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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in PDF file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

Submission Categories:

a) Reviews: which should present, in a broad and didactic way, principles, terminology and concepts about a particular subject, in an introductory (not expecting prior knowledge about the subject) or advanced (expecting prior knowledge about the subject) manner. Suggested length:  8-16 pages (with references);

b) Research Articles: which should present research results, development or reflection about current topics. Fundamental concepts necessary for article comprehension must be introduced, along with comparisons with correlated works and explanations regarding its importance and/or theoretical or practical applicability. Suggested length:  8-14 pages (with references).

General submission instructions:

Initial article submission should be done electronically in a PDF file. All submissions must be submitted by the SEER system - this system. Only formatted articles will be accepted using the following latex standard:

Template: LaTeX

Formatting rules:

All papers should be submitted in print image files according to the formats contained in instructions to the authors since RITA has a special page size that is reflected in the total number of pages of the paper. For the final version, the authors should send the originals, prepared in Latex, because the preparation of the originals for the electronic printing will be performed locally, with the insertion of page numbering and consequent generation of the print files. It is recommended, however, to observe the structures and instructions below for the initial preparation of the articles even before the specific RITA formats are applied. - The sequence of topics: - Title of the Article or Case Study. - Full names of the authors (electronic addresses and place of activity should be placed in a footnote). - Indicative Abstract in English, with up to 200 words, followed by Keywords. - Text including illustrations (pictures, photos, models, maps, drawings, engravings, diagrams, charts, and tables), with their respective titles and sources; - Figures and tables must be numbered. Figures should be included in the text close to the citation point, without title included; the title should be in the text. Images can be included in the text body or sent as separate .gif, .tiff, etc files, and their position should be indicated in the text. - Acknowledgments and references to funding institutions, if any. - Bibliographical references should be numbered and indicated in brackets. The references must be complete, according to the following rules: Articles: Authors (surname followed by initials), title, journal or title of the annals in italics, volume, pages, number and year. Books: Authors, Title in italics, Publisher and place, year.

Special Issue on Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Multiagent Systems

This special issue is addressed to computer scientists and engineers from both academic and industrial environments, who design, develop and implement multiagent systems and agent based tools in diverse application areas.

We solicit submissions of original, unpublished, theoretical and applied work strongly relevant to multiagent systems, including both prototype and deployed systems which demonstrate novel capabilities.

Papers must be written in English, according to the RITA formatting guidelines. Only full papers will be accepted for submission. Papers will be refereed through a *double blind* process for technical merit and content.

A (non-extensive) list of topics is:

* Coordination, Cooperation, and Communication Issues in Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) and Multiagent Systems (MAS)
* Machine Learning for and in DAI and MAS
* DAI and MAS as support for Machine Learning
* Agent-Based Modelling and Multiagent-Based Simulation
* Automated Planning for and in DAI and MAS
* Engineering Methods, Platforms, Languages and Tools for  MAS
* Applications of DAI and MAS in  Socio-Technical Systems, Health, Manufacturing, Robotics, and other domains


Paper submission: Aug, 31, 2020
First Round Notification: Oct, 31, 2020 (tentative)
Revision: Nov, 31, 2020
Final Decision (tentative): Dec., 15, 2020
Tentative Publication: Jan. 2021


Guest Editors:

** Prof. Ana L. C. Bazzan (contact person)  -  Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
** Prof. Chris Amato  -  Northeastern Univ., U.S.
** Prof. Bo An  -  Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore
** Prof. Felipe Meneguzzi   -  PUCRS, Brazil
** Prof. Ann Nowé   - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
** Prof. Jaime Sichman  -  Univ. of São Paulo, Brazil
** Dr. Lavindra de Silva  -  Univ. of Cambridge, UK
** Prof. Giuseppe Vizzari  -  Univ. of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Contact:  bazzan at

Special Issue on Business Process Management


Submission Deadline: 31st of August   30 September 2020

Reviews Completed: 30th of September

Major Revisions Due: 31st of October

Final recommendations: 15th of November

Final Manuscripts Due: 30th of November

Melhores Artigos SAST 2012

Melhores artigos SAST  - Brazilian Workshop on Systematic and Automated Software Testing

Melhores artigos do IHC 2012

Melhores artigos do IHC 2012 (Simpósio Brasileiro sobre Fatores Humanos em Sistemas Computacionais)

Melhores artigos BraSNAM 2012

Seção de melhores artigos do Brazilian Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Mining 2012

Selected Papers - WEIT 2017

Only for selected papers.

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