Fifth International Workshop on
Multi-Agent Systems Technology and Semantics
(MASTS 2013)

September 4-6, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

in conjunction with
the 7th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing


The 5th MASTS 2013 Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems Technology and Semantics will bring together researchers and practitioners who are working on or are interested in exploring novel approaches to multi-agent systems development and the use of multi-agent systems technology in building innovative applications.

The goal of the workshop is to present and discuss ideas and developments related to two converging areas of research and applications, namely multi-agent systems and semantic technology. The workshop aims to focus on issues such as: the semantic role of agents in building complex distributed applications, the collective and cognitive dimensions of the multi-agent systems paradigm, and the use of agents in the development and deployment of semantic web services.

MASTS 2013 will be held in conjunction with the 7th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC 2013) in Prague, Czech Republic, September 4-6, 2013.

Call for Papers

The workshop welcomes high-quality papers including, but not limited to the following topics:

Technologies for modeling and development of agent based systems

  • novel architectures for multiagent systems
  • semantic based agent interaction protocols and negotiation
  • multi-agent planning
  • multi-agent coordination techniques
  • agent oriented programming languages and semantics
  • multi-agent learning
  • self-organizing multi-agent systems
  • emerging behaviour in agent systems

Agent systems and semantics

  • the role of shared ontologies in agent systems
  • agent systems and Semantic Web technologies
  • ontologies for agent cooperation and coordination
  • semantic interoperability
  • semantic agent communities and applications

Novel agent applications

  • agents for Web services and semantic Web services
  • agent systems for modeling business processes
  • business processes interoperability based on agents and semantics
  • agent systems for Grid or cloud computing and the Semantic Grid
  • agent systems for developing complex applications
  • agent based systems and ambient intelligence
  • conversational agents for innovative applications