The Fifth International Workshop on

     AGENT-ORIENTED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (AOSE-2004)

        -- http://www.jamesodell.com/aose2004 --


                   to be held at the
    The Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous
   Agents & Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2004) New York, USA

                   19 or 20 July 2004
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TOPICS OF INTEREST

We welcome the submission of all papers on aspects of agent-oriented
software engineering, but particularly the following:

* Methodologies for agent-oriented analysis and design
* Relationship of AOSE to other SE paradigms (e.g., OO);
* UML and agent systems;
* Agent-oriented requirements analysis and specification;
* Model-driven architecture (MDA) for MAS
* Refinement and synthesis techniques for agent-based specifications;
* Verification and validation techniques for agent-based systems;
* Software development environments and CASE tools for AOSE;
* Standard APIs for agent programming;
* Formal methods for agent-oriented systems, including specification and
  verification logics;
* Model checking for agent-oriented systems;
* Engineering large-scale agent systems;
* Experiences with field-tested agent systems;
* Best practice in agent-oriented development;
* Market and other economic models in agent systems engineering;
* Practical coordination and cooperation frameworks for agent systems;
* Standardizations for AOSE;
* Re-use approaches for agent-oriented software, including design
  patterns, frameworks, components, and architectures;
* Integration of agent-oriented software into existing business processes
  and implications on business process re-engineering;
* Implications of agent-oriented software on organizational and social
  structures within and between companies (e.g. changes in roles,
  responsibilities, transparency, business processes and decision schemes).

For more information, see:  http://www.jamesodell.com/aose2004

IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions due:      1 April 2004 (no extensions)
Notifications sent:   1 May 2004
Workshop:             19 or 20 July 2004 (actual date TBD)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Co-chairs:

Paolo Giorgini
University of Trento, Italy
email: paolo.giorgini@dit.unitn.it

Joerg P. Mueller
Siemens AG, Germany
email: joerg.p.mueller@siemens.com

James Odell
James Odell Associates, Ann Arbor, MI USA
email: aose2004@jamesodell.com


STEERING COMMITEE

Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna
Michael Wooldridge, University of Liverpool


PROGRAM COMMITTEE (preliminary)

Bernard Bauer (Germany)
Federico Bergenti (Italy)
Paolo Ciancarini (Italy)
Scott DeLoach (USA)
Marie-Pierre Gervais (France)
Olivier Gutknecht (France)
Michael Huhns (USA)
Carlos Iglesias (Spain)
Matthias Jarke (Germany)
Nicholas Jennings (UK)
Catholijn Jonker (Netherlands)
Liz Kendall (Australia)
David Kinny (Australia)
Manuel Kolp (Belgium)
Yannis Labrou (USA)
Alex van Lamsweerde (France)
Juergen Lind (Germany)
John Mylopolous (Canada)
Andrea Omicini (Italy)
Van Parunak (USA)
Anna Perini (Italy)
Marco Pistore (Italy)
Onn Shehory (Israel)
Morris Sloman (UK)
Gerhard Weiss (Germany)
Mike Wooldridge (UK)
Eric Yu (Canada)
Franco Zambonelli (Italy)

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Paolo Giorgini                       http://www.dit.unitn.it/~pgiorgio
Department of Information and
Communication Technology            email:paolo.giorgini@dit.unitn.it
University of Trento                            phone: +39-0461-882052
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