18.531 conferences: Internet Research 6; Programming Multi-Agent Systems '05

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 08:05:48 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 531.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns_at_vt.edu> (56)
         Subject: Updated CFP for Internet Research 6

   [2] From: "Prof. Dr. Juergen Dix" <dix_at_tu-clausthal.de> (64)
         Subject: CFP: ProMAS@ AAMAS 2005

         Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 07:56:17 +0000
         From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns_at_vt.edu>
         Subject: Updated CFP for Internet Research 6

Call for Papers - IR 6.0: INTERNET GENERATIONS

International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of
Internet Researchers

Chicago, Illinois, USA

October 5 - 9, 2005

Workshops: October 5, 2005

AoIR conference: October 6 - 9, 2005

Deadline for submission of abstracts s: February 15, 2005.




The Internet has been a rapidly evolving phenomenon, so much so that we
may talk about generations of the Internet. With everything moving faster
in 'Internet time,' we have arguably spanned many technological Internet
generations within a single human generation: from the birth of computing
to the first online communications; from the beginnings of email to the
enriched worlds of chat, virtual worlds and mobile text messaging; from
the workplace to home and school; from optional to all-but-mandatory; and
from mainframe to desktop to laptop to mobile devices.

We can also talk about contextual Internet generations, from the early
pioneers who count themselves among those communicating online before the
1980s; to the early adopters of the 1980s in university and proprietary
systems; to latecomers finding the need to adopt computing and technology
use as part of their daily work; to the current and coming generations
that will not know a time without a computer in the household, a mobile
phone in their hand, and a lap- or palmtop and an MP3 player an essential
part of their daily wear.

This massive change in technologies, and in work and social practices
suggests many avenues of interest for Internet research.


We call for papers from a wide perspective of disciplines, methodologies,
and communities. We invite papers that address the theme of Internet
Generations including TOPICS such as:

- Histories of the Internet: human, social, technical, and/or cultural
stories and histories
- Internet use by generation, e.g., by era of technology, by children and
seniors, or by age of user, etc.
- Individual, group, organizational, or community use, adoption, or
diffusion of the Internet and its practices
- Development in use of languages, new vocabularies, social roles, rules,
and etiquette
- Societal impacts of and on the Internet and its evolution
- Perspectives on the Internet and social change in a changing world
- Internet expansion across divides, borders, nationalities, etc.
- Mapping the course of Internet connectivity
- Prospects for the future: Next generation Internet

We invite submissions for papers, panels, and demonstrations of work on
topics related to the conference theme of Internet Generations. Sessions
at the conference will be established that specifically address the
conference theme. We particularly call for innovative, exciting, and
unexpected takes on the conference theme. We also welcome submissions on
topics that address social, cultural, political, economic, and/or
aesthetic aspects of the Internet beyond the conference theme. In all
cases, we welcome disciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions as well
as international collaborations from both AoIR and non-AoIR members.

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         Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 07:58:39 +0000
         From: "Prof. Dr. Juergen Dix" <dix_at_tu-clausthal.de>
         Subject: CFP: ProMAS@ AAMAS 2005

                Call for Papers

            Third international Workshop on
          Programming Multi-Agent Systems (ProMAS'05)

        ProMAS'05 is a satellite workshop at AAMAS 2005
          Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Even though the contributions of the multi-agent systems (MAS)
community can make a significant impact in the development of open
distributed systems, the techniques resulting from such contributions
will only be widely adopted when suitable programming languages and
tools are available. Furthermore, such languages and tools must
incorporate those techniques in a principled but practical way, so as
to support the ever more complex task of professional programmers, in
particular when the systems have to operate in dynamic environments.

The ProMAS workshop series aims to address the practical programming
issues related to developing and deploying multi-agent systems. In
particular, ProMAS aims to address how multi-agent systems designs or
specifications can be effectively implemented. In its two previous
editions, ProMAS constituted an invaluable occasion bringing together
leading researchers from both academia and industry to discuss issues
on the design of programming languages and tools for multi-agent
systems. In particular, the workshop promotes the discussion and
exchange of ideas concerning the techniques, concepts, requirements,
and principles that are important for multi-agent programming

We encourage the submission of proposals for programming languages and
tools that provide specific programming constructs to facilitate the
implementation of the essential concepts used in multi-agent system
analysis and specifications (e.g., mental attitudes, distribution, and
social interaction). We also welcome submissions describing
significant multi-agent applications, as well as agent programming
tools that allow the integration of agents with legacy systems.
Further, we are particularly interested in approaches or applications
that show clearly the added-value of multi-agent programming, and
explain why and how this technology should be adopted by designers and
programmers both in academia and industry.

Specific topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

- Programming Languages for multi-agent systems
- Extensions of traditional languages for multi-agent programming
- Theoretical and practical aspects of multi-agent programming
- Computational complexity of MAS
- Semantics for multi-agent programming languages
- High-level executable multi-agent specification languages
- Algorithms, techniques, or protocols for multi-agent issues
   (e.g., coordination, cooperation, negotiation)
- Agent communication issues in multi-agent programming
- Implementation of social and organisational aspects of MAS
- Formal methods for specification and verification of MAS
- Verification tools for implementations of MAS
- Agent development tools and platforms
- Generic tools and infrastructures for multi-agent programming
- Interoperability and standards for MAS
- Programming mobile agents
- Safety and security for mobile MAS deployment
- Fault tolerance and load balancing for mobile MAS
- Application areas for multi-agent programming languages
- Applications using legacy systems
- Programming MAS for Grid-based applications
- Programming MAS for the Semantic Web
- Deployed (industrial-strength) MAS
- Benchmarks and testbeds for comparing MAS languages and tools

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