[om-a] CFP: CIA 2004 - Intelligent Information Agents for the Internet and Web

Matthias Klusch klusch at dfki.de
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                   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, Spain
    URJC Decision Engineering Lab (DMR), Spain


    Deadline for Paper Submission:  April 19, 2004

    Notification of Authors:        June 14, 2004

    Camera-Ready Paper:             July  5, 2004


The CIA 2004 workshop will issue a BEST PAPER AWARD (donated by DMR)
and a SYSTEM INNOVATION AWARD (donated by Whitestein Technologies)
to acknowledge highly innovative research and development, respectively,
in the area of intelligent information agents.
Only submissions to the CIA 2004 workshop are eligible and will be evaluated
by the program committee, sponsors, and organisational board.
For more information please visit 


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

* Agent-Based Distributed Data Mining: Current Pleasures, and Future 
   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)


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 
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.
The development of such agents requires expertise in different research 
disciplines such as AI,
databases, knowledge representation and reasoning, distributed systems, 
information retrieval, and
Human Computer Interaction (HCI). 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 and 
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 
Submissions will be reviewed for quality, correctness, originality and 
Submission of full paper including all figures and references is either 
in POSTSCRIPT or PDF format.
In any case, please check whether the file is really printable on a 
printer before submitting it.

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

     * Online Paper Submission

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for your efforts!

     * Paper Submission by E-Mail or Postal Mail

       Alternatively, you may submit your paper via
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         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)
	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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