Preliminary Program of the Seventh International Workshop CIA 2003

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  August 27, 2003

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Welcome

Session 1: Pervasive Information Service Provision

9:00 - 9:30
An Agent Architecture for Ubiquitous Service Delivery
Conor Muldoon, Gregory O' Hare, Donnacha Phelan, Robin Strahan, Rem Collier (Ireland)
9:30 - 10:00
Adaptive Agent-based Service Composition
for Wireless Terminals

Sasu Tarkoma, Mikko Laukkanen (Finland)
10:00 - 10:30
Information Notification Model with VPC on KODAMA
in an Ubiquitous Computing Environment,
and its Experiment

Tadashige Iwao, Satoshi Amamiya, Kenechi Takahshi, Guoqiang Zhong, Tatsuya Kainuma, Lusheng Ji, Makoto Amamiya (Japan)

Coffee Break

Session 2: Information Agents and Peer-To-Peer Computing

11:00 - 12:00
Invited Talk

Multi-Agent Systems and Peer-to-Peer Computing:
Methods, Systems, and Challenges

Manolis Koubarakis (TU Crete, Greece)


13:00 - 13:30
A Peer-to-Peer Approach to
Resource Discovery in Multi-Agent Systems

Vassilios V. Dimakopoulos, Evaggelia Pitoura (Greece)
13:30 - 14:00
Ostensive Automatic Schema Mapping
for Taxonomy-based Peer-to-Peer Systems

Yannis Tzitzikas, Carlo Meghini (Italy)

Coffee Break

Session 3: Issues of Trading and Negotiation

14:30 - 15:00
Proposal-based negotiation in convex regions
Marco Cadoli (Italy)
15:00 - 15:20
A Conversational Component-Based Open Multi-agent Architecture for Flexible Information Trading
Habin Lee, Patrik Mihailescu, John Shepherdson
(United Kingdom)
15:20 - 15:50
The Search for Coalition Formation in Costly Environments
David Sarne, Sarit Kraus (Israel)

Q&A on Presentations of the Day

18:00    - 19:30 CIA 2003 Welcome Reception
Welcome by Veikko Hara
(CTO of TeliaSonera AB, Sweden/Finland)

  August 28, 2003

Session 4: Information Gathering and Integration

9:00 - 9:30
GraniteNights - A Multi-Agent Visit Scheduler
Utilising Semantic Web Technology

Gunnar AAstrand Grimnes, Stuart Chalmers, Pete Edwards, Alun Preece (United Kingdom)
9:30 - 9:50
Send Fredo off to do this, send Fredo off to do that
Luís Botelho, Hugo Mendes, Pedro Figueiredo, Rui Marinheiro (Portugal)
9:50 - 10:10
Database Integration Using Mobile Agents
Philip Medcraft, Ulrich Schiel, Cláudio S. Baptista (Brazil)

Coffee Break

Session 5: Collaborative Search and Filtering

10:30 - 11:00
Adaptive Web Search Based on a Colony of Cooperative Distributed Agents
Fabio Gasparetti, Alessandro Micarelli (Italy)
11:00 - 11:20
Agents for Collaborative Filtering
Fabrício Enembreck, Jean-Paul Barthès (France)

Session 6: Collaboration in Open Environments

11:30 - 12:30
Invited Talk

Emergence and Stability of Collaborations
Among Rational Agents
Sandip Sen (University of Tulsa, USA)


13:30 - 14:00
A Framework for the Social Description of Resources
in Open Environments

Matthias Nickles, Gerhard Weiss (Germany)
14:00 - 14:30
A Coordination Framework for a Community of
Over-Helping Agents

Franck Gaultier (France)

Session 7: System Demonstrations (CIA 2003 System Innovation Award Finalists)

14:30 - 15:00
ACCESS (U College Dublin, Ireland)
Software Demonstration (15 min) & Discussion (15 min)
15:00 - 15:30
GraniteNights (U Aberdeen, UK)
Software Demonstration (15 min) & Discussion (15 min)

17:30    - 23:00
CIA 2003 Social Program
  • Bus transport from hotel to the harbour
  • Guided boat trip from the harbour to Karhusaari island through the Helsinki Archipelago
  • Social Dinner in Karhusaari manor
  • Shuttle to hotel

  August 29, 2003

Session 8: Issues of Trust in Agent-Based Information Provision

Trust Networks on the Semantic Web
Jennifer Golbeck, Bijan Parsia, James Hendler (USA)
9:30 - 10:00
Exchanging Advice and Learning to Trust
Luis Nunes, Eugénio Oliveira (Portugal)

Coffee Break

Session 9: Information Agent Systems Engineering (1)

10:20 - 10:50
A Component-based Approach for Interoperability across FIPA-compliant Platforms
Mercedes Amor, Lidia Fuentes, Jose Maria Troya (Spain)
10:50 - 11:20
Logic Programming for Evolving Agents
Jose Alferes, Antonio Brogi, Joao Leite, Luis M. Pereira (Portugal, Italy)
11:20 - 11:50
Temporal and Spatial Analysis to Personalise an Agent's Dynamic Belief, Desire, and Intention Profiles
Catholijn Jonker, Vagan Terziyan, Jan Treur
(The Netherlands, Finland)


Session 10: Information Agent Systems Engineering (2)

13:00 - 13:20
Meta-Reasoning for Agents' Private Knowledge Detection
Jan Tozicka, Jaroslav Barta, Michal Pechoucek
(Czech Republic)
13:20 - 13:40
Formalizing Retrieval Goal Change
by Prioritized Circumscription - Preliminary report

Ken Satoh (Japan)
13:40 - 14:00
Organisational Change: Deliberation and Modification
Catholijn M. Jonker, Martijn C. Schut, Jan Treur
(The Netherlands)

Coffee and Q&A on Presentations of the Day

Closing Session

14:30 - 15:00

CIA 2003 Best Paper Award Giving
CIA 2003 System Innovation Award Giving  
Announcement of CIA 2004