Workshop on Agents in E-Commerce|
(** updated on Dec. 10, 1999 **)
For the preparation of your final camera-ready copies, please download and use the following MODIFIED style files. In the new style files, boxed footers and page numbers have been removed. Your camera-ready version will be included in the workshop proceedings only if your have used the correct formatting style files.
[ MS-WinWord template | LaTeX 2.09 sample | LaTeX 2e sample ]
In addition, there are several IMPORTANT things to note:
You can submit the final camera-ready version of your paper to Dr. Yiming Ye either electronically or by hardcopies - exactly in the same way as you submitted your earlier version. Dr. Ye's email and airmail address can be found below!
Note: Please be reminded that in order for your paper to be included in the workshop program and proceedings, at least one of the authors for the paper must register with the exact payment, at the same time when you submit your camera-ready copies.
The pervasive connectivity of the Internet and the powerful architecture of WWW are changing many market conventions and creating a tremendous opportunity for conducting business on Internet. Intelligent agents will play a crucial role in electronic commerce where dynamic and heterogeneous interactions between tens of thousands of organizations and tens of millions of individuals are involved. So far, we have already witnessed the involvement of e-commerce agents in traditional business settings. For example, shopping agents are now available at Excite and Yahoo. Furthermore, the involvements of agents in e-commerce are re-shaping the ways business is conducted in areas such as pricing, negotiation, auction, and brokerages, to name a few. The automation brought by e-commerce agents dramatically reduces certain types of frictional costs and time incurred in trading.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners to identify and explore the issues, opportunities, and solutions for e-commerce agents. It will provide a forum for free exchange of ideas and will be featured by invited talks and refereed paper presentations. Authors are invited to submit regular papers, reports on work in progress, and position papers. Topics for submission include but are not limited to:
Manager, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Interacting with agents in natural language. How economic needs will drive technology and infrastructure
|Chair:||Yiming Ye, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA|
Takeshi Furuhashi, Nagoya University, Japan
Avigdor Gal, Rutgers University, USA
Pinar Keskinocak, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Juhnyoung Lee, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Alexandros Moukas, MIT Media Lab, USA
John Muller, IBM Santa Teresa Laboratory, USA
Sun Park, Rutgers University, USA
Michael Rothkopf, Rutgers University, USA
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
NOTE: You can submit your paper either electronically or by hardcopies.
To submit your paper electronically, email the postscript version, PDF version, or Microsoft Word version of the completed paper directly to:
Alternatively, you may submit four (4) hardcopies of the completed paper to either:Dr. Yiming Ye
or (if you submit your paper by courier):Dr. Yiming Ye
Each submitted paper must include a title, an abstract, the name, mailing address, and email address of the author(s), and the main body. The length of submitted paper should NOT exceed ten (10) single-spaced, single-column pages including all figures, tables, and bibliography.
Submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical soundness, relevance, originality, significance, and clarity.
|October 15, 1999:||Electronic or hardcopy submission due date|
|November 10, 1999:||Notification of paper acceptance|
|November 15, 1999:||Camera ready version of accepted papers due date|
|December 14, 1999:||Workshop|
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