Call for Papers: IAT 2003

The 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on
Intelligent Agent Technology

October 13-16, 2003

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Official Sponsors

IEEE Computer Society
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)

Co-Organized and In Cooperation With

Beijing University of Technology
China Computer Federation (CCF)
Hong Kong Baptist University(HKBU)

Corporate Sponsor

Beijing University of Technology
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

The 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2003) is a high-quality, high-impact agent conference, which is jointly held with the 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2003). The IEEE/WIC 2003 joint conferences are sponsored and organized by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence (TCCI) and by Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), an international organization dedicated to the promotion of world-wide scientific research and industrial development in the era of Web and agent intelligence.

The upcoming meeting in this conference series follows the great success of IAT-99 held in Hong Kong in 1999 ( and IAT-01 held in Maebashi City, Japan in 2001 ( The aim of IAT 2003 is to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, such as computer science, information technology, business, education, human factors, systems engineering, and robotics to (1) examine the design principles and performance characteristics of various approaches in intelligent agent technology, and (2) increase the cross-fertilization of ideas on the development of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems among different domains.

By encouraging idea-sharing and discussions on the underlying logical, cognitive, physical, and biological foundations as well as the enabling technologies of intelligent agents, IAT 2003 is expected to stimulate the future development of new models, new methodologies, and new tools for building a variety of embodiments of agent-based systems.


The topics and areas to be addressed include, but not limited to:

Applications Computational Models, Architecture, and Infrastructure Autonomy-Oriented Computation (AOC) Paradigm
  • Adaptive computation
  • Autonomous societies
  • Chaotic and fractal dynamics
  • Complex behavior characterization and engineering
  • Emergent behavior
  • Feature characterization and classification
  • Formal theories of complexity and computability
  • Self-organized criticality
  • Self-organized intelligence

Learning and Self-Adaptiing Agents

  • Adaptation and self-adaptation
  • Artificial life
  • Behavioral selection
  • Behavioral self-organization
  • Believable lifelike quality
  • Classifier systems
  • Coordinating perception, thought, and action
  • Evolution and learning in dynamic environments
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Integrated exploration and exploitation
  • Uncertainty management in multi-agent systems
Data and Knowledge Management Agents
  • Adaptation and evolution of knowledge networks
  • Data mining
  • Distributed knowledge systems
  • Heterogeneous data integration and management
  • Human-agent interaction
  • Information filtering
  • Knowledge aggregation
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Reasoning and planning
Distributed Intelligence
  • Coevolution
  • Collective group behavior
  • Coordination and cooperation
  • Distributed intelligence
  • Dynamics of agent groups and populations
  • Effciency in distributed systems
  • Formal and computational models
  • Market-based computing
  • Population evolution
  • Social integration
  • Swarms

Paper Submission & Publication

High-quality papers in all IAT related areas are solicited. Papers exploring new directions will receive a careful and supportive review. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. Note that IAT 2003 will accept ONLY on-line submissions, containing PDF (PostScript or MS-Word) versions.

The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society press.

For further inquiries and suggestions regarding IAT 2003, please contact:

Dr. Jiming Liu (IAT 2003)
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 3411-7088;
Fax: (852) 3411-7892;

IAT 2003 also welcomes Industry Track submissions, Workshop and Tutorial proposals.
A selected number of IAT 2003 accepted papers will be expanded and revised for inclusion in Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal by IOS Press and in Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics by World Scientific Publishing. The IEEE/WIC best paper awards will be conferred on the authors of the best papers at the conference.

Important Dates

Conference Organizers

IAT 2003 Conference Organizing Committee

Conference Chair:
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

Conference Co-Chairs:
Nick Cercone, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ruqian Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Toyoaki Nishida, U. of Tokyo, Japan

Program Chair:
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR

Program Co-chairs:
Boi Faltings, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Chunnian Liu, Beijing Polytechnic U., China

Industry Track Chairs:
Jianchang Mao, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Yiming Ye, IBM T. J. Watson Res. Ctr., USA
Lizhu Zhou, Tsinghua University, China

Workshop Chairs:
Cory Butz, University of Regina, Canada
Zhongzhi Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yiyu Yao,University of Regina, Canada

Tutorial Chairs:
Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
Jinglong Wu, Kagawa University, Japan

Publicity and Web Chair:
Yiu-Ming Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR

Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA

WIC Co-Chairs & Co-Directors:
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR

WIC Advisory Board:
Edward A. Feigenbaum, Stanford University, USA
Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan
Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Philip Yu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
L.A. Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley, USA

WIC Technical Committee & WI/IAT Steering Committee:
Nick Cercone, University of Waterloo, Canada
Dieter Fensel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,The Netherlands
Georg Gottlob, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
W. Lewis Johnson, University of Southern California, USA
Jianchang Mao, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Toyoaki Nishida, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
Yiyu Yao,University of Regina, Canada