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Deadline for paper submissions extended till 21.4.2006: 4th German Conf. on Multi-Agent Systems (MATES 2006), Sept. 19 - 21, 2006 Erfurt, Germany

From: Rainer Unland <Rainer.Unland@icb.uni-due.de>
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[Apologies for multiple postings]
Due to numerous requests we decided to extend the submission deadline for
MATES 2006. The new deadline will however be hard.
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                  Fourth German Conference on
             Multi-Agent System Technologies (MATES 06)
             September 19 - 21, 2006 in Erfurt, Germany
                    http://www.dfki.de/MATES
      Co-located with Net.ObjectDays 2006; September 18 - 21, 2006
                  http://www.netobjectdays.org/
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
Submission of papers:    April     21, 2006 (extended)
Notification of authors: May       22, 2006
Camera-ready papers:     June      18, 2006
Conference:              September 19-21, 2006
 
AIMS & SCOPE
 
The German  conference on Multi-Agent system TEchnologieS  (MATES) 
provides an
interdisciplinary forum  for researchers, users and developers  to 
present and
discuss  latest advances in  research work  as well  as prototyped  or 
fielded
systems of intelligent agents and  multi-agent systems. The conference 
aims to
promote  theory and  application  and covers  the  whole range  of 
agent-  and
multi-agent technologies.
 
For  the  fourth  time  the  German  special  interest  group  on  
Distributed
Artificial Intelligence  in cooperation 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  
three
successful  predecessors in  2003,  2004,  and 2005,  MATES  2006 takes  
place
from19th  to  21st  of  September  2006  in  Erfurt  in  the  context  
of  the
Net.ObjectDays      2006.        The      Net.ObjectDays      (NODe      
2006,
http://http://www.netobjectdays.org/de/index.html)  provide an umbrella  
for a
set of  conferences - such as  GSEM (International Conference  on Grid 
Service
Engineering   and   Management)   and   SOAS  (International   
Conference   on
Self-Organization and Adaptation of Multi-agent and Grid Systems) - that 
cover
aspects  of  almost  any  area  of agent  technologies,  autonomic  
computing,
aspect-driven and model-driven  architectures, and component-based 
programming
as well as the intersections of these research areas.
 
Topics of interest  of MATES 2006 are all  aspects of agent-oriented 
computing
and  agent  technologies.  However,  while  service-oriented 
architectures  in
general  become  more  and  more   popular,  agent  technologies  need  
to  be
re-considered and discussed  in the context of up-coming  trends in the 
design
of such architectures.  Web service technologies and the  semantic Web 
are the
most  obvious examples  of this  development.   But also  up-coming 
trends  in
general  software  design  like  the model-driven  architecture  and  
workflow
patterns for service composition need  to be discussed. In this context 
agents
operate   in   a  heterogeneous   and   possibly  geographically   
distributed
environment. A key challenge of developing agent-based systems in this 
context
is to search for services that meet the agent's objectives and compose 
them in
a flexible  manner. In the composition  of these services complex  
patterns of
interaction might be involved and an intuitive and easy to read and 
understand
representation of these patterns is highly desirable.
 
We solicit papers that report on  recent advances in the domain of 
intelligent
agents  and   multi-agent  systems  in  general   but  specifically  
encourage
elaborated  vision and challenge  papers that  discuss mid-term  and 
long-term
directions for these domains in the context of the above mentioned topics.
 
TOPICS
 
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
 
* Agent and multi-agent architectures
* Multi-agent platforms and tools
* Agent-oriented software engineering
* Model-driven design of multi-agent systems
* Agent technologies in the context of service-oriented computing and
  architectures
* Agent-based service discovery, matchmaking, brokering, and composition
* Complex systems and their management
* Practical aspects of programming agent systems: Robustness, 
scalability and
  performance measurement
* Agent to non-agent interoperability
* Advanced theories of collaboration: Modeling and formation of teams,
  coalitions, groups, and organizations
* Agent communication languages
* Coordination, negotiation, argumentation, and conflict resolution
* Hybrid human and agent societies
* User modeling and interface agents
* Embodied conversational agents and believable agents
* 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 planning and scheduling
* Adaptive agents and multi-agent learning
* Robustness, fault tolerance, scalability and performance measurement
* Artificial social systems: Conventions, norms, institutions; trust and
  reputation
* Multi-agent (social) simulation and (cognitive) modeling with agents
* Standards for agents and multi-agent systems
* Agents and peer-to-peer computing
* Agents and autonomic computing
* Agents and pervasive computing
* Mobile agents
* Autonomous robots and robot teams
* Agents for e-business and e-government
* Deployed agent-based business applications
* Application of agent-technologies in industrial practice
* Agents in novel applications, e.g. bioinformatics and the semantic Web
 
AWARDS
 
MATES issues a "MATES 2006 Best Paper Award".
 
DOCTORAL MENTORING PROGRAM
 
MATES  2006 intends  to include  a doctoral  mentoring program,  aimed  
at PhD
students in  advanced stages of their  research. This program  will 
provide an
opportunity for  students to interact closely with  established 
researchers in
their fields, to receive feedback on  their work and to get advice on 
managing
their careers.
 
PROCEEDINGS
 
The proceedings  of MATES  2006 are  planned to be  published in  the 
Springer
series "Lecture Notes in 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>.   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 or
journals   are   not  eligible   for   submission.    However,  we   
encourage
interdisciplinary  contributions submitted  or presented  in part  to  a 
forum
outside  of  agent  technology.   Submissions  not  conforming  to  the  
above
requirements may be rejected without review.
 
All submissions must be sent electronically to
 
                      mates06@tzi.de
 
Acceptable  formats are PDF  and PostScript.
 
ORGANIZATION
 
General Co-Chairs:
 
Elisabeth Andre (University Augsburg, D)
Ning Zhong (Maebashi IT, J)
 
Program Co-Chairs:
 
Klaus Fischer (DFKI Saarbrücken, D)
Ingo Timm (TZI Bremen, D)
 
Steering Committee:
 
Hans-Dieter Burkhard (HU Berlin, D)
Stefan Kirn (University Hohenheim, D)
Matthias Klusch (DFKI, D)
Jörg Müller (Siemens AG, D)
Rainer Unland (University Duisburg-Essen, D)
Gerhard Weiss (TU München, D)
 
Program Committee:
 
Bernhard Bauer, U Augsburg, D
Michael Beetz, U Bonn, D
Wolfgang Benn, TU Chemnitz, D
Federico Bergenti, U Parma, I
Hans-Dieter Burkhard, HU Berlin, D
Monique Calisti, Whitestein Technologies, CH
Cristiano Castelfranchi , CNR, I
Thomas Christaller, Fraunhofer AIS, D
Rosaria Conte, NRC Rome, IT
Stephen Cranefield, U Otago, NZ
Hans Czap, U Trier, D
Mehdi Dastani, U Utrecht, NL
Yves Demazeau, LEIBNIZ/IMAG, F
Jörg Denziger, U Calgary, CDN
Torsten Eymann, U Bayreuth, D
Ana Garcia Serrano, TU Madrid, E
Fausto Giunchiglia, U Trento, I
Marie-Pierre Gleizes, IRIT Toulouse, F
Rune Gustavsson, Blekinge TH, S
Heikki Helin, TeliaSonera Helsinki, FIN
Heinrich Hussmann, TU Dresden, D
Toru Ishida, U Kyoto, J
Catholijn Jonker, U Nijmengen, NL
Hillol Kargupta, UMBC Baltimore, USA
Stefan Kirn, U Hohenheim, D
Franziska Klügl-Frohmeyer, U Würzburg, D
Matthias Klusch, DFKI GmbH, D
Ryszard Kowalczyk, TU Swinburne, A
Daniel Kudenko, U York, UK
Karl Kurbel, EU Viadrina Frankfurt, D
Winfried Lamersdorf, U Hamburg, D
Jürgen Lind, iteratec, D
Gabriela Lindemann, HU Berlin, D
Jiming Liu, Hongkong Baptist U, TJ
Stefano Lodi, U Bologna, I
Beatriz Lopez, U Girona, E
Thomas Malsch, TU Hamburg-Harburg, D
Heinz-Jürgen Müller, Berufsakademie Mannheim, D
Jörg Müller, Siemens, D
Werner Nutt, Heriot-Watt U Edinburgh, UK
James Odell, Agentis Software, USA
Andrea Omicini, U Bologna, I
Sascha Ossowski, U Rey Juan Carlos Madrid, E
Paolo Petta, OEFAI Vienna, A
Stefan Poslad , Queen Mary U London, UK
Frank Puppe, U Würzburg, D
Alois Reitbauer, ProFACTOR, A
Wolfgang Renz, HAW Hamburg, D
Heiko Schuldt, UMIT Innsbruck, A
Onn Shehory, IBM Research, IT
John Shepherdson, British Telecom, UK
Von-Wun Soo, National Tsing Hua U, TW
Steffen Staab, U Koblenz, D
Robert Tolksdorf, FU Berlin, D
Adelinde Uhrmacher, U Rostock, D
Rainer Unland, U Duisburg-Essen, D
Wiebe Van der Hoek, U Liverpool, UK
Laszlo Zsolt Varga, MTA SZTAKI, H
Daniel Veit, U Karlsruhe, D
 
CONTACT
 
Klaus Fischer
German Research Center for
Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)
D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Phone: +49 (681) 302-3917
Fax  : +49 (681) 302-2235
Email: Klaus.Fischer@dfki.de
 
Ingo Timm
University of Bremen
Center for Computing Technologies (TZI)
Intelligent Systems
D-28334 Bremen
Phone: +49 (421) 218 - 81 76
Fax  : +49 (421) 218 - 71 96
Email: itimm@acm.org
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