In December 2003, the First European Workshop on Multi-agent Systems was held at the University of Oxford, UK. This workshop emerged from a number of related workshops and other scholarly activities that were taking place at both national and European levels, and was intended to provide a single recognised forum at which researchers and those interested in activities relating to research in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems could meet, present (potentially preliminary) research results, problems, and issues in an open and informal but academic environment.
Since then, yearly editions of the event were held in Barcelona (Spain), Brussels (Belguim), Lisbon (Portugal), Hammamet (Tunisia), and Bath (UK), attracting on average about 100 participants over 2 days, shortly before Christmas. In 2009, the event will take place in Cyprus at the beautiful coastline of Agia Napa, organized by the University of Cyprus.
Dr. Maria Fasli
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Prof. Carles Sierra
IIIA-CSIC, Catalonia, Spain
Prof. Patrick Doherty
Department of Computer and Information Science Linköping University, Sweden