Call for Papers: SERVICES 2010 workshop: First International Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing and Multi-Agent Systems (SOCMAS 2010),Miami, Florida, USA, one day between July 5-10, 2010


       IEEE 2010 First International Workshop on Service-Oriented
    Computing and Multi-Agent Systems (SOCMAS 2010)


Miami, Florida, USA, one day between July 5-10, 2010
in conjunction with SERVICES 2010 <>

    Important Dates


      Submission deadline 15 April 2010


      Acceptance notification April 22 2010


      Camera-ready deadline 30 April 2010


      Workshop held on 5-10 July 2010



The purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the recent 
significant developments at the intersections of Multi-agent Systems, 
Semantic Technologies, and Service-oriented Computing, and to promote 
the cross-fertilization between these research areas. In particular, the 
workshop aims at identifying techniques from Multi-agent System and 
Semantic Technology research that will have the greatest impact on 
automating service-oriented application construction and management, 
focusing on critical challenges such as service quality assurance, 
reliability, flexibility, and adaptability.


    List of Topics:

We invite papers on all aspects relating to the overlap of Agent 
Technology, Semantic Web services, and Service-oriented Computing. 
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Agent-oriented architectures, frameworks, and infrastructures for 
distributed service-oriented software and Semantic Web systems
* Agent-oriented modeling and design methods and tools for 
service-oriented software and Semantic Web development
* Web services and Semantic Web technologies and standards for 
multi-agent system design, development and integration
* Agent-enabled adaptation, evolution, and optimization of services and 
* Agent-based service description, advertisement, matchmaking, 
discovery, and brokering
* Agent-based service composition, orchestration, and choreography
* Agent-based monitoring and exception-handling for service execution 
and delivery
* Agent-based negotiation and management of Quality of Service and 
Service Level Agreements
* Deployment and distribution of agent-based service systems and 
service-oriented agent systems
* Agent-based service business models, application scenarios and demos 
(e.g. in e-Business, e-Science, Enterprise, Telecom, etc.), and lessons 
* Ontology matching for service discovery, negotiation, orchestration, 
composition, and execution
* Ontology generation, learning and reasoning, and ontology-oriented 
dynamic mediation among agents
* Use of agent-based technology in service-oriented computing 


      Paper Submission, Review Process, and Publication

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program 
committee members. Please note that the same paper should NOT be 
submitted to other conferences or events simultaneously. Such duplicate 
submissions will be rejected without review.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) 
pages and required to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings Formatting 
Information page. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word 
format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper 
preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, and 
review process can be found at At least one 
author of each accepted paper is required to register to the workshop 
and present the paper.

Only the accepted and presented papers will appear in the CD proceedings 
of the workshop. It is intended to publish after workshop proceedings 
with Springer LNCS. Extended versions of selected best papers will be 
invited for potential publication in the IOS Press International Journal 
of Multiagent and Grid Systems (MAGS).

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 
IP-Tel. Skype: unlandr
Email: Rainer.Unland   at 

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