Special Issue "Frontiers of Agents and Multiagent Systems"

A special issue of Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Fernando De la Prieta
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Prof. Dr. Sara Rodriguez
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Prof. Dr. Juan M. Corchado
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BISITE Research Group, Edificio Multiusos I+D+i, University of Salamanca, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: artificial Intelligence; machine learning; edge computing; distributed computing; Blockchain; consensus model; smart cities; smart grid
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Prof. Dr. Vicent Botti
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VRAIN Valencian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 València, Spain
Interests: affective computing; agreement technology; artificial intelligence; computational chemistry; computer science
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research on intelligent distributed systems has matured within the last decade and many effective applications are now being deployed. Technologies in distributed environments, such as multi-agent systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless devices, Industry 4.0, etc. are increasing and are becoming an element of high added value and economic potential, both in industrial and research fields.

Most computing systems from personal laptops/computers to cluster/grid/cloud computing systems are available for parallel and distributed computing. Distributed computing performs an increasingly important role in modern signal/data processing, information fusion and electronics engineering (e.g., electronic commerce, mobile communications and wireless devices). Particularly, applying multi-agent systems in distributed environments is becoming an element of high added value and economic potential.

This Special Issue aims to advance the state-of-the-art application of intelligent methods to improve distributed scenarios, with a special focus on those applications that take practical applications of multi-Agent Systems, human collaboration, interactions, communication, or industrial scenarios into consideration. We especially encourage the submission of articles describing applications, but we also welcome theoretical work and review articles on novel applications of multi-agent systems and intelligent methods to distributed environments communications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), electronic commerce, mobile communications and wireless devices. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to practical applications of: 

  • Multi-agent Systems 
  • Distributed problem solving
  • Agent cooperation and negotiation
  • Human agent interaction, social networks, virtual communities
  • Reputation, trust, privacy and security
  • Agent engineering and development tools
  • Internet of Things, sensors and actuators
  • Big data and machine learning
  • Smart cities, smart homes, smart buildings, smart health, smart mobility and transportation
  • Semantic web, linked data
  • Agent-based simulation and prediction, social simulation

Prof. Dr. Fernando De la Prieta
Prof. Dr. Sara Rodriguez
Prof. Dr. Juan M. Corchado
Prof. Dr. Vicent Botti
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Robotics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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