IEEE International Conference on Agents
(IEEE ICA 2016)

Award Information

Best Paper Award

Naoki Yamada, Yuji Yamagata, Naoki Fukuta, “Query Rewriting or Ontology Modification? Considering Reasoning Capability on LOD Endpoints”

Best Student Paper Award

Katsuki Ichinose, Tomoichi Takahashi, "Simulation of Evacuation Behaviors in Dynamically Changing Situations and its Qualitative Validation”

Discussion Award

Jun Yan, University of Wollongong, Australia
Qing Chuan Ye, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands


Program at a glance (PDF: Updated on September 20th)

Detailed Program (PDF: Updated on September 20th)


Call for paper

Intelligent agents are software entities which can carry out some actions on behalf of clients with some degree of autonomy. Through sensing the status of environment, agents perform some operations based on some possessed knowledge in order to change or influence the environment towards their goals. A Multi-Agent System (MAS) is a group or society of agents, and agents interact with others in the group cooperatively and/or competitively in order to reach their individual or common goals. In general, agents possess five common properties which are autonomy (some level of self-control), adaptivity (the ability to learn and improve performance with experience), reactivity (the ability to perceive the environment and to respond in a timely fashion to changes that occur), proactivity (the ability not only to act simply in response to their environment but also to exhibit goal-directed behaviour by taking the initiative) and sociability (the ability to interact, communicate and work with other agents). Research on agent techniques and MASs mainly focus on improving existing or invent innovative frameworks, models, mechanisms, approaches and algorithms to improve agents effectiveness and efficiency in those five aspects for advanced autonomous problem solving abilities in complex environments.

We envision a future society where computational agents and humans (physical agents) are linving, working and snuggling with each other. Harmonious collaboration among computational agents and humans are of importance in the next-generation society. ICA2016 will call for papers related to the following topics on agents:
- Decision making techniques
- Multi-agent communication and interaction protocols
- Negotiation and argumentation
- Game theory and auctions
- Social Computing
- Cooperation, collaboration and coordination mechanisms
- Self-organization and self-adaptation
- Computational Reasoning
- Machine learning
- Complex systems and system dynamics
- Collective Intelligence
- Programming languages
- Internet of things, agents, and people
- Systems designs, development and implementation
- Human and multi-agent systems interaction
- Social science and humanities
- Ethical, legal, and social issues
- Future visions and grand challenges
and other related areas.

Agent technique and multi-agent system are very important fields in Artificial Intelligence (AI). We believe that ICA2016 will attract attentions from not only AI researchers, but also domain experts and industrial investigators who are interested in the applications of AI techniques.


Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission due June 10, 2016
Workshop acceptance notification June 15, 2016
Full paper submission due July 7, 2016
Poster paper Submission due July 7, 2016
Notification July 25, 2016
Early registration due August 10, 2016
Camera ready due August 10, 2016
IEEE ICA 2016 Sept. 28 – Sept.30, 2016

Shimane Map

Matsue is East Area of Shimane.

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Conference Venue

Kunibiki Messe, Shimane Prefectural Convention Center

- Kunibiki Messe/Address: 1-2-1 Gakuen Minami Matsue, Shimane, 690-0826, Japan
- Telephone number : +81-852-32-1903
- FAX number : +81-852-22-9219

Access to Kunibiki Messe, Matsue

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IEEE ICA 2016 CFP (PDF)
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Important dates
Workshop proposal submission due June 10, 2016
Workshop acceptance notification June 15, 2016
Full paper submission due July 7, 2016
Poster paper submission due July 7, 2016
Notification July 25, 2016
Early registration due August 10, 2016
Cameraready due August 10, 2016
IEEE ICA 2016 Sept. 28 – Sept.30, 2016
Conference Venue
Kunibiki Messe
1-2-1 Gakuen Minami, Matsue, Shimane, 690-0826, Japan
TEL: +81-852-24-1111