Call for Demos

Call for Demos

Important Dates

Demonstration Submission: 19th of January 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
Author Notification: 19th of February 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
Camera Ready Submission: 5th of March 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
Camera Ready Submission: 1st of March 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)

Information for Authors

The goal of the AAMAS Demo track is to provide opportunities for participants from academia and industry to present their latest developments in agent-based and robotic systems. Interactive systems and novel applications are particularly welcome. Two “Best Demo” awards will be assigned by the Program Committee to recognise the most innovative demo (the one with the most original and significant research methodologies) and the best application demo (the one with the highest potential for real-world impact).

Authors of accepted papers and posters in the main track of the AAMAS conference, as well as workshop presenters, are particularly encouraged to submit. (Since you’ll be there anyway, this serves as yet another opportunity to share your work and discuss your results in detail with conference attendees who visit your demo.)

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Systems implementing agents in real-world settings in various application areas such asengineering (e.g., transportation, robotics, manufacturing, grid), economy (e.g.,e-commerce), health care, societal challenges and education.
  •  Systems supporting the development of agents which include development environments and tools to assist developers in the specification, design, implementation and/or testing of agent systems.
  • Systems using agents to model behavior which include virtual agents, simulation systems,games and social robots.

Submission Requirements

Submissions accepted to the Demo track will be advertised on the AAMAS website and included in the conference proceedings. Each Demo submission must consist of the following elements:

Paper (maximum 4 pages):

  • Papers should not be anonymised, i.e., author names and affiliations should be included.
  • Pages 1-2: should describe the system to be demonstrated. The authors are encouraged to discuss the application domain, problem scenario, technology used, agent/multi-agent techniques involved, innovations of the system, interactive aspects, etc.
  • Page 3: should only list the bibliographic references.
  • Page 4: should provide the organisers with a list of requirements for the demo setup at theconference.
  • Papers must be prepared using the AAMAS 2021 template and submitted as PDF files.
    Submissions not conforming to the guidelines above will be rejected.

Video (maximum 5 minutes):

  • The paper must contain a URL to a (QuickTime or YouTube) demonstration video of no more than 5 minutes, showing and explaining the execution of the system.
  • The video should be understandable without sound as much as possible, as they may be played during the conference (see below). The video should include (at the beginning and at the end) the title of the demo and the track number provided by the submission system.

The organisers will make every effort to facilitate demo requirements. If you have unusual requirements please contact the organisers in advance. We will provide a poster board, a monitor with a standard VGA connector, a power strip and a 2m table for each demonstration.

Submissions should be made through the Demo track submission system at

AAMAS-2021 EasyChair Site

If the conference is not virtual, videos of accepted demo papers will be played (with no sound) during breaks and demo sessions to increase visibility. At least one author of each accepted demonstration is required to register and attend the conference to carry out the demonstration.

Selection Process

The submission and selection process for the AAMAS 2021 Demos will be separate from that of the main conference. Each submission will be assessed by the Demos Program Committee. The authors will receive a brief evaluation report with the notification. The evaluation criteria are:

  • Relevance to the AAMAS conference
  • Significance and originality
  • Video content and presentation
  • Maturity and readiness of the demonstration
  • Potential for public interaction
  • Potential impact in the intended application domain
  • Potential interest to a broader audience

Demonstration Chairs

  • Felipe Meneguzzi (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • Lavindra de Silva (University of Cambridge, UK)