From: Daniel Kudenko (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 10 Dec 2003 - 12:52:43 GMT
CALL FOR PAPERS SMART ADAPTIVE AGENT APPLICATIONS (SA3) WORKSHOP Smart Adaptive Agent Applications (SA3) Joint ALAD and EUNITE Workshop at the EUNITE 2004 conference 10-12 June Aachen Germany Introduction When designing agent systems, it is impossible to foresee all potential situations an agent may encounter and specify the agents' behavior optimally in advance. Agents therefore have to learn from and adapt to their environment. This task is even more complex when the agent is situated in an environment that contains other agents with potentially different capabilities and goals. Multi-agent learning, i.e., the ability of agents to learn how to co-operate and compete, becomes crucial in such domains. Adaptive Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) is an emerging multi-disciplinary area encompassing agents, machine learning, software engineering, biology, as well as cognitive and social sciences. One of the major challenges faced in this field is the transfer of technologies that have been successful in simple domains to real-world applications. The SA3 workshop will focus on such applications of smart adaptive agents and multi-agent systems. Three keynote speakers from industry will be invited to present examples of the use of adaptive agent technology in industrial applications. The goal of this workshop is to increase awareness and interest in adaptive agent research, encourage collaboration between members of EUNITE and ALAD, and give a representative overview of current applications in the area of adaptive agents. The EUNITE 2004 Conference is the fourth conference organized by the European Network of Excellence EUNITE. The conference will feature state-of-the-art presentations as well as new developments in fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary computation and machine learning. The focus will be on adaptive systems, with a special interest in solving industrial problems. Topics of Interest The workshop will focus on (but will not be restricted to) applications of smart adaptive agents for: * Embodied Conversational Agents, * System Control * Information Retrieval and Presentation * Transport Systems * Ambient Intelligence * Health Care * E-Commerce * Telecommunications * Interactive Entertainment * Military Organisation The workshop on Smart Adaptive Agent Applications is jointly organized by the European Network of Excellence EUNITE and the ALAD SIG (Agents that Learn, Adapt and Discover) of the European Network of Excellence AgentLink II. Workshop Chairs * Dr. M. Poel (University of Twente, Netherlands) * Dr. D. Kudenko (University of York, UK) * Dr. J.Z. Hernandez (Technical University of Madrid, Spain) Program Committee * Dr. E. Alonso (City University, UK) * Dr. A. García-Serrano (Technical University of Madrid, Spain) * Dr. D. Kazakov (University of York, UK) * Dr. P. Marrow (British Telecom) * Dr. M.J. Strens (QinetiQ) * Dr. M. Thuillard Submission Details For details on how to prepare the draft final paper, see the submission guidelines for the main EUNITE conference published on the EUNITE 2004 homepage (http://www.eunite.org). Submissions may be either a full technical paper (up to 8 pages) or a position statement in the form of an extended abstract (one or two pages). Electronic submissions (PostScript or PDF) are preferred and should be sent by 15th of February 2004 to the address below. Address your submission to: SA3 Workshop EUNITE 2004 c/o M. Poel Dept. Computer Science University of Twente P.O. Box 217 7500 AE Enschede The Netherlands Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Accepted papers Authors of accepted papers will be notified by e-mail; the list will also be published on the EUNITE 2004 web site. After the event, a second round of more extensive reviews is planned which is to lead to the publication of extended versions of selected contributions in an edited collection. Important Dates * 15th of February 2004 Deadline for the submission of the full paper and the one-page extended abstract * 7th of March 2004 Confirmation of acceptance * 31st of March 2004 Deadline for early registration * 4th of April 2004 Deadline for submission of revised papers and abstracts * 10 - 12th of June 2004 Symposium in Aachen Germany Further Information For information about paper formatting, registration, and accommodation, see the Eunite website (http://www.eunite.org/).