1st Workshop on Actors, Agents, Assistants, Avatars (4A'18)

Poznań, Poland, 9 - 12 September, 2018

The field of, broadly understood, agent technology is undergoing rapid changes. What was once envisioned, primarily, in research papers becomes reality. Over last few years we observe proliferation of “Personal Assistants” and Avatars (sometimes coming under a joint umbrella of “ChatBots”). Furthermore, actors start to materialize in a number of real-world applications – as the best way to implement large-scale distributed systems. At the same time, software tools that can be used to realize multi-agent/actor systems have reached maturity and are surrounded by active user communities.

Topics

To recognize the current trends we have decided to develop a new workshop that will cover all aspects concerning the 4A’s. Therefore, we welcome submissions of original papers concerning the following topics (the list is not exhaustive and deliberately provided on a "meta-level"):

  • Actors as an approach to design and (efficiently) implement distributed systems
  • Current perspectives on software agents and multi-agent systems
  • Design and implementation of Assistants
  • ChatBot design, implementation and use
  • Avatars for today and tomorrow
  • Theoretical foundations of 4A-based systems
  • 4A's in simulations
  • Case studies, Applications and Experiences with 4A’s (in real-world, in particular).

Demo Session

A special session devoted to demonstration of working prototypes is planned. Special recognition for the best demo will be given.

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be invited to the Special Issue of:
    • Scalable Computing; Practice and Experience
    • Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling (publication fee waiver for the papers that are going to be selected is expected)
    • Multiagent and Grid Systems
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.

Committee

Important dates

  • Call for event proposals: November 14, 2017
  • Call for dissemination event proposals: January 19, 2018
  • Paper submission (strict deadline): May 15 2018 23:59:59 pm HST
  • Position paper submission: June 12, 2018
  • Authors notification: June 24, 2018
  • Final paper submission and registration: July 03, 2018
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: August 01, 2018
  • Conference dates: September 9-12, 2018

FedCSIS is organized by

 

Under auspices of

Minister of Science and Higher Education
Jarosław Gowin

Minister of Digital Affairs
Anna Streżyńska