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Special Sessions

Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI and SCOPUS.


HAMT 2018Special Session on Human-centric Applications of Multi-agent Technologies
Chair(s): Yasushi Kambayashi

NLPinAI 2018Special Session on Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence
Chair(s): Roussanka Loukanova and Aarne Ranta

Special Session on Human-centric Applications of Multi-agent Technologies - HAMT 2018

Paper Submission: November 15, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 23, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 1, 2017 (expired)


Yasushi Kambayashi
Computer and Information Engineering, Nippon Institute of Technology

Today, we are witnessing the advent of ubiquitous computing. Computers are not special machines, they are common apparatus. We are using computers without any special attention. Therefore computational technologies should become human centric; multi-agent systems are not exception. Human centric applications should be one of the mainstreams of multi-agent technologies. In this session, we would like to meet with various background research scientists as well as industry specialists to discuss how we can make various agent technologies, support the welfare of humanity. Through this session, we would like to foster any inspirations for designing and developing novel computational applications based on agent technologies as well as communication technologies such as Content-Centric Network technology to support human beings. 

Special Session on Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence - NLPinAI 2018

Paper Submission: November 8, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)


Roussanka Loukanova
Algebra and Logic, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Aarne Ranta
University of Gothenburg

Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) are information conveyors, interpreters, or participate as components of informational content. Generally, language processing depends on agents' knowledge, reasoning, perspectives, and interactions.

The session covers theoretical work, advanced applications, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language (artificial, human, or natural in other ways). The goal is to promote intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes.