Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

To serve as a forum for debates on topics related to state of the art and tendencies in the area of Informatics and its applications, offering an interdisciplinary environment for the dissemination of the research carried out in the area.

Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Theoretical and Applied Informatics through the publication of works that show state of the art and trends of the area of Informatics and its applications. Projects under development in universities and research centers can be presented, as well as their results and application perspectives. They can be submitted: Scientific articles with unpublished contents and reviews.

Frequency and Scope
RITA has a regular semiannual periodicity. Numbers and Special Sections are also published seeking to contribute to the dissemination of selected works in scientific events. Its scope is the Ibero-Latin American community, with subjects accepted in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

RITA publishes works covering the following research fields:

  • Bioinformatics.
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Computational Graphics
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Fundamentals and Formal Methods
  • Computer Science in Medicine
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Microelectronics, Integrated Circuits Design
  • Computational Nanotechnology and Nanocomputing
  • Optimization
  • Computer Networks
  • Robotics
  • Information Systems
  • Embedded Systems


Section Policies

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We solicit submissions of original, unpublished, theoretical and applied work strongly relevant to multiagent systems, including both prototype and deployed systems which demonstrate novel capabilities.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

  • Ana Lúcia Bazzan
  • Márcio Dorn
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Selected Papers - WESAAC 2018

  • Márcio Dorn
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Selected Papers - WESAAC 2019

  • Márcio Dorn
  • Jerusa Marchi
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Selected Papers - WESAAC 2020

  • Márcio Dorn
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to RITA are pre-reviewed by members of the journal’s editorial board, and according to the overall quality of the work it might be rejected, returned to the authors for the adequacy or submitted to ad-hoc review. Reviewers send their conclusions to the editor who emits the editorial assessment qualifying the manuscript. 
At this point, the document might be rejected, accepted or returned to authors for corrections.  Authors must submit a new version of the article conforming to the solicited revisions in 20 days, along with a letter addressing all of the reviewer’s comments.  Finally, the editor decides to approve or reject the publication at the end of the process.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a more significant global exchange of knowledge. The Journal does not charge processing or publication fees. Publisched works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/



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