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:

About PAAMS

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 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.