1st International Workshop on  
Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration

Date: June 9-11, 2003
Location: University of Linz, Linz, Austria

Paper submission deadline extended to March 17, 2003

Report of the workshop
Accepted Papers
Call for Papers
Submission of papers
Important dates
Program Committee

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

Accepted papers
Here you can find the accepted papers.
1) Daniel Frey, Tim Stockheim, Peer-Oliver Woelk, Roland Zimmermann, Integrated Multi-agent-based Supply Chain Management
2) Stefan Kirn, Christian Heine, Rainer Herrler, Karl-Heinz Krempels, Agent.Hospital - agent-based open framework for clinical applications
3) Ismail Khalil Ibrahim, Gabriele Kotsis and Wieland Schwinger, Mapping Abstractions of Norms in Electronic Institutions
4) Giacomo Cabri, Luca Ferrari, Letizia Leonardi, A Case Study in Role-based Agent Interactions
5) Zakaria Maamar, An Agent-based Approach for Specifying a Web Service-oriented Environment

Details with very useful/important information such as the building, rooms, and maps of the workshop venue.

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 2003) is a more general continuation of workshops that addressed agents for B2B (business-to-business) collaboration, that have taken place over the last couple of years (
http://www.cs.georgetown.edu/~blakeb/AgentB2B). As such, 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 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-Agent Collaboration
  • Protocols for Multiple Agents Collaboration and Negotiation
  • Agents engaged in competition during interactions
  • Methodologies, languages and tools to support agent collaboration
    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
    ACEC 2003 intends to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the key issues, approaches, open problems, innovative applications, and trends in this research area. Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere, and references to related state-of-the-art 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 single-spaced, two columns, 10 pt 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. Authors should also provide contact addresses, if different from the submitting electronic address.

    Please submit papers, in PDF or PS format, to either of the Co-Chairs of the Program Committee by March 7, 2003. 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 17, 2003
    Decision to paper authors: April 11, 2003
    Final version of accepted papers due to IEEE: May 16, 2003
    WETICE-2003: June 9-11, 2003
    Workshop Chairs' final reports due to IEEE: June 27, 2003

    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
    Federico Bergenti, University of Parma (I)
    Christoph Bussler, Oracle (USA)
    Scott Cost, UMBC (USA)
    Maria Gini, University of Minnesota (USA)
    Rune Gustavsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden)
    Srinivas Krovvidy, Fannie Mae Corporation (USA)
    Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University (United Arab Emirates)
    Wathiq Mansoor, Zayed University (United Arab Emirates)
    Mark Matthews, The MITRE Corporation (USA)
    Bruce McLaren, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
    Jörg Müller, Siemens (D)
    Paolo Petta, OEFAI (Austria)
    Anita Raja, University of Massachusetts (USA)
    Omer Rana, University of Cardiff (UK)
    Anca Rarau, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Jie Xing, IBM (USA)