Plenary Sessions

Hammer or Tongs: How Best to Build Agent-Based Models?

Michael North, Vice President, Decision Sciences, Conversant LLC (USA)
Wednesday, 20th June, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00, Paraninfo de Envases de Cartón
Chair: Yves Demazeau, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)

On Data-Driven Agent-Based Modeling of Complex Systems

Jiming Liu, Chair Professor of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University (China)
Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00, Paraninfo de Envases de Cartón
Chair: Bo An, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Towards Autonomous AI Systems for Resource Management: Applications in Industry and Lessons Learned

Petr Skobelev, Smart Solutions / Samara State Airspace and Technical Universities / Institute of Control of Complex Systems of Russian Academy of Science (Russia)
Friday, 22nd June, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00, Paraninfo de Envases de Cartón
Chair: Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca (Spain)

Main Track

Session 1: Simulation Platforms

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018, 11:30 - 13:30, Room 21.1.11

Chair: Philippe Mathieu, University of Lille (France)

  • Unemployment expectations in an agent-based model with education - Luca Gerotto and Paolo Pellizzari
  • SimFI: a Transmission Agent-Based Model of Two Interacting Pathogens - Helene Arduin and Lulla Opatowski
  • MAXIM-GPRT: A Simulator of local Schedulers, Negotiations, and Communication for Multi-Agent Systems in General-Purpose and Real-Time Scenarios - Giuseppe Albanese, Davide Calvaresi, Paolo Sernani, Fabien Dubosson, Aldo Franco Dragoni and Michael Schumacher
  • A social robot assisting in cognitive stimulation therapy - Esther Salichs, Enrique Fernández Rodicio, Jose Carlos Castillo Montoya, Alvaro Castro-Gonzalez, Maria Malfaz and Miguel A. Salichs

Session 2: Simulation Applications

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00, Room 21.1.11

Chair: Michael North, Conversant LLC (USA)

  • Reducing complexity of multi-agent simulations by applying model-driven techniques - Benjamin Hoffmann, Kevin Chalmers, Neil Urquhart, Thomas Farrenkopf and Michael Guckert
  • Using Run-Time Biofeedback during Virtual Agent-Based Aggression De-escalation Training - Romy Blankendaal and Tibor Bosse
  • MASAP: Multi-Agent Simulation of Air Pollution - Sabri Ghazi, Julie Dugdale and Khadir Tarek
  • AgentOil: a multi-agent-based simulation of the drilling process in oilfields - Yazan Mualla, Robin Vanet, Amro Najjar, Olivier Boissier and Stéphane Galland

Session 3: Negotiation and Organisations

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 11:30 - 13:30, Room 21.1.11

Chair: Ryszard Kowalczyk, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)

  • A Cooperative Multi-Agent System for Wind Power Forecasting - Tanguy Esteoule, Alexandre Perles, Carole Bernon, Marie-Pierre Gleizes and Morgane Barthod
  • Electric vehicles fleet for frequency regulation using multi-agent system - Jean-Baptiste Blanc-Rouchossé, Anne Blavette, Guy Camilleri and Marie-Pierre Gleizes
  • Swarm of Satellites: Multi-Agent Mission Scheduler for Constellation of Earth Remote Sensing Satellites - Petr Skobelev, Elena Simonova, Alexey Zhilyaev and Vitally Travin
  • CID: A first step towards a general-purpose distributed cyberdefense system - Aarón Rodríguez and Luis Castillo

Session 4: Social Networks and Humans Social

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00, Room 21.1.11

Chair: Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)

  • Environment for identification of significant subjects on information portals - Jarosław Koźlak, Małgorzata Żabińska and Yves Demazeau
  • Agent-Based Model of Smart Social Networking-Driven Recommendations System for Internet of Vehicles - Kashif Zia, Arshad Muhammad, Dinesh Saini, and Alois Ferscha
  • SAIL: a Social Artificial Intelligence Layer for Human-Machine Teaming - Bob van der Vecht, Jurriaan van Diggelen, Marieke Peeters, Jonathan Barnhoorn and Jasper van der Waa
  • A Holonic Multi-Agent Based Diagnostic Decision Support System for Computer-Aided History and Physical Examination - Zohreh Akbari and Rainer Unland

Session 5: Personalization and Learning

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00, Room 21.1.12

Chair: Javier Bajo, Technical University of Madrid (Spain)

  • A Network-Oriented Adaptive Agent Model for Learning Regulation of a Highly Sensitive Person’s Response - Linh Tran, Jan Treur and Denice J. Tuinhof
  • Demonstration of Agent-Based Clustering and Classification Algorithms - Collin Gordon and Munehiro Fukuda
  • Cooperative agents for discovering Pareto-optimal classifiers under dynamic costs - Svitlana Galeshchuk and Sumitra Mukherjee
  • Classification of Spatio-temporal Trajectories based on Support Vector Machines - Jesus Cuenca-Jara, Fernando Terroso-Saenz, Ramon Sanchez-Iborra and Antonio F. Skarmeta-Gomez

Session 6: Energy and Security

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 17:45 a 18:45, Room 21.1.12

Chair: Petr Skobelev, Smart Solutions, Ltd (Russia)

  • AgentUDE17: A Genetic Algorithm to Optimize the Parameters of an Electricity Tariff in a Smart Grid Environment - Serkan Özdemir and Rainer Unland
  • MASEV: A MAS for the analysis of EV charging stations location - Jaume Jordán, Javier Palanca, Elena Del Val, Vicente Julian Inglada and Vicente Botti
  • Demonstration of Tools Control Center for Multi-Agent Energy Systems Simulation - Brigida Teixeira, Francisco Silva, Tiago Pinto, Gabriel Santos, Isabel Praça and Zita Vale
  • Multi-Agent Systems and Blockchain: Results from a Systematic Literature Review - Davide Calvaresi, Alevtina Dubovitskaya, Jean Paul Calbimonte, Kuldar Taveter and Michael Schumacher
  • On the way of protecting MANETs against security threats: a proactive approach - Roberto Magán-Carrión and Bernabe Dorronsoro

Session 7: Evaluation and Ethics

Friday, 22nd, 2018, 11:30 - 13:30, Room 21.1.11

Chair: Jaroslaw Kozlak, AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland)

  • Evaluation of Multi-Agent Coordination on Embedded Systems - Marcelo S. Menegol, Jomi Fred Hübner and Leandro Buss Becker
  • A Resilient Agent-Based Re-Organizing Traffic Network for Urban Evacuations - B. Torati, Mohammad Al-Zinati and Rym Zalila-Wenkstern
  • Generating unemployment expectations of the ''man in the street'' - Luca Gerotto and Paolo Pellizzari

Session 8: Engineering and Tools

Friday, 22nd, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00, Room 21.1.11

Chair: Antonio Fernandez-Caballero, University Casilla-La Mancha (Spain)

  • A Model and Platform for Building Agent-Based Pervasive Mixed Reality Systems - Angelo Croatti and Alessandro Ricci
  • HVUAN – A rapid-development framework for Spanish-speaking virtual humans - David Herrera, Luis Herrera and Yerson Velandia
  • Coping with Bad Agent Interaction Protocols when Monitoring Partially Observable Multiagent Systems - Davide Ancona, Angelo Ferrando, Luca Franceschini and Viviana Mascardi
  • A novel web services infrastructure leveraging agent oriented middleware environment for realizing agent oriented information system models - D.Venkatesan and S.Sridhar


Agents and multi-agent Systems for AAL and e-HEALTH (A-HEALTH)

Friday, 22nd, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00, Room 21.1.15

Chair: Alfonso González Briones, University of Salamanca (Spain)

  • Conceptual Definition of a Platform for the Monitoring of the Subjects with Nephrolithiasis Based on the Energy Expenditure and the Activities of Daily Living Performed - Ivan Miguel Pires, Tânia Valente, Nuno Pombo, and Nuno Garcia
  • Scheduling of Home Health Care Services Based on Multi-agent Systems - Filipe Alves, Ana I. Pereira, José Barbosa, and Paulo Leitão
  • Mood mirroring with an embodied virtual agent: A pilot study into the relationship between personalized visual feedback and adherence - Simon Provoost, Jeroen Ruwaard, Koen Neijenhuijs, Tibor Bosse, and Heleen Riper
  • Multi-Agent System for the Recommendation of Electric Bicycle Routes - Daniel H. de la Iglesia, Álvaro Lozano Murciego, Alberto L. Barriuso, Gabriel Villarrubia, and Juan F. de Paz

Agent based Applications for Air Transport (AAAT)

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018, 11:30 - 13:30, Room 21.1.15

Chair: Goreti Marreiros, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)

  • Designing Multi-Agent Swarm of UAV for Precise Agriculture - Petr Skobelev, Denis Budaev, Nikolay Gusev, and Georgy Voschuk
  • An Electronic Marketplace for Airlines - Luis Reis, Ana Paula Rocha, and Antonio J. M. Castro
  • Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm for Solving the Flight Disruption Problem - Tanja Šarčević, Ana Paula Rocha, and Antonio J. M. Castro
  • Virtual Environment Mapping Module to Manage Intelligent Flight in an Indoor Drone - Giovanny-Javier Tipantuña-Topanta, Francisco Abad, Ramón Mollá, Juan-Luis Posadas-Yagüe, and Jose-Luis Poza-Lujan

Agent-Based Artificial Markets Computational Economics (ABAM)

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00, Room 21.1.12

Chair: Philippe Mathieu, University of Lille (France)

  • Network topology and the behaviour of socially-embedded financial markets - Brandouy Olivier, and Mathieu Philippe
  • Optimizing Opponents Selection in Bilateral Contracts Negotiation with Particle Swarm - Francisco Silva, Ricardo Faia, Tiago Pinto, Isabel Praça, and Zita Vale
  • An Agent-Based Model for Fraud Detection in Economic Networks - Joao Brito, Pedro Campos, and Rui Leite
  • Reputation computational model to support electricity market players energy contracts negotiation - Jaime Rodriguez-Fernandez, Tiago Pinto, Francisco Silva, Isabel Praça, Zita Vale, and Juan Manuel Corchado

Agents-based Solutions for Manufacturing and Supply Chain (AMSC)

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 11:30 - 13:30, Room 21.1.15

Chair: Pawel Pawlewski - Poznan University of Technology (Poland)

  • Script language to describe agent’s behaviors - Pawel Pawlewski
  • Multi-agent Systems Approach to Industry 4.0: Enabling Collaboration Considering a Blockchain for Knowledge Representation - Pedro Pinheiro, Mário Macedo, Ricardo Barbosa, Ricardo Santos, and Paulo Novais
  • Agents in Logistics and Supply Chain - Patrycja Hoffa-Dabrowska, and Kamila Kluska
  • Automatic verification of design rules in PCB manufacturing - Joao Ramos, Patrcia Rocha, Flavio Vilarinho, Antonio Silva, Marcos Andrade, Joao Varajao, Luis Magalhaes, Pedro Ribeiro, and Luis Cesar Freitas

MAS for Complex Networks and Social Computation (CNSC)

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 17:45 - 19:45, Room 21.1.12

Chair: Elena del Val, Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)

  • On Influencers and their impact on the diffusion of digital platforms - Juan Manuel Sanchez-Cartas, and Gonzalo Leon
  • ABIBA: An Agent-based Computing System for Behaviour Analysis used in Human-Agent Interaction - Can Cui, Dave Murray-Rust, Dave Robertson, and Kristin Nicodemus
  • Using Crowdsourcing for the Development of Online Emotional Support Agents - Lenin Medeiros, and Tibor Bosse
  • Household occupancy detection based on electric energy consumption - Alberto L. Barriuso, Álvaro Lozano, Daniel H. de la Iglesia, Gabriel Villarrubia, and Juan F. de Paz

Intelligent Systems and Context Information Fusion (ISCIF)

Friday, 22nd, 2018, 11:30 - 13:30, Room 21.1.15

Chair: Nayat Sánchez Pi, Rio de Janeiro State University (Brazil)

  • Information Fusion and Machine Learning in Spatial Prediction for local agricultural markets - Washington R Padilla, Jesús Garcia-Herrero, and Jose M. Molina
  • SMEC-3D: A Multi-agent 3D Game to Cognitive Stimulation - Priscila Abreu, Vera Werneck, Herbet De Souza Cunha, and Rosa Maria E. Moreira Da Costa
  • How Machine Learning could detect Anomalies on Platform? - Nayat Sanchez-Pi, Luis Martí, Álvaro Luis Bustamante, and Jose M. Molina
  • AIDE-VR: Extending a Virtual Living Lab Framework using Virtual Reality - Thiago Vieira de Aguiar, Nayat Sanchez-Pi, and Vera Benjamim Werneck

Multi-agent based Applications for Energy Markets, Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Systems (MASGES)

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00, Room 21.1.15

Chair: Ryszard Kowalczyk, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)

  • Multi agent system application for electrical load shedding management: experiment in Senegal power grid - Mansour Kebe, Mamadou L. Ndiaye, and Claude Lishou
  • A Fuzzy-based Multi-Agent Model to Control the Micro-Grid Operation based on Energy Market Dynamics - Santiago Gil, Oscar Mauricio Salazar, and Demetrio Arturo Ovalle
  • Coalitions of End-use Customers in Retail Electricity Markets: A Real-World Case Study Involving Five Schools for Children - Hugo Algarvio, Fernando Lopes, and João Santana
  • Distributed Multi-Agent based Energy Management of Smart Micro-grids: Autonomous Participation of Agents in Power Imbalance Handling - Sajad Ghorbani, Roozbeh Morsali, Rainer Unland, and Ryszard Kowalczyk

Multiagent System Based Learning Environments (MASLE)

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018, 11:30 - 13:30, Room 21.1.12

Chair: Ricardo Silveira (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina UFSC)

  • Design of an agent-based learning environment for high-risk doorstep scam victims - Laura van der Lubbe, Tibor Bosse, and Charlotte Gerritsen
  • Significant Educational Content Based Learning Model Using Public Ontologies and Multiagent Systems - Felipe Demarchi, Elder Rizzon Santos, and Ricardo Azambuja Silveira
  • Multi-Agents for Simulate Preferences of Students in LO Selection - Luis Felipe Londoño Rojas, Néstor Darío Duque Méndez, and Valentina Tabares Morales
  • Monitoring students' attention in a classroom through Computer Vision - Daniel Canedo, António Neves, and Alina Trifan

Smart Cities and Intelligent Agents (SCIA)

Friday, 22nd, 2018, 11:30 - 13:30, Room 21.1.12

Chair: Vicente Julián (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

  • An ontology for Sustainable Intelligent Transportation Systems - Adriana Giret, Vicente Julian, Carlos Carrascosa, and Miguel Rebollo
  • Recommender System of Walking or Public Transportation Routes for disabled users - Andrea Peralta, and Adriana Giret
  • Situation Awareness Cognitive Agent for Vehicle Geolocation in Tunnels - Felipe Fernandez, Angel Sanchez, Adrian Suarez, and Jose F. Velez
  • Provider Recommendation in Heterogeneous Transportation Fleets - Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-García, Alberto Fernandez, and Holger Billhardt
  • A Bike Sharing System Simulator - Alberto Fernandez, Sandra Timón, Carlos Ruiz, Tao Cumplido, Holger Billhardt, and Juergen Dunkel

Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S)

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 11:30 - 13:30, Room 21.1.12

Chair: Rubén Fuentes-Fernández, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

  • Actors Based Agent Modelling and Simulation - Giulio Angiani,Paolo Fornacciari, Gianfranco Lombardo, Agostino Poggi, and Michele Tomaiuolo
  • Agent Based Modelling and Simulation of an Auction Market for Airport Slots Allocation - J. Alberto Arauzo, Félix Antonio Villafáñez, David Poza García, Javier Pajares, and Juan Pavón
  • Benchmarking the Agent Descriptivity of Parallel Multi-Agent Simulators - Craig Shih, Caleb Yang, and Munehiro Fukuda
  • Toward a Complete Agent-Based Model of a Honeybee Colony - Jeremy Riviere, Cedric Alaux, Yves Le Conte, Yves Layec, Andre Lozac'h, Vincent Rodin, and Frank Singhoff
  • AMAK - A Framework for Developing Robust and Open Adaptive Multi-Agent Systems - Alexandre Perles, Fabrice Crasnier, and Jean-Pierre Georgé

Swarm Intelligence and Swarm Robotics (SISR)

Friday, 22nd, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00, Room 21.1.12

Chair: Eneko Osaba, TECNALIA, Zamudio (Spain)

  • A Swarm based algorithm for a Healthcare Information System - Agostino Forestiero
  • Bio-inspired Nest-Site Selection for Distributing Robots in Low-Communication Environments - Gregory Cooke, Eric Squires, Laura Strickland, Kenneth Bowers, Charles Pippin, Theodore Pavlic, and Stephen Pratt
  • Bacterial Colony Algorithms Applied to Association Rule Mining in Static Data and Streams - Danilo Cunha, Rafael Xavier, Daniel Ferrari, and Leandro de Castro
  • Using Novelty Search in Differential Evolution - Iztok Fister, Andres Iglesias, Akemi Galvez, Javier Del Ser, Eneko Osaba, and Iztok Fister Jr.
  • Interplay of Two Bat Algorithm Robotic Swarms in Non-Cooperative Target Point Search - Patricia Suarez Valero, Akemi Galvez-Tomida, Iztok Fister, Iztok Jr. Fister, Eneko Osaba, Javier Del Ser, and Andres Iglesias Prieto

Doctoral Consortium

Session I: Doctoral Consortium

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00, Room 21.1.15

Chair: Sara Rodríguez, University of Salamanca (Spain)

  • An on-going framework for easily experimenting with deep learning models for bioimaging analysis - Manuel García, César Domínguez, Jónathan Heras, Eloy Mata and Vico Pascual
  • Towards Integrating ImageJ with deep biomedical models - Adrián Inés, César Domínguez, Jónathan Heras, Eloy Mata and Vico Pascual
  • Integrating Biological Context into the Analysis of Gene Expression Data - Cindy Perscheid and Matthias Uflacker
  • Applying scale-invariant dynamics to improve consensus achievement of agents in motion - Ilja Rausch, Yara Khaluf, and Pieter Simoens
  • Towards to secure an IoT Adaptive Environment System - Pedro Oliveira, Tiago Pedrosa, Paulo Novais and Paulo Matos
  • Matlab GUI Application for Moving Object Detection and Tracking - Beibei Cui and Jean-Charles Creput
  • Software Defined Networks and Data Distribution Service as key features for the 5G Control Plane - Alejandro Llorens-Carrodeguas, Cristina Cervelló-Pastor and Irian Leyva-Pupo
  • Towards Computer-Aided Differential Diagnosis: A Holonic Multi-Agent Based Medical Diagnosis System - Zohreh Akbari and Rainer Unland
  • Automatic screening of glaucomatous optic papilla based on smartphone images and patient's anamnesis data - Jose Carlos Raposo Da Camara

Session II: Doctoral Consortium

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 17:45 - 19:45, Room 21.1.15

Chair: María Navarro, University of Salamanca (Spain)

  • The Resources Placement Problem in a 5G Hierarchical SDN Control Plane - Irian Leyva-Pupo, Cristina Cerelló-Pastor and Alejandro Llorens-Carrodeguas
  • Computational Analysis of Multiple Instance Learning-based Systems for Automatic Visual Inspection: A Doctoral Research Proposal - Eduardo-Jose Villegas-Jaramillo and Mauricio Orozco-Alzate
  • An Agent-Based model for Energy Management of Smart Home: Residences’ Satisfaction Approach - Mahoor Ebrahimi and Amin Hajizade
  • Interaction Analysis in Asperger through virtual media of text communication - Manuel Arroyave, Luis Fernando Castillo, Gustavo Isaza and Manuel Bedia
  • A Novel Agent-Based Platform for Wide-Area Monitoring and Control in Power Systems - Amin Nassaj
  • An Agent-Based Model for Optimal Voltage Control and Power Quality by Electrical Vehicles in Smart Grids - Amirabbas Hadizade
  • Stock recommendation platform based on the environment. INSIDER - Elena Hernández Nieves
  • A self-organized multiagent system for Industry 4.0 - Inés Sittón Candanedo
  • Blockchain-based distributed cooperative control algorithm for WSN monitoring - Roberto Casado-Vara

Short Papers

Thursday, 21st June, 2018, 17:45 - 18:45, Clock Room

Chair: Sara Rodríguez, University of Salamanca (Spain)

  • Administration 4.0: The challenge of institutional competitiveness as a requisite for development - Pedro T. Nevado-Batalla Moreno
  • Programmed physical activity for the elderly as motor of the active aging - Galo Sánchez, Valeria Lobina
  • Visualizing History: a Virtual Timeline for Teaching and Learning Historical Sciences - Elena Llamas-Pombo
  • Analysis of Quality of live in the deaf community from a blog - María Cruz Sánchez-Gómez, Ariana Castillo Alzuguren and María Victoria Martín-Cilleros
  • A data mining approach applied to wireless sensor net-works in greenhouses - José Antonio Castellanos Garzón, Yeray Mezquita Martín, José Luis Jaimes S. and Santiago M. López G.
  • Towards an adaptive and personalized assessment model based on ontologies, context and collaborative filtering - Oscar Mauricio Salazar Ospina, Demetrio Arturo Ovalle Carranza and Fernando De La Prieta