IA 2013

2013 IEEE Symposium on Intelligent Agents

The 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Agents (IA 2013) will be held within the 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2013). The intersection between Computational Intelligence and Agent technology opens new significant opportunities in many fields where the representation and management of complex systems play a fundamental role. In the formulation of Agent-based systems, the role of uncertainty is crucial for an efficient and coherent resolution of complex problems. Agents overcome classical programs thanks to their inner capabilities to be autonomous and to adapt their behaviour with the changing of the environment where agents live and interact. This means that inevitably they meet uncertainty during their work, or in many cases, for the high complexity of the problem, the information they handle is (or needs to be) approximate.   IA 2013 will aim to provide a leading international forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, such as computer science, information technology, business, education, human factors, systems engineering, and robotics. The symposium will aim to examine the design principles and performance characteristics of various approaches in intelligent agent technology. In addition, the symposium will aim to increase the cross-fertilization of ideas on the development of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems among different domains. By encouraging idea-sharing and discussions on the underlying logical, cognitive, physical, and sociological foundations as well as the enabling technologies of intelligent agents, IA 2013 will foster the development of novel paradigms and advanced solutions in agent-based computing.


The symposium will bring together researchers from both industry and academia from the various disciplines contributing to the area on intelligent agents. Such disciplines include, but are not limited to:

  • Embedded and Robotic Agents
  • Mobile Agents
  •  Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents
  • Agent Systems Modeling and Methodology
  • Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation
  • Agent-Based Marketplaces
  • Agent-Based Distributed Data Mining
  • Agents for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
  •  Agents for E-Commerce
  • Agents for Dialogue Systems
  •  Environment-aware Agents
  • Holonic Agents
  • Semantic Web Agents
  • Human Agent Interaction
  •  Agents for Smart Environments
  •  Middleware Agents
  •  Agent Interaction Protocols
  • Multi-Agent Coordination Techniques
  • Multi-Agent Autonomic Architectures
  • Multi-Agent Planning and Re-Planning
  • Social Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems
  • Agents Applications

Keynote, Tutorial and Panel Sessions

Please forward your proposals with detailed abstract and bio-sketches of the speakers to Symposium Co-Chairs and SSCI Keynote-Tutorial Chair, Dr S Das.

Special Sessions

Please forward your special session proposals to Symposium Co-Chairs.

Symposium Co-Chairs

Hani Hagras, University of Essex, UK
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy

Program Committee (tentative)

Waleed Abdulla, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Plamen Angelov, University of Lancaster, UK
Abdelhamid Bouchachia, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Diane Cook, Washington State University, USA
Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Hakan Duman, British Telecom, UK
Faiyaz Doctor, University of Essex, UK
Ugo Erra, University of Basilicata, Italy
Barbara Hammer, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Mohamed Ibrahim, Heilbronn University, Germany
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University and CTI, Greece
Chang-Shing Lee, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Vinczenco Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
Antonio Lopez, University of Oviedo, Spain
Wolfgang Minker, University of Ulm, Germany
Rabie Ramadan, Cairo University, Egypt
Sabrina Senatore, University of Salerno, Italy
Mihaela Ulieru, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Christian Wagner, University of Essex, UK
Michael Weber, University of Ulm, Germany
Giancarlo Fortinio, University of Calabria, Italy
Thanos Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Antonina Dattolo, University of Udine, Italy
Ahmed Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Germano Resconi, Catholic University, Italy
Fernando Buarque,      University of Pernambuco, Brazil