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DM: 2nd CFP: Workshop on Agents in E-Commerce

From: IAT99 Conference
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 06:54:29 -0400 (EDT)

    First Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology 
                      Hong Kong,  December 14-17, 1999

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             |        WORKSHOP on  AGENTS IN E-COMMERCE        |
             |                                                 |
             |          Hong Kong,  December 14, 1999          |
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             |                                                 |
             |                  Organized by                   |
             |         IBM T.J. Watson Research Center         |
             |          Hong Kong Baptist University           |
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                 S E C O N D   C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

* Introduction *

The pervasive connectivity of the Internet and the powerful 
architecture of WWW are changing many market conventions and 
creating a tremendous opportunity for conducting business on 
Internet. Intelligent agents will play a crucial role in
electronic commerce where dynamic and heterogeneous interactions 
between tens of thousands of organizations and tens of millions of 
individuals are involved.

So far, we have already witnessed the involvement of e-commerce 
agents in traditional business settings. For example, shopping 
agents are now available at Excite and Yahoo.
Furthermore, the involvements of agents in e-commerce are re-shaping
the ways business is conducted in areas such as pricing, negotiation, 
auction, and brokerages, to name a few. The automation brought by 
e-commerce agents dramatically reduces certain types of frictional 
costs and time incurred in trading.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners
to identify and explore the issues, opportunities, and solutions
for e-commerce agents. It will provide a forum for free exchange of 
ideas and will be featured by invited talks and refereed paper 

Authors are invited to submit regular papers, reports on work in 
progress, and position papers. Topics for submission include but are not 
limited to:

     - Architectures, Environments and Languages for e-commerce agents
     - Legal aspects of agents in e-commerce
     - Action planning for e-commerce agents
     - Adaptation and learning for e-commerce agents
     - Human and agent interaction in e-commerce
     - Interface agents in e-commerce
     - The dynamic and global behavior of e-commerce agents
     - Mobile e-commerce agents
     - Performance measurement of e-commerce agents
     - Rational information agents and electronic commerce
     - Virtual agent-based marketplaces
     - E-commerce agents in uncertain environment
     - The personalization and privacy issues for E-commerce agents
     - Real-time scheduling protocols for e-commerce agents
     - Web data mining for e-commerce agents
     - Integration of e-commerce agents with legacy systems
     - Auction and negotiation for e-commerce agents
     - Automated shopping and trading agents
     - Agent-oriented middleware services
     - Computational markets for e-commerce agent services
     - Cryptographic techniques for e-commerce agents
     - Languages for describing goods, services, and contracts for 
       e-commerce agents
     - Payment and exchange protocols
     - Visualization of e-commerce agent activities
     - Social implications for agent oriented e-commerce
     - Credit authentication, access control for e-commerce agents
     - Conceptual modeling and design of Ontologies for e-commerce 
     - Agent-based brokering and trade-mediating services
     - Virtual trading institutions
     - Role of trust

*  Invited Talks   *

       Anthony Hall,  NORTEL NETWORKS
       Wlodek Zadrozny,  IBM TJ Watson Research Center

*   Organizers   *

   Chair:             Yiming Ye, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA

   Program Committee:
                      Takeshi Furuhashi, Nagoya University, Japan
                      Avigdor Gal, Rutgers University, USA
                      Pinar Keskinocak, Georgia Institute of 
Technology, USA
                      Alexandros Moukas, MIT Media Lab, USA
                      John Muller, IBM Santa Teresa Laboratory, USA
                      Sun Park, Rutgers University, USA
                      Michael Rothkopf, Rutgers University, USA
                      Eric Yu, University  of Toronto, Canada

* Paper Submission  *

Four (4) hardcopies of the completed paper should be submitted
by October 5, 1999 to:

          Dr. Yiming Ye
          IBM TJ Watson Research Center
          P.O. Box 704
          Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


Each submitted paper must include a title, an abstract,
the name, mailing address, and email address of the
author(s), and the main body. The length of submitted paper should
NOT exceed ten (10) single-spaced, single-column pages including
all figures, tables, and bibliography.

All manuscripts are expected to be formatted using the World
Scientific's style files for proceedings. The style files can be 
found at:
-- use the style files appropriate to a trim size of 8.5"x6".

Submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical soundness,
relevance, originality, significance, and clarity.


All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. 
Best papers from workshop (around 10 to 15 papers) will be
extended/revised  and published as a special issue on "Agents in 
by Electronic Commerce Research Journal, Baltzer Science Publishers.

*  Important Dates  *

    4 copies of full papers due by:                   October 5, 1999
    Notification of paper acceptance:                 November 1, 1999
    Camera ready version of accepted papers due by:   November 15, 
    Workshop:                                         December 14, 

*   Contact   *

Contact Dr. Yiming Ye at for suggestions and 

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