Call for Competitions

We are glad to announce the second edition of the AAMAS Competition track at AAMAS 2024 to be held in Auckland, New Zealand between May 6-10, 2024.

Competitions are an effective mechanism for motivating researchers to enhance discussions, share knowledge, and boost development and evaluation of theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. By proposing challenging competitions to the AAMAS community, competition proposers contribute to pushing the state-of-the-art in specific areas or to solving problems of practical importance.

We invite competition proposals on topics of interest to the AAMAS community. We encourage submissions from emerging areas or novel application scenarios relevant to the AAMAS community. But also submissions from established areas for which the competition may serve as a stimulus to advance theory and practice or renew the interest of young researchers in the area. We highly value interdisciplinary topics that have the potential to attract a significant cross-section of the community.

Proposer(s) of accepted competition proposals will be encouraged to submit a Demo paper at AAMAS 2025 summarizing their experience at the 2024 conference.

Important Dates 

  • Competition proposal submission deadline: January 15, January 22, 2024
  • Acceptance notification: January 22, January 26, 2024

All deadlines are 11:59 PM, anywhere on Earth.

Submission Guidelines

Competition proposals should be 2 to 4 pages in length and must be electronically submitted before the submission deadline through the AAMAS 2024 conference submission system by selecting Track: Competition Proposals

The competition proposal should contain:

  • A short title of the competition
  • A brief description of the competition highlighting the aims and objectives
  • A brief history of the competition, if the competition was run in the past
  • The relevance and importance of the competition for the AAMAS community emphasizing the significance and impact to specific AAMAS areas
  • The timeline in milestones of the competition including but not limited to (1) the release of the Call for Participation, (2) the submission deadline, and (3) the participants notification
  • The rules and guidelines for the competition
  • The plan on sharing the results (e.g., open access to the teams’ source code)
  • The software/hardware platforms and data sets to be used
  • The competition evaluation criteria
  • The expected number of participating teams
  • The expected dates and duration of the competition
  • The expected prizes (e.g., certificates, trophies) to which participants
  • The specific requirements (e.g., physical space, network connection, chairs, tables, monitors) for running the competition at the conference
  • A brief bio of the proposer(s) highlighting their experience in (or readiness for) organizing competitions
  • The contact information of the proposer(s) (i.e., full names, affiliations, and email addresses)

Evaluation Criteria

The submission and selection processes for the competition proposals will be separate from the main conference. Each submission will be assessed by the Competition Program Committee, and the proposers will receive a brief evaluation report. The evaluation criteria are:

  • Relevance and importance to AAMAS community
  • Significance and expected impact to specific AAMAS areas
  • Expected participation level
  • Proposer(s) background/readiness level
  • Release of results open access
  • Specific requirements availability


Please send all inquiries to the Competition track chairs (