Domestic and international informatics experts gathered in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue for the 7th KES International Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems – Technologies and Applications (AMSTA - 2013).

The event on May 27-29 was co-hosted by the KES International and Hue University to provide an internationally respected forum for scientific research in the technologies and applications of agent and multi-agent systems.

Prof. Andrzej Szalas from the University of Warsaw, Poland, and Prof .Arkady Zaslavsky from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, were keynote speakers at the event.

As many as 45 outstanding papers by authors from 22 countries and territories worldwide were also chosen for publication by IOS Press as book chapters in the Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA) series.

Agents and multi-agent systems are related to a modern software paradigm which has long been recognised as a promising technology for constructing autonomous, complex and intelligent systems.-VNA