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ICAART is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

The purpose of the 4th 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/.

Conference Areas

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:



  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Ontologies
  • Model-based Reasoning
  • Uncertainty in AI
  • Bayesian Networks
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Reactive AI
  • Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Case-based Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Vision and Perception
  • AI and Creativity
  • Expert Systems
  • Soft Computing
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Neural Networks
  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Cognitive Systems
  • State Space Search
  • Constraint Satisfaction
  • Data Mining
  • Industrial Applications of AI


  • Agent Models and Architectures
  • Agent Communication Languages
  • Distributed Problem Solving
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Semantic Web
  • Simulation
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Privacy, Safety and Security
  • Mobile Agents
  • Economic Agent Models
  • Auctions and Markets
  • SOA and Software Agents
  • Agent Platforms and Interoperability
  • Web Intelligence
  • Group Decision Making
  • Physical Agents
  • Robot and Multi-robot Systems
  • Self Organizing Systems
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Task Planning and Execution
  • Programming Environments and Languages
  • Negotiation and Interaction Protocols
  • Conversational Agents
  • Cooperation and Coordination
  • Cloud Computing
Keynote Speakers

Luís Paulo Reis, University of Minho / LIACC, Portugal
Anthony G. Cohn, University of Leeds, U.K.
Wolfgang Wahlster, German Research Center for AI, Germany
Frank Dignum, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
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.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of JOPHA - Journal of Physical Agents.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Springer's LNCS TCCI Journal.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


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Conference Chair

Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon / IT, Portugal

Program Chair

Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Program Committee

Daghan Acay, YTEK, Australia
Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Jose Aguilar, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
H. Levent Akin, Bogazici University, Turkey
Rudolf Albrecht, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Klaus-Dieter Althoff, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence / University of Hildesheim, Germany
Frédéric Amblard, IRIT - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
Leila Amgoud, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Andreas Andreou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Tsz-Chiu Au, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Snorre Aunet, University of Oslo, Norway
Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Antonio Bahamonde, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Suzanne Barber, The University of Texas, United States
Steve Barker, King's College London University, United Kingdom
Senén Barro, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Roman Barták, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Teresa M. A. Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Jacob Beal, BBN Technologies, United States
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Christoph Benzmueller, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Greet Vanden Berghe, KAHO St.-Lieven, Belgium
Carole Bernon, University of Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, France
Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Reinaldo Bianchi, Centro Universitario da FEI, Brazil
Juan A. Botía Blaya, University of Murcia, Spain
Andre Pinz Borges, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Tibor Bosse, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Djamel Bouchaffra, Oakland University, United States
Bruno Bouchard, LIARA laboratory, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
Danielle Boulanger, IAE- Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Ivan Bratko, Faculty of Computer and Information Sc., University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Paolo Bresciani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - FBK, Italy
Egon L. van den Broek, Human-Centered Computing Consultancy / University of Twente / Radboud UMC Nijmegen, Netherlands
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Silvia Calegari, Universita' Degli Studi Di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Rui Camacho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Valérie Camps, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
Nicola Capodieci, Università degli Studi Di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
João Carvalho, Universidade Federal De Campina Grande, Brazil
Jose Jesus Castro-schez, Escuela Superior de Informatica, Spain
Patrick De Causmaecker, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sara Ceschia, University of Udine, Italy
Xiaoping Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Marco Chiarandini, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Daniel Corkill, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Gabriella Cortellessa, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Darryl N. Davis, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Scott A. DeLoach, Kansas State University, United States
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Richard Dobson, King's College London, United Kingdom
Julie Dugdale, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Edmund Durfee, University of Michigan, United States
Stefan Edelkamp, Universität Bremen, Germany
Thomas Eiter, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Fabrício Enembreck, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Floriana Esposito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Maria Fasli, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Nazim Fatès, LORIA - INRIA Nancy Grand-Est, France
Stefano Ferilli, University of Bari, Italy
Antonio Fernández-Caballero, Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Edilson Ferneda, Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil
Klaus Fischer, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany
Roberto Flores, Christopher Newport University, United States
Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
Wai-Keung Fung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Enrico H. Gerding, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Joseph Giampapa, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, United States
Piotr Gmytrasiewicz, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Baris Gokce, Bogazici University, Turkey
Herman Gomes, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil
Madhu Goyal, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
Eric Gregoire, Universite d Artois, France
Sven Groppe, University of Lübeck, Germany
Zahia Guessoum, UPMC, France
Renata Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), Brazil
Rune Gustavsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Minghua He, Aston university, United Kingdom
Pedro Rangel Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Frans Henskens, University of Newcastle, Australia
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Mark Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ales Horak, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Enda Howley, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Marc-Philippe Huget, University of Savoie, Polytech Annecy Chambéry, France
Luke Hunsberger, Vassar College, United States
Carlos Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Luis Iribarne, University of Almería, Spain
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
François Jacquenet, University of Saint-Étienne, France
Wojtek Jamroga, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Yanguo Jing, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Benjamin Johnston, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Lalana Kagal, MIT, United States
Fernando Koch, IBM Research, Brazil
Martin Kollingbaum, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science, Russian Federation
Tsvika Kuflik, Haifa University, Israel
Luis C. Lamb, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Anna T. Lawniczak, University of Guelph, Canada
Ho-fung Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Luis Jiménez Linares, University of de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Honghai Liu, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Shih-Hsi Liu, California State University, Fresno, United States
Stephane Loiseau, Leria, France
Noel Lopes, IPG, Portugal
Gabriel Pereira Lopes, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Adolfo Lozano-Tello, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Hongen Lu, La Trobe University, Australia
Bernd Ludwig, University of Regensburg, Germany
Xudong Luo, Sun Yat-Sen University, United Kingdom
José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
Prabhat K. Mahanti, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Jan Maluszynski, Linkoeping University, Sweden
Jeroen de Man, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jerusa Marchi, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Goreti Marreiros, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
Nicola Di Mauro, Università di Bari, Italy
Amnon Meisels, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Benito Mendoza, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, United States
Daniel Merkle, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Ali Minai, University of Cincinnati, United States
José Moreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Haralambos Mouratidis, University of East London, United Kingdom
Christian Müller-Schloer, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Jens Nimis, Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luis Nunes, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Portugal
Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Michel Occello, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, France
Sancho Oliveira, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Djamila Ouelhadj, LMMG (Logistics and Mathematics Management Group), United Kingdom
Alessandro Panella, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Nandan Parameswaran, University of New South Wales, Australia
James Parker, University of Minnesota, United States
Andrew Parkes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Patan, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Loris Penserini, FBK-IRST, Italy
Eanes Pereira, UEPB, Brazil
Paolo Petta, Österreichische Studiengesellschaft für Kybernetik, Austria
Steve Phelps, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Eric Platon, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engg., Madha Engineering College, Anna University-Chennai, India
Henry Prakken, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Marco Prandini, University of Bologna, Italy
Carla Purdy, University of Cincinnati, United States
Mariachiara Puviani, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Franco Raimondi, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Martin Rehák, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Alessandro Ricci, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
Fátima Rodrigues, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Pilar Rodriguez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Carlos Rodriguez-Fernandez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Rosaldo Rossetti, Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial e Ciência de Computadores, LIACC/FEUP, Portugal
Ruben Ruiz, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Manuel Filipe Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
Jorge Gomez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Edson Scalabrin, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Andrea Schaerf, Università di Udine, Italy
Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Campus Kirchberg, Luxembourg
Michael Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Murat Sensoy, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Peer Olaf Siebers, Nottingham University, United Kingdom
Flavio S. Correa Da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ricardo Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Olivier Simonin, INRIA - LORIA, France
Iryna Skrypnyk, University of Jyvaskyla, United States
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Marina V. Sokolova, Instituto de Investigacion en Informática de Albacete, Spain
Safeeullah Soomro, BIZTEK Institute of Business & Technology, Pakistan
Armando Sousa, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Bruno Di Stefano, Nuptek Systems Ltd., Canada
Kathleen Steinhofel, King's College London, United Kingdom
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University, Japan
Zhaohao Sun, University of Ballarat, Australia
Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thailand
Pavel Surynek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Gion K. Svedberg, Malmo University, Sweden
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Nick Taylor, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Patrícia Tedesco, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco/FADE, Brazil
Vagan Terziyan, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Michael Thielscher, The University of New South Wales, Australia
José Torres, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Paola Turci, University of Parma, Italy
Anni-Yasmin Turhan, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Franco Turini, KDD Lab, University of Pisa, Italy
Paulo Urbano, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
David Uthus, Naval Research Lab, United States
Eloisa Vargiu, Barcelona Digital, Spain
Brent Venable, University of Padova, Italy
Katja Verbeeck, Kaho Sint-Lieven, Belgium
Rineke Verbrugge, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Laurent Vercouter, INSA de Rouen, France
Konstantin Vikhorev, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy
Aurora Vizcaino, Escuela Superior de Informatica, Spain
Giuseppe Vizzari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Dirk Walther, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Yves Wautelet, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Rosina Weber, Drexel University, United States
Marco Wiering, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Graham Winstanley, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Cees Witteveen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Stefan Woltran, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
T. N. Wong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Franz Wotawa, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Bozena Wozna-Szczesniak, Jan Dlugosz University, Poland
Feiyu Xu, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI), Germany
Xin-She Yang, National Physical Lab, United Kingdom
Huiyu Zhou, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Jean-Daniel Zucker, UMI UMMISCO, France