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The International Symposium on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics 2021 (ISAMSR 2021) 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 2021 will be held on Virtual Conference Platform, from 6 September 2021 and will be hosted by Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). This symposium is sponsored and supported by IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics Society Malaysia Chapter. All presented papers will be sent to IEEE to be included in IEEEXplore, IEEE conference proceeding which is indexed by Scopus. 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

6 – 8 September 2021

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Michael Wooldridge

Professor Michael Wooldridge is the Head of Department and a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. He is also currently the Senior Research Fellow at Hertford College. He was a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool for twelve years before he joined Oxford in 2012. In 2020, he was awarded the Lovelace Medal from the British Computer Society, and was the recipient of the ACM Autonomous Agents Research Award in 2006. He is an ACM Fellow, a AAAI Fellow, a EURAI Fellow, an AISB Fellow, a BCS Fellow, and a member of Academia Europaea. He has served as President of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) from 2015-17, President of the European Association for AI (EurAI) from 2014-16, and President of the International Association for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS) from 2007-09. He was the Program Chair for the 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2010) held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2010 and the Conference Chair for the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2015) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2015. In 1997, Prof. Wooldridge founded AgentLink, the EC-funded European Network of Excellence in the area of agent-based computing and was awarded a 5-year ERC Advanced Grant, entitled "Reasoning About Computational Economies" (RACE) in 2011. Between 2003 and 2009 he was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. He was also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) (2006-2009, 2009-2012), an Associate Editor of Artificial Intelligence journal (2009-2012) and has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Applied Logic, Journal of Logic and Computation, Journal of Applied Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Intelligence. He has written two popular Science introductions to AI: the Ladybird Expert Guide to Artificial Intelligence, a short overview in the iconic British book series, and The Road to Conscious Machines, a longer introduction to AI in Penguin's classic Pelican series. Both books are aimed a general audience.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marcin Paprzycki

Marcin Paprzycki is an associate professor at the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences. He has an MS degree from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, a Ph.D. from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA, and a Doctor of Science degree from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Senior Member of ACM, a Senior Fulbright Lecturer, and was an IEEE CS Distinguished Visitor. His original research interests were in the area of high performance computing/parallel computing / computational mathematics. Over time they shifted towards intelligent systems, data analytics, software agents and agent systems, and application of semantic technologies, among others. Currently he serves as Vice-Chair of IEEE Poland Section. He has contributed to more than 500 publications, and was invited to the program committees of over 800 international conferences. He is on the editorial boards of 14 journals.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rayner Alfred

Rayner Alfred is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Universiti Malaysia Sabah in Malaysia. Rayner completed his PhD in 2008 looking at intelligent techniques using machine learning to model and optimize the dynamic and distributed processes of knowledge discovery for structured and unstructured data. He holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from York University (United Kingdom), a Master degree in Computer Science from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo (USA) and a Computer Science degree from Polytechnic University of Brooklyn, New York (USA) where he was the recipient of the Myron M. Rosenthal Academic Achievement Award for the outstanding academic achievement in Computer Science in 1994. He has been a visiting scholar at Korea Institute of Advanced Study, Seoul, KOREA in 2020, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, JAPAN in 2018 and he is a member of board of directors, MIMOS (Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems) from 2019 to 2021. Rayner is currently a member of IEEE, a Certified Software Tester (CTFL) from the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), and also a certified IBM DB2 Academic Associate (IBM DB2 AA). He leads the Advanced Machine Intelligence (AMI) research group in UMS and he has lead several projects related to knowledge discovery and machine learning on Big Data.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammet Tahir Güneşer

M. Tahir Güneşer was born in Turkey in 1975. He graduated Istanbul Technical University Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department in 1999 and PhD. Degree from Karabuk University Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 2015. He is Head of Telecommunication Department in Karabuk University. His research interests are Communication on sub‐THz Frequencies, Optimization and Control systems, Energy Management for autonomous systems.

Dr. Mohd Zaliman Mohd Yusoff

Ts. Dr. Mohd Zaliman bin Mohd Yusoff is the Head, Department of Strategic Digital Innovation, TNB-ILSAS since April 2018. He is also appointed as Head of Drone Academy of ILSAS, spearheading the academy to become the leading drone academy in Malaysia. Under his guidance, ILSAS has managed to lunch its Drone Academy on 2 July 2018. With strong interest and support from all stakeholder, ILSAS is on the right track to become the first accredited drone academy in Malaysia. To date, Drone Academy has generated RM 6 Millions of income to ILSAS. Prior to this, Ts. Dr. Mohd Zaliman was the Deputy Dean of College Computer Science and Information Technology, UNITEN until April 2016. He was selected to be the member of TNB Leadership Drive (session 1) and has been attached to ILSAS since 2016, undertaking assignment on leading the digitalization initiatives in ILSAS. For the last two years, under his leadership, ILSAS has successfully implemented digital learning programs including blended learning, e-learning, augmented reality and virtual reality program valued at RM 18 million. Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd (SESB), TNB Generation, TNB Distribution Automation unit, TNB BCRM, TNB procurement are among the clients of ILSAS digital Solutions. He is an active researcher in the area of affective computing and software agent. To date, he has published more than 130 papers in local and international journals and conferences. His has won several best papers awards. Among others are the best paper awards for Resolving Conflicts between Personal and Normative Goals in Normative Agent Systems in The Seventh International Conference on IT in Asia 2011 (CITA 2011), A Mobile Learning Framework For UNITEN in Teaching and Learning Seminar 2010 (TLS ‘10) and Best Presenter award in Teaching and Learning Seminar 2009 (TLS ‘09), UNITEN. Dr Mohd Zaliman has secured and involved in 23 research grants (including FRGS, ERGS and TNB funds) amounting to more than RM 2,000,000 in value. Additionally, through these researches, he has been awarded with 30 innovation competition awards at Local and international arena (5 Golds, 17 Silvers and 8 Bronzes). He was awarded by the best TNB innovation award 2015 for his work on “Virtual Reality in managing stress for TNB manager”.

Prof. Dr. Vijayakumar Varadarajan

Vijayakumar Varadarajan holds a diploma, a BE in Computer Science and Engineering, and an MBA in Human Resources and Development, all with First Class Honours. He also earned an ME in Computer Science and Engineering with a First Rank Award and a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University in 2012. Having served as a Professor and Associate Dean for the School of Computing Science and Engineering at VIT University in Chennai, India, he currently hold positions as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering in University of New South Wales in Australia, a Visiting Professor at Kyungpook National University in the Republic of Korea, and a visiting Post Doc Scientist at the Universidade Federal do Piauí in Brazil. He is the Lead Advisor for Data Science Projects and Research Collaborations for BriteYellow Private Ltd in India, and a Cloud Computing Consultant for MIT Square in the United Kingdom. As the team lead for several years in industries such as Satyam, Mahindra Satyam, and Tech Mahindra, he has led research projects and collaborations. Dr. Varadarajan has published articles in national and international journals, made numerous conference presentations, peer-reviewed, and edited chapters in scholarly books and served as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions, Inderscience and Springer Journals. He also initiated many international research collaborations, started joint research projects between VIT University and several industries, and served as a guest editor for journals such as Inderscience, Springer, and IGI Global. He pursued numerous research interests in grid computing, cloud computing, computer networks, cybersecurity and big data and organised several international conferences and special meetings at multiple locations. He is also a member of several national and international learned and professional societies. The focus of Dr Varadarajan’s career has been in academia, but he also consults and conduct research for private-sector enterprises. For over 20 years now, he has generated critical contributions to research and development sector through advising organisations, teaching international students, collaborative research and publications

Symposium Topics


Ambient Intelligence
Affective Computing
Cognitive Intelligence
Context-Aware Pervasive Systems
Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Responsible Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent Transportation


Agents and Multi-agent Systems
Agent-based Modelling and Simulation
Autonomous Agents
Conversational Agents
Adjustable Autonomy
Flying Ad-Hoc Networks
Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks
Unmanned Systems
Agriculture and Field Robotics
Space and Underwater Robotics
Rescue Robotics
Robotics in Education


Edge Computing
Smart Cities
Smart Healthcare
Smart Factory and Industrial IoT
Sensing for Rural and Remote Areas
Security and Privacy