Call: MATES 2015 – 13th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies

Call For Papers

13th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies

Held in conjunction with INFORMATIK’2015
Cottbus, Germany, September 28 – October 2, 2015


The MATES conference series aims at the promotion of and the cross-fertilization between theory and application of intelligent agents and multiagent systems. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and members of business and industry to present and discuss latest advances in multiagent systems and agent-based computing with prototyped or fielded systems in various application domains.

In 2015, the MATES conference will be co-located with the 45th Symposium of the German Computer Science Association GI (INFORMATIK 2015).

Moreover, the event will also host a Doctoral Consortium to support young researchers of this broad field in their PhD studies.

The motto of the 2015 edition of MATES will be “SMART THINGS WORKING TOGETHER”. It refers to the concept of agents as active, autonomous system components that form self-organizing, adaptive systems through coordination and cooperation. Thus, contributions that address topics such as the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, or Cyber-Physical Systems are of special interest for MATES 2015.

Accepted papers will be published as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series by Springer-Verlag.


MATES 2015 covers all areas of intelligent agents and multiagent systems and technologies. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Multiagent platforms and tools
  • Agent-oriented software engineering, model-driven design of multiagent systems
  • Agent communication languages
  • Autonomous robots and robot teams
  • Advanced theories of collaboration: Modelling and formation of agent teams, groups, coalitions, and organizations
  • Game- and decision-theoretic approaches to multiagent systems
  • Computational social choice for multiagent systems
  • Organizational modeling: Conventions, norms, institutions, trust and reputation
  • Adaptive agents and multiagent learning
  • Multiagent planning and scheduling
  • Agent-based information retrieval
  • Agent-based service coordination/discovery/composition/negotiation/execution
  • Agent-based simulation of complex systems and applications
  • Embodied conversational actors and believable agents, and user modelling
  • Hybrid human and agent societies
  • Semantic web (services) and agents
  • Agents for the Social Web
  • Agents for the Internet of Services
  • Agents for the Internet of Things, pervasive computing
  • Agents for cloud computing
  • Cyber-physical multiagent systems
  • Standards for agents and multiagent systems
  • Prototyped or fielded agent-based applications in various domains (e.g. e-business, e-health, automotive, automation/manufacturing/industry, multi-robot systems, mobility, smart cities, smart grids).


MATES welcomes the submission of theoretical, experimental, empirical methodological as well as application-oriented papers with a clear research focus on the topics outlined above. Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the PC. Papers that present a valuable idea that needs further development can be accepted as a short paper.


Papers must be up to 16 pages, including the text, figures, and references. The submissions must be formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNCS style. PDF format is required. Papers can be submitted via EasyChair ‘MATES 2015’ at


Accepted and revised papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series by Springer-Verlag.


Paper submission deadline: May 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 25, 2015
Camera ready papers: July 16, 2015
Conference: September 28 – October 2, 2015 (exact date to be determined)


Organizing Committee:

  • Joerg P. Mueller (Technische Universitaet Clausthal, Germany)
  • Gal Kaminka (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
  • Wolf Ketter (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Gerd Wagner (Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany)

Program Committee (confirmed)

  • Vicent Botti
  • Lars Braubach
  • Arthur Carvalho
  • Massimo Cossentino
  • Celia Da Costa Pereira
  • Mehdi Dastani
  • Paul Davidsson
  • Yves Demazeau
  • Joerg Denzinger
  • Frank Dignum
  • Juergen Dix
  • Ulle Endriss
  • Torsten Eymann
  • Maksims Fiosins
  • Zambonelli Franco
  • Maria Ganzha
  • Vladimir Gorodetsky
  • Daniel Hennes
  • Koen Hindriks
  • Collins John
  • Franziska Kluegl
  • Matthias Klusch
  • Andrew Koster
  • Winfried Lamersdorf
  • Paulo Leitao
  • Matteo Leonetti
  • Gini Maria
  • Felipe Meneguzzi
  • Bulling Nils
  • Ingrid Nunes
  • Eugenio Oliveira
  • Andrea Omicini
  • Sascha Ossowski
  • Marcin Paprzycki
  • Mathias Petsch
  • Alexander Pokahr
  • Alessandro Ricci
  • Joerg Rothe
  • Jordi Sabater Mir
  • Rene Schumann
  • Onn Shehory
  • David Sislak
  • Michael Sonnenschein
  • Andreas Symeonidis
  • Matthias Thimm
  • Ingo J. Timm
  • Adelinde Uhrmacher
  • Rainer Unland
  • Leon van der Torre
  • Gerhard Weiss
  • Lu Yixin

MATES Steeering Committee

  • Matthias Klusch (DFKI GmbH)
  • Winfried Lamersdorf (U Hamburg)
  • Joerg P. Mueller (TU Clausthal)
  • Sascha Ossowski (U Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid)
  • Paolo Petta (U Vienna)
  • Ingo J. Timm (U Trier)
  • Rainer Unland (U Duisburg-Essen)

MATES Series Website


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