[Haskell] CFP: MATES 2005 Conference on Multi-Agent Systems Technologies

Matthias Klusch klusch at dfki.de
Tue Dec 21 07:56:06 EST 2004

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          First CALL FOR  PAPERS


         Third German Conference on

  Multi-Agent System Technologies (MATES 05)

          September 11 - 13, 2005
             Koblenz, Germany


Incorporating the

        9th International Workshop on
   Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2005)

Co-located With

         28th German Conference on
     Artificial Intelligence (KI 2005)
         September 12 - 14, 2005



   Submission of papers:    APRIL 1, 2005

   Notification of authors: June  3, 2005
   Camera-ready papers:     June 20, 2005
   Conference:      September 11-13, 2005



The German conference on Multi-Agent System TEchnologieS (MATES)
provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, users and
developers, to present and discuss latest advances in research work,
as well as prototyped or fielded systems of intelligent
agents and multi-agent systems. The conference aims to promote theory
and application and covers the whole range of agent- and multi-agent

For the third time the German special interest group on Distributed
Artificial Intelligence jointly with the steering committee of MATES
organizes this international conference in order to promote theory and
application of agents and multi-agent systems. Building on the two
successful predecessors in 2003 and 2004, MATES 2005 is co-located with
the 28th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2005,

In addition, the MATES 2005 conference is incorporating the
9th international workshop on cooperative information agents (CIA 2005,
http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/IWS-CIA-home.html). Thus, the topics of
interest of MATES 2005 also cover the domain of information agents
and agent-based information systems for the Internet, Web, and semantic
Web. An information agent is a special kind of intelligent agent that
has access to one or multiple, heterogeneous and geographically
dispersed data and information, pro-actively searches for and maintains
relevant information on behalf of its human user, or other agents
preferably just-in-time. One key challenge of developing agent-based
information systems is to balance the autonomy of networked data,
information and knowledge sources with the potential payoff of
leveraging them by the appropriate use of intelligent information

We solicit papers that report on recent advances in the domain of
intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in general, and information
agents and agent-based information systems in particular. We also
specifically encourage elaborated vision and challenge papers that lay
out mid-term and long-term directions for these domains.


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Coordination and conflict resolution
* Negotiation and argumentation
* Artificial social systems: conventions, norms, institutions;
   trust and reputation
* Hybrid human and agent societies
* Advanced theories of collaboration:
   Modelling and formation of teams, coalitions, groups, and
* Multi-agent planning and scheduling
* Adaptive agents and multi-agent learning
* Complex systems and their management
* Agent and multi-agent architectures
* Agent communication languages
* Agent-oriented software engineering
* Multi-agent platforms and tools
* Architectures, prototypes, and fielded systems
   of information agents for the Web, and semantic Web
* Agent-based recommender systems
* Agent-Based distributed knowledge discovery and data mining
* Agent-based semantic Web service discovery and composition planning
* Agent-based service matchmaking and brokering in the semantic Web
* Agent-based distributed ontology management
* Mobile information agents
* Human-agent interaction for (systems of) information agents
* Interface agents, believable agents and user modelling
* Information agents for/applied to digital cities.
* Advanced, personalized 3-d visualizations of information spaces.
* Agent-based Web usage mining
* Deployed agent-based business applications
* Agents and Grid Computing
* Agents and Autonomic Computing
* Agents and Pervasive Computing
* Agents and Quantum Computing
* Agents in novel application domains, e.g.,
   Bioinformatics, and health care
* Autonomous robots and robot teams
* Practical aspects of programming agent systems:
   Robustness, scalability and performance measurement
* Multi-agent simulation and modelling


MATES and CIA 2005 jointly issue a "MATES/CIA 2005 Best Paper Award".

In addition, CIA 2005 issues a "CIA 2005 System Innovation Award"
to acknowledge and stimulate development of highly innovative
systems of intelligent information agents.


MATES 2005 intends to include a doctoral mentoring program, aimed at
PhD students in advanced stages of their research. This program will
provide an opportunity for students to interact closely with established
  researchers in their fields, to receive feedback on their work and to
get advice on managing their careers.


The proceedings of MATES 2005 will be published as volume 3550
in the Springer series of Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence
(LNAI). These proceedings are considered as joint proceedings with CIA


For preparation of papers to be submitted please follow the instructions
for authors available at the Springer LNCS Web page:

For those not using the Springer LNCS style files: The paper must be
formatted in A4 size using 10 point Times. (If Times is not available,
please use one of the similar fonts widely used in phototypesetting.)
Printing area should be 12.2 x 19.3 cm, and the interline distance
should be arranged in such a way that some 42 to 45 lines occur on a
full-text page.

The length of each paper including figures and references should not
exceed 12 pages. All papers must be written in English and submitted
either in postscript or PDF format.

Papers that have been accepted or are under review by other conferences
or journals are not eligible for submission.
However, we encourage interdisciplinary contributions submitted
or presented in part to a forum outside of agent technology.
Submissions not conforming to the above requirements may be rejected
without review.

You may submit your paper via E-Mail to submission at mates2005.de
(strongly preferred).

Please send zipped PS, PDF or WinWord files only!
In case you submit a postscript file please check whether it is
printable on a standard postscript-level-2 printer.


General Co-Chairs:

   Matthias Klusch (DFKI Saarbruecken, D)
   Michael Huhns (U South Carolina, USA)

Program Co-Chairs:

   Torsten Eymann (U Bayreuth, D)
   Franziska Kluegl (U Wuerzburg, D)
   Winfried Lamersdorf (U Hamburg, D)

Steering Committee:

   Hans-Dieter Burkhard (HU Berlin, D)
   Stefan Kirn (U Hohenheim, D)
   Matthias Klusch (DFKI, D)
   Jörg Müller (Siemens AG, D)
   Rainer Unland (Universität Duisburg-Essen, D)
   Gerhard Weiss (TU München, D)

Program Committee:

   Karl Aberer, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
   Elisabeth Andre, U Augsburg, D
   Bernhard Bauer, U Augsburg, D
   Wolfgang Benn, TU Chemnitz, D
   Cristiano Castelfranchi , CNR, Italy
   Thomas Christaller, Fraunhofer AIS, D
   Rosaria Conte, NRC Rome, IT
   Stephen Cranefield, U Otago, New Zealand
   Mehdi Dastani, U Utrecht, The Netherlands
   Yves Demazeau, LEIBNIZ/IMAG, France
   Jörg Denziger, U Calgary, Canada
   Klaus Fischer, DFKI Saarbrücken, D
   Ana Garcia Serrano, TU Madrid, Spain
   Fausto Giunchiglia, U Trento, Italy
   Marie-Pierre Gleizes, IRIT Toulouse, France
   Rune Gustavsson, Blekinge TH, Sweden
   Heikki Helin, TeliaSonera Helsinki, Finland
   Heinrich Hussmann, TU Dresden, D
   Toru Ishida, U Kyoto, Japan
   Stefan Kirn, U Hohenheim, D
   Ryszard Kowalczyk, TU Swinburne, Australia
   Daniel Kudenko, U York, UK
   Gabriela Lindemann, HU Berlin, D
   Jiming Liu, Hongkong Baptist U, China
   Stefano Lodi, U Bologna, Italy
   Beatriz Lopez, U Girona, Spain
   Jörg Müller, Siemens, D
   Heinz-Jürgen Müller, Berufsakademie Mannheim, D
   Werner Nutt, Heriot-Watt U Edinburgh, UK
   Andrea Omicini, U Bologna, Italy
   Sascha Ossowski, U Rey Juan Carlos Madrid, Spain
   Michal Pechoucek, TU Prague, Czech Republic
   Paolo Petta, OEFAI Vienna, Austria
   Stefan Poslad , Queen Mary U London, UK
   Frank Puppe, U Würzburg, D
   Alois Reitbauer, ProFACTOR, Austria
   Franz Rothlauf, U Mannheim, D
   Marie-Christine Rousset, U Paris-Sud, France
   Heiko Schuldt, UMIT Innsbruck, Austria
   Onn Shehory, IBM Research, Israel
   John Shepherdson, British Telecom, UK
   Steffen Staab, U Koblenz, D
   Rudi Studer, U Karlsruhe, D
   Robert Tolksdorf, TU Berlin, D
   Lin Uhrmacher, U Rostock, D
   Rainer Unland, U Duisburg-Essen, D
   Thomas Uthmann , Johannes-Gutenberg U Mainz, D
   Wiebe Van der Hoek, U Liverpool, UK
   Laszlo Zsolt Varga, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
   Daniel Veit, U Karlsruhe, D
   Ning Zhong, Maebashi IT, Japan


Torsten Eymann
Chair of Information Systems (BWL VII)
University of Bayreuth
95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Tel. +49 (921) 552807

Franziska Kluegl
University of Wuerzburg
Department for Artificial Intelligence and Applied Computer Science
97074 Wuerzburg, Germany

Winfried Lamersdorf
Distributed and Information Systems Group (VSIS)
Computer Science Department, Hamburg University
22527 Hamburg, Germany

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