4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) Venue: Algarve, Portugal Event Date: 6 - 8 February, 2012 SCOPE The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas. Two simultaneous but strongly related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work within the area of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general, including web applications, on one hand, and within the area of non-distributed AI, including the more traditional areas such as Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception and also not so traditional areas such as Reactive AI Systems, Evolutionary Computing and other aspects of Computational Intelligence and many other areas related to intelligent systems, on the other hand. Conference Areas Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following conference areas: 1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2. AGENTS AREA 1: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE * Knowledge Representation and Reasoning * Ontologies * Model-based Reasoning * Uncertainty in AI * Bayesian Networks * Ambient Intelligence * Reactive AI * Hybrid Intelligent Systems * Planning and Scheduling * Case-based Reasoning * Machine Learning * Pattern Recognition * Vision and Perception * AI and Creativity * Expert Systems * Soft Computing * Fuzzy Systems * Neural Networks * Evolutionary Computing * Intelligent User Interfaces * Natural Language Processing * Cognitive Systems * State Space Search * Constraint Satisfaction * Data Mining * Industrial Applications of AI AREA 2: AGENTS * Agent Models and Architectures * Agent Communication Languages * Distributed Problem Solving * Collective Intelligence * Semantic Web * Simulation * Multi-agent Systems * Privacy, Safety and Security * Mobile Agents * Economic Agent Models * Auctions and Markets * SOA and Software Agents * Agent Platforms and Interoperability * Web Intelligence * Group Decision Making * Physical Agents * Robot and Multi-robot Systems * Self Organizing Systems * Cognitive Robotics * Autonomous Systems * Task Planning and Execution * Programming Environments and Languages * Negotiation and Interaction Protocols * Conversational Agents * Cooperation and Coordination * Cloud Computing Important Dates Conference date: 6-8 February, 2012 Regular Paper Submission: July 28, 2011 Authors Notification (regular papers): October 4, 2011 Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: October 24, 2011 Contacts: ICAART Secretariat Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq. 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal Tel.: +351 265 100 033 Fax: +44 203 014 8556 e-mail: icaart.secretariat@insticc.org Web: http://www.icaart.org/