Program of Fourth International Workshop CIA-2000

FRIDAY, July 7, 2000

9:00 Welcome
Session 1 
Personal Information Agents 
9:15 - 10:00 Invited Talk:
Life-Like Synthetic Characters in the Internet: The Future Landscape
Elisabeth Andre
DFKI German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence  (Germany)
Coffee Break
10:20 - 11:15 Invited Talk:
Affective Computing for Future Agents
Rosalind W. Picard
MIT Media Laboratory, Media Arts and Sciences (USA) 
Session 2
Rational Information Agents for E-Commerce (1)
11:15 - 11:45  Bilateral negotiation with incomplete and uncertain information: 
A decision-theoretic approach using a model of the opponent
C. Mudgal, J. Vassileva (Canada)
11:45 - 12:15 On ensuring lower bounds of negotiation results
O. Görlitz, R. Neubert, W. Benn (Germany)
Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00 Invited Talk:
Economic Incentives for Information Agents
Jeff O. Kephart
IBM Thomas Watson Research Center (USA)
Coffee Break
Session 3
Societies of Information Agents
15:20 - 15:50 Small-world reputation management in online communities
B. Yu, M.P. Singh (USA)
15:50 - 16:20 A cybernetic approach to the modeling of agent communities
W. Truszkowski, J. Karlin (USA)
16:20 - 16:50 Role of acquaintance models in agent-based production planning system
M. Pechoucek, V. Marik, O. Stepankova (Czech Republic)
Short Break
17:00 - 17:45 Invited Talk:
Emergent Societies of Information Agents
Paul Davidsson
University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, SoC (Sweden) 


SATURDAY, July 8, 2000

9:00 - 10:00 Invited Talk:
Inspiration for Future Autonomous Space Systems
Richard J. Doyle
Center for Space Mission Information and Software Systems, JPL  (USA)
Coffee Break
Session 4
Agent-Based Information Gathering and Mediation
10:20 - 10:50 Knowledge agents on the Web
Y. Aridor, D. Carmel, R. Lempel, A. Soffer, Y.S. Maarek (Israel)
10:50 - 11:20 ICEBERG: Exploiting context in information brokering agents
C.M. Jonker, A. Vollebregt (Netherlands)
11:20 - 11:50 A dynamic access planning method for information mediator
Y. Kitamura, T. Noda, S. Tatsumi (Japan)
11:50 - 12:20 Applying agents to bioinformatics in GeneWeaver
K. Bryson, M. Joy, M. Luck, D. Jones (UK)
Lunch Break
Session 5
Issues of Communication and Collaboration 
14:00 - 15:00 Invited Talk:
Agent Communication and Cooperative Information Agents
 Frank Dignum, TU Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Coffee Break
15:20 - 15:50 Towards information agent interoperability
S. Haustein, S. Luedecke (Germany)
15:50 - 16:20 Automatic ontology construction for a multiagent-based software gathering service
E. Mena, A. Illarramendi, A. Goni (Spain)
16:20 - 16:50 Exploiting the ontological qualities of web resources:
Task-driven agents structure knowledge for problem solving
L. Crow, N. Shadbolt (UK)
Open Discussion


SUNDAY, July 9, 2000

9:00 - 10:00 Invited Talk:
Mobile Information Agents for Cyberspace - State of the Art and Visions
Todd Papaioannou
Loughborough University, MSI Research Institute (UK)
Coffee Break
Session 6
Design and Implementation of Information Agents
10:30 - 11:30 Invited Talk:
Design of Collaborative Information Agents
Jan Treur, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
11:30 - 12:30 Short Demonstrations of Information Agent Systems Prototypes:
(in a different room with Internet connection available)

Knowledge Agent   D. Carmel (Israel)
GeneWeaver System   K. Bryson (UK)
ICEBERG Broker   A.M. Vollebregt (Netherlands)
TWINS System   T. Kido (Japan)

Lunch Break
Session 7 
Rational Information Agents for E-Commerce (2)
14:00 - 14:30 Task assignment in multiagent systems based on Vickrey-type auctioning and 
leveled commitment contracting
F. Brandt, W. Brauer, G. Weiss (Germany)
14:30 - 15:00 Auction-based agent negotiation via programmable tuple spaces
G. Cabri, L. Leonardi, F. Zambonelli (Italy)
Coffee Break
15:20 - 15:50 Towards an experience based negotiation agent
W.Y. Wong, D.M. Zhang, M. Kara-Ali (Australia)
Open Discussion 
16:30 - 17:00 Closing of the Workshop

Please note that this time schedule is preliminary and may change.