IAT-2001 Deadline Extension

From: Ning Zhong (zhong@maebashi-it.ac.jp)
Date: Thu Mar 22 2001 - 14:04:26 MET

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    Dear Colleagues,

    We have received many requests for extending the IAT-2001 submission
    deadline. After further consideration, we decide to extend the
    submission deadline to April 1, 2001.

    On-Line Submission is encouraged and preferred. Please use the
    Submission Form at the IAT-2001 webpage:
    "http://kis.maebashi-it.ac.jp/iat01" to submit your paper.

    All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by
    World Scientific, An International Publisher, as a hardcover book
    Authors of selected papers will be invited to have their papers
    included in a special issue of an international journal.

    Best Regards,

    Ning Zhong and Jiming Liu
    Program Chairs, IAT-2001

    !!! deadline extended to April 1, 2001 !!!
    [Apologies if you receive this more than once]

               FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: IAT-2001
    The Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology

                      SPONSORED BY
                       ACM SIGART
              Maebashi Institute of Technology

             Maebashi TERRSA, Maebashi City, Japan
                     October 23-26, 2001
          Home Page: http://kis.maebashi-it.ac.jp/iat01
        Mirror Page: http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/IAT/iat01
          !!! deadline extended to April 1, 2001 !!!

                   IN COOPERATION WITH
                  ACM SIGCHI, ACM SIGWEB
      Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)
                   CORPORATE SPONSORS
                Maebashi Convention Bureau
                Maebashi City Government
               Gunma Prefecture Government
           The Japan Research Institute, Limited
       US AFOSR/AOARD and US Army Research Office in Far East

             IAT-2001 will be jointly held with
            The First Asia-Pacific Conference on
                Web Intelligence (WI-2001)
      (One registration may attend both IAT-2001 and WI-2001)

           IAT-2001 and WI-2001 Joint Keynote Speakers:
     Benjamin Wah (2001 IEEE CS President), U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
     Edward A. Feigenbaum (Turing Award Winner), Stanford University

                 IAT-2001 Invited Speakers:
        Toyoaki Nishida (University of Tokyo, Japan)
        Zbigniew W. Ras (University of North Carolina, USA)
        Andrzej Skowron (Warsaw University, Poland)
        Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

    The Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) is a
    high-quality, high-impact biennial agent conference series. The second
    meeting in this conference series follows the success of IAT'99 held
    in Hong Kong in 1999 (http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/IAT99). IAT-2001
    will primarily focus on

    (1) the state-of-the-art in the development of intelligent agents and
    (2) the theoretical and computational foundations of intelligent agent

    The aim of IAT-2001 is to bring together researchers and practitioners
    from diverse fields, such as computer science, information technology,
    business, education, human factors, systems engineering, and robotics

    (1) examine the design principles and performance characteristics of
        various approaches in intelligent agent technology, and
    (2) increase the cross-fertilization of ideas on the development of
        autonomous agents and multiagent systems among different domains.

    By encouraging idea-sharing and discussions on the underlying logical,
    cognitive, physical, and biological foundations as well as the
    enabling technologies of intelligent agents, IAT-2001 is expected to
    stimulate the future development of new models, new methodologies, and
    new tools for building a variety of embodiments of agent-based

    The technical issues to be addressed include, but not limited to:

    * Applications:
      - data and knowledge intensive domains (e.g., large databases,
        Internet, digital libraries, distributed decision making, financial
        modeling and engineering, business information systems and process
      - software and interface agents (e.g., personal assistant, translator,
        scheduler, information filter, tutor)
      - computational intelligence (e.g., pattern analysis and recognition,
        imaging, optimization, resource allocation, constraint satisfaction,
      - agents in e-commerce and e-business
      - autonomous agents in science and engineering
        (e.g. aerospace, survey of the seabed and space)
      - physically embodied systems (e.g., autonomous robots and groups)
      - very-large, complex, integrated intelligent systems

    * Computational Architecture and Infrastructure:
      - computational architectures
      - ontology models
      - agent-level and multi-agent-level infrastructure
      - communication languages
      - multi-modal systems and interfaces
      - protocols
      - tools and standards
      - heterogeneity and interoperability
      - scalability

    * Learning and Adaptation:
      - soft-computing in multi-agent systems
      - uncertainty management in multi-agent systems
      - integrated exploration and exploitation
      - long-term reliability
      - neural networks
      - artificial life
      - behavioral selection
      - coordinating perception, thought, and action
      - behavioral self-organization
      - believable lifelike quality
      - classifier systems
      - evolution and learning in dynamic environments
      - adaptation and self-adaptation
      - emergent behavior
      - evolutionary computation

    * Data and Knowledge Engineering/Communication:
      - information filtering
      - data mining
      - heterogeneous data integration and management
      - human-agent interaction
      - knowledge discovery
      - knowledge sharing
      - knowledge aggregation
      - reasoning and planning
      - adaptation and evolution of knowledge networks
      - distributed knowledge systems

    * Distributed Intelligence:
      - dynamics of groups and populations
      - swarms
      - population evolution
      - coevolution
      - collective group behavior
      - coordination and cooperation
      - distributed intelligence
      - social integration
      - market-based computing

    * Formal Theories of Agents:
      - formal/computational modeling
      - chaotic and fractal dynamics
      - computational complexity
      - efficiency in distributed systems
      - taxonomy of agent environments
      - classification and characterization of complex behaviors
      - theories of perception, rationality, intention, emotion,
        coordination, action, and social behaviors

    High quality full-length papers in all IAT related areas are
    solicited. Papers exploring new directions are most welcome and will
    receive a careful and supportive review. All submitted papers will be
    reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance,
    and clarity. Electronic submission is encouraged and preferred.
    Please send LaTex (MS-Words, or PDF) and PostScript versions of your
    paper, and an ASCII version of the cover page (in separate email), by
    March 20, 2001 to:


    Or use the Submission Form at the IAT-2001 webpage:
    to submit your paper.

    Four (4) hardcopies of the paper by regular mail are also requested
    if electronic submission is not possible.
    Please send hardcopies of your paper by March 20, 2001 to:

            Prof. Ning Zhong (IAT-2001)
            Department of Information Engineering
            Maebashi Institute of Technology
            460-1, Kamisadori-Cho, Maebashi-City, 371-0816

            TEL&FAX: +81-27-265-7366
            E-mail: zhong@maebashi-it.ac.jp

    The ASCII version of a cover page must include author(s) full address,
    email, paper title and a 200 word abstract, and up to 5 keywords.

    Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by
    World Scientific, An International Publisher, as a hardcover book. A
    selected number of IAT-2001 accepted papers will be expanded and
    revised for inclusion in ``Knowledge and Information Systems: An
    International Journal'' by Springer-Verlag and in "International
    Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence" by World

    IAT best paper award will be conferred on the author(s) of the best
    papers at the conference.

    All manuscripts (upto about 10 pages long) must be formatted using the
    World Scientific's style files for proceedings. The style files can be
    found at:
    -- use the style files appropriate to a trim size of 8.5"x6".

    IAT-2001 also welcomes submissions of research projects, research
    prototypes, experimental systems, and commercial products
    for demonstrations at the conference. Each submission should include a
    title page containing a title, a 200-300 word abstract, a list of
    keywords, the names, mailing addresses, and Email addresses of the
    presenters, and a two-page description of the demo system. Submissions
    should reach the IAT-2001 Demo Chair:

           Dr. Jianchang Mao (IAT-2001)
           Verity Inc.
           894 Ross Drive
           Sunnyvale CA 94089, USA

           E-mail: jmao@verity.com

    by July 2, 2001

    Authors of accepted IAT-2001 papers will be invited to demonstrate
    their systems at the conference.

    It is understood that once a submission is selected for demonstration
    at the conference, the presenter(s) of the demo will be responsible for
    bringing necessary software/hardware equipment.

         March 20, 2001 Paper submission deadline
           May 28, 2001 Notification of paper acceptance mailed
          June 20, 2001 Camera-ready copies of accepted papers due
           July 2, 2001 Demo submission deadline
         August 3, 2001 Notification of demo acceptance mailed
    October 23-26, 2001 Conference technical sessions


    IAT-2001 Conference Organizing Committee
    General Chairs:
    Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan
    Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA

    Program Chairs:
    Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
    Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

    Demos and Exhibits Chair:
    Jianchang Mao, Verity Inc., USA

    Local Organizing Chair:
    Nobuo Otani, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

    International Advisory Board:
    Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
    Michele L. D. Gaudreault, US Asian Office of Aerospace R&D
    Daniel T. Ling, Microsoft Corporation, USA
    Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
    Jianchang Mao, Verity Inc., USA
    Hiroshi Motoda, Osaka University, Japan
    Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan
    Patrick S. P. Wang, Northeastern University, USA
    Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
    Jie Yang, University of Science and Technology of China
    Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
    Jan Zytkow, University of North Carolina, USA
    Program Committee:
    K. Suzanne Barber (U. Texas at Austin, USA)
    Guy Boy (EURISCO, France)
    Cristiano Castelfranchi (Italian National Research Council)
    Kerstin Dautenhahn (U. Hertfordshire, UK)
    Edmund H. Durfee (U. Michigan, USA)
    E.A. Edmonds (Loughborough U., UK)
    Tim Finin (U. Maryland Baltimore County, USA)
    Adam Maria Gadomski (ENEA, Italy)
    Scott Goodwin (U. Regina, Canada)
    Vladimir Gorodetsky (Russian Academy of Sciences)
    Mark Greaves (The Boeing Company, USA)
    Barbara Hayes-Roth (Stanford U., USA)
    Michael Huhns (U. South Carolina, USA)
    Keniti Ida (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Toru Ishida (Kyoto U., Japan)
    Lakhmi Jain (U. South Australia)
    Stefan J. Johansson (U. Karlskrona, Sweden)
    Qun Jin (U. Aizu, Japan)
    Juntae Kim (Dongguk U., Korea)
    David Kinny (U. Melbourne, Australia)
    Matthias Klusch (German Research Center for AI)
    Sarit Kraus (U. Maryland, USA)
    Danny B. Lange (General Magic, Inc., USA)
    Jimmy Ho Man Lee (Chinese U. Hong Kong)
    Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist U.)
    Mike Luck (U. Southampton, UK)
    Helen Meng (Chinese U. Hong Kong)
    Joerg Mueller (Siemens, Germany)
    Hideyuki Nakashima (ETL, Japan)
    Wee-Keong Ng (Nanyang Technological U., Singapore)
    Katsumi Nitta (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Yoshikuni Onozato (Gunma U., Japan)
    Tuncer Oren (Marmara Research Center, Turkey)
    Ichiro Osawa (ETL, Japan)
    Sun Park (Rutgers U., USA)
    Van Parunak (ERIM, USA)
    Zbigniew W. Ras (U. North Carolina, USA)
    Eugene Santos (U. Connecticut, USA)
    Zhongzhi Shi (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    Carles Sierra (Scientific Research Council, Spain)
    Kwang M. Sim (Chinese U. Hong Kong)
    Andrzej Skowron (Warsaw U., Poland)
    Ron Sun (U. Missouri-Columbia, USA)
    Niranjan Suri (U. West Florida, USA)
    Takao Terano (U. Tsukuba, Japan)
    Demetri Terzopoulos (U. Toronto, Canada)
    Huaglory Tianfield (Cheltenham & Gloucester College of H. E., UK)
    David Wolpert (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
    Jinglong Wu (Kagawa U., Japan)
    Takahira Yamaguchi (Shizuoka U., Japan)
    Kazumasa Yokota (Okayama Prefectural U., Japan)
    Eric Yu (U. Toronto, Canada)
    P.C. Yuen (Hong Kong Baptist U.)
    Chengqi Zhang (Deakin U., Australia)
    Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)

    Local Organizing Committee:
    Masahiko Satori (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Tadaomi Miyazaki (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Nobuo Otani (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Sean M. Reedy (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Yukio Kanazawa (Maebashi Convention Bureau, Japan)
    Seiji Murai (Maebashi Convention Bureau, Japan)
    Kanehisa Sekine (Maebashi Convention Bureau, Japan)
    Midori Asaka (Information Technology Agency (IPA), Japan)
    Yoshitsugu Kakemoto (Japan Research Institute, Limited, Japan)

    The IAT-2001 and WI-2001 will take place in Maebashi City. Maebashi,
    the capital of Gumma Prefecture, is called the `City of water,
    greenery, and poetry'. Maebashi is an `International Convention City'
    designated by the Ministry of Transportation.

    Maebashi and the neighboring areas in Gunma is a land of greenery
    blessed with the wonders of natural beauty and more than a hundred hot
    springs offering relaxation and peace of mind. IAT-2001 and WI-2001
    will organize a tour during the conference to a resort hotel with hot
    spring in Ikaho that is one of the most famous hot springs areas in

    Maebashi is positioned nearly in the center of the Japan Archipelago.
    Only a hundred kilometers from Japan's capital city of Tokyo and
    reachable in an hour by bullet train or high-speed expressway, a
    variety of favorable land conditions lead to flourishing economic
    activity. Maebashi City and the neighboring areas in Gunma are
    expected to further develop into an IT conurbation with highly
    advanced information technology.

    Please send suggestions and inquiries regarding IAT-2001 to:

    Prof. Ning Zhong (IAT-2001)
    Department of Information Engineering
    Maebashi Institute of Technology
    460-1, Kamisadori-Cho, Maebashi-City, 371-0816

    TEL&FAX: +81-27-265-7366
    E-mail: zhong@maebashi-it.ac.jp

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