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ACEC 2008

From: Michael Nowlan <acec08@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 09:35:25 -0500
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   6th International Workshop on Agent-Based
   Computing for Enterprise Collaboration (ACEC-08)
   Emphasis on Agent-Oriented Workflow and Services

   June 23-25, 2008
   Rome, Italy
   http://www.agentgroup.unimore.it/WETICE-ACEC08/


Overview:
The autonomy and intelligence of software agents have
greatly enhanced automation in many operational domains.
A major benefit of using agents is the ability to assist in the
collaboration among humans and software mechanisms,
alike. Agent-enacted collaboration can be extremely helpful
in areas such as Computer Supported Collaborative Work,
Workflow and Supply Chain Management, Automation in
Virtual Enterprises, and Automated Service Composition.
The Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration
(ACEC) workshop will concentrate on two main themes:
- Agent Oriented Workflow
- Agent Oriented Services
Workflow is relevant to enterprises, and implies important
issues related to collaboration and process management.
With the popularity and pervasiveness of services in the
emerging digital world, enterprises must carefully evaluate
how to make their services openly accessible. Furthermore,
it is important for enterprises to learn how to exploit the
services of others. In both of these contexts, software agents
can play an important role. We enthusiastically solicit papers
(from researchers and practitioners) that address key issues,
approaches, open problems, and innovative applications
surrounding agent mediation and management of services
and/or products of on-line businesses.


Scope:
Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
- Agent Oriented Workflow
- Agent-mediated workflow, supply chain, or virtual enterprises
- Methodologies, languages and tools to support agent collaboration
- Agent architectures/infrastructures for collaboration
- Agent-based collaboration
- Agent-based workflow applications Agent Oriented Services
- Agent-based service architectures and infrastructures
- Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) & agents
- Services for agent collaboration
- Agent-to-Human service interactions
- Agent-mediated service integration


Submission Details:
Papers should contain original contributions not published
or submitted elsewhere, and references to related state-ofthe
art work. Authors of accepted papers are expected to
present their papers at the workshop. Papers up to six pages
(including figures, tables and references) can be submitted.
Papers should follow the IEEE format, which is single
spaced, two columns, 10pt Times/Roman font. Papers
should include a title, the name and affiliation of each
author, an abstract of up to 150 words and no more than
eight keywords. Please submit papers, in PDF or PS
format, to either of the Co-Chairs of the Program
Committee by March 3, 2008. All submitted papers will be
peer-reviewed by a minimum of three program committee
members. The accepted papers and the summary report
produced by each group will be published in postconference
proceedings by the IEEE Press.
If you have further questions or remarks, please do not
hesitate to contact the workshop organizers.

Important Dates:

Paper submission: March 3, 2008
Decision to paper authors: April 21, 2008
Camera-ready version to IEEE: May 26, 2008
WETICE-2008: June 23-25, 2008
Chairs' final reports due to IEEE: July 9, 2008

Co-Chairs:
Dr. Federico Bergenti
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le
Telecomunicazioni
Email: bergenti[AT]ce.unipr.it <bergenti@ce.unipr.it>

Prof. M. Brian Blake
Georgetown University
Email:blakeb@cs.georgetown.edu

Prof. Giacomo Cabri
Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italia
Email giacomo.cabri[AT]unimo.it <giacomo.cabri@unimo.it>
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