EUMAS 2024

The 21st European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems

August 26-28th, 2024 • Dublin, Ireland

About

The 21st European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2024) will be on August 26-28, 2024 by the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin, Ireland.

EUMAS 2024 is an EURAMAS designated event which follows the tradition of previous editions (Oxford 2003, Barcelona 2004, Brussels 2005, Lisbon 2006, Hammamet 2007, Bath 2008, Agia Napa 2009, Paris 2010, Maastricht 2011, Dublin 2012, Toulouse 2013, Prague 2014, Athens 2015, Valencia 2016, Evry 2017, Bergen 2018, Thessaloniki 2020, Israel (online) 2021 Düsseldorf 2023, Naples 2023), and aims to encourage and support activity in the research and development of multi- agent systems, in academic and industrial effort. The conference aspires to be the primary European forum for researchers interested in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. EUMAS enables researchers to meet, present challenges, preliminary and mature research results in an open environment. EUMAS 2024 features formal proceddings published as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series of Springer.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:

15 May 2024 (AoE, UTC-12)
31 May 2024 (AoE, UTC-12)
7 June 2024 (AoE, UTC-12)

Author Notification:

30 June 2024 (AoE, UTC-12)
15 July 2024 (AoE, UTC-12)

Camera Ready Papers:

15 July 2024 (AoE, UTC-12)
31 July 2024 (AoE, UTC-12)

EUMAS Conference:

26-28 August 2024

Call For Papers

EUMAS 2024 welcomes original, unpublished papers including improved versions of extended abstracts or rejected papers from AAMAS, AAAI and IJCAI 2023. The submission should describe work that has not been previously published, accepted for publication, nor is currently under review by another conference or journal.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed in a single blind fashion. Submission length depends upon the track that you submit to. Additional pages may be used for references and, if needed, a clearly marked appendix. It should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS format. For templates and instructions for authors, see Conference proceedings guidelines . Authors must submit their papers through the EUMAS 2024 Easychair submission site as a single PDF file.

This year, EUMAS is accepting submissions across 4 tracks:

  • Main Track (15 pages + references)

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Action and Planning, Adaptation and Learning; Agent Architectures; Agent Programming Languages; Agent Development Methodologies and Tools; Agent-Based Simulations and Modeling; Agent Organizations and Institutions; Agent-oriented Software Engineering; Agents and Complex Systems; Applications of Multi-agent Systems; Argumentation; Automated negotiation; Biologically inspired approaches; Cognitive Models; Collective and Swarm Intelligence; Collective Intentionality; Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination; Computational Social Choice; Deep Reinforcement Learning in Multi-Agent Domains; Economic Models; Electronic Commerce; Ethical behavior of multi-agent systems; Formal Modelling; Game-Theoretic Methods; Human-Agent Interaction; Logics for Multi-Agent Systems; Logics for Strategic Reasoning; Machine Learning for Multi-Agent Systems; Multi-Agent Learning; Multi-Robot Systems; Negotiation; Self-organization; Semantic Web Agents; Social Networks; Socio-technical Systems; Theories of Agency; Trust and Reputation; Verification; Virtual Agents; Voting and Judgment Aggregation Models for Multi-Agent Systems

  • Agents and Ethics (15 pages + references)

    This track is focussed on the implementation of ethical reasoning mechanisms in various autonomous decision-making settings. Depending on the context of the agent (software / hardware), the kinds of values (or value-conflicts) that are encountered could be quite varied. The multiplicity and agency of the stakeholders involved (from highly trained human-machine teams to a cohort of elderly / children), also affect the possible value considerations deeply. This track aims to provide a venue for discussions of problems, possible solution-concepts, best practices, benchmarks, related to machine ethics.

    Submissions are solicited on, but not limited to, the following themes / questions:

    • What kinds of values and value-conflicts are (in)expressible in algorithmic form?
    • Can ethical behaviour be guaranteed or verified in computational media?
    • Implementation of ethical reasoning mechanisms founded on non-western ethical traditions
    • Can artificial moral decision-making be decoupled from mere implementation of normative ethical theories?
    • Privacy and Trust relationships between humans and machines in the presence of hybrid actions
    • Implementation of ethical reasoning in logic-based methods
    • Representation of ethical principles in AI agents
    • Machine-learning based approaches to ethical reasoning
    • Development of machine ethics in cognitive robot programs
    • Robot learning for ethical reasoning
    • Integration of symbolic and neural information systems for ethical reasoning
    • Development of formal frameworks for ethical decision-making
    • Techniques for explaining the ethical reasoning of AI agents
    • Frameworks for ethical collaboration between humans and AI agents
    • Building trust in intelligent systems through ethical design and interaction

  • Agent Toolkits (15 pages + reference)

    This track aims to provide a forum for researchers that are involved in developing agent/MAS toolkits and platforms, or that are using them for the development of applications, to exchange ideas, make proposals, suggest challenges, reports interesting use cases and so on - any aspect that could be of interest in the engineering and using Agent Toolkits.

  • Demonstrators (5 pages + references)

    This track aims to provide opportunities for participants from academia and industry to present their latest developments in agent-based systems. Demonstrations of interest include both applications of multi-agent systems and tools that support developers in the specification, design, implementation and testing of agent systems.

Programme

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Registration

Details of the registration fee can be found in the table below. Because EUMAS 2024 is co-located with the European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS 2024), we are delighted to offer a discounted joint registration fee to allow you to attend both events (EASSS+EUMAS). To avail of this discounted fee or to find out more about the summer school, please visit the summer school website. You can also attend the free workshop on Distributed Knowledge Graphs and Web Agents which will be held on the 29th August.

Until Student (Fee) Non-Student (Fee)
Early Bird:EUMAS Only 31st July, 2024 €280 €300
Normal: EUMAS Only 26th August, 2024 €300 €350

To register you intent to attend EUMAS 2024, please go to the Payment Site. This site is a booking system hosted by University College Dublin that allows you to pay by credit or debit card. In order to make a reservation, you will need to create a UCD Connect Account. You can use this account to amend your booking if it is necessary.

If you require a letter for a visa, please complete the registration form and contact Prof. Rem Collier via email: rem.collier@ucd.ie.

Any additional queries can also be directed to this email address.

Local Information

Please find information on the venue and accomodation.

The Venue

UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity. UCDs main campus is an extensive parkland estate of 133 hectares in South Dublin. Details of available transport links can be found here.

The venue for the summer school is the UCD School of Computer Science. This is labelled as building 18 on the map below. on the map below.

Leap Card

Leap Cards are a prepaid travel card that is the easiest way to pay your fare on public transport around Ireland. It is valid on most TFI services and commercial bus operators throughout Ireland. It’s more convenient because you don’t have to carry cash or queue at ticket machines and it can save you money because fares are usually up to 30% less than cash single tickets.

TFI 90 Minute Fare
When you have a leap card, you can travel anywhere in Dublin for 90 minutes for just €2. This includes all Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, the Luas (tram) and the DART/Commuter Services (local train).

Accommodation Options

Much of the local accommodation is available through Booking.com. Occassionally, you can find better deals on their own websites.

On Campus:

UCD Accommodation
UCD has extensive student residences, but it is mostly rented out to groups attending English Language Camps over the summer. What remains is available through Booking.com at a rate of around €145 per day.

Nearby Hotels:

Radisson St Helens (5 star)
Closest external hotel to UCD. Very popular with limited availability. Prices start around €200 per night, but can rise quicky and steeply.
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan (4 star)
This hotel is one of the closest hotels to UCD. It is around a 20-30 minute walk or around 10 minutes on a bus. Prices range from around €145 per night upwards depending on availability.

Alternatives:

Premier Inn
Hotel chain with accommodation at various locations. Rooms are €150+ per night. Would require a bus journey to get to UCD - duration depends on location.
AirBnb
AirBnb is very popular in Ireland and there are many options. Rooms can be rented for €80-100 per night. For those of you in groups, entire apartments can be rented for similar or better rates. Set "University College Dublin" as the location when you search.

Generator Hostel
A popular hostel in the city centre. Shared dormatories are available for around €50 per night. Bus to UCD is around 10-20 minutes walk. The bus takes 30-60 minutes depending on traffic.
Jacobs Inn Hostel
Cheaper alternative in the city centre. Around 30-60mins journey to UCD on the Dart or via Bus. Shared dormatories available from around €40 per night.

Sponsors

Committees

Organising Committee

Programme Chair

Program Committee