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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   SELMAS 2006 - 5th Workshop on Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems
Email:   event_(on)_in.tu-clausthal.de
Date received:   04 Jan 2006
Deadline:   01 Feb 2006
Start date:   22 May 2006

---------------------------------------------------------------------- SELMAS 2006 5th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOR LARGE-SCALE MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS "Building Dependable Multi-Agent Systems" CALL FOR PAPERS workshop affiliated with ICSE 2006 Shanghai - China May 22-23, 2006 www.teccomm.les.inf.puc-rio.br/selmas2006/ *** IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: February 1st, 2006 Author notification: March 1st, 2006 Camera ready copy: March 15th, 2006 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Software is becoming present in every aspect of our lives, pushing us inevitably towards a world of ambient computing systems. Multi-agent systems (MAS) are a prominent technology which facilitates the modeling and development of large-scale distributed systems. MAS are intrinsically constricted as open systems and consisted of large numbers of cooperating entities, the so-called software agents. They employ semantically sophisticated interaction protocols as the flexible control layer that binds the pieces together into a reliable system of systems. However, the specific properties of MAS, such as autonomous and self-adaptation behaviors, can hinder the satisfaction of dependability requirements if proper techniques are not applied. Consequently, there will be a steadily increasing demand for distributed software systems with substantial scalability and performance requirements, demanding reliability specifications, and critical security prerequisites. This is a singular time for dependable distributed systems. At the same time, the traditional models we use to understand the relationship between a computational process and its environment are changing from the standard deterministic into ones that are more distributed and dynamic, more closely aligned with the practices of agent-oriented computing. *** TOPICS OF INTEREST Submitted papers should have a special emphasis on the impact of the agent technology in the development of large dependable systems. However, the workshop is intended to cover a wide range of topics on software engineering for large-scale multi-agent systems, from theoretical foundations to empirical studies. We also welcome the submission of papers in all aspects of agent-based software engineering, including the following (but not limited to): . Aspect-oriented techniques to MAS development . Comparative studies between the agent-oriented and other paradigms . Coordination architectures, infrastructures, and tools . Dependable agent systems . Design patterns, design principles, and architectural styles . Domain-specific languages . Exception handling and fault-tolerance techniques . Experiments and case studies . Formal methods for MAS . Frameworks and software architectures . Governance for MAS . Methodologies for agent-oriented analysis and design . Mobility and security issues . Modeling languages . Ontologies for MAS . Pitfalls and learned lessons in the construction of large MAS . Reflective software architectures . Requirements engineering . Software development environments . Software engineering techniques for resource-bounded MAS . Software reliability engineering . Testing and metrics . Trustability issues . Verification and validation techniques *** SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Papers must not exceed 08 (eight) pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Please follow ICSE 2006 Format and Submission Guidelines: http://www.isr.uci.edu/icse-06/cfp/paperformat.html Papers submitted to SELMAS must not have been simultaneously submitted to any other forum, nor should they have already been published elsewhere. The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of its authors will register for the workshop to present it. Submitted papers will be reviewed based on originality, relevance, technical soundness and presentation. Papers must be submitted electronically using the Web page at the following address: http://www.teccomm.les.inf.puc-rio.br/selmas2006/cfp.htm It is the aim of the organizers to publish a post-workshop book as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series of Springer-Verlag, following the tradition established for the previous SELMAS editions. *** ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Ricardo Choren, Military Institute of Engineering - Brazil Alessandro Garcia, Lancaster University - UK Holger Giese, Universitat Paderborn - Germany Ho-fung Leung, Chinese University of Hong Kong - China Carlos Lucena, PUC-Rio - Brazil Alexander Romanovsky, University of Newcastle upon Tyne - UK *** PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - USA Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham - UK Carole Bernon, IRIT - France M. Brian Blake, Georgetown University - USA Rafael Bordini, University of Durham - UK Giacomo Cabri, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italy Jaelson Castro, UFPE - Brazil Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University - The Netherlands John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney - Australia Rogerio de Lemos, University of Kent - UK Scott DeLoach, Kansas State University - USA Chiara Ghidini, ITC-irst - Italy Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento - Italy Mark Greaves, Vulcan, Inc. - USA Nicolas Guelfi, University of Luxembourg - Luxembourg Zahia Guessoum, LIP6 - France Giancarlo Guizzardi, Laboratory of Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR) - Italy Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney - Australia Tom Holvoet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium Alexei Iliasov, University of Newcastle upon Tyne - UK Manuel Kolp, University of Louvain - Belgium Viviana Mascardi, Universita degli Studi di Genova - Italy Haralambos Mouratidis, University of East London - UK Andrea Omicini, Universita di Bologna - Italy Juan Pavon, Universidad Complutense de Madrid - Spain Omer Rana, Cardiff University - UK Gustavo Rossi, Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Argentina Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics - Japan John Shepherdson, British Telecommunications plc - UK Anand Tripathi, University of Minnesota - USA Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium Michael Winikoff, RMIT University - Australia *** IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: February 1st, 2006 Authors notification: March 1st, 2006 Camera ready copy: March 15th, 2006 Computational Intelligence Group Department of Computer Science Clausthal University of Technology Germany http://cig.in.tu-clausthal.de/ _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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