12th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing
IDC 2018
15-17 October 2018, Bilbao, Spain


Latest news:

January 19, 2018:
New Accepted Workshop: ML-PdM.

December 13, 2017:
New tutorial: JMETALSP.

December 13, 2017:
New tutorial: KMBD.

December 7, 2017:
New invited speakers: Francisco Herrera and Eleni I. Vlahogianni.

December 5, 2017:
New Accepted Workshop: COMPSUS.

November 15, 2017:
New Accepted Workshop: INDILOG.

November 6, 2017:
Accepted Special Issue on Future Generation Computer Systems.

October 30, 2017:
Definitive conference dates published.

October 25, 2017:
Tentative conference dates published.

October 20, 2017:
First CFP published.

October 19, 2017:
Invited speakers: Jose A. Lozano and David Camacho.

October 18, 2017:
IDC 2018 web site was launched.

8th Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems Technology and Learning (MASTL 2018)

The 8th Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems Technology and Learning (former Multi-Agent Systems Technology and Semantics) will bring together researchers and practitioners who are working on or are interested in exploring novel approaches to multi-agent systems development, learning in multi-agent systems and learning agents, and the use of multi-agent systems technology in building innovative applications. The goal of the workshop is to present and discuss ideas and developments related to two converging areas of research and applications, namely multi-agent systems and agent learning. The workshop aims to focus on issues such as: agent autonomy and agent learning, the role of agents in building complex distributed applications, the collective and cognitive dimensions of the multi-agent systems paradigm, the use of agents in the development and deployment of new applications, the utilization of intelligent agents in the development of ambient intelligence applications. Debates are expected on directions and possibilities of future research in the domain.

Topics of the special session include (but are not restricted to) applications of optimization and machine learning methods as:

Technologies for Modeling and Development of Agent Based Systems
  • Agent Autonomy
  • Novel Architectures for Multi-Agent Systems
  • Agent Interaction Protocols and Negotiation
  • Multi-Agent Planning
  • Multi-Agent Coordination Techniques
  • Self-Organizing Multi-Agent Systems
  • Emerging Behaviour in Agent Systems
Learning Agents
  • Multi-Agent Learning
  • Machine Learning Techniques for Multi-Agent Systems
  • Coordination, Cooperation and Learning in Multi-Agent Systems
  • Reinforcement Learning Agents
Novel Agent Applications
  • Robotics and Autonomous Agents
  • Emotional Agents
  • Agent Based Human-Centered Systems
  • Agent for Web Services
  • Agent Based Systems for Ambient Intelligence
  • Agent Systems for Modeling Business Processes
  • Agent Systems for Grid or Cloud Computing
  • Agent Systems for Developing Complex Applications
More information in the MASTL 2018 Website.

Submission Guidelines

Interested colleagues are invited to submit novel contributions via the submission system. Only submissions with novel contributions with respect to the state of the art will be considered for inclusion in this session, i.e. workshop papers will be treated under the same criteria as regular conference papers.

All accepted papers will be included in the Symposium Proceedings, which will be published by Springer as part of their series Studies in Computational Intelligence.

Submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=idc2018 (please add the prefix "MASTL:" to the title form field)

MASTL 2018 Organizers

  • Adina Magda Florea – University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni – University Pierre & Marie Curie, France

Program Committee

  • Adina Magda Florea – University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni – University Pierre & Marie Curie, France
  • Andrei Olaru – University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Andrei-Horia Mogos – University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Antoine Zimmermann – ENS des Mines Saint-Etienne, France
  • Costin Badica – University of Craiova, Romania
  • Gerard Vreeswijk – Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Irina Mocanu – University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Laurent Vercouter – INSA Rouen, France
  • Marcin Paprzycki – Polish Academy of Science, Poland
  • Mehdi Dastani – Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Olivier Boissier – ENS des Mines Saint-Etienne, France
  • Stefan Trausan-Matu – University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Viorel Negru – West University of Timisoara, Romania