Even though the contributions of the multi-agent systems (MAS) community can make a significant impact in the development of open distributed systems, the techniques resulting from such contributions will only be widely adopted when suitable programming languages and tools are available. Furthermore, such languages and tools must incorporate those techniques in a principled but practical way, so as to support the ever more complex task of professional programmers, in particular when the systems have to operate in dynamic environments.
The ProMAS workshop series aims to address the practical programming issues related to developing and deploying multi-agent systems. In particular, ProMAS aims to address how multi-agent systems designs or specifications can be effectively implemented. In its two previous editions, ProMAS constituted an invaluable occasion bringing together leading researchers from both academia and industry to discuss issues on the design of programming languages and tools for multi-agent systems. In particular, the workshop promotes the discussion and exchange of ideas concerning the techniques, concepts, requirements, and principles that are important for multi-agent programming technology.