Call for Papers


AAMAS is the premier scientific conference for research in autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 as a merger of three highly respected individual conferences: the International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AGENTS), the International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL), and the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS). The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally respected archival forum for scientific research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. (See The AAMAS conference for more information.) AAMAS-06 is the fifth conference in the AAMAS series, following enormously successful previous conferences at Bologna, Italy (2002), Melbourne, Australia (2003), New York City, USA (2004), and Utrecht, the Netherlands (2005). AAMAS-06 will be held at the Future University-Hakodate, Japan. Hakodate is a beautiful city located at the southern end of Japan's northern island, Hokkaido.

Information for Authors

AAMAS-06 encourages the submission of theoretical, experimental, methodological, and applications papers. Theory papers should make clear the significance and relevance of their results to the AAMAS community. Similarly, applied papers should make clear both their scientific and technical contributions, and are expected to demonstrate a thorough evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses in practice. Papers that address isolated agent capabilities (for example, planning or learning) are discouraged unless they are placed in the overall context of autonomous agent architectures or multiagent system organization and performance. A thorough evaluation is considered an essential component of any submission. Authors are also requested to make clear the implications of any theoretical and empirical results, as well as how their work relates to the state of the art in autonomous agents and multiagent systems research as evidenced in, for example, previous AAMAS conferences. All submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of the quality of their technical contribution, originality, soundness, significance, presentation, understanding of the state of the art, and overall quality.

In addition to conventional conference papers, AAMAS-06 will also include a demonstrations track for work focusing on implemented systems, software, or robot prototypes; and an industry track for descriptions of industrial applications of agents. The submission processes for the demonstration and industry tracks will be separate from the main paper submission process.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest to AAMAS-06 include, but are not restricted to:

Important Dates

Please note that AAMAS 2006 has earlier submission deadlines than the previous AAMAS conferences:

Oct 15, 2005:
electronic abstract submission deadline
Oct 18, 2005:
electronic paper submission deadline
Dec 20, 2005: