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call for workshop proposal

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industry/ demo

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Technical Themes of Interest

The topics and areas addressed by IAT 2009 (also addressed by IAT 2008) include, but are not limited to:

1.      Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)

        Agent-Based Complex Systems Modeling and Development

        Agent-Based Simulation

        Autonomy-Oriented Modeling and Computation Methods

        Behavioral Self-Organization

        Complex Behavior Characterization and Engineering

        Emergent Behavior

        Hard Computational Problem Solving

        Nature-Inspired Paradigms

        Self-Organized Criticality

        Self-Organized Intelligence

        Swarm Intelligence


2.      Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents

        Agent-Based Distributed Data Mining

        Agent-Based Knowledge Discovery And Sharing

        Autonomous Information Services

        Distributed Knowledge Systems

        Emergent Natural Law Discovery in Multi-Agent Systems

        Evolution of Knowledge Networks

        Human-Agent Interaction

        Information Filtering Agents

        Knowledge Aggregation

        Knowledge Discovery

        Ontology-Based Information Services


3.      Agent Systems Modeling and Methodology

        Agent Interaction Protocols

        Cognitive Architectures

        Cognitive Modeling of Agents

        Emotional Modeling

        Fault-Tolerance in Multi-Agent Systems

        Formal Framework for Multi-Agent Systems

        Information Exchanges in Multi-Agent Systems

        Learning and Self-Adaptation in Multi-Agent Systems

        Mobile Agent Languages and Protocols

        Multi-Agent Autonomic Architectures

        Multi-Agent Coordination Techniques

        Multi-Agent Planning and Re-Planning

        Peer-to-Peer Models for Multi-Agent Systems

        Reinforcement Learning

        Social Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems

        Task-Based Agent Context Task-Oriented Agents

        Multi-Agent self-organization

        Sensor robotic agents

        Hybrid Multi-Agent Systems


4.      Distributed Problem Solving

        Agent-Based Grid Computing

        Agent Networks in Distributed Problem Solving

        Collective Group Behavior

        Coordination and Cooperation

        Distributed Intelligence

        Distributed Search

        Dynamics of Agent Groups and Populations

        Efficiency and Complexity Issues

        Market-Based Computing

        Problem-Solving in Dynamic Environments


5.      Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation

        Agent-Based Marketplaces

        Auction Markets

        Combinatorial Auctions

        Hybrid Negotiation

        Integrative Negotiation

        Mediating Agents

        Pricing Agents

        Thin Double Auctions

6.      Applications

        Agent-Based Assistants

        Agent-Based Virtual Enterprise

        Embodied Agents and Agent-Based Systems Applications

        Interface Agents Knowledge and Data Intensive Systems

        Perceptive Animated Interfaces


        Social Simulation

        Socially Situated Planning

        Software and Pervasive Agents

        Tools and Standards

        Ubiquitous Systems and E-Technology Agents

        Ubiquitous Software Services

        Virtual Humans

        XML-Based Agent Systems