CLOSED: Call for Papers: The IEEE International Conference on Agents

4 - 6 December 2023 | Kyoto, Japan 
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Submissions Due: 1 September 2023

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 1 September 2023
  • Author Notification: 20 September 2023
  • Camera-ready Deadline: 10 October 2023

Conference Date: 4 – 6 December 2023 | Kyoto, Japan 

About the Conference

Intelligent agents in AI are software entities designed to act on behalf of humans with some degree of autonomy. Such agents interact with their environment by sensing its status and employing their knowledge to carry out operations that help them achieve their goals. Intelligent agents possess distinctive properties such as adaptability, reactivity, proactivity, and sociability. They can collaborate or compete with each other, aiming to achieve personal or shared objectives. The applications of agents vary in scale, ranging from personal assistants and conversational systems to large-scale, intricate, and mission-critical systems such as autonomous vehicles or search and rescue drones. The research on intelligent agents focuses on inventing innovative agent models, frameworks, and techniques to improve their capabilities.

The IEEE International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA) brings together scholars and professionals in all areas of agent research. IEEE ICA provides a platform to explore new theories, practices, and applications of intelligent and autonomous agents. In the past, the IEEE ICA conferences were held in Adelaide (2022), Kyoto (2021), Jinan (2019), Singapore (2018), Beijing (2017), and Matsue (2016). The 7th IEEE International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA 2023) will be held on December 4-6th at the Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. The presenters of the accepted papers are recommended to attend the conference in person.

The Program Committee invites theoretical and technical papers on significant, original, and unpublished research in all areas of agent research.


Submission​ ​Details

We envision a future society where agents and humans coexist and work together harmoniously to mitigate the global challenges that Humanity is facing. In line with this vision, the 7th International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA 2023) calls for novel contributions related to the following topics:

  • Agent-based decision-making theories and techniques
  • Simulation of society using agents and multiagent Systems
  • Conversational agents and large language models
  • Agent-based negotiation, coordination, cooperation, and argumentation
  • Game theory, social choice theory, auctions, and mechanism design
  • Collective intelligence, social computing, and wisdom of the crowds
  • Self-organization and self-adaptation
  • Complex systems and system dynamics
  • Internet of Things, agents, and people
  • Human and multiagent agent interaction
  • Ethical, legal, and social aspects pertaining to agent technologies
  • Future visions and grand challenges of agents and multiagent systems

Submission​ ​Guidelines

The conference welcomes submissions of original research relevant to the topics described above. Submissions must be written in English, formatted according to the IEEE Conference Proceedings format (link), and submitted via EasyChair (link). All information linking to the authors MUST be removed from the submission due to the double-blind peer-review policy of the conference. Submissions should be no longer than six pages (including the references) for regular papers, four for short papers, and two for poster papers.

At least three reviewers from our PC members will review all submitted papers through a double-blind peer-review process. The acceptance standards include its technical soundness, novelty, impact, and readability. ​All accepted papers will be presented either orally or as a poster. A multiple submission policy is applied for the papers. Papers submitted to other conferences must reflect this fact on the title page, whether verbatim or in essence. Papers that do not meet this requirement are subject to rejection without review. All accepted papers in the regular oral presentation/poster will be published in conference proceedings by CPS. The papers will be indexed by EI, SCOPUS, INSPEC, DBLP, and ISI. Selected IEEE ICA 2023 papers will be invited for expansion and publication in international Journals.

Any paper not presented at the conference (no-show) will not be published in the proceedings.