[loginf] MATES 2016 - Final Call for Participation

PD. Dr. Matthias Klusch matthias.klusch at dfki.de
Sun Aug 28 22:21:26 CEST 2016

== MATES 2016
== 14th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies
== September 27 - 30, 2016
== Klagenfurt, Austria
== http://www.dfki.de/mates2016

The MATES conference aims at the promotion of and the cross-fertilization
between theory and application of intelligent agents and multiagent 
It provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and members
of business and industry to present and discuss latest advances in
agent-based computing with prototyped or fielded systems in various
application domains. The MATES conference is among the CORE top-ranked
conferences in the field of agent technologies, and its proceedings are
published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 
(LNAI) series.

MATES 2016 offers a competitive set of special topical sessions,
a doctoral program, four keynotes by distinguished experts, and
issues a MATES 2016 Best Paper Award and a MATES 2016 Best Demo Award.

Keynote Lectures


* Ulrich Furbach (University of Koblenz, Germany):

      Automated Reasoning and Cognitive Computing

* Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany):

      Creating Affective Bonds in Human-Robot Interaction

* Peter Palensky (TU Delft, The Netherlands):

      Hybrid Models for Agents in Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

* Ryszard Kowalczyk (TU Swinburne, Australia):

      Enabling Smart Infrastructure with Intelligent Agent Technologies

Preliminary Program


TUESDAY, 27.9.2016

MATES PhD Mentoring (Doctoral Consortium DC) Sessions:

14:00 – 15:30 MATES DC Session 1
[Chair: Alexander Pokahr]


Learning in Holonic Multi-Agent Based Stigmergic Medical Diagnosis System.
Zohreh Akbari

Towards Context-Dependent Heuristics on Capability Descriptions 
Utilising an Artificial Notion of Meaning.
Johannes Fähndrich

A Holonic Multi-Agent Control System for Networks of Micro-Grids.
Sajad Ghorbani

15:30 – 16:00  Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30  MATES DC Session 2
[Chair: Alexander Pokahr]

Ontology Support of Agent-Based Electricity Market Modelling.
Geovanny Poveda

Individual Mentoring of PhD Students by Assigned Mentors.

-- Welcome Reception including transport to location

WEDNESDAY, 28.9.2016

Morning : Opportunity to attend the INFORMATIK 2016 keynotes for all 
partner conferences
(Lecture Hall A)

9:00 - 10:30
 From Model Checking to Equilibrium Checking
Michael Wooldridge (University of Oxford)

Artificial Intelligence at the Gates of Dawn?
Thomas Eiter (Technical University of Vienna)

11:00 - 12:30
Security Demands and Attempts in the New Digital World
Hanns-Thomas Kopf, Atos

Software verstehen, zerstören, schützen mit automatischen Software-Modellen
Andreas Zeller (Saarland University)

12:30 – 14:00   Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 MATES Session 1: Human-Agent Interaction
[Chair: Matthias Klusch]

Welcome, opening.

MATES 2016 Keynote:
Creating Affective Bonds in Human-Robot Interaction
Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)

Joint Human-Agent Activities: Challenges and Definition.
Sebastian Ahrndt and Sahin Albayrak

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:15 MATES Session 2: Agent-Based Adaptation and Optimisation
[Chair: Jan Ole Berndt]

Using Models at Runtime to Adapt Self-Managed Agents for the IoT.
Inmaculada Ayala, José Miguel Horcas, Mercedes Amor Pinilla and Lidia 

Dynamic (Dis-) Information in Self-Adaptive Distributed Search Systems 
with Information Delays.
Friederike Wall

Multi-Actor Architecture for Schedule Optimisation based on Lagrangian 
Georg Weichhart and Alexander Hämmerle

Thursday, 29.9.2016

9:00 -10:30  MATES Session 3: Agents for Smart Energy I
[Chair: Rainer Unland]

MATES 2016 Keynote:
Hybrid Models for Agents in Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
Peter Palensky (Technical University of Delft)

An Ontology-Driven Approach for Modelling a Multi-Agent-Based 
Electricity Market.
Geovanny Poveda and René Schumann

10:30 – 11:00  Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30  MATES Session 4: Applications of MAS
[Chair: Sebastian Ahrndt]

S2CMAS: An Agent-based System for Planning and Control in Semiconductor 
Supply Chains.
Raphael Herding and Lars Moench

ASP-Driven BDI-Planning Agents in Virtual 3D Environments.
Andre Antakli, Ingo Zinnikus and Matthias Klusch

Demos of Three Systems Nominated for MATES Best Demo Award

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30  MATES Session 5: Agents for Smart Energy II
[Chair: tba]

MATES 2016 Keynote:
Enabling Smart Infrastructure with Intelligent Agent Technologies.
Ryszard Kowalczyk (Swinburne University of Technology)

Analysis of the Effects of Storage Capabilities Integration on Balancing 
Mechanisms in Agent-based Smart Grids.
Serkan Özdemir, Rainer Unland and Wolf Ketter

16:00 – 17:30 MATES Session 6: MAS Engineering and Modeling
[Chair: tba]

DeCoF: A Decentralized Coordination Framework for Various Multi-Agent 
Thomas Preisler, Tim Dethlefs and Wolfgang Renz

Dynamic Metrics for Multi-Agent Systems Using Aspect-Oriented 
Programming - Application to DIMA Platform.
Toufik Marir, Farid Mokhati, Hassina Seridi and Boubakar Benaissa

Design and Use of a Semantic Distance Measure for Interoperability Among 
Johannes Fähndrich, Sabine Weber and Sebastian Ahrndt

Personality and Agents: Formalising State and Effects.
Sebastian Ahrndt, Frank Trollman and Johannes Fähndrich

-- Social Dinner (“Tag der Wirtschaft”)  including transport to location

Friday, 30.9.2016

9:00 -10:30 MATES Session 7: Joint MATES & KI Session
[Chairs: tba]

Joint Keynote of MATES 2016 and  KI 2016:
Automated Reasoning and Cognitive Computing.
Ulrich Furbach (University of Koblenz)

Selected presentation from KI 2016:
A Robotic Home Assistant with Memory Aid Functionality.
Iris Wieser, Sibel Toprak, Andreas Grenzing, Tobias Hinz, Sayantan 
Auddy, Ethem Can Karaoguz,
Abhilash Chandran, Melanie Remmels, Ahmed El Shinawi, Josip Josifovski, 
Leena Chennuru Vankadara,
Faiz Ul Wahab, Alireza M.Alizadeh B., Debasish Sahu, Stefan Heinrich, 
Nicolas Navarro-Guerrero,
Erik Strahl, Johannes Twiefel, and Stefan Wermter

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30  MATES Session 8: MAS Collaboration and Coordination
[Chair: Matthias Klusch]

Hybrid Teams: Flexible Collaboration Between Humans, Robots and Virtual 
Tim Schwartz, Ingo Zinnikus, Hans-Ulrich Krieger, Christian Bürckert, 
Joachim Folz,
Bernd Kiefer, Peter Hevesi, Christoph Lüth, Gerald Pirkl, Torsten 
Norbert Schmitz, Malte Wirkus and Sirko Straube

Spatiotemporal Pattern Matching in RoboCup.
Tom Warnke and Adelinde Uhrmacher

Analysing the Cost-Efficiency of the Multi-Agent Flood Algorithm in 
Search & Rescue Scenarios
Florian Blatt, Matthias Becker and Helena Szczerbicka

Closing with Best Paper Award, Best Demo Award

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break



Registration for MATES includes the following benefits:

     MATES proceedings (LNAI 9872, Springer)
     Coffee breaks 27.-30.9.2016
     Lunches 27.-30.9.2016
     Welcome reception on 27.9. including transport
     Social Dinner on 29.9. including transport
     Free use of the public transportation system in Klagenfurt 27.-30.9.
     Access to all MATES/KI/INFORMATIK 2016 sessions from 27.-30.9.

EARLY BIRD registration deadline is AUGUST 8, 2016 (before August 9, 2016).

Registration for MATES 2016 is handled by the Indico conference 
management system of
the hosting GI INFORMATIK 2016 conference online at

If you have questions on your registration, please contact PD Dr. 
Matthias Klusch at klusch at dfki.de
and Prof. Dr. Heinrich Mayr at Heinrich.Mayr at aau.at


General Chairs:

   Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
   Onn Shehory (IBM Research, Israel)
   Rainer Unland (University of Duisburg-Essen, Gemany)

Honorary Chairs:

   Michael N. Huhns (University of South Carolina, USA)
   Yves Demazeau (CNRS Grenoble, France)
   Toru Ishida (University of Kyoto, Japan)

Doctoral Consortium Chair:

   Alexander Pokahr (University of Hamburg, Germany)

Program Committee:

   Karl Aberer   (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)
   Thomas Agotnes   (University of Bergen, Norway)
   Sebastian Ahrndt   (DAI Lab, Berlin University of Technology, Germany)
   Bernhard Bauer   (University of Augsburg, Germany)
   Olivier Boissier (ENSM de Saint-Etienne, France)
   Vicent Botti   (Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain)
   Nils Bulling   (Delft Universtiy of Technology, Netherlands)
   Longbing Cao   (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
   Georgios Chalkiadakis   (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
   Liana Cipcigan   (Cardiff University, UK)
   Mehdi Dastani   (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
   Paul Davidsson   (University of Malmo, Sweden)
   Joerg Denzinger   (University of Calgary, Canada)
   Frank Dignum   (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
   Juergen Dix   (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
   Johannes Faehndrich (DAI Lab, Berlin University of Technology, Germany)
   Klaus Fischer   (DFKI, Germany)
   Maria Ganzha   (University of Gdansk, Poland)
   Maria Gini   (University of Minnesota, USA)
   Vladimir Gorodetsky   (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
   Axel Hahn   (Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany)
   Koen Hindriks   (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
   Yasuhiko Kitamura   (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
   Franziska Kluegl   (University of Oerebro, Sweden)
   Ryszard Kowalczyk   (Swinburn University of Technology, Australia)
   Winfried Lamersdorf  (University of Hamburg, Germany)
   Arndt Lueder   (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany)
   Lars Moench  (Fernuniversitaet Hagen, Germany)
   John-Jules Meyer   (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
   Joerg P. Mueller  (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
   Tim Norman   (University of Aberdeen, UK)
   Ingrid Nunes   (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
   Eugenio Oliveira   (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
   Andrea Omicini   (University of Bologna, Italy)
   Nir Oren   (University of Aberdeen, UK)
   Sascha Ossowski (University King Juan Carlos, Spain)
   Terry Payne  (University of Liverpool, UK)
   Mathias Petsch   (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany)
   Paolo Petta  (University of Vienna, Austria)
   Valentin Robu   (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK)
   Juan Antonio Rodriguez Aguilar (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
   Michael Rovatsos   (University of Edinburgh, UK)
   Alessandro Ricci   (University of Bologna, Italy)
   Jordi Sabater Mir   (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
   David Sarne   (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
   Carles Sierra   (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
   René Schumann   (FH Western Switzerland, Switzerland)
   David Sislak   (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
   Michael Sonnenschein   (Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, 
   Katia Sycara   (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
   Andreas Symeonidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
   Matthias Thimm   (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
   Huaglory Tianfield  (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
   Ingo J. Timm  (University of Trier, Germany)
   Adelinde Uhrmacher   (University of Rostock, Germany)
   Francesca Toni   (Imperial College London, UK)
   Leon van der Torre   (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
   Birgit Vogel-Heuser  (University of Technology Munich, Germany)
   George Vouros  (University of Piraeus, Greece)
   Gerhard Weiss   (University of Maastricht, Netherlands)
   Michael Weyrich   (University of Siegen, Germany)
   Michael Winikoff   (University of Otago, New Zealand)
   Franco Zambonelli   (University of Modena RE, Italy)
   Ning Zhong  (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)

Local Organisation at Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt:

   Heinrich C. Mayr
   Fadi Al Machot
   Gert Morak
   Stefanie Beyer

MATES Steering Committee

Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany), spokesman
Winfried Lamersdorf (U Hamburg, Germany)
Jörg P. Müller (TU Clausthal, Germany)
Sascha Ossowski (U Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
Paolo Petta (U Vienna, Austria)
Ingo J. Timm (U Trier, Germany)
Rainer Unland (U Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

For more information on the MATES conference series,
please visit:http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/mates-series


Priv.-Doz. Dr. Matthias Klusch
Senior Researcher, DFKI Research Fellow
Head of Intelligent Information Systems Research Team
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH
Agents and Simulated Reality Department
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Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Phone: +49 681 85775 5297, Fax: +49 681 85775 2235
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Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats:
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Sitz der Gesellschaft: Kaiserslautern (HRB 2313)
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