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CfP 2.nd International German Conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies (MATES 2004) Erfurt, Germany, Sept. 29-30, 2004

From: Rainer Unland <unlandr@informatik.uni-essen.de>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 19:10:16 +0100
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                 SECOND INTERNATIONAL GERMAN CONFERENCE ON
                 MULTI-AGENT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES (ATES'04)

                         September 29 - 30, 2004
                Erfurt, Germany, Fair and Convention Center

                     http://www.gi-vki.de/MATES04/

IMPORTANT DATES
• Submission of papers:                 May, 21, 2004
• Submission of tutorial proposals:     June 18, 2004
• Submission of exhibit/demo proposals: July 9,  2004
• Notification of authors:              June 21, 2004
• Camera-ready papers:                  July 9,  2004

AIMS & SCOPE
The German conference on Multi-agent system TEchnologieS (MATES) 
provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, users (members of 
business and industry) and developers, to present and discuss latest 
advances in research work, as well as prototyped or fielded systems of 
intelligent agents. The conference covers the whole range from theory to 
application of agent- and multi-agent technologies in order to promote 
theory and application of agents and multi-agent systems. The conference 
features an exhibition of practical applications with an advanced 
concept of agency, as well as introductory and expert keynotes/tutorials 
on practical aspects of agent-based computing.
For the second time the German special interest group on Distributed 
Artificial Intelligence jointly with the steering committee of MATES 
organizes this international conference in order to promote theory and 
application of agents and multi-agent systems. Building on the sequence 
of agent-related events in Germany in the past such as VDI 1998 
(Chemnitz), VertIS 2001 (Bamberg), and KI 2002 (Aachen), the MATES 
conference series now is exclusively devoted to agents and multi-agent 
systems, and the cross-fertilization between agent theory and 
application. MATES’04 is conducted as an integral part of the fifth 
international conference NetObject Days 2004 in an exciting joint event. 
The conference language is English.
Moreover, it is co-located with other agent-related events, especially 
the 8th International Woprkshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA) 
2004 (http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/cia2004/index.html), and the autumn 
FIPA (Foundation of Intelligent Physical Agents (www.FIPA.org)) meeting. 
Finally, it is intended to exhibit and present the most relevant agent 
platforms and real-world agent-based applications.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
The topics of interest for MATES'04 include, but are not limited to:
• Agent architectures and multi-agent platforms
• Agents for e-business and e-government
• Agents in novel applications, e.g. bioinformatics and the semantic web
• Agent to non-agent interoperability, mobile agents, agent-based services
• Agent-oriented software engineering
• Autonomous robots and robot teams
• Coordination, collaboration, and agent communication languages
• Interface agents, believable agents and user modelling
• Modelling of teams, groups, and organizations
• Commitment, delegation, responsibility, and obligations in artificial 
and hybrid societies
• Semantic of the dynamics of  organizational models
• Roles and structures, adaptive learning and cognition in 
organizational models
• Multi-agent learning and planning
• Negotiation, auctions, argumentation, and conflict resolution
• Robustness, fault tolerance, scalability and performance measurement
• Social simulation and cognitive modelling with agents
• Standards for agents and multi-agent systems

EXHIBITION & COURSES
Integral part of the technical program will be an exhibition of a 
variety of tools for the development, especially agent platforms, and 
prototypes of all kinds of practical applications of agent and 
multi-agent technology at the conference venue. Introductory and 
advanced courses given by experts in the field will particularly focus 
on practical aspects of agent technology including the engineering and 
effective use of software agents and multi-agent systems in industrial 
applications in different domains. Those who wish to present a course 
should specify the topic, contents, and length of their course.

PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings of MATES'04 will be published as a volume in the 
Springer series of Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).


SUBMISSION DETAILS
For preparation of papers to be submitted please follow the instructions 
for authors available at the Springer LNCS Web page: 
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
For those not using the Springer LNCS style files: The paper must be 
formatted in A4 size using 10 point Times. (If Times is not available, 
please use one of the similar fonts widely used in phototypesetting.) 
Printing area should be 12.2 x 19.3 cm, and the interline distance 
should be arranged in such a way that some 42 to 45 lines occur on a 
full-text page.

The length of each paper including figures and references should not 
exceed 12 pages. All papers must be written in English and submitted 
either in postscript or PDF format. Papers that have been accepted or 
are under review by other conferences, workshops, or journals are not 
eligible for submission. Submissions not conforming to the above 
requirements may be rejected without review. In case you submit a 
postscript file please check whether it is printable on a standard 
postscript-level-2 printer. You may submit your paper

via E-Mail to MATES04.submission@gi-vki.de (strongly preferred; please
   send zipped PS, PDF or WinWord files only)

or by normal mail: In that case, please send 5 copies (unstapled pages) 
of your contribution to

European region: Ingo J. Timm
University of Bremen, Center for Computing Technologies (TZI), P.O.Box 
33 04 40, 28334 Bremen, Germany

American/Australasian/Asian region: Jörg Denzinger
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, 
Canada T2N 1N4


Program co-chairs:
Jörg Denzinger (University of Calgary, Canada)
Gabriela Lindemann (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
Ingo J. Timm (University of Bremen, Germany)
Rainer Unland (University Essen, Germany)
Program Committee: (candidates; to be invited)
Program Committee:
    Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany)
    Bernhard Bauer (University of Augsburg, Germany)
    Wolfgang Benn (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
    Michael Berger (Siemens AG, Germany)
    Cherif Branki (University of Paisley, Great Britain)
    Hans-Dieter Burkhard (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
    Wilfried Brauer (Technische Universität München, Germany)
    Monique Calisti (Whitestein AG, Switzerland)
    Cristiano Castelfranchi (NRC Rome, Italy)
    Elizabeth Chang (Curtin Business School, Perth, Australia)
    En Hong Chen (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 
P.R.China)
    Thomas Christaller (FhG AIS Bonn, Germany)
    Paolo Ciancarini (Italy)
    Rosaria Conte (NRC Rome, Italy)
    Stephen Cranefield (University of Otago, New Zealand)
    Hanz Czap (Uni Trier)
    Ashok Deshpande (Indian Institute of Environment Management, India)
    Tharam Dillon (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
    Torsten Eymann (University of Freiburg, Germany)
    Klaus Fischer (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
    Norbert Fuhr (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
    Ulrich Fuhrbach (University Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
    Ottheim Herzog (University of Bremen, Germany)
    Michael Huhns (USA)
    Heinrich Hussmann (Germany)
    Matthias Jarke (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
    Catholijn Jonker (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    Liz Kendall (Australia)
    Stefan Kirn (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
    Franziska Klügl (University of Würzburg, Germany)
    Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
    Jürgen Klüver (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
    Ryszard Kowalczyk (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
    Wolfgang Kreutzer (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)
    Karl Kurbel (University Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)
    Winfried Lamersdorf (Hamburg University, Germany)
    Jürgen Lind (Iteratec GmbH, Germany)
    Jiming Liu (Hong-Kong Baptist University, China)
    Mike Luck (University of Southampton, UK)
    Jörg Müller (Siemens AG, Germany)
    Heinz-Jürgen Müller (BA Mannheim, Germany)
    Masoud Nikravesh (University of Berkeley, USA)
    Marian Nodine (Telcordia, USA)
    James Odell (USA)
    Gregory O'Hare (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
    Lin Padgham (RMIT, Australia)
    Anna Perini (Italy)
    Paolo Petta (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
    Stefan Poslad (University of Westminster, USA)
    Frank Puppe (University of Würzburg, Germany)
    Alois Reitbauer, PROFACTOR, Austria
    Giovanni Rimassa (Italy)
    Michael Schillo (DFKI, Germany)
    Christoph Schlieder (Bamberg University, Germany)
    John Shepherdson (British Telecom, UK)
    Christina Stoica (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
    Frieder Stolzenburg (Hochschule Harz, Germany)
    Huaglory Tianfield (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
    Robert Tolksdorf (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
    Gerhard Weiss (Technische Universität München, Germany)
    Georg Weichart, , PROFACTOR, Austria
    Danny Weyns (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
    Mike Wooldridge (University of Liverpool, UK)
    Lotfi A. Zadeh (University of Berkeley, USA)

CONTACT

(America/ Australia/Asia and general inquiries)
Jörg Denzinger
University of Calgary, Canada
Phone: 1-403-220-5574
Fax: 1-403-284-4707
denzinge@cpsc.ucalgary.ca
http://www.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~denzinge
	

(Europe and exhibits inquiries)
Ingo J. Timm
University of Bremen, Germany
Phone: +49-421-2189740
Fax:   +49-421-2187196 itimm@acm.org
http://www.tzi.de/~inti

(tutorials inquiries)
Gabriela Lindemann
Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49-30-20933170
Fax:  +49-30-20933168
lindeman@informatik.hu-berlin.de
http://www.ki.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~lindeman	CONTACT

(workshops inquiries)
Rainer Unland
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Phone: +49-201-1833421
Fax: : +49-201-1832419
unlandr@informatik.uni-essen.de


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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
Schuetzenbahn 70
45117 Essen, Germany
Tel.: (+49) 201-183 3421
Fax: (+49) 201-183 4460
email: UnlandR@informatik.uni-essen.de
WWW: http://www.cs.uni-essen.de/dawis/
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