Topics of interest are (but not exclusive):
- Systems and Applications of Information Agents
- Architectures of information agents.
- Prototypes and fielded systems of information agents.
- Recommender systems; collaborative cases.
- Issues of programming information agents.
- Advanced Means of Collaboration and Coordination
- Social filtering, cooperative search, group forming, negotiation, etc.
- Cooperation in real-time and open environments.
- Self-organising information agent systems.
- Capability-based mediation between information agents.
- Collaboration in peer-to-peer networks.
- Agent-Based Knowledge Discovery
- Agent-based distributed data mining.
- Distributed information retrieval, text, and Web mining.
- Agent based privacy preserving data mining
- Information Agents, Web Services, and the Semantic Web
- Agent-based service discovery and composition.
- Agent-based service matchmaking and brokering
- Agent-based distributed ontology mapping and learning.
- Agent-based information search in the semantic Web
- Mobile Information Agents
- Mobile information agents for distributed information retrieval.
- Engineering mobile information agents.
- Cooperative mobile information agents.
- Information Agents for Pervasive Computing Environments
- Information agents for pervasive computing: Visions, applications, surveys; collaborative cases.
- Rational Information Agents for E-Business
- Models of economic rationality
- Trust and reputation
- Issues of privacy of communication, data security, and jurisdiction for agent-mediated trading.
- Coalition and team formation algorithms.
- Intelligent Interfaces for Information Agents
- Human-agent interaction for (systems of) information agents. Life-like characters and avatars.
- Information agents for/applied to digital cities.
- Advanced, personalized 3-d visualizations of information spaces.
- Personalization; collaborative cases.
- Adaptive Information Agents
- Adaptive information retrieval; collaborative cases.
- Reasoning with imperfect information: collaborative cases.
- Multi-strategy and meta-learning for cooperative information agents.
- Information Agents and Grid Computing
- Agent-based grid computing services and infrastructure
- Agent-based grid computing applications