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CFP: CIA 2003 - Information Agents for the Internet and Web

From: Matthias Klusch <klusch@dfki.de>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 14:33:41 +0100
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3rd Call for Papers for CIA 2003:

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       Seventh International Workshop CIA-2003 on

           Cooperative Information Agents

               August 27 - 29, 2003

      Sonera Conference Center, Helsinki, Finland

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CIA 2003 homepage: http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/cia2003.html

The workshop is jointly hosted by TeliaSonera AB,
the Helsinki University, and
the Helsinki Institute of Information Technology.

It is co-sponsored by

   Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
   TeliaSonera, Sweden/Finland
   Elsevier Science, The Netherlands
   Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence, Spain

IMPORTANT DATES
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   Deadline for Paper Submission:  April 7, 2003

   Notification of Authors: June 1, 2003
   Camera-Ready Paper: June 22, 2003

AWARDS
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CIA 2003 issues two awards (http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/cia2003awards.html):
"CIA 2003 Best Paper Award", and "CIA 2003 System Innovation Award"

INVITED TALKS OF EXCELLENCE
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In keeping with its tradition, CIA 2003 offers three invited talks of excellence
given by internationally reckoned and distinguished researchers in the field
of intelligent information agents and systems.


THEME & TOPICS
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Information agent technology is one of the major key technologies for the Internet and
worldwide Web. An information agent is a computational software entity that has access to
one or multiple, heterogeneous and distributed information sources, pro-actively searches for
and maintains relevant information on behalf of its human users or other agents preferably
just-in-time. In other words, it is managing and overcoming the difficulties associated with
information overload in the open and exponentially growing Internet and Web.
One key challenge of developing advanced information systems is to balance the autonomy of
networked data and knowledge sources with the potential payoff of leveraging them by the
appropriate use of intelligent information agents. Therefore, the special focus of this workshop
series is on the perspectives, design, and implementation of intelligent information agents which
are able to collaborate in open, networked data and information environments for and providing
added value to a variety of applications in different domains. The development of such agents
requires expertise in different research disciplines such as AI, databases, knowledge representation
and reasoning, distributed systems, information retrieval, and Human Computer Interaction (HCI).
Keeping with its tradition all topics in the research area of intelligent and collaborating information
agents are covered by the CIA-2003 workshop.

Topics are (but not limited to)

* Systems and Applications of Information Agents

  - Architectures of information agents.
  - Prototypes and fielded systems of information agents.
  - Recommender systems; collaborative cases.
  - Issues of programming information agents.

* Advanced Theories of Collaboration

  - Social filtering, cooperative search, group forming and negotiation, etc.
  - Cooperation in real-time and open environments.
  - Self-organising information agent systems.
  - Capability-based mediation between information agents.
  - Collaboration in peer-to-peer networks.

* Agent-Based Knowledge Discovery

  - Knowledge discovery by (systems of) information agents; collaborative cases.
  - Agent-based distributed data mining.
  - Distributed information retrieval and Web mining.

* Information Agents for the Semantic Web

  - Agent-based service discovery and composition.
  - Agent-based service matchmaking and brokering in the Semantic Web.
  - Agent-based distributed ontology learning.

* Mobile Information Agents

  - Mobile information agents for distributed information retrieval.
  - Engineering mobile information agents.
  - Cooperative mobile information agents.

* Information Agents for Ubiquitous Computing Environments

  - Information agents for pervasive computing:
    Visions, applications, surveys; collaborative cases.

* Rational Information Agents for E-Business

  - Models of economic rationality and trust.
  - Issues of privacy of communication, data security,
    and jurisdiction for agent-mediated trading.
  - Coalition and team formation algorithms.

* Intelligent Interfaces for Information Agents

  - Human-agent interaction for (systems of) information agents.
  - Life-like characters and avatars.
  - Information agents for/applied to digital cities.
  - Advanced, personalized 3-d visualizations of information spaces.
  - Agent-based Web usage mining
  - Personalisation; collaborative cases.

* Adaptive Information Agents

  - Adaptive information retrieval; collaborative cases.
  - Reasoning with imperfect information: collaborative cases.
  - Multi-strategy and meta-learning for cooperative information agents.

Proceedings
===========

The proceedings of the CIA workshop series are published as volumes in the
Springer series of Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence
(CIA-97: LNAI 1202, CIA-98: LNAI 1435, CIA-99: LNAI 1652,
 CIA-2000: LNAI 1860, CIA-2001: LNAI 2182, CIA-2002: LNAI 2446).
The proceedings of the workshop will be available at the workshop.


Preparation & Submission of Papers
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For preparation of (camera-ready) 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 should not exceed 15 pages. All papers must be written in English.
Papers not conforming to the above requirements may be rejected without review.
Submissions will be reviewed for quality, correctness, originality and relevance.
Submission of full paper including all figures and references is either in POSTSCRIPT
or PDF format. In any case please check whether the file is printable on any usual
postscript-level-2 printer. You may submit your paper

* preferably via E-Mail to klusch@dfki.de (pls send compressed/zipped file)

* or postal Mail: Please send 3 hard copies (unstapled pages) of your contribution to
  Dr. Matthias Klusch, DFKI GmbH, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbruecken,Germany

Awards
======

The CIA 2003 workshop issues a best paper and system award to acknowledge highly
innovative research and development, respectively, in the area of intelligent information agents.
Only submissions to the CIA 2003 workshop will be evaluated.
For more information please visit http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/cia2003awards.html

Organisation
============

Workshop Chair

 Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)

Program Co-Chairs

        Andrea Omicini (University of Bologna, Italy)
        Sascha Ossowski (Universitat de Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

Local Organising Co-Chair

        Heimo Laamanen (Sonera, Finland)

Program Committee

        Elisabeth Andre  (University of Augsburg, Germany)
        Ricardo Baeza-Yates  (University of Chile, Chile)
        Wolfgang Benn  (TU Chemnitz, Germany)
        Sonia Bergamaschi  (University of Modena, Italy)
        Brahim Chaib-draa  (Laval University, Canada)
        Rose Dieng  (INRIA, France)
        Frank Dignum  (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
        Fausto Giunchiglia  (University of Trento, Italy)
        Rune Gustavsson  (Blekinge TH, Sweden)
        Heikki Helin  (TeliaSonera, Sweden/Finland)
        Mike Huhns  (University of South Carolina, USA)
        Toru Ishida (University of Kyoto, Japan)
        Manfred Jeusfeld  (University of Tilburg, The Netherlands)
        Catholijn Jonker  (Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
        Hillol Kargupta  (UMBC, USA)
        Larry Kerschberg (George Mason University, USA)
        Sarit Kraus  (University of Maryland, USA)
        Daniel Kudenko (University of York, UK)
        Victor Lesser (University of Massachusetts, USA)
        Martti Mäntylä (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland)
        Dennis McLeod  (University of Southern California, USA)
        Werner Nutt  (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK)
        Eugenio Oliveira  (University of Porto, Portugal)
        Terry Payne  (University of Southampton, UK)
        Michal Pechoucek  (TU Prague, Czech Republic)
        Paolo Petta  (Austrian Research Institute for AI, Austria)
        Alun Preece  (University of Aberdeen, UK)
        Kimmo Raatikainen  (Nokia Research Center, Finland)
        Roope Raisamo  (University of Tampere, Finland)
        Omer F. Rana (University of Wales, UK)
        Volker Roth  (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany)
        Heiko Schuldt  (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
        Onn Shehory (IBM Research, Israel)
        Amit Sheth  (University of Georgia, USA)
        Carles Sierra  (CSIC AI Research Lab, Spain)
        Von-Wun Soo  (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
        Leon Stirling  (University of Melbourne, Australia)
        Rudi Studer  (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
        Henry Tirri  (University of Helsinki, Finland)
        Steven Willmott  (UPC Barcelona, Spain)
        Mike Wooldridge (University of Liverpool, UK)
        Eric Yu  (University of Toronto, Canada)
        Chengqi Zhang  (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
        Ning Zhong  (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)


CONTACT
For more information about the workshop please contact us:
 Matthias Klusch
 klusch@dfki.de Phone: +49-681-302-5297
 Andrea Omicini
 andrea.omicini@acm.org Phone: +39-0547-614552
 Sascha Ossowski
 sossowski@acm.org Phone: +34-91-664-7485


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Dr. Matthias Klusch
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
phone +49-6813025297, fax +49-6813022235
http://www.dfki.de/~klusch
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