[Elsnet-list] AOIS-2005 @ AAMAS Second Call for Papers

Michael Winikoff winikoff at cs.rmit.edu.au
Fri Feb 25 05:10:12 CET 2005


[Apologies for multiple copies]

   Seventh International Bi-Conference Workshop on Agent-Oriented 
Information
                        Systems (AOIS-2005 @ AAMAS)

Call for papers

Agent concepts hold great promise for responding to the new realities of
active information systems.  They offer higher level abstractions and
mechanisms which address issues such as knowledge representation and
reasoning, communication, coordination, cooperation among heterogeneous
and autonomous parties, perception, commitments, goals, beliefs,
intentions, etc. On the one hand, the concrete implementation of these
concepts can lead to advanced functionalities, e.g., in inference-based
query answering, transaction control, adaptive workflows, brokering and
integration of disparate information sources, and automated
communication processes.  On the other hand, their rich representational
capabilities allow more faithful and flexible treatments of complex
organizational processes, leading to more effective requirements
analysis and architectural and detailed design.  The workshop will focus
on how agent concepts and techniques will contribute to meeting
information systems needs today and in the future.

To foster greater communication and interaction between the Information
Systems and Agents communities, we are aiming to organize the workshop
as a bi-conference event. It is intended to be a single "logical" event
with two "physical" venues. It is hoped that this arrangement will
encourage greater participation from, and more exchange between, both
communities.

The workshop encourages submissions on all topics related to
agent-oriented information systems, including (but not limited to) the
following:
   * agent-oriented modeling and design methods
   * models and architectures for agent-oriented/active information
     systems
   * novel information system technologies based on software agents
   * agent-oriented requirements engineering
   * agents and knowledge management
   * agent-oriented approaches to data integration
   * agent-based workflow modeling
   * agent orientation and e-services/web services
   * agent orientation in web information systems
   * agent-oriented enterprise and business process modeling
   * agent communication languages for business communication
   * ontologies and agents
   * managing trust and reputation
   * automated business-to-business interaction (including negotiation
     and contracting)

Papers should be limited to approximately 5000-6000 words or 8 pages -
please use the IEEE format  (see AAMAS website for details). Due date
14 March 2005. Authors will be advised regarding acceptability of their
papers by April 18 2005. Final versions of accepted papers will be due
by approximately May 19. The workshop will be on either July 25 or 26 as
part of the AAMAS conference in Utrecht.

Paper submission is by emailing a PDF file to
winikoff at cs.rmit.edu.au. In addition, we ask authors to notify the
workshop organizers of their intention to submit by emailing a title,
list of authors, and an abstract to winikoff at cs.rmit.edu.au. The
deadline for receiving papers is 11:59pm GMT, 14th March. Notification
of intention to submit should be received by 11:59pm GMT, 11th March.

Submitted papers must be original, have not been published elsewhere,
and not be under consideration  for publication  elsewhere.  If a paper
is accepted, an author must attend the workshop to present the paper.

Important Dates

Abstract, title, and authors due  11th March (11:59pm GMT)
Paper submission due 		  14th March (11:59pm GMT)
Notification of Acceptance        18th April
Camera ready copies due           19th May (TBC)
AOIS-2005 @ AAMAS Workshop        25 or 26th July

Review Process

All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the
programme committee.  It is anticipated that approximately 10-15
papers will be accepted for presentation and publication.

Publication

Workshop notes (copies of all accepted papers) will be made available to
workshop participants. Following the conference, we intend to publish a
post-proceedings for AOIS 2005 in the Springer LNCS series.  [Similar
post-proceedings for AOIS2003 and AOIS2004 are available in the LNCS
series.]. For these post-proceedings, authors will be invited to extend
their papers, which will be re-reviewed for the LNCS publication.

For further information, visit the workshop web site:
	http://www.aois.org.

Organizing Committee

Co-Chairs:

Brian Henderson-Sellers  (primary workshop organizer to contact)
Faculty of Information Technology
University of Technology, Sydney
P.O. Box 123
Broadway
NSW 2007
Australia
Phone: +61 2 9514 1687
Fax: +61 2 9514 4535
Email: brian at it.uts.edu.au
Web page: http://www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~brian

Michael Winikoff
School of Computer Science and Information Technology
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
Email: winikoff at cs.rmit.edu.au
Web page: http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/~winikoff

Steering Committee

Yves Lesperance, York University, Canada
Gerd Wagner, Eindhonven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy

Program Committee

C. Bernon (University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)
B. Blake (Georgetown University Washington, DC, USA)
P. Bresciani (ITC- irst, Italy)
J. Castro (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
L. Cernuzzi  (Univ. CatÛlica Nuestra SeÒora de la AsunciÛn, Paraguay)
M. Cossentino (ICAR-CNR, Palermo, Italy)
L. Cysneiros (York University, Toronto)
J. Debenham (University of Technology, Sydney)
S. DeLoach (Kansas State University, USA)
F. Dignum (Univ. of Utrecht, Netherlands)
P. Donzelli (Univ. Maryland, USA)
B. Espinasse (Domaine Universitaire de Saint-JÈrÙme, France)
B.H. Far (U. Calgary, Canada)
I.A. Ferguson (B2B Machines, USA)
S. Faulkner  (University of Namur, Belgium)
A. Garcia (University of Lancaster, UK)
C. Ghidini (ITC-irst, Italy)
A.K. Ghose (Univ. of Wollongong, Australia)
M.-P. Gleizes (University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)
C. Gonzalez-Perez (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
G. Guizzardi (University of Twente, Netherlands)
I. Hawryszkiewycz (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
C. Iglesias (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
C. Li  (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
C. Lucena (PUC Rio, Brazil)
Ph. Massonet (CETIC, Belgium)
H. Mouratidis (University of East London, UK)
J.P. Mueller (Siemens, Germany
D.E. O'Leary (Univ. of Southern California, USA)
A. Omicini (Universit· degli Studi di Bologna, Italy)
J. PavÛn (Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain)
O. F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
O. Shehory (IBM Haifa Labs, Israel)
N. Szirbik (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
V. Torres da Silva (PUC Rio, Brazil)
N. Tran  (UNSW, Australia)
C. Woo (Univ. British Columbia, Canada)
B. Yu (North Carolina State University, USA)
A. Zeid (American University of Cairo, Egypt)
Z. Zhang (Deaking University, Australia)



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