Doctoral Consortium

The MATES doctoral consortium is meant to support PhD students working in the area of intelligent agents or multi-agent systems either in advancing the theory or in relevant application areas. It aims at connecting researchers and giving PhD students a place to present and exchange their ideas and support them in working together collaboratively. The field of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems touches many different research areas. It has attracted researchers with different backgrounds like software engineering, human-computer interaction, game theory, cognitive science, logics, and business informatics to name only a few. For young researchers who want to enter this field of research, it is helpful to get an overview of these disciplines and build up a network within the research community.

The goal of the doctoral consortium is to bring together and support young researchers with different backgrounds, who are interested in intelligent agents or multi-agent systems. We invite PhD students at all stages of their research and offer a platform for presenting and discussing their results, ideas and planned work in a highly inspiring and constructive atmosphere. Moreover, upon acceptance each PhD student will be mentored by an experienced researcher, who will provide detailed feedback and advice in order to help with their intended research. This often yields valuable external input and provides the opportunity to get in touch with different researchers from a vibrant community extending one’s own personal academic network.

Paper submission

Extended abstracts of up to 6 pages in PDF format must be electronically submitted for evaluation online at:

DUE DATE for submissions: June 29, 2014
Notification of Authors: July 13, 2014
Final Versions of Papers: July 20, 2014

Extended abstract submissions should provide information on the following aspects of the PhD work:

  • Motivation
  • State of the Art
  • Methodical approach
  • Preliminary results/findings (optional)

Publications will be made available online during the workshop and published in the form of a technical report afterwards.

For further information feel free to contact Sebastian Lehnhoff.