October 26th-30th
University Residential Center
Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena), Italy

Agent-based Computing addresses the challenges in managing distributed computing systems and networks through monitoring, communication, consensus-based decision-making and coordinated actuation. As a result, intelligent agents and multi-agent systems have demonstrated the capability to use intelligence, knowledge representation and reasoning, and other social metaphors like 'trust', 'game' and 'institution', not only to address real-world problems in a human-like way but also to transcend human performance. This has had a transformative impact in many application domains, particularly in e-commerce, and also in planning, logistics, manufacturing, robotics, decision support, transportation, entertainment, emergency relief & disaster management, and data mining & analytics. As one of the largest and still growing research fields of Computer Science, agent-based computing today remains a unique enabler of inter-, multi- and trans-disciplinary research. The PRIMA 2015 Program Committee invites submissions of original, unpublished, theoretical and applied work on any such topic, and encourages reports on the development of prototype and deployed agent systems, and of experiments that demonstrate novel agent system capabilities.


What can social-influence models teach us about the design of personalized recommender systems? (ECCAI talk)

  • Michael Mas, Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and the ICS at the University of Groningen

Coordination in Urban-scale Heterogeneous Multiagent Systems

  • Franco Zambonelli, Full Professor at the Department of Engineering Sciences and Methods

Brain-Computer Interfacing to Agents

  • Marc Cavazza, Professor in the School of Computing at the Teesside University