Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications

Research on Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) has a vigorous, exciting tradition and has led to important theories and systems. However, new trends and concerns are still emerging and form the basis of current and future research. The 12th thematic track on “Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications”, to take place at EPIA 2022, will provide a discussion forum on the most recent and innovative work in all areas of MAS.

The unifying focus of the thematic track will be on methodological aspects. Both theoretical and practical research should be situated in the context of existing or new methodologies. This will not preclude any specific topic, but preference will be given to research work that establishes some connection with the methodological aspects or to successful applications built upon some methodology.


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

  • Agent theories, architectures, and models
  • Agent-based systems Interoperability
  • Agreement technologies
  • Applications of agents and MAS (industrial and commercial)
  • Artificial social systems
  • Automated negotiation and computational argumentation
  • Cognitive models, including emotions and philosophies
  • Communication: languages, semantics, protocols, and conversations
  • Cooperation, coordination, and teamwork in MAS
  • Ethical and legal issues raised by autonomous agents and MAS
  • Formal methods for modeling agents and agent-based systems
  • Human-agent interaction
  • Learning in MAS
  • Multiagent evolution, emergent behavior, and adaptation
  • Multiagent modeling and simulation
  • Scalability and performance of MAS
  • Societal and ethical issues: organizations, institutions, norms, socio-technical systems
  • Trust, reputation, privacy, and security

Organisation Committee

  • Alberto Fernandez, CETINIA, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
  • Daniel Castro Silva, FEUP / LIACC
  • João Balsa, DI/FCUL
  • Paulo Leitão, Research Centre in Digitalization and Intelligent Robotics (CeDRI), Instituto Politecnico de Braganca
  • Jomi Hübner, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Steering Committee

  • Eugénio Oliveira, FEUP / LIACC
  • Hélder Coelho, FCUL
  • João Balsa, FCUL
  • Luís Paulo Reis, FEUP / LIACC

Program Committee

  • Adriana Giret, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
  • Alberto Fernandez-Gil, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  • Alberto Sardinha, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ana Paula Rocha, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Andrea Omicini, Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Andrei Ciortea, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • António Castro, TAP Air Portugal + LIACC, Portugal
  • Cristiano Castelfranchi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy
  • Carlos Martinho, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Dave de Jonge, IIA-CSIC, Spain
  • Diana Adamatti, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil
  • Daniel Castro Silva, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Gauthier Picard, Université de Toulouse, France
  • Graçaliz Dimuro, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brasil
  • Federico Bergenti, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
  • Henrique Lopes Cardoso, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Jaime Sichman, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Javier Carbó, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain
  • João Balsa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • João Leite, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • John-Jules Meyer, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Jordi Sabater-Mir, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
  • Jorge Gomez-Sanz, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
  • Juan Burguillo, Universidad de Vigo, Spain
  • Luís Macedo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Luís Nunes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal
  • Marin Lujak, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  • Michael Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Onn Shehory, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Paulo Leitão, Instituto Politécnico de Braganca, Portugal
  • Rafael C. Cardoso, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Ramón Hermoso, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Rosa Vicari, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
  • Viviana Mascardi, University of Genova, Italy
  • Viviane Torres da Silva, IBM Research Brazil, Brazil