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IAT 2008 : IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2008


Conference Series : International Agent Technology
When Dec 9, 2008 - Dec 12, 2008
Where Sydney, Australia
Submission Deadline Jul 10, 2008
Notification Due Sep 3, 2008
Categories    artificial intelligence   agents

Call For Papers

IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2008

2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-08)

December 9-12, 2008, Sydney, Australia

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

IAT 2008 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 2008 will foster the development of novel
paradigms and advanced solutions in agent-based computing.

IAT 2008 will be jointly held with the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International
Conference on Web Intelligence (WI-08). The two conferences will have
a joint opening, keynote, reception, and banquet. Attendees only need
to register for one conference and can attend workshops, sessions,
tutorials, panels, exhibits and demonstrations across the two
conferences. We are also planning a joint panel, joint paper sessions,
and doctor symposium that discuss common problems in the two areas.

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions in all IAT related areas. Papers exploring new
directions or areas will receive a careful and supportive review.
Areas of interest include, but are 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
- Nature-Inspired Paradigms
- Self-Organized Criticality
- Self-Organized Intelligence
- Swarm Intelligence

* 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
- Distributed Search
- Dynamics of Agent Groups and Populations
- Efficiency and Complexity Issues
- Market-Based Computing
- Problem-Solving in Dynamic Environments

* 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

On-Line Submissions and Publication

High-quality papers in all IAT related areas are solicited.
Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 7 pages in the
IEEE 2-column format, the same as the camera-ready format (see the
Author Guidelines of last year at
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on
the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

Note that IAT'08 will accept ONLY on-line submissions, containing
PDF versions. Please use the Submission Form on the IAT'08
website to submit your paper. Accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press that are
indexed by EI.

Submissions accepted as regular papers will be allocated 7 pages in the
proceedings and accorded oral presentation times in the main conference.
Submissions accepted as short papers will be allocated 4
pages in the proceedings and will have a shorter presentation time at
the conference than regular papers.

All co-authors will be notified at all time, for the submission,
notification, and confirmation on the attendance. Submitting a paper
to the conference and workshops means that, if the paper is accepted,
at least one author should attend the conference to present the
paper. The acceptance list and no-show list will be openly published
on-line. For no-show authors, their affiliations will receive a

A selected number of IAT'08 accepted papers will be expanded and
revised for inclusion in Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An
International Journal ( and in
Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics

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'08 homepage:


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 that are indexed by EI, and will be
available at the workshops. Detailed information is available at the
conference homepage.

The Program Committees of the IAT-08 and WI-08 invite proposals for
Workshops. The workshop organizers will be responsible for
advertising the workshop, forming the program committees, reviewing
and selecting the papers, and guaranteeing a high quality worthy of
the prestige and range of the Conference.

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


IAT'08 also welcomes Tutorial proposals. IAT'08 will include tutorials
providing in-depth background on subjects that are of broad interest
to the Web intelligence 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
(i.e., only one conference registration covers everything).


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

Important Dates

* Workshop proposal submission: April 10, 2008
* Electronic paper submission (7 pages): July 10, 2008
* Tutorial proposal submission: July 10, 2008
* Workshop paper submission: July 30, 2008
* Author notification: September 3, 2008
* Conference dates: December 9-12, 2008

Conference Organization

Conference General Chairs:
* Chengqi Zhang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
* Nick Cercone, York University, Canada

Program Chair:
* Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia

IAT Program Co-Chairs:
* Maria Gini, University of Minnesoda, USA
* Boi B. Faltings, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Swiss
* Takao Terano, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

WI Program Co-Chairs:
* Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, USA
* Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for AI, Germany
* Jie Lu, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Organizing Chair:
* Longbing Cao, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Workshop Co-Chairs:
* Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano, Italy

Tutorial Chair:
* Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of science and Technology, Norway

Industry/Demo-Track Chair:
* Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Publicity Co-Chairs:
* Ioannis E. Anagnostopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece
* Jia Hu, International WIC Institute/BJUT, China
* Richi Nayak, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

* Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA

WIC Co-Chairs/Directors:
* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
* Jiming Liu, University of Windsor, Canada

WIC Advisory Board:
* Edward A. Feigenbaum, Stanford University, USA
* Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan
* Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
* Philip Yu, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
* L.A. Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley, USA

WIC Tech. Committee & WI/IAT Steering Committee:
* Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
* Nick Cercone, York University, Canada
* Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
* Georg Gottlob, Oxford University, UK
* Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
* Jianchang Mao, Yahoo! Inc., USA
* Pierre Morizet-Mahoudeaux, Compiegne University of Technology, France
* Hiroshi Motoda, Osaka University, Japan
* Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan
* Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
* Jinglong Wu, Kagawa University, Japan
* Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
* Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada

*** Contact Information ***

IAT 2008 Program Chairs

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