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PRICAI 2004 Workshop 1
9th or 10th August 2004

Seventh Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents
(PRIMA)


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PRIMA is a series of workshops on autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, integrating the activities in Asia and Pacific Rim countries. Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems are computational systems in which several autonomous or semi-autonomous agents interact with each other or work together to perform some set of tasks or satisfy some set of goals. These systems may involve computational agents that are homogeneous or heterogeneous, they may involve activities on the part of agents having common or distinct goals, and they may involve participation on the part of humans and intelligent agents. PRIMA2004 will build on the great success of its predecessors, PRIMA'98 in Singapore, PRIMA'99 in Kyoto, Japan, PRIMA2000 in Melbourne, Australia, PRIMA2001 in Taipei, Taiwan, PRIMA2002 in Tokyo, Japan, and PRIMA2003 in Seoul, Korea.

The aim of PRIMA2004 is to bring together Asian and Pacific Rim researchers and developers from academia and industry to report on the latest technical advances or domain applications and to discuss and explore scientific and practical problems as raised by the participants. The workshop welcomes submissions describing both theoretical and applied research in autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. PRIMA2004 introduces two new strands to the PRIMA workshop:
1. A new theme of biologically inspired multi-agent systems.
2. A RoboCup Rescue Simulation competition, Rescue Middle-Earth.

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Sandip Sen (The University of Tulsa, USA)

Invited Speaker:
Prof. Toru Ishida (Kyoto University, Japan)

Topics
Technical issues to be addressed include, but are not restricted to:
· Biologically inspired multi-agent systems
· Conflict resolution and negotiation
· Languages & techniques for describing (multi-) agent systems
· Agent communication languages, dialog & interaction protocols
· Agent ontologies
· Agent programming languages, frameworks, and toolkits meta-modelling and meta reasoning
· Multi-agent planning and learning
· Evaluation of multi-agent systems
· Multi-agent systems and their applications
· Multi-agent systems and evolving intelligence
· Agent-based electronic commerce, auctions and markets
· Agent architectures and their applications
· Agent cities
· Agents and grid computing
· Agents and peer computing
· Agents and semantic web
· Agents and web services
· Artificial social systems
· Social reasoning, agent modelling, organization
· Standards for agents and multi-agent systems
· Teams and coalitions
· Ubiquitous agents

Submission:
We require on-line submission through PRIMA2004 home page. Website: http://prima2004.otago.ac.nz/REG-paper. We encourage submission in Springer Lecture Notes Series format. The length of papers is recommended to be 12 to 15 pages long in this format. (See the Springer LNCS home page: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html)

Multiple submission policy for papers: Papers that are being submitted to other AI conferences, whether verbatim or in essence, must reflect this fact on the title page. Papers that do not meet this requirement are subject to rejection without review. Best Paper Award and Runner Up Prizes will be conferred on the authors of the best papers at the workshop. The awards will be mostly determined on the review scores.


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 5 April 2004 (Extended)
Notification: 30th April 2004
Camera-ready papers Due: 18th May 2004
Workshop: 9th / 10th August 2004 or both days

Review:
All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness and clarity. At least three referees will review each submission independently.

Publication:
Selected papers will be published as a volume in the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series. Other accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings.

General Chair:
Prof Nik Kasabov
Email:
KEDRI, Auckland University of Technology

Program Co-chairs:
Mike Barley
Email:
Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland

Prof Marzuki Khalid
Email:
Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Local Organization Committee:

Stephen Cranefield (University of Otago)
Hans Guesgen (University of Auckland)
Ute Loerch (University of Auckland)
Ian Watson (University of Auckland)

Sponsored by The Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology (http://www.kedri.info/)

Program Committee:

Cristiano Castelfranchi (Italy) Jian Lu (China)
Brahim Chaib-draa (Canada) Xudong Luo (UK)
Joongmin Choi (Korea) John Jules Meyer (The Netherlands)
John Debenham (Australia) Joerg Mueller (Germany)
Klaus Fisher (Germany) Hideyuki Nakashima (Japan)
Chun-Nan Hsu (Taiwan) Ichiro Osawa (Japan)
Michael Huhns (USA) Sascha Ossowski (Spain)
Toru Ishida (Japan) Young-Tack Park (Korea)
Ilkon Kim (Korea) Anita Raja (USA)
Incheol Kim (Korea) Zhongzhi Shi (China)
Minkoo Kim (Korea) Liz Sonenberg (Australia)
David Kinny (Australia) Von-Wun Soo (Taiwan)
Yasuhiko Kitamura (Japan) Toshiharu Sugawara (Japan)
Kazuhiro Kuwabara (Japan) Ron Sun (USA)
Jaeho Lee (Korea) Qijia Tian (China)
Jimmy H.M. Lee (China) Jung-Jin Yang (Korea)
Ho-fung Leung (China) Makoto Yokoo (Japan)
Chao-Lin Liu (Taiwan Soe-Tsyr Yuan (Taiwan)
Jyi-shane Liu (Taiwan) Zili Zhang (Australia)
Rey-long Liu (Taiwan)    

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