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From: Rainer Unland <rainer.unland@icb.uni-due.de>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 14:46:36 +0200
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Workshop on Agent Based Computing: from Model to Implementation VII (ABC:MI'10) 
Wisla, Poland, October 18-20, 2010 

(URL: http://www.abcmi.imcsit.org Facebook group: http://tinyurl.com/yja9mxe)

Organized within the framework of the International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IMCSIT; www.imcsit.org) in-cooperation with the EU COST Action IC0801 Agreement Technologies.

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 allow 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. 

ABC:MI Workshop welcomes submissions of original papers concerning all aspects of software agent engineering. Topics include but are not limited to:

* 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 logic
* Agent security
* Agents and Service Oriented Computing
* Agents in the Semantic Web
* Applications and Experiences

* Authors should submit draft versions of full paper(s) (PDF files).

* The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style). IEEE style templates are available at the conference site.

* Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.

* Accepted and Presented paper will be published in the Conference Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® database 

* IMCSIT organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between IMCSIT events.


* Authors of selected best papers accepted and presented during the ABC:MI Workshop will be invited to submit extended versions of their contributions to the special issue of the Multiagent and Grid Systems Journal (published by the IOS Press; Special Issue to be published as the last issue published in 2011).

* The second special issue is planned for the Science of Computer Programming journal (ISI indexed, published by Elsevier).

* Finally, a separate special issue is planned for the Journal of Network and Computer Applications (ISI indexed, published by Elsevier). This issue is to be topic-focused, and consist of selected papers originating from the ABC:MI and from an open call.

Full paper submission					June 20, 2010
Notification of acceptance 				July 12, 2010
Camera-ready version of the accepted paper	August 23, 2010

Thomas Agotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Sattar Al-Maliky, University of Babilon, Iraq
Makoto Amamiya, Osaka Institute of Technology?and Kyushu University, Japan
Lars Braubach, University of Hamburg, Germany
Paolo Bresciani, European Commission – DG Information Society and Media, Belgium
Zoran Budimac, University of Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia
Giacomo Cabri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Bengt Carlsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Radovan Cervenka, Whitestein Technologies, Slovak Republic
Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Ireneusz Czarnowski, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Hoa Khanh Dam, University of Wollongong, Australia
Beniamino Di Martino, Seconda Universita' di Napoli, Italy
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, LIP6 , France
George Eleftherakis, CITY International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Mohammad Essaaidi, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco
Adina Magda Florea, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
Ana Garcia-Fornes, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
Maurice Grinberg, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
Andreas Herzig, IRIT, France
Mike Hinchey, Lero-the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland
Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Gordan Jezic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Tomas Klos, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Igor Kotenko, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation
Zofia Kruczkiewicz, Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland
Michal Laclavik, Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salermo, Italy
Michele Loreti, University of Florence, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, University of Catania, Italy
Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italy
Nir Oren, King's College London, United Kingdom
Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Joaquin Peña, University of Seville, Spain
Agostino Poggi, DII – University of Parma, Italy
Alexander Pokahr, University of Hamburg, Germany
Thomas Potok, Oak Ridge National Lab, Afghanistan
Jarogniew Rykowski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Marija Slavkovik, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Stanislaw Stanek, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Niranjan Suri, IHMC, USA
Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna, Italy
Walter Truszkowski, NASA, USA
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, ICB, Germany
Andrzej Uszok, IHMC, USA
Salvatore Venticinque, Second University of Naples, Italy
Paulus Wahjudi, Marshall University, USA
Yu Zhang, Trinity University, USA
Antoine Zimmermann, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Maria Ganzha, University of Gdansk and IBS PAN, Poland
Marcin Paprzycki (Chairman), WSM and IBS PAN, Poland
Shahram Rahimi, Southern Illinois University, USA


“Experience is this valuable asset which allows us to identify the
    mistake immediately when we are doing it again and again!”

“Erfahrung ist jener kostbare Besitz, der uns befähigt, einen Fehler 
       sofort zu erkennen, wenn wir ihn immer wieder machen.”

Prof. Dr. Rainer Unland
University of Duisburg-Essen
Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB)
Practical Computer Science, especially Data 
Management Systems and Knowledge Representation
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