Welcome to ISAMSR 2018

The International Symposium on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics 2018 (ISAMSR 2018) is a premier platform for students and researchers to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences in the theory and practice of autonomous agents, multi-agent systems and robotics. The ISAMSR 2018 will be held at Putrajaya, Malaysia, from 27 August 2018 and will be hosted by Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). This symposium is sponsored and supported by IEEE Computer Society Malaysia. "IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (i.e. removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference"

Symposium Details

27 August 2018

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Emeritus Akira Namatame

Akira Namatame Professor Emeritus, National Defense Academy of Japan Scientific Advisor, Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development (AOARD), US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Autonomy is a growing field of research and application. Specialized robots in hazardous environments and repetitive industrial tasks have proven successful. As autonomous systems become more capable, they are able to handle increasingly complex tasks and highly uncertain environments but their capabilities in many domains are still insufficient to execute tasks robustly and efficiently in a variety of difficult situations. Autonomous systems are in their infancy and are capable only of performing well-defined tasks in predictable environments. Advances in technologies enabling autonomy are needed for these systems to respond to new situations in complex, dynamic environments. Its interdisciplinary nature of autonomy also requires that researchers in the field understand their research within a broader context. The vision of autonomous systems working together to accomplish complex team tasks is driving much of the current research. Autonomous systems must be able to work naturally together if they are to become an integral part of society. The swarm engineering inspired from nature is a combination of swarm intelligence and robotics, which shows a great potential in several aspects. In this talk, a unified treatment of autonomy is discussed. We identify key themes and discuss challenging problems that are likely to shape autonomy and teaming of autonomous systems. Dr. Akira Namatame is Professor emeritus of National Defense Academy, Japan. He is now Scientific Advisor, Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development of US Air Force Research Laboratory. His research interests include multi-agent systems, complex networks, artificial intelligence, computational social science, and game theory. In the past ten years, he has given over 35 invited talks, and over 15 tutorial lectures in international conferences and workshops, and academic institutions. He has organized more that 30 international conferences and workshops, and special sessions. He is the editor-in-chief of Springer’s Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (JEIC), editor in Modeling and Simulation Society Letter. He has published more than 300 refereed scientific papers, together with eight books on multi-agent systems, agent modeling and network dynamics, collective systems and game theory.

Prof. Ir. Dr. Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari

Ir. Dr. Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor (Academic) of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN, The National Energy University) since December 2016. He joined UNITEN in May 2007 as a lecturer and was promoted to Professor in April 2017. He has served as the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department from 2012 to 2016 prior to his appointment as the Assistant Vice Chancellor (Academic). He is also heading the CAMARo Research Group in UNITEN since 2010, a group of researchers focusing in the areas of robotics, mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and control. His interest lies in the area of robotics, mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, where he has authored and co-authored more than 100 Scopus indexed papers up to date. Ir. Dr. Khairul is also active in IEEE. He is the immediate past chair of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Malaysia Chapter from 2013-2017. One of his major achievement in UNITEN is when he won the Tokoh Akademik UNITEN in 2017, the highest award given to the academics.

Associate Professor Masoud Mohammadian

Associate Professor Masoud Mohammadian graduated with a PhD degree from the University of Central Queensland, an MSc degree from the University of Central Queensland, Australia and his undergraduate degree at the Flinders University, Australia. He taught various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of computer science and information systems at Edith Cowan University, Monash University for almost 5 years before joining the University of Canberra in late 1998. Besides teaching, he has been actively pursuing research related to neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary computing, intelligent agents, optimisation, data analytics, modeling of complex adaptive systems, decision support systems and data security and privacy and their applications in industrial, financial and business problems which involve real time data processing, planning and decision making. His current research interests lies in adaptive self-learning systems, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks and application of computational intelligence techniques for learning and adaptation of intelligent systems and intelligent agents for decision making, data security and privacy, web-based information filtering, data mining and cloud computing in public sector. He has successfully completed many industry projects related to real-time data processing, planning, and decision-making. To date, he has edited 24 books and conference proceedings in the area of Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Agents. He has written more than 140 refereed publications in the form of books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers, among others. He has chaired fourteen international conferences on computational intelligence, intelligent agents and software engineering. Associate Professor Masoud Mohammadian has twenty six years of academic experience and he has served as program committee member and/or co-chair of a large number of national and international conferences. He was the chair of IEEE ACT Section and he was the recipient of awards from IEEE from USA and Ministry of Commerce from Austria and several awards for his academic services in Australia.

Symposium Topics


Agent and Multi-agent System Architectures
Agent Based Modelling and Simulation
Agent Development Platform
Tools for Agent and Multi-agent System
Agent Communication Languages and Protocols
Negotiation and Bargaining
Trust and Reputation
Agent Mining
Mobile Agents
Social and Normative Agent
Normative Multi-agent Systems
Emotion-endowed Agent
Semantic Agent, Ontology and Information
Agents of Things


Human-robot Interaction
Robot planning and Plan Execution
Robotics and Multi-robot Systems
Robot Coordination
Robotic Agent Languages and Middleware for Robot Systems
Space and Underwater Robotics
Rescue Robotics
Agriculture and Field Robotics
Biped and Humanoid Robots
Robotics and Industrial Monitoring
Simulation and Modelling of Robotic Systems
Novel Robotic Locomotion
Artificial Neural Network in Robotics
Vision Systems in Robotics
Sensor Fusion in Robotics
Robotics Education