The University of Southampton

The 1st Agents, Interaction and Complexity Conference (AICC 2020) will be held by the Agents, Interaction and Complexity Group, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton.

The conference is organised by and for current research students of the Agents, Interaction and Complexity research group with the support of the senior staff.

The aim of the conference is to allow research students to present their work in a friendly and relaxed environment as well as to gain practice at presenting their research to people outside their supervisory team and immediate research topic. Moreover, the conference allows the research students to learn about the research of the other students, meet young research in their area and foster exchange.

Each student will have to hand in a 2-page extended abstract and give a 10- or 15-minute talk, depending on their progress in the PhD. Each talk is followed by a 5 minutes question and answer time.


The conference day takes place on Blackboard Collaborate.

Call for Papers

Key Dates

Extended Abstract submission deadline: July 3, 2020.

Review feedback: August 3, 2020.

Camera-ready deadline: August 28, 2020.

Presentations submission deadline: September 8, 2020.

Information for Authors

Papers should be submitted in the form of an extended abstract and should be no longer than two pages in total (including references). Please email Fan with a PDF version of your submissions no later than July 3, 2020.

Submission address: Fan
Formatting guidelines are available at: AICCTemplate

Reviewing will be single-blind. Each submission will be evaluated by 2 other graduate students independent of one another. The review process is intended to offer feedback on the submission, which students may wish to address for their final camera-ready version due on August 28, 2020.

Please note that you will also be expected to give a presentation in support of your extended abstract on the day of the conference. Please use the following as a guide to determine the length of your presentations:

  • First/second years: 10 minutes
  • Third/Fourth years: 15 minutes.

Kindly make sure that the presentations reach Fan/Jan by September 9, 2020.

Review Process

Key Dates

Paper assignment: July 6, 2020.

Paper review deadline: July 31, 2020.

Information for Reviewers

Each paper will be reviewed by two other authors.
The assignment of papers to reviewers will respect the experience of the author and the reviewer so that every author gets reviewed by at least one reviewer further into their PhD or on the same level.

The reviewing guidelines are available at: Review Guide
The review template is available at: AICC Review Form

Kindly make sure that the review reaches Fan by July 31, 2020.

Call for Tutorials

We welcome proposals for tutorials on technical topics, as well as on:

  • Paper writing
  • How do give effective presentations
  • How to review papers

The tutorial will be organised before the conference to support the authors.

To submit a proposal please email the committee as soon as possible. We will try to process any request as soon as possible and inform you of any decision and scheduling.

Program / Timetable

  • 9:00: Intro
  • 9:15: Session 1
    • 09:15: Sukankana Chakraborty
    • 09:35: Nicholas Bishop
    • 09:50: Chaoyue Niu
    • 10:05: Phuriwat Worrawichaipat
  • 10:30: Tea Break
  • 10:50: Session 2
    • 10:50: Zhongqi Cai
    • 11:05: Ryan Beal
    • 11:20: Hsuan-Yang Wang
    • 11:35: Thomas O. M. Davies
    • 11:50: Kaustubh Sameer Jalundhwala
  • 12:15: Lunch
  • 13:15: Session 3
    • 13:15: Frederick J. Nash
    • 13:35: Tesfay Zemuy Gebrekidan
    • 13:50: Christopher J. Cho
  • 14:15: Tea Break
  • 14:45: Session 4
    • 14:45: Joseph Early
    • 15:00: Guillermo Romero Mereno
  • 15:15: Guest Speaker
  • 16:00: Closing