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DM: CIA-99: Call for Participation

From: Matthias Klusch
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 08:45:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: DFKI GmbH, Germany

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           Third International Workshop CIA-99 on


                July 31 - August 2, 1999
                    Uppsala, Sweden

The workshop is co-sponsored by

ESPRIT Network of Excellence for Agent-Based Computing
Daimler-Chrysler AG, R&T Berlin, Germany
Deutsche Telekom Berkom GmbH, Germany
Active Online Systems, London, UK
George Mason University, USA
Uppsala University, Sweden


Walt Truszkowski   (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)
Toru Ishida        (Kyoto University, Japan)
Pat Langley        (Daimler-Chrysler AG, R&T, USA)
Amit Sheth         (Georgia University, USA)
Mike P. Papazoglou (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Michael Wellman    (University of Michigan, USA)
Michael C. Lewis   (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Alexander Brodsky  (George Mason University, USA)
Erol Gelenbe       (Duke University, USA)


Please register for the CIA-99 workshop using the form available at

The regular registration fee amounts to 170 USD (160 EUR, 1400 SEK).

We offer a reduced fee of 145 USD for members of the
ESPRIT Network of Excellence for Agent-Based Computing AgentLink


The proceedings of the workshop will be published in July 1999.

  M. Klusch, O. Shehory, and G. Weiss (Eds.),
  Cooperative Information Agents III
  Proceedings 3rd International Workshop CIA-99
  Springer Publisher, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Vol. 


SATURDAY, july 31, 1999

8:45 - 9:00  Welcome and Opening of the Workshop

Session 1:
Information Discovery and Management on the Internet

9:00 - 9:45
Invited Talk:
Agent Technology from a NASA Perspective
Walt Truszkowski (USA)

9:45 - 10:30
Invited Talk:
Autonomous Search for Information in an Unknown Environment
Erol Gelenbe (USA)

*** Coffee Break ***

11:00 - 11:45
Invited Talk:
Agent-Based Optimal Constraint Management in Distributed Information
Alexander Brodsky and Samuel Varas (USA)

***** LUNCH BREAK *****

%%%%%%%%%% Parallel Sessions 2 & 3 %%%%%%%%%%

Session 2:
Information Agents on the Internet -
Prototypes, Systems and Applications (1)

14:00 - 14:30
A Multi-Agent Architecture for an Intelligent Website in Insurance
Catholijn M. Jonker, Remco A. Lam, and Jan Treur (Netherlands)

14:30 - 15:00
Formation of Cooperative Behavior among Information Agents in
Web Repository Change Monitoring Service
Santi Saeyor and Mitsuru Ishizuka (Japan)

15:00 - 15:30  Open Discussion

Session 3:
Information Agents on the Internet -
Prototypes, Systems and Applications (2)

14:00 - 14:30
GETESS - Searching the Web Exploiting German Texts
Steffen Staab, Christian Braun, Ilvio Bruder, et al. (Germany)

14:30 - 15:00
An Agent-Based System for Intelligent Collaborative Filtering
Colm O'Riordan and Humphrey Sorensen (Ireland)

15:00 - 15:30  Open Discussion

*** Coffee Break ***

Session 4:
Communication and Collaboration

16:00 - 16:30
Inter-Agent Communication in Cooperative Information Agent-Based 
Hassan Gomaa (USA)

16:30 - 17:00
Intention Reconciliation in the Context of Teamwork:
An Initial Empirical Investigation
David G. Sullivan, Alyssa Glass, Barbara J. Grosz, and Sarit Kraus 

17:00 - 17:30
A Similarity Evaluation Technique for Cooperative Problem Solving
with a Group of Agents
Seppo Puuronen and Vagan Terziyan (Finland)

17:30 - 18:00
A Computational Model for a Cooperating Agent System
Misbah Deen (UK)

SUNDAY, august 1, 1999

Session 5:
Mobile Information Agents

8:30 - 9:00
Mobile Agents Behaviours: From Declarative Specifications to 
C. Hanachi, N. Hameurlain, and C. Sibertin-Blanc (France)

9:00 - 9:30
Maintaining Specialized Search Engines through Mobile Filter Agents
W. Theilmann and K. Rothermel (Germany)

9:30 - 10:00
Execution Monitoring in Adaptive Mobile Agents
W. Vieira and L.M. Camarinha-Matos (Portugal)

10:00 - 10:30
Mobile-Agent Mediated Place Oriented Communication
Yasuhiko Kitamura, Yasuhiro Mawarimichi, and Shoji Tatsumi (Japan)

*** Coffee Break ***

Session 6:
Rational Information Agents for Electronic Business

11:00 - 11:45
Invited Talk:
Agents and Automated Commerce on the Internet
Michael Wellman (USA)

11:45 - 12:30
Invited Talk:
The Role of Agent Technology in Business to Business Electronic 
Mike P. Papazoglou (Netherlands)

***** Lunch Break *****

14:00 - 14:30
An Agency-Based Framework for Electronic Business
Larry Kerschberg and Sonali Banerjee (USA)

14:30 - 15:00
Secure Agent-Mediated Auctionlike Negotiation Protocol
for Internet Retail Commerce
X.F. Wang, X. Yi, K.Y. Lam, C.Q. Zhang, and E. Okamoto (Singapore, 

*** Coffee Break ***

Session 7:
Service Mediation and Negotiation

15:30 - 16:15
Invited Talk:
Information Brokering in Digital Media
Amit Sheth (USA)

16:15 - 16:30  * Break *

16:30 - 17:00
Arbitration and Matchmaking for Agents with Conflicting Interests
Thomas Tesch and Peter Fankhauser (Germany)

17:00 - 17:30
Enabling Integrative Negotiations by Adaptive Software Agents
Wolfgang Benn, Otmar Goerlitz, and Ralf Neubert (Germany)

17:30 - 18:00  Open Discussion

MONDAY, august 2, 1999

Session 8:
Adaptive, Personal Assistance

9:00 - 9:45
Invited Talk:
An Adaptive Conversational Interface for Destination Advice
Pat Langley (USA)

9:45 - 10:30
Invited Talk:
Anticipation, Delegation, and Demonstration: Why Talking to Agents is 
Michael C. Lewis (USA)

*** Coffee Break ***

11:00 - 11:30
A Cooperative Comprehension-Assistant for Intranet-Based
Information Environments
Ludger van Elst

11:30 - 12:15
Invited Talk:
Digital City Kyoto: Towards A Social Information Infrastructure
Toru Ishida (Japan)

12:15 - 12:30
Closing of the Workshop

from 13:00
Direct Shuttle to Stockholm Conference Center

Opening of IJCAI-99 Conference at Stockholm Conference Center


General Chair

  Matthias Klusch (DFKI German AI Research Center Ltd., Germany)


  Onn Shehory (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  Gerhard Weiss (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  Larry Kerschberg (George Mason University, USA)

Program Committee

  Sonia Bergamaschi   (University of Modena, Italy)
  Wolfgang Benn   (Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany)
  Hans-Dieter Burkhard   (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
  Brahim Chaib-draa   (Laval University, Canada)
  Yves Demazeau   (Leibniz/IMAG/CNRS, France)
  Frank Dignum   (University of Eindhoven, Netherlands)
  Innes Ferguson   (Active Online Systems London, UK)
  Klaus Fischer   (DFKI German Research Center for AI, Germany)
  Christian Freksa   (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  Erol Gelenbe   (Duke University, USA)
  Carl Hewitt   (MIT AI Lab, USA)
  Mike Huhns   (University of South Carolina)

  Toru Ishida   (University of Kyoto, Japan)
  Leonid A. Kalinichenko   (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
  Bart Kosko   (University of Southern California, USA)
  Sarit Kraus   (University of Maryland, USA)
  H.-J. Mueller   (Deutsche Telekom AG, R&D-Center Darmstadt)
  Joerg P. Mueller   (Siemens AG, Germany)
  San Murugesan   (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
  Pablo Noriega   (National AI Research Lab, Spain)
  Moira C. Norrie   (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  Aris Ouksel   (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
  Mike P. Papazoglou   (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
  Amit Sheth   (University of Georgia, USA)
  Carles Sierra   (CSIC AI Research Lab, Catalonia, Spain)
  Elizabeth Sonenberg   (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  Kurt Sundermeyer   (Daimler-Benz R&T Berlin, Germany)
  Katia Sycara   (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  Peter Thomas   (UWE Bristol, UK)
  Robert Tolksdorf   (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
  Jan Treur   (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  Christian Tschudin   (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
  Mike Wooldridge   (QMW College London, UK)

For more information please visit the CIA-99 Web page

or contact

  Dr. Matthias Klusch
  Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
  Phone: +49-681-302-5297
  Fax:   +49-681-302-2235

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