CIA-2000 Call for Participation


Subject: CIA-2000 Call for Participation
From: Matthias Klusch (klusch@cs.vu.nl)
Date: Fri Apr 07 2000 - 17:05:23 MET DST


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          First Call for PARTICIPATION

    Fourth International Workshop CIA-2000 on

         COOPERATIVE INFORMATION AGENTS

               July 7 - 9, 2000
     Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, USA

    http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/cia2000.html
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This workshop is sponsored in part by

 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA.
 Swiss Life, Switzerland.
 IFMAS International Foundation of Multiagent Systems.

INVITED TALKS
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This year's CIA workshop again offers its participants an exclusive
sequence of 8 invited talks of excellent, worldwide known experts
in the field. The talks are devoted to the potential future of
information agents as considered from different perspectives.

* Jeff Kephart (IBM Thomas Watson Research Center, USA)
  Collaborating Rational Agents for Next-Generation E-Commerce.

* Rosalind W. Picard (MIT Media Arts and Sciences, USA)
  Affective Computing for Future Agents.

* Elisabeth Andre (DFKI Intelligent User Interfaces Lab, Germany)
  Life-Like Synthetic Characters in the Internet: The Future Landscape.

* Todd Papaioannu (Loughborough University, MSI, UK)
  Mobile Information Agents for Cyberspace - State of the Art and Visions.

* Richard J. Doyle (NASA JPL, USA)
  Inspiration for Future Autonomous Space Systems.

* Jan Treur (Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  Design of Collaborative Information Agents.

* Paul Davidsson (University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, SOCS, Sweden)
  Emergent Societies of Information Agents in Future Cyberspace.

* Frank Dignum (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  Advanced Communication of Collaborating Information Agents.

PROGRAM & PROCEEDINGS
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In addition to the invited talks CIA-2000 offers you 14 regular
high-quality talks which will report on recent progress in the
area of intelligent information agents.
Updated information on the preliminary program can be found at:
 http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/cia2000prog.html
The CIA workshop proceedings are published in the Springer LNAI series
(LNAI vol. 1202, 1435, 1652).
Proceedings of CIA-2000 workshop will be available at the workshop.

REGISTRATION
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The 4th intl CIA-2000 workshop is a federated event of and hosted by
the 4th intl conference on Multiagent Systems ICMAS-2000.
CIA-2000 registration fee amounts to
- Early (Received By May 1, 2000): 250 USD
- Late (Received After May 1, 2000): 300 USD
- On-Site: 350 USD
Subtract $25 if you are also registering for ICMAS-2000 conference.
Registration fee entitles individual participant to complete access to to
CIA-2000 Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, and associated
proceedings and events.

For registration please fill in and send, fax or email registration form
to be obtained at the workshop's web page:
 http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/cia2000register.html
or at ICMAS-2000 web page: http://icmas.lania.mx/
to
ICMAS-2000,c/o Professor Michael N. Huhns
Electrical Eng. and Computer Science Dept.
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 USA
Fax: +1-803-777-8045 email: huhns@sc.edu

LOCATION & ACCOMODATION
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Since CIA-2000 workshop is a federated event of
ICMAS-2000 conference. Both, CIA-2000 and ICMAS-2000,
share the same conference site which is the Boston Park
Plaza Hotel in Boston, USA: http://www.bostonparkplaza.com/

The ICMAS-2000 organizers have arranged special room rates
with the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. These rates (excluding applicable
taxes) per night are $160 (single), $180 (double), $375+ (suite).
Additional persons are $20 per night.
Rollaway beds are in addition subject to a $25 fee per stay.

For less expensive hotels in the Boston city area you may check,
for example, the Boston City Guide (including hotels):
http://www.worldexecutive.com/cityguides/boston/maps.html
or the Boston Hotel Guide:
http://boston.hotelguide.net/

Please note: Rooms in Boston are already scarce in coming July,
as it is a very busy time. It is highly recommended to make your
room reservations as early as possible!

CONTACT
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Matthias Klusch
German AI Research Center (DFKI GmbH)
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Tel.: +49-681-302-5297 Fax: +49-681-302-2235
EMail: klusch@dfki.de

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