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  • Adam M. GADOMSKI - HID
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      The deadline is extended!

      3rd AIA Round-Table Initiative Meeting:
      First International Workshop on

      30 Sept. & 1 Oct. 2003
      ENEA's Research Center Casaccia (Rome), Italy

      The first international workshop on the foundations of socio-cognitive
      engineering SCEF-2003 is being organised as the third edition of the AIA
      (Abstract Intelligent Agent) Round-Tables initiative.
      Our intention is to further the tradition and main topics of the
      International AIA Round-Tables that took place among the very first events
      on agent-based technology in 1993 and 1994
      (http://erg4146.casaccia.enea.it/AIA-RTs.htm). The main objective of the
      previous AIA Round-Tables has been to discuss the possibility of an
      integration of software engineering and cognitive sciences perspectives in
      the area of natural and artificial intelligent systems. After a decade of
      intensive world-wide theoretical and applicative efforts, we are convinced
      that the concept of intelligence cannot be separated from the global
      systemic and social approaches. Therefore, this new AIA initiative is
      focused on emerging interdisciplinary intelligence-based Socio-Cognitive
      Engineering (SCE).
      From the top-down perspective, socio-cognitive engineering can be seen as
      a branch of general system engineering, it integrates paradigms of:
      physics, systemics, engineering, cognitive and social sciences. It is
      founded on an interaction of three basic modeling perspectives: cognitive
      psychology, sociology and computer science.
      Application of integrated paradigms should improve the modeling and
      management of complex and heterogeneous systems, such as large critical
      infrastructures (electricity and telecommunication networks), e-learning,
      e-health and other networked services, as well as human-society
      interrelations, which all require synergy between technological
      possibilities, human organisations, and individuals welfare needs.
      The fulcrum of SCE research is an Abstract Intelligent Agent (AiA) with its
      interactions with its environment, and with the environment's cognitive
      ontology. AIA is a hypothetical model that captures the essence of all
      systems which we accept as "intelligent" in the common sense.
      Therefore, AIA is a property of:
      · an individual person - in psychology,
      · a social component (group, organization) - in sociology, and
      · a software intelligent agent (an intelligent bot) in computer science.
      In all these cases, AIAs are unique possible decision-makers and executors
      of decisional processes.
      The key problems of SCE refer to the congruence between computational
      definitions of such basic concepts as Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge
      Management, Decision-Making, Risk-Management, as well as, to the various
      forms of socio-cognitive interactions (cooperation, negotiation, e-learning).

      This workshop is intended to bring together leading scientists,
      interdisciplinary researchers, theorists, experienced practitioners, and
      policy makers from all science and engineering fields relating to the
      communicating cognitive natural and artificial intelligent agents/entities.
      The workshop follows the recent ideas and perspective emerged during the
      first successful special session, "Socio -Cognitive Modelling for Business
      Intelligence" of the BIS 2002 International Conference
      Summarising, the workshop should favour systemic integration of research
      and engineering perspectives across application domains, research
      disciplines and available technologies.
      The debates of the 3rd AIA Round-Table should lead to a conclusive
      document; therefore, the materials of the SCE-2003 shall be elaborated,
      interpreted, and published under redaction of voluntary members of the
      Scientific Board.

      Given the distinguished attendees, the whole Workshop shall consist mainly
      of "keynote" talks on a wide range of socio-cognitive intelligence
      engineering. The Workshop will include topics related to: modeling
      socio-cognitive systems, individual and distributed decision-making
      frameworks, managerial decision-support systems, knowledge management,
      domain-independent and -dependent intelligencies ("x-intelligence":
      organisational intelligence, business intelligence, expert intelligence,
      ...), socio-cognitive grids, future intelligent ambient assessments, and
      promising SCE technologies.
      The list of keywords of the workshop is long and it also includes:
      distributed cognition, socially shared cognition in organisation,
      computational ethics, as well as situated cognition, and human-centred
      design from human and Artificial Intelligence perspectives.
      In any case, the important property of every submission has to be the clear
      reference to a general vision of socio-cognitive systems ( identification,
      design, management), and to a possible computational realisation of the
      presented ideas/hypothesis/solutions.
      For better identification of your contribution topic see
      http://erg4146.casaccia.enea.it/toga-tech.html, as well as the
      absintelagent e-group archive: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/absintelagent/ .

      The participation is limited to about 30 leading scientists,
      interdisciplinary researchers, experienced practitioners, and research
      policy makers. Active participation is strongly recommended.

      Three forms of e-submissions will be accepted:
      regular presentation - a full written paper
      regular presentation - an extended abstract (the form is attached) and a
      presentation file (PowerPoint, PDF, ...) which has to be available at the
      specification of the subject of the oral contribution to the debate session
      - a summary.
      Participation requests and all submitted materials will be evaluated by the
      SCEF-2003 Scientific Board.
      The material submitted for presentation at the SCEF Workshop must be
      original conceptual property of the author(s). All materials accepted for
      presentation will appear in the Preprints of the meeting which will be
      distributed to all registered participants. A selection of the workshop
      material shall be published after the event.

      Participations fee
      It includes only the cost of the Social Dinner.

      · September 8, 2003 - Submission of extended abstract (1-2 pages) or
      draft (full-length, about 8 pages) papers
      · September 15, 2003 - Notification of acceptance/rejection of
      · September 24, 2003 - Submission of final papers or extended
      abstracts and registration deadline.

      The workshop is a part of the CAMO/ENEA Seminars Programme. and
      is organized by:
      · HID (High-Intelligence and Decision Research Group) of CAMO
      (Calculation & Modelling Support Unit) /ENEA (Italian National Agency for
      New Technologies, Energy, and the Environment)
      with collaboration of:
      · Intelligent Agents and New Media Group, OFAI, Austrian Research
      Inst. for Artificial Intelligence.
      · ECONA – Italian Interuniversity Centre for Cognitive Processes in
      Natural and Artificial Systems.
      · IBS-PAN (Systems Research Institute - Polish Academy of Science).
      · ULab (Multimedia,Usability and Networked Software Systems
      Development) of CAMO (Calculation & Modelling Support Unit) /ENEA -
      Organization of Internet Conferencing Tool.

      SCEF-2003 Chair: Adam Maria Gadomski
      ENEA (Italian National Research Agency for the Energy and the
      Co-chairs: Paolo Petta,
      OFAI, Austrian Research Inst. for Artificial Intelligence,
      Andrzej Straszak
      SRI-PAS (Systems Research Institute - Polish Academy of Sciences)

      Scientific Board:

      Diederik Aerts (CLEA,Brussels Free U.,Be)
      Peter Astheimer (Aabertay U..UK)
      Nikos Bogonikolos (ZEUS, WEGRE,Gr)
      Nagib Callaos,(SCI Journal, Ve)
      Cristiano Castelfranchi(CNR, U.Siena,It)
      Wlodzislaw Duch (SingaporeTU,Sg&Pl)
      Flavio Fontana (ENEA,It)
      Stan Franklin (U.of Memphis, USA)
      Adam M.Gadomski (ENEA, ECONA,It)
      Grzegorz Kaczmarczyk(Gdansk U.,Pl)
      Gregory Kersten (Concordia U.,Ca)
      Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist U., HK)
      Klaus Mainzer, (Phil.Uni-Augsburg, De)
      Ryszard Michalski (George Mason U.,USA)
      Marta Olivetti-Belardinelli (ECONA, U.of Rome,It)
      Paolo Petta (OFAI,At)
      Charles Petrie (Stanford Univ.,USA)
      Omer F.Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
      Zbyszek Ras (U.of North Carolina,USA)
      Andrzej Straszak (IBS-PAN,Pl)
      Vasyl Yanenko (Glushkov In. of Cybernetics,Uk)
      Yiming Ye (IBM, USA)

      Ogranization Committee(ENEA,CAMO):
      Massimo Sepielli (Chair),
      Flavio Fontana,
      Adam M.Gadomski,
      Carla Poma,
      Giordano Vicoli,
      Andrea Caputo.


      30 Sept. - SCEF Workshop
      01 Oct. - 3rd AIA’s Round –Table Debates Session

      Any queries regarding the SCEF-2003 may be addressed via email to:
      Adam M.Gadomski. decision@..., Paolo Petta. paolo@...,
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