3rd International Workshop on  
Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration

Date: June 13-15, 2005
Location: Linkoping Univ, Sweden
Report of the workshop
Accepted Papers and agenda
Call for Papers
Submission of papers
Important dates
Program Committee

Report of the workshop
report slides of the workshop are available.

Accepted papers and agenda
The ACEC workshop will be held on Monday, 13 June 2005.

Michele Tomaiuolo, Paola Turci, Federico Bergenti, Agostino Poggi
A Two-Level Approach for Ontology Management in Multi-Agent Systems

Cecile Aberg, Patrick Lambrix, Nahid Shahmehri
An Agent-based Framework for Integrating Workflows and Web Services

Eric Andonoff, Lotfi Bouzguenda, Chihab Hanachi, Christophe Sibertin-Blanc
Using Agent Technology for Coordination in Loose Inter-Organizational Workflow

Giacomo Cabri, Luca Ferrari, Letizia Leonardi, Franco Zambonelli
The LAICA Project: Supporting Ambient Intelligence via Agents and Ad-Hoc Middleware

Boon Tan, Valdim Mustafa, Theo Kangsanant
Towards Affective agents that Improve Mental Well Being of the Elderly

Muhammad Fareed Arif
Mobile Agent Peer Discovery and Information Protocol, an Advance Peer Discovery Technique for P2P Networks

Valdim Mustafa, Boon Tan, Theo Kangsanant
Towards Agents that Monitor Affect for Elderly Care

Workshop discussion
Workshop conclusion

The Call for Paper is online
The agenda is online

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 of 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 purpose of this workshop is to explore research where protocols for agent control can benefit these domains of collaboration. We also are interested in work that explores competition among agents that interact. This workshop on Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration (ACEC 2005) is in its third year at WETICE. ACEC 2005 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 agentmediation and management of services and/or products of on-line businesses.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
Agent Computing for Collaborative Electronic Markets
  • Agent-mediated workflow, supply chain, or virtual enterprises
  • Agent-based collaboration and communication languages
  • Methodologies, languages and tools to support agent collaboration
  • Software agent architectures for B2B or B2C collaboration
  • Industrial applications using agents for on-line collaboration
  • Incorporation of Agents in B2B document and interchange standards
  • Protocols and modeling for Agent-mediated collaboration
  • Applications for integrating e-markets, Internet, etc.
    Agent-to-Human Collaboration
  • Interface or Middle Agents to Support Business Collaboration
  • HCI Design issues for Collaborative Agents
  • New Paradigms for Agent-to-Human Interactions
  • Industrial applications using proxy agents in Enterprise Collaboration

    Call for Papers
    PDF version

    Submission of papers
    Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere, and references to related state-of-theart work. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Papers up to six pages (including figures, tables and references) can be submitted. Papers should follow the
    IEEE format, which is singlespaced, 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. Please submit papers, in PDF or PS format, to either of the Co-Chairs of the Program Committee by Feb 11, 2005. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of three program committee members. The accepted papers and the summary report produced by each group 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 workshop organizers.

    Important dates
    Deadline for paper submission (EXTENDED):February 25, 2005
    Decision to paper authors: March 18, 2005
    Final version of accepted papers due to IEEE: May 9, 2005
    WETICE-2005: June 1315, 2005
    Workshop Chairs' final reports due to IEEE: July 8, 2005

    Dr. Federico Bergenti
    Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni
    Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A
    43100 Parma, Italy
    E-mail: bergenti@ce.unipr.it
    Tel.: +39 0521 905708
    Fax: +39 0521 905723

    Dr. M. Brian Blake
    Assistant Professor
    Dept of Computer Science
    Georgetown University
    234 Reiss Science Building
    Washington, DC 20057
    Phone: (202) 687-3084
    Fax: (703) 883-1917
    Lead Software System Engineer Consultant
    Center for Advanced Aviation System Development
    The MITRE Corporation (CAASD)
    7515 Colshire Drive N420
    McLean, VA 22102
    (703) 883-7894


    Dr. Giacomo Cabri
    Ph.D., Research Associate
    Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
    Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italia
    e-mail giacomo.cabri@unimo.it
    tel. +39-059-2056190
    fax +39-059-2056129

    Program Committee