Final CFP: CIA 2008 - Cooperative Information Agents

Final CFP: CIA 2008 - Cooperative Information Agents

Post by klusc » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:27:22


** Apologies for multiple copies due to cross-posting ***

VERY LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

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Twelfth International Workshop on

Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2008)

September 10 - 12, 2008

Czech Technical University
Prague, Czech Republic

*********************************************
http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/cia2008

In cooperation with the

ACM - Association for Computing Machinery
Special Interest Groups on AI (SIGART),
Hypertext, Hypermedia and Web (SIGWEB),
Knowledge Discovery in Data (SIGKDD)

Co-sponsored by

Whitestein Technologies
IEEE FIPA
Rockwell Automation
CERTICON Corp.
DERI Galway
US Air Force Research Lab

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of papers: APRIL 21, 2008 *** Extended ***

Notification of authors: May 25, 2008

Camera-ready papers: June 22, 2008

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AIMS & SCOPE
============

An intelligent information agent is a computational software entity
that is capable of accessing one or multiple, heterogeneous and
distributed information sources, proactively searching for,
mediating, and maintaining relevant information or services on behalf
of its human users, or other collaborating agents, at any time and
anywhere.
One key challenge of the development of intelligent and cooperative
information system is to balance the autonomy of networked data,
information, and knowledge sources with the potential payoff of
leveraging them by the appropriate use of such agents.
Research on intelligent information agents and systems is inherently
cross disciplinary covering themes from domains such as AI, HCI,
Internet and Web technologies, information systems, information
retrieval, P2P computing, and multiagent system technologies.

The objective of the international workshop series on cooperative
information agents (CIA), since its establishment in 1997, is to
provide a small but distinguished, interdisciplinary forum for
researchers, programmers, and managers to get informed about, present,
and discuss latest high quality results in research and development
of agent-based intelligent and cooperative information systems, and
applications for the Internet and Web.

INVITED SPEAKERS
================

* Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

* Manfred Hauswirth (DERI Galway, Ireland)

* James H. Lawton (US Air Force Research, USA)

* Heiko Schuldt (University of Basel, Switzerland)

* Sascha Ossowski (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

TOPICS
======

Topics of interest are but not exclusive:

Systems and Applications of Information Agents
Architectures of information agents.
Prototypes and fielded systems of information agents.
Recommender systems; collaborative cases.
Issues of programming information agents.

Information Agents and Grid Computing
Agent-based grid computing services and infrastructure
Agent-based grid computing applications

Advanced Means of Collaboration and Coordination
Social filtering, cooperative search, group forming,
negotiation, etc.
Cooperation in real-time and open environments.
Self-organising information agent systems.
Capability-based mediation between information agents.
Collaboration in peer-t
 
 
 

Final CFP: CIA 2008 - Cooperative Information Agents

Post by klusc » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:27:47

** Apologies for multiple copies due to cross-posting ***

VERY LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

*********************************************

Twelfth International Workshop on

Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2008)

September 10 - 12, 2008

Czech Technical University
Prague, Czech Republic

*********************************************
http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/cia2008

In cooperation with the

ACM - Association for Computing Machinery
Special Interest Groups on AI (SIGART),
Hypertext, Hypermedia and Web (SIGWEB),
Knowledge Discovery in Data (SIGKDD)

Co-sponsored by

Whitestein Technologies
IEEE FIPA
Rockwell Automation
CERTICON Corp.
DERI Galway
US Air Force Research Lab

-------------------------------------------

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of papers: APRIL 21, 2008 *** Extended ***

Notification of authors: May 25, 2008

Camera-ready papers: June 22, 2008

-------------------------------------------

AIMS & SCOPE
============

An intelligent information agent is a computational software entity
that is capable of accessing one or multiple, heterogeneous and
distributed information sources, proactively searching for,
mediating, and maintaining relevant information or services on behalf
of its human users, or other collaborating agents, at any time and
anywhere.
One key challenge of the development of intelligent and cooperative
information system is to balance the autonomy of networked data,
information, and knowledge sources with the potential payoff of
leveraging them by the appropriate use of such agents.
Research on intelligent information agents and systems is inherently
cross disciplinary covering themes from domains such as AI, HCI,
Internet and Web technologies, information systems, information
retrieval, P2P computing, and multiagent system technologies.

The objective of the international workshop series on cooperative
information agents (CIA), since its establishment in 1997, is to
provide a small but distinguished, interdisciplinary forum for
researchers, programmers, and managers to get informed about, present,
and discuss latest high quality results in research and development
of agent-based intelligent and cooperative information systems, and
applications for the Internet and Web.

INVITED SPEAKERS
================

* Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

* Manfred Hauswirth (DERI Galway, Ireland)

* James H. Lawton (US Air Force Research, USA)

* Heiko Schuldt (University of Basel, Switzerland)

* Sascha Ossowski (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

TOPICS
======

Topics of interest are but not exclusive:

Systems and Applications of Information Agents
Architectures of information agents.
Prototypes and fielded systems of information agents.
Recommender systems; collaborative cases.
Issues of programming information agents.

Information Agents and Grid Computing
Agent-based grid computing services and infrastructure
Agent-based grid computing applications

Advanced Means of Collaboration and Coordination
Social filtering, cooperative search, group forming,
negotiation, etc.
Cooperation in real-time and open environments.
Self-organising information agent systems.
Capability-based mediation between information agents.
Collaboration in peer-t