[DL] [Deadline Extension] [CFP] Special Session on Intelligent Components producing and consuming Knowledge and Data (SS4-ICP) at PAAMS 2013

Mari Carmen Suárez de Figueroa Baonza mcsuarez at fi.upm.es
Tue Jan 8 13:49:48 CET 2013

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Special Session on Intelligent Components producing and consuming 
Knowledge and Data (SS4-ICP)

11th Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent 
Systems (PAAMS 2013)
Salamanca, 22nd-24th May, 2013


* Motivation*

Intelligent components, by which we mean agents, processes and services, 
are characterised by complex
decision making in order to achieve some objectives. Usually this 
activity is based on knowledge about
the agents themselves, the environment in which they are situated and on 
the communication patterns
they engage in. Often the knowledge needed to make complex decisions is 
owned by the agent, however
with novel models of interactions especially within open environments, 
this knowledge needs to be shared
in order to support opportunistic collaboration between autonomous 
disparate entities. Ontologies play
a pivotal role in enabling agents to share knowledge.

The Linked Data initiative has spun a plethora of datasets that are 
published and accessed on the Web
and whose content is formally captured by schemas and ontologies, thus 
promoting the ability to link data
from diverse domains. The ability to integrate and perform some form of 
analysis over this data is becoming
increasingly important in applications that make use of data and 
knowledge in order to achieve a given task.

Open environments like the web require the ability to share data and 
knowledge in a seamless opportunistic
fashion with very little or no assumption on the way the content is 
modelled and represented. The only
assumption is that knowledge and data are represented according to some 
common format, but their content and
the constraints on their use are not assumed to be known a priori.

Two crucial questions arise given the context we outlined above:
(1) “How can semantics help to represent processes and data?” and
(2) “How can the use of semantics (knowledge and data) support 
intelligent decision making especially when
little is known of the environment and/or other components?”.

This special session aims at discussing the synergy between semantic 
technologies, including linked data,
and intelligent software components (agents and processes/services).

* Topics*

Topics of interest span a wide spectrum in both theory and practice of 
ontology development methodologies and
guidelines, knowledge management, linked data creation, data validation, 
context-aware intelligent agents,
mobile agents, multi-agent systems, collaboration and cooperation, 
information retrieval agent communities,
knowledge enabled services, recommender systems, and so on.

The topics of submissions to this special session are not strictly 
limited but
should primarily focus on:

- Agent-based Linked (Open) Data
- Ontologies and agents for specific areas and domains
- Ontology-based multi-agent systems
- Ontology engineering for open agent environments
- Ontology integration (mapping, matching, alignment, merging)
- Ontology reuse methods and approaches
- Ontology search and repositories
- Crawling, caching and querying Linked Data
- Evaluation of semantic technologies and agents
- Languages, tools, and methodologies for representing and managing 
semantic data
- Guidelines, methods, and tools for Linked Data engineering and their 
use in agent systems
- Semantic-aware intelligent agents/processes/services
- Technologies for the Semantic Web and for Linked Data, including 
languages, tools and infrastructures for
knowledge representation and rational agents

* Important dates *

**Extended submission deadline: 20th January, 2013**
Notification of acceptance: 10th February, 2013
Camera ready submission deadline: 20th February, 2013

* Contributions *

All papers should be written in English and must be formatted according 
to the Advances in Intelligent and
Soft Computing Series Springer template, with a maximum length of 8 
pages in length, including figures and
references for the PAAMS 2013 Special Sessions.

This template can be downloaded here:

    - Microsoft Word Format 
    - Latex Format (http://www.paams.net/sites/default/files/latex.zip)

All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) 
using the PAAMS 2013 conference management
system for special sessions 

At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the 
special session to present the paper in
order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. All accepted 
papers will be published by Springer Verlag.

* Chairs *

- Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Ontology Engineering Group (OEG), 
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
- Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool

* Program Committee (to be completed) *

- Sonia Bergamaschi, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Stefan Decker, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
- Mariano Fernández-López, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain
- Chiara Ghidini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Italy
- Massimo Paolucci, DOCOMO Euro-Labs, Germany
- Terry Payne, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
- Carlos Pedrinaci, Open University, United Kingdom
- Murat Sensoy, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
- Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Italy
- Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
- Boris Villazón-Terrazas, iSOCO, Spain

  Dr. Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa
  Assistant Professor

  Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)

  Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
  Facultad de Informática
  Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  Campus de Montegancedo, s/n
  Boadilla del Monte - 28660 Madrid

  Phone: (+34) 91 336 36 72
  Fax: (+34) 91 352 48 19
  e-mail: mcsuarez at fi.upm.es
  Office: 3205			

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