Eighth International Workshop CIA 2004 on

  Cooperative Information Agents

  September 27 - 29, 2004            Erfurt, Germany           Fair and Congress Center  

In cooperation with ACM SIGART and ACM SIGWeb

Pictures from the workshop

Aims & Scope                          

Information agent technology is one of the major key technologies for the Internet and world wide Web. An information agent is a computational software entity that has access to one or multiple, heterogeneous and geographically dispersed data and information sources, pro-actively searches for and maintains relevant information on behalf of its human users or other agents preferably just-in-time. In other words, it is managing and overcoming the difficulties associated with information overload in open, pervasive information and service landscapes. An information agent may collaborate with other agents to accomplish individual and joint tasks for a variety of business applications. One key challenge of developing agent-based information systems is to balance the autonomy of networked data, information and knowledge sources with the potential payoff of leveraging them by the appropriate use of intelligent information agents. Interdisciplinary research and development of information agents requires expertise in relevant domains of information retrieval, artificial intelligence, database systems, human-computer interaction, and Internet and Web technology. The CIA 2004 workshop aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, software developers, and managers to get informed about, present, and discuss latest high quality results in advancements of theory and practice in information agent technology for the Internet, the Web, and the Semantic Web.

Call for Participation (flyer, pdf, 89kb)

The CIA workshop series has been initiated in 1997; since then the events of the series have been held annually at different locations in Europe and across the world. Each event of the series offers regular and invited talks of excellence that are given by distinguished experts, system demonstrations, and honors innovative research and development of information agents by means of a Best Paper Award and a System Innovation Award. The proceedings of the series are published as volumes of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series of the Springer Verlag.

Co-sponsored by

Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence

Co-located with                                         Net.Object Days 2004 Multi-Conference, and                                                                                  2nd German Conference on Multiagent Systems Technologies (MATES 2004)        

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