HoloMAS 2011

5th International Conference on
Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems
August 29 - 31, 2011, Toulouse, France

in conjunction with DEXA 2011 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 the technical co-sponsorship of the TC on Distributed Intelligent Systems, IEEE SMC.

The conference program includes a special section on Smart Industrial Systems (by Thierry Berger, Université de Valenciennes and Salima Hassas, Université Lyon).

About the Conference

Suggested topics

Submission details

Important dates

Conference co-chairs

Program committee


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) & applications in logistics
  • 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
  • Modeling 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 and logistic needs
  • Obstacles and barriers to industrial and logistic deployment

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 15, 2011 (extended)
2. Acceptance notice: April 15, 2011 April 22, 2011
3. Camera-ready copies: May 15, 2011


Vladimir Marik Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Paulo Leitao Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, P
Pavel Vrba Rockwell Automation, CZ


Jose BarataUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, P
Jean-Paul BarthesUniversité de Technologie de Compiege, F
Petr BecvarCerticon, CZ
Vicente BottiUniversidad Politecnica de Valencia, SP
Robert W. BrennanUniversity of Calgary, CAN
Birgit BurmeisterDaimler AG, D
Adriana GiretUniversidad Politechnica de Valencia, SP
Luis Camarinha-MatosUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, P
Pierre CastagnaUniversite de Nantes, FR
Armando W. ColomboSchneider Electric, D
Dominic GreenwoodWhitestein Technologies, CH
William GruverSimon Fraser University, CAN
Kenwood HallRockwell Automation, USA
Salima HassasUniversite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, FR
Petr HejdaRockwell Automation, CZ
Jiri HodikCzech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Michal JakobCzech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Toshiya KaiharaKobe University, JPN
Kari KoskinnenHelsinki University of Technology, FIN
Jose L. M. LastraTampere University of Technology, FIN
Wilfried LepuschitzVienna University of Technology, A
Lenka LhotskaCzech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Michael LuckKing's College London, UK
Francisco MaturanaRockwell Automation, USA
Duncan McFarlaneCambridge University, UK
Marek ObitkoRockwell Automation, CZ
Michal PechoucekCzech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Libor PreucilCzech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Milan RolloCzech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Martijn RookerProfactor, A
Stuart RubinSPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego, USA
George RzewskiThe Open University, UK
Ilkka SeilonenHelsinki University of Technology, FIN
Weiming ShenUniversity of Western Ontario, CAN
Leonid SheremetovMexican Oil Institute, MEX
Kwang SimGwangju Institute of Science and Technology, ROK
Alexander SmirnovSPIIRAS, RUS
Thomas StrasserAIT, A
Pavel TichyRockwell Automation, CZ
Jan TozickaCzech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Paul ValckenaersCatholic University Leuven, B
Jiri VokrinekCzech Technical University in Prague, CZ
Valeriy VyatkinUniversity of Auckland, NZ
Alois ZoitlVienna University of Technology, A



Prof. Vladimir Marik  
Czech Technical University in Prague e-mail: holomas@labe.felk.cvut.cz
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Fax: +420 224 923 677
Department of Cybernetics (K13133)  
Technicka 2, 166 27, Prague 6 http://gerstner.felk.cvut.cz/HoloMAS/2011/
Czech Republic http://www.dexa.org/


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