CFP: 2. European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS 2000)


Subject: CFP: 2. European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS 2000)
From: Matthias Klusch (klusch@dfki.de)
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 13:42:59 MET DST


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                        Call for Participation

______________________________________________________________________

                                Second

                 European Agent Systems Summer School

                             (EASSS'2000)

            Saarbruecken, Germany, August 14 - 18, 2000
______________________________________________________________________

                      http://www.dfki.de/easss/

EASSS'2000 is organized by AgentLink (http://www.AgentLink.org/) -
Europe's IST-funded Network of Excellence for agent-based computing
- and hosted by DFKI GmbH (http://www.dfki.de/) and Universitaet des
Saarlandes (http://www.uni-sb.de/Welcome.html.en). The school will
consist of a mixture of introductory and advanced courses.
The courses will be presented by leading experts in the field and
cover the full range of theoretical and practical aspects
of agent-based computing.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES
====================

C1.1: Foundations of Intelligent Agents
       Michael J. Wooldridge
       University of Liverpool, UK

C1.2: Foundations of Multiagent Systems
       Yves Demazeau
       Leibniz/IMAG, France

ADVANCED COURSES
================

A) Basics
   ******

C2.1: Logical Foundations of Agent Systems
       Wiebe van der Hoek
       University of Utrecht, Netherlands

C2.2: Problem Solving and Planning
       Klaus Fischer
       DFKI GmbH, Germany

C2.3: Coordination, Communication and Collaboration
       Franco Zambonelli
       University of Modena, Italy

C2.4: Learning Agents
       Sandip Sen
       University of Tulsa, USA

C2.5: Interface Agents
       Elisabeth Andre
       DFKI GmbH, Germany

C2.6: Mobile Agents and Security
       Christian Tschudin, University of Uppsala, Sweden
       Volker Roth, FHG, Germany

C2.7: Agent-oriented Software Engineering
       Jan Treur
       Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

B) Applications
   ************

C2.8: Industrial Applications of Agents
       Van Parunak
       ERIM Center for E-Commerce, USA

C2.9: Intelligent Information Agents
       Matthias Klusch
       DFKI GmbH, Germany

C2.10: Behavior-oriented Control of Physical Agents
       Thomas Christaller & Hans-Ulrich Kobialka
       GMD, Germany

C2.11: Societies of Artificial Agents and Social Simulation
       Paul Davidsson
       University of Karlskrona-Ronneby, Sweden

Invited Evening Talks
=====================

* Wolfgang Wahlster and Jörg Siekmann
  DFKI GmbH, Germany

* Sarit Kraus
  Institute for Advanced Computer Studies,
  University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Details of the programme will be given on the EASSS'2000 home page at
http://www.dfki.de/easss/

Last but not least, there will be a warm-up event on the 15th of
August in an informal environment. Please check the information on how
to register for the summer school below.

ATTENDANCE AND REGISTRATION
---------------------------

The summer school will be open to anyone from research and industry. A
registration fee will be levied to cover costs. Some support will be
available for PhD students wishing to attend the summer school; see
below for details. The fees are as follows (accommodation not
included):

(in EUROs) | early | late |
           | (before 14th July) | (after 14th July) | on site
-----------+--------------------+-------------------+---------
Students | 150 | 175 | 200
Academia | 300 | 350 | 400
Industry | 450 | 600 | 700

Registration can be done on-line or by postal mail;
please visit the EASSS'2000 home page http://www.dfki.de/easss/
for to obtain details and registration form.

ACCOMMODATION
-------------

Student accommodation is available at the Jugendgaestehaus (JGH)
Saarbruecken (Meerwiesertalweg 31, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany, Phone:
+49-(0)681-33040, Fax: +49-(0)681-374911). Rooms for two or four
persons are available. Please mention EASSS'2000 when making your
reservation.

Further options for accommodation can be found via the EASSS home page
(http://www.dfki.de/easss/). To make reservations, please contact the
hotels directly. With the hotels listed on the web page EASSS'2000 has
special arrangements which guarantee special prices and a certain
amount of rooms, again mention EASSS'2000 when you make your
reservation. It is strongly recommended to make hotel reservations as
early as possible.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
------------------------------

Some financial support is available for full-time PhD students
registered at universities that are members of AgentLink.
This support is intended to cover the cost of registration, student
accommodation, and some subsistence. Some additional support to cover
travel (to certain limits) may also be provided. Because of restrictions
with respect to time, students are obliged to make the travel arrangements
on their own and claim for refund on their scholarship after the
summer school. However, it is strongly recommended that students
get the forms for applying for scholarships and read the conditions
under which and to which degree funding is possible, *before* they do
any booking. PhD students should apply for this support by writing to:

    Gerhard Weiss
    --- EASSS'2000 ---
    Institut fuer Informatik
    Technische Universitaet Muenchen
    Arcisstrasse 21
    D-80290 Muenchen
    Germany

The application should arrive no later than Tuesday 13th of June 2000.

Each application should contain:

  - full name and full contact details of the student;

  - estimate of travel costs to and from the summer school (students
    will be expected to use the cheapest reasonable travel available,
    staying over the Saturday night if necessary to get cheap air
    travel);

  - a brief description of your PhD research, and a statement of no
    less than 500 words explaining why you feel you should receive
    support;

  - a signed letter from your PhD supervisor or head of department,
    supporting your application and confirming your status as a full
    time PhD student. This letter should carry the official stamp of
    your institution.

TRAVEL INFORMATION
------------------

Saarbruecken (http://www.saarbruecken.de/) is a charming city located
in the south-west of Germany on the border to France.
The city of Saarbruecken, the 1000 year old capital of the Saarland region,
has around 0.2 million inhabitants and a few attractive features, in
particular its geographical closeness to France, which is reflected
in the Saarbruecken culture and cuisine.

Saarbruecken is about 140 minutes by train from Frankfurt airport and
Luxemburg airport (http://www.dfki.de/easss/pics/SBlocair.gif) depending
on the time of the day. It is also possible to come directly to Saarbruecken
airport (http://www.flughafen-saarbruecken.de/) from a number of
European cities including Luxemburg and Berlin.

All courses of the summer school will be given on the campus of the
Saarland University where also the DFKI site resides.
This campus is situated in a wooded area outside the city centre of
Saarbruecken.

EASSS'2000 will take place the week before ECAI'2000
(http://www.ecai2000.hu-berlin.de/) (Berlin, Germany). Travel from
Saarbruecken to ECAI'2000 by plane or train is straightforward.

EASSS'2000 ORGANISATION COMMITTEE
---------------------------------

Co-chairs:

   Michael Luck, University Southampton, United Kingdom
   Gerhard Weiss, TU Muenchen, Germany
   Michael Wooldridge, University Liverpool, United Kingdom

Local Arrangements Board:

   Klaus Fischer, DFKI GmbH, Germany
   Matthias Klusch, DFKI GmbH, Germany

CONTACT
-------

For information on

    registration,
    accomodation: kwt@rz.uni-saarland.de
                  phone +49-681-302-2656
                  fax +49-681-302-4142

    programme : klusch@dfki.de
                  phone +49-681-302-5297

    scholarships: weissg@informatik.tu-muenchen.de,
                  phone +49-89-289-22606

__________________________________________________
Dr. Matthias Klusch
DFKI GmbH
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Phone: +49-681-302-5297, Fax: +49-681-302-2235
http://www.dfki.de/~klusch/, klusch@dfki.de
__________________________________________________

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