The AAMAS Conference Industry  Track is dedicated to collect, present and discuss contributions reporting on industrial and commercial deployment of software agent technologies and their applications.  If you are working to commercialize agent technologies, or developing a real-world applications based on the agent technologies, you are coordially invited to submit papers on your current works, to help people discuss the answer to some of the existing key questions:
  • Which real-world applications can benefit of agent technology?
  • What are the main challenges?
  • How is autonomous agent and multi-agent systems research results contributing to viable business?
  • What are your experiences in developing real world impact for agent technologies?
Novel papers in this general space are strongly encouraged. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Experiences gained from commercialization or commercialization attempts.
  • Return on investment analysis of agent technologies.
  • Insights into markets appropriate for agent technologies.
  • Commercial application of agents.
  • Application case studies
  • Agent applications for E-government.
  • Agent applications for defense or aerospace.
  • Agent applications for manufacturing, automation, and logistics.
  • Agent applications for telecommunication, media and entertainment.
  • Agent applications for health, smart living, ambient intelligence.
  • Agent applications for bio-technology.
  • Agent applications for telematics, monitoring and maintenance, and surveillance.
  • Agent applications for managing large scale infrastrctures.
  • Other applications of agents, such as in the non-profit sector.
  • Barriers to adoption or adoption facilitators.

What is the Industry Track?

The AAMAS Industry Track is a special track at the AAMAS conference that runs in parallel with the regular AAMAS scientific track. The track is dedicated to fostering commercial or real world, impact for agent technologies. The track will feature presentations and demonstrations from industrial and academia participants, giving them an opportunity to showcase the state of the art in agent technology.

Accepted papers of the AAMAS Industry Track will be included in the same electrical media (e.g. USB memory) with the main track papers. Hard copies of the proceedings are also available with fee upon request. The Industry Track aims to foster mutually beneficial links between those engaged in foundational scientific research and those working to make autonomous agents and multi-agent systems a commercial reality.

How it will be Refereed?

The submission and reviewing processes for the AAMAS Industry Track will be separated from that of the regular scientific track. Whereas in the regular conference track the overriding refereeing criterion is clearly scientific excellence, the Industry Track focuses primarily on the industrial relevance and technological significance of the contribution. Preference will be given to mature work demonstrating concrete industrial/commercial results and business value.

Examples of an "ideal" paper might include:
  • Significance of problem solved, user needs and use cases;
  • Technology innovation, why agents are superior to other technologies;
  • Business case, return of investment analysis;
  • Deployment scale and adoption.
We discourage the submission of purely speculative papers or papers whose primary contribution is scientific. Papers focusing on purely scientific matters should be submitted to the regular conference track, with Description Axis = "Applications". We want your applied business experience with agent technologies.


Papers should be submitted by email to

Instructions for the submission of The AAMAS Industrial and Applications Track submissions:

Submitted papers should be formatted according to AAMAS specifications.  AAMAS style guides, as well as templates and style sheets for Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and LaTeX can be found here.

Papers must be 8 pages (regular paper) or 4 pages (short paper), including figures and references, when formatted using the specified style. Papers should be formatted for standard Letter paper size. (i.e. not A4) Overlength papers will be rejected. Notification of receipt of the electronic paper will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) soon after receipt.

Please send the contact information and abstract of your paper by plain text before
December 7, 2008, midnight (UCT)

Last name:
First name:

In addition to the above, authors are required to submit their electronic papers. The only formats allowed for electronic submission are PostScript or PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format). Papers will not be accepted in any other format (e.g., MS Word) because of compatibility problems between software versions, machines, and nationalities. However, we strongly encourage the submission in PDF format. We cannot accept title pages or papers submitted by FAX. Electronic paper submissions must arrive no later than:
December 14, 2008, midnight UCT.

Submissions received after this date will not be considered for review.

Policy on Multiple Submissions

The AAMAS 2009 Industry and Applications Track will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also expected not to submit their papers elsewhere during the AAMAS review period. These restrictions apply only to journals and conferences, not to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and no formal proceedings.

Review process

Three Industry Track Program Committee members will review each paper. The decision of the Program Committee Chairs will be final and cannot be appealed. Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation and will be included in the Proceedings.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) by January 23, 2009. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and to attend the conference to present the work.

Dates and Instructions

- Deadline for paper information December 7, 2008.
- Deadline for paper submission December  14, 2008.
- Notification of acceptance or rejection January 23, 2009
- Final versions due Approximately February 8, 2009.

For more information, contact the track co-chairs at

Track Co-Chairs

Jeff Bradshaw

Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), USA
Birgit Burmeister
Daimler AG Group Research, Germany
Akihiko Ohsuga
The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Program Committee

Andrzej Uszok, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), USA
Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
Gaku Yamamoto, IBM, Japan
Giovanni Caire, TelecomItalia, Italy
Hartwig Baumgärtel, University of Applied Sciences Ulm, Germany
Ian Dickinson, HP Laboratories, UK
James Odell, CSC, USA
Jeffrey O. Kephart, IBM Research, USA
Jeremy Baxter, Qinetiq, UK
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Maarten Sierhuis, NASA, USA
Michael Berger, DocuWare AG, Germany
Michael Kerstetter, The Boeing Company, USA
Michael Pirker, Siemens AG, Germany
Michal Pechoucek, Gerstner Lab/Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Monique Calisti, Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Partha S Dutta, Rolls-Royce plc, UK
Peter Göhner, University Stuttgart, Germany
Satoru Fujita, Hosei University, Japan
Satoshi Nishiyama, NICT, Japan
Shigeo Matsubara, Kyoto University, Japan
Shigeru Fujita, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Simon Thompson, BT Innovate Intelligent Systems Research Centre, UK
Stefan Kirn, Universität Hohenheim, Germany
Sven Brückner, NewVectors LLC, USA
Takahiro Kawamura, Toshiba, Japan
Tarek Helmy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Mineral, Saudi-Arabia
Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University, Japan