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+ C A L L F O R P A P E R S +
+ Special Session on +
+ Agent Enabled Peer-to-Peer Computing +
+ Third International Conference on +
+ Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA 2003) +
+ August 10-13, 2003 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA +
The Third International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design
and Applications (ISDA 2003) will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
August 10-13, 2003. Over the past two years the ISDA conference has
attracted international researchers, developers, practitioners,
and users from different technical areas including computational
intelligence, soft computing, and artificial intelligence. The aim
of ISDA 2003 is to serve as a forum to present current and future work
as well as to exchange research ideas in these fields.
THE AGENT ENABLED PEER-TO-PEER COMPUTING SESSION:
Over the past few years multi-agent systems have emerged
as a active research field that combines principles from
artificial intelligence and advanced information technology.
Multi-agent systems have been applied to several problem
domains to assist humans in hazardous and high-precision tasks.
The performance of multi-agent systems can be significantly
improved if software agents can co-ordinate their interactions
to collaborate and even compete with one another. Peer-to-peer(P2P)
systems provide a suitable paradigm for software agents to
collaborate as peers sharing information, tasks and responsibilities
with each other. A peer-to-peer(P2P) system is a decentralized and
distributed network of nodes which are capable of sharing and
distributing resources between themselves to solve large and complex
problems. Intelligent software agents can be used to implement
and enhance existing P2P protocols. On the other hand, co-ordination
mechanisms from P2P systems can be applied to multi-agent systems to
improve their efficiency.
This technical session intends to bring together researchers working
on agent systems, P2P computing and other related areas such as
computer networks, distributed systems, databases and data
mining. We encourage papers that apply ideas and techniques from
different areas to understand the problems and challenges in agent
enabled P2P systems and propose innovative solutions. Papers
describing the design, architecture and applications of multi-agent
systems and P2P networks are also highly encouraged. The following
is a non-exhaustive list of topics of special interest to this
- Agent enabled P2P architectures
- Agent based computing for P2P networks
- P2P protocols for multi-agent systems
- Cooperation and Competition Mechanisms
among agents using a P2P Model
- Security and Reliability in agent
based P2P Systems
- Applications of agent based P2P
systems in different domains such as
e-commerce, networked resource sharing,
biological and medical systems,
decision support systems, etc.
- Self-organization and Emergent behavior in P2P systems
- Scalable Data Structures for P2P systems
- Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Agent based P2P systems
- Agent based P2P Middleware
- Issues of Performance and Scalability in P2P systems
- Resource allocation, management, scheduling and Economic
Models for agent based P2P systems
Deadline for paper submission (full paper): March 7, 2003
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2003
Deadline for camera ready papers: April 15, 2003
ISDA'03 conference in Tulsa: August 10-13, 2003
All papers should be emailed to the session organizers (addresses
given below). Papers should be 8-10 single spaced pages in length.
Every paper should contain the following:
+ The complete affiliation of the authors including email address
and fax number.
+ An abstract of not more than 100 words
+ A maximum of five keywords following the abstract.
Papers should be submitted in PDF (acrobat) or MS Word format.
All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.
Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission is not
All papers will be reviewed by at least two independent referees
of the international program committee of the ISDA 2003 conference.
The proceedings of the ISDA 2003 conference will be published
by Springer Verlag, Germany. Formatting instructions for the
camera ready versions will be provided to the authors of accepted
Prof. Raj Dasgupta,
Computer Science Department,
University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE 68114, USA.
Phone: +1 (402) 554 4966
Fax: +1 (402) 554 3284
Prof. Vana Kalogeraki,
Computer Science Department,
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA.
Phone: +1 (909) 787 2556
Fax: +1 (909) 787 4643
A number of university faculty members and their staff will be
organizing the conference. The ISDA 2003 co-sponsors include:
- IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
- European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology
- Oklahoma State University
- IEEE Computer Society (approval awaited)
Some travel fellowships for full time graduate students will be
available to help cover (partially) the conference travel and
living costs. More details will be available later at the conference
Web site. (URL given below)
The conference will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Incorporated in
1898, Tulsa lies in the heart of "Green Country", a fertile
forested region of rolling hills in northeastern Oklahoma.
Straddling Tulsa, Osage and Rogers counties, Tulsa is the second
largest city in the state, located 90 miles northeast of the
state capital, Oklahoma City. Tulsa boasts of low unemployment,
with an economy based on telecommunications, manufacturing,
aerospace, transportation and energy.
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