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Workshop on "Collaboration Agents: Autonomous Agents for Collaborative Environments"





CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on "Collaboration Agents: Autonomous Agents for Collaborative
Environments"

October 13, 2003, Halifax, Canada
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http://www.cs.unb.ca/~ghorbani/ca/index.html

In conjunction with 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on
Web Intelligence / Intelligent Agent Technology

http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/WI03
http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/IAT03

Autonomous agents have long been recognised as particularly promising
tools for mundane tasks such as information seeking and distribution. Many
researchers have recognised the power of multiple agents collaborating to
achieve these and other tasks. However, in only a few cases, have agents
been utilised to bring people together (or at least schedule them), and
recent developments are producing architectures of agents that can go
further, facilitating interactions as humans might. We believe that it is
in the bringing together of people that agents can finally realise their
potential.

This workshop is intended to bring to the fore the state of the art of
research and development of agents that bring people together, through,
for example, scheduling, monitoring, or facilitating meetings, distributing
information and building societies, and maintaining links between people
whenever they can. The workshop will not focus on, for example, the
development of interface of search agents - forums exist to bring this
research to the fore. Our interest is in the building of a community of
researchers in the area to allow the growth of a highly exciting field,
one in which agents help people come together.

Topics:
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Topics of interest include, but are not necessarily limited to:

Collaborative and competitive behaviour of multiple agents
Privacy and security in collaboration agents
Conflicts, conflict resolution and negotiation
Developed, developing, or planned architectures
Technical and philosophical issues in the design of collaboration agents

Important Dates:
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September 1, 2003       Deadline for submission of papers
September 11, 2003      Notification of acceptance
September 26, 2003      Final copy due
October   13, 2003      Workshop

Participation and Submissions:
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Participation in this workshop is by invitation only and invitees must be
registered for the WI/IAI 2003 conferences. Also attendance is limited.
Therefore, in case that a selection becomes necessary, we ask researchers
that just want to attend the workshop without contributing a paper to send
a short email to ghorbani@unb.ca expressing their particular interest in
the workshop.

Submitted papers should be formatted in the style of IEEE-Computer Society
Format:  http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm The page limit for
the final version is 12 pages.  We only accept electronic submissions.
Please send your manuscripts (PDF format only) to the program chairs:

Program Chairs:
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Dr. Ali Ghorbani,
Professor
Faculty of Computer Science,
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB, Canada
Email: ghorbani@unb.ca

Dr. Stephen Marsh
National Research Council
Ottawa, Canada
Email: steve.marsh@nrc.gc.ca

Program Committee: (tentative)
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David  Ash (USA)
Virendra Bhavsar (Canada)
Harold Boley  (Canada)
Brian Corrie (Canada)
Ralph Deters (Canada)
Andrew Patrick (Canada)
Mihaela Ulieru (Canada)
Julita Vassileva (Canada)

After workshop activities:
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Besides online and conventional proceedings a special issue of a journal
will be prepared for the resubmitted papers from this workshop.