Aims & Scope
An intelligent information agent is a computational software entity that is capable of accessing one or multiple, potentially heterogeneous and distributed information sources, proactively acquiring, mediating, and maintaining relevant information or services on behalf of its human users, or other agents, preferably just in time and anywhere. One key challenge of developing intelligent and cooperative 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 such agents.
Research on intelligent information agents and systems is inherently cross disciplinary covering themes from domains such as AI, Multiagent Systems, HCI, Internet and(Semantic) Web technologies, Information Systems, Knowledge Discovery, Information Retrieval, and P2P computing.
The objective of the international workshop series on cooperative information agents (CIA), since its establishment in 1997, is to provide a distinguished, interdisciplinary forum for researchers, programmers, and managers to get informed about, present, and discuss latest high quality results in research and development of agent-based intelligent and cooperative information systems, and applications for the Internet, Web and semantic Web.