6th Workshop on Agent Based Computing: from Model to Implementation ABC:MI

http://software.ucv.ro/~badica_costin/abcmi2009/

 

organized within the framework of 35th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) 2009

Patras, Greece, August 27-29, 2009

http://seaa2009.vtt.fi/

 

 

Call for Papers

 

The field of agent technology is rapidly maturing. One of key factors that influence this process is the gathered body of knowledge that allows in-depth reflection on the very nature of designing and implementing agent systems. As a result, we know better how to design and implement them. We also understand the most important issues to be addressed in the process. Therefore, on the top-most level we see progress in development of methodologies for design of agent-based systems. Furthermore, these methodologies are usually supported by tools that support not only top level conceptualization but guide the process towards implementation (e.g. by generating at least some code). Next, we can see that new languages for agent based systems are created, e.g. AML or API Calculus. Separately, tools/platforms/environments that can be used for design and implementation of agent systems have been through a number of releases, eliminating problems and adding new, important features. Resulting products are becoming truly robust and flexible. Furthermore, open source products (e.g. JADE) are surrounded by user communities, which often generate powerful ad-on components, further increasing value of existing solutions.

 

During the Workshop we are primarily interested in all aspects of the process that leads from the model of the problem domain to the actual agent-based solution. These aspects will cover both principled approaches and established practices of software engineering aimed at producing high quality software. In this context, research into the application of agent-based solutions to key challenges faced by software engineering (e.g. reduction of costs and delivery times, coping with a larger diversity of problems) will be of primary importance.

 

The workshop welcomes high-quality papers covering one or more of the following topics of agent systems research:

        Methodologies for design of agent systems

        Multi-agent systems product lines

        Modeling agent systems

        Agent architectures

        Agent-based simulations

        Simulating and verifying agent systems

        Agent benchmarking and performance measurement

        Agent communication, coordination and cooperation

        Agent languages

        Agent learning and planning

        Agent mobility

        Agent modeling, calculi, and logics

        Agent security

        Agents and Service Oriented Computing

        Agents in the Semantic Web

        Applications and Experiences

 

 

History

Agent Based Computing: from Model to Implementation Workshop is a result of an evolutionary process involving:

1.      Special Track on Agents, Interactions, Mobility, and Systems AIMS organized within the framework of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

2.      International Workshop on (Multi-)Agent Systems in E-Business: Concepts, Technologies and Applications MASeB organized in 2006, 2007 with the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology WI-IAT and in 2008 with the International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications ISDA.

3.      Agent Based Computing Workshop ABC initially organized in 2003, 2005, 2006 within the framework of various multiconferences, and recently (2007 and 2008) within the framework of the International Multiconference on Computing Science and Information Technology.

 

During 2008, after receiving an invitation to create a track for the SEAA conference, we have decided that the best approach is going to be to merge the three events (AIMS, MASeB and ABC) into a single one, and focus it on the, broadly understood, software-engineering oriented aspects of Agent Based Computing. This is how the ABC:MI Workshop has come into being.

 

 

Paper Submission and Publication

Papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee and accepted on their scientific merit and relevance to the topics of the Workshop. Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings that will be published by the IEEE/CS.

 

Best papers, accepted and presented at the ABC:MI Workshop, will be selected for a Special Issue of international journals (more information to follow).

 

 

Important Dates

16.03.2009

Full paper submission

27.04.2009

Notification of acceptance

26.05.2009

Final (camera ready) paper due

 

 

Workshop Organizers

Costin Badica

University of Craiova

Romania

Maria Ganzha

Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Poland

Marcin Paprzycki (Chair)

Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Poland

Shahram Rahimi

Southern Illinois University

USA

 

 

Program Committee (tentative)

 

Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz

Institute of Computer Science Polish Academy of Sciences

Poland

Walter Binder

University of Lugano

Switzerland

Giacomo Cabri

Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Italy

Bengt Carlsson

Blekinge Institute of Technology

Sweden

Radovan Cervenka

Whitestein Technologies AG

Slovakia

Krzysztof Cetnarowicz

AGH University of Science and Technology

Poland

Beniamino di Martino

Seconda Università di Napoli

Italy

George Eleftherakis

City College, Thessaloniki

Greece

Adina Magda Florea

"Politehnica" University of Bucharest

Romania

Giancarlo Fortino

University of Calabria

Italy

Vladimir Gorodetsky

SPII RAS

Russia

Dominic Greenwood

Whitestein Technologies AG

Switzerland

Tomas Klos

Delft University of Technology

The Netherlands

Ioan Alfred Leția

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Romania

Viorel Negru

Western University of Timisoara

Romania

Benno Overeinder

NLnet Labs

The Netherlands

Myon Woong Park

Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Korea

Joaquin Peña

University of Seville

Spain

Alexander Pokhar

University of Hamburg

Germany

Thomas E. Potok

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

USA

Jarogniew Rykowski

Poznan University of Economics

Poland

Sattar B. Sadkhan

University of Babylon

Iraq

James D. Sissom

Southern Illinois University

USA

Stanislaw Stanek

Katowice University of Economics

Poland

Paolo Torroni

University of Bologna

Italy

Walt Truszkowski

NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center

USA

Tatyana Yakhno

Dokuz Eylul University

Turkey

Arkady Zaslavsky

Monash University

Australia

Yu Zhang

Trinity University

USA

Hong Zhou

Saint Joseph College

USA

Frank Zimmer

SES ASTRA TechCom SA

Luxembourg