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SEMAS'2002 Call For Papers

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  • Stephen Rochefort
    Dear Colleagues, I would appreciate if you could distribute this announcement for the Software Engineering in Multi-Agent Systems invited session to be held in
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 14, 2001
      Dear Colleagues,

      I would appreciate if you could distribute this announcement for
      the Software Engineering in Multi-Agent Systems invited session to
      be held in conjunction with the 6th World Multiconference on Systemics,
      Cybernetics and Informatics, held 14 - 18 July 2002 in Orlando, Florida.

      The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for the presentation

      of preliminary work or novel ideas in the area of Software Engineering
      in
      Multi-Agent Systems. It is also an opportunity to disseminate work in
      progress,
      particularly for new researchers.

      You are invited to submit a draft paper that describes original,
      previously
      unpublished research, be written and presented in English, not exceed 10

      pages (A4 or letter format, up to 3,500 words), and not be
      simultaneously
      submitted for publication elsewhere. The full call for papers is
      attached to
      this email.

      Cheers,
      Stephen Rochefort

       
      --
      Stephen Rochefort
      Assistant Professor of Software Engineering
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      University of Calgary
      2500 University Drive NW
      Calgary, AB
      Canada T2N 1N4
      Office: (403) 220-4973
      Fax: (403) 282-6855
      rochefor@...

      ===Call for Papers===


      Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems

      Call For Papers

      Agent-oriented software engineering (AOSE) is one of the more recent
      contributions to software engineering focused on building robust and
      easy-to-use methodologies, tools and techniques in order to promote the
      field as an accepted paradigm. Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) are communities
      of problem-solving entities that can perceive and act upon their
      environments to achieve their individual goals as well as joint goals.
      These agents work on behalf of a user to solve more complex computing
      problems than those achieved by more conventional algorithmic
      programming. There is a full spectrum of MAS applications that have been
      and are being developed; from search engines to educational aids to
      electronic commerce and trade.
      The work in software engineering of MASs is focused on the development
      and exploration of tools, techniques and methodologies that assist in
      controlling the development and maintenance of agent-oriented systems.
      The ultimate goal is to provide support in the creation of and
      maintenance of systems which are easily modifiable, easy to use, and of
      the highest quality.

      The aim of this invited session is to explore tools and techniques used
      in software engineering of MASs. The focus of the workshop will be on
      multi-agent rather than single agent issues, with emphasis on
      co-operative and conflicting agents, where there could be common and
      joint goals as well as goals for individual agents.
      Within this context, this workshop shall bring together researchers to
      discuss the following topics:
      • Methodologies
      • Modelling techniques
      • Tools and techniques for development and CASE support (i.e.
      requirements, formal methods, patterns, etc.) • Architecture (i.e.
      structural, communication, behavioral) • Best practices • Applications
      of software engineering principles to MAS case studies • Viewpoints
      (i.e. future of the field, relationship to other software engineering
      paradigms)

      Submissions:

      The role of this invited session is to provide a platform for the
      presentation of preliminary work or novel ideas in the area of Software
      Engineering in Multi-Agent Systems. It is also an opportunity to
      disseminate work in progress, particularly for new researchers.
      Papers must describe original, previously unpublished research, be
      written and presented in English, not exceed 10 pages (A4 or letter
      format, up to 3,500 words),and not be simultaneously submitted for
      publication elsewhere.

      Papers should clearly express the contribution of the paper, both
      ingeneral and in technical terms. It is essential to identify what was
      accomplished, describe its significance, and explain how the paper
      compares with and advances previous work. Authors should make every
      effort to make the technical content understandable to a broad audience.


      Submissions will be completed primarily by electronic means. Electronic
      submissions can be emailed to the workshop address given below. Only if
      electronic submission is not possible, 5 hard copies of your paper
      should be sent to the workshop chair at the postal address given below.
      One author shall be identified as the contact person for the paper. All
      submissions must be received on or (preferrably) before 30 January 2002.


      Review Procedure:

      Authors who submit papers to the workshop will be expected to help with
      the refereeing of papers submitted by other individuals.

      Every author will get some other papers assigned for review. A review
      form will be available. We will try to get at least 2 reviews per paper.
      Papers will be selected for presentation based on the reviews.

      Contact Information:

      Workshop Email: rochefor@...
      Workshop WebPage:http://www.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/rochefor/conf/SEMAS
      Workshop Postal Address:
      Dr. Stephen Rochefort
      University of Calgary
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      2500 University Drive NW
      Calgary, AB
      Canada T2N 1N4
      rochefor@... http://www.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/rochefor
      Tel: (403) 220-4973
      Fax: (403) 282-6855

      Important Dates:

      Submission of papers:
      30 January 2002

      Notification:
      10 March 2002

      Camera ready copies:
      10 April 2002

      Organizer:
      Stephen Rochefort
      University of Calgary, Canada





       
      --
      Stephen Rochefort
      Assistant Professor of Software Engineering
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      University of Calgary
      2500 University Drive NW
      Calgary, AB
      Canada T2N 1N4
      Office: (403) 220-4973
      Fax: (403) 282-6855
      rochefor@...
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