(Multi-)Agent Systems in E-Business: Concepts, Technologies and Applications - MASeB’2006


Workshop within the framework of WI/IAT'2006 conference

December 18-22, 2006. Hong Kong



- Workshop timetable can be found here.

- List of accepted papers can be found here.

- Extended versions of the papers accepted and presented at this workshop will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems.


Call for Papers

Agents and multi-agent systems are an emergent technology that is expected to have a significant impact in realizing the vision of a global and informational rich services network to support dynamic discovery and interaction of digital enterprises. Moreover, the agent paradigm is expected to give an impetus to all e-business areas including e-commerce, logistics, marketing, manufacturing, recommender systems, tourism, negotiation, a.o.  Significant work has already been done for more than a decade since agents have been claimed to be the next breakthrough in software development, resulting in powerful multi-agent platforms and innovative e-business applications. However, it is currently appreciated that for various reasons agent technologies have not achieved yet that level of maturity as required by advanced e-business applications. Many difficult research challenges remain, and much work is needed to adapt relevant existing agent technologies to the requirements of the new generation e-business systems.


The workshop welcomes submissions of original papers concerning all aspects of agent and multi-agent systems in e-business from concepts and theoretical developments to advanced agent technologies and innovative applications. Topics include, but are not limited to, broadly understood:

- (Multi-)Agent concepts, models and architectures for e-business

- (Multi-)Agent technologies for e-business including frameworks, benchmarking and performances

- (Multi-)Agent languages and algorithms for e-business

- (Multi-)Agent applications and experiences in e-business



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 pages (+1 extra page with payment) and must be formatted according to IEEE Computer Society style. Submission will be handled by a system provided by organizers of WI/IAT'06.



Important Dates:

July 30, 2006

Full paper submission

September 8, 2006

Notification of acceptance

September 29, 2006

Final (camera ready) paper due

December 18, 2006 Workshop


Session Organizers:

Costin Badica

University of Craiova,  Romania


Maria Ganzha

Elblag University of Humanities and Economics, Poland


Marcin Paprzycki

Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland



International Program Committee:

Sattar Almaliky, Babylon University, Iraq
Rafal Angryk, Montana State University, USA
Giacomo Cabri, University di Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
Brahim Chaib-draa, Laval University, Canada
Gabriel Ciobanu, Univerity of Iasi, Romania
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM Research, USA
Chris Fox, University of Essex, UK
Stan Franklin, University of Memphis, USA
Matjaz Gams, Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Henry Hexmoor, University of Arkansas, USA
Liviu Joita, Cardiff University, UK
Ryszard Kowalczyk, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, Australia
Kelley Kranzler, KAN Research, USA
Sofiane Labidi, Federal University of Maranha, Brazil
Renato Levy, Intelligent Automation, Inc., USA
Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California, Irvine, USA
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
Beniamino di Martino, University of Naples, Italy
Olivier Marin, Université Pierre & Marie Curie, France
Edward Nawarecki, University of Mining and Metallurgy, Poland
Viorel Negru, Institute eAustria, Romania
Ngoc-Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Paolo Petta, Austrian Research Inst. for AI, Austria
Thomas E. Potok, Oak Ridge National Lab. USA
Mihaela Oprea, University Petroleum-Gas Ploiesti, Romania
Shahram Rahimi, Southern Illinois University, USA
Stanislaw Stanek, Katowice University of Economics, Poland
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Laurentiu Vasiliu, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
Jacek Wachowicz, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Tatyana Yakhno, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Arkady Zaslavsky, Monash University, Australia
Hong Zhou, Saint Joseph College, USA