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The MATES conference series aims at the promotion of and the cross-fertilization between theory and application of intelligent agents and multiagent systems. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and members of business and industry to present and discuss latest advances in agent-based computing with prototyped or fielded systems in various application domains.

In 2013 the MATES conference is accompanied by the fourth installment of the Joint Agent Workshops in Synergy (JAWS 2013), a series of dedicated workshops on different issues of agent technology. Moreover, the event will also host a doctoral mentoring to support young researchers in their PhD studies. This European joint event on agent technologies (MATES+JAWS) is co-located with the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2013) and the 43th Symposium of the German Computer Science Association (Informatik 2013).

Topics of Interest
MATES 2013 covers all areas of intelligent agents and multiagent system technologies. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Multiagent platform and tools
  • Agent-oriented software engineering, model-driven design of multiagent systems
  • Agent communication languages
  • Autonomous robots and robot teams
  • Advanced theories of collaboration: Modelling and formation of agent teams, groups, coalitions, and organizations
  • Multiagent systems: Conventions, norms, institutions; trust and reputation
  • Adaptive agents and multiagent learning
  • Multiagent planning and scheduling
  • Agent-based information retrieval
  • Agents and P2P computing
  • Agent-based service coordination (discovery, composition, negotiation, execution)
  • Agent-based simulation of complex systems and applications
  • Embodied conversational actors and believable agents, and user modelling
  • Hybrid human and agent societies
  • Semantic Web (services) and agents
  • Agents for the Social Web
  • Agents for the Internet of Services
  • Agents for the Internet of Things, pervasive computing
  • Agents for cloud computing
  • Mobile agents
  • Standards for agents and multiagent systems
  • Prototyped or fielded agent-based applications in various domains (e.g. e-business, e-health, e-government, automotive, smart city, smart grids, renewable energy).