Salamanca will host the 19th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS. It is organized by the BISITE Group and will take place from October 6th to 8th. It’s online and in-person modes will bring together more than 200 researchers and developers from the industry and academia to report on the latest scientific and technical advances in the application of multi-agent systems, discuss and debate, and showcase the latest agent-based systems.

The main theme of PAAMS 2021 is ” Social Wellbeing”, and it will feature lectures and workshops, as well as other activities aimed at disseminating innovations in agent-based simulation and prediction, agent cooperation and negotiation, multi-robot systems and real-world robotics, and other topics.

The conference will start with the guest speaker Yves Demazeau, senior researcher at CNRS Grenoble (France), who will present a talk entitled “Building Practical MAS Applications Using the VOWELS Method“. Other activities will follow as part of the joint events to be held over the course of the two days, including:


PAAMS started as a local initiative but has since grown to become an annual international forum where the latest developments and most important results related to real-world applications are presented, discussed and disseminated. PAAMS is currently ranked B2 by CAPES Qualis CC-Events and B by CORE Ranking.

The conference is made possible thanks to the collaboration of different national and international institutions such as  University of Salamanca, Nanyang Technological University, Malmö University, University of Delaware, Kyoto University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Purdue University, TU Clausthal, Czech Technical University in Prague, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, CNRS, KU Leuven, Umeå University.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.