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The first ever Multiagent Systems Summer School in Greece organized by TUC!

Press Release 31 July 2013

CretaMASSS2013/ HAISS'13-Agents, the first ever Multiagent Systems Summer School in Greece, took place at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC), at Chania, Crete, Greece, from the 22nd to the 26th of July 2013.

It offered a well-balanced tutorial curriculum, covering topics such as Information Sharing in Large Multiagent Systems (MAS), Cooperative MAS, Game Theory, Economies and Markets, the Smart Grid, Robotics, Agent-Based Modeling (and its application in interpreting archaeological data), Geospatial open data in the Semantic Web, and Agent-Oriented Software Engineering.

The event was co-organized by the International Foundation of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS), the Hellenic AI Society (EETN), the Computational Social Choice ICT COST Action IC1205, and the Technical University of Crete. It was also endorsed by EURAMAS (the European Association for Multi-Agent Systems), and ACM-SIGART (Association for Computing Machinery - Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence).

The school was attended by 53 students/scientists coming from the Universities of Greece, Romania, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Turkey. Among the attendants were three (3) post-doctoral researchers, 10 PhD candidates, 10 post-graduate students, five (5) professionals, and 25 pre-graduate students. 13 of the latter were volunteers from the Technical University of Crete whose help was valuable.

A total of 11 scientists delivered high-quality tutorials and research talks. Four of them from the co-organizing institution, the Technical University of Crete, Greece: Assistant Professor Georgios Chalkiadakis, Dr Nikolaos Spanoudakis, Associate Professor Michail Lagoudakis, and PhD candidate Aggelos Chliaoutakis. The external tutors were: Professor Manolis Koubarakis (University of Athens, Greece), Professor George Vouros (University of Piraeus, Greece), Lecturer Vangelis Markakis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Lecturer Michael Rovatsos (University of Edinburgh, UK), Dr Alexander Artikis (National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece), Dr Maria Polukarov (University of Southampton, UK) and Dr Valentin Robu (University of Southampton, UK). We would like to thank all the tutors for their outstanding presentations.

The school schedule, presentations and other related material can be found at the CretaMASSS2013/ HAISS'13-Agents website:
http://www.intelligence.tuc.gr/cretamasss
 
The Organizing Committee,

Assistant Professor
 Georgios Chalkiadakis
www.intelligence.tuc.gr/~gehalk
Associate Professor
Michail Lagoudakis
www.intelligence.tuc.gr/~lagoudakis
Dr Nikolaos
Spanoudakis
users.isc.tuc.gr/~nispanoudakis/

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