Call for Papers for

ECAI Workshop on

Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems


organized as a part of ECAI’2014 Conference

August 18-22, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

  ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Holonic and multi-agent systems provide a novel paradigm for managing, modelling and supporting complex systems. This concept has proved to be successful in number of industrial domains such as manufacturing, real-time control, supply chain management, resource allocation and production planning/scheduling, air traffic.   The workshop aims to bring together researchers active in the area of holonic and multi-agent systems together with key engineers and industrial decision makers to share their views and experience in design, development and applying holonic and multi-agent systems for industrial problems.   SUGGESTED TOPICS (but not limited to):

  • Theoretical backgrounds behind holonic/agent concepts
  • Industrial applications of holonic and multi-agent systems (case-studies are specially appreciated), applications in logistics and smart grids
  • Specification of holonic and agent-based architectures and design methodologies
  • Communication principles and standards
  • Virtual organisations & holonic factories – reconfigurable factories
  • Agent-based system integration
  • Modeling and simulation tools
  • Reconfiguration tasks, coalition formation, knowledge ontologies
  • Visions and future trends of holonic and multi-agent systems
  • Standardization issues, security issues, and industrial needs
  • Obstacles and barriers to industrial and logistic deployment

CONTRIBUTIONS Authors are invited to submit research contributions or critiques of practical experience. Submitted papers must be written in English and must not exceed six (10) pages of the LNCS Springer format.  It is expected to publish the after-conference proceedings as a special volume of Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems, Springer Verlag, ISSN 1869-1994. The papers should be submitted to the address:   IMPORTANT DATES 1. Submission deadline:         May 25, 2014 2. Acceptance notice:            June 23, 2014       WORKSHOP  CO-CHAIRS: Vladimir Marik                        CzechTechnicalUniversity in Prague, CZ Pavel Vrba                             Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ Thomas Strasser                    Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria Paolo Leitao                            University of Braganca, Portugal   PROGRAM COMMITTEE (TBC):   Jose Barata                             Universidade Nova de Lisboa, P Theodeor Borangiu                University of Bucharest, RO Robert W. Brennan                 University of Calgary, CAN Adriana Giret                           Universidad Politechnica de Valencia, SP Armando W. Colombo            Schneider Electric, D Kenneth H. Hall                       Rockwell Automation, USA Udo Inden                               University of Köln, D Wilfired Lepuschitz                 Vienna University of Technology, A Michael Luck                          King’s College London, UK Björn H. Madsen                     Lego comp., UK Duncan McFarlane                 Cambridge University, UK Nikolay Mehandijev                University of Manchester, UK Lars Moench                          University of Hagen, D Marek Obitko                          Rockwell Automation, CZ Stuart Rubin                            SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego, USA Arnd Schirrmann                    EADS, Hamburg, D Ilkka Seilonen                         Helsinki University of Technology, FIN Leonid Sheremetov                Mexican Oil Institute, MEX Alexander Smirnov                 SPIIRAS, RUS Pavel Tichy                             Rockwell Automation, CZ Paul Valckenaers                    Catholic University Leuven, B Valeriy Vyatkin                        University of Auckland, NZ Alois Zoitl                                 FORTISS, D   FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Prof. Vladimir Marik CzechTechnicalUniversity in Prague Czech Institute of Informatic, Robotics, and Cybernetics, Czech Republic   e-mail: Fax: +420 224 923 677