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International Workshop on Massively Multiagent Systems

December 10-11, 2004
Kyoto Research Park, Kyoto, Japan

We are now in the era of ubiquitous computing and networking: millions of
electronic devices with computing facilities are connected with each other
in ad hoc ways, and are required to behave coherently. Massively multiagent
systems can be a major design paradigm or an implementation method for
ubiquitous computing and networking. As infrastructure of massively
multiagent systems, technologies such as grid computing together with
semantic annotation can be combined with agent technologies. A new system
design approach, society-centered design, may be realized by embedding
participatory technologies in human society. Applications include
large-scale navigation, scientific or social simulations, e-home, e-offices,
e-cities and e-science.

The aim of this workshop is to encourage existing activity in this field,
and to bring together computer science, information science, and social
science participants concerned with massively multiagent systems and
applications. The workshop will consist of invited talks, oral and poster
presentations, and panels.  Participation in the workshop is by invitation
only, and is limited to around 40 professionals who have made significant
contributions to the topics of the meeting.  People wishing to be invited
are requested to submit first an abstract (to signal your interest and
contribution) and then a full paper (for review) to the workshop. All
accepted papers will be published as a volume from Springer-Verlag after
the workshop.

We would prefer not to rigorously limit topics under the general category of
the workshop. Nonetheless, some candidate topics are listed below:

   Massively multi-agent infrastructure
   Massively multi-sensor systems
   Self-organization technologies
   Design and analysis of massively multi-agent systems
   Large-scale participatory technologies
   Integrating massively multiagent systems and social worlds
   Application of massively multi-agent systems
   Massively multi-agent simulation
   Mega-scale navigation

We have the following invited talks at the workshop.

   Participatory Design Methods for Multi-Agent Social Simulations
   Alexis Drogoul, Labortoire d'informatique de Paris 6

   Behavioral Models of Massively Multi-Agent Information Systems
   Les Gasser, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

   Scaling Up Multi-Agent Systems by Technology Fusion
   David Kinny, CTO, Agentis Software

   Autonomy Oriented Computing (AOC) with MMAS:
   From Problem Solving to Complex Systems Modeling
   Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University

   Mobile Agents for Ambient Intelligence
   Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics

   Challenges in Building Very Large Teams
   Paul Scerri, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

   Agent Server Technology for Managing Millions of Agents
   Gaku Yamamoto, IBM Research, Tokyo Research Lab.

Submit your abstract (ascii text, 300 words or less) and full paper (Word or
pdf) written in English, by e-mail to [log in to unmask] Full
papers should be submitted camera-ready in Springer Lecture Note Series
(LNCS/LNAI) format. Please follow the instructions for authors available at
the Springer LNCS/LNAI Web page:
Submitted full papers should be 12 to 15 pages long in this LNCS/LNAI
format. Surface mail address, email addresses should be included for all
contributing authors.

   Deadline for abstract: August 15th, 2004
   Deadline for full paper: September 1st, 2004
   Author notification: October 1st, 2004
   Deadline for camera ready paper: November 1st, 2004
   Deadline for camera ready postproceedings paper: February 1st, 2005

The workshop attendees are also encouraged to attend the collocated JST
international symposiums, which will be held on December 9th (see

We provide limited financial support to students and other researchers who
are co-authors of accepted papers to give their presentation at the
workshop. In order to apply for travel grant please send the following

   Detailed address and affiliation
   Title of accepted paper
   Estimated amount of travel expenses in total

General Chair:
Koiti Hasida (Cyber Assist Research Center, AIST)

Program Co-Chairs:
Toru Ishida (Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University)
Les Gasser (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Hideyuki Nakashima (Future University Hakodate)

Organization Co-Chairs:
Hideyuki Nakanishi  (Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University)
Itsuki Noda (Cyber Assist Research Center, AIST)

Program Committee Members:
Francois Bousquet (IRRI, CIRAD)
Dan Corkill (University of Massachusetts)
Alexis Drogoul (Labortoire d'informatique de Paris 6)
Satoru Fujita (NEC Corporation)
Nick Gibbins (University of Southampton)
Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
Nadeem Jamali (University of Saskatchewan)
WooYoung Kim (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
David Kinny (Agentis Software)
Yasuhiko Kitamura (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Satoshi Kurihara (NTT Network Innovation Labs.)
Koichi Kurumatani (Cyber Assist Research Center, AIST)
Kazuhiro Kuwabara (ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories)
Victor Lesser (University of Massachusetts)
Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Azuma Ohuchi (Hokkaido University)
Ei-ichi Osawa (Future University Hakodate)
Akihiko Ohsuga (TOSHIBA Corporation)
Van Parunak (ALTARUM)
Jeffrey S. Rosenschein (Hebrew University)
Larry Rudolph (MIT Laboratory for Computer Science)
Norman M. Sadeh (School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University)
Ichiro Satoh (National Institute of Informatics)
Paul Scerri (Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University)
Toshiharu Sugawara (NTT Communication Science Laboratory)
Satoshi Tadokoro (Kobe University)
Millind Tambe (University of Southern California)
Walt Truszkowski (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Gaku Yamamoto (IBM Research, Tokyo Research Lab.)
Makoto Yokoo (Kyushu University)

Sponsored by
Cyber Assist Research Center, AIST
Center of Excellence on Knowledge Society, Kyoto University
Hakodate Future University

Supported by
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
IEICE Special Interest Group for Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge
IPSJ Special Interest Group for Ubiquitous Computing Systems
JSSST Special Interest Group for Multi-Agent and Cooperative Computation
Support Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research
The Obayashi Foundation
Microsoft Corporation

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