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Motivation

Many current computational systems no longer depend on human intervention to operate in complex dynamic environments. Some of the key features that allow such systems to operate autonomously include the ability to make rational decisions and to react to changes in a timely way. In that respect, agent systems and multi-agent environments provide a computing paradigm that supports the development of intelligent systems that are able to cope with the complexities associated with such dynamic scenarios.

Aims

The area of agent-based systems is widely known and has numerous papers published internationally every year. However, nationally there are few events in this area and no other national event also provides tutorials and short courses specifically on the main topics of research within Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. WESAAC is therefore of great importance as a national event in this area, aiming to both prepare future generations of Brazilian researchers and to disseminate the current projects of Brazilian researchers. WESAAC aims to be a forum for the discussion of work at all levels, including undergraduate, MSc, and PhD projects currently being conducted. Fundamentally, WESAAC is the best opportunity for Brazilian undergraduate and specially graduate students to attend courses by some of the most prominent researchers working in this area throughout the world.

Topics of Interest

Papers submitted to the event should address topics related to autonomous agents or multi-agent systems, such as (but not restricted to):

  • Agent architectures and theories (BDI, belief revision, automated reasoning)
  • Cooperation/coordination (negotiation, argumentation, reputation)
  • Agent-based software development (programming languages, platforms, tools, methodologies)
  • Agent organizations, societal issues, normative systems, etc.
  • Agent communication
  • Social simulations and agent-based simulation
  • (Formal) specification and verification of multi-agent systems
  • Machine learning and automated planning in agent systems
  • Applications of agents and multi-agent systems

Paper Submission

Researchers and students are invited to submit papers in Portuguese or English, as a PDF file formatted according to the SBC style (compulsory) available at this link. The proceedings are published electronically. Three separate tracks have been created for paper submission: (i) full papers, (ii) short papers (i.e., extended abstracts), and (iii) short papers written by *undergraduate* students. Full papers, reporting work with solid results, must have no more than 12 pages and will be presented orally in a plenary session. Short papers, reporting ongoing work or position papers, must have between 4 and 6 pages and will be presented in poster sessions. Papers must be submitted through EasyChair For any doubts, please email in Menu.