We participate at the 13th International KES Conference on AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS: TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS, KES-AMSTA-19. KES-AMSTA is an international scientific conference for research in the field of agent and multi-agent systems. Agents and multi-agent systems are related to a modern software paradigm which has long been recognized as a promising technology for constructing autonomous, complex and intelligent systems. Consisting of keynote talks by experts in the field, oral and poster presentations, AMSTA-18 will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to discuss modern approaches and techniques for agent and multi-agent systems and their applications, as well as intelligent systems in the field of social networks, self-organisation and trust.


The conference proceedings will be published by Springer as book chapters in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series, submitted for indexing in Scopus and Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and the Web of Science.

Smart Digital Futures

Smart Digital Futures 2019 is a multi-conference event co-locating five conferences on leading edge smart systems topics in a beautiful location. One conference fee gives you entry to five high-quality conferences on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, Intelligent Decision Technologies, Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services, Agent and Multi-agent Systems and Smart Technology-based Education and Training, and a paper published in one set of proceedings.

The event will take place in the Intercontinental Malta Hotel - St. Julians, Malta. More information could be found at the conference website http://amsta-19.kesinternational.org/


As usual we are also organizing an invited session on "AGENT-BASED MODELING AND SIMULATION (ABMS)". Computational social science involves the use of agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) to study complex social systems. ABMS consists of a set of agents and a framework for simulating their decisions and interactions. ABMS is related to a variety of other simulation techniques, including discrete event simulation and distributed artificial intelligence or multi-agent systems. Although many traits are shared, ABMS is differentiated from these approaches by its focus on finding the set of basic decision rules and behavioral interactions that can produce the complex results experienced in the real world. An agent is thus a software representation of a decision-making unit. Agents are self-directed objects with specific traits and typically exhibit bounded rationality, that is, they make decisions by using limited internal decision rules that depend only on imperfect local information. In practice, each agent has only partial knowledge of other agents and each agent makes its own decisions based on the partial knowledge about other agents in the system. We welcome all kinds of papers discussing aforementioned approaches from different domains in this section. 

We will also organize for the first time invited session on "BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (BPM)". Business Process Management (BPM) is an integrated approach towards the alignment of information systems with business requirements. BPM aims to cover the full lifecycle of business processes, all the way from identification and modeling, down to automation and monitoring. Additionally, strategy, governance, methods, information technology, people and culture are considered to be important facets of a BPM phenomenon. BPM virtually bridges the world of two scientific disciplines, Business Economics and Information Technology underlining with Process Mining methods. The session also attests to an increasingly interdisciplinary nature of BPM research, which puts the audience in close connection to disciplines such as Information Systems, Management and Organizational Science, Data and Knowledge Management, Theory of Processes, Operations Management, Service-Oriented Computing, Social Computing, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and many more. We welcome all kinds of papers discussing aforementioned approaches from different domains in this session. We look forward to getting an attractive discussion in Malta 2019.

More information could be found at the conference website in a "Invited sessions" section http://amsta-19.kesinternational.org/cmsISdisplay.php