Call for Demos

Call for Demos

The AAMAS Demo track aims to provide opportunities for participants from academia and industry to present their latest developments in agent-based software and robotic systems. Novel applications and interactive systems are particularly welcome. Student researchers are encouraged to submit. A “Best Application” will be selected and awarded by the Demo Program Committee.

Demonstrations of interest include:

  1. Systems implementing agents in real-world applications in areas such as transportation, robotics, grid, e-commerce, health care, military, etc.
  2. Systems using agents in virtual settings, which include simulation systems, VR, and games.
  3. Systems supporting the development of agents, which include development environments and tools to assist developers in the specification, design, implementation, and testing of agent systems.

Accepted Demo papers will be included in the AAMAS proceedings. Videos of accepted demo papers will be played during breaks and the demo sessions to provide maximum visibility to the systems.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to give a live demo.

Submission Requirements

Each Demo submission must consist of a short paper, a video, and, for student projects, a supervisor endorsement note. The submission requirements are the following.

  1. Paper. The paper should include a maximum of four pages and be structured as follows:
    1. Pages 1-2 should describe the system to be demonstrated. More precisely, the authors are encouraged to discuss the application domain, the problem scenario, the technology used, the agent/multi-agent techniques involved, the system’s innovations, the system’s live and interactive aspects, etc.
    2. Page 3 should include bibliographic references.
    3. Page 4 should provide the organizers with a list of requirements for the demo setting at the conference.

Papers must be prepared using the AAMAS format and submitted as PDF files. Papers that do not adhere to the guidelines above will be rejected.

  1. Video. The paper should contain a URL linking to a demonstration video of no more than 5 minutes in duration (QuickTime or YouTube format). The video should include the following elements:
    1. Introduction: Introduce the concept/system.
    2. Aim: What is the target group for the system?
    3. Main features: Present the system’s main features and discuss the benefits as well as innovations.
    4. Development: Architecture overview, agent-based techniques, and technologies used for development.
    5. Demo. Execution of the system that highlights its features and benefits.

  1. Supervisor Endorsement (for student projects only). A brief note from the student’s supervisor describing the student’s contribution to the project.

Submissions should be made through the Demo track submission system.

Accepted Demos papers will be included in the AAMAS proceedings.

Selection Process

The submission and selection processes for the AAMAS 2023 Demos will be separate from the main conference’s. Each submission will be assessed by the Demo Program Committee. The authors will receive a brief evaluation report with the notification. The evaluation criteria are:

  • Relevance to the AAMAS conference
  • Significance and originality
  • Live demo presentation and technical quality
  • Video content and presentation
  • Maturity and readiness for demonstration
  • Potential for public interaction
  • Potential impact in the intended application domain

Important Dates

February 6, 2023 – Submission deadline
March 6, 2023 – Notification of acceptance/rejection
March 15, 2023 – Camera Ready Manuscript

All deadlines are 11:59 PM, anywhere on Earth.

Contact

For more information, please get in touch with the Demo chairs.