Call for Demos

Nineteenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
9-13 May 2020, Auckland, New Zealand
aamas2020.conference.auckland.ac.nz

Important Dates

Demonstration Submission: 30 January 2020 (23:59 UTC-12)
Author Notifications: 25 February 2020 (23:59 UTC-12)

Conference Dates

Tutorials, Doctoral Consortium, Workshops: 9-10 May 2020
Main Conference: 11-13 May 2020

Information for Authors

The AAMAS Demo track seeks to provide opportunities for participants from academia and industry to present their latest developments in agent-based and robotic systems. Interactive systems and novel applications are particularly welcome.

Two “Best Demo” awards will be presented recognizing the most innovative demo (i.e., the demo with the most original research contribution) and the best application demo (i.e., the demo with the most impact in a real-world application) respectively.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Systems that implement agents in practical application areas such as engineering (e.g., transportation, robotics), societal challenges (e.g., climate, energy), health care, education, and economy (e.g., e-commerce, finance).
  • Systems that provide development environments and tools to assist in the specification, design, implementation, and/or testing of agent systems.
  • Systems that model, understand, and/or explain the behavior of virtual agents, humans, agent-based simulation systems, and/or social robots.

Submission Requirements

Submissions accepted for the Demo Track will be advertised on the AAMAS website and will be included in the conference proceedings. Each submission must consist of the following elements:

  • Paper (maximum five pages):

    • Two-three pages to describe the system to be demonstrated. The authors are encouraged to discuss the application domain, the problem, the underlying scientific/technological challenges, the agent/multi-agent techniques involved, the innovations of the system, and interactive aspects (if any).
    • One page (maximum) listing the bibliographic references.
    • One page (maximum) describing the list of requirements to present the demo at the conference venue.

    Each paper must be prepared using the AAMAS style files and submitted as in PDF format. Submissions not conforming to the guidelines above may be summarily rejected.

  • Video (maximum five minutes, 10MB):

    • The paper should contain a URL to a demonstration video of no more than five minutes in duration (MP4, QuickTime or YouTube format) explaining the working of the system.
    • The video should be understandable without sound if possible (e.g., include annotations), making it easier to play them at the conference venue (more details below). The video should include (at the beginning and at the end) the title of the demonstration and the track number provided by the submission system.
    • Submissions should be made through the Demo Track submission system on ConfMaster (https://aamas.confmaster.net/user/accounts/login/). Accepted Demo papers will be included in the AAMAS proceedings. Videos of accepted demo papers will be played (with no sound) during breaks and demo sessions to increase visibility. At least one author of each accepted demonstration is required to register and attend the conference to present the work.

Selection Process

The submission and selection process for the Demo Track of AAMAS 2020 will be separate from that of the main conference. Each submission will be assessed by the Program Committee for this track. The authors will receive a brief evaluation report with the notification. The evaluation criteria are:

  • Relevance to the AAMAS conference and audience
  • Significance and originality
  • Video content and presentation
  • Maturity and readiness of the demonstration
  • Potential for public interaction
  • Potential impact in the target application domain
  • Potential interest to a broader audience

Demonstration Track Chairs