The 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2018) took place from January 16th to January 18th, 2018 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. It was organised by Ana Paula Rocha, Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Computing Engineering, University of Porto and Luc Steels, an ICREA research fellow at the Institute for Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC) in Barcelona.

The conference was sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Funchal, Portugal

Funchal, Portugal

The purpose of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence was to bring together researchers, engineers, and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in the areas of Agents and Artificial Intelligence. This year, two simultaneous related tracks were held, covering both applications and current research work. One track focused on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general. The other track focused mainly on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception, Reactive AI Systems, and Evolutionary Computing.

The meeting was complemented with the Special Session on Human-centric Applications of Multi-agent Technologies (HAMT) and the Special Session on Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence (NLPinAI).

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

ICAART received 161 paper submissions, including special sessions, from 35 countries only 28% of which were accepted as full papers, showing the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference.

The conference program included the panel and four invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Luc Steels (ICREA, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC) Barcelona, Spain), Virginia Dignum (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands), Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University, United States) and Luís Antunes (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal).

The conference was attended by participants from many countries — Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Sweden, Estonia, Finland, the USA, Austria, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, China, Oman, Tunisia, India.

The Conference covered a wide range of topics in the following general fields:

·       Agent Communication Languages

·       Cooperation and Coordination

·       Distributed Problem Solving

·       Intelligent Auctions and Markets

·       Mobile Agents

·       Multi-Agent Systems

·       Negotiation and Interaction Protocols

·       Agent Models and Architectures

·       Programming Environments and Languages

·       Robot and Multi-robot Systems

·       Self-Organizing Systems

·       Semantic Web

·       Swarm Intelligence

·       Task Planning and Execution

·       Web Intelligence

·       Agent Platforms and Interoperability

·       Autonomous Systems

·       Cloud Computing and Its Impact

·       AI and Creativity

·       Industrial applications of AI

·       Intelligent User Interfaces

·       Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

·       Knowledge-Based System

·       Machine Learning

·       Model-Based Reasoning

·       Natural Language Processing

·       Neural Networks

·       Ontologies

·       Pattern Recognition

·       Planning and Scheduling

·       State Space Search

·       Uncertainty in AI

·       Big Data

·       Cognitive Systems

·       Data Mining

·       Data Science

PhD student Alexey Zhilyaev took part in the Poster Session. The title of his paper was «Designing distributed multi-agent system for aggregate and final assembly of complex technical objects on ramp-up stage». The paper proposed new models, methods and tools for distributed scheduling, including the modified version of virtual market with new classes of agents. The new feature of multi-agent scheduler considers knowledge base technology which helps to specify each operation in a more detailed and individual way. The paper describes the first system prototype for adaptive planning at the ramp-up stage and the main directions of future system development.

Zhilyaev, ICAART_4

Alexey Zhilyaev

The reports that are the closest to the works of SEC «Smart Solutions»:

  1. Felipe Demarchi, Elder Rizzon Santos and Ricardo Azambuja Silveira. Integration Between Agents and Remote Ontologies for the Use of Content on the Semantic Web.
  2. Davide Calvaresi, Kevin Appoggetti, Luca Lustrissimini, etc. Multi-Agent Systems’ Negotiation Protocols for Cyber-Physical Systems: Results from a Systematic Literature Review.
  3. Syed Tahseen Raza Rizvi, Dominique Mercier, etc. Ontology-based Information Extraction from Technical Documents.
  4. Elie Saad, Koen V. Hindriks and Mark A. Neerincx. Ontology Design for Task Allocation and Management in Urban Search and Rescue Missions.
  5. Jéssica Soares dos Santos and Viviane Torres da Silva. A Novel Tool for Detecting Indirect Normative Conflicts in Multi-agent Systems.
  6. Alexander Wendt, Stefan Kollmann, Lydia Siafara and Yevgen Biletskiy. Usage of Cognitive Architectures in the Development of Industrial Applications.
  7. Marika Ivanova, Pavel Surynek and Katsutoshi Hirayama. Area Protection in Adversarial Path-finding Scenarios with Multiple Mobile Agents on Graphs.
  8. Filippos Gouidis, Theodore Patkos, Giorgos Flouris and Dimitris Plexousakis. Dynamic Repairing A*: A Plan-Repairing Algorithm for Dynamic Domains.
  9. Mirgita Frasheri, Baran C¨ur¨ukl¨u and Mikael Ekstrom. Comparison Between Static and DynamicWillingness to Interact in Adaptive Autonomous Agents.
  10. Mairon Belchior, Jéssica Soares dos Santos and Viviane Torres da Silva. Strategies for Resolving Normative Conflict That Depends on Execution Order of Runtime Events in Multi-Agent Systems.
  11. Asia Al-karkhi and Maria Fasli. Disruption Recovery within Agent Organisations in Distributed Systems.
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal, Portugal