The 7th IEEE International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA 2023)


Computational Linguistics Computing Systems Artificial Intelligence Game Theory and Decision Science Software Systems Theoretical Computer Science

CFP: The 7th IEEE International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA 2023)


Dates: December 4-6, 2023

Venue: Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


Submission link:

Scope and Background

Intelligent agents in AI are software entities designed to act on behalf of humans with some degree of autonomy. Such agents interact with their environment by sensing its status and employing their knowledge to carry out operations that help them achieve their goals. Intelligent agents possess distinctive properties such as adaptability, reactivity, proactivity, and sociability. They can collaborate or compete with each other, aiming to achieve personal or shared objectives. The applications of agents vary in scale, ranging from personal assistants and conversational systems to large-scale, intricate, and mission-critical systems such as autonomous vehicles or search and rescue drones. The research on intelligent agents focuses on inventing innovative agent models, frameworks, and techniques to improve their capabilities. The IEEE International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA) brings together scholars and professionals in all areas of agent research. IEEE ICA provides a platform to explore new theories, practices, and applications of intelligent and autonomous agents. In the past, the IEEE ICA conferences were held in Adelaide (2022), Kyoto (2021), Jinan (2019), Singapore (2018), Beijing (2017), and Matsue (2016). The 7th IEEE International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA 2023) will be held on December 4-6, 2023, at the Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan.

Areas of Interest

The 7th IEEE International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA 2023) calls for innovative contributions related to, but not limited to, the topics listed below. This year’s central theme will revolve around conversational agents, their theories, implementations, and applications. The focus should be on incorporating large language models (LLMs) into conversational agents, advancing their capabilities, and exploring their potential to collaborate effectively with humans in addressing pressing global challenges.

  • Agent-based decision-making theories and techniques

  • Simulation of society using agents and multiagent systems

  • Conversational agents and large language models

  • Agent-based negotiation, coordination, cooperation, and argumentation

  • Game theory, social choice theory, auctions, and mechanism design

  • Collective intelligence, social computing, and wisdom of the crowds

  • Self-organization and self-adaptation

  • Complex systems and system dynamics 

  • Internet of Things, agents, and people

  • Human and multiagent agent interaction

  • Ethical, legal, and moral aspects pertaining to agent technologies

  • Future visions and grand challenges of agents and multiagent systems

Submission Guidelines

The conference welcomes submissions on significant, original, and unpublished work in all areas of agent research. Submissions must be written in English, formatted according to the IEEE Conference Proceedings format (, and submitted via EasyChair ( All information linking to the authors must be removed due to the double-blind peer-review policy. Submissions should be no longer than six pages (including the references) for regular papers, four for short papers, and two for poster papers. At least three reviewers from our PC members will review all submitted papers through a double-blind peer-review process. The acceptance standards include technical soundness, novelty, impact, and readability. All accepted papers will be presented either orally or as a poster. A multiple submission policy is applied for the papers. Papers submitted to other conferences must reflect this fact on the title page, whether verbatim or in essence. Papers that do not meet this requirement are subject to rejection without review. All accepted papers in the regular oral presentations/posters will be published in conference proceedings by CPS. The papers will be indexed by EI, SCOPUS, INSPEC, DBLP, and ISI.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: September 1st, 2023

  • Author notification: September 20th, 2023

  • Camera-ready paper deadline: October 10th, 2023

  • IEEE ICA 2023: December 4th-6th, 2023

Conference Committee


  • General Chair

    Takayuki Ito, Kyoto University, Japan

  • Program Chairs

    Rafik Hadfi, Kyoto University, Japan

    Weihua Li, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

  • Financial Chair

    Tokuro Matsuo, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan

  • Local Arrangements Chair

    Jawad Haqbeen, Kyoto University, Japan

  • Publication Chair

    Sofia Sahab, Kyoto University, Japan

  • Web Chairs

    Yihan Dong, Kyoto University, Japan

    Shiqing Wu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

  • Volunteer Chair

    Shiyao Ding, Kyoto University, Japan

  • Honorary Chairs

    Quan Bai, University of Tasmania, Australia

    Zehong (Jimmy) Cao, University of South Australia, Australia

  • Advisory Committee        

    Chengqi Zhang, University of Technology, Australia

    Yves Demazeau, CNRS, France

    Catholijn Jonker, TU Delft, Netherlands

    Minjie Zhang, University of Wollongong, Australia

    Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China

    Chunyan Miao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

All questions about submissions should be emailed to the Program Chairs:

Rafik Hadfi (rafik.hadfi [at] and Weihua Li ( [at]