Monthly MultiAgent.com news for Sun Aug 15 03:17:10 2004
Latest news and new additions
Semantic Web Challenge
The overall objective of the challenge is to apply "Semantic Web
Techniques" in order to build an online application that integrates,
combines, and deduces information needed to assist users in performing
tasks. The challenge will continue for at least five years and will
be updated annually, according to the development of the Semantic
Web. First price is E$1000. Papers due 31 August 2004.
IEEE MAS and Security
This is the first symposium to focus solely on the techniques
required to support both security and survivability of multi-agent
systems, as well as the use of multi-agent systems to support security
and survivability of other systems. To be held 30-31 August 2004 at
Drexel University in Philadelphia.
A wiki devoted to NetLogo. Includes a language reference, code
examples, and other related information.
Web Merchants Open APIs
An Internetweek article about how Amazon, Ebay, Google, and others
are opening up their APIs (as SOAP services) and how other companies
like Oddcast are using these to develop new software products.
The Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial
Intelligence is to be held 30 July - 5 August 2005 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Papers due 1 February 2005.
The Third International Conference on Active Media Technology
covers topics such as active computer systems and interfaces, dynamic
web technologies, (multi) agent aystems, interactive systems,
pervasive/ubiquitous systems, human-centered robotics, digital cities,
their applications and evaluation, etc. It is to be held 19-21 May
2005 in Kagawa, Japan. Papers due 12 November 2004.
YAWL: Yet Another Workflow Language
YAWL handles workflow patterns that are hard to map into petri
nets. YAWL uses petri nets as a starting point but adds mechanisms
that allow for a more direct and intuitive support of the workflow
patterns identified. It supports the control-flow perspective and the
data perspective but does not have built-in support for communication
The Twentieth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence is to
be held 24-28 July 2005 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Papers due 25
AAMAS 2004 Papers Online
All the papers from AAMAS 2004 are available as PDF files at this
2005 IEEE KIMAS Conference
The Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems conference deals with
systems where intelligent decision support, sensor operation, signal
processing, and knowledge utilization requires knowing how this
knowledge is produced, measured, communicated, and
interpreted. Application domains include intelligent communication
systems in the network-centric environment, sensors and sensor
networks design and operation, analysis of situations in business and
industry, battlefield awareness, automatic target recognition, signal
processing, bioinformatics, gene profiling, drug discovery, and many
others. New deadline:Abstracts due 1 August 2004. Papers due 1
December 2004. To be held 18-21 April 2005 in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Shell for Simulated Agent Systems
SeSAm provides a generic environment for modelling and
experimenting with agent-based simulation. As there are freely
configurable instruments for gathering data and scripting options for
constructing simulation experiments, SeSAm is a highly valuable tool
for MAS simulations especially for complex models with flexible agent
behaviour and interactions. SeSAm is written in java and available
under the LGPL licence.
News from the www.MultiAgent.com website.
Edited by Jose M. Vidal.