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2nd CFP: Special Session on Agent Enabled Peer-to-Peer Computing at ISDA 2003

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      + C A L L F O R P A P E R S +
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      + Special Session on +

      + Agent Enabled Peer-to-Peer Computing +
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      + http://faculty.ist.unomaha.edu/pdasgupta/agent_p2p_isda03/cfp.html +
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      + 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.


      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
      technical session:

      - 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.
      E-mail: pdasgupta@...
      Phone: +1 (402) 554 4966
      Fax: +1 (402) 554 3284

      Prof. Vana Kalogeraki,
      Computer Science Department,
      University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA.
      E-mail: vana@...
      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
      - Springer
      - 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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