Call for Workshop Proposals
Fifth International Joint Conference on AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS (AAMAS 2006)
Future University, Hakodate, Japan, May 8-12, 2006
The AAMAS-2006 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program to be held on May 8-9 immediately prior to the main technical program of the AAMAS conference. The main goal of the AAMAS-2006 workshops is to stimulate and facilitate an active exchange, interaction, and comparison of approaches, methods, and ideas about specific (both theoretical and applicative) topics in the general area of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Workshops should be organized to facilitate informal discussion and active engagement among attendees. Members from all areas of the AAMAS community are invited to submit workshop proposals for review. Workshops on new emerging topics or specific relevant aspects of broader topics are particularly encouraged. Workshops can vary in length, but most will be one full day in duration. Workshop organizers and attendees must register for their workshop and possibly for the main AAMAS conference.
Requirements for Submissions
To propose a workshop in AAMAS 2006, you will submit a complete workshop proposal containing the following information:
- The title of the workshop;
- A detailed description of the technical issues that the workshop will address;
- The statements:
- How is the workshop relevant to, and complementary with, the main conference?
- Why is the workshop of particular significance at this time?
- A list of related workshops held within the last two years, if any, and their relation to the proposed workshop;
- The names, affiliations, postal address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of the workshop organizers (It is expected that organizers will be recognized experts in the related fields, and the organizing committee should include individuals from multiple institutions);
- A list of potential program committee members, including their affiliations;
- The expected number of attendees (estimating minimum and maximum values);
- Description of paper review process and acceptance standards;
- A draft workshop call for papers;
- The expected date and duration of the workshop;
- If the workshop was previously held:
- The name of the affiliated conference, if applicable;
- The names, titles, and affiliations of organizers;
- The numbers of submissions, accepted papers, and attendees at the last (two) workshop(s);
- The publication of the proceedings.
All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the AAMAS-2006 Workshop Chair, Prof. Jiming Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org), in plain ASCII text, no later than
** October 23, 2005 **
Proposers will be notified of the committee's decision no later than
** November 13, 2005 **
The selection of the workshops to be included in the final AAMAS program will be based upon multiple factors, including: the scientific/technical interest of the topics, the quality of the proposal, balance and distinctness of workshop topics, and the capacity of the conference workshop program.
Responsibilities of AAMAS and of Workshop Organizers
For all accepted proposals, AAMAS will be responsible for:
- Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the workshop;
- Together with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time;
- Duplicating working notes and distributing them to the participants.
Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:
- Setting up a web site for the workshop;
- Advertising the workshop and issuing a call for participation/papers;
- Collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of acceptance or rejection in due time, and ensuring a transparent and fair selection process. All workshop organizers are recommended to adopt the following deadlines for submissions and notifications of acceptance.
** [extended] February 1, 2006: submission of contributions to workshops **
** February 19, 2006: notifications **
- Uploading one PDF file of the entire workshop's working notes to an FTP site (as to be announced) in due time;
** March 19, 2006: submission/uploading of workshop's working notes to the FTP site **
- Ensuring that the workshop organizers and the participants get registered to the workshop and are invited to register to the main conference.
AAMAS reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the above responsibilities are not fulfilled, or if too few attendees register for the workshop.
- October 23, 2005:
- Proposal submission deadline
- November 13, 2005:
- Workshop selection notification
- February 1, 2006:
- Deadline for submitting contributions to workshops
- February 19, 2006:
- Acceptance notification to workshop authors
- May 8 - 9, 2006:
- AAMAS-2006 Workshops
Please send proposals (in ASCII) and inquiries via email to: Prof. Jiming Liu (email@example.com)