13th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing
IDC 2019
7-10 October 2019, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


Internet of Things and Internet of Agents (ITIA)



Topics of interest:


  • Lightweight agents architecture to model IoT objects behavior
  • IoA infrastructure for IoT object communication and interaction
  • Agent communication languages supporting intensive IoT object interaction in real-time
  • IoA ontology and semantic computing
  • Semantic knowledge and data space of IoA
  • Swarm of agents and application
  • Self-organization in IoA network
  • Agent -based IoT group control
  • Local policies-based control and conflict resolution
  • Planning and scheduling of shared IoA resources
  • IoA security, self-healing and self-protection
  • IoA for digital enterprise and manufacturing
  • IoA for holonic systems
  • IoA applications and case studies


Call for papers:

The concept of Internet of Things (IoT) aims to unite physical, virtual and social objects possessing embedded computational and interactive capabilities within an integrated system set up over communication infrastructure of Internet and enriched with full access to Web 2.0 cloud-based semantic information space. Any IoT application is distributed in its nature. The IoT system can consist of a large number of distributed autonomous entities solving, in parallel, many various tasks based on intensive interaction among its constituents. For example, industrial IoT applications can comprise tens of thousands and even many more intensively communicating autonomous heterogeneous objects including data and services, software and information objects of social networks together with co-existing human societies, network of sensors, various objects of real word as well as objects of clouds. Altogether, they constitute a networked meta-object with the nodes interacting on peer-to-peer basis generating an emergent behavior.


Intuitively, it is about evidently that the technology relying on distributed autonomous software agents situated within shared software, information and communication environments best fits the needs of IoT applications as a framework for conceptualization, architecture for software structuring and as an implementation technology. Indeed, agent-based technology is oriented to the class of applications that can be split into relatively independent modules with autonomous internal computations, are and not visible for other modules, whereas module dependencies are implementable through agents message exchange. These properties of multi-agent systems (MAS) motivate IT-professionals to use the MAS framework and technology as potentially productive approach to the design and implementation of IoT applications. Such view on MAS framework and technology is called Internet of Agents (IoA).


The proposed workshop/special session aims to bring together the IoT and MAS specialists to exchange the ideas and to share the experience accumulated in use of MAS framework and technology to design and implementation of IoT applications including industrial ones.


Submissions and reviews will be handled via EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=idc2019



Important dates:


Full paper submission: A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶9̶t̶h,  ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶2̶3̶r̶d̶, May 6th 2019 (final extension!)

Notification of acceptance: ̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶3̶1̶s̶t̶, ̶J̶u̶n̶e̶ ̶7̶t̶h̶, June 11, 2019

Final (camera ready) paper submission: ̶J̶u̶n̶e̶ ̶4̶t̶h̶, ̶J̶u̶n̶e̶ ̶1̶7̶t̶h̶, June 19, 2019

Registration for authors: June 20, 2019

Special session date: October 7th/8th/9th, 2019



Program chairs:


  • Vladimir Gorodetky, InfoWings Ltd, Russia
  • Vladimir Maric, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech
  • Petr Skobelev, Samara Technical University, Russia



Technical Program Committee (to be confirmed):


  • tbd


St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)

Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics  (ITMO University)

Prof. Igor Kotenko

Russia, 199178, St. Petersburg., No. 39, 14-th Linia, VI

Phone / Fax:   +7-812-328-71-81 / +7-812-328-44-50

E-mail: idc2019@comsec.spb.ru