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CFP 01 Apr 2006: ESAS 2006, Sept. 18-21, 2006, Chicago, USA.

From: DA <atilla.elci@emu.edu.tr>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 00:04:36 +0200
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CALL FOR PAPERS text for the (IEEE) International Workshop
on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems (ESAS 2006) is given
below. Full paper proposals are due by 01 April 2006. 

You may freely distribute this CFP among your colleagues and
to relevant mailing lists.

Thank you for your support.

Have a good day.
Atilla Eli, on behalf of the ESAS 2006 Organizing Committee

Apology for Cross-Posting


International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems
(ESAS 2006)

September 18-21, 2OO6, Chicago, USA

In conjunction with 
30th IEEE Annual Intl Computer Software and Applications
Conference (COMPSAC 2006)

And co-located with IEEE CS CoSTEP Conferences
2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS
2006 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing
(SCC 2006), 
2006 Int. Workshop on Software Technology and Engineering
Practice (STEP 2006)


Applying Semantic Web Technologies in Research and
Development of Software Agents, Mobile Agents and
Multi-Agent Systems

Semantic web technologies render dynamic, heterogeneous,
distributed, shared content equally accessible to human
reader and software agents. Here the vision is to achieve a
synergy with multi-agent systems (MAS) technologies whereby
agents will be in the center stage. Distributed agents
functioning autonomously can utilize semantic Web content to
gather and aggregate knowledge, reason and infer new results
towards achieving their goals and generating new knowledge.
Such knowledge in turn may be disseminated and used to
achieve the shared goal of the agents system.

Other workshops have so far missed to garner the synergy of
both technologies by taking up either the semantic web
aspect or the agent aspect of the common research issue.
Topics of interest span a wide spectrum of both theory and
practice of agent architectures, software agents, mobile
agents, autonomous semantic agents, context-aware
intelligent agents, agents as semantic web services,
multi-agent systems, agent communities, cooperation and goal
seeking through sharing policy and ontology, safety &
security in systems, other QoS issues, ... 

Mobile agent and MAS technologies are crucial in realizing
multi-party application systems. Semantic Web technologies
augment MAS by enabling agents with functioning based on the
semantics of their mission and of the world around them.
Agents, implemented as Web services in developing
distributed control and processing applications, entail
interesting consequences such as situation awareness,
semantic composition of services, context sensitive
long-lasting transactions, effecting service policies and
quality levels, etc. Complex applications could become
realizable with novel features such as factory floor
automation for flexible production, collaborative discovery
of uncharted geography (for example, cooperative labyrinth
discovery), traffic management and info dissemination with
facilitation of emergency services, financial markets
forecasting with optimization of portfolio gain, etc.

We envisage a strong undercurrent of intelligent software
agents, mobile agents, and MAS running through this
workshop. Side by side with the use of semantic Web
technologies, several foci of interest are threaded:

* Software Agents, Mobile Agents, and MAS: issues relating
to architecture, implementation, coordination, service
levels, etc. of semantic or otherwise agents. 

* Agent, MAS and Semantic Web Technologies: concomitant
utilization of specific technologies in agent, MAS, and
semantic Web implementations; semantic agent communities &
applications; case studies of best-practice MAS
applications; projects in the making;

* Ontologies for Agents and MAS: agent cooperation ontology;
ontology of workflow in MAS; ontologies for distributed
applications; sharing and semantic interoperability;
discovery and operations on ontologies;

* Platforms for agent and MAS implementation: languages,
frameworks, tools, integrated development environments and
software engineering practices supporting semantic or
otherwise software agent & MAS architectures, coordination,
trust & security mechanisms, description, discovery and
composition of agent-based services. 

* Other subjects of relevance in semantic Web, software
agents, mobile agents, agent-based and multi-agent systems.


Apr 1, 2006 deadline for paper submission.
May 15, 2006 notification of acceptance. 
June 16, 2006 camera-ready due. 


Original papers not being submitted to journals or other
conferences will be considered. All submitted papers will be
reviewed by the program committee according to its
originality, significance, correctness, presentation and
relevance. We encourage authors to present position papers
on practical studies and experiments, critique of existing
work, emerging issues, and novel ideas under development. 

Papers must be submitted electronically via the ESAS 2006
Submission Page (http://compsac.cs.iastate.edu/ESAS/).
Manuscripts will be limited to 8 pages including all
figures, tables, and references. The format of submitted
papers must follow the IEEE conference proceedings

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop
proceedings of the 30th IEEE Computer Software and
Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2006). At least one of the
authors of each accepted paper must register as a full
participant of the workshop for the paper to be included in
the proceedings.


Atilla ELCI (Chairman)
Internet Technology Research Center, and 
Dept. of Computer Engineering, 
Eastern Mediterranean University, 
Famagusta, Northern Cyprus, Turkey
Atilla.Elci at emu.edu.tr

Mamadou Tadiou KONE (Co-Chair)
Dept. of Computer Science, 
Faculty of Science and Engineering, 
Laval University, Qubec, Canada
Kone.Mamadou at ift.ulaval.ca

Tharam S. DILLON (Co-Chair)
eXel Lab and Dean, 
Faculty of Information Technology, 
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
tharam at it.uts.edu.au


*	Asuman DOGAC,Middle East Technical University,
*	Michal PECHOUCEK, Czech Technical University, 
	Czech Republic 
*	Hasan DAVULCU, Arizona State University,
*	Marin DIMITROV, OntoText Lab,
*	Alex ABRAMOVICH, Gordon College,
*	Vadim ERMOLAYEV, Zaporozhye State University, 
*	M. Osman UNALIR, Egean University,
*	M.Adeeb GHONAIMY, Ain Shams University, 
*	Martin GAEDKE, University of Karlsruhe, 
*	Aleksander PIVK, Jozef Stefan Insitute, 
*	Rainer UNLAND, University of Essen, 
*	Stephen J.H. YANG, National Central University, 
*	Jan TREUR, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 
	The Netherlands
*	Michael STOLLBERG, DERI Innsbruck, Austria, and
	Stanford University, USA
*	Jiming LIU, Hong Kong Baptist University,
	Hong Kong
*	John-Jules Meyer, Universiteit Utrecht,
	the Netherlands
*	Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology,
*	Goran Zugic, Semantion, Inc.,
*	Eyal OREN, DERI Galway,
*	Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan,
*	Vijayan Sugumaran,Oakland University,
*	Elizabeth Chang, Curtin University of Technology,
*	Ismail Khalil Ibrahim, Johannes Kepler University,
*	Mohamed Aborizka, Arab Academy for Science and
*	Eui-Hyun Jung, Hanyang University,
*	Mustafa Jarrar, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit,
*	Giancarlo Guizzardi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology
*	Alia Abdelmoty, Cardiff University,
*	Stanislav Pokraev, Telematica Instituut,
	The Nederlands
*	Ahmad Kayed, Applied Science University, Amman
	SNC- Monash University, Melbourne, 
	Australia (on leave)
*	C. Maria Keet, University of Bozen-Bolzano,
*	Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento,
*	Ibrahim Gokcen, General Electric Co. Global Research

The Program Committee is being formed. Those interested in
joining may contact the workshop chairperson Atilla.Elci at
EMU.edu.tr by supplying the following information: 
* Name, position and affiliation 
* Contact numbers and mailing address 
* E-mail and Web site addresses
* Research interests and a list of relevant publications
* A brief biography. 


We expect researchers and practitioners of software agents,
mobile agents, MAS and semantic Web technologies to propose
papers and to attend the workshop. We are seeking position
papers addressing all aspects of agents and agent-based
systems, semantic or otherwise. Researchers working on the
following and related subjects are especially encouraged:
realization of multi-agent systems through semantic web
technology, ontology-based agent applications, distributed
control and processing applications, security,
interoperability, service levels and quality issues in such
systems. Enterprises and research centers developing
languages, IDEs and tools that are of use in implementing
the above are encouraged to propose demo and tutorial. Our
objective is to explore unifying software engineering
paradigms used in realizing the semantic MAS applications
across domains.

The authors of a number of selected papers will be invited
to submit an extended version of their papers for possible
publication in Multiagent and Grid Systems - An
International Journal, IOS Press: ISSN 1574-1702
http://www.iospress.nl/flyers_j/15741702.pdf. A special
issue may as well be possible.


For updated information, please refer to
http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2006/ESAS.html or
contact the workshop chairperson Atilla.Elci at EMU.edu.tr

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