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MATES 2010 - Eighth German Conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies

September 27 - 29, 2010 in Leipzig, Germany


The German Conference on Multi-Agent system Technologies (MATES) provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, users, and developers to present and discuss latest advances in research work as well as prototyped or fielded systems of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems. The conference covers the whole range of agent- and multi-agent technologies and aims to promote its theory and applications. For the eighth time, the German special interest group on Distributed Artificial Intelligence organizes this international conference in cooperation with the steering committee of MATES and thereby continues this successful track of events.

Building on the successful predecessors from 2003 to 2009, MATES 2010 will be co-located with the 40st Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft fur Informatik e.V. (GI) and will take place from September 27 to 29, 2010 in Leipzig. The participants of MATES 2010 will also have full access to the concurrently running program of the GI conference.


Topics of interest of MATES 2010 include all aspects of agent-oriented computing and agent technologies. We solicit both basic as well as applied research papers on recent advances in the area of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in general. Also papers reporting on the successful application of agent technologies in any kind of domain are very welcome. MATES 2010 encourages especially submissions from recent and emerging areas of interest such as autonomic computing, distributed coordination and robust multi-agent systems. Additionally, we encourage the submission of elaborated vision and challenge papers that discuss mid-term and long-term directions for research and application. For more information see: https://alg.st.ewi.tudelft.nl/mates2010/topics


MATES 2010 will include a doctoral mentoring program, aimed at PhD students at advanced stages of their research. This program will provide an opportunity for students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields, to receive feedback on their work and to get advice on managing their careers.


The proceedings of MATES 2010 will appear in the Springer-Verlag series, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).


MATES will issue a "MATES 2010 Best Paper Award".


Like in 2009, the German GI interest group on Communication and Distributed Systems (KuVS), http://www.kuvs.de, is now again a co-sponsor of the MATES 2010.


For the preparation of papers to be submitted, please follow the instructions for authors available at the Springer LNCS Web page: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html The length of each paper, including figures and references, should not exceed 12 pages. Papers that have been accepted or are under review by other conferences or journals are not eligible for submission. However, we encourage interdisciplinary contributions submitted or presented in part to a forum outside of agent technology. The only acceptable document format is PDF. All papers must be written in English. Submissions not conforming to the above requirements may be rejected without review. Papers are to submit by the EasyChair system. Please follow the link: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mates10.


  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2010
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 28, 2010
  • Camera Ready Copy: June 11, 2010
  • Conference Date: September 27, 2010


Program Co-Chairs:

  • Jürgen Dix (TU Clausthal, Germany)
  • Cees Witteveen (TU Delft, The Netherlands)

Steering Committee:

  • WINFRIED LAMERSDORF (U Hamburg, Germany)
  • JÖRG P. MÜLLER (TU Clausthal, Germany)
  • PAOLO PETTA (U Vienna, Austria)
  • RAINER UNLAND (U Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • GERHARD WEISS (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

Local Arrangements:

  • To be announced...


More than 40 distinguished researchers and practitioners have confirmed their participation in the program committee of MATES 2010.
See: https://alg.st.ewi.tudelft.nl/mates2010/committees


Jürgen Dix
Clausthal University of Technology
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Tel: +49 5323 727180
Fax: +49 5323 727189
Email: dix(at)tu-clausthal.de

Cees Witteveen
Delft University of Technology
Dept. of Software Technology
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 15 2782521
Fax: +31 15 2786632
Email: c.witteveen(at)tudelft.nl

Important Dates

Submission Deadline
April 30 ,2010

Notification of Acceptance
May 28, 2010

Camera Ready Copy
June 13, 2010

Early registration
July 1, 2010

Conference Date
September 27, 2010


All participants of MATES 2010 have to register via the INFORMATIK 2010 site

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