[Om-announce] CFP [OptLearnMAS 2022] The 13th Workshop on Optimization and Learning in Multiagent Systems

Ferdinando Fioretto ffiorett at syr.edu
Sat Mar 5 14:43:34 CET 2022

Workshop Submission Deadline Extension  — Apologies for cross-posting
CFP [OptLearnMAS 2022] The 13th Workshop on Optimization and Learning in Multiagent Systems
Main Track

  *   Submission Deadline: March 19 (23:59 UTC-12)
  *   Author Notification: April 23 (23:59 UTC-12)
  *   Poster and Presentations Due: May 5 (23:59 UTC-12)
  *   OptLearnMAS-22: May 9 or 10 (A full-day workshop at AAMAS 2022)

Fast Track (Rejected AAMAS or IJCAI papers)

  *   Submission Deadline: April 23 (23:59 UTC-12)
  *   Author Notification: April 28 (23:59 UTC-12)
Website: https://optlearnmas22.github.io/
AAMAS Website: https://aamas2022-conference.auckland.ac.nz/
Submission Website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=optlearnmas22
UPDATE: AAMAS 2022 and the OptLearnMAS-22 to be held as fully virtual events.
Stimulated by various emerging applications involving agents to solve complex problems in real-world domains, such as intelligent sensing systems for the Internet of the Things (IoT), automated configurators for critical infrastructure networks, and intelligent resource allocation for social domains (e.g., security games for the deployment of security resources or auctions/procurements for allocating goods and services), agents in these domains commonly leverage different forms optimization and/or learning to solve complex problems.
The goal of the workshop is to provide researchers with a venue to discuss models or techniques for tackling a variety of multi-agent optimization problems. We seek contributions in the general area of multi-agent optimization, including distributed optimization, coalition formation, optimization under uncertainty, winner determination algorithms in auctions and procurements, and algorithms to compute Nash and other equilibria in games. Of particular emphasis are contributions at the intersection of optimization and learning. See below for a (non-exhaustive) list of topics.
This workshop invites works from different strands of the multi-agent systems community that pertain to the design of algorithms, models, and techniques to deal with multi-agent optimization and learning problems or problems that can be effectively solved by adopting a multi-agent framework.

  *   The workshop organizers invite paper submissions on the following (and related) topics:
  *    Optimization for learning (strategic and non-strategic) agents
  *   Learning for multi-agent optimization problems
  *   Distributed constraint satisfaction and optimization
  *   Winner determination algorithms in auctions and procurements
  *   Coalition or group formation algorithms
  *   Algorithms to compute Nash and other equilibria in games
  *   Optimization under uncertainty
  *   Optimization with incomplete or dynamic input data
  *   Algorithms for real-time applications
  *   Cloud, distributed and grid computing
  *   Applications of learning and optimization in societally beneficial domains
  *   Multi-agent planning Multi-robot coordination

The workshop is of interest both to researchers investigating applications of multi-agent systems to optimization problems in large, complex domains, as well as to those examining optimization and learning problems that arise in systems comprised of many autonomous agents. In so doing, this workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers to discuss common issues that arise in solving optimization and learning problems in different areas, to introduce new application domains for multi-agent optimization techniques, and to elaborate common benchmarks to test solutions.
Finally, the workshop will welcome papers that describe the release of benchmarks and data sets that can be used by the community to solve fundamental problems of interest, including in machine learning and optimization for health systems and urban networks, to mention but a few examples.
The workshop will be a one-day meeting. It will include a number of technical sessions, a virtual poster session where presenters can discuss their work, with the aim of further fostering collaborations, multiple invited speakers covering crucial challenges for the field of multiagent optimization and learning.
Submission Information and Types
Submission Website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=optlearnmas22

  *   Technical Papers: Full-length research papers of up to 8 pages (excluding references and appendices) detailing high quality work in progress or work that could potentially be published at a major conference.
  *   Short Papers: Position or short papers of up to 4 pages (excluding references and appendices) that describe initial work or the release of privacy-preserving benchmarks and datasets on the topics of interest.

All papers must be submitted in PDF format, using the AAMAS-22 author kit<https://aamas2022-conference.auckland.ac.nz/files/2021/07/AAMAS-2022-Formatting-Instructions.zip>. Submissions should include the name(s), affiliations, and email addresses of all authors.
Submissions will be refereed on the basis of technical quality, novelty, significance, and clarity. Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two program committee members.

Submissions of papers rejected from the AAMAS 2022 and IJCAI 2022 technical program are welcomed.

Fast Track (Rejected AAMAS or IJCAI papers)
Rejected AAMAS or IJCAI papers with *average* scores of at least 5.0 may be submitted to OptLearnMAS along with previous reviews and scores and an optional letter indicating how the authors have addressed the reviewers comments.

The deadline for the fast track is as follows:

  *   AAMAS/IJCAI Fast Track Submission Deadline: April 23 (23:59 UTC-12)
  *   AAMAS/IJCAI Fast Track Acceptance Notification: April 28 (23:59 UTC-12)

Please use the submission link above and indicate that the submission is a resubmission from of an AAMAS/IJCAI rejected paper. Also OptLearnMAS submission, reviews and optional letter need to be compiled into a single pdf file.

These submissions will not undergo the regular review process, but a light one, performed by the chairs, and will be accepted if the previous reviews are judged to meet the workshop standard.

Best Papers

Per the AAMAS Workshop organizers: There will be a Springer issue for best workshop papers and visionary papers, so each workshop should nominate two papers, one for each special issue. The authors should be aware that if the nominated workshop paper is also an AAMAS paper (or some other conference paper), the version in the Springer books should have additional material (at least 30% more).

Organizing Committee
Hau Chan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ferdinando Fioretto, Syracuse University
Jiaoyang Li, University of Southern California
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