[ecoop-info] CfP 9th Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration (ACEC) at WETICE 2011

Giacomo Cabri giacomo.cabri at unimore.it
Thu Jan 20 14:46:41 CET 2011

Call for Papers

9th Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration (ACEC)
Conference Track @ IEEE WETICE 2011
June 27 - 29, 2011
Paris, France

** Overview **
The autonomy and intelligence of software agents have greatly enhanced 
automation in many operational domains. A major benefit of using agents 
is the ability to assist in the collaboration among humans and software 
mechanisms, alike. Agent-enacted collaboration can be extremely helpful 
in areas such as Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Workflow and 
Supply Chain Management, Automation in Virtual Enterprises, and 
Automated Distributed Component Composition.

The forthcoming 9th episode of the conference track on Agent-based 
Computing for Enterprise Collaboration (ACEC) will concentrate on two 
main themes:

# Agent-based Services
# Agent-based Solutions for Dynamic Collaborations

These two themes represent important areas where software agents can 
leverage their distributed nature along with their proactive and 
autonomous characteristics to provide solutions for complex problems 
which are difficult to address using traditional/existing technologies.

With the popularity and pervasiveness of services in the emerging 
digital world, enterprises must carefully evaluate how to make their 
services openly accessible. Furthermore, it is important for enterprises 
to learn how to exploit the services of others while taking into account 
the unexpected circumstances and changing scenarios, which frequently 
occur in business ecosystems.

In both of these (above given) contexts, software agents can play an 
important role. In this respect, ACEC 2011 intends to bring together 
researchers and practitioners to discuss the key issues, approaches, 
open problems, innovative applications, and trends in this research 
area. We enthusiastically solicit papers that address agent mediation 
and management of services and/or products of on-line businesses.

** Topics **

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

# Agent-mediated workflow, supply chain, or virtual enterprises
# Methodologies, languages and tools to support agent collaboration
# Agent architectures and infrastructures for dynamic collaboration
# Agent-based service architectures and infrastructures
# Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based on agents
# Services for dynamic agent collaboration
# Agent-to-Human service interactions
# Agent-mediated service integration

** Important Dates **

Deadline for paper submission:    5 March 2011
Decision to paper authors         4 April 2011
Final version of accepted papers due to IEEE:    29 April 2011
20th IEEE WETICE-2011 conference:    27 - 29 June 2011

** Paper submission **

Information about the submission of papers will be available on the web 

** Track Chairs: **

Giacomo Cabri
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italia
E-mail giacomo.cabri at unimo.it

Usman Wajid
Manchester Business School,
The University of Manchester, UK
Email: usman.wajid at manchester.ac.uk

Federico Bergenti
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni
Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A
43100 Parma, Italy
E-mail:bergenti at ce.unipr.it

M. Brian Blake
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Email:M.Brian.Blake at nd.edu


| Prof. Giacomo Cabri - Ph.D., Associate Professor
| Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
| Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italia
| e-mail giacomo.cabri at unimore.it
| tel. +39-059-2056190  fax +39-059-2056129

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