The Demonstrations Track of PRIMA 2017, the 20th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, complements the Research Paper track of the conference and offers an opportunity for presenting late-breaking research results, on-going research projects, and speculative or innovative work in progress. The informal setting of the Demonstrations Track encourages presenters and participants to engage in discussions about the presented work. Such discussions can be invaluable inputs for the future work of the presenters, while offering participants an effective way to broaden their knowledge of the emerging research trends and to network with other researchers.

We invite submissions relevant to the area of multiagent systems and which address, but are not limited to, the topics of the Research Track. Reports on agent-based software systems, even if in progress, are welcome. Demonstrations are intended to showcase innovative agent-based related implementations and technologies. All submissions are intended to convey a scientific result or work in progress and should not be advertisements for commercial software packages.

Anyone is invited to submit a paper for the Demonstration Track, in particular authors of full papers accepted for the Research Track. In this case, the submission must cite the accepted full paper and needs to include an explanation of its added value with respect to the conference paper, i.e., a demonstration of a supporting prototype implementation.

Submission Information

Authors must submit an original short paper, organized as a research paper (with abstract, sections, references), focussing on the artefact that will be shown during the demonstration. The paper should be at least 5 and at most 8 pages long, formatted following the Lecture Notes in Computer Science style (LNCS, https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). A link where a 3-5 minutes long recorded video of the demo can be found must be provided as a title footnote (“thanks” command in Latex) in the first page of the paper. The paper should make clear what exactly will be demonstrated to the participants (e.g., what data sets will be used, which functionalities will be shown), the originality and the significance of the presented artefact. The paper will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 members of the PRIMA Demonstrations Track Program Committee.

At least one of the authors must be a registered participant at the conference, and attend the Demo Session to present the work. The accepted Demonstration papers will not be published by Springer in the printed conference proceedings. They will, however, be compiled into a CEUR-WS Proceedings in the AI*IA Series for easy Web retrieval and archival. We will also edit a special issue of JAOSE with selected papers from both PRIMA and the PRIMA Demonstrations Track.

Papers must be submitted via https://goo.gl/forms/32x5GZbFVewOWROD2

Important Dates

Demo Paper Submission: July 31, 2017 Deadline extended to August 20, 2017
Notifications: September 30, 2017
Camera-Ready Versions: October 15, 2017

Demo Chair

Viviana Mascardi, University of Genova, Italy
viviana.mascardi@unige.it

Demo Program Committee

Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University (CA)
Rafael H. Bordini, PUCRS (BR)
Daniela Briola, Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca (IT)
Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University (NL)
Louise Dennis, University of Liverpool (UK)
Nirmit Desai, IBM T J Watson Research Center
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, LIP6 - University of Pierre and Marie Curie (FR)
James Harland, RMIT University (AU)
Hiromitsu Hattori, Ritsumeikan University (JP)
Ingrid Nunes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) (BR)
Alexander Pokahr, Helmut-Schmidt-University/Bundeswehr University (DE)
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University (US)
David Pynadath, University of Southern California (US)
Alessandro Ricci, Università degli Studi di Bologna (IT)
Yuqing Tang, Microsoft
Giuseppe Vizzari, Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca (IT)