CIA 2004

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8th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents
Erfurt, Germany, 27/08/2004–29/08/2004

Information agent technology is one of the major key technologies for the Internet and worldwide Web. An information agent is a computational software entity that has access to one or multiple, heterogeneous and distributed information sources, pro-actively searches for and maintains relevant information on behalf of its human users or other agents preferably just-in-time. In other words, it is managing and overcoming the difficulties associated with information overload in the open and exponentially growing Internet and Web. One key challenge of developing advanced information systems is to balance the autonomy of networked data and knowledge sources with the potential payoff of leveraging them by the appropriate use of intelligent information agents. Therefore, the special focus of this workshop series is on the perspectives, design, and implementation of intelligent information agents which are able to collaborate in open, networked data and information environments for and providing added value to a variety of applications in different domains. 

Keeping with its tradition all topics in the research area of intelligent and collaborating information agents are covered by the CIA 2004 workshop.

topics of interest
  • 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 Theories of Collaboration
    • 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
    • Knowledge discovery by (systems of) information agents; collaborative cases
    • Agent-based distributed data mining
    • Distributed information retrieval and Web mining
  • Information Agents for the Semantic Web
    • Agent-based service discovery and composition
    • Agent-based service matchmaking and brokering in the Semantic Web
    • Agent-based distributed ontology learning
  • Mobile Information Agents
    • Mobile information agents for distributed information retrieval
    • Engineering mobile information agents
    • Cooperative mobile information agents
  • Information Agents for Ubiquitous Computing Environments
    • Information agents for pervasive computing: Visions, applications, surveys; collaborative cases
  • Rational Information Agents for E-Business
    • Models of economic rationality and trust
    • 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
    • Agent-based Web usage mining
    • Personalisation; collaborative cases
colocated event
world MATES 2004
world NOD 2004
funding project
wrenchAgentLink III — A Coordination Network for Agent-based Computing (01/01/2004–31/01/2006)
works as
series event