German Conference Series MATES on

Multiagent System Technologies

In cooperation with the SIG on Distributed Artificial Intelligence of the German Computer Society GI

After fifteen years the MATES conference series terminated (2003 - 2017)

Aims & Scope

The MATES conference series aims at the promotion of the theory and application of agents and multiagent systems. It covers the whole range from theory to application of agent and multiagent technology. MATES  aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum for both, researchers and members of business and industry, to present and discuss latest advances in theoretic work on, as well as prototyped or fielded systems of intelligent agents. Each edition offers invited speakers and a Doctoral Consortium to support young researchers of this broad field in their PhD studies.

The MATES conference series has an ERA / CORE rank B  (status 2017 ), which makes it the second best ranked conference (after AAMAS  with rank A*) on agent technologies.

Proceedings are published by Springer in the Lecture Notes of Artificial Intelligence series (LNAI).

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest for MATES include, but are not limited to:

  • Agent architectures and multiagent platforms
  • Agents for e-business and e-government
  • Agents in novel applications, e.g. bioinformatics, the semantic web
  • Agent-oriented software engineering
  • Autonomous robots and robot teams
  • Coordination, collaboration, and agent communication languages
  • Interface agents, believable agents, and user modelling
  • Modelling of teams, groups, and organizations
  • Multiagent learning and planning
  • Negotiation, auctions, argumentation, and conflict resolution
  • Robustness, fault tolerance, scalability and performance measurement
  • Social simulation and cognitive modelling with agents
  • Standards for agents and multiagent systems