The Influential Paper Award

The International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems has set up an influential paper award to recognize publications that have made seminal contributions to the field. Such papers will represent the best and most influential work in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. These papers might, therefore, have proved a key result, led to the development of a new sub-field, demonstrated a significant new application or system, or simply presented a new way of thinking about a topic that has proved influential.

We are pleased to announce that the inaugural winners of this award are:

The award is open to any paper that was published at least 10 years before the relevant AAMAS takes place. The inaugural award will be presented at AAMAS 2006 and thus we considered any paper that was published in 1996 or before. The paper can have been published in any journal, conference, or workshop.

The award is funded by the Agent Theories, Architectures and Languages foundation.