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The German conference on Multi-Agent System TEchnologieS (MATES) provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, users and developers, to present and discuss latest advances in research work, as well as prototyped or fielded systems of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems. The conference aims to promote theory and application and covers the whole range of agent- and multi-agent technologies.

For the third time the German special interest group on Distributed Artificial Intelligence jointly with the steering committee of MATES organizes this international conference in order to promote theory and application of agents and multi-agent systems. Building on the two successful predecessors in 2003 and 2004, the MATES ’05 will be collocated with the 28th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, KI 2005

In addition, the MATES 2005 conference is incorporating the 9th international workshop on cooperative information agents CIA 2005. Therefore, the topics of interest of MATES 2005 include the domain of intelligent information agents, and agent based information systems for the Internet, Web and semantic Web.

We solicit papers that report on recent advances in the domain of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in general, and information agents and agent-based information systems in particular. We also specifically encourage vision and challenge papers that lay out mid-term and long-term directions for these domains.


The proceedings of the MATES 2005 conference will be published as volume number 3550 in the Springer series of Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence (LNAI). These proceedings are considered as joint proceedings with CIA 2005.


It is intended to publish selected best papers of this conference in a special issue of an international journal.