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Barcelona, Spain 16-17th December 2004 

Second European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems

16th - 17th December 2004


Important Dates
Topics of Interest



The workshop is now over - with 140 people having attended the event over the two days. Many thanks to all those that came to Barcelona to help make the event what it was - see you all next year at EUMAS 2005 in Brussels / Belgium!:

  • On-line proceedings for the 2003 and 2004 events will be made available in January 2005.
  • A number of photos taken during the event will appear here shortly
  • EUMAS wishes you all an excellent holiday season and 2005.

In the last 15 years we have seen a significant increase of interest in agent-oriented technology. This field is now set to become one of the key technologies in the 21st century and will underpin much of the next generation of computing that seeks to address issues in Ambient Intelligence, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Grid Computing, Services Oriented Computing, the Semantic Web, E-Commerce and many other areas. It is therefore crucial that both academics and industrialists within Europe have access to a forum at which current research and application issues are presented and discussed.

The aim of this second European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems is to encourage and support activity in the research and development of multi-agent systems, in academic and industrial European efforts.

Event Program

The workshop will cover two days covering the pick of Agent Research carried out in Europe in 2004 - include technical presentations, discussion sessions and we are please to announce two excellent invited speakers: The program will also cater for the lighter side with a welcome reception on the eve of the conference (Wednesday 15th of December from 8pm) and a social event after the first hard discussion (evening of 16th of December). Registration will be available from 18.30pm on Wednesday 15th December at the event venue. The final program can now be downloaded here:

The event will be held in the centre of Barcelona - with easy access to the sea front and old town (plus of couse shopping opportunities for last minute christmas gifts).


30th November, 2004 The event final program is now available - please note that this is subject to change but that the start and end of times of the event will not including: welcome cocktail evening of 15th December, closing 16.30 on friday 17th December.
15th November, 2004 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT, due to technical problems on Monday 15th November, early registration for the workshop has been extended by 1 day and is now possible until midnight CET on Thursday the 18th November - we apologise to all those inconvenienced on the 15th November.
1st October, 2004Paper registration is now closed and the review process is underway. A huge 141 papers were submitted! - promising an even bigger / better technical program than 2003. Author notification is set for the 5th of November. Event registration is NOW AVAILABLE - early registration is open until the 15th of November, late registration until the 13th of December.
14th September, 2004Paper registration is NOW OPEN at - get your papers in as soon as possible for the October 1st Deadline ... and remember .. that both original papers and good papers previously published are solicited!
13th September, 2004Invited speakers for 2004 announced as: Onn Shehory (IBM Haifa Laboratories) and Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)!
12th May, 2004EUMAS Web site and CFP published.

Hotel and Event Registration NOW OPEN

Event registration is now open and the Early registration deadline is the end of thursday 18th of November CET:

  • Standard early registration fee: 200 Euros
  • Student early registration fee: 180 Euros

The late registration fees (up until the end of the 13th December) are:

  • Standard late registration fee: 240 Euros
  • Student late registration fee: 220 Euros
Registration includes the event fee for the 2 days, a welcome cocktail on the evening of Wednesday 15th of December, Social dinner and printed event proceedings. Limited on-site registration will be available only if space allows and will be subject to a 20 Euros additional charge - so please register early here!

>>>Event and Hotel Registration<<<
(provided by Ultramar Express conference services)

Hotel prices vary depending on the hotel chosen (see the registration form): reduced hotel rates and block bookings are guaranteed only until the 20th of November. If you have any doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Diputacion 238, 3rd floor
08007 Barcelona, Espana

Paper Submission

The paper submission deadline has now passed and the review process is underway (see for any technical queries).

Important Dates (2004)

Submission Deadline 1st October (closed)
Notification to Authors 5th November (completed)
Camera Ready due 19th November (closed)
Early Registration 15th November [Extended to midnight CET, 18th Nov] (closed)
Late Registration 13th December (closed)
Reception 15th December / 8pm onwards
Conference 16-17th December

Call for Papers

The original Call for Papers is available here:

Topics of Interest

Multi-agent systems are computational systems where agents cooperate or compete with others to achieve some individual or collective task and topics include:

Action and Planning Adaptation and Learning Agent Architectures
Agent Programming Languages Agents and Complex Systems Agent Based Simulation
Ambient Intelligence Applications Argumentation
Autonomy Cognitive Models Collective Intentionality
Communication Competition Complexity
Cooperation Coordination E-Commerce
Economic Models Emergence Emotion
Game Theoretic Models Grid Computing Institutions
Logical Models Methodologies Negotiation
Organisation and Institutions P2P Computing Proactivity
Protocols Reactivity Robotics
Self-organisation Semantic Web Service Oriented Computing
Social Ability Software Engineering Standards
Teamwork Theories of Agency Tools
Trust and Reputation Ubiquitous Computing Verification

Submissions and Attendance

Those interested in participating in the workshop should submit either a paper (of no more than 5000 words) describing relevant preliminary or completed work to be presented at the workshop, or a statement of interest, consisting of a single page description of research interests and current work, to be used to encourage discussion and to ensure maximum contribution and participation.

The workshop has no formal proceedings; it is intended primarily as a forum for interaction and discussion. Submissions concerning work that has recently been or will be at relevant international conferences are particularly welcome.

All submissions should include: author's name(s), affiliation, (complete) mailing address, phone and fax number, and e-mail address. Papers should be submitted via the submission site here:

Depending on the quality, we intend to invite a selection of the unpublished submissions to be included in a formally published EUMAS post-proceedings.


  • General Chairs

  • Program Chair
  • Local Chairs
    • Pablo Noriega, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
    • Steven Willmott, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Finance Chair
    • Carles Sierra, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spain
  • Publicity and Sponsorship Chair
    • Ulises Cortes Garcia, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • Program Committee
    • Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham (UK)
    • Eduardo Alonso, City University London (UK)
    • Bernhard Bauer, Institut Für Informatik Universität Augsburg (Germany)
    • Carole Bernon, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse (France)
    • Olivier Boissier, EMSE - Saint-Etienne (France)
    • Vicent Botti, Universidad Politècnica de Valencia (Spain)
    • Peter McBurney, University of Liverpool (UK)
    • Monique Calisti, Whitestein Technologies (Switzerland)
    • Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, University of Science and Technology (Poland)
    • Helder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
    • Massimo Cossentino, Université di Palermo (Italy)
    • Yves Demazeau, Laboratoire LEIBNIZ - Institut IMAG Grenoble (France)
    • Frank Dignum, Universiteit Utrecht (Netherlands)
    • Jurgen Dix, Institut für Informatik, Clausthal, Germany
    • Bruce Edmonds, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
    • Rogier van Eijk, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
    • Klaus Fischer, German Research Center for AI - DFKI(Germany)
    • Martin Fredriksson, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden)
    • Ana Garcia-Serrano Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
    • Marie-Pierre Gervais, LIP 6 - Université Paris VI (France)
    • Manuel Hermenegildo, Universidad Politècnica de Madrid (Spain)
    • Mark d'Inverno, University of Westminster (UK)
    • Sverker Jansson, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (Sweden)
    • Nick Jennings, University of Southampton (UK)
    • Catholijn Jonker, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • Stefan Kirn, Universität Hohenheim Stuttgart (Germany)
    • Manuel Kolp, ISYS, Belgium
    • Jürgen Lind, DFKI, Germany
    • Michael Luck, University of Southampton (UK)
    • Jose Manuel Fonseca, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
    • Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
    • Maurizio Martelli, DISI, Genova (Italy)
    • Viviana Mascardi DISI, Genova (Italy)
    • Pericles Mitkas, Artistotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
    • Jörg P. Müller, Siemens AG (Germany)
    • Gregory O'Hare, University College Dublin (Ireland)
    • Andrea Omicini, Universita' di Bologna (Italy)
    • Sascha Ossowski, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)
    • Terry Payne, University of Southampton (UK)
    • Paolo Petta, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Austria)
    • Giovanni Rimassa, Whitestein Technologies AG (Switzerland)
    • Juan A. Rodriguez, IIIA-CSIC (Spain)
    • Jef Rosenschein, Hebrew University (Israel)
    • Onn Shehory, IBM - Research Center in Haifa (Israel)
    • John Shepherdson, British Telecommunications plc (UK)
    • Jordi Sabater, IIIA-CSIC (Spain)
    • Valentina Tamma, The University of Liverpool (UK)
    • Simon Thompson, British Telecommunications plc (UK)
    • Paolo Torroni, Università di Bologna (Italy)
    • Laszlo Zsolt Varga, MTA SZTAKI Informatics Department (Hungary)
    • Rineke Verbrugge, University of Groningen (Netherland)
    • Cees Witteveen, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
    • Michael Wooldridge, University of Liverpool (UK)
    • Franco Zambonelli, Universitá di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy)
  • Advisory Board
    • Cristiano Castelfranchi, CNR, Italy
    • Paul Davidsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
    • Boi Faltings, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
    • Michael Fisher, University of Liverpool, UK
    • Marie-Pierre Gleizes, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
    • Barbara Dunin-Keplicz, Warsaw University & Polisch Academy of Science, Poland
    • John-Jules Meyer, Utrecht University, Netherlands
    • Pablo Noriega, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
    • Eugenio Oliveira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    • Michal Pechoucek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
    • Gerhard Weiss, Technical University of Munich, Germany


EUMAS will be held in the city of Barcelona in Catalunya, Spain - which is Spain's second largest city and a popular holiday destination for visitors from all over Europe and the world.

The workshop will be held right in the heart of the city in the Spanish Scientific Research Council main headquaters in the city - just of the famous Las Ramblas and adjacent o the old city center. The event location is surrounded by an excellent selection of bars, restaurants and hotels as well as within walking distance of the waterfront and many of the city's main tourist attractions. The address of the venue is: The event venue is:

  • The Residencia d'Investigadors of the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC)
    C/ Hospital 64,
    08001 Barcelona,
    tf: +34 93 443 8610
    fax: +34 93 442 8202

and it can be located using the address in the Barcelona's useful map service:

The meeting will be joint hosted by: The Institut d'Investigació en Intel.ligència Artificial of the Spanish Scientific Research Council (IIIA-CSIC), Bellaterra / Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain and the Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning Group, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona in December!

Sponsorship & Support

The EUMAS organising committee would like to express its thanks to the following organisations for their sponsorship and support of the event!

If you would be interested in providing additional support to the event please contact Ulises Cortes

Additional Thanks

Event registration and organisation services provided by Ultramar Express:



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