Blue Sky Ideas (Chairs: Michael Rovatsos and Carles Sierra)
The emphasis of this track is on visionary ideas, long-term challenges, new research opportunities, and controversial debate. It serves as an incubator for innovative, risky, and provocative ideas, and aims to provide a forum for publishing and presenting these without being constrained by the result-oriented standards followed in the review process of other tracks of the conference. We encourage papers to reflect on: the use of agents and multiagent systems in emergent computing technologies; novel, overlooked, or underrepresented methodologies and application areas; their potential promises and risks; and on the future of the research area and its community within the broader AI and computing landscape. Importantly, this track is not the right place for preliminary work, or for papers reporting on existing approaches. Reviewers will assess papers based on the novelty of the ideas presented, the rigor with which they are developed, and the level of critical reflection applied in the exploration of these ideas.