Date: June 18-20, 2007
Location: Paris, France

Accepted papers and agenda

The ACEC workshop will be held on Tuesday, 19 June 2007.

9:00 - 9:30 Middle-Agents Interactions As Finite State Processes: Overview and Example (FULL)
Amelia Badica, Costin Badica, Valentin Litoiu

9:30 - 10:00 Intelligent Agent Communication and Collaboration for Web Services Management (FULL)
Michael F. Nowlan, M. Brian Blake

10:00 - 10:30 Service-Oriented Agent Methodologies (FULL)
Giacomo Cabri, Letizia Leonardi, Mariachiara Puviani

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30 Collaborative Trust in Multi-Agent System (FULL)
M. R. Mokhtar, U. Wajid, W. Wang

11:30 - 12:00 Practical Approach to Secure and Trusted Negotiation in MASs (FULL)
Federico Bergenti

12:00 - 12:30 On the Modeling of Agent-based Adaptive Information Systems: An Integration of Operational Roles and Performance Indicators (FULL)
Nora Houari, Behrouz H. Far

12:30 -1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:00 First-Class Protocols for Agent-Based Coordination of Scientific Instruments (FULL)
Tim Miller, Peter McBurney, Jarred McGinnis, Kostas Stathis

2:00 - 2:20 Interaction Context Based Flexible Agent Interactions (SHORT)
Usman Wajid, Nikolay Mehandjiev

2:20 - 3:30 Discussion and ACEC conclusions

3:30 - 4:30 Coffee break

Jun 1st, 2007: The ACEC agenda is online
Feb 14th, 2007: The deadline has been extended to March, 4th
Dec 1st, 2006: The ACEC Web page 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 amoung 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.
Following the last year trend, also this year the Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration (ACEC) workshop will concentrate on two main themes:
- Agent Oriented Workflow
- Agent Oriented Services
These two themes have emerged as important in the past years at WETICE. Workflow is relevant to enterprises, and implies important issues related to collaboration. Workflow models incorporate the interaction between software mechanisms in addition to the organizational collaboration that takes place among human stakeholders. With the popularity and pervasivenes 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. In both of these contexts, software agents can play an important role.
ACEC 2007 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:
Agent Oriented Workflow
  • Agent-mediated workflow, supply chain, or virtual enterprises
  • Methodologies, languages and tools to support agent collaboration
  • Agent architectures and infrastructures for collaboration
  • Agent-based collaboration
  • Agent-based workflow applications
    Agent Oriented Services
  • Agent-based service architectures and infrastructures
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based on agents
  • Services for agent collaboration
  • Agent-to-Human service interactions
  • Agent-mediated service integration

    Call for Papers
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    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 15, 2007. 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):March 4, 2007
    Decision to paper authors: April 13, 2007
    Final version of accepted papers due to IEEE: May 12, 2007
    Advance Registration discount:June 1, 2007
    WETICE-2007: June 18-20, 2007
    Workshop Chairs' final reports due to IEEE: July 9, 2007

    Dr. Federico Bergenti
    Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni
    Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A
    43100 Parma, Italy
    Tel.: +39 0521 905708
    Fax: +39 0521 905723

    Prof. M. Brian Blake
    Associate 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

    Prof. Giacomo Cabri
    Ph.D., Assistant Professor
    Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
    Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italia
    tel. +39-059-2056190
    fax +39-059-2056129

    Program Committee
    Paul Buhler, College of Charleston
    R. Scott Cost, John Hopkins University
    Mark Matthews, The MITRE Corporation (USA)
    Anca Rarau, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University (Canada)