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July 28th: The postproceedings are available from Springer at Springer Online or SpringerLink.
February 29th: The list of accepted papers is now publically available (here).
February 20th: We are pleased to announce Prof. Dana S. Nau (University of Maryland) as an invited speaker.

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 development 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 theoretical and 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 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. These include the theory and applications of agent programming languages, the verification and analysis of agent systems, as well as the implementation of social structure in agent-based systems (e.g. roles within organizations, coordination and communication in multi-agent systems).