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3700First CFP: IEEE/WIC/ACM IAT 2008 (Sydney, Australia, Dec.9-12)

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  • WI-IAT08
    Feb 4, 2008
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      IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2008

      2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
      Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-08)

      December 9-12, 2008, Sydney, Australia


      Sponsored By
      IEEE Computer Society
      Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
      Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

      IAT 2008 provides a leading international forum to bring together
      researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, such as computer
      science, information technology, business, education, human factors,
      systems engineering, and robotics, to (1) examine the design
      principles and performance characteristics of various approaches in
      intelligent agent technology, and (2) increase the cross-fertilization
      of ideas on the development of autonomous agents and multi-agent
      systems among different domains. By encouraging idea-sharing and
      discussions on the underlying logical, cognitive, physical, and
      sociological foundations as well as the enabling technologies of
      intelligent agents, IAT 2008 will foster the development of novel
      paradigms and advanced solutions in agent-based computing.

      IAT 2008 will be jointly held with the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International
      Conference on Web Intelligence (WI-08). The two conferences will have
      a joint opening, keynote, reception, and banquet. Attendees only need
      to register for one conference and can attend workshops, sessions,
      tutorials, panels, exhibits and demonstrations across the two
      conferences. We are also planning a joint panel, joint paper sessions,
      and doctor symposium that discuss common problems in the two areas.

      Topics of Interest

      We invite submissions in all IAT related areas. Papers exploring new
      directions or areas will receive a careful and supportive review.
      Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

      * Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)
      - Agent-Based Complex Systems Modeling and Development
      - Agent-Based Simulation
      - Autonomy-Oriented Modeling and Computation Methods
      - Behavioral Self-Organization
      - Complex Behavior Characterization and Engineering
      - Emergent Behavior
      - Hard Computational Problem Solving
      - Nature-Inspired Paradigms
      - Self-Organized Criticality
      - Self-Organized Intelligence
      - Swarm Intelligence
      - Brain Informatics for AOC

      * Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents
      - Agent-Based Distributed Data Mining
      - Agent-Based Knowledge Discovery and Sharing
      - Autonomous Information Services
      - Distributed Knowledge Systems
      - Emergent Natural Law Discovery in Multi-Agent Systems
      - Evolution of Knowledge Networks
      - Human-Agent Interaction
      - Information Filtering Agents
      - Knowledge Aggregation
      - Knowledge Discovery
      - Ontology-Based Information Services

      * Agent Systems Modeling and Methodology
      - Agent Interaction Protocols
      - Cognitive Architectures
      - Cognitive Modeling of Agents
      - Emotional Modeling
      - Fault-Tolerance in Multi-Agent Systems
      - Formal Framework for Multi-Agent Systems
      - Information Exchanges in Multi-Agent Systems
      - Learning and Self-Adaptation in Multi-Agent Systems
      - Mobile Agent Languages and Protocols
      - Multi-Agent Autonomic Architectures
      - Multi-Agent Coordination Techniques
      - Multi-Agent Planning and Re-Planning
      - Peer-to-Peer Models for Multi-Agent Systems
      - Reinforcement Learning
      - Social Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems
      - Task-Based Agent Context
      - Task-Oriented Agents

      * Distributed Problem Solving
      - Agent-Based Grid Computing
      - Agent Networks in Distributed Problem Solving
      - Collective Group Behavior
      - Coordination and Cooperation
      - Distributed Intelligence
      - Distributed Search
      - Dynamics of Agent Groups and Populations
      - Efficiency and Complexity Issues
      - Market-Based Computing
      - Problem-Solving in Dynamic Environments

      * Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation
      - Agent-Based Marketplaces
      - Auction Markets
      - Combinatorial Auctions
      - Hybrid Negotiation
      - Integrative Negotiation
      - Mediating Agents
      - Pricing Agents
      - Thin Double Auctions

      * Applications
      - Agent-Based Assistants
      - Agent-Based Virtual Enterprise
      - Embodied Agents and Agent-Based Systems Applications
      - Interface Agents
      - Knowledge and Data Intensive Systems
      - Perceptive Animated Interfaces
      - Scalability
      - Social Simulation
      - Socially Situated Planning
      - Software and Pervasive Agents
      - Tools and Standards
      - Ubiquitous Systems and E-Technology Agents
      - Ubiquitous Software Services
      - Virtual Humans
      - XML-Based Agent Systems

      On-Line Submissions and Publication

      High-quality papers in all IAT related areas are solicited.
      Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 7 pages in the
      IEEE 2-column format, the same as the camera-ready format (see the
      Author Guidelines of last year at
      All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on
      the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

      Note that IAT'08 will accept ONLY on-line submissions, containing
      PDF versions. Please use the Submission Form on the IAT'08
      website to submit your paper. Accepted papers will be published in the
      conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press that are
      indexed by EI.

      Submissions accepted as regular papers will be allocated 7 pages in the
      proceedings and accorded oral presentation times in the main conference.
      Submissions accepted as short papers will be allocated 4
      pages in the proceedings and will have a shorter presentation time at
      the conference than regular papers.

      All co-authors will be notified at all time, for the submission,
      notification, and confirmation on the attendance. Submitting a paper
      to the conference and workshops means that, if the paper is accepted,
      at least one author should attend the conference to present the
      paper. The acceptance list and no-show list will be openly published
      on-line. For no-show authors, their affiliations will receive a

      A selected number of IAT'08 accepted papers will be expanded and
      revised for inclusion in Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An
      International Journal (http://wi-consortium.org/journal.html) and in
      Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics

      The best paper awards will be conferred at the conference on the
      authors of (1) the best research paper and (2) the best application
      paper. Application-oriented submissions will be considered for the
      best application paper award.

      More detailed instructions and the On-Line Submission Form can be
      found from the IAT'08 homepage: http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/wi08/html/iat/.


      As an important part of the conference, the workshop program will
      focus on new research challenges and initiatives. All papers accepted
      for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published
      by the IEEE Computer Society Press that are indexed by EI, and will be
      available at the workshops. Detailed information is available at the
      conference homepage.

      The Program Committees of the IAT-08 and WI-08 invite proposals for
      Workshops. The workshop organizers will be responsible for
      advertising the workshop, forming the program committees, reviewing
      and selecting the papers, and guaranteeing a high quality worthy of
      the prestige and range of the Conference.

      Note: we will not have a separate workshop registration fee
      (i.e., conference registration covers everything).


      IAT'08 also welcomes Tutorial proposals. IAT'08 will include tutorials
      providing in-depth background on subjects that are of broad interest
      to the Web intelligence community. Both short (2 hours) and long (half
      day) tutorials will be considered. The tutorials will be part of the
      main conference technical program. Detailed information is available
      at the conference homepage.

      Note: we will not have a separate tutorials registration fee
      (i.e., only one conference registration covers everything).


      We solicit Industry/Demo-Track papers by the following methods.

      (1) Industry papers of 4 pages can be submitted on the same schedule as
      the research track.
      (2) Separate 2 page demo proposals can submitted at a later schedule.
      (3) Full regular paper submissions can include a demo option.
      That is, a full paper submissions will be asked to
      specify if they would like to give a demonstration; choice of
      demonstrations (while utilizing information from the regular reviewing
      process) will be selected based on value as a demonstration.

      For options (1) and (2), please find more detailed instructions at
      the homepage: http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/wi08/html/iat/

      Important Dates

      * Workshop proposal submission: April 10, 2008
      * Electronic paper submission (7 pages): July 10, 2008
      * Tutorial proposal submission: July 10, 2008
      * Workshop paper submission: July 30, 2008
      * Author notification: September 3, 2008
      * Conference dates: December 9-12, 2008

      Conference Organization

      Conference General Chairs:
      * Chengqi Zhang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
      * Nick Cercone, York University, Canada

      Program Chair:
      * Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia

      IAT Program Co-Chairs:
      * Maria Gini, University of Minnesoda, USA
      * Boi B. Faltings, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Swiss
      * Takao Terano, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

      WI Program Co-Chairs:
      * Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, USA
      * Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for AI, Germany
      * Jie Lu, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

      Organizing Chair:
      * Longbing Cao, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

      Workshop Co-Chairs:
      * Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
      * Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano, Italy

      Tutorial Chair:
      * Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of science and Technology, Norway

      Industry/Demo-Track Chair:
      * Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

      Publicity Co-Chairs:
      * Ioannis E. Anagnostopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece
      * Jia Hu, International WIC Institute/BJUT, China
      * Richi Nayak, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

      IEEE-CS-TCII Chair:
      * Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

      ACM-SIGART Chair
      * Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA

      WIC Co-Chairs/Directors:
      * Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
      * Jiming Liu, University of Windsor, Canada

      WIC Advisory Board:
      * Edward A. Feigenbaum, Stanford University, USA
      * Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan
      * Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
      * Philip Yu, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
      * L.A. Zadeh, University of California Berkeley, USA

      WIC Tech. Committee & WI/IAT Steering Committee:
      * Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
      * Nick Cercone, Dalhousie University, Canada
      * Dieter Fensel, National University of Ireland, Ireland
      * Georg Gottlob, Oxford University, UK
      * Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
      * Jianchang Mao, Yahoo! Inc., USA
      * Pierre Morizet-Mahoudeaux, Compiegne University of Technology, France
      * Hiroshi Motoda, Osaka University, Japan
      * Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan
      * Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
      * Jinglong Wu, Kagawa University, Japan
      * Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
      * Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada

      *** Contact Information ***

      The WIC Office
      Email: wi08@...