CFP: CIA 2004 - Cooperative Information Agents for the Internet (Erfurt DE, Sep 04)

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From: Matthias Klusch <>
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Date: 16 Jan 2004 22:57:29 -0500
Organization: Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA
Keywords: conference, CFP, functional
Posted-Date: 16 Jan 2004 22:57:29 EST

                                    SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS


                Eighth International Workshop CIA-2004 on


                                September 27 - 29, 2004
              Fair and Congress Center, Erfurt, Germany


CIA 2004 is co-sponsored by

        tranSIT GmbH, Germany
        Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
        Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence (AEPIA), Spain
        URJC Decision Engineering Lab (DMR), Spain
        AgentLink III, EU FP6 Coordinated Action

CIA 2004 is co-located with

        2nd German Conference on Multiagent Systems Technologies (MATES 2004)
        4th International Multi-Conference Net.Object Days (NOD 2004)


        Deadline for Paper Submission: April 19, 2004

        Notification of Authors: June 14, 2004

        Camera-Ready Paper: July 5, 2004


The CIA 2004 workshop issues a BEST PAPER AWARD, and
a SYSTEM INNOVATION AWARD to acknowledge highly innovative research
and development, respectively, in the area of intelligent information
agents. For more information please visit


* Agent-Based Distributed Data Mining:
      Current Pleasures, and Future Directions
      by Hillol Kargupta (University of Maryland at Baltimore County, USA)

* Information Agents and Semantic Web Services:
      Perspectives, Technologies, and Applications
      by Terry Payne (University of Southampton, UK)

* Scenarios of Information Agents in Digital Cities:
      Description and Simulation
      by Toru Ishida (University of Kyoto, Japan)


Information agent technology is one of the major key technologies for
the Internet and worldwide Web.
An information agent is a computational software entity that has access
to one or multiple, heterogeneous and distributed information sources,
pro-actively searches for and maintains relevant information on behalf
of its human users or other agents preferably just-in-time. In other
words, it is managing and overcoming the difficulties associated with
information overload in the open and exponentially growing Internet and
Web. One key challenge of developing advanced information systems
is to balance the autonomy of networked data and knowledge sources with
the potential payoff of leveraging them by the appropriate use of
intelligent information agents. Therefore, the special focus of this
workshop series is on the perspectives, design, and implementation of
intelligent information agents which are able to collaborate in open,
networked data and information environments for and providing added
value to a variety of applications in different domains.

Keeping with its tradition all topics in the research area of
intelligent and collaborating information agents are covered
by the CIA 2004 workshop.

Topics are (but not limited to)

* Systems and Applications of Information Agents

      - Architectures of information agents.
      - Prototypes and fielded systems of information agents.
      - Recommender systems; collaborative cases.
      - Issues of programming information agents.

* Advanced Theories of Collaboration

      - Social filtering, cooperative search,
          group forming, negotiation, etc.
      - Cooperation in real-time and open environments.
      - Self-organising information agent systems.
      - Capability-based mediation between information agents.
      - Collaboration in peer-to-peer networks.

* Agent-Based Knowledge Discovery

      - Knowledge discovery by (systems of) information agents;
          collaborative cases.
      - Agent-based distributed data mining.
      - Distributed information retrieval and Web mining.

* Information Agents for the Semantic Web

      - Agent-based service discovery and composition.
      - Agent-based service matchmaking and brokering in the Semantic Web.
      - Agent-based distributed ontology learning.

* Mobile Information Agents

      - Mobile information agents for distributed information retrieval.
      - Engineering mobile information agents.
      - Cooperative mobile information agents.

* Information Agents for Ubiquitous Computing Environments

      - Information agents for pervasive computing:
          Visions, applications, surveys; collaborative cases.

* Rational Information Agents for E-Business

      - Models of economic rationality and trust.
      - Issues of privacy of communication, data security,
          and jurisdiction for agent-mediated trading.
      - Coalition and team formation algorithms.

* Intelligent Interfaces for Information Agents

      - Human-agent interaction for (systems of) information agents.
      - Life-like characters and avatars.
      - Information agents for/applied to digital cities.
      - Advanced, personalized 3-d visualizations of information spaces.
      - Agent-based Web usage mining
      - Personalisation; collaborative cases.

* Adaptive Information Agents

      - Adaptive information retrieval; collaborative cases.
      - Reasoning with imperfect information: collaborative cases.
      - Multi-strategy and meta-learning for cooperative information agents.


The proceedings of the CIA workshop series are published as volumes in
the Springer series of Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence
(CIA-97: LNAI 1202, CIA-98: LNAI 1435, CIA-99: LNAI 1652,
    CIA-2000: LNAI 1860, CIA-2001: LNAI 2182, CIA-2002: LNAI 2446
    CIA-2003: LNAI 2782).

The proceedings of the workshop will be available to the participants at
the workshop.

Preparation & Submission of Papers

For preparation of (camera-ready) papers to be submitted please follow
the instructions for authors available at the Springer LNCS Web page:
For those not using the Springer LNCS style files: The paper must be
formatted in A4 size using 10 point Times. (If Times is not available,
please use one of the similar fonts widely used in phototypesetting.)
Printing area should be 12.2 x 19.3 cm, and the interline distance
should be arranged in such a way that some 42 to 45 lines occur on a
full-text page.
The length of each paper should not exceed 15 pages. All papers must be
written in English. Papers not conforming to the above requirements may
be rejected without review. Submissions will be reviewed for quality,
correctness, originality and relevance. Submission of full paper
including all figures and references is either in POSTSCRIPT or PDF
format only. In any case, please check whether the file is really
printable on a postscript-level-2 printer before submitting it.

You may submit your paper either online, or by email, or by postal mail.

          * Online Paper Submission:

              Online submission is a three-step process:

              Step 1. Complete the electronic summary submission form

              You will need to provide: Corresponding author details;
              Title, authors, and keywords of the submission; Abstract text of
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              Step 3. Upload your paper submission, in either PDF or gzipped
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              submission. Please use the tracking number in all future
              correspondence about your paper.
              Many thanks in advance for your efforts!

          * Paper Submission by E-Mail or Postal Mail:

              Alternatively, you may submit your paper via
              o E-Mail to Compressed (zipped) files only.
              o Postal Mail: send 3 hard copies (unstapled) of your paper
                  to the following mail address:
                  Dr. Matthias Klusch, DFKI GmbH, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3,
                  66123 Saarbruecken, Germany


Workshop Chair

Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)

Program Co-Chairs

                  Sascha Ossowski (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
                  Vipul Kashyap (United States National Library of Medicine, USA)

Local Organising Co-Chair

                  Rainer Unland (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Program Committee

Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Wolfgang Benn (TU Chemnitz, Germany)
                  Monique Calisti (Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland)
Brahim Chaib-draa (Laval University, Canada)
Yves Demazeau (Leibniz, France)
Frank Dignum (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Tharam Dillon (La Trobe University, Australia)
Boi Faltings (EPFL, Switzerland)
Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento, Italy)
Rune Gustavsson (Blekinge TH, Sweden)
Heikki Helin (TeliaSonera AB, Sweden/Finland)
Mike Huhns (University of South Carolina, USA)
Toru Ishida (University of Kyoto, Japan)
Catholijn Jonker (Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Hillol Kargupta (UMBC, USA)
Manolis Koubarakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
Daniel Kudenko (University of York, UK)
Victor Lesser (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Beatriz Lopez (University of Girona, Spain)
Mike Luck (University of Southampton, UK)
Pablo Noriega (IIIA CSIC, Spain)
Werner Nutt (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK)
Eugenio Oliveira (University of Porto, Portugal)
Andrea Omicini (University of Bologna, Italy)
George Papadopoulos (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Michal Pechoucek (TU Prague, Czech Republic)
Paolo Petta (Austrian Research Institute for AI, Austria)
Alun Preece (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Volker Roth (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany)
Claudio Sartori (University of Bologna, Italy)
Ken Satoh (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Heiko Schuldt (UMIT Innsbruck, Austria)
Onn Shehory (IBM Research, Israel)
Von-Wun Soo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
Steven Willmott (UPC Barcelona, Spain)
Mike Wooldridge (University of Liverpool, UK)
Makoto Yokoo (NTT Communication, Japan)
Franco Zambonelli (University of Modena, Italy)
Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)

Dr. Matthias Klusch
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
phone +49-6813025297, fax +49-6813022235

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