CFP: CIA 2007 - 11th Int Wshp on Cooperative Information Agents

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       Eleventh International Workshop on

  Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2007)

          September 19 - 21, 2007
      Delft University of Technology,
           Delft, The Netherlands


Co-sponsored by
   TU Delft ICT Research
   Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland


   Submission of papers:    MARCH 26, 2007

   Notification of authors: May 29, 2007
   Camera-ready papers:     June 15, 2007



An intelligent information agent is a computational software entity
that is capable of accessing one or multiple, heterogeneous and
distributed information sources, proactively searching for,
mediating, and maintaining relevant information or services on behalf
of its human users, or other agents, at any time and anywhere.
One key challenge of the development of intelligent and cooperative
information system is to balance the autonomy of networked data,
information, and knowledge sources with the potential payoff of
leveraging them by the appropriate use of such agents.
Research on intelligent information agents and systems is inherently
cross disciplinary covering themes from domains such as artificial
intelligence, HCI, Internet and Web technologies, information systems,
information retrieval, P2P and grid computing, pervasive computing,
and multiagent system technologies as well.

The objective of the international workshop series on cooperative
information agents (CIA), since its establishment in 1997, is to
provide a small but distinguished, interdisciplinary forum for
researchers, programmers, and managers to get informed about, present,
and discuss latest high quality results in research and development
of agent-based intelligent and cooperative information systems, and
applications for the Internet and Web.


To be announced.


Topics of interest are but not exclusive:

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.

Information Agents and Grid Computing
   Agent-based grid computing services and infrastructure
   Agent-based grid computing applications

Advanced Means of Collaboration and Coordination
    Social filtering, cooperative search, group forming, 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
    Agent-based distributed data mining.
    Distributed information retrieval, text, and Web mining.

Information Agents, Web Services, and the Semantic Web
    Agent-based information search in the semantic web.
    Agent-based service discovery and composition.
    Agent-based service matchmaking and brokering
    Agent-based distributed ontology mapping and learning.

Mobile Information Agents
    Mobile information agents for distributed information retrieval.
    Engineering of mobile information agents.
    Cooperative mobile information agents.

Information Agents for Pervasive Computing Environments
    Visions, applications, surveys; collaborative cases.

Rational Information Agents for E-Business
    Models of economic rationality.
    Trust and reputation.
    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.
    Personalization; 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.


The proceedings of the CIA workshop series are regularly published as volume
of the Springer LNCS subseries LNAI (Lecture Notes on Artificial 

Former volumes of the series are
  CIA-1997: LNAI 1202, CIA-1998: LNAI 1435, CIA-1999: LNAI 1652,
  CIA-2000: LNAI 1860, CIA-2001: LNAI 2182, CIA-2002: LNAI 2446,
  CIA-2003: LNAI 2782, CIA 2004: LNAI 3191, CIA 2005 (MATES 2005):
  LNAI 3550, CIA-2006: LNAI 4149

The proceedings of the CIA 2007 workshop will be available to the 
participants of the workshop at the registration desk.


For preparation of (camera-ready) papers to be submitted please follow
the instructions for authors available at the Springer LNCS Web page:

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.

Please submit your paper online at
In case of problems, please contact us immediately for assistance!

Submission of full paper including all figures and references is
either in POSTSCRIPT or PDF format only. In any case, please check
whether the file is really printable on a postscript-level-2 printer
before submitting it.

Double Submission Policy

CIA 2007 will not accept papers which have already been published,
or accepted for publication. However, these restrictions apply ONLY
to journals, NOT to conferences, workshops, or symposia.
Though, full copies of papers that are published elsewhere are,
of course, not acceptable; there have to be significant modifications.

Papers not conforming to the above requirements may be rejected
without review. Submissions will be reviewed for quality, correctness,
sufficient originality, and relevance.


There will be limited financial support provided to a limited number
of students as (co-)authors of accepted papers to present their work
at the CIA 2007 workshop.


The CIA 2007 workshop issues both a BEST PAPER award, and a
SYSTEM INNOVATION award to acknowledge and honor highly innovative
research and development, respectively, in the area of intelligent
information agents for the Internet and Web. The prize money is 300 euros.

The CIA 2007 SYSTEM INNOVATION AWARD is sponsored by
Whitestein Technologies. The prize money is 500 euros.

Nominations for the CIA 2007 SYSTEM INNOVATION AWARD
are eligible either by means of regular paper submission,
or external explicit request for nomination by submitting
a brief (max. 4 pages, 10pt Times) description of the system in terms
of its core functionalities, main techniques used to implement them,
and (publicly available reference to) experimental results,
as well as a summary of the innovative features in comparison to other
existing systems. After confidential voting by the PC, chairs, and 
sponsors of the award the top ranked nominees will be requested to
demonstrate a running prototype of their system at the workshop to all
participants and the jury for a final public voting.
The prize money is 500 euros.


   Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany), general chair
   Koen Hindriks (TU Delft, The Netherland)
   Mike P. Papazoglou (U Tilburg, The Netherlands)
   Leon Sterling (U Melbourne, Australia)


   Wolfgang Benn (TU Chemnitz, Germany)
   Sonia Bergamaschi (U Modena, Italy)
   Abraham Bernstein (U Zurich, Switzerland)
   Monique Calisti (Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland)
   Boi Faltings (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)
   Rune Gustavsson (TH Blekinge, Sweden)
   Heikki Helin (TeliaSonera, Finland/Sweden)
   Michael Huhns (U South Carolina, USA)
   Catholijn Jonker (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
   Hillol Kargupta (UMBC, USA)
   Uwe Keller (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
   Ryszard Kowalczyk (Swinburne U, Australia)
   Manolis Koubarakis (TU Crete, Greece)
   Sarit Kraus (Bar-Ilan U, Israel)
   Daniel Kudenko (U York, UK)
   Alain Leger (France Telecom, France)
   Victor Lesser (U Massachusetts, USA)
   Jiming Liu (Hongkong Baptist U, China)
   Stefano Lodi (U Bologna, Italy)
   Werner Nutt (FU Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
   Sascha Ossowski (U Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
   Terry Payne (U Southampton, UK)
   Adrian Pearce (U Melbourne, Australia)
   Alun Preece (U Aberdeen, UK)
   Cartic Ramakrishnan (U Georgia, USA)
   Jeffrey Rosenschein (Hebrew U, Israel)
   Amit Sheth (Wright State U, USA)
   Steffen Staab (U Koblenz, Germany)
   Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon U, USA)
   Jan Treur (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
   Rainer Unland (U Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
   Gottfried Vossen (U Muenster, Germany)
   Gerhard Weiss (SCCH, Austria)
   Steve Willmott (UPC Barcelona, Spain)


Please do not hesitate to contact us,
if you have any question on this event.

Matthias Klusch

Koen Hindriks

Leon Sterling

Mike Papazoglou

Received on Monday, 22 January 2007 12:47:52 UTC