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  • Emmanuel ADAM
    *Last Call for Paper* --new perspectives of publication-- [Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message] ... SARC2009 Second International Workshop
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 2, 2009
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      *Last Call for Paper*
      --new perspectives of publication--
      [Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message]

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      SARC2009
      Second International Workshop on
      Self-Adaptation for Robustness and Cooperation
      in Holonic Multi-Agent Systems
      and in Multi-Agent Systems

      http://sarc.workshop.free.fr/2009/

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      /Located at the third IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and
      Self-Organizing Systems/
      San Francisco, California, September 14-18, 2009
      http://radlab.cs.berkeley.edu/saso2009/


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      *OBJECTIVES*

      Holonic Multi-Agent Systems, mainly used and developed in manufacturing
      systems, are more and more used in other fields such as complex system
      simulations, information systems, cooperative work...
      Holonic Multi-Agent Systems are flexible; the only strict obligation is
      to follow a pyramidal structure. They really have an interesting
      potential, however, methods and tools to facilitate their design and
      management, in particular regarding to their Self-Adaptation and
      Self-Organization properties, are required.
      Indeed, the main characteristics of an Holonic Multi-Agent System, that
      are the robustness and the cooperation, are dependent of the dynamic of
      the multi-agent system.
      Robustness enables Multi-Agent Systems to cope with perturbations,
      faults and hard constraints. Implementing such a property is typically a
      self-organization problem where regeneration of faulty agents,
      generation of new agents and/or migration of agents between Holonic
      Multi-Agent Systems are some examples of the proposed answers.
      Cooperation means that even if each agent has classically its own goals
      and strategies in the pyramidal organization, all agents taken together
      have to collectively lead the Holonic Multi-Agent System to its intended
      global goal. This property is generally processed by letting the agents
      locally and autonomously modifying their roles or behaviors, by adapting
      their strategies to work with other agents; it is a self-adaptation
      property.
      Emergence of behaviors, roles or organization is a reality and a need in
      Holonic Multi-Agent Systems and has to be analyzed and controlled.
      Second International Workshop on Self-Adaptation for Robustness and
      Cooperation proposes a framework to discuss on models and methods linked
      to robustness and cooperation in holonic multi-agent systems, and
      multi-agent systems, enabling emergence of new behaviors and
      sub-organizations.
      The workshop also aims to establish links between searchers that come
      from the Information Technologies field and searchers working in the
      holonic manufacturing systems domain.



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      *TOPICS OF INTEREST*

      We seek contributions on ongoing innovative work and applications on
      robustness and cooperation issues in multi-agent system based on
      Self-Adaptation and Self-Organization capacities. Specifically, the
      workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
      * holonic multi-agent system,
      * fault-recovery in holonic multi-agent systems,
      * models of cooperation and coordination for autonomous holonic agents,
      * predicting and controlling emergence of behavior in holonic
      multi-agent systems,
      * self-adaptation of roles and/or services in holonic multi-agent systems,
      * delegation tasks, reconfiguration tasks in holonic multi-agent systems,
      * self-organization of pyramidal-structured holonic multi-agent systems,
      * case studies that shows self-adaptation or self-organization in
      holonic multi-agent systems,
      * models of self-management for holonic multi-agent systems,
      * models and meta-models of self-organizing holonic multi-agent systems,
      * models and meta-models for hybrid multi-agent systems.

      A particular attention will be given to papers which address case
      studies, and which present self-adaptation or self-organization
      mechanisms in holonic multi-agent systems.


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      *IMPORTANT DATES*

      /Paper submission deadline:/ *July 10th, 2009*
      Paper notifications: August 5th, 2009
      Workshop: September 14th or 15th, 2009 just before the technical tracks
      of the conference.

      *****!!! Workshop attendees are requested to register for the main
      conference. !!!*****


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      *AUTHORS GUIDELINES AND SUBMISSION*

      A particular attention will be given to papers which address case
      studies, and which present self-adaptation or self-organization
      mechanisms in holonic multi-agent systems.
      Each paper will be reviewed by three members of the program committee.
      The submission should be 6 pages in length, including figures and
      references.
      The paper must be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Press
      proceedings style guide 8.5" x 11" Two-Column Format.

      /Submission:/
      Authors can submit their propositions before July 10th 2009, in pdf
      format, through the EasyChair URL :
      https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi?conf=sarc2009

      /Publication Channels/
      Saso'09 workshops articles are planed to be published in the ACM Digital
      Library.


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      *ORGANIZING COMITTEE*

      Emmanuel Adam (contact),
      LAMIH - UMR CNRS 8530, Universite de Valenciennes et du
      Hainaut-Cambresis - FRANCE
      Email: emmanuel.adam@...

      Vincent Hilaire
      SET - UTBM Belfort, France

      Paulo Leitao
      Department of Electrical Engineering
      Polytechnic Institute of Bragan├ža, Portugal

      Paul Valckenaers
      Division of Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA)
      KUL, Leuven, Belgium


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      *PROGRAM COMITTEE

      Frederic Armetta, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
      Jose Barata, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
      Carole Bernon, IRIT Toulouse, France
      Valerie Camps, IRIT Toulouse, France
      Marco Dorigo, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
      Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA
      Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italie
      Zahia Guessoum, LIP6, CReSTIC-Reims
      Viviana Mascardi, Universita di Genova, Italy
      Andrea Omicini, Universita di Bologna, Italy
      Michal Pechoucek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
      Gauthier Picard, ENS Mines Saint-Etienne, France
      Leon Van der Torre, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
      George Vouros, University of the Aegean, Greece
      Alois Zoitl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


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    • Emmanuel Adam
      *Very Last Call for Paper* -- extended dead-line : 2009/07/16 -- [Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message] ... SARC2009 Second International
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 10, 2009
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        *Very Last Call for Paper*
        -- extended dead-line : 2009/07/16 --
        [Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message]

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        SARC2009
        Second International Workshop on
        Self-Adaptation for Robustness and Cooperation
        in Holonic Multi-Agent Systems
        and in Multi-Agent Systems

        http://sarc.workshop.free.fr/2009/

        ------------------------------------------------


        /Located at the third IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and
        Self-Organizing Systems/
        San Francisco, California, September 14-18, 2009
        http://radlab.cs.berkeley.edu/saso2009/


        -----
        *OBJECTIVES*

        Holonic Multi-Agent Systems, mainly used and developed in
        manufacturing systems, are more and more used in other fields such as
        complex system simulations, information systems, cooperative work...
        Holonic Multi-Agent Systems are flexible; the only strict obligation
        is to follow a pyramidal structure. They really have an interesting
        potential, however, methods and tools to facilitate their design and
        management, in particular regarding to their Self-Adaptation and
        Self-Organization properties, are required.
        Indeed, the main characteristics of an Holonic Multi-Agent System,
        that are the robustness and the cooperation, are dependent of the
        dynamic of the multi-agent system.
        Robustness enables Multi-Agent Systems to cope with perturbations,
        faults and hard constraints. Implementing such a property is typically
        a self-organization problem where regeneration of faulty agents,
        generation of new agents and/or migration of agents between Holonic
        Multi-Agent Systems are some examples of the proposed answers.
        Cooperation means that even if each agent has classically its own
        goals and strategies in the pyramidal organization, all agents taken
        together have to collectively lead the Holonic Multi-Agent System to
        its intended global goal. This property is generally processed by
        letting the agents locally and autonomously modifying their roles or
        behaviors, by adapting their strategies to work with other agents; it
        is a self-adaptation property.
        Emergence of behaviors, roles or organization is a reality and a need
        in Holonic Multi-Agent Systems and has to be analyzed and controlled.
        Second International Workshop on Self-Adaptation for Robustness and
        Cooperation proposes a framework to discuss on models and methods
        linked to robustness and cooperation in holonic multi-agent systems,
        and multi-agent systems, enabling emergence of new behaviors and
        sub-organizations.
        The workshop also aims to establish links between searchers that come
        from the Information Technologies field and searchers working in the
        holonic manufacturing systems domain.



        -----
        *TOPICS OF INTEREST*

        We seek contributions on ongoing innovative work and applications on
        robustness and cooperation issues in multi-agent system based on
        Self-Adaptation and Self-Organization capacities. Specifically, the
        workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
        * holonic multi-agent system,
        * fault-recovery in holonic multi-agent systems,
        * models of cooperation and coordination for autonomous holonic agents,
        * predicting and controlling emergence of behavior in holonic
        multi-agent systems,
        * self-adaptation of roles and/or services in holonic multi-agent systems,
        * delegation tasks, reconfiguration tasks in holonic multi-agent systems,
        * self-organization of pyramidal-structured holonic multi-agent systems,
        * case studies that shows self-adaptation or self-organization in
        holonic multi-agent systems,
        * models of self-management for holonic multi-agent systems,
        * models and meta-models of self-organizing holonic multi-agent systems,
        * models and meta-models for hybrid multi-agent systems.

        A particular attention will be given to papers which address case
        studies, and which present self-adaptation or self-organization
        mechanisms in holonic multi-agent systems.


        -----
        *IMPORTANT DATES*

        /Paper submission deadline:/ *July 16th, 2009*
        Paper notifications: August 5th, 2009
        Workshop: September 14th, 2009 just before the technical tracks of the
        conference.

        *****!!! Workshop attendees are requested to register for the main
        conference. !!!*****


        -----
        *AUTHORS GUIDELINES AND SUBMISSION*

        A particular attention will be given to papers which address case
        studies, and which present self-adaptation or self-organization
        mechanisms in holonic multi-agent systems.
        Each paper will be reviewed by three members of the program committee.
        The submission should be 6 pages in length, including figures and
        references.
        The paper must be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Press
        proceedings style guide 8.5" x 11" Two-Column Format.

        /Submission:/
        Authors can submit their propositions before July 16th 2009, in pdf
        format, through the EasyChair URL :
        https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi?conf=sarc2009

        /Publication Channels/
        Saso'09 workshops articles are planed to be published in the ACM
        Digital Library.


        -----
        *ORGANIZING COMITTEE*

        Emmanuel Adam (contact),
        LAMIH - UMR CNRS 8530, Universite de Valenciennes et du
        Hainaut-Cambresis - FRANCE
        Email: emmanuel.adam@...

        Vincent Hilaire
        SET - UTBM Belfort, France

        Paulo Leitao
        Department of Electrical Engineering
        Polytechnic Institute of Bragan├ža, Portugal

        Paul Valckenaers
        Division of Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA)
        KUL, Leuven, Belgium


        -----
        *PROGRAM COMITTEE*

        Frederic Armetta, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
        Jose Barata, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
        Carole Bernon, IRIT Toulouse, France
        Valerie Camps, IRIT Toulouse, France
        Marco Dorigo, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
        Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA
        Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italie
        Zahia Guessoum, LIP6, CReSTIC-Reims
        Viviana Mascardi, Universita di Genova, Italy
        Andrea Omicini, Universita di Bologna, Italy
        Michal Pechoucek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
        Gauthier Picard, ENS Mines Saint-Etienne, France
        Leon Van der Torre, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
        George Vouros, University of the Aegean, Greece
        Alois Zoitl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


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