Call for Papers: Industry and Applications track


The AAMAS Industry Track is a special track of the AAMAS conference that offers a globally unique opportunity to present and promote industrial and commercial applications of agent technologies. Due to the growing maturity of the field there are now agent-based applications in widespread use across multiple domains that are responsible for the generation of significant revenue. This event provides the ideal forum to present and discuss your work; to inform and inspire the largest international gathering of agent technology researchers and practitioners with presentations and demonstrations of your compelling applications, success stories and new business ideas. It is our intention that the 2010 event actively works to promote the fostering of mutually beneficial relationships between members of the AAMAS community who are engaged in foundational scientific research and those who are working to make autonomous agents and multi-agent systems a commercial reality.

Topics and Issues of Interest

The AAMAS Industry Track invites submissions of short (4-page) or long (8-page) papers that describe autonomous agent and multi-agent systems that have been incorporated into for-profit or non-profit products or services, or that demonstrate a clear potential to be so included. Application domains of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • telecommunication, media and entertainment
  • bio-technology, pharmaceutical and health care
  • financial systems and services
  • manufacturing, automation, and logistics
  • enterprise systems
  • large-scale and grid systems management
  • transportation and telematics
  • ambient intelligence, intelligent buildings and smart cities
  • surveillance and security
  • e-government
Authors are advised and encouraged to address the following questions in their paper:
  • Why is your chosen application domain important to industry and/or society? What are typical use cases?
  • What is the rationale for using agent-based technology in your application, as opposed to a more traditional approach?
  • If you have deployed your technology commercially, what specific or general insights have you gained from the experience?
  • Have you experienced (or do you foresee) technical challenges or market-based barriers to adoption, and if so how did (or might) you address them?
  • What improvements or external factors might facilitate wider-spread adoption of your technology?
  • What improvements in fundamental agent technology might improve your application, or enable it to be adopted more broadly?
  • In financial terms, or any other appropriate measure of benefit, what is the present value of your technology to customers, industry, or government, and what is its ultimate potential?

What is the relationship between AAMAS Industry Track and AAMAS?

The AAMAS Industry Track is an essential and integral part of the AAMAS conference. It runs concurrently with the regular AAMAS scientific track, and all accepted papers are included in the general conference proceedings.

The AAMAS Industry Track mandates the same high level of quality that has come to be expected of the AAMAS scientific track. The expectation is that authors must make a concerted effort to address the issues and questions identified in "Topics and Issues of Interest", as appropriate to their paper. We discourage the submission of purely speculative papers or papers whose primary contribution is scientific, as these ought to have been submitted to the regular conference track.

Authors submitting a paper to the AAMAS Industry Track are encouraged to submit a demo of their agent-based application to the AAMAS Demonstration session.

Submission instructions and dates

Please format your paper according to standard AAMAS guidelines. AAMAS style guides, as well as templates and style sheets for Microsoft Word and LaTeX can be found here. Papers must be 8 pages (regular paper) or 4 pages (short paper), including figures and references, when formatted using the specified style. Papers should be formatted for standard Letter paper size. (i.e. not A4). Over-length papers will be rejected. Notification of receipt of the electronic paper will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) soon after receipt.

To submit your paper, please register your abstract at before 11:59pm, December 8, 2009 (UTC), and then submit an electronic copy of your completed paper to the same site by 11:59pm, December 15, 2009 (UTC).

We strongly encourage submissions in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format), but will accept submissions in Postscript if PDF is infeasible. We will not accept papers in any other format (e.g., MS Word) because of compatibility problems between software versions, machines, and nationalities. We cannot accept title pages or papers submitted by FAX. Submissions received after this deadline will not be considered for review.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) by January 23, 2010. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and to attend the conference to present the work.

In summary, here are the critical dates:

* Deadline for paper information: December 8, 2009
* Deadline for paper submission: December 15, 2009
* Notification of acceptance or rejection: January 23, 2010
* Final versions due: February 8, 2010

For more information, contact the track co-chairs at

Policy on Multiple Submissions

The AAMAS 2009 Industry Track will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also expected not to submit their papers elsewhere during the AAMAS review period. These restrictions apply only to journals and conferences, not to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and no formal proceedings.

Track Co-Chairs

Dominic Greenwood
Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
Jeff Kephart
IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center, USA

Program Committee

    • Hartwig Baumgärtel, Hochschule Ulm
    • Jeremy Baxter, QinetiQ
    • Michael Berger, DocuWare AG
    • Sven Brückner, NewVectors LLC
    • Paul Buhler, Modus 21
    • Bernard Burg, Panasonic Laboratories
    • Birgit Burmeister, Daimler AG
    • Zhongtang Cai, Oracle Corporation
    • Monique Calisti, Whitestein Technologies
    • Klaus Dorer, Offenburg University
    • James Hanson, IBM Research
    • Tarek Helmy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    • Martin Hofmann, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories
    • Takahiro Kawamura, Toshiba
    • Michael Kerstetter, The Boeing Company
    • Vincent Louis, Dialonics
    • Shigeo Matsubara, Kyoto University
    • Dejan Milojicic, Hewlett Packard Laboratories
    • James Odell, CSC
    • Michal Pechoucek, Czech Technical University
    • Michael Pirker, Siemens AG
    • Maarten Sierhuis, NASA
    • Elizabeth Sklar, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
    • Simon Thompson, BT Research
    • Sven van der Meer, Waterford Institute of Technology
    • Steven Willmott, 3Scale Networks
    • Gaku Yamamoto, IBM and Tokyo Institute of Technology

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