3rd International Workshop on (Multi-)Agent Systems in E-Business: Concepts, Technologies and Applications – MASeB 2008

Workshop within the framework of 8th International Conference on

Intelligent Systems Design and Applications ISDA 2008

November 26-28, 2008. Kaohsiung, Taiwan



Call for Papers

E-business & e-commerce systems utilize digital technologies to mediate intra- and inter- enterprise business transactions. Software agent technologies include standardized frameworks, platforms and methodologies for agent systems development. Intelligent software agents have attractive features like adaptivity, intelligence, autonomy and mobility that, when applied to e-business, are expected to be able to address difficult problems including costs reduction and optimization, profitability and efficiency, interoperability and decision-making, etc. The rich real-world environment of e-business is thus a fertile area for the application and experimentation of intelligent software agents. Difficult research challenges involve the adaptation and application of intelligent software agents to the tight requirements posed by modern e-business.


The workshop welcomes high-quality papers covering the following topics of (multi-)agent systems research:

·         Concepts, methodologies, models and architectures

·         Technologies, frameworks, benchmarking and performances

·         Languages and algorithms

·         Applications and experiences  

connected to relevant areas of modern e-business:

·         Trading and e-commerce

·         Manufacturing and logistics

·         Tourism and travel

·         Auctions, negotiation and contracting

·         Supply chain management and cross-enterprise interoperability

·         Business process management and re-engineering

·         Marketing and customer relations management 

·         Business data integration and mining 

·         Content provision, digital rights management and intellectual property

·         Trust, reputation, and security

·         Morality and ethics


Papers acceptance will be judged based on their relevance to the workshop themes, clarity of presentation, originality and accuracy of results and proposed solutions.


Previous Editions

·         First edition of MASeB workshop was organized during WI/IAT'2006 conference in Hong Kong. Information can be found at: http://software.ucv.ro/~badica_costin/maseb2006/. MASeB'2006 papers are indexed by DBLP.

·         Second edition of MASeB workshop was organized during WI/IAT'2007 conference in Silicon Valley, USA. Information can be found at: http://software.ucv.ro/~badica_costin/maseb2007/


Paper Submission and Publication

All accepted papers will be included in the Workshop Proceedings, which will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the workshops. Papers must have 4-6 pages and must be formatted according to IEEE Computer Society style. Submission is handled by a system provided by organizers of ISDA 2008: http://bit.kuas.edu.tw/paper_management/index.php?conf_alias=isda08


Best papers accepted and presented at this workshop may be selected for publication in a Special Issue of an internationally recognized journal.


Important Dates


1, 2008  

Full paper submission


1, 2008  

Notification of acceptance


1, 2008  

Final (camera ready) paper due


26-28, 2008



Workshop Organizers

Costin Badica

Software Engineering Department, University of Craiova, Romania

Maria Ganzha

Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


Elblag University of Humanities and Economics, Poland

Marcin Paprzycki

Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland


Program Committee (tentative and incomplete)

Rafal A. Angryk

Montana State University, USA

Jose Miguel Castillo

EUVE Technological Center, Madrid, Spain

Chaochang Chiu

Yan Ze University, Taiwan 

Jen-Yao Chung

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

Vadim A. Ermolayev

Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine

Adrian Giurca

Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany 

Vladimir Gorodetsky

St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia

Ioan Alfred Letia

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Claudia Linnhoff-Popien

University of Munich, Germany

José Machado

University of Minho, Portugal

Sehl Mellouli

Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

Viorel Negru

Western University of Timisoara, Romania

Benno Overeinder

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Shahram Rahimi

Southern Illinois University, USA

Alex Rogers

University of Southampton, UK

Murat Sensoy

Bogazici University, Turkey

Stanislaw Stanek

Katowice University of Economics, Poland

Walt Truszkowski

NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

Rainer Unland

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Laurentiu Vasiliu

DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Hong Zhou

Saint Joseph College, USA