Special Issue "Blockchain Technologies for Multi-Agent Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: real-time multi-agent systems; artificial intelligence; real-time systems; eHealth; embedded systems; blockchain
Interests: eHealth; Blockchain; trusted interactions; privacy; interoperability
Interests: multi-agent systems; intelligent agents; artificial intelligence; workflow management systems; semantic web services; eHealth; pervasive healthcare; coordination; interoperability; peer-to-peer systems; simulations; eTourism; middleware; Java enterprise
Interests: agent-oriented modelling and prototyping of complex sociotechnical systems; e-government; crisis management
The overall objective of BCT4MAS is to provide a common ground to researchers and engineers coming from several areas to discuss and share knowledge, experiences, and scientific/technical contributions, in the scenarios of employing BlockChain Technologies (BCT) in Multi-Agent Systems (MAS).
On the one hand, adopting BCT can help to overcome trust and reliability limitations, broadly known in MAS literature, enabling secure, autonomous, flexible and even profitable solutions. On the other hand, MAS would contribute with its features to address limitations of BCT.
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