Information for Authors
AAMAS 2018 encourages the submission of analytical, empirical, methodological, technological, and perspective papers. Analytical and empirical papers should make clear the significance and relevance of their results to the AAMAS community. Similarly, methodological and technological papers should make clear their scientific and technical contributions, and are expected to demonstrate a thorough evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses in practice. It is strongly encouraged that papers focusing on specific agent capabilities evaluate their techniques in the context of autonomous agent architectures or multiagent systems. A thorough evaluation, conducted from a theoretical or applied basis, is considered an essential component of any submission. Authors are also requested to pay particular attention to discussing how their work relates to the state of the art in autonomous agents and multiagent systems research as evidenced in, for example, previous AAMAS and related conferences and journals. All submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of the overall quality of their technical contribution, including criteria such as originality, soundness, relevance, significance, quality of presentation, and understanding of the state of the art. AAMAS 2018, the seventeenth conference in the AAMAS series, seeks the submission of high-quality papers limited to 8 pages in length, with any additional pages containing only bibliographic references. Reviews will be double blind; authors must avoid including anything that can be used to identify them. Please note that submitting an abstract is required before submitting a full paper. However, the abstracts will not be reviewed, and full papers must be submitted for the review process to begin. All work must be original, i.e., it must not have appeared in a conference proceedings, book, or journal and may not be under review for another archival conference. In addition to submissions in the main track, AAMAS 2018 will be soliciting papers in special tracks. The review process for the special tracks will be similar to the main track, but with program committee members specially selected for each track. All accepted papers for the special tracks will be included in the proceedings. At least one of the authors of each paper is required to register, attend, and present the paper at the conference.

All full papers accepted to the main track and the special tracks will be presented in parallel technical sessions. All the papers will be published in the conference Proceedings and will be permanently available after the conference here . In addition, AAMAS 2018 will include:
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • System demonstrations
  • Poster presentations for full papers and extended abstracts
  • Invited talks and panel discussions
The submission processes for the workshops and system demonstrations are separate from the main paper submission process. Information will be posted on the relevant pages.

Policies
Policy on multiple and previous submissions.

Authors may not submit any paper to AAMAS 2018 that has already appeared in an archival forum. Authors must ensure that no submission to AAMAS 2018 is under review for another archival forum between the AAMAS 2018 submission and decision dates.

Policy on harassment at the conference environment.
IFAAMAS is committed to organising the AAMAS conference and its affiliated events in an environment that is free of harassment for everyone involved: delegates, organisers, conference workers, and reviewers. All participants in IFAAMAS events are asked to embrace our intention to foster a harassment-free scientific community, and to understand that IFAAMAS will respond appropriately to incidents of harassment if they occur. The complete IFAAMAS harassment policy is available at www.ifaamas.org/harassment.html. For further details about AAMAS 2018, please visit the website at http://aamas18.ifaamas.org