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ABC:MI 2014 : 10th Workshop on Agent Based Computing: from Model to Implementation (ABC:MI 2014)


When Sep 7, 2014 - Sep 10, 2014
Where Warsaw, Poland
Submission Deadline Apr 11, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 17, 2014
Categories    agent systems   agent based   agent mobility   agent architectures

Call For Papers

10th Workshop on Agent Based Computing: from Model to Implementation (ABC:MI)
Warszawa, Poland, September 7-10, 2014
In technical cooperation with IEEE Computer Society

The field of agent technology is rapidly maturing. One of key factors that influence this process is the gathered body of knowledge that allows in-depth reflection on the very nature of designing and implementing agent systems. As a result, we know better how to design and implement them. We also understand the most important issues to be addressed in the process. Therefore, on the top-most level we see progress in development of methodologies for design of agent-based systems. Furthermore, these methodologies are usually supported by tools that allow not only top level conceptualization but guide the process towards implementation (e.g. by generating at least some code). Next, we can see that new languages for agent based systems are created, e.g. AML or API Calculus. Separately, tools/platforms/environments that can be used for design and implementation of agent systems have been through a number of releases, eliminating problems and adding new, important features. Resulting products are becoming truly robust and flexible. Furthermore, open source products (e.g. JADE) are surrounded by user communities, which often generate powerful add-on components, further increasing value of existing solutions.


During the Workshop we are primarily interested in all aspects of the process that leads from the model of the problem domain to the actual agent-based solution. These aspects will cover both principled approaches and established practices of software engineering aimed at producing high quality software. In this context, research into the application of agent-based solutions to key challenges faced by software engineering (e.g. reduction of costs and delivery times, coping with a larger diversity of problems) will be of primary importance. ABC:MI Workshop welcomes submissions of original papers concerning all aspects of software agent engineering.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Methodologies for design of agent systems
Multi-agent systems product lines
Modeling agent systems
Agent architectures
Agent-based simulations
Simulating and verifying agent systems
Agent benchmarking and performance measurement
Agent communication, coordination and cooperation
Agent languages
Agent learning and planning
Agent mobility
Agent modeling, calculi, and logic
Agent security
Agents and Service Oriented Computing
Agents in the Semantic Web
Applications and Experiences
Paper Submission and Publication

Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file).

The total length of a paper should be 8-10 pages (IEEE style). IEEE style templates are available here.
Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEE Xplore® database and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, Inspec, DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be invited to the Special Issue of
Scalable Computing; Practice and Experience
other journal(s) to be announced later.
Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events


Call for event proposals: October 18 2013
Paper submission: April 11 2014
Position paper submission: May 12 2014
Acceptance decision: May 19 2014
Final version of paper submission: June 17 2014
Final deadline for discounted fee: July 31 2014
Conference dates: September 7-10, 2014


Marcin Paprzycki Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Shahram Rahimi Southern Illinois University, USA
Maria Ganzha University of Gdańsk and Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Costin Badica University of Craiova, Romania
Soroosh Sohangir Southern Illinois University, USA


Ambroszkiewicz Stanislaw Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Balke Tina University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Botia Juan Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Budimac Zoran University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Byrski Aleksander AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Cabri Giacomo University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Cetnarowicz Krzysztof AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Fernandez Alberto Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Florea Adina University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Gams Matjaz Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Gorodetsky Vladimir St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia
Jamroga Wojtek University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Jezic Gordan University of Zagreb, Croatia
Kaleta Mariusz University of Otago, New Zealand
Khorasani Elham University of Illinois at Springfield, USA
Koukam Abder IRTES-SeT Université de Technologie de Belfort Montbéliard
Kowalczyk Ryszard Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Kusek Mario Fakultet Elektrotehnike Racunarstva, Croatia
Leszczyna Rafal Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Letia Ioan Alfred Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Morge Maxime Université Lille 1, France
Niazi Muaz Bahria University, Pakistan
Nowostawski Mariusz University of Otago, New Zealand
Oliveira Eugenio University of Porto, Portugal
Oren Nir University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Paik Incheon The University of Aizu, Japan
Paprzycki Marcin Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Rykowski Jarogniew Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Sakellariou Ilias University of Macedonia, Greece
Schaefer Robert AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Thimm Matthias University of Koblenz, Germany
Trcek Denis University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Troquard Nicolas ISTC-CNR
Vouros George University of Piraeus, Greece
Wahjudi Paulus Marshall Unviersity, USA
Yazdani Samaneh
Ouedraogo Moussa

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