HoloMAS 2007

3nd International Conference on
Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems
September 3 - 5, 2007, Regensburg, Germany

in conjunction with DEXA 2007 Events



Holonic and multi-agent systems provide a novel paradigm for managing, modelling and supporting complex systems. This concept has proved to be successful in number of industrial domains such as manufacturing, real-time control, supply chain management, resource allocation and production planning/scheduling, air traffic.

The conference aims to bring together researchers active in the area of holonic and multi-agent systems together with key engineers and industrial decision makers to share their views and experience in design, development and applying holonic and multi-agent systems for industrial problems.

The conference will be held in technical cooperation with the OOONEIDA Group and EU Project I*PROMS and the technical co-sponsorship of the TC on Distributed Intelligent Systems, IEEE SMC Society.

About the Conference

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Technical Program

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SUGGESTED TOPICS (but not limited to)

  • Theoretical backgrounds behind holonic/agent concepts
  • Industrial applications of holonic and multi-agent systems (case-studies are specially appreciated)
  • Specification of holonic and agent-based architectures and design methodologies
  • Differences and similarities between the concept of holons and agents
  • Communication principles and standards
  • Virtual organisations & holonic factories - reconfigurable factories
  • Agent-based system integration
  • Modelling and simulation tools
  • Reconfiguration tasks, coalition formation, knowledge ontologies
  • Novel application areas (health-care, environmental protection, government, humanitarian missions)
  • Visions and future trends of holonic and multi-agent systems
  • Standardization issues, security issues, industrial needs
  • Obstacles and barriers to industrial applicability
IMPORTANT: Special Session on Performance in Industrial Holonic Systems will also be held.


Authors are invited to submit research contributions or critiques of practical experience. Papers (in English) should not exceed 10 pages in Springer Verlag format. Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically to the conference web site.

All accepted conference papers will be published in the conference proceedings in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) series by Springer Verlag.


1. Submission deadline: March 12, 2007 (extended)
2. Acceptance notice: April 15, 2007
3. Camera-ready copies: May 10, 2007 (changed)


Vladimir Marik Czech Technical University in Prague/Rockwell Automation, CZ
Armando W. Colombo Schneider Electric, D
Valeriy Vyatkin University of Auckland, NZ


Jose BarataUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, P
Vicente BottiUniversidad Politecnica de Valencia, SP
Jeff BradshawUniversity of West Florida, USA
Robert W. BrennanUniversity of Calgary, Canada
Monique CalistiWhitestein Technologies, CH
Luis Camarinha-MatosUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, P
Vadim ErmolaevZaporozhje State University, UKR
Kurt FasslProfactor, A
Klaus FischerDFKI GmbH, D
Martyn FletcherUK
Georg FreyUniversity of Kaiserslautern, D
Motohisa FunabashiHitachi, JPN
William GruverSimon Fraser University, CAN
Kenneth HallRockwell Automation, USA
Toshiya KaiharaKobe University, JPN
Kari KoskinnenHelsinki University of Technology, FIN
Dilip KotakSimon Fraser University, CAN
Jose L. M. LastraTampere University of Technology, FIN
Francisco MaturanaRockwell Automation, USA
Duncan McFarlaneCambridge University, UK
Gerard MorelCRAN, F
Michal PechoucekCzech Technical University, CZ
Gregory ProvanCork College, Ireland
Milan RolloCzech Technical University, CZ
Leonid SheremetovMexican Oil Institute, MEX
Alexander SmirnovSPIIRAS, RUS
Thomas StrasserProfactor, A
Shinsuke TamuraFukui University, JPN
Ambalavanar TharumarajahBuddy Co.Ltd, AUS
Paul ValckenaersKatholieke Universiteit, Leuven, B
Antonio ValentiniOOONEIDA, CAN
Hendrik Van BrusselKatholieke Universiteit, Leuven, B
Tomas VlcekCzech Technical University, CZ
Pavel VrbaRockwell Automation, CZ
Alois ZoitlVienna University of Technology, A



ECOSS-2: AI4VE ECOLEAD project is preparing Summer School on Virtual Enterprises, Collaborative Networks and Artificial Intelligence Tools for Support of their Activities which will be organized as a post-conference event of HoloMAS. It will take place in Prague in the premisses of Czech Technical University from Thursday 6.9. till Saturday 9.9. Please, see the detailed program.



Prof. Vladimir Marik
Czech Technical University in Prague e-mail: holomas@labe.felk.cvut.cz
Faculty of Electrical Engineering fax: +(420 2) 2492 3677
Department of Cybernetics (K13133) http://gerstner.felk.cvut.cz/HoloMAS/2007
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Czech Republic http://www.dexa.org/


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