CFP: CIA 2006 - 10th Intl Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (Scotland, Sep 06)

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From: Matthias Klusch <>
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Date: 17 Jan 2006 21:39:58 -0500
Organization: Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA
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Posted-Date: 17 Jan 2006 21:39:58 EST

                          CALL FOR PAPERS


      Tenth International Workshop CIA 2006 on

              Cooperative Information Agents

                    September 11 - 13, 2006
                University of Edinburgh, UK


Co-sponsored by

    Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland

    U Edinburgh/CISA -
    Center for Intelligent Systems and Applications, UK

    NESC - National e-Science Center, UK


      Submission of papers: APRIL 5, 2006

      Notification of authors: June 2, 2006
      Camera-ready papers: June 19, 2006


An intelligent information agent is a computational software entity
that is capable of accessing one or multiple, heterogeneous and
distributed information sources, proactively searching for,
mediating, and maintaining relevant information or services on behalf
of its human users, or other agents, at any time and anywhere.
One key challenge of the development of intelligent and cooperative
information system is to balance the autonomy of networked data,
information, and knowledge sources with the potential payoff of
leveraging them by the appropriate use of such agents.

Research on intelligent information agents and systems is inherently
cross disciplinary covering themes from domains such as artificial
intelligence, HCI, Internet and Web technologies, information systems,
information retrieval, P2P and grid computing, pervasive computing,
and multiagent system technologies as well.
Special topic of the 2006 edition is agent based information grid
computing and e-Science applications.

The objective of the international workshop series on cooperative
information agents (CIA), since its establishment in 1997, is to
provide a small but distinguished, interdisciplinary forum for
researchers, programmers, and managers to get informed about, present,
and discuss latest high quality results in research and development
of agent-based intelligent and cooperative information systems, and
applications for the Internet and Web.


Topics of interest are but not exclusive:

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 Means of Collaboration and Coordination
        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
        Agent-based distributed data mining.
        Distributed information retrieval, text, and Web mining.

Information Agents, Web Services, and the Semantic Web
        Agent-based information search in the semantic web.
        Agent-based service discovery and composition.
        Agent-based service matchmaking and brokering
        Agent-based distributed ontology mapping and learning.

Mobile Information Agents
        Mobile information agents for distributed information retrieval.
        Engineering of mobile information agents.
        Cooperative mobile information agents.

Information Agents for Pervasive Computing Environments
        Visions, applications, surveys; collaborative cases.

Rational Information Agents for E-Business
        Models of economic rationality.
        Trust and reputation.
        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.
        Personalization; 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.

Information Agents and Grid Computing
      Agent-based grid computing services and infrastructure
      Agent-based grid computing applications


The proceedings of the CIA workshop series are regularly published as
volume of the Springer LNCS subseries LNAI (Lecture Notes on Artificial
(CIA-1997: LNAI 1202, CIA-1998: LNAI 1435, CIA-1999: LNAI 1652,
    CIA-2000: LNAI 1860, CIA-2001: LNAI 2182, CIA-2002: LNAI 2446,
    CIA-2003: LNAI 2782, CIA 2004: LNAI 3191, CIA 2005 (MATES 2005):
    LNAI 3550).

The proceedings of the CIA 2006 workshop will be available to the
participants of the workshop at the registration desk.


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.

Please submit your paper via E-Mail to
(pls send compressed/zipped file).
You will receive an acknowledgment of receipt via E-Mail within 3 days.

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.

Double Submission Policy

CIA 2006 will not accept papers which have already been published,
or accepted for publication.
However, these restrictions apply ONLY to journals, NOT to conferences,
workshops, or symposia. However, full copies of papers that are
published elsewhere are, of course, not acceptable.
Papers not conforming to the above requirements may be rejected
without review. Submissions will be reviewed for quality, correctness,
sufficient originality, and relevance.


General Chair:

      Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)

Program Co-Chairs:

      Michael Rovatsos (U Edinburgh, UK)
      Terry Payne (U Southampton, UK)

Program Committee: (not yet complete)

      Karl Aberer (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)
      Wolfgang Benn (TU Chemnitz, Germany)
      Federico Bergenti (U Parma, Italy)
      Bernard Burg (Panasonic Research, USA)
      Monique Calisti (Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland)
      Cristiano Castelfranchi (U Siena, Italy)
      Yves Demazeau (LEIBNIZ/IMAG, France)
      Boi Faltings (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)
      Fausto Giunchiglia (IRST-ITC, Italy)
      Marie-Pierre Gleizes (IRIT Toulouse, France)
      Rune Gustavsson (TH Blekinge, Sweden)
      Heikki Helin (TeliaSonera, Finland/Sweden)
      Brian Henderson-Sellers (TU Sydney, Australia)
      Michael Huhns (U South Carolina, USA)
      Catholijn Jonker (U Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
      Ewan Klein (U Edinburgh, UK)
      Manolis Koubarakis (U Crete, Greece)
      Sarit Kraus (Bar-Ilan U, Israel)
      Daniel Kudenko (U York, UK)
      Maurizio Lenzerini (U Rome, Italy)
      Victor Lesser (U Massachusetts, USA)
      Stefano Lodi (U Bologna, Italy)
      Aris Ouksel ( U Illinois, USA)
      Sascha Ossowski (U Rey Juan Carlos Madrid, Spain)
      Paolo Petta (Medical U Vienna, Austria)
      Alun Preece (U Aberdeen, UK)
      Jeffrey Rosenschein (Hebrew U, Israel)
      Marie-Christine Rousset (U Paris-Sud, France)
      Ken Satoh (National Institute for Informatics, Japan)
      Onn Shehory (IBM Research, Israel)
      Carles Sierra (CSIC Barcelona, Spain)
      Steffen Staab (U Koblenz, Germany)
      Hiroki Suguri (Comtech Sendai, Japan)
      Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon U, USA)
      Rainer Unland (U Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
      Gottfried Vossen (U Muenster, Germany)


Please do not hesitate to contact us,
if you have any question on this event.

      Dr. Terry Payne
      U Southampton, UK
      Electronics and Computer Science
      University of Southampton
      Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
      Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 8343
      Fax: +44 (0)23 8059 2865

      Dr. Michael Rovatsos
      U Edinburgh, UK
      Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications
      School of Informatics
      Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9LE
      Phone: +44 (0)131 6513263

      Dr. Matthias Klusch
      DFKI Saarbruecken, Germany
      Phone: +49 (0)681 302 5297
      Fax: +49 (0)681 302 2235


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