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Minitrack on MultiAgent Systems, Internet & Applications
Software Technology Track

Jan 4-7, 2000
Coordinators:Tim Finin , Anupam Joshi , Yannis Labrou& Yun Peng

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

{finin, joshi, jklabrou, peng}@cs.umbc.edu

The distributed, large-scale, and dynamic nature of the Internet has created the need for new technologies that will allow users and application developers to harness its potential. This is especially so in emerging applications areas such as electronic commerce, virtual enterprises, component-based software  & networked computing, and network management. Of late, multiagent approaches, which let disparate agents with differing capabilities ineteract to solve some problem,  have been proposed as the technology which can help harness the potential of the internet. Such approaches typically allow for scalability, permit software reuse, handle software evolution and promote open systems. This minitrack will focus of multiagent systems as they apply to the internet infrastructure in general, and to networked computing, electronic commerce, and internet-based applications in particular. Topics of interest include

Submit a 300 word  abstract to one of the minitrack coordinators by March 15th. Feedback on the appropriateness of the abstract will be sent to you by April 15th. Submit eight (8) copies of the full manuscript by June 1. Manuscripts should have an abstract and be 22-25 double-spaced pages in length. Papers must not have been previously presented or published, nor currently submitted for journal publication. Each manuscript will be subjected to a rigorous refereeing process involving at least five reviewers. Individuals interested in refereeing papers should contact the minitrack coordinators directly.

Abstract Due : Mar 15, 1999

Feedback: April 15, 1999

Date Papers Due: June 1, 1999

Notification to Authors: August 31, 1999

Final (Camera Ready) Manuscripts Due: October 1 [an error occurred while processing this directive]