ICAART is organized by INSTICC (Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication).


The purpose of the 2nd 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


Yves Demazeau, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Tim Finin, University of Maryland, United States
Vicent J. Botti i Navarro, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Peter D. Karp, Bioinformatics Research Group within the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI international, United States
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be indexed by INSPEC and DBLP. Awaiting confirmation of indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index and EI.


Valencia was founded by the ancient Romans in 137 BC and has been pillaged, burned and besieged numerous times by various conquerors over the centuries since, but the vivacious Spanish city has sailed into the second millennium as Europe's quintessential sophisticated modern holiday city, a favoured location for the America's Cup yacht race. Situated on the Mediterranean coast about four hours south of Barcelona, Valencia is spread out around its busy port and backed by the hills which give way to the plains of Aragon.
Valencia oozes traditional character, particularly in its old town (El Carmen), and has retained its cultural heritage not only in the form of medieval architecture but also in its quirky, exuberant festivals (like the Battle of the Flowers, the fireworks of Fallas and one dedicated to tomato-hurling). The Valencians even have their own language. Amid the old, Valencia has very much that is new, including its major attraction, the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences, which draws around four million appreciative visitors each year.
Outdoors it is hard to beat the golden beaches which fan out from the port along the coast, and the sprawling city offers plenty of green parks for strolling, cycling or simply lolling on a bench to get your breath back after indulging in the vibrancy of the city. Football is also a local passion, Valencia's team being at the top of the game, and fans should not miss the atmosphere at one of the carnival-like matches.
When night falls, dine on paella, which originated here, and then hit the high spots, because Valencia is renowned for its lively collection of bars and clubs. It may sound clichéd, but Valencia does indeed fit the bill as the holiday city, which 'has it all'.


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
Sander Bohte, CWI, Netherlands
Luigi Ceccaroni, UPC - Barcelona Tech, Spain
Berndt Farwer, Durham University, United Kingdom
Nicoletta Fornara, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Cees Witteveen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Arnulfo Alanis Garza, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Mexico
Rudolf Albrecht, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Cesar Analide, University of Minho, Portugal
Andreas Andreou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Ioannis N. Athanasiadis, IDSIA, Switzerland
Antonio Bahamonde, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Matteo Baldoni, Universita' Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy
Bikramjit Banerjee, University of Southern Mississippi, United States
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Carole Bernon, University of Toulouse III, France
Daniel Berrar, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Ateet Bhalla, Technocrats Institute of Technology, India
Olivier Boissier, ENSM-SE, France
Tibor Bosse, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Luis Botelho, Superior Institute of Labour and Enterprise Sciences, Portugal
Danielle Boulanger, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Paolo Bresciani, European Commission, Belgium
Ana Lúcia C. Bazzan, UFRGS, Brazil
Silvia Calegari, Universita' Degli Studi Di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Valérie Camps, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
Jose Jesus Castro-schez, Escuela Superior de Informatica, Spain
Radovan Cervenka, Whitestein Technologies, Slovak Republic
Georgios Chalkiadakis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Shyi-Ming Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Adam Cheyer, SRI International, United States
Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna, Italy
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Jacob W. Crandall, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Yves Demazeau, CNRS, France
Andreas Dengel, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Germany
Nicola Di Mauro, Università di Bari, Italy
Gaël Dias, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Ian Dickinson, HP Laboratories, Bristol, United Kingdom
Edith Elkind, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Stefano Ferilli, Universite of Bari, Italy
Antonio Fernández-caballero, Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Edilson Ferneda, Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil
Dariusz Frejlichowski, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland
Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
Wai-Keung Fung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Chiara Ghidini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy
Joseph Giampapa, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Universite Paul Sabatier, France
Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
Sven Groppe, University of Lübeck, Germany
Zahia Guessoum, UPMC, France
Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Andreas Herzig, Université Paul Sabatier & CNRS, France
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Mark Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eyke Hüllermeier, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
Carlos Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Carlos Iván Chesñevar, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
François Jacquenet, University of Saint-Étienne, France
Yanguo Jing, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Lalana Kagal, MIT, United States
Matthias Klusch, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, Germany
Joanna Kolodziej, University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Sébastien Konieczny, CNRS - CRIL, France
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science, Russian Federation
Stan Kurkovsky, Central Connecticut State University, United States
Charlie L. Ortiz, SRI International, United States
Candace L. Sidner, BAE Systems AIT, United States
Nuno Lau, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Ho-fung Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
W. Lewis Johnson, Alelo Inc., United States
Baoding Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Chao-Lin Liu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Stephane Loiseau, Leria, France
Hongen Lu, La Trobe University, Australia
Bernd Ludwig, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
Nadia Magnenat-thalmann, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Pierre Maret, Université de Saint Etienne, France
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
Amnon Meisels, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Benito Mendoza, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, United States
Daniel Merkle, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Simon Miles, King's College London, United Kingdom
Pavlos Moraitis, Paris Descartes University, France
Thierry Moyaux, Université de Lyon (INSA), France
Tracy Mullen, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Jeng-Shyang Pan, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Krzysztof Patan, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS - Télécom ParisTech, France
Wojciech Penczek, Institute of Computer Science, Poland
Gabriel Pereira Lopes, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania
Steve Phelps, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Rui Prada, IST and INESC-ID, Portugal
Rong Qu, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Martin Rehák, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Luís Paulo Reis, FEUP/LIACC - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Pilar Rodriguez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Rosaldo Rossetti, Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial e Ciência de Computadores, LIACC/FEUP, Portugal
Alessandro Saffiotti, Orebro University, Sweden
Manuel Filipe Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Camilla Schwind, CNRS, France
Peer Olaf Siebers, Nottingham University, United Kingdom
Viviane Silva, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Safeeullah Soomro, Yanbu University College, Saudi Arabia
Kostas Stathis, University of London, United Kingdom
Kathleen Steinhofel, King's College London, United Kingdom
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada
Shiliang Sun, East China Normal University, China
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Paola Turci, University of Parma, Italy
Franco Turini, KDD Lab, University of Pisa, Italy
Paulo Urbano, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Egon L. van den Broek, Human-Centered Computing Consultancy, Netherlands
Ioannis Vlahavas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Wutnipong Warakraisawad, Bangkok University, Thailand
Bozena Wozna-Szczesniak, Jan Dlugosz University, Poland
Seiji Yamada, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Xin-She Yang, National Physical Lab, United Kingdom
Huiyu Zhou, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

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