Special Issue of International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (IJAOSE)
Programming Multi-Agent Systems

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline extended to 1 October 2006

Special Issue Editors:

About the Special Issue

A special issue of IJAOSE will be dedicated to consolidating the combined use of AOSE methodologies and agent programming languages and platforms for agent-based software development. One typical issue is that of how the usual abstractions used in agent-oriented design (such as goals, plans, protocols, roles, norms, organisations) are mapped into specific constructs in programming languages for multi-agent systems. Of no less importance is the provision for essential parts of the development process, such as debugging and testing. Any major development which has been done in accordance to well known AOSE methodologies as well as using programming languages for multi-agent systems would also be of significant interest. We welcome original, high quality papers not only on these topics but more generally on the issues surrounding AOSE and ProMAS.

Topics of Interest include but are not restricted to:

Submission Details

The format of the final version of your submission should be according to the IJAOSE submission guidelines. The format of the first draft submission should be plain A4. Submissions should be sent to Rafael Bordini. There is no page limit for the first draft of the submissions.

Important Dates

About the Special Issue Editors


The objectives of IJAOSE are to establish a communication vehicle for researchers and practitioners to promote, publicise and exchange ideas relating to the interface between research and commercial adoption of agent technology within the software development community. A further objective is to bring together the two relevant communities of agent technologists and (traditional) software engineers. Although software engineering necessarily encompasses research and application, an individual paper in IJAOSE may address one or both of these aspects. If a proposal is purely theoretical, some application areas need to be indicated although empirical proof will not necessarily be required for publication in the journal.