Overview: The autonomy and intelligence of software agents have greatly enhanced automation in many operational domains. A major benefit of using agents is the ability to assist in the collaboration among humans and software mechanisms,
alike. Agent-enacted collaboration can be extremely helpful in areas such as Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Workflow and Supply Chain Management, Automation in Virtual Enterprises, and Automated Service Composition.
The Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration (ACEC) workshop will concentrate on two main themes: - Agent Oriented Workflow - Agent Oriented Services Workflow is relevant to enterprises, and implies important
issues related to collaboration and process management. With the popularity and pervasiveness of services in the emerging digital world, enterprises must carefully evaluate how to make their services openly accessible. Furthermore,
it is important for enterprises to learn how to exploit the services of others. In both of these contexts, software agents can play an important role. We enthusiastically solicit papers (from researchers and practitioners) that address key issues,
approaches, open problems, and innovative applications surrounding agent mediation and management of services and/or products of on-line businesses.
Scope: Topics of interests include but are not limited to: - Agent Oriented Workflow - Agent-mediated workflow, supply chain, or virtual enterprises - Methodologies, languages and tools to support agent collaboration
- Agent architectures/infrastructures for collaboration - Agent-based collaboration - Agent-based workflow applications Agent Oriented Services - Agent-based service architectures and infrastructures - Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) & agents
- Services for agent collaboration - Agent-to-Human service interactions - Agent-mediated service integration
Submission Details: Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere, and references to related state-ofthe art work. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Papers up to six pages
(including figures, tables and references) can be submitted. Papers should follow the IEEE format, which is single spaced, two columns, 10pt Times/Roman font. Papers should include a title, the name and affiliation of each
author, an abstract of up to 150 words and no more than eight keywords. Please submit papers, in PDF or PS format, to either of the Co-Chairs of the Program Committee by March 3, 2008. All submitted papers will be
peer-reviewed by a minimum of three program committee members. The accepted papers and the summary report produced by each group will be published in postconference proceedings by the IEEE Press. If you have further questions or remarks, please do not
hesitate to contact the workshop organizers.
Paper submission: March 3, 2008 Decision to paper authors: April 21, 2008 Camera-ready version to IEEE: May 26, 2008 WETICE-2008: June 23-25, 2008 Chairs' final reports due to IEEE: July 9, 2008
Co-Chairs: Dr. Federico Bergenti Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni Email: [hidden email]