September 19 - 20, 2006
in Erfurt, Germany
AIMS & SCOPE
The German conference on Multi-Agent system TEchnologieS (MATES) provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, users and developers to present and discuss latest advances in research work as well as prototyped or fielded systems of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems. The conference aims to promote theory and application and covers the whole range of agent- and multi-agent technologies.
For the fourth time the German special interest group on Distributed Artificial Intelligence in cooperation with the steering committee of MATES organizes this international conference in order to promote theory and application of agents and multi-agent systems. Building on the three successful predecessors in 2003, 2004, and 2005, MATES 2006 takes place from 19th to 20th of September 2006 in Erfurt in the context of the Net.ObjectDays 2006. The Net.ObjectDays (NODe 2006) provide an umbrella for a set of conferences-such as GSEM (International Conference on Grid Service Engineering and Management) and SOAS (International Conference on Self-Organization and Adaptation of Multi-agent and Grid Systems) -that cover aspects of almost any area of agent technologies, autonomic computing, aspect-driven and model-driven architectures, and component-based programming as well as the intersections of these research areas.
We solicit papers that report on recent advances in the domain of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in general but specifically encourage elaborated vision and challenge papers that discuss mid-term and long-term directions for these domains in the context of the above mentioned topics.
EXHIBITION & COURSES
Integral part of the technical program will be an exhibition of a variety of tools for the development, and prototypes of all kinds of practical applications of agent and multiagent technology at the conference venue. Introductory and advanced courses given by experts in the field will particularly focus on practical aspects of agent technology including the engineering and effective use of software agents and multi-agent systems in industrial applications in different domains. Those who wish to present a course should specify the topic, contents, and length of their course.
MATES issues a "MATES 2006 Best Paper Award".
DOCTORAL MENTORING PROGRAM
MATES 2006 intends to include a doctoral mentoring program, aimed at PhD students in advanced stages of their research. This program will provide an opportunity for students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields, to receive feedback on their work and to get advice on managing their careers.
The proceedings of MATES 2006 are planned to be published in the Springer series "Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence" (LNAI).
A flyer for distribution can be downloaded here.
Last update: 19.07.2006
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Submission of papers:
April 21, 2006
Notification of authors:
June 5, 2006
July 3, 2006
September 19-20, 2006