4th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems (ESAS 2009)

Venue: Seattle

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 20, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 20, 2009
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4th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems (ESAS 2009), to take place during 20 to 24 July 2009 Seattle, WA, USA. Main theme of the workshop is Applying Semantic Technologies in Research and Development of Distributed, Autonomous, Ontology-Enabled Multi- Agent Systems. Researchers working on the following are especially encouraged to propose papers: realization of multi-agent systems through semantic web technology, ontology-based agent applications, distributed control and processing applications, security & trust, interoperability, service levels and quality issues in such systems. Enterprises and research centers developing ontologies, languages, integrated development environments, tools, and middleware. Other relevant topics in semantic Web and multi-agent systems are welcome. This one-day workshop will take place IN CONJUNCTION WITH COMPSAC 2009. The deadline for proposals is 31st March 2009. Original papers will be considered. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee according to its originality, significance, correctness, presentation, and relevance. We encourage authors to present position papers on practical studies and experiments, critiques of existing work, emerging issues, and novel ideas under development. Papers must be submitted electronically via the ESAS2009 Submission Page (URL: http:/ s.cs.iastate.edu/COMPSAC2009Workshops/ESAS2009). Manuscripts will be limited to six pages for regular/invited paper, four pages for short paper, two pages for fast abstract and position statement including all figures, tables, and references. Extra page charges apply. Please consult COMPSAC Paper Submission page for proper naming convention. The format of submitted papers must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines (i.e., 8.5 x 11, Two- Column Format (PDF: instruct.pdf; DOC: instruct.doc); Layout Guide (PDF: format.pdf; DOC: format.doc; all under ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/proceedings/). All accepted papers will be published in the electronic conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society, indexed through INSPEC and EI Index (Elseviers Engineering Information Index), and automatically included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of COMPSAC for the paper to be included in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person. ESAS 2009 authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a special issue in an academic journal (TBD). A post-conference book project is being finalized with a major scientific publisher. The authors of ESAS 2008 and 2007 were invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in the Special Issue on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems of the Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering by Blackwell Publishing (ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/proceedings/). Paper selection is continuing for late 2009 publication. A special issue of the best papers of ESAS 2006 has been published with the Multiagent and Grid Systems - An International Journal, IOS Press, ISSN 1574-1702; Volume 4, Number 3, 2008, pp: 293-346. Enquiries: atilla.elci@emu.edu.tr