The 14th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL'2013)

Special Session on Adaptive and Learning Multi-agent Systems

Call for Papers


Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) have grown into an interdisciplinary field that includes various tracks and embraces many previously distinctive research areas. More and more MASs are situated in open and dynamic environments. The changes of environments that may be unpredictable, uncontrollable and evolving typically affect the MAS. Recently, adaptive MAS and MAS learning have become important sub-areas in the literature of MAS. Particularly, both of them investigate how multiple intelligent computational agents can work together to achieve high-level goals by adjusting themselves and obtaining more information. Various approaches have been applied to improve the adaptive and learning ability of MAS. MAS are still facing challenges of scaling to large numbers of entities and real-world tasks.

This special session on adaptive and learning multi-agent systems will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in adaptation and learning for multi-agent systems, and report their latest findings.

Topics of Interest

The session includes the following (but not limited to) topics:

  • reinforcement and supervised learning approaches of MAS
  • combinations of multiple learning for MAS
  • integrating learning with multi-agent consultation, coordination, cooperation and competition
  • adaptation and learning in dynamic environments
  • integrating adaptation and learning in MAS
  • adaptation mechanisms and technologies of MAS
  • emergent behaviours in adaptive multiagent systems
  • bio-inspired adaptation
  • booperative and non-cooperative agents
  • agent technology applications practice and experience
  • cooperation with humans and robots
  • applications of evolutionary games in agent system
  • security agents, trust and reputation
  • agent learning
  • multi-agent adaptive, self-organization theory
  • agent-based intelligent information processing
  • agent-based data mining
  • applications of adaptive and learning multiagents systems


Please follow the IDEAL 2013 instruction for authors and submit your paper via the IDEAL 2013 online submission system. Please specify that your paper is for the Special Session on Adaptive and Learning Multi-agent Systems.

Accepted papers will be included in IDEAL 2013 Proceedings, which will be published by Springer Verlag in the prestigious LNCS Series, indexed in EI and DBLP.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline10June2013 (extended)
Notification of Acceptance:12July2013 notifications have been sent
Camera-Ready Copy and Files:26July2013
Early/Paper Author Registration Ends:26July2013
Conference Presentation:20-23October2013
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