This book contains the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2016). This conference is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) in cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (ACM SIGAI), the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA), the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology, the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI), the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT), the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence (AEPIA), the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA) and the Associação Portuguesa de Reconhecimento de Padrões (APRP).
The purpose of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners
interested in the theory and applications in the areas of Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Two simultaneous related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work. One track focuses on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general. The other track focuses mainly on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception Reactive AI Systems, and Evolutionary Computing.
The meeting is complemented with the Special Session on Partiality, Underspecification, and Natural Language Processing (PUaNLP).
ICAART received 149 paper submissions, including the special session, from 40 countries (21% as full papers) which shows the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference.
The conference program includes a panel and five invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, United States), Tom Heskes (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands), Jérôme Lang (Université Paris-Dauphine, France), Jaime Sichman (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and Eric Postma (Tilburg University, Netherlands).
To recognize the best submissions and the best student contributions, several awards based on the combined marks of paper reviewing, as assessed by the Program Committee, and the quality of the presentation, as assessed by session chairs at the conference venue, are conferred at the closing session of the conference.
We would like to express our thanks to all participants. First of all, to the authors, whose quality work is the essence of this conference. Next, we thank all the members of the program committee and the auxiliary reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We must deeply thank the invited speakers for their excellent contribution in sharing their knowledge and vision. We would like to thank the ICAART Program Chair, Jaap van den Herik, whose competence was essential for ensuring the technical quality of the conference and whose collaboration was very much appreciated. Finally, special thanks to all the members of the INSTICC team whose collaboration was fundamental for the success of this conference.
We wish you all an inspiring conference and an unforgettable stay at Rome, Italy. We hope to meet you again next year for the 9th ICAART, details of which will soon be available at http://www.icaart.org.
Vol. 1 - 978-989-758-172-4
Vol. 2 - 978-989-758-172-4