MATES 2016

14th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies

September 27 - 30, 2016

University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria

PhD Mentoring

The MATES PhD mentoring session (doctoral consortium) is meant to support PhD students working in the area of intelligent agents or multi-agent systems. It offers a platform to researchers in all stages of their PhD studies to present and discuss their ideas in an academic professional environment. The program provides an opportunity to PhD students to interact with their peers as well as with experienced researchers in the field, and to receive valuable feedback on their work and advice for their future careers. In particular, each student will be assigned a member of the MATES doctoral consortium, who is an experienced researcher in the relevant field and will be available for personal interactions during the day of the MATES PhD mentoring session. 

The main goals of the PhD mentoring session are

  • to give PhD researchers an opportunity to get feedback and suggestion on their work from experienced researchers and their peers.
  • to interact with other PhD researchers and to get an overview of the field of multi-agent systems.
  • to get advice for their (academic) career.
  • to provide networking opportunities.

Paper Submission:

Submissions to the PhD mentoring session (PhD short papers) should provide information on the following aspects of the PhD work:

  • Motivation
  • State of the Art
  • Methodical approach
  • Preliminary results/findings (optional
  • Affiliation and contact details of the PhD supervisor

PhD short papers are up to 6 pages long, written in English and formatted with Springer LNCS style. The selection process takes into account the quality of the submitted PhD short paper which will be peer-reviewed by members of the MATES doctoral consortium.

The PhD short papers must be submitted electronically via e-mail to

Presentation and Publication:

All accepted PhD short papers will be assigned a slot for oral presentation during the PhD mentoring session.  In addition, a selected set of these accepted papers describing original, unpublished work mature enough for publication will be included in the  MATES proceedings.

Important Dates:

  • PhD Short Paper Submission:    May 30, 2016  -- EXTENDED --
  • PhD Short Paper Acceptance Notification:    June 13, 2016
  • Camera-Ready Paper (only for selected papers) :  June 27, 2016
  • PhD Mentoring Session:  September 27, 2016

Program Committee of Doctoral Consortium:

    Bernhard Bauer (University of Augsburg)
    Jan Ole Berndt (University of Trier)
    Nils Bulling (Delft University of Technology)
    Maria Ganzha (University of Gdańsk)
    Vladimir Gorodetsky (St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation)
    Axel Hahn (University of Oldenburg)
    Franziska Klügl (Örebro University)
    Jörg P. Müller (TU Clausthal)
    Andrea Omicini (Alma Mater Studiorum–Università di Bologna)
    Sascha Ossowski (University Rey Juan Carlos)
    Paolo Petta (Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence)
    Jordi Sabater Mir (IIIA-CSIC)
    Jürgen Sauer (University of Oldenburg)
    René Schumann (HES-SO University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)
    Matthias Thimm (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
    Ingo J. Timm (University of Trier)
    Rainer Unland (University of Duisburg-Essen)
    Michael Weyrich (Universität Siegen)

For further information feel free to contact the MATES 2016 PhD mentoring chair
Alexander Pokahr:

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