Fourth INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
-- REsearch and
“CARE for a Smarter Society”
held in conjunction with the 26th Australasian Joint
Conference on Artificial Intelligence (http://ai2013.otago.ac.nz/), and the
16th Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent
Co-organised with the AIH
Workshop Day on 3rd
December 2013 (Dunedin,
Christian Guttmann -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Fernando Koch -- email@example.com
Online Discussion Groups
Please join the CARE and AAMAS
Linkedin groups for updates and discussions about
CARE and Agents.
“CARE for Smarter Society” aims to discuss computational models of
collaboration for Smarter Society scenarios, addressing theoretical and
practical issues. This research and development will support the design of
new applications and contribute to increasing quality of health and living,
promoting citizen participation, and community engagement. We seek
contributions of members in research and industry that apply AI and the agent
paradigm to approach problems in areas of Smarter Societies. The CARE
workshop series not only addresses a gap in the existing agent and AI
landscape, but also aims to push the boundaries of existing work by
addressing problems that are new to the agent community and that present the
community with exciting applications.
Collaborative care is today’s primary means to achieve complex
outcomes and to increase the lifetime value of the cared entities.
Collaboration enables agents to achieve complex goals that are difficult or
impossible to attain for an individual agent. This collaboration takes place
under conditions of incomplete information, uncertainty, and bounded
rationality, much of which has been previously studied in economics and
artificial intelligence. However, many real world domains are characterised
by even greater complexity, including the possibility of unreliable and
non-complying collaborators, complex market and incentive frameworks, and
complex transaction costs and organisational structures. How can we create
computational models, representations, algorithms and protocols to enable the
next generation of intelligent collaborative care technologies? How can we
build technologies that support collaboration under this complexity and
In "CARE for a Smarter Society" the application domains
include (not an exhaustive list): healthcare, medicine, bio-engineering,
large events coordination, emergency scenarios, smarter campuses, smarter
buildings, smarter transportation, smarter education, and business processes.
For example, it includes solutions for people orientation in large events,
through enhanced navigation system allowing navigation route and destination
planning according to user-specific criteria along with awareness of
surrounding events and the availability of transportation resources. In these scenarios, caring requires the
coordination of team members in different organisations to work collaborative
to attain a common goal: provide the best orientation for each citizen taking
in consideration individuals' needs. Other examples include the long term
care of patients with a chronic disease (patient care), support of students
in their studies (student care), and service provision in telecommunication
The one day workshop will feature a mixture of invited talks,
discussions and submitted contributions describing current work or work in progress
in intelligent systems for research and technology. The workshop environment
fosters open discussions among all participants, particularly encouraging
students to discuss their research topics and seek feedback from senior agent
EXTENDED Paper submission deadline: Oct 4, 2013
submission deadline: Sep 15, 2013)
Notification of acceptance: Oct 25, 2013
acceptance: Oct 1, 2013)
Camera-ready copies due: Oct 31, 2013
copies due: Oct 15, 2013)
Dec 3, 2013
Topics of Interest include
(but are not limited to)
Smarter Society - new models and technologies that lead collaborative
approaches for problems in Smarter Cities, Smarter Health Care, intelligent
campuses, intelligent work places, social networking, education, health
informatics, and others.
There will be a special track on **Agent-Based Systems for Energy and
Environmental Sustainability (ABSEES)**. This track
investigates how agent-based technology in conjunction with AI techniques can
be used to explore a) the design and development of novel (smart)
energy-related systems, b) suitable methodologies, techniques and tools to
create sustainable energy systems and c) mechanisms for facilitating
sustainable behaviour in several domains (e.g. transportation, urban
planning) among a variety of user-roles (i.e. different types of users). The
reviews and proceedings of this track will be handled by the ABSEES track
ABSEES Track Chairs:
Maryam Purvis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Takayuki Ito, email@example.com
We also invite contributions for a demo session, where participants
can present practical applications and proof-of-concepts using new models and
technologies for collaborative approaches in Smarter Societies, Smarter
Health, Smarter Energy, and any other related area.
- How to collaborative agent technology can help to analyse vast
amounts of complex social data?
- How to build a model of the features of individuals (citizens/customer/patient
- How to construct agent-based models of social behaviour?
- How organisational structures influence the negotiation of agents
and the distribution/execution of tasks?
- How can we support/guide collaborative teams in scenarios like
Collaborative Research, Resilient Societies, and Disaster Resilience?
- How to apply agents for the next generation of Social Analytics
systems in Smarter Societies?
- How can we offer flexibility in the way how teams execute plans?
- How to enable an effective communication infrastructure for
collaborative care (possibly including humans and agents).
- How to build a model of the features of individuals
- How to build comprehensive customer lifecycle management systems for
customers, including telecommunication consumers, students and patients.
- How can we make team members follow agreed procedures (Incentives?
Or more fundamental, by designing a new market?)
- How to deploy lifecycle management systems in real world
applications, such as healthcare, telecommunication, and smart campuses.
- How to design markets that are adequate for agents to act with
incomplete and uncertain information?
- How to build MAS that work efficiently in partially regulated
markets (where governance policy or partnership agreements govern part of the
- How can we make individuals encourage to perform activities to stay
on-track and achieve desired outcomes (incentive frameworks)?
- How can we enable flexible, goal-driven and contextualised plan
creation and business process management (including intelligent execution,
monitoring, management, and optimization of business processes)?
- How to build an effective monitoring-recognition-intervention
- What role does learning and adaptivity
play in building organisational MAS?
- How to deal with partially regulated markets (free markets are
possibly an unrealistic paradigm as they don’t really existent)?
Submission and Publication
Submission is done electronically at Easychair: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=care20130.
Submissions should be formatted according to LNCS specification and submitted
as a PDF file. Instructions and templates can be found at: www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
CARE 2013 seeks three types of submissions:
- Full paper of 12 pages.
- Short paper of 4 pages (such as position and early result papers) are welcome with the option of extending it to a full
paper for the post-proceedings.
- Demo paper of 4 pages describing a demonstration. This work will
then be presented in the demo session of the workshop.
Submissions will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers per paper.
Selection criteria will include relevance, significance, impact, originality,
technical soundness, quality of presentation. Some preference may also be
given to papers which address emergent trends or important common themes, or
which enhance balance of workshop topics.
We plan to publish selected papers as Springer proceedings.
(Springer Proceedings with CARE can be found here: http://books.google.com.au/books?isbn=3642224261)
Christian Guttmann (IBM
Research -- Australia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Fernando Koch (Samsung
Research Laboratories -- Brazil), email@example.com
Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu
Ingo J. Timm
Previous CARE workshops:
CARE@AI 2009, Melbourne,
CARE@IAT 2010, Toronto,
2011, Taipei, Taiwan