2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology

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Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
contact email: 
iiat10@yorku.ca

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IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS
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2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-10)

August 31 - September 3, 2010, York University, Toronto, Canada

http://www.yorku.ca/wiiat10

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

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# Papers Due: *** March 26, 2010 ***
# Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
# by the IEEE Computer Society Press.
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IAT 2010 will provide a leading international forum to bring together
researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, such as computer
science, information technology, business, education, 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 2010
will foster the development of novel paradigms and advanced solutions
in agent-based computing.

IAT 2010 will be jointly held with the 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International
Conference on Web Intelligence (WI-10). 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 a doctoral mentoring program to discuss
common problems in the two areas.

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Topics of Interest
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We invite submissions in all IAT related areas. Areas of interest include,
but are not limited to:

* Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)

- Autonomy-Oriented Modeling and Computing Methods
- Complex Behavior Characterization
- Complex Systems Modeling and Simulation
- Emergent Behavior
- Hard Computational Problem Solving
- Large-Scale Systems Applications (e.g., Social, Policy, Sustainability,
Brain Informatics (BI), and Web Intelligence (WI) Applications)
- Nature-Inspired Computing
- Regularities and Models of AOC
- Self-Organization in Multi-Agent Systems
- Self-Organized Complex Networks
- Swarm or Collective Intelligence
- Unconventional, Self-Organized Computing Paradigms

* Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents

- Agent-Based Knowledge Discovery and Sharing
- Autonomous Information Services
- Distributed Data Mining
- Distributed Knowledge Systems
- Evolution of Topics, Trends, Knowledge Networks and Communities
- Human-Agent Interaction
- Information Filtering Agents
- Knowledge Aggregation
- Ontology-Based Services
- Recommender Systems

* 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
- Neuroeconomics
- Peer-to-Peer Models for Multi-Agent Systems
- Social Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems
- Task-Based Agent Context
- Task-Oriented Agents

* Distributed Problem Solving

- Agent-Based Cloud 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

* Applications

- Agent-Based Assistants
- Agent-Based Virtual Enterprise
- Embodied Agents and Agent-Based Systems Applications
- Games
- Interface Agents
- Knowledge and Data Intensive Systems
- Perceptive Animated Interfaces
- Scalability
- Social Simulation (e.g., Social Behavior, Social Inference, Social
Networks, and Social Norms)
- Socially Situated Planning
- Software and Pervasive Agents
- Tools and Standards
- Ubiquitous Systems and e-Technology Agents
- Virtual Humans
- XML-Based Agent Systems

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On-Line Submissions and Publication
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High-quality papers in all WI related areas are solicited.
Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 8 pages in
the IEEE 2-column format.
The same format will be used for final camera-ready papers
(see the Author Guidelines at
http://www.ieeeconfpublishing.org/cpir/AuthorKit.asp?Community=CPS&Facil...).
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee
on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

Note that IAT'10 will accept ONLY on-line submissions in
PDF format. Please use the Submission Form on the WI'10
website to submit your paper. Accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press that is
indexed by EI.

Submissions accepted as regular papers will be allocated 8 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
notification.

Papers receiving outstanding review scores from IAT'10 will be
invited for possible inclusion, in an expanded/revised form,
in Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal
(http://wi-consortium.org/journal.html). Those that are recommended by
reviewer(s) to the Journal will also be considered.

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 will be
found on the IAT'10 homepage:
http://www.yorku.ca/wiiat10/contributors.php

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Workshops
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An important part of the conference is the workshop program which 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.

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

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Tutorials
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IAT'10 also welcomes Tutorial proposals. IAT'10 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).

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Industry/Demo-Track
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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), more detailed instructions will be found at
the homepage: http://www.yorku.ca/wiiat10/participants.php

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Important Dates
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* Workshop proposal submission: January 20, 2010
* Electronic paper submission (8 pages): March 26, 2010
* Tutorial proposal submission: March 26, 2010
* Workshop paper submission: April 16, 2010
* Author notification: May 28, 2010
* Conference dates: August 31-September 3, 2010

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Conference Organization
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Conference General Chair:
* Nick Cercone, York University, Toronto, Canada

Program Chair:
* Jimmy Huang, York University, Toronto, Canada

IAT Program Co-Chairs:
* Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University, Japan
* Ali A. Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Canada
* Mohand-Said Hacid, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France

WI Program Co-Chairs:
* Vijay Raghavan, University of Louisiana, USA
* Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
* Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland

Organizing Co-Chairs:
* Aijun An, York University, Toronto, Canada
* Thomas Lynam, York University, Toronto, Canada
* Marshall Walker, York University, Toronto, Canada

Workshop Co-Chairs:
* Orland Hoeber, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
* Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Industry-Demo Co-Chairs:
* Dominik Slezak, Infobright Inc., Canada
* Tony Abou-Assaleh, GenieKnows.com, Canada

Tutorial Co-Chairs:
* Sourav Saha Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
* Mounia Lalmas, University of Glasgow, UK

Publicity Co-Chairs:
* Vlado Keselj, Dalhousie University, Canada
* Markus Kirchberg, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
* Jianhan Zhu, University College London, UK

IEEE-CS-TCII Chair:
* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

ACM-SIGART Chair
* Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA

WIC Co-Chairs/Directors:
* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
* Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

WIC Advisory Board:
* Edward A. Feigenbaum, Stanford University, USA
* Setsuo Ohsuga, University of Tokyo, 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, Okayama University, Japan
* Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
* Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada

*** Contact Information ***

Jimmy Huang (Conference General Program Chair)
Email: wiiat10@yorku.ca

The WIC Office
Email: wi10@wi-consortium.org

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