Preliminary Program of the International Workshop CIA 2001

            September 6, 2001

9:15 Welcome

9:30 - 13:00 Session 1
Information Agents for Mobile and Wireless Environments:
Practical Issues and Directions

Invited Talk:
Information Agents for Mobile and Embedded Devices
T. Finin (USA)

Enabling FIPA agents on small devices
G. Adorni, F. Bergenti, A. Poggi, G. Rimassa (Italy)

Towards efficient and reliable agent communication in
wireless environments
H. Helin, M. Laukkanen (Finland)

11:15 -- coffee break --

Invited Talk:
Mobile Agents: State of the Art and Research Opportunities
G.P. Picco (Italy)

-- 15 min open discussion on talks of the session --

LUNCH BREAK (13:00 - 14:30)

14.30 - 16:00 Session 2
Personal Assistance: Interaction and Avatars

Invited Talk:
Interactive Integration of Information Agents on the Web
Y. Kitamura,et al. (Japan)

Improving communication in 3D virtual environments
by means of task delegation in agents
R. Imbert, A. de Antonio, J. Segovia (Spain)

Wizard of Oz Method for Learning Dialog Agents
M. Okamoto, Y. Yang, T. Ishida (Japan)

16:00 -- 30 min coffee break --

16:30 - 18:00 Session 3
Information Search and Recommendation

16:30 - 16:45
Supporting User-Profiled Semantic Web-Oriented Search
L. Palopoli, D.  Rosaci, G. Terracina, D. Ursino (Italy)

16:45 - 17:00
Recommending a trip plan by negotiation with a software travel agent
V.-W. Soo, S.-H. Liang (Taiwan)

17:00 - 17:15
CoWing: A collaborative bookmark management system
R. Kanawati, M. Malek (France)

17:15 - 17:30
Context-Aware Agents for Personal Information Services
E. Plaza, J.-L. Arcos (Spain)

17:30 - 17:45
Part of Session 9 (Issues of Collaboration and Coordination):
A mechanism for temporal reasoning by collaborative agents
M. Hadad, S. Kraus (Israel, USA)

-- 15 min open discussion on talks of the day --

18.30 - 20.00
Reception at the Faculty of Engineering Hall


            September 7, 2001

9.15 - 10:45 Session 4
Data Warehousing and Mining

Invited Talk:
Data Warehouse Quality and Agent Technology
M. Jarke (Germany)

Decision Trees for Multiple Abstraction Levels of Data
D. Lee, M. Jeong (Korea)

-- 15 min open discussion on talks of the session --

10:45 - 13:00 Session 5
Collaborative Information Agents: Systems and Applications

Supporting Information Integration With Autonomous Agents
S. Bergamaschi, G. Cabri, F. Guerra, L. Leonardi,
M. Vincini, F. Zambonelli (Italy)

11:15 -- coffee break --

Extending a multi-agent system for genomic annotations
K. Decker, S. Khan, C. Schmidt, D. Michaud (USA)

Using agents in performing multi-site queries
E. Di Nitto, C. Ghezzi, M. Sabba, P. Selvin (Italy)

Domain-independent ontologies for cooperative information agents
M. Gomez, C. Abasolo, E. Plaza (Spain)

-- 15 min Open discussion on talks of the day --

LUNCH BREAK (13:15 - 14:30)

14:30 - 15:30 Session 6: System Demonstrations

LEAP - Enabling FIPA agents on small devices
Federico Bergenti (University of Parma, Italy)

Towards Efficient and Reliable Agent Communication in Wireless Environment
H. Helin, M. Laukkanen (Sonera, Finland)

16:00 - 23:00 SOCIAL PROGAM


            September 8, 2001

9:00 - 10:45 Session 7
Trading Internet Agents (1): Auctions

An autonomous bidding agent for simultaneous auctions
N. Formara, L.M. Gambardella (Switzerland)

Optimality and risk in purchase from multiple auctions
O. Shehory (Israel)

Cryptographic protocols for secure second-price auctions
F. Brandt (Germany)

-- 15 min open discussion on talks of the session --

10:45 - 13:00 Session 8
Trading Internet Agents (2): Strategies, Negotiation, and Design

Equilibria strategies for selecting sellers and satisfying buyers
C.V. Goldman, S. Kraus, O. Shehory (USA, Israel)

11:15 -- coffee break --

On the logical aspects of argument-based negotiation among agents
L. Brito, P. Novais, J. Neves (Portugal)

Introducing a multi-agent, multi-criteria methodology for modeling
electronic consumer's behavior: The case of Internet radio
N. Manouselis, N.F. Matsatsinis (Greece)

Modeling commercial knowledge to develop advanced agent-based
marketplaces for e-commerce
M. Molina (Spain)

Arms race within information ecosystems
B. Carlsson, R. Gustavsson (Sweden)

-- 15 min discussion on talks of the session --

LUNCH BREAK (13:15 - 14:30)

14:30 - 17:45 Session 9
Issues of Collaboration and Coordination

Invited Talk:
Information Agents: The Social Nature of Information and the Role of Trust
C. Castelfranchi (Italy)

A Framework for the Exchange and Installation of Protocols
in a Multi-Agent System
T. Iwao, Y. Wada, M. Okada, M. Amamiya (Japan)

16:00 -- coffee break --

Ontology negotiation as a basis for opportunistic cooperation between
intelligent information agents
S.C. Ballin, W. Truszkowski (USA)

Agent coordination infrastructures for virtual enterprises and
workflow management
A. Ricci, E. Denti, A. Omicini (Italy)

17:15 -- 30 min open discussion on the talks of the day --

17:45 - 18:00 Session 10
Closing of the Workshop

- Workshop Results, Facts & Acknowledgements
- CIA Best Paper Award 2001
- CIA System Innovation Award 2001
- Announcement of CIA 2002