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Ryszard Kowalczyk-2

P R E L I M I N A R Y   C A LL   F O R   P A P E R S

The Workshop on


to be held at

the Seventh International Joint Conference on
Estoril, Portugal, May 12 - 16, 2008


The purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the recent
significant developments at the intersections of Multi-agent Systems,
Semantic Technology, and Service-oriented Computing, and to promote
cross-fertilization of techniques. In particular, the workshop aims at
identifying techniques from Multi-agent System and Semantic Technology
research that will have the greatest impact on automating service-oriented
application construction and management, focusing on critical challenges
such as service quality assurance, reliability, and adaptability.

The Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering (SOCASE)
workshop continues the theme of previous SOCASE workshop successfully held
at AAMAS’07, the SOCABE workshops held at AAMAS’06, AAMAS’05 and the WSABE
workshops held at AAMAS’04 and AAMAS’03, with an expanded theme reflecting
the wide spectrum of issues of the cross section between agent-based and
service-oriented paradigms.


We invite papers on all aspects relating to the overlap of agent technology,
Semantic Web services, and Service-oriented Computing. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:

- Agent-oriented architectures, frameworks, and infrastructures for
distributed service-oriented software and Semantic Web systems
- Agent-oriented modeling and design methods and tools for service-oriented
software and Semantic Web development
- Web services and Semantic Web technologies and standards for multi-agent
system design, development and integration
- Agent-enabled adaptation, evolution, and optimization of services and
- Agent-based service description, advertisement, matchmaking, discovery,
and brokering
- Agent-based service composition, orchestration, and choreography
- Agent-based monitoring and exception-handling for service execution and
- Agent-based negotiation and management of Quality of Service and Service
Level Agreements
- Deployment and distribution of agent-based service systems and
service-oriented agent systems
- Agent-based service business models, application scenarios and demos (e.g.
in e-Business, e-Science, Enterprise, Telecom, etc.), and lessons learned
- Ontology matching for service discovery, negotiation, orchestration,
composition, and execution
- Ontology generation, learning and reasoning, and ontology-oriented dynamic
mediation among agents


Submission is to be done electronically: the detailed instructions can be
found on the SOCASE'08 web page
Contact Quoc Bao Vo ([hidden email]) for help if required.

The papers should be formatted according to LNCS specification and submitted
as PDF files. Instructions and templates can be found at

Two types of submissions are available: regular submissions of length
3000-4000 words (approx. 8-12 printed pages) and position papers of length
1200-2000 words (approx. 4-6 printed pages). Position papers (and some
regular papers) may be presented as part of themed discussion panels;
preference may be given to position papers that take strong or challenging
positions on important emergent topics.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers per paper. Selection
criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality,
technical soundness, quality of presentation. Some preference may also be
given to papers which address emergent trends or important common themes, or
which enhance balance of workshop topics. Since this is associated with the
AAMAS conference, accepted papers must be of real relevance to the
multi-agent research community.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Similarly to
the previous year the proceedings are planned to be published with
Springer-Verlag’s LNCS, subject to appropriate number and quality of
submissions. A selection of best papers will also be invited to submit
extended and enhanced versions of their papers to a special issue of a major
international journal.


Submission deadline 1 February 2008
Acceptance notification 25 February 2006
Camera-ready deadline 05 March 2006
Proceedings ready 19 March 2006
Workshop held 12 or 13 May 2006


Ryszard Kowalczyk     Swinburne University, Australia
Michael Huhns University of South Carolina, USA
Matthias Klusch German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
(DFKI GmbH), Germany
Zakaria Maamar       Zayed University, UAE        
Quoc Bao Vo Swinburne University, Australia (point of contact:
[hidden email])


Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Youcef Baghdadi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Djamal Benslimane, Lyon 1 University, France
Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada
Brian M. Blake, Georgetown University, USA
Peter Braun, The Agent Factory GmbH, Germany
Paul A. Buhler, College of Charleston, USA
Bernard Burg, Panasonic Research, USA
Jiangbo Dang, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Manuel Núñez García, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Mauro Gaspari, University of Bologna, Italy
Karthik Gomadam, University of Georgia, USA
Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, France
Jingshan Huang, University of South Carolina, USA
W.J. van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario, Canada
N.C. Narendra, IBM India Research Lab, India
Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Julian A. Padget, University of Bath, UK
Maurice Pagnucco, University of New South Wales,
Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, Italy
Terry Payne, University of Southampton, UK
Giovanna Petrone, University of Torino, Italy
Debbie Richards, Macquarie University, Australia
Marwan Sabbouh, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Quan Z. Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
Huaglory Tianfield, Caledonian University Glasgow, UK
Kunal Verma, Accenture Technology Labs Palo Alto, USA
Steve Wilmott, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain