CFP:The Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi Agents (PAAM98)
Sun, 9 Nov 1997 02:26:06 +0100 (MET)

The Third International Conference and Exhibition on
The Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent

Monday 23rd March - Wednesday 25th March 1998, London, UK

The PAAM conferences are leading events on agent technology.

PAAM98 is sponsored and supported to date by:Amzi! inc., CompulogNet, IF
Computer, LPA,Association of Logic Programming, Lionheart Publishing
Inc., Prolog Management Group and is held in cooperation with the AAAI.

Conference Objectives

Following the success of last year's conference we are pleased to
PAAM98 - The Third International Conference and Exhibition on the
Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and MultiAgents.

PAAM98 will provide a rich blend of tutorials, invited talks, refereed
papers, panel discussions, poster session, social agenda and a full
industrial exhibition. The result is an ideal forum for the exchange of
ideas and knowledge, between experts from a broad spectrum of industries
and technologies.

PAAM98 will showcase applications of agent-based software, and include
presentations from leading researchers and international companies which
have successfully introduced this key technology.

PAAM98 will build on the success of the previous two conferences and
will address:

* How agent technology is helping to overcome today's business problems
* The developments we can expect to see in the future
* The tangible benefits of investing in agents
* The new opportunities agents provide, and where the potential pitfalls

This year PAAM will form part of a five day Practical Application Expo
which will also include conferences on Data Mining, Prolog, Constraint
and Knowledge Management Technology.
You are invited to register your interest for PAAM98 by completing the
reply form below.

Call for Papers

We invite you to submit a paper or industrial report describing current
or near-term practical applications of agent technology. Papers can be
of any length, up to a maximum of 20 pages, which might include but are
not limited to the following:

Personal agents for:
Finding & retrieving information / WWW
Scheduling/diary management
Mobility management

Business/service agents for:
Workflow management
Network Management and control
Buying & selling services
Information Management, Retrieval & Understanding
Information Customisation
WWW and Internet
Price Discovery
Information Arbitrage
Manufacturing Planning & Control

Tools and Techniques for:
Process Control
Traffic Control
Process Re-engineering
Knowledge Management
Languages for developing agent systems
Coordination standards
Standards for information transfer
Identity Management
Monetary Instrument Standards
Design methodologies for agent-based systems

Since PAAM98 focuses on the real-world benefits of agent technology,
preference will be given to papers describing fielded applications,
especially in the business arena.

We also encourage papers that describe advanced prototypes, systems,
tools and techniques, and general survey papers which indicate the
future direction this important technology will take.
Papers from these areas must be clear in the description and application
of the results described.

Submission Deadline: December 5th, 1997
Notification: January 12th, 1998
Final Papers due: February 13th, 1998

Submission Details

Five copies of papers written in English should be received by the
conference organiser, at the address below, on or before December 5th,
1997. Papers from non English speakers are strongly encouraged, however
we would ask that your paper is proof read by a native English speaker
before submission.
Please include a short abstract, and covering page containing full
contact details and e-mail address.

Authors of successful submissions will be contacted by 12th January
1998. Accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings and
the final version of your paper (in a camera-ready format) will be due
by February 13th, 1998.


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Call for Exhibitors

The conference also provides an opportunity for software vendors and
developers to demonstrate Agent systems. You are invited to contact the
organiser to arrange for your application to be exhibited at the event.

Programme Committee

The PAAM98 Programme Committee comprises a number of highly influential
figures who are recognised experts in the field of agent technology.
Chaired by Hyacinth S. Nwana and Divine T. Ndumu of British Telecom
Laboratories, this programme committee is drawn from industry leaders
and first class universities and research organisations.

Jeffrey Bradshaw Boeing, USA
Stephan Brunessaux MATRA Systemes & Information, France
Paolo Ciancarini University of Bologna, Italy
Barry Crabtree BT Laboratories, UK
Peter Edwards University of Aberdeen, UK
Innes Ferguson Zuno Ltd, UK
Tim Finin University of Maryland, USA
Klaus Fischer DFKI, Germany
Christine Guilfoyle Trefoyle Partnership, UK
Fumio Hattori NTT, Japan
Toru Ishida Kyoto University, Japan
Nick Jennings University of London, UK
Paul Kearney Sharp Laboratories, UK
Victor Lesser University of Massachusetts, USA
Pattie Maes MIT Media Lab, USA
David Martin SRI International, USA
Cindy Mason Univ.of California, Berkeley, USA
Joerg Mueller Zuno Ltd, UK
Divine Ndumu BT Laboratories, UK
Hyacinth Nwana BT Laboratories, UK
Remo Pareschi Rank Xerox, France
Barney Pell NASA, USA
Tony Rutowski General Magic, USA
Leon Sterling University of Melbourne, Australia
Katia Sycara CMU, USA
Hiroyuki Tarumi Kyoto University, Japan
Peter Wayner Newray Inc, USA


The Conference is organised by The Practical Application Company. The
Sponsorship and Exhibition Coordinator is Clive Spenser, PMG Treasurer,
and Marketing Director of Logic Programming Associates.

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