Third Workshop on Agents and Robots for reliable Engineered Autonomy (AREA)

Co-located with ECAI 2023
Workshop: 30th September - 1st October 2023 (exact day TBA)

Conference: 2nd - 5th October 2023
Krak?w, Poland

Workshop website:



Paper Submission Deadline: 18th July 2023 (AoE, UTC-12)
Paper Notification: 8th August 2023 (AoE, UTC-12)
Camera Ready: 3rd September 2023 (AoE, UTC-12)


This workshop aims to bring together researchers from the autonomous agents and the robotics communities, since combining knowledge from these two research areas may lead to innovative approaches that solve complex problems related to the verification and validation of autonomous robotic systems. Therefore, we encourage submissions that combine agents, robots, software engineering, and verification, but we also welcome papers focused on one of these areas, as long as their applicability to the other areas is explicit.


The main topics include but are not limited to:
- Agent-based modular architectures applicable to robots
- Agent oriented software engineering to model high-level control in 
robotic development
- Agent programming languages and tools for developing robotic or 
intelligent autonomous systems
- Coordination, interaction, and negotiation protocols for agents and robots
- Distributed problem solving and automated planning in autonomous systems
- Engineering reliable interactions between humans and autonomous 
robots or agents
- Fault tolerance, health-management, and long-term autonomy
- Neuro-symbolic artificial intelligence
- Real world applications of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems 
in robotics
- Runtime verification of autonomous agents and robotic systems
- Task and resource allocation in multi-robot systems
- Verification and validation of autonomous systems


Types of submissions:
- full-length research paper
- short paper

Full-length research papers must not exceed twelve (12) pages single column excluding references and appendices and short papers must not exceed six (6) pages single column excluding references and appendices. All submissions must be in English and PDF format. Each submission will receive at least three single-blind reviews. All papers should be original and not be submitted elsewhere. The review process is single-blind: submissions should not be blind, reviewers will be.

The AREA 2023 workshop is going to be an in-person event (following ECAI 2023 guidelines). At least one author of each accepted paper has to register to the workshop (via ECAI 2023 website, links and fees will be made available soon).

The proceedings of the workshop will be published with EPTCS ( Formatting guidelines should follow EPTCS style:

Submission link:

After the workshop, we will consider applying for a journal special issue (journal to be selected later), where revised selected and extended papers can be published.


The event is planned as a one day workshop, with a duration of approximately eight hours (four in the morning and four in the afternoon).


Viviana Mascardi, University of Genoa, Italy.

Kind regards, the organisers:
Angelo Ferrando, University of Genova (Italy)
Rafael C. Cardoso, University of Aberdeen (UK)

Published: 05/20/2023