[ecoop-info] CFP: 12th International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

Joerg Mueller joerg.mueller at tu-clausthal.de
Sat Jan 8 08:24:53 CET 2011


                        Call For Papers AOSE 2011
                       12th International Workshop on
                     Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

               Held with AAMAS 2011, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2/3, 2011


Since the early 1990s, multi-agent system researchers have developed
a large body of knowledge on the foundations and engineering principles
for designing and developing agent-based systems. The 11 past editions
of the agent-oriented software engineering workshop (AOSE) had a key
role in this endeavor. For 2011, the workshop organizers and the steering
committee plan to organize a special edition of AOSE. In particular,
we aim to wrap up the previous editions of the workshop with a discussion
of the the state of the art in the key areas of AOSE and based on that
outline the future of the field. This way, we aim to find a way out of
the increasing fragmentation and fuzziness on software engineering in AOSE.

The workshop program will be based on invited papers complemented with
accepted papers from the call for papers. Invited papers will be presented
by renowned researches and engineers in different areas of the field,
including agent-oriented methodologies, coordination infrastructures for
multi-agent systems, programming agents and multi-agent systems,
engineering multi-agent organizations, engineering self-organizing systems,
agents and services. Regular papers can focus on any aspect of
agent-oriented software engineering. However, we encourage authors to pay
particular attention on challenges for future research and the position
of their work in the broader field of agent oriented software engineering
and software engineering in general.

The workshop organizers plan to edit a special issue in a high-quality
journal with the invited papers and selected regular papers. Additionally,
we plan to publish accepted papers in a volume of the Lecture Notes for
Computer Science series.


The general goal of this year's workshop is to to bring together leading
research and engineers in AOSE to consolidate the state of the art in the
field and discuss the future of the field. To that end, we will combine a
series of invited papers with a call for regular papers.

Topics of invited papers include:

     * Agent-oriented methodologies
     * Coordination infrastructures for multi-agent systems
     * Programming agents and multi-agent systems
     * Engineering multi-agent organizations
     * Engineering self-organizing systems
     * Agents and services

Invited papers will be written and presented by renowned researches and
engineers in the field. The idea is not to have papers focusing on the
authors their specific work, but to have papers with a vision that are
based on the key work in each area, and an outline of the challenges for
future research.

Topics of regular papers include but are not restricted to:

     * Goal-oriented design
     * Reusable design knowledge: patterns and reference architectures
     * Qualities and tradeoffs of agent-based architectures
     * Modeling and simulation in AOSE
     * Agents and model-driven approaches
     * Verification of agent-based software
     * Middleware integration of agent-based software
     * Integration of agents with legacy systems
     * Testing of agent-based software
     * Validation of agent technology in practice
     * CASE tools to support agent-oriented software development in practice
     * Implications of introducing agent-based solutions on the
       development organization
     * Standardization efforts for multi-agent systems
     * Agent-based methods and solutions for managing complexity
     * Alignment of agents with service-oriented software development
     * Agents for self-adaptive systems

Authors of regular papers can focus on theoretical, experimental,
methodological, and practical aspects. In line with the general goal of
the workshop, we encourage authors to position their work in the broader
field of agent-oriented software engineering and software engineering in
general, and outline the challenges for future research.


AOSE welcomes the submission of theoretical, experimental, methodological
as well as application papers which focus on the topics outlined above.
Submitted papers will will be evaluated by three members of the PC. Papers
that present a valuable idea that needs further development can be accepted
as a short paper.


Papers should be between 8 and 12 pages, including the text, figures,
and references. The submissions must be formatted according to the Springer
Verlag LNCS style. PDF format is required.
Papers can be submitted via EasyChair 'AOSE 2011',
The good receipt of your submission will be confirmed by email.


The plan is to publish the invited and a selection of regular workshop 
in a special issue of a high-quality journal of the multi-agent system 
Acceped workshop papers are planned to be published in a Lecture Notes in
Computer Science volume.


Paper submission deadline: 5th February 2011
Paper notifications: 27th February 2011
Camera ready paper: 13th March 2011
Workshop: 2nd May 2011


Organizing Committee
* Danny Weyns, DistriNet Labs, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Jörg Müller, Technische Universität Clausthal, Institut für 
Informatik, Germany

Preliminary Program Committee
* Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
* Marie-Pierre Gleizes, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France
* Haralambos Mouratidis, University of East London, UK
* Philippe Mathieu, University of Lille, France
* Scott Deloach, Kansas State University, USA
* Michael Winikoff, University of Otago, New Zealand
* Ruben Fuentes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
* Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
* Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
* Jeffrey Kephart, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
* Joao Leite, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
* Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany, France
* Michal Pechoucek, Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic
* Frédéric Migeon, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France
* Juan Antonio Botia Blaya, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
* Adriana Giret, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
* Jorge J. Gómez Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
* Juergen Lind, iteratec GmbH, Germany
* Anna Perini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, IRST, Italy
* Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, UK
* Alessandro Garcia, Informatics Department, PUC-Rio, Brazil
* Onn Shehory, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
* Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
* Laszlo Gulyas, Aitia International, Inc., Hungary
* Alessandro Rici, University of Bologna, Italy
* Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Inst. University of Postdam, Germany
* Massimo Cossentino, Italian National Research Council, Italy
* Van Parunak, Jacobs Technology, Jacobs Engineering, Ann Arbor, USA
* Simon Miles, King's College London, UK
* Gauthier Picard, SMA/G2I - Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
* Carole Bernon, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France
* Mark Klein, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon, USA


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