CFP: IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2006

2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'06)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China,
18-22 December 2006.

Sponsored By
IEEE Computer Society
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Co-Organized With
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

University/Corporate Sponsors
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Microsoft Corp.

http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/iwi06/

(Papers Due: 5 July 2006)
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
by the IEEE Computer Society Press, to be indexed by EI.
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The 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'06)
will be jointly held with the 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International
Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'06)
and the 6th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM'06)
for providing synergism among the three research areas.
It will provide opportunities for technical
collaboration beyond that of previous conferences. The three
conferences will have a joint opening, keynote, reception, and
banquet. Attendees only need to register for one conference and can
attend workshops, sessions and tutorials across the three conferences.
We are also planning a joint panel and joint paper sessions that discuss
common problems in the three areas.

IAT 2006 provides a leading international forum to bring together
researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, such as computer
science, information technology, business, education, human factors,
systems engineering, and robotics, to (1) examine the design
principles and performance characteristics of various approaches in
intelligent agent technology, and (2) increase the
cross-fertilization of ideas on the development of autonomous agents
and multi-agent systems among different domains. By encouraging
idea-sharing and discussions on the underlying logical, cognitive,
physical, and sociological foundations as well as the enabling
technologies of intelligent agents, IAT 2006 will foster the
development of novel paradigms and advanced solutions in agent-based
computing.

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Topics of Interest
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The topics and areas include, but not limited to:

* Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)
- Agent-Based Complex Systems Modeling and Development
- Agent-Based Simulation
- Autonomy-Oriented Modeling and Computation Methods
- Behavioral Self-Organization
- Complex Behavior Characterization and Engineering
- Emergent Behavior
- Hard Computational Problem Solving
- Self-Organized Criticality
- Self-Organized Intelligence
- Swarm Intelligence
- Nature-Inspired Paradigms

* Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents
- Agent-Based Distributed Data Mining
- Agent-Based Knowledge Discovery And Sharing
- Autonomous Information Services
- Distributed Knowledge Systems
- Emergent Natural Law Discovery in Multi-Agent Systems
- Evolution of Knowledge Networks
- Human-Agent Interaction
- Information Filtering Agents
- Knowledge Aggregation
- Knowledge Discovery
- Ontology-Based Information Services

* Agent Systems Modeling and Methodology
- Agent Interaction Protocols
- Cognitive Architectures
- Cognitive Modeling of Agents
- Emotional Modeling
- Fault-Tolerance in Multi-Agent Systems
- Formal Framework for Multi-Agent Systems
- Information Exchanges in Multi-Agent Systems
- Learning and Self-Adaptation in Multi-Agent Systems
- Mobile Agent Languages and Protocols
- Multi-Agent Autonomic Architectures
- Multi-Agent Coordination Techniques
- Multi-Agent Planning and Re-Planning
- Peer-to-Peer Models for Multi-Agent Systems
- Reinforcement Learning
- Social Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems
- Task-Based Agent Context
- Task-Oriented Agents

* Distributed Problem Solving
- Agent-Based Grid Computing
- Agent Networks in Distributed Problem Solving
- Collective Group Behavior
- Coordination and Cooperation
- Distributed Intelligence
- Dynamics of Agent Groups and Populations
- Efficiency and Complexity Issues
- Market-Based Computing
- Problem-Solving in Dynamic Environments
- Distributed Search

* Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation
- Agent-Based Marketplaces
- Auction Markets
- Combinatorial Auctions
- Hybrid Negotiation
- Integrative Negotiation
- Mediating Agents
- Pricing Agents
- Thin Double Auctions

* Applications
- Agent-Based Assistants
- Agent-Based Virtual Enterprise
- Embodied Agents and Agent-Based Systems Applications
- Interface Agents
- Knowledge and Data Intensive Systems
- Perceptive Animated Interfaces
- Scalability
- Social Simulation
- Socially Situated Planning
- Software and Pervasive Agents
- Tools and Standards
- Ubiquitous Systems and E-Technology Agents
- Ubiquitous Software Services
- Virtual Humans
- XML-Based Agent Systems

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On-Line Submissions and Publication
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High-quality papers in all IAT related areas are solicited. Papers
exploring new directions or areas will receive a careful and
supportive review. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the
basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.
Note that IAT'06 will accept ONLY on-line submissions, containing
PDF versions.

Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 8 pages in the
IEEE 2-column format (see the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings
Author Guidelines at http://www.computer.org/portal/pages/ieeecs/publications),
and will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of
technical quality, relevance to data mining, originality,
significance, and clarity. Please use the Submission Form on the IAT'06
website to submit your paper. Accepted papers will be published
in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press,
to be indexed by EI.

A selected number of IAT'06 accepted papers will be expanded and
revised for inclusion in Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An
International Journal (http://wi-consortium.org/journal.html) and in
Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics
(http://www.wi-consortium.org/annual.html)

The best paper awards will be conferred at the conference on the
authors of (1) the best research paper and (2) the best application
paper. Application-oriented submissions will be considered for the
best application paper award.

More detailed instructions and the On-Line Submission Form can be
found from the IAT'06 homepage: http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~wii06/.

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Industry/Demo-Track
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We solicit Industry/Demo-Track papers by the following two methods:

(1) Industry papers of 4 pages can be submitted on the same schedule as
the research track.
(2) Separate 2 page demo proposals can submitted at a later schedule.
(3) Full regular paper submissions can include a demo option.
That is, a full paper submissions will be asked to
specify if they would like to give a demonstration; choice of
demonstrations (while utilizing information from the regular reviewing
process) will be selected based on value as a demonstration.

For options (1) and (2), please find more detailed instructions
at the homepages: http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/iwi06/iat/?index=demo

We are planning to arrange the Demo session in the afternoon of Dec 19
(before and during the conference reception), jointly with the WI'06 and
ICDM'06 Demo sessions.

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Workshops
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As an important part of the conference, the workshop program will
focus on new research challenges and initiatives. All papers accepted
for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published
by the IEEE Computer Society Press, to be indexed by EI, and will be
available at the workshops. Detailed information is available at the
conference homepage.

Note: we will not have a separate workshop registration fee this year
(i.e., only one conference registration covers everything).

I. Accepted as Fullday Workshops

1. International Workshop on Agent and Data Mining Interaction (ADMI)
2. International Workshop on Web Privacy Intelligence
3. International Workshop on Service Composition
4. The 3rd International Workshop on Web-based Support Systems (WSS'06)

II. Accepted as Halfday Workshops

5. International Workshop on Intelligent Agents in Wireless Sensor Networks
(IA-WSN)
6. International Workshop on Adaptation and Personalisation for e-Business
Intelligence
7. International Workshop on Semantics in VO and WS
8. International Workshop on Communication between Human and Artificial Agents
9. International Workshop on Intelligent Web Interaction (IWI-2006)
10. International Workshop on P2P Computing and Autonomous Agents
11. International Workshop on GrC and Brain Informatics (BI) for WI
12. International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems in E-Business: Concepts,
Technologies and Applications (MASeB'06)
13. International Workshop on Research of Agent-based Government Horizon
Business Integration Management Systems
14. International Workshop on Technologies and Applications of
Knowledge Computing on the Web

For more information, please visit the conference website at
http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~wii06/.

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Tutorials
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IAT'06 also welcomes Tutorial proposals. IAT'06 will include
tutorials providing in-depth background on subjects that are of broad
interest to the intelligent agent community. Both short (2 hours) and
long (half day) tutorials will be considered. The tutorials will be
part of the main conference technical program. Detailed information
is available at the conference homepage.

Note: we will not have a separate tutorials registration fee this year
(i.e., only one conference registration covers everything).

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Important Dates
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Workshop proposal submission: April 10, 2006
Electronic submission of full papers: ** July 5, 2006 **
Tutorial proposal submission: July 15, 2006
Notification of paper acceptance: September 4, 2006
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers: September 29, 2006
Workshops: December 18, 2006
Conference: December 19-22, 2006

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Conference Organization
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Conference Chairs:
* Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK
* Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Organizing Chair:
* Yiu-Ming Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

Program Chair:
* Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan

Program Co-chairs:
* Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for AI, Germany
* Katia Sycara, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
* Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University, Japan

Industry/Demo-Track:
* Wray Buntine, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland
* Kazuhiro Kuwabara, ATR, Japan
* Jianchang Mao, Yahoo! Inc., USA

Workshop Co-Chairs:
* Cory J. Butz, University of Regina, Canada
* Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
* Yasufumi Takama, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Tutorial Co-Chairs:
* Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, Canada
* Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics/University of Tokyo, Japan

Publicity Chairs:
* Marcin Szczuka, Warsaw University, Poland
* Guoyin Wang, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
* Hui Xiong, Rutgers University, USA

Sponsorship Chairs:
* Man-chung Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
* Einoshin Suzuki, Yokohama National University, Japan
* Hongjin Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Program Vice Co-chairs:
* Jeffrey Bradshaw, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition/UWF, USA
* Barbara Dunin-Keplicz, Warsaw University, Poland
* Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, University of Paris 6 and CNRS, France
* Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA
* Churn-Jung Liau, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
* Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College, UK
* Eugenio Oliveira, University of Porto, Portugal
* Liz Sonenberg, The University of Melbourne, Australia

*** Contact Information ***

Yiuming Cheung
Hong Kong Baptist University, HK
E-mail: ymc@Comp.HKBU.Edu.HK