18th Adaptive Computing (and Agents) for Enhanced Collaboration (ACEC) at WETICE 2020
Basque Coast - Bayonne, France, June 10-12 2020

The link to attend is available
The track is scheduled online on September 23 2020
The deadline for the second round has been extended to July 22
The list of accepted papers has been published
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the WETICE conference has been modified
The deadline has been extended to March 19th 2020
The web site is online.
Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the 29th WETICE edition will be co-located with the 30th edition held on June 9-11, 2021 in Bayonne (French Basque country), France.

First-round process

Submission deadline: March 22, 2020 (Closed)
Notification to authors: April 25, 2020
Camera-ready deadline: May 5, 2020
Authors registration deadline: September 10, 2020

Second-round process

Submission deadline: July 22, 2020 (extended)
Notification to authors: August 15, 2020
Camera-ready deadline: September 10, 2020
Authors registration deadline: September 10, 2020
This is the link to attend the ACEC track by MS Teams

Each full paper will have 20 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions.
Each short paper will have 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

9:30 Track opening
9:40 Walid Younes, Sylvie Trouilhet, Françoise Adreit and Jean-Paul Arcangeli. Agent-mediated application emergence through reinforcement learning from user feedback
10:05 Alejandro Rodríguez-Arias, Bertha Guijarro-Berdiñas and Noelia Sánchez-Maroño. A FIPA-ACL based communication utility for Unity
10:30 Maxime Houssin, Stephanie Combettes, Marie-Pierre Gleizes and Berangere Lartigue. SANDMAN: a Self-Adapted System for Anomaly Detection in Smart Buildings Data Streams
10:55 Afef Selmi and Zaki Brahmi. PEA: Predicting Expert Agents approach
11:10 Omar Iraqi and Hanan El Bakkali. Immunizer: A Scalable Loosely-Coupled Self-Protecting Software Framework using Adaptive Microagents and Parallelized Microservices
11:25 Closing remarks
Over its 17 years in existence, ACEC has focused on projects that leverage the adaptability, autonomy and intelligence of first-class software agents for the collaboration that occurs across enterprise software systems. In 2020, the organizers would like to continue to explore research in agent-based computing, but also we will welcome a wider array of projects that leverage adaptive techniques that may not include all the attributes of first class software agents. In addition to our traditional domain areas, i.e. Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Workflow and Supply Chain Management, Automation in Virtual Enterprises, and Automated Distributed Service Composition, we are also interested in new adaptive techniques such as collaboration when organizations leverage emerging web techniques such as Cloud Computing, Crowd-Sourcing and general Social Networking.
In addition to traditional papers, the forthcoming 16th episode of ACEC welcomes papers from two focus areas: 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 at the consumer level (crowd-sourcing) while taking into account the unexpected circumstances and changing scenarios, which frequently occur in organizational ecosystems.

In both of these (above given) contexts, software agents and adaptive software techniques can play an important role. In this respect, ACEC 2020 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 of interests include but are not limited to:
Paper Submission (extended) March 19th, 2020
Notification March, 21th, 2020
Camera Ready April, 4th, 2020
Registration TBA
Conference June 10-12, 2020
Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere, and references to related state-of-the art work. Please submit your papers in PDF or PS format.
Authors of accepted papers must present their papers at the conference.
Papers up to 6 pages (including figures, tables and references) can be submitted. Papers should follow the IEEE format, which is single-spaced, two columns, 10pt Times/Roman font. Papers should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, an abstract of up to 150 words and no more than eight keywords. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of three program committee members. The accepted papers will be published in the post-conference proceedings (to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press).
If you have further questions or remarks, please do not hesitate to contact the track organizers.
At least one author for each accepted paper should register and attend WETICE 2020 to have the paper published in the proceedings.
The paper submission procedure is carried out using the EasyChair conference management system:


Federico Bergenti, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy, Email:

M. Brian Blake, Drexel University, USA, Email:

Giacomo Cabri, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy, Email:

Usman Wajid, The University of Manchester, UK, Email:

Program Committee

Srividya Bansal - Arizona State University, USA
Roberta Calegari - Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, Italy
Emanuele De Angelis - IASI-CNR, Italy
Angelo Ferrando - University of Liverpool, UK
Kevin Gary - Arizona State University, USA
Julian Jarrett - University of Technology, Jamaica
Habin Lee - Brunel University London, UK
Cesar A. Marin - Information Catalyst Ltd, UK
Stefano Tedeschi - Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Carmelo Fabio Longo - University of Catania, Italy
Paolo Petta - Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria
Claudio Savaglio - Università della Calabria, Italy