walther, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Graham Winstanley, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Cees Witteveen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
T. N. Wong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Franz Wotawa, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Bozena Wozna-Szczesniak, Jan Dlugosz University, Poland
Seiji Yamada, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Xin-She Yang, National Physical Lab, United Kingdom
Laura Zavala, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States