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KES-AMSTA 2009 : Digital Economy


Conference Series : Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications
When Jun 3, 2009 - Jun 5, 2009
Where Uppsala, Sweden
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2009
Notification Due Apr 15, 2009
Final Version Due May 1, 2009

Call For Papers

The 3rd International KES Symposium on:
Agents and Multi-Agent Systems – Technologies and Applications

June 3-5, 2009
Uppsala, Sweden

Session Name: Digital Economy

Digital Economy, Business Models, Business Intelligence, Trading Agents, Virtual Organisations, Distributed Systems


This is an Era for a Digital Economy. The Web is rapidly developing towards an environment that is physically distributed; control decentralised and run by self-motivated software systems. This provides a unique and exciting opportunity that could potentially revolutionise entirely the conventional ways of doing business.

In parallel, the Internet has attracted a critical mass of subscriptions, from both businesses and individuals, where the Internet is used for information exchange, facilitating collaboration and cooperation, and carrying out e-Commerce and e-Business activities. Virtual organisations and automated e-commerce operations are a reality today. However, true autonomous trading systems that have full decision-making power rather than limited pre-determined operations are not available yet.

What are the relevant business and technological obstacles in achieving this? What are the make and break factors? What business intelligences are needed in such autonomous business systems? What types of system architecture are suitable for facilitating and encouraging such autonomous business systems? Can supply chain be fully automated? Are trust and security issues an obstacle for such automated systems? What are the existing technologies that one can draw on to overcome these obstacles? Can semantics-based technologies capture and enrich the relevant business knowledge thus enhance the decision making power and capabilities of such autonomous systems? Are (logical) reasoning mechanisms helpful? If so, what are their strengths and weakness? What types of system architectures are suitable, e.g. from a complete peer to peer architecture to a tightly (controlled) controlled systems, for creating ideal electronic environment for a virtual e-commerce market? What are their strengths and weakness?


This special session welcome reports on computational, business and social issues related to the above topics. It will focus on recent research and application results. A list of interested topics for this session, but not limited to, is provided below:

* Vision on novel advances of automated intelligent business agents and e-Commerce
* Technologies on Business Intelligence
* Applications on Business Intelligence
* Vision and discussion papers on Digital Economy
* Literature review and comparisons
* Novel business models and automations in the Digital Economy
* Ontologies and Enterprise Models
* Knowledge Management
* Semantic Web technologies
* Business theories and rules
* Emerging eBusiness standards
* System architecture and implementation issues
* Business process modelling, verification and validation
* Business process modelling and automation
* Interaction, collaboration and negotiation models
* Trading agents
* Trust, security and risk management
* Risk and knowledge management
* Dynamic organisational issues and distributed agents
* Scalability issues in (fully) automated trading environments
* Real-world applications and business scenarios

Instructions for Authors

Submitted papers must follow the format requirements as detailed in the “Instructions to Authors” section, available from the main Conference Web Site.

Please note that the maximum paper length is eight pages. Papers longer than this are subject to a penalty charge, or may be rejected as a main cause, if considered excessively long by the KES organizers. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors, who must register for the conference and pay the fees. Authors are not encouraged to submit multiple papers and will be restricted to one paper per registration.

All papers should be submitted electronically using the software reviewing system, Prose, indicated at the above conference web site.


The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNAI series. Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems, ; or the International Journal of Metaheuristics,

Important Dates

Submission of papers: 15 March 2009
Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2009
Final papers to be received by: 1 May 2009

Session Chairs

Professor Lakhmi C. Jain
University of South Australia,
Adelaide City,
The Mawson Lakes, SA 5095, Australia

Dr. Yun-Heh (Jessica) Chen-Burger
AIAI, CISA, School of Informatics
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK

Call for Papers:

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