CFP: The 8th IEEE International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA 2024)

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CFP: The 8th IEEE International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA 2024)
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Dates: December 4-6, 2024
Venue: University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Submission link:

Scope and Background

Intelligent agents in AI are software entities designed to act on behalf of humans with varying degrees of autonomy. These agents interact with their environment by sensing its status and employing their knowledge to carry out operations that help them achieve their goals. They possess distinctive properties such as adaptability, reactivity, proactivity, and sociability. Intelligent agents can collaborate or compete with each other, aiming to achieve personal or shared objectives. The applications of these agents vary widely in scale, ranging from personal assistants and conversational systems to large-scale, intricate, and mission-critical systems such as autonomous vehicles or search and rescue drones. Research on intelligent agents focuses on inventing innovative agent models, frameworks, and techniques to enhance their capabilities. The IEEE International Conference on Agents serves as a gathering point for scholars and professionals in all areas of agent research. IEEE ICA provides a platform to explore new theories, practices, and applications of intelligent and autonomous agents. Past IEEE ICA conferences have been held in Kyoto (2021, 2023), Adelaide (2022), Jinan (2019), Singapore (2018), Beijing (2017), and Matsue (2016). The 8th IEEE International Conference on Agents will take place in Wollongong, Australia.

Areas of Interest

The 8th IEEE International Conference on Agents (ICA’24) calls for innovative contributions related to, but not limited to, the topics listed below.
Agent theories and models
Agent ontologies, reasoning, and decision-making
Agent and multi-agent learning, Q-learning, reinforcement learning
Agent-based modelling and simulation, tools, and platforms
Norms, normative systems
Trust and reputation
Agent-based negotiation, coordination, cooperation, and argumentation
Game theory, social choice theory, auctions, and mechanism design
Collective intelligence, social computing, and wisdom of the crowds
Agent team formation, self-organization and self-adaptation
Internet of Things, cloud computing, and robotics
Human-agent interaction, socially interactive agents
AI education within the scope of MAS
Agent-based programming, BDI agents, tools, and testbeds
Innovative applications in finance, health, agriculture, transportation
Smart grid, smart city
Apply computing and distributed systems
Ethical, legal, and moral aspects of agent technologies
Future visions and grand challenges of agents and multiagent systems

Submission Guidelines

The conference welcomes submissions of significant, original, and unpublished work in all areas of agent research. Submissions must be in English, adhering to the IEEE Conference Proceedings format. Submissions should be made via EasyChair. To ensure a double-blind peer-review process, all information linking to the authors must be removed from the submissions. Papers should not exceed six pages for regular papers (including references), four pages for short papers, and two pages for poster papers. Each submission will undergo review by at least three reviewers from our Program Committee. Acceptance standards will consider technical soundness, novelty, impact, and readability. All accepted papers will be presented either orally or as a poster. At least one author of the accept paper needs to register to the conference. Accepted papers presented orally or as posters will be published in the conference proceedings by CPS (Conference Publishing Services). These papers will be indexed by EI, SCOPUS, INSPEC, DBLP, and ISI.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: September 1st, 2024
Author Notification: October 1st, 2024
Camera-ready Deadline: October 14th, 2024
IEEE ICA 2024: December 4th-6th, 2024

Conference Committee

General Chairs
Professor Jun Yan, University of Wollongong, Australia
Associate Professor Rafik Hadfi, Kyoto University, Japan
Program Chairs
Dr Fenghui Ren, University of Wollongong, Australia
Professor Takahiro Uchiya, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Finance Chair
Dr Guoxin Su, University of Wollongong, Australia
Local Arrangements Chair
Dr Yikun Yang, University of Wollongong, Australia
Publication Chair
Associate Professor Lei Niu, Central China Normal University, China
Web Chair
Dr Hui Luo, University of Wollongong, Australia
Publicity Chairs
Professor Chao Yu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Assistant Professor Wen Gu, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Honorary Chairs
Professor Takayuki Ito, Kyoto University, Japan
Associate Professor Quan Bai, University of Tasmania, Australia
Advisory Committee
Professor Chengqi Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Professor Yves Demazeau, CNRS, France
Professor Catholijn Jonker, TU Delft, Netherlands
Professor Minjie Zhang, University of Wollongong, Australia
Professor Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Professor Chunyan Miao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

All questions about submissions should be emailed to Program Chairs:
Fenghui Ren ( and Takahiro Uchiya (
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