LINGUIST List 12.384

Tue Feb 13 2001

Calls: Intelligent Agent Engineering, AI in Education

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  1. Stefan.Wermter, Book on Intelligent Agent Engineering
  2. Daniel D Suthers, Artificial Intelligence in Education: AI&ED 2001

Message 1: Book on Intelligent Agent Engineering

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 18:28:26 +0000
From: Stefan.Wermter <>
Subject: Book on Intelligent Agent Engineering

We are particularly interested in Novel approaches to intelligent agents:

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 Intelligent Agent Software Engineering

 A book edited by
 Valentina Plekhanova and Stefan Wermter,
 University of Sunderland, United Kingdom

 Intelligent software agents are a unique generation of
 information society tools that independently perform various
 tasks on behalf of human user(s) or other software agents.
 The new possibility of information society requires the
 development of new more intelligent methods, tools and
 theories for modelling/engineering of agent-based systems
 and technologies. This directly involves a need for
 consideration, understanding and analysis of human factors,
 e.g. people's knowledge/skill, learning, and performance
 capabilities/compatibilities in particular software
 development environments. This is because software
 developers utilise their experience and represent their
 mental models via development/engineering of intelligent
 agent(s). Therefore, the study of interrelated factors such as
 people's and agent's capabilities constitute an
 important/critical area in intelligent agent software
 engineering. This should eventually lead to more robust,
 intelligent, interactive, learning and adaptive agents.

 We encourage submitting papers where intelligent agent
 software engineering is considered as the application of the
 integration of formal methods and heuristic approaches to
 ensure support for the evaluation, comparison, analysis, and
 evolution of agent behaviour. The primary objective of the
 book is to introduce the readers to the concept of intelligent
 agent software engineering so that they will be able to
 develop their own agents and implement concepts in their
 own environments. Chapters based on research from both
 academia and industry are encouraged.

 Representative topics include, but are not limited to, the

 Requirements for intelligent agent software engineering
 Intelligent agent modelling and management
 Integration problems in intelligent agent software engineering
 Intelligent planning/scheduling systems
 Prioritisation problems in intelligent agent software engineering
 Engineering models of intelligent agents
 Modelling, analysis, and management of learning agents
 Engineering the Information Technology
 Engineering the learning processes
 Hybrid neural agents
 Adaptive agents
 Learning agents
 Communicating agents
 Meta agent architectures
 Negotiating agents
 Emerging knowledge based on collaborating software agents
 Machine learning for intelligent agents
 Cognitively oriented software agents
 Biologically motivated agent models
 Lifelong learning in software agents
 Robustness and noise in software agents
 Machine learning for software engineering
 Evolutionary agents
 Neuroscience - inspired agents;
 Agents based on soft and fuzzy computing

 Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or
 before March 31, 2001, a 2-5 page proposal outlining the
 mission of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted
 proposals will be notified by May 15, 2001 about the status of
 their proposals and sent chapter organisational guidelines.
 Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 15,
 2001. The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group
 Publishing in 2002.

 Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically

 Valentina Plekhanova, and Stefan Wermter,
 University of Sunderland, SCET,
 The Informatics Centre, St Peter's Campus, St Peter's Way, SR6 0DD, UK
 Tel: +44 (0)-191-515-2755
 Fax: +44 (0)-191 -515-2781

Professor Stefan Wermter
Research Chair in Intelligent Systems
University of Sunderland
Informatics Centre, SCET
St Peters Way
Sunderland SR6 0DD
United Kingdom

phone: +44 191 515 3279
fax: +44 191 515 3553
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Message 2: Artificial Intelligence in Education: AI&ED 2001

Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 23:52:15 -1000
From: Daniel D Suthers <>
Subject: Artificial Intelligence in Education: AI&ED 2001


Below please find calls for participation in 6 Workshops and 2 Tutorials
to be held at the 10th International Conference on Artificial
Intelligence in Education , May
19-23, 2001 in San Antonio, Texas. AI&ED has matured into a quality
conference broadly concerned with advanced learning technologies and
emphasizing computational approaches to understanding and supporting
teaching and learning.

Common Workshop Dates

 15 March Papers submissions due (send to Contacts listed below)
 5 April Notification of acceptance 
 25 April Camera-ready copy due (send to Contacts listed below)

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Saturday May 19th Workshops (Full Day)

Assessment Methods in Web-Based Learning Environments & Adaptive
 Contact: Juan E. Gilbert 

Help Provision and Help Seeking in Interactive Learning Environments 
 Contact: Rosemary Luckin 

Multi-Agent Architectures for Distributed Learning Environments 
 Contact: Julita Vassileva 

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Sunday May 20th Workshops (Full Day)

Computer Assisted Language Learning 
 Contact: Nao Tokuda 

External representations in AIED: Multiple forms and multiple roles
 Contact: Shaaron Ainsworth 

Tutorial Dialogue Systems
 Contact: Vincent Aleven 

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Sunday May 20th Tutorials (Half Day)

Animated Pedagogical Agents for Education, Training, and Edutainment
 Instructor: Lewis Johnson 

Adaptive Web-based Educational Systems (Afternoon) 
 Instructor: Peter Brusilovsky 

This information is also accessable at 

Workshop and Tutoral Program Chair: Dan Suthers, University of Hawai`i
at Manoa 
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Daniel D. Suthers Assistant Professor Information and Computer Sciences
(808) 956-3890 voice University of Hawai`i at Manoa
(808) 956-3548 fax 1680 East West Road, POST 303A Honolulu, HI 96822
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