At the 2003 International MultiConference in Computer Science & Engineering
The 3rd International Conference-Crossing Workshop on "Agent Technology for Autonomous Business Processing"

Call For Papers

Track C: " Distributed & Parallel Computing Techniques for Agents "

( as a session at the 2003 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications PDPTA'03)
Monte Carlo Resort - Las Vegas, USA
June 23-26, 2003

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We welcome papers on architectures, protocols, algorithms, design, evaluation (performance, QoS, security), and implementation techniques, and applications for agent-based systems. Technical issues to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

Automation can help us to carry out various activities in a fast, low-cost, and effective way with minimal human involvement. AGENT technology is one of the most promising tools to implement automation providing AUTONOMOUS PROCESSING of information, knowledge, manufacturing data, and business transactions in an automatic, flexible, intelligent, and efficient way.

The goals of this International Workshop are to gather academic and industrial researchers to exchange new ideas and experiences, to initialize new contacts toward future cooperation or to strengthen existing collaborations. We hope to create effective and dynamic forum and connections among academic and industrial researchers, users, and developers.

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This track is a part of the International Workshop ABA which consists of several Special Tracks at several International Conferences. The papers in this track will be published in the Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications PDPTA'03. In addition to that, we also plan to publish the revised versions of papers in journal special issues or in a book, called "Agents for Business Autonomous Processing". In the past, besides being published in the conference proceedings, selected papers from our 2002 workshop "Agents for Business Automation" are being extended and revised to be published as a special issue of the Elsevier's International Journal on "E-commerce Research & Applications", selected papers from our 2001 workshop "Agents for E-business on the Internet" were extended and revised and are to be published as a special issue of the Kluwer's International Journal on "E-commerce Research".


You are invited to submit papers through this SUBMISSION Web Site. If the files are more than 10Mb even after zipping then please email them to: [email protected]. Please use the IEEE-format with less than 10 pages for draft papers. After being reviewed, papers may be accepted in the following categories:

Accepted papers of ALL categories will be published in the conference proceedings. The length of the Camera-Ready version of accepted papers is limited to 7 or 4 pages.  


There is no limit on the number of participants. For the authors who may not be able to present their papers at the conference site, we plan to make post-conference on-line interactive real-time e-forums & presentations (all other authors will also be invited to participate). This is for introduction, questions/answers about papers and related projects, discussions about possible cooperation ... Minutes of all discussions will be distributed to the participants.


Please click HERE for the list.


February 17, 2003 (Monday): Draft papers 
March 20, 2003 (Thursday): Notification of acceptance
April 22, 2003 (Tuesday): Camera-Ready papers
"Agents for Business Automation" Ó Research & Development