AIM

EurAsian Workshop on Agents for Information Management

(EURASIA-ICT 2002)

October 30, 2002

Shiraz, Iran

   


Workshop Description and Call For Papers
Topics
Important Dates
Formatting Guidelines and Submission Procedure
Organizing Committee
Program Committee
Accepted Papers and Technical Program

    Workshop Description and Call For Papers

Without doubt agent technology and agent software design has been one of the biggest innovations in ICT over the last few years. Agent concepts, which originated in artificial intelligence but which have further developed and evolved in many areas of computing, hold great promise for responding to the new realities of ICT. The agent based software applications ranges from digital libraries,  through cooperative engineering to electronic commerce and dynamic services for network and telecommunication services. All these applications have one thing in common: the software is designed to act in a more autonomous fashion and reacts more intelligent to unexpected events in the environment. While there are many conceptions of agents, most have embodied higher levels of representation and reasoning involving knowledge/belief, perception, goal, intention, and commitment in order to model the concepts of autonomy and intelligence. The technical embodiment of these concepts can lead to advanced functionalities, e.g. in inference-based query answering, in transaction monitoring, in efficient use of network resources and in reducing information overload and managing the network traffic. The rich representational capabilities allow more faithful and effective treatments of complex organizational processes.

This workshop aims to bring researchers, software and application developers to discuss the use of software agents for the management of information in a broad sense. The information might be located in a database within an (virtual) organization or somewhere on the WWW. Because we consider completely autonomous and distributed information we also will discuss issues of searching and fuzzy matching of informatio and integrating ontologies. Both theoretical as well as practical aspects of the use of software agents for information management are of interest.    

Topics

Specific topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to:    

Important Dates

July 1, 2002 Submission Due
July 19, 2002 Notification of Acceptance
August 10, 2002 Camera-ready Due
   

Submission Procedure and Formatting Guidelines

Potential participants are invited to submit either an overview paper on their ongoing research, a position paper, or a paper on applications or implemented system. Papers should be no longer than 5 pages. The style files can be found here. The proceedings of the AIM workshop will be published by the Austrian Computer Society. Please submit the paper electronically in postscript or pdf, to Mehdi Dastani at: mehdi@cs.uu.nl    

Organizing Committee

   

Program Committee

Andreas Abecker (Germany)
Stephane Bressan (Singapore)
Jan Broersen (Netherlands)
Andrew Davidsson (Thailand)
Lutger van Elst (Germany)
Zhisheng Huang (Netherlands)
Bipin Indurkhya (Japan)
David Kinny (Australia)
Carles Sierra (Spain)    

Accepted Papers and Technical Program

   

For general information about the Workshop venue, hotels, and travel information please see the (EURASIA-ICT 2002)



Last modification: August 30th, 2002 by Mehdi Dastani