CFP: Workshop on Intelligent Information Agents, at CIKM-94 12/2/94

Timothy Finin <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 1994 00:40:12 -0400
From: Timothy Finin <>
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Subject: CFP: Workshop on Intelligent Information Agents, at CIKM-94 12/2/94

			Call for Participation
			   CIKM Workshop on

		     held in conjunction with the
	    Third International Conference on Information
		  and Knowledge Management (CIKM'94)
		       Friday, December 2, 1994
	    National Institute of Standards and Technology
			Gaithersburg, Maryland
  Sponsored by: ACM SIGART and ACM SIGIR, in cooperation with: AAAI,
     NIST, UMBC, NSF, Purdue University, and Rutgers University.


CIKM-94 will sponsor four one-day workshops to be held at NIST on
Friday, December 2, 1994, immediately following the main part of the

The CIKM-94 workshop on Intelligent Information Agents will bring
together 30 to 40 researchers who are working on or interested in
exploring the use of agent-oriented paradigms in information systems.

A partial list of topics relevant to the workshop is:

  o agent communication and messaging languages
  o agent programming and scripting languages
  o agent theories and architectures
  o security, privacy and authentication in agent systems
  o interaction and coordination protocols (negotiation, partial global
     planning etc.)
  o agent collaboration and integration
  o learning agents and trainable agents
  o information mediators and facilitators
  o interoperability and knowledge sharing among heterogeneous agents
  o the role of shared ontologies in agent systems
  o agent-human interfaces
  o agents on the world-wide-web
  o information filtering, retrieval, gathering and monitoring
  o resource discovery by and for agents
  o integrated agent testbeds
  o applications of agents to digital libraries, electronic commerce,
    education, command and control, information filtering, data mining, etc.

The workshop will consist of invited talks, individual presentations,
and group discussion. If you wish to present your work, please submit
five copies of an extended abstract (up to 2000 words).  To
participate, please submit a one-page research statement with
bibliography or relevant work or a position paper. All submissions
should include an email address.  Graduate students who are engaged
in a relevant research project are encouraged to participate.

An informal proceedings will be compiled from the extended abstracts
and research statements and distributed at the workshop.  Participants
will be encouraged to submit in advance electronic material or URLs for
an online "proceedings" to be made available on the web.

A modest registration charge (e.g., $75US) will cover the cost of
refreshments during the workshop and a reception on Thursday evening,
December 1, for the participants of the four CIKM workshops.


To get more information on the workshop and to register your interest,
send email to IIAW-INFO@CS.UMBC.EDU.  You can also find current
information at "".

To get more information on CIKM-94 and to register your interest, send
email to CIKM-INFO@CS.UMBC.EDU.  You can also find current information
at "".


Please submit material by September 12, 1994 by sending to:

  Tim Finin
  CIKM-94 IIA Workshop
  Computer Science Department
  University of Maryland Baltimore County
  5401 Wilkens Ave.
  Baltimore MD 21228

Invitations to participate will be sent on September 26, 1994.  


  Yigal Arens (USC/ISI)
  Phil Cohen (SRI/OGI)
  Edmund Durfee (Michigan)
  Tim Finin (Maryland)
  Michael Genesereth (Stanford)
  Michael Huhns (MCC) 
  James Mayfield (Maryland)
  Don McKay (Unisys)
  Yoav Shoham (Stanford)
  Jay Weber (EIT)
  Michael Wooldridge (Manchester)