Call for papers

21th International Conference on Principles and Practice in Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA; October 29th – November 2nd 2018; Tokyo, Japan 

PRIMA is a computer‐science conference with a focus on multi-agent systems and a long tradition in social-scientific research, in particular work on cooperation and coordination, norm formation, trust and reputation, learning, emergence, negotiations, coalition formation, voting, and dynamics of and in networks. These topics are typically studied with methods from game theory, agent-based modeling, complexity science, and formal logic. There is also strong interest in empirical research in the field and the laboratory. In order to further intensify interaction with the social sciences and the emerging field of computational social science, PRIMA successfully launched a social-science track in 2016.

In order to attract submissions from social scientists, who typically do not target publications in computer-science conference proceedings, papers accepted in the social-science track will not be published in the conference proceedings, but authors will be offered a fast-track submission (same reviewers, fast handling) to JASSS, the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (

Important dates:

Paper Submission:                July 7th 2018

Notification of acceptance:   August 27st 2018

Conference:                           October 29th to November 2nd 2018


Papers should be at most 16 pages in length in the Springer LNCS format ( Authors interested in the fast-track submission to JASSS, however, can format their submissions according to the JASSS guidelines. If you want to submit to the social-science track, please indicate this in the Easy-Chair submission system.

If you have any question concerning the social science track, please contact Michael Mäs ([log in to unmask]).

Conference webpage: http://2018.prima-conference.orgn

Michael Mäs
Department of Sociology / ICS
University of Groningen 

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