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Agents are one of the most prominent and attractive technologies in computer science at the beginning of the new milennium. The technologies, methods, and theories of agents and multiagent systems are currently contributing to many diverse domains such as information retrieval, user interfaces, electronic commerce, robotics, computer mediated collaboration, computer games, education and training, ubiquitous computing, and social simulation. They are not only a very promising technology, but they are also emerging as a new way of thinking: a conceptual paradigm for analyzing problems and for designing systems, for dealing with complexity, distribution, and interactivity while providing a new perspective on computing and intelligence. The AAMAS conferences aim to bring together the world's researchers active in this important, vibrant, and rapidly growing field.
The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 as a merger of three highly respected individual conferences:
The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.
- AGENTS (International Conference on Autonomous Agents)
- ICMAS (International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems), and
- ATAL (International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages)
The first two AAMAS conferences (AAMAS-2002, Bologna, Italy and AAMAS-2003, Melbourne, Australia) are significant events in the academic history of agent systems. We expect AAMAS-04 to build on these successes and stand out as a key date on the international computing research calendar.