Istanbul, Turkey, 5 May 2015

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Engineering Multi-Agent Systems

5 May 2015: EMAS 2015 is gone, thanks to all!

5 May 2015: Slides by Prof. Brian Logan and Prof. Mirko Viroli are available! Please, see the programme!

2 April 2015: We are honored to announce that Prof. Brian Logan and Prof. Mirko Viroli have accepted to be our invited speakers! Please, see the programme!

2 April 2015: The programme of the workshop has been published!

2 April 2015: EMAS 2015 Workshop Notes (5.0 MByte)

12 March 2015: the list of accepted papers has been published

11 March 2015: EMAS 2015 will be held 5 May 2015

19 February 2015: The post-proceedings of EMAS 2015 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.

7 February 2015: Submission deadline extended!

Although much progress has been made, the design, implementation and deployment of multi-agent systems still poses many challenges. Some of these concern the design and software engineering aspects of multi-agent systems, for example, how to effectively design agents and their interactions? Other challenges concern implementation of multi-agent systems, for instance, how to effectively implement autonmous agents, multiā€agent coordination or organisations? Further challenges concern the use of logic-based and computational techniques for verification of agent systems.

It is increasingly apparent that there are benefits in considering design, implementation, and deployment challenges together. For example, design artefacts can be used to support and assist with debugging and testing. Another example is the development of agent-oriented programming languages that result in programs that are more readily verifiable. A final example is the use of declarative techniques that span design and implementation. This unveils a tight interlacement among the different research issues in multi-agent systems engineering.

The international workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS 2015) focuses on both foundations and applications of the engineering of multi-agent systems. The third edition of the workshop follows the successful editions that was held in 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota and in 2014 in Paris, France.

The workshop will be held on May in conjunction with AAMAS 2015, in Istanbul, Turkey.

The post-proceedings of EMAS 2013 (LNAI 8245), EMAS 2014 (LNAI 8758) have been published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.

More information on the EMAS series is available in the series website.