Call for Demo Proposals

AAMAS 2010 will include a demonstration session. The goal of the demonstrations is to give participants, from industry and academia an opportunity to present their latest developments on software and/or robotic systems. In addition, we strongly encourage students to submit valuable demos resulting from their projects or thesis work.

A "Best Demo Award" will be awarded, and will include a cash prize of $1,000. The award selection will be done by the exhibits and demos co-chairs in consultation with the Advisory Board.

Demonstrators are expected to present a live interactive demo at assigned time slots during the conference. Developers of software or robotic systems based on autonomous agents or multi-agent techniques, especially those showing novel technology, are especially welcome. Examples of demos include but are not limited to:
  • Multi-agent software systems
  • Industrial and military applications (including prototypes)
  • Agent-based games
  • Agent platforms and development environments
  • Open-source software tools
  • Robotic systems (single and multi-agent)
  • Virtual agents and interactive virtual environments
  • Simulation environments


Submissions accepted for the demonstration session will be advertised on the AAMAS website and in the conference booklet, which will contain abstracts of all available demos. Each demo submission should consist of a compressed file (*.rar or *.zip formats), named as the first author's surname, and containing the following:
  1. Paper: A 2-page paper in which the authors describe the system to be demonstrated. The paper should describe the application domain, the problem scenario, the technology used, the agent/multi-agent techniques involved, the innovations of the system, its live and interactive aspects, etc. Papers must be prepared in PDF format using the AAMAS style (follow these instructions)). The PDF file of the paper must be named "XXXX.pdf" where XXXX is the surname of the first author.

  2. Movie / Demo Plan: The paper must contain a URL link to a demonstration movie (youtube compatible) of a maximum length of 10 minutes. The movie must clearly show how the demo will be performed.
    Important: Do not send the video file itself in the compressed submission file.
    Alternatively, the authors can submit a separate document (within the compressed file described above) that consists of a series of snapshots of the demo annotated with an explanation. This file must be named "demoplan.pdf".
    Additional information: The compressed file must contain a plain text file (named "summary.txt") including the following information:
    • Demonstration title
    • Authors (name, affiliation, email, address, phone fax)
    • The corresponding author with her/his email address
    • Abstract (max. 150 words)
    • Keywords
    • The category of the submission
    • URL (if available)
    • Paper ID if the demo is related to a paper at the main conference
    • Equipment you will bring (e.g., laptop, robot)
    • Equipment you will need (e.g., table, poster board, power sockets)
    • Special requirements (e.g., space for robot and if so how much, video projector)
    • A discussion of the present state of your demo (e.g., ready to demonstrate now, but if not, include a realistic estimate for conclusion and what remains to be done before you have a demonstrable software/robotic system).
  3. Contribution and Supervisor Endorsement (student projects only): A 1-page statement in which the student clearly describes his personal contribution to the project. The content of the statement must be confirmed by the student's advisor, via a separate email, to both Demos Chairs.
Accepted demos will have the 2-page papers included in the AAMAS proceedings.


All demonstration submissions should be submitted via EasyChair (may require signing up to EasyChair if you do not already have an account) at the following address:


The submission and selection processes for the AAMAS 2010 demos will be separate from that of the main conference. Each submission will be assessed by the demo co-chairs and at least one member of the advisory board. The authors will receive a brief report with the result of the evaluation with the notification.
The main evaluation criteria are:
  • Relevance to AAMAS
  • Quality and soundness of the underlying technology
  • Novelty of the application domain
  • Maturity of the (deployed) system
  • Potential for public interaction
Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted demos will be sent to the corresponding author (see dates below). At least one author of each accepted demonstration is required to register and to attend the conference to give the demonstration.


  • Submission deadline: January 11, 2010.
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 29, 2010.
  • Camera-ready paper: February 5, 2010


For more information, contact the demos co-chairs via email.


  • Jacob Crandall, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE
  • Partha S Dutta, Rolls-Royce, Singapore
  • Andrew Gilpin, Hg Analytics, USA
  • Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Michael Neff, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Pablo Noriega, IIIA, Spain
  • Andrea Omicini, Universita di Bologna, Italy
  • H. Van Dyke Parunak, NewVectors LLC, USA
  • Juan Pavón, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
  • Dave Robertson, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Alex Rogers, University of Southampton, UK
  • Onn Shehory, IBM, Israel
  • Candy Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Michael Winikoff, University of Otago, New Zealand
(more coming soon)


Catherine Pelachaud
CNRS Télécom ParisTech, France
Iyad Rahwan
British University in Dubai, UAE and
University of Edinburgh, UK

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