CFP: SELMAS 2006 - 5th Workshop on Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems

Wed Jan 4 20:21:27 CET 2006


                                 SELMAS 2006
                        5th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON

                  "Building Dependable Multi-Agent Systems"

                              CALL FOR PAPERS

                     workshop affiliated with ICSE 2006

                              Shanghai - China
                              May 22-23, 2006


                         *** IMPORTANT DATES

                  Paper submission:     February 1st, 2006
                  Author notification:  March    1st, 2006
                  Camera ready copy:    March    15th, 2006


Software is becoming present in every aspect of our lives, pushing us
inevitably towards a world of ambient computing systems. Multi-agent
systems (MAS) are a prominent technology which facilitates the
modeling and development of large-scale distributed systems. MAS are
intrinsically constricted as open systems and consisted of large
numbers of cooperating entities, the so-called software agents. They
employ semantically sophisticated interaction protocols as the
flexible control layer that binds the pieces together into a reliable
system of systems. However, the specific properties of MAS, such as
autonomous and self-adaptation behaviors, can hinder the satisfaction
of dependability requirements if proper techniques are not applied.

Consequently, there will be a steadily increasing demand for
distributed software systems with substantial scalability and
performance requirements, demanding reliability specifications, and
critical security prerequisites. This is a singular time for
dependable distributed systems. At the same time, the traditional
models we use to understand the relationship between a computational
process and its environment are changing from the standard
deterministic into ones that are more distributed and dynamic, more
closely aligned with the practices of agent-oriented computing.


Submitted papers should have a special emphasis on the impact of the
agent technology in the development of large dependable systems.
However, the workshop is intended to cover a wide range of topics on
software engineering for large-scale multi-agent systems, from
theoretical foundations to empirical studies. We also welcome the
submission of papers in all aspects of agent-based software
engineering, including the following (but not limited to):

. Aspect-oriented techniques to MAS development
. Comparative studies between the agent-oriented and other paradigms
. Coordination architectures, infrastructures, and tools
. Dependable agent systems
. Design patterns, design principles, and architectural styles
. Domain-specific languages
. Exception handling and fault-tolerance techniques
. Experiments and case studies
. Formal methods for MAS
. Frameworks and software architectures
. Governance for MAS
. Methodologies for agent-oriented analysis and design
. Mobility and security issues
. Modeling languages
. Ontologies for MAS
. Pitfalls and learned lessons in the construction of large MAS
. Reflective software architectures
. Requirements engineering
. Software development environments
. Software engineering techniques for resource-bounded MAS
. Software reliability engineering
. Testing and metrics
. Trustability issues
. Verification and validation techniques


Papers must not exceed 08 (eight) pages, including all text,
references, appendices, and figures. All submissions must be in Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF). Please follow ICSE 2006 Format and
Submission Guidelines:

Papers submitted to SELMAS must not have been simultaneously submitted
to any other forum, nor should they have already been published
elsewhere. The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of its
authors will register for the workshop to present it.

Submitted papers will be reviewed based on originality, relevance,
technical soundness and presentation. Papers must be submitted
electronically using the Web page at the following address:

It is the aim of the organizers to publish a post-workshop book as
part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series of
Springer-Verlag, following the tradition established for the previous
SELMAS editions.


Ricardo Choren, Military Institute of Engineering - Brazil
Alessandro Garcia, Lancaster University - UK
Holger Giese, Universitat Paderborn - Germany
Ho-fung Leung, Chinese University of Hong Kong - China
Carlos Lucena, PUC-Rio - Brazil
Alexander Romanovsky, University of Newcastle upon Tyne - UK


Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - USA
Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham - UK
Carole Bernon, IRIT - France
M. Brian Blake, Georgetown University - USA
Rafael Bordini, University of Durham - UK
Giacomo Cabri, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italy
Jaelson Castro, UFPE - Brazil
Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University - The Netherlands
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney - Australia
Rogerio de Lemos, University of Kent - UK
Scott DeLoach, Kansas State University - USA
Chiara Ghidini, ITC-irst - Italy
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento - Italy
Mark Greaves, Vulcan, Inc. - USA
Nicolas Guelfi, University of Luxembourg - Luxembourg
Zahia Guessoum, LIP6 - France
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Laboratory of Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR) - Italy
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney - Australia
Tom Holvoet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium
Alexei Iliasov, University of Newcastle upon Tyne - UK
Manuel Kolp, University of Louvain - Belgium
Viviana Mascardi, Universita degli Studi di Genova - Italy
Haralambos Mouratidis, University of East London - UK
Andrea Omicini, Universita di Bologna - Italy
Juan Pavon, Universidad Complutense de Madrid - Spain
Omer Rana, Cardiff University - UK
Gustavo Rossi, Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Argentina
Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics - Japan
John Shepherdson, British Telecommunications plc - UK
Anand Tripathi, University of Minnesota - USA
Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium
Michael Winikoff, RMIT University - Australia


Paper submission:     February 1st, 2006
Authors notification: March    1st, 2006
Camera ready copy:    March    15th, 2006

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