ICAART is organized by INSTICC (Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication), with technical co-sponsorship by the WfMC and in cooperation with AAAI and APPIA.


The purpose of the 1st International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas. Two simultaneous but strongly related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work within the area of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general, including web applications, on one hand, and within the area of non-distributed AI, including the more traditional areas such as Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception and also not so traditional areas such as Reactive AI Systems, Evolutionary Computing and other aspects of Computational Intelligence and many other areas related to intelligent systems, on the other hand.

A substantial amount of research work is ongoing in these knowledge areas, in an attempt to discover appropriate theories and paradigms to use in real-world applications. Much of this important work is therefore theoretical in nature. However there is nothing as practical as a good theory, as Boltzman said many years ago, and some theories have indeed made their way into practice. Informatics applications are pervasive in many areas of Artificial Intelligence and Distributed AI, including Agents and Multi-Agent Systems; This conference intends to emphasize this connection, therefore, authors are invited to highlight the benefits of Information Technology (IT) in these areas. Ideas on how to solve problems using agents and artificial intelligence, both in R&D and industrial applications, are welcome. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICAART with an ISBN. A book with the best papers of the conferene will be published by Springer-Verlag. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Additional information can be found at http://www.icaart.org/


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following conference areas:
  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Agents
    - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
    - Uncertainty in AI
    - Model-Based Reasoning
    - Machine Learning
    - Logic Programming
    - Ontologies
    - Data Mining
    - Constraint Satisfaction
    - State Space Search
    - Case-Based Reasoning
    - Cognitive Systems
    - Natural Language Processing
    - Intelligent User Interfaces
    - Reactive AI
    - Vision and Perception
    - Pattern Recognition
    - Ambient Intelligence
    - AI and Creativity
    - Artificial Life
    - Soft Computing
    - Evolutionary Computing
    - Neural Networks
    - Fuzzy Systems
    - Planning and Scheduling
    - Game playing
    - Expert Systems
    - Industrial applications of AI

    - Distributed Problem Solving
    - Agent Communication Languages
    - Agent Models and Architectures
    - Multi-Agent Systems
    - Brokering and matchmaking
    - Cooperation and Coordination
    - Conversational Agents
    - Negotiation and Interaction Protocols
    - Programming Environments and Languages
    - Task Planning and Execution
    - Autonomous Systems
    - Cognitive Robotics
    - Group Decision Making
    - Web Intelligence
    - Web Mining
    - Semantic Web
    - Grid Computing
    - Agent Platforms and Interoperability
    - SOA and Software Agents
    - Simulation
    - Economic Agent Models
    - Social Intelligence
    - Security and Reputation
    - Mobile Agents
    - Pervasive Computing
    - Privacy, safety and security


Edward H. Shortliffe, Arizona State University, United States
Marco Dorigo, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Timo Honkela, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Paulo Urbano, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.
The proceedings will be indexed by INSPEC and DBLP.
The proceedings of ICAART 2009 will be evaluated, for possible indexation, by EI and ISI Proceedings after their publication.


ICAART Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
                 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8556
Email: secretariat@icaart.org
Web: http://www.icaart.org


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Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon/IT, Portugal


Bernadette Sharp, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom

Stéphane Airiau, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham , United Kingdom
Suzanne Barber, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
Punam Bedi, University of Delhi, India
Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada
Guido Boella, Università di Torino, Italy
Sander Bohte, CWI, Netherlands
Longbing Cao, University of Technology Sidney, Australia
Luigi Ceccaroni, UPC - Barcelona Tech, Spain
Alan Colman, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, LIP6 - University of Paris 6 (Pierre and Marie Curie), France
Yagil Engel, University of Michigan, United States
Marc Esteva, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spain
Berndt Farwer, Durham University, United Kingdom
Roberto Flores, Christopher Newport University, United States
Nicoletta Fornara, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Wojtek Jamroga, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Yves Kodratoff, Université Paris, France
Xudong Luo, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Ann Nicholson, Monash University, Australia
Philippe Pasquier, Laval University, Canada
Loris Penserini, Utrecht University, Italy
Wiebe van der Hoek, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Katja Verbeeck, Kaho Sint-Lieven, Belgium
Rineke Verbrugge, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Cees Witteveen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Scott A. DeLoach, Kansas State University, United States
Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,, Norway
Salvador Abreu, Universidade De Evora, Portugal
Rodrigo Agerri, University of Birmigham, United Kingdom
Thomas Ågotnes, Bergen University College, Norway
H. Levent Akin, Bogazici University, Turkey
Rudolf Albrecht, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Klaus-Dieter Althoff, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Victor Alves, University of Minho, Portugal
Ruhul Amin Sarker, University of New South Wales, Australia
Cesar Analide, University Of Minho, Portugal
Andreas Andreou, University Of Cyprus, Cyprus
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Snorre Aunet, University of Oslo, Norway
Robert Babuska, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Bart Baesens, University Of Southampton, United Kingdom
Antonio Bahamonde, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Matteo Baldoni, Universita' Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy
Steve Barker, King's College London University, United Kingdom
Mike Barley, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Senén Barro, University Of Santiago De Compostela, Spain
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Michael Beetz, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Nabil Belacel, National Research Council Canada, Canada
Orlando Belo, University Of Minho, Portugal
Carlos Bento, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Carole Bernon, University of Toulouse III, France
Aurélie Beynier, University Paris 6, France
Enrique Bonsón, Universidad De Huelva, Spain
Tibor Bosse, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Luis Botelho, Superior Institute of Labour and Enterprise Sciences, Portugal
Vicente Botti, Polytechnic University Of Valenciaº, Spain
Djamel Bouchaffra, Oakland University, United States
Jean-Louis Boulanger, CERTIFER, France
Danielle Boulanger, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Paolo Bresciani, European Commission, Belgium
Jan Broersen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Silvia Calegari, Universita' Degli Studi Di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Monique Calisti, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
Valérie Camps, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
Jose Jesus Castro-schez, Escuela Superior De Informatica, Spain
Nick Cercone, Dalhousie University, Canada
Radovan Cervenka, Whitestein Technologies, Slovak Republic
Shyi-Ming Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Vincent Chevrier, LORIA Nancy University, France
Adam Cheyer, SRI International, United States
Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna, Italy
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Dan Corkill, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Paulo Cortez, Universidade Do Minho, Portugal
Massimo Cossentino, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Italy
Stephen Cranefield, University of Otago, New Zealand
Daniel Dajun Zeng, The University of Arizona, United States
Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University, Netherlands
John Debenham, University Of Technology Sydney, Australia
Yves Demazeau, CNRS, France
Andreas Dengel, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany
Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Birkbeck College, University Of London, United Kingdom
Nicola Di Mauro, Università di Bari, Italy
Gaël Dias, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Juergen Dix, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Andrej Dobnikar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Patrick Doherty, Linköping University, Sweden
Wlodzislaw Duch, Copernicus University, Poland, Poland
Julie Dugdale, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Yaniv Eytani, University Of Illinois At Urbana-champaign, United States
J. F. Baldwin, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
George F. Luger, University of New Mexico, United States
Stefano Ferilli, Universite of Bari, Italy
Antonio Fernández-caballero, Universidad De Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Edilson Ferneda, Catholic University Of Brasília, Brazil
Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
Wai-Keung Fung, University of Manitoba, Canada
João Gama, University of Porto, Portugal
Alessandro Garcia, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Peter Geczy, AIST, Japan
Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
Joseph Giampapa, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
Andrea Giovannucci, UPF, Spain
Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Universite Paul Sabatier, France
Jorge Gomez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Fernando Gomide, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
Sven Groppe, University Of Lübeck, Germany
Zahia Guessoum, Upmc, France
Rune Gustavsson, Blekinge Institute Of Technology, Sweden
Rafael H.Bordini, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Hani Hagras, University Of Essex, United Kingdom
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University Of Technology, Poland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Mark Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Marc-Philippe Huget, University of Savoie, Polytech'Savoie, France
Carlos Iglesias, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Carlos Iván Chesñevar, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Sushil J. Louis, University of Nevada, United States
François Jacquenet, University of Saint-Étienne, France
Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Gion K. Svedberg, Örebro University, Sweden
Sankar K.Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Nikos Karacapilidis, University Of Patras, Greece
Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
László Kóczy, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Joanna Kolodziej, University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Boris Kovalerchuk, Central Washington University, United States
Stan Kurkovsky, Central Connecticut State University, United States
Halina Kwasnicka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Candace L. Sidner, BAE Systems AIT, United States
Nuno Lau, University of Aveiro, Portugal
W. Lewis Johnson, University of Southern California, United States
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Honghai Liu, University Of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Stephane Loiseau, Leria, France
Carlos Lucena, Puc-rio, Brazil
Bernd Ludwig, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Adina M. Florea, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
Nadia Magnenat-thalmann, University Of Geneva, Switzerland
Laurent Magnin, In Fine Consulting, France
Goreti Marreiros, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
Rui Mendes, University of Minho, Portugal
Ali Minai, University of Cincinnati , United States
Guy Mineau, Université Laval, Canada
Haralambos Mouratidis, University of East London, United Kingdom
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
José Neves, University of Minho, Portugal
Paulo Novais, Universidade Do Minho, Portugal
Luis Nunes, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Portugal
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Djamila Ouelhadj, Asap Group (automated Scheduling, Planning And Optimisation) , United Kingdom
Jeng-Shyang Pan, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan
Oscar Pastor, Valencia University Of Technology, Spain
Krzysztof Patan, University Of Zielona Gora, Poland
Terry Payne, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Michal Pechoucek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Witold Pedrycz, University Of Alberta, Canada
Wojciech Penczek, Institute of Computer Science, Poland
Gabriel Pereira Lopes, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Dana Petcu, Western University Of Timisoara, Romania
Leif Peterson, The Methodist Hospital, United States
Paolo Petta, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Thammanit Pipatsrisawat (Knot), UCLA, United States
Eric Platon, National Insititute of Informatics, Japan
Agostino Poggi, University Of Parma, Italy
Rui Prada, INESC-ID, Portugal
Ronald R. Yager, Machine Intelligence Insitute, Iona College, United States
M. Rajmohan, College of Engineering,Guindy, Anna University, India
Carlos Ramos, Institute Of Engineering, Polytechnic Of Porto, Portugal
Omar Rana, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Marek Reformat, University Of Alberta, Canada
Martin Rehák, ATG, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Luís Reis, Feup, Portugal
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
Fátima Rodrigues, Isep/gecad, Portugal
Pilar Rodriguez, Universidade Autónoma De Madrid, Spain
Daniel Rodriguez, University Of Alcalá, Spain
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Rosaldo Rossetti, Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial e Ciência de Computadores, LIACC/FEUP, Portugal
Elie Sanchez, Aix-Marseille University , France
Manuel Filipe Santos, University Of Minho, Portugal
Eugene Santos Jr., Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, United States
Jose Sardinha, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics , Japan
Luís Seabra Lopes, University Of Aveiro, Portugal
Viviane Silva, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Iryna Skrypnyk, University Of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Alexander Smirnov, Spiiras, Russian Federation
Diana F. Spears, University of Wyoming, United States
Kostas Stathis, University of London, United Kingdom
Roy Sterritt, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada
Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, United States
Ramayah T., Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Agh University Of Science And Technology, Poland
Kuldar Taveter, University of Melbourne, Australia
Luís Torgo, University of Porto, Portugal
Paola Turci, University Of Parma, Italy
Franco Turini, KDD Lab, University of Pisa, Italy
Paulo Urbano, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Brent Venable, University of Padua, Italy
Jose Vidal, University Of South Carolina, United States
Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy
Frank Wang, Cambridge-cranfield High Performance Computing Facilities, United Kingdom
Gerhard Weiss, SCCH, Austria
Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Mary-Anne Williams, The University of Technology, Australia
Graham Winstanley, University Of Brighton, United Kingdom
Bozena Wozna, Jan Dlugosz University , Poland
Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Jun Zhang, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

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