Submission Instructions

 

Papers should be written in English, be prepared for double-blind reviewing, be submitted as a PDF document, and conform to our formatting guidelines:

Papers submitted to the main track must be at most 8 pages long, with any number of additional pages containing bibliographic references only. Excessive use of typesetting tricks to make everything fit into 8 pages is not admissible. Please do not modify the style files or any of the layout parameters. The use of LaTeX is mandatory.

Please note that registering an abstract of your paper (of around 100-300 words in plain text) is required one week before the paper submission deadline and you will be asked to provide some additional information (such as keywords characterising your paper) at this time. We recommend not to wait with submission until the very last moment. Note that you can resubmit your paper any number of times until the submission deadline. Please register your abstract and submit your paper here:

If the principal author of your paper is a (doctoral or other kind of) student, then please register your paper as a student paper. This information will not be shared with reviewers and is used only to determine eligibility for the Pragnesh Jay Modi Best Student Paper Award.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: 1 October 2021
  • Paper submission: 8 October 2021
  • Rebuttal period: 22-25 November 2021
  • Author notification: 20 December 2021
  • Camera-ready paper submission: 28 January 2022
  • Conference: 9-13 May 2022

All deadlines are at the end of the day specified, anywhere on Earth (UTC-12).

Supplementary Material

You have the option to accompany your submission with supplementary material. We encourage providing supplementary material containing, e.g., missing or more comprehensive versions of your proofs, detailed information about conducted experiments, or anything else that may be helpful in making your results reproducible. This might also be code or a dataset (up to 25MB). Contact the programme chairs if you need more than 25MB and we will try to help.

Reviewers will consult supplementary material at their own discretion, and you should not assume that they necessarily will. Please make sure that any supplementary material you submit really is supplementary in nature: any information that is essential for understanding or evaluating your paper must be included in the paper itself. For example, it is not acceptable to relegate most of the proofs of your theoretical results to the supplementary material. You of course must ensure that your supplementary material does not compromise the anonymity of your submission.

IFAAMAS will not publish your supplementary material. Nevertheless, if your paper gets accepted, then the readers of your published paper should have access to the same information as the reviewers of your submission. This entails that you should make your (suitably revised) supplementary material openly available in archival form at the time of publication of your paper, and that you should include a reference to the supplementary material in the camera-ready version of your paper. For code or data you may wish to use a service such as Zenodo. For a technical appendix with additional proof details or similar, you may wish to use an archival preprint server such as arXiv.

Topics for Areas

Coordination, Organisations, Institutions, and Norms

  • Coordination and Control
  • Normative Systems
  • Organisations and Institutions
  • Policy, Regulation, Sanctions and Legislation
  • Self-Organising Systems
  • Privacy
  • Social Networks
  • Socio-Technical Systems
  • Trust and Reputation
  • Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency

Markets, Auctions, and Non-Cooperative Game Theory

  • Auctions and Mechanism Design
  • Non-Cooperative Games: Theory and Applications
  • Practical Applications of Game Theory
  • Bargaining and Negotiation
  • Non-Cooperative Games: Equilibrium Concepts and Computational issues
  • Behavioural Game Theory

Social Choice and Cooperative Game Theory

  • Voting and Preference Aggregation
  • Judgment Aggregation
  • Matching
  • Cooperative Games: Theory and Applications
  • Social Choice on Social Networks
  • Fair Allocation
  • Coalition Formation
  • Cooperative Games: Computational Issues

Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and Planning

  • Agent Models and Theories
  • Reasoning about Epistemic and Social features
  • Argumentation Theory
  • Distributed Problem Solving
  • Teamwork and Team Formation
  • Logics for Agent Reasoning
  • Agent Communication languages
  • Multiagent Planning and Scheduling
  • Verification and Synthesis of Agent-Based Systems
  • Uncertainty 

Learning and Adaptation

  • Multiagent Learning
  • Adversarial Learning
  • Multi-Task Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Unsupervised Learning
  • Adaptive Multiagent Systems
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Learning Agent Capabilities
  • Supervised Learning
  • Deep Learning

Modelling and Simulation of Societies

  • Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation: Methodology
  • Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation: Applications
  • Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation: Analysis
  • Complex Systems
  • Agent-Based Computational Epidemiology
  • Emergent Behaviour
  • Simulation Techniques, Tools, and Platforms

Humans and AI / Human-Agent Interaction

  • Agent-Based Analysis of Human Interaction
  • Human-Agent Competition and Collaboration
  • Explainability and Trust in Human-Agent Systems
  • Intelligent Virtual Agents
  • Agents for Improving Human Cooperation
  • Multi-User/Multi-Agent Interaction
  • Ethical Considerations for Human-Agent Systems
  • Social Agent Models and Architectures
  • Agent Interaction Based on Human Modeling

Engineering Multiagent Systems

  • Programming Multiagent Systems
  • Formal Methods and Declarative Technologies
  • Tools and Testbeds for Engineering Multiagent Systems
  • Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
  • Interoperability and Standardisation Efforts
  • Field Reports for Engineered Multiagent Systems

Robotics

  • Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration
  • Swarm and Collective Behaviour
  • Mapping, Localisation and Exploration
  • Knowledge Representation for Robotics
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Robot Planning and Control
  • Machine Learning for Robotics
  • Experimental and Fielded Robotic Systems

Innovative Applications 

  • Emerging Applications
  • Integration of Agent-Based and Other Technologies
  • User Studies
  • Deployed Applications
  • Challenges of Applying Agent-Based Technologies
  • AI for Social Good

Publication

All papers accepted at AAMAS-2022 will be published by the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS) and be openly available to everyone from the IFAAMAS website. To maximise the reach of AAMAS-2022 papers, they will also be included in the ACM Digital Library.

Papers submitted to the main track will be accepted either as full papers (8 pages plus references) or as extended abstracts (2 pages plus references). You will be able to indicate at the time of submission whether you would accept the offer to publish your work as an extended abstract. This information will be visible to the programme chairs and area chairs only.

A number of authors of the best papers accepted to AAMAS with excellent reviews will be invited to submit extended versions of those papers to the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (JAAMAS) for fast-track review.

Policies

 

Submission of Previously Published Work

IFAAMAS publishes original research. Therefore, you may not submit papers (to the main track) that have substantial overlap in contribution or text with work previously accepted for publication as a full paper in another archival forum. This includes full papers at workshops with archival proceedings, but not, for instance, two-page extended abstracts published at previous editions of AAMAS.

Submission of Work Presented at Workshops or Available at Public Repositories

Submitting a paper that has previously been presented at an informal workshop or that is available from a public preprint server (such as arXiv) is admissible. In that case, please do not cite that earlier version of your work in the paper itself but instead enter this information in the relevant text box in the submission system. This information will be visible to the programme chairs and area chairs only. Finally, we ask you to not actively promote your paper to a global audience during the reviewing period or the four weeks preceding the abstract submission deadline (e.g., by uploading it to a public preprint server or by presenting it at an international event).

Submission of Previously Rejected Papers

Papers that were previously rejected from other venues (and are eligible for submission otherwise) can be freely submitted to AAMAS and will be treated in the same way as all the other submissions.

Resubmission During AAMAS Reviewing Process

Submission of Previously Rejected Papers Papers that were previously rejected from other venues (and are eligible for submission otherwise) can be freely submitted to AAMAS and will be treated in the same way as all the other submissions.
We recognise the significant strain on the scientific community caused by the needs of peer review. Therefore, the work you submit to AAMAS must not be under review elsewhere at any time between submission and notification.

Anonymity and Double-Blind Reviewing

Reviewing for AAMAS is double-blind. This means that reviewers should not be aware of the identity of the authors of the papers they review. As an author you must make a reasonable effort to ensure that this is possible. Specifically, please replace your name and affiliation on the first page with the paper tracking number and do not include any acknowledgements in your submission. Cite your own prior work where appropriate, but do so in the third rather than the first person (that is, write, for instance, “X et al. [42] showed …” rather than “We showed … [42]”).

We recognise that for certain papers describing deployed applications it may be impossible to guarantee the anonymity of the submission while also providing reviewers with sufficient information to evaluate your contribution. In such cases we ask you to maintain anonymity as much as is feasible and to use the submission form to (a) confirm that the main contribution of your work concerns a deployed application (rather than, say, an idea for a possible future application) and to (b) explain why full anonymity was not an option.

Authorship

All individuals—and only those—who have made significant contributions to a paper submitted to AAMAS should be listed as authors in the submission system. We will not permit adding or removing authors to a paper after the submission deadline. Only mistakes regarding the ordering of authors can still be corrected after the notification date.

Altering Abstracts and “Placeholder Abstracts”

The abstracts submitted ahead of the main paper submission deadline are central for the assignment of reviewers to papers. For this reason, abstracts should not be altered in any significant way after the abstract submission deadline. Please note that this entails that submitting “placeholder abstracts” is not admissible.

Pointers to Supplementary Material

Papers must not include pointers to supplementary material on the web, not even when that supplementary material has been fully anonymised. The reason for this policy is that we would be unable to ensure that this material will remain unaltered throughout the reviewing period. All supplementary material must be provided through the AAMAS submission system. Supplementary material should respect the same anonymity policies as the submitted paper.

General Policies

Submissions that are in violation of any of the above policies are subject to rejection without peer review at the discretion of the programme chairs and area chairs.

Submissions to AAMAS are confidential. However, submissions, author information, and reviews may be shared with the organisers of other AI conferences to identify duplicate submissions and to limit duplicate reviewing efforts. By submitting to AAMAS-2022, you agree for relevant data regarding your submission to be shared in this manner.

At least one author of each accepted paper will be required to register for the conference by the early registration deadline with the intention of presenting the paper at the conference. This is a prerequisite for your paper being included in the conference proceedings.