2nd International Workshop on

(Multi-)Agent Systems in E-Business: Concepts, Technologies and Applications -  MASeBí2007


Workshop within the framework of WI / IAT / GrC / BIBM 2007 conferences

November 2-5, 2007. Silicon Valley, USA



Submission deadlines were officially extended to June 30, 2007 by the main conference organizers.


Journal publication opportunity: the following journals showed interest in preparing specials issues with extended versions of high-quality papers accepted and presented at this workshop:

-          Multiagent and Grid Systems

-          Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems


Call for Papers

Main achievements of software agent technology include frameworks and platforms based on standardized languages and architectures for agent systems development. Implemented agent systems are claimed to have attractive features like adaptivity, intelligence, autonomy and mobility. Modern e-business systems pose difficult problems concerning costs reduction, profitability and efficiency improvement, interoperability and decision-making thus making them a fertile and rich real-world environment for the application and experimentation of software agents. Difficult research challenges involve the adaptation of relevant agent theories, technologies and tools to the tight requirements of the new generation e-business systems.


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

-          Negotiation and contracting

-          Supply chain management and cross-enterprise interoperability

-          Business process management and re-engineering

-          Marketing and customer relations management

-          Content provision, digital rights management and intellectual property

-          Trust, reputation and security

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 Edition

First edition of MASeB workshop was organized during WI/IAT'2006 conference in Hong Kong . Information can be found here.


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/GrC/BIBM 2007.


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


Important Dates

June 20, 2007

Full paper submission

June 30, 2007 Officially extended deadline by WI/IAT'2007

August 2, 2007

Notification of acceptance

August 17, 2007

Final (camera ready) paper due

November 2-5, 2007



Workshop Organizers

Costin Badica

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

Rafal A. Angryk

Montana State University , USA

Wernher Behrendt

Salzburg Research, Austria

Giacomo Cabri

Universita di Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy

Jose Miguel Castillo

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid , Spain

Krzysztof Cetnarowicz

AGH University of Science and Technology , Poland

Jen-Yao Chung

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

Vadim A. Ermolayev

Zaporozhye National University , Ukraine

Matjaz Gams

Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Vladimir Gorodetsky

St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia

Ryszard Kowalczyk

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Ioan Alfred Letia

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Ngoc-Thanh Nguyen

Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

James Odell

Intelligent Automation, Inc, USA

Benno Overeinder

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Shahram Rahimi

Southern Illinois University, USA

Omer Rana

Cardiff University , UK

Sattar B. Sadkhan

University of Babylon , Iraq

Stanislaw Stanek

Katowice University of Economics, Poland

Walt Tuszkowski

NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center , USA

Rainer Unland

University of Duisburg-Essen , Germany

Laurentiu Vasiliu

DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway , Ireland

Tatyana Yakhno

Dokuz Eylul University , Turkey

Arkady Zaslavsky

Monash University , Australia

Hong Zhou

Saint Joseph College , USA

Jacek Zurada

University of Louisville , USA