Call for Participation (IAT'01 and WI'01)

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      * The WI-2001 and IAT-2001 Joint Conference *
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        The First Asia-Pacific Conference on
            Web Intelligence (WI-2001)
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        The Second Asia-Pacific Conference on
        Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-2001)
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        Maebashi TERRSA, Maebashi City, Japan
                 October 23-26, 2001
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INTRODUCTION
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The WI-2001 and IAT-2001 Joint Conference provides an international
forum for sharing original research results and practical development
experiences among researchers and application developers from
different Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology related
areas.

287 full papers coming from 39 countries and regions of all continents
and touching a wide spectrum of topics related to both theory and
applications were submitted to WI-2001 and IAT-2001.  Out of them 53
papers were selected for regular presentations (20 minutes for each
presentation) and 85 for short presentations (15 minutes for each
presentation).  The WI-2001 and IAT-2001 Joint Conference encourages
both new theory/methodologies and real world applications, and covers
broad and diverse topics in Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent
Technology.  The technical sessions include: Web Information System
Environment and Foundations; Web Human-Media Engineering; Web
Information Management; Web Information Retrieval; Web Agents; Web
Mining and Farming; Web-Based Applications; Web-Based Active Contents;
Advanced Topics and New Methodologies; Formal Agent Theories; Agent
Computational Architecture and Infrastructure; Agent Learning and
Adaptation; Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Agents; Distributed
Intelligence; Business Agent Solutions; Agent-Based Applications; as
well as a demos session including about 20 system demos.

The conference program is enriched by two keynote speakers: 
Edward A. Feigenbaum and Benjamin Wah, and ten invited speakers: 
Nick Cercone, James Hendler, W. Lewis Johnson, Riichiro Mizoguchi,
Prabhakar Raghavan, Patrick S. P. Wang, Toyoaki Nishida, 
Zbigniew W. Ras, Andrzej Skowron, and Katia Sycara.

The conference proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag for
WI-2001 and World Scientific for IAT-2001 as books, entitled 
"Web Intelligence: Research and Development" (LNAI 2198), and 
"Intelligent Agent Technology: Research and Development", respectively.

The conference will organize a tour during the conference to Ikaho hot
spring resort area, which is one of the most famous hot springs areas
in Japan, and have a banquet at Kogure Hotel in Ikaho as well as a
reception at Rinko-kaku that is a traditional Japanese guest house
constructed in 1884.

We are very grateful to the WI-2001 and IAT-2001 sponsors: ACM SIGART,
Maebashi Institute of Technology, Maebashi Convention Bureau, Maebashi
City Government, Gunma Prefecture Government, The Japan Research
Institute, Limited, United States Air Force Office of Scientific
Research, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, United
States Army Research Office in Far East, and Web Intelligence
Laboratory, Inc. for their generous support. We thank ACM SIGWEB,
SIGCHI, Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, JSAI SIGFAI,
SIGKBS, and IEICE SIGKBSE for being in cooperation with the conference.
 

ADVANCE PROGRAM OF WI-2001 and IAT-2001
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On-site Registration: 

October 22     14:00 - 20:00,  Lobby of Maebashi TERRSA
October 23-24   8:30 - 18:00,  Lobby of Maebashi TERRSA
October 25      8:30 - 12:00,  Lobby of Maebashi TERRSA

October 23, Tuesday
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9:00 - 9:40 Opening Ceremony

Welcome and Introduction
Setsuo Ohsuga (Waseda University, Japan)
Jeffrey Bradshaw (UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA)
Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Web Intelligence Introduction: Research Challenges and Trends 
Y.Y. Yao (University of Regina, Canada)
Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Setsuo Ohsuga (Waseda University, Japan)

9:40 - 10:40 Keynote Talk (1)
Intelligent Agents for Market-Trend Prediction  
by Benjamin Wah 
   (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 IEEE CS President)


10:40 - 11:00 Break


11:00 - 12:45 Keynote Talk (2)
Knowledge is Power: The Semantic Web Vision
by E.A. Feigenbaum (Stanford University, Turing Award Winner)
   James Hendler (DARPA/ISO, USA)


12:45 - 14:00 Conference Lunch


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Session 1A: Web Information System Environment and Foundations (1)
(14:00 - 15:40)
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14:00-14:20 
A Web Proxy Cache Coherency and Replacement Approach 
by Jose Aguilar (Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela)
   Ernst Leiss (University of Houston, USA)     

14:20-14:40
Content Request Markup Language (CRML): 
A Distributed Framework for XML-based Content Publishing 
by Chi-Huang Chiu, Kai-Chih Liang, Shyan-Ming Yuan
   (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

14:40-15:00
A Rough Set-Aided System for Sorting WWW Bookmarks 
by Richard Jensen, Qiang Shen (The University of Edinburgh, UK)

15:00-15:20
Average-Clicks: A New Measure of Distance on the World Wide Web 
by Yutaka Matsuo, Yukio Ohsawa, Mitsuru Ishizuka 
   (The University of Tokyo, Japan)


15:20-15:40
Autonomy Oriented Load Balancing in Proxy Cache Servers 
by Kwok Ching Tsui, Jiming Liu, Hiu Lo Liu (Hong Kong Baptist University)

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Session 1B: Formal Agent Theories  
(14:00 - 15:45)
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14:00-14:20
SPY: A Multi-Agent Model Yielding Semantic Properties 
by Francesco Buccafurri, Domenico Rosaci, Giuseppe M. L. Sarne,
    Luigi Palopoli (University of Reggio Calabria, Italy) 

14:20-14:40
ABT with Asynchronous Reordering
by Marius-Calin Silaghi, Djamila Sam-Haroud, Boi Faltings
   (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Lausanne(EPFL), Switzerland)

14:40-15:00
Social Rationality and Cooperation
by Guido Boella (University of Torino, Italy)

15:00-15:15
Belief Revision in Type Theory 
by Tijn Borghuis (Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands)
   Fairouz Kamareddine (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland) 
   Rob Nederpelt (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

15:15-15:30
Heterogeneous BDI Agents II: Circumspect Agents 
by Maria Fasli (University of Essex, UK)

15:30-15:45
A Preference-Driven Approach to Designing Agent Systems
by Stefan J. Johansson (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden) 
   Johan Kummeneje (Stockholm University and Royal Inst. of Technology, Sweden)

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Session 1C: Agent Computational Architecture and Infrastructure  
(14:00 - 15:40)
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14:00-14:20
Reasoning about Mutual-Belief among Multiple Cooperative Agents 
by Wenpin Jiao (University of Victoria, Canada)

14:20-14:40
Portable Resource Control for Mobile Multi-Agent Systems in JAVA 
by Walter Binder (CoCo Software Engineering GmbH, Austria)
   Jarle G. Hulaas, Alex Villazon, Rory G. Vidal 
   (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

14:40-14:55 
An Agent-Based Mobile E-Commerce Service Platform for Forestry and Agriculture
by Matthias Klusch, Andreas Gerber (German Research Center for AI, Germany) 

14:55-15:10
An Itinerary Scripting Language for Mobile Agents in Enterprise Applications
by Seng Wai Loke (RMIT University, Australia)
   Arkady Zaslavsky, Brian Yap, Joseph Fonseka (Monash University, Australia)

15:10-15:25
Intelligent Agents for Mobile Commerce Services 
by Mihhail Matskin (Norwegian University of Sceince and Technology, Norway)

15:25-15:40
A New Concept of Agent Architecture in Agentspace 
by Tomasz Nowak, Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)


15:40 - 16:00 Break


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Session 2A: Web Human-Media Engineering  
(16:00 - 18:00)
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16:00-16:20
Towards Formal Specification of Client-Server Interactions for 
a Wide Range of Internet Applications 
by Vadim Doubrovski (IBM GSA, Australia)

16:20-16:40
Collecting, Visualizing, and Exchanging Personal Interests and 
Experiences in Communities
by Yasuyuki Sumi, Kenji Mase
   (ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories, Japan)

16:40-17:00
Audio Content Description in Sound Databases 
by Alicja A. Wieczorkowska (Polish-Japanese Inst. Information Tech., Poland)
   Zbigniew W. Ras (University of North Carolina, USA)

17:00-17:15
Intelligent Interfaces for Distributed Web-Based 
Product and Service Configuration 
by Liliana Ardissono (Universitdi Torino, Italy)
   Alexander Felfernig, Gerhard Friedrich, D. Jannach, R. Schafer, M. Zanker
   (Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria)

17:15-17:30
Using Networked Workshop System to Enhance Creative Design 
by S.S.J. Lin, Eric Zhi-Feng Liu, M.C. Cheng, Shyan-Ming Yuan
  (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

17:30-17:45
Discovering Seeds of New Interest Spread from Premature Pages 
Cited by Multiple Communities 
by Naohiro Matsumura, Yukio Ohsawa, Mitsuru Ishizuka 
   (University of Tokyo, Japan)

17:45-18:00
Personalized Web Knowledge Management 
by Koichi Takeda, Hiroshi Nomiyama 
   (Tokyo Research Laboratory, IBM Research, Japan)

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Session 2B: Web Information Management 
(16:00 - 18:05)
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16:00-16:20
Event and Rule Services for Achieving a Web-Based Knowledge Network 
by Minsoo Lee, Stanley Y.W. Su, Herman Lam (University of Florida, USA)

16:20-16:40
Knowledge-Based Validation, Aggregation and Visualization of 
Meta-Data: Analyzing a Web-Based Information System 
by Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Bremen, Germany)
   Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

16:40-17:00
On-Line Handwritten Signature Verification for 
Electronic Commerce over the Internet
by Wijerupage Sardha Wijesoma, Kwok Wai Yue, Kwok Lam Chien, Tuck Kwong Chow
   (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

17:00-17:20
A Data Model for XML Databases 
by Vilas Wuwongse (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)
   Kiyoshi Akama (Hokkaido University, Japan)
   Chutiporn Anutariya (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand) 
   Ekawit Nantajeewarawat (Thammasat University, Thailand)

17:20-17:35
Conference Information Management System: Towards a Personal Assistant System 
by Tsunenori Mine, Makoto Amamiya (Kyushu University, Japan)
   Teruko Mitamura (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

17:35-17:50
Automatic Intelligence Gathering from the Web: 
A Case Study in Container Traffic 
by Jose Perdigao, Anjula Garg, Thomas Barbas, Stefan Scheer 
          (European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy)
   Giuseppe Mastrangelo, G. Rubino (Origin Italia Spa, Italy)

17:50-18:05
The Work Concept RBAC Model for the Access Control of 
the Distributed Web Server Environment 
by Won Bo Shim, Seog Park (Sogang University, Korea)

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Session 2C: Agent Learning and Adaptation (1) 
(16:00 - 18:00)
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16:00-16:20
Parrondo Strategies for Artificial Traders
by Magnus Boman (Swedish Institute of Computer Science(SICS), Sweden)
   Stefan J. Johansson (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
   David Lyback (OM, Sweden)

16:20-16:40
BDI Multi-Agent Learning Based on First-Order Induction of 
Logical Decision Trees 
by Alejandro Guerra Hernandez, Amal El-Fallah Seghrouchni, Henry Soldano
  (Universite Paris 13, France)

16:40-17:00
Evolutionary Behaviors of Competitive Agents in Dilemma Situation
by Tin Tin Naing, Lifeng He, Atsuko Mutoh, Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Hidenori Itoh
  (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
  
17:00-17:20
A Strategy for Creating Initial Data on Active Learning of Multi-Layer
Perceptron 
by Kazunori Iwata, Naohiro Ishii (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)

17:20-17:40
Equilibrium Selection in a Sequential Multi-Issue Bargaining Model
with Evolutionary Agents
by Norberto Eiji Nawa, Katsunori Shimohara 
               (ATR International-ISD & Kyoto University, Japan)
   Osamu Katai (Kyoto University, Japan)

17:40-18:00
Affect and Agent Control: Experiments with Simple Affective States 
by Matthias Scheutz (University of Notre Dame, UK) 
   Aaron Sloman (The University of Birmingham, UK)


19:00 - 21:00 Reception 
(at Rinko-kaku that is a traditional Japanese guest house constructed in 1884)

Welcome to Maebashi City
Yasoji Hagiwara (The Mayor of Maebashi)

Welcome to Gunma Prefecture 
Arata Goto (Director General, Dept. of Commerce, Industry and Labor,
            Gunma Prefecture Government)


October 24, Wednesday
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9:00 - 9:50
IAT Invited Talk (1):
Approximate Reasoning by Agents in Distributed Environments
by Andrzej Skowron (Warsaw University, Poland)

9:50 - 10:40
WI Invited Talk (1):
>From Computational Intelligence to Web Intelligence 
by Nick Cercone (University of Waterloo, Canada)


10:40 - 11:00 Break


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Session 3A: Web Information Retrieval (1) 
(11:00 - 12:45)
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11:00-11:20
A Contextual Term Suggestion Mechanism for Interactive Web Search 
by Chien-Kang Huang, Yen-Jen Oyang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
   Lee-Feng Chien (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

11:20-11:40
3DGML: A 3-Dimensional Graphic Information Retrieval System
by Jong Ha Hwang, Keung Hae Lee, Soochan Hwang 
   (Hankuk Aviation University, Korea)

11:40-12:00
An Evolutionary Approach to Automatic Web Page Categorization and Updating 
by Vincenzo Loia, Paolo Luongo (University of Salerno, Italy)

12:00-12:15
MELISSA: Mobile Electronic LSA Internet Server Search Agent 
by Hal D. Brian (US Navy, USA)
   Max H. Garzon (The University of Memphis, USA)

12:15-12:30
Construction of a Fuzzy Multilingual Thesaurus and Its Application to
Cross-Lingual Text Retrieval 
by Rowena Chau, Chung-Hsing Yeh (Monash University, Australia)

12:30-12:45
Declustering Web Content Indices for Parallel Information Retrieval 
by Yoojin Chung, Hyuk-Chul Kwon, Sang-Hwa Chung, Kwang Ryel Ryu
   (Pusan National University, Korea)

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Session 3B: Web Agents  
(11:00 - 12:45)
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11:00-11:20
Collaborative Filtering Using Principal Component Analysis 
and Fuzzy Clustering
by Katsuhiro Honda, Nobukazu Sugiura, Hidetomo Ichihashi 
                 (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
   Shoichi Araki (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd., Japan)

11:20-11:40
iJADE IWShopper: A New Age of Intelligent Mobile Web Shopping 
System based on Fuzzy-neuro Agent Technology
by Raymond S. T. Lee (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

11:40-12:00
Wireless Agent Guidance of Remote Mobile Robots: 
Rough Integral Approach to Sensor Signal Analysis 
by J.F. Peters, S. Ramanna (University of Manitoba, Canada)
   A. Skowron (Warsaw University, Poland)
   M. Borkowski (University of Manitoba, Canada)

12:00-12:15
Ontology-Based Information Gathering Agents 
by Yi-Jia Chen (Indistrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan)
   Von-Wun Soo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

12:15-12:30
An Effective Conversational Agent with User Modeling Based on Bayesian Network 
by Seung-Ik Lee, Chul Sung, Sung-Bae Cho (Yonsei university, Korea)

12:30-12:45
Information Fusion for Intelligent Agent-Based Information Gathering 
by Yuefeng Li (Quennsland University of Technology, Australia)

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Session 3C: Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Agents  
(11:00 - 12:45)
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11:00-11:20
CM-RELVIEW: A Tool for Causal Reasoning in Multi-Agent Environments 
by Brahim Chaib-Draa (Laval University, Canada)

11:20-11:40
User's Ontology-Based Autonomous Interface Agents
by Tarek Helmy, Satoshi Amamiya, Makoto Amamiya (Kyushu University, Japan)

11:40-12:00
Integration and Reuse of Heterogeneous XML DTDs for Information Agents 
by Euna Jeong (National Taiwan University)
   Chun-Nan Hsu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

12:00-12:15
Virtual Museum's Assistant 
by Osvaldo Cairo, Ana Aldeco, Mar Elena Algorri (ITAM, Mexico)

12:15-12:30
Index Based Document Classification with CC4 Neural Networks 
by Enhong Chen, Zhengya Zhang, Xufa Wang, Jie Yang
   (University of Science and Technology of China, China)

12:30-12:45
Price Watcher Agent for E-Commerce 
by Simon Fong (E-Netique Pte, Ltd., Singapore)
   Aixin Sun, Kin Keong Wong (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)


12:45 - 14:00 Conference Lunch


14:00 - 14:50 
WI Invited Talk (2):
Pedagogical Agents for Web-Based Learning 
by W. Lewis Johnson (University of Southern California, USA)

14:50 - 15:40
IAT Invited Talk (2):
Query Answering based on Distributed Knowledge Mining
by Zbigniew W. Ras (University of North Carolina, USA)


15:40 - 16:00 Break

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Session 4A: Web Mining and Farming (1) 
(16:00 - 17:40)
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16:00-16:20
Implementation Issue and Paradigms of Visual KDD Systems 
by Jianchao Han, Nick Cercone (University of Waterloo, Canada)

16:20-16:40
Re-engineering Approach to Build Domain Ontologies
by Ahmad Kayed, Robert Colomb (The University of Queensland, Australia)

16:40-17:00
Discovery of Emerging Topics between Communities on WWW 
by Naohiro Matsumura, Yukio Ohsawa, Mitsuru Ishizuka 
   (University of Tokyo, Japan)

17:00-17:20
Mining Web Logs to Improve Web Caching and Prefetching 
by Qiang Yang, Henry H. Zhang, Ian T.Y. Li, Ye Lu
   (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

17:20-17:40
Mining Crawled Data and Visualizing Discovered Knowledge
by Vincent Dubois (IRIN, France)
   Mohamed Quafafou (University of Nantes, France)
   Benjamin Habegger (IRIN, France)

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Session 4B: Web Information Retrieval (2) 
(16:00 - 17:45)
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16:00-16:20
Automatic Web-Page Classification by Using Machine Learning Methods 
by Makoto Tsukada, Takashi Washio, Hiroshi Motoda (Osaka University, Japan)

16:20-16:40
A Theory and Approach to Improving Relevance Ranking in Web Retrieval
by Zhiwei Wang, Brien R. Maguire (University of Regina, Canada)

16:40-17:00
A Fast Image-Gathering System on the World-Wide Web Using a PC Cluster 
by Keiji Yanai, Masaya Shindo, Kohei Noshita
   (University of Electro-Comunications, Japan)

17:00-17:15
Indexing a Web Site to Highlight its Content 
by E. Desmontils, C. Jacquin (IRIN, France)

17:15-17:30
Using Implicit Relevance Feedback in a Web Search Assistant 
by Maria Fasli, Udo Kruschwitz (University of Essex, UK)

17:30-17:45
The Development and Evaluation of an Integrated Imagery Access Engine 
by Toru Fukumoto, Kanji Akahori (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

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Session 4C: Distributed Intelligence (1) 
(16:00 - 17:40)
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16:00-16:20
An Intelligent Channel Allocation Scheme for Mobile Networks: 
An Application of Agent Technology 
by Eliane L. Bodanese 
          (Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica do Parana, Brazil)
   Laurie G. Cuthbert (University of London, England)

16:20-16:40
An Atomic Approach to Agent-Based Imagery and Geospatial Problem Solving
by James J. Nolan, Robert Simon, Arun K. Sood (George Mason University, USA)

16:40-17:00
Model-Based Creation of Agents and Distribution of Problem Solving
by Katsuaki Tanaka, Setsuo Ohsuga (Waseda University, Japan)

17:00-17:20
A Distributed Algorithm for Coalition Formation Among E-Commerce Agents
by Guillaume Vauvert, Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni (Universite Paris 13, France)

17:20-17:40
Optimal Reward Functions in Distributed Reinforcement Learning
by David H. Wolpert, Kagan Tumer (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)

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17:40 - 19:00 Demoes Session 
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(1) An Evolutionary Distribution System for Web-Based Teaching Materials
    by Takashi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Matsuda, and Hiroshi Takase
       (Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan)

(2) Designing adaptive distance learning systems via Collaboration over the Web
    by Alexandra I. Cristea (Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

(3) The Web Access Control System Using the Work Concept RBAC Model 
    in the Distributed Web Server Environment 
    by Won Bo Shim, Seog Park (Sogang University, Korea)

(4) Pinpoint and Personalized Web Searching on Kodama Agents
    by Tarek Helmy, Satoshi Amamiya, Makoto Amamiya
       (Kyushu University, Japan)

(5) AgentSalon: Supporting Face-to-Face Knowledge Exchanges in Communities
    by Yasuyuki Sumi, Kenji Mase
       (ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories, Japan)

(6) Web Analytical Solution
    by Xiaolong Zhang, Tetsuo Narita (IBM Japan Ltd., Japan)

(7) iJADE IWShopper: A New Age of Intelligent Mobile Web Shopping System 
    based on Fuzzy-neuro Agent Technology
    by Raymond S.T. Lee (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

(8) Adaptive Migration Strategy for Mobile Agents on Internet
    by DongChun Lee, JeomGoo Kim (Howon University, Korea)

(9) Agent-based Decision Support Framework for Asynchronous Negotiation 
    of Resource Transfer Planning
    by Masanori Akiyoshi, Kazuhiro Abe (Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Japan)
       Takahisa Ono, Yoshiharu Tabinoki (Tokyo Electric Power Company, Japan)

(10) INFOPIPES: A Flexible Framework for M-Commerce Applications
     by Dipl.-Ing. Marcus Herzog (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

(11) An atomic approach to agent-based imagery and geospatial problem solving 
     by James J. Nolan, Robert Simon, Arun Sood (George Mason University, USA)

(12) Model-Based Creation of Agents and Distribution of Problem Solving
     by Katsuaki Tanaka, Setsuo Ohsuga (Waseda University, Japan)

(13) Argument-Based Agent Systems
     by Y. Toda, M. Yamashita, Y. Inagaki, Y. Umeda, H. Sawamura 
       (Niigata U., Japan)

(14) Verity Personalization Engine
     by Mani Abrol, Uma Mahadevan, Rajat Mukherjee, Prabhakar Raghavan, 
        Michel Tourn (Verity Inc., USA)

(15) Verity Thematic Mapping: Automatic Theme Discovery in Document Corpus
     by Christina Chung, Jinhui Liu, Alpha Luk, Jianchang Mao, 
        Prabhakar Raghavan, Sumit Taank, Vamsi Vutukuru (Verity Inc., USA)

(16) A New Concept of Agent Architecture in Agentspace
     by Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz and Tomasz Nowak.
       (Polish Academy of Sciences and U. Podlasie, Poland)

(17) Real Estate E-Business System 
     by A. Kaklauskas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)

(18) Mobile Agent for Web Testing"
     by Min-Hsiang Chuang (TungHai U., Taiwen)

(19) A Knowledge-Based Accounting Entry Classification System 
     Using Customer Profiling Technology
     by Yoshiaki Nagai (AdIn Research, Inc., Japan)

(20) A Campus Information System Used Mobile Phones
     by Japan Research Institute, Limited and
        Kyoritsu Women's Junior College, Japan

(21) AMO: An Autonomous Mobile Agent System
     by Japan Research Institute, Limited, Japan


19:00 - 20:30 Conference Dinner


October 25, Thursday
=====================

9:00 - 9:50
WI Invited Talk (3):
3D Object Recognition and Visualization on the Web
by Patrick Wang (Northeastern University, USA)

9:50 - 10:40
IAT Invited Talk (3):
Social Intelligence Design for Knowledge Creating Communities 
by Toyoaki Nishida (University of Tokyo, Japan)


10:40 - 11:00 Break

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Session 5A: Web Mining and Farming (2) 
(11:00 - 12:45)
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11:00-11:15
Categorizing Visitors Dynamically by Fast and Robust Clustering of Access Logs
by Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Jianhua Yang (University of Newcastle, Australia)

11:15-11:30
Online Learning for Web Query Generation: Finding Documents 
Matching a Minority Concept on the Web
by Rayid Ghani, Rosie Jones, Dunja Mladenic (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

11:30-11:45
A Formal Ontology Discovery from Web Documents 
by Norihiro Ogata (Osaka University, Japan)

11:45-12:00
The Variable Precision Rough Set Model for Web Usage Mining 
by V. Uma Maheswari, Arul Siromoney, K.M. Mehata (Anna University, India)

12:00-12:15
Supporting Cooperative Consensus Formation via Ontologies 
by Kaoru Sumi, Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)

12:15-12:30
Leveraging a Web-Aware Self-organization Map Tool for 
Clustering and Visualization 
by Sheng-Tun Li 
  (National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)

12:30-12:45
Automated Information Extraction from Web Pages Using
An Interactive Learning Agent 
by Jugal K. Kalita, Paritosh Rohilla (University of Colorado, USA)

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Session 5B: Web-Based Applications (1) 
(11:00 - 12:45)
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11:00-11:20
Modeling User Preferences to Facilitate More Automated and Accurate 
Transaction Brokering within Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Electronic Markets
by Gaurav Tewari, Pattie Maes, Aleksandr Berkovich, Vladislav Gabovich
   (MIT Media Laboratory, USA)

11:20-11:40
Electronic Homework on the WWW 
by Chunnian Liu, Lei Zheng, Junzhong Ji, Chengzhong Yang, Jingyue Li,
   Wensheng Yang (Beijing Polytechnic University, China)

11:40-12:00
The Shopping Gate - Enabling Role- and Preference-Specific 
e-Commerce Shopping Experiences 
by Markus Stolze, Michael Strobel
   (IBM Research, Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland)

12:00-12:15
Building Reusable and Adaptable Web-Based Courses 
by Paola Forcheri, Maria Teresa Molfino, Stefano Moretti, Alfonso Quarati
   (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy)

12:15-12:30
Group Learning Support System for Software Engineering Education Web-Based 
Collaboration Support between the Teacher Side and the Student Groups 
by Atsuo Hazeyama, Akiko Nakano, Sachiko Nakajima, Keiji Osada
   (Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan)

12:30-12:45
Web Based Digital Resource Library Tracing Author's Quotation 
by Youji Ochi, Yoneo Yano (Tokushima University, Japan)
   Riko Wakita (Fukui University, Japan)

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Session 5C: Agent Based Applications (1) 
(11:00 - 12:45)
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11:00-11:20
Kavanah: An Active User Interface Information Retrieval Application
by Eugene Santos JR., Hien Nguyen  (University of Connecticut, USA)
   Scott M. Brown (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)

11:20-11:40
iJADE WeatherMAN - A Multi-Agent Fuzzy-Neuro Network Based 
Weather Prediction System
by Raymond Lee, James Liu, Jane You (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

11:40-12:00
Acquaintance Models in Coalition Planning for Humanitarian Relief Operation
by Michal Pechoucek, Vladimir Marik, Jaroslav Barta
   (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic)

12:00-12:15
Attitude Based Agents in E-Commerce Applications
by Sherlock Au, N. Parameswaran (University of New South Wales, Australia)

12:15-12:30
Organizing Internet Agents According to a Hierarchy of Information Domains
by Sylvie Cazalens, Philippe Lamarre (IRIN, France)

12:30-12:45
Introducing User Preference Modeling for Meeting Scheduling
by Hon Wai Chun, Rebecca Y. M. Wong (City University of Hong Kong)


12:45 - 14:00 Conference Lunch


14:00 - Sightseeing Tour 
(to Ikaho hot spring resort area).


18:00 - 20:00 Banquet 
(at Kogure Hotel in Ikaho)

Best Papers Award Ceremony


October 26, Friday
==================

9:00 - 9:50
IAT Invited Talk (4):
Multi-agent Infrastructure for Agent Interoperation 
in Open Computational Environments
by Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

9:50 - 10:40
WI Invited Talk (4):
Ontological Engineering: 
Foundation of the Next Generation Knowledge Processing 
by Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)


10:40 - 11:00 Break


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Session 6A: Agent Learning and Adaptation (2) 
(11:00 - 12:45)
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11:00-11:20
Meta-Learning Processes in Multi-Agent Systems 
by Ron Sun (University of Missouri, USA)

11:20-11:40
Scalability and the Evolution of Normative Behavior
by Jorg Wellner (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
   Sigmar Papendick (University of Konstanz, Germany)
   Werner Dilger (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)

11:40-12:00
Thinking-Learning by Argument
by Aladdin Ayesh (De Montfort University, UK)

12:00-12:15
Evolution of a Foraging Model with Many Individuals by Kin-selection
by Kazue Kinoshita, Atsuko Mutoh, Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Hidenori Itoh
   (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)

12:15-12:30
The Use of Emergent Behaviour in a Multi-Agent System to Drive
Self-Adaptation at the Interface
by Peter Marshall, Sue Greenwood (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

12:30-12:45
A Biologically Inspired Four Legged Robot That Exhibits Some Natural
Walking Behaviours
by Shiqi Peng, G. R. Cole, C. P. Lam (Murdoch University, Australia)

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Session 6B: Agent Based Applications (2) 
(11:00 - 12:45)
-----------------------------------------------------

11:00-11:20
Agent Negotiation in a Virtual Marketplace
by Walid S. Saba, Pratap R. Sathi (University of Windsor, Canada)

11:20-11:40
Web-Based Intelligent Call Center for an Intensive Care Unit 
by Kyungsook Han, Dongkyu Lee (Inha University, South Korea)

11:40-12:00
Executive Attentional Control in Autonomous Robotic Agents 
by Jason Garforth, Anthony Meehan, Sue Mchale (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

12:00-12:15
Implementation and Analysis of Mobile Agents in a Simulation 
Environment for Fieldbus Systems 
by Ralf Hunstock, U. Ruckert (University of Paderborn, Germany)
   Thomas Hanna (Siemens AG, Germany)


12:15-12:30
Evaluating Believability in an Interactive Narrative
by Jarmo Laaksolahti, Per Persson, Carolina Palo
   (Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden)

12:30-12:45
iJADE Stock Predictor - An Intelligent Multi-Agent Based Time Series
Stock Prediction System
by Raymond S. T. Lee, James N. K. Liu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

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Session 6C: Distributed Intelligence (2) 
(11:00 - 12:45)
-----------------------------------------------------

11:00-11:20
Polygonal Approximation of Planar Digital Curves Using Ant System
by Peng-Yeng Yin (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan)

11:20-11:40
A Biological View on Information Ecosystems
by Bengt Carlsson, Paul Davidsson
   (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)

11:40-12:00
The CoDAC Collaboration Framework
by K. W. Ng, T. O. Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)


12:00-12:15
A Multi-Agent Approach to Modelling Interaction in Human Mathematical Reasoning
by Alison Pease, Simon Colton, Alan Smaill, John Lee
   (University of Edinburgh, UK)

12:15-12:30
Secure Asynchronous Search 
by Marius-Calin Silaghi, Djamila Sam-Haroud, Boi Faltings
   (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Lausanne, Switzerland)

12:30-12:45
Foundations of Market-Driven Agents: An Adaptation of Zeuthen's 
Bargaining Model 
by Kwang Mong Sim (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
   Chung Yu Choi (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)


12:45 - 14:00 Conference Lunch


14:00 - 14:50 
WI Invited Talk (5):
Social Networks on the Web and in the Enterprise 
by Prabhakar Raghavan (Verity Inc., USA)

-----------------------------------------------------
Session 7A: Business Agent Solutions 
(14:50 - 16:05)
-----------------------------------------------------

14:50-15:05
Agent Consumer Reports: of the Agents, by the Agents, and for the Agents 
by Xiaocheng Luan, Yun Peng, Timothy Finin
   (University of Maryland, USA)

15:05-15:20
21st Century Systems, INC.'s Agent Enabled Decision Guide Environment  
by Plamen V. Petrov (21st Century Systems, Inc., USA)
   Alexander D. Stoyen, Jeffrey D. Hicks 
   (University of Nebraska & 21st Century Systems, Inc., USA)
   Gregory J. Myers (21st Century Systems, Inc., USA)


15:20-15:35
An Intelligent Agent with Structured Pattern Matching for
A Virtual Representative                                 
by Seung-ik Lee, Sung-Bae Cho (Yonsei University, Korea)

15:35-15:50
A Calendar Management Agent with Fuzzy Logic
by Wayne Wobcke (University of Melbourne, Australia)

15:50-16:05
Simulating Day-Ahead Trading in Electricity Markets with Agents
by Max Scheidt, Hans-Jurgen Sebastian     
(Aachen University of Technology, Germany)

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Session 7B: Web Information System Environment and Foundations (2) 
(14:50 - 16:05)
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14:50-15:05
Emerging Topic Tracking System
by Khoo Khyou Bun, Mitsuru Ishizuka (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

15:05-15:20
On Axiomatizing Probabilistic Conditional Independencies in Bayesian Networks 
by C.J. Butz (University of Ottawa, Canada)

15:20-15:35
Dynamic Expert Group Models for Recommender Systems
by DaeEun Kim (University of Edinburgh, UK)
   Sea Woo Kim (KAIST, Korea)

15:35-15:50
The ABC's of Online Community 
by Robert McArthur, Peter Bruza
  (Distributed Systems Technology Centre, Australia)

15:50-16:05
Sufficient Conditions for Well-Behaved Adaptive Hypermedia Systems 
by Hongjing Wu, Paul De Bra 
   (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

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Session 7C: Web Information Retrieval (3) 
(14:50 - 16:05)
-----------------------------------------------------

14:50-15:05
Conceptual Information Extraction with Link-Based Search 
by Kyung-Joong Kim, Sung-Bae Cho (Yonsei University, Korea)

15:05-15:20
World Wide Web - A Multilingual Language Resource 
by Fang Li, Huanye Sheng (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
   W. Weisweber (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)

15:20-15:35
Query by History Tree Manipulation 
by Takashi Sakairi, Hiroshi Nomiyama
  (IBM Research, Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan)

15:35-15:50
Web-Based Information Retrieval Using Agent and Ontology 
by Kwang Mong Sim (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
   Pui Tak Wong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

15:50-16:05
Content-Based Sound Retrieval for Web Application 
by Chunru Wan, Mingchun Liu, Lipo Wang
  (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

16:05 - 16:20 Break


----------------------------------------------------
Session 8A: Web-Based Active Contents  
(16:20 - 17:35)
-----------------------------------------------------

16:20-16:35
XML Based Multi-Agent Collaboration for Active Digital Libraries
by Yanyan Yang, Omer F. Rana, David W. Walker (Cardiff University, UK)
   Roy Williams (California Institute of Technology, USA)
   Giovanni Aloisio (University of Lecce, Italy)

16:35-16:50
An Adaptive Recommendation System with a Coordinator Agent   
by Myungeun Lim, Juntae Kim (Dongguk University, Korea)

16:50-17:05
Interactive Web Page Filtering with Relational Learning      
by Masayuki Okabe (Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Japan)
   Seiji Yamada (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

17:05-17:20
A Fuzzy Rule-Based Agent for Web Retrieval-Filtering         
by S. Vrettos, A. Stafylopatis 
   (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

17:20-17:35
Using Mobile Agents to Update and Maintain Course Materials on
Students' Computers in Internet-Based Distance Education     
by Hongxue Wang, Pete Holt (Athabasca University, Canada)

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Session 8B: Advanced Topics and New Methodologies   
(16:20 - 17:35)
-----------------------------------------------------

16:20-16:35
Logical Formalizations Built on Game-Theoretic Argument about Commitments
by Lamber Royakkers (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
   Vincent Buskens (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

16:35-16:50
Asynchronous Consistency Maintenance
by Marius-Calin Silaghi, Djamila Sam-Haroud, Boi Faltings
   (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Lausanne, Switzerland) 

16:50-17:05
Proactiveness and Effective Observer Mechanisms in Intelligent Agents
by Jon Plumley, Kuo-Ming Chao, Rachid Anane, Nick Godwin
   (Coventry University, UK)

17:05-17:20
A New Conceptual Graph Generated Algorithm for Semi-structured Databases
by Kam Fai Wong, Yat Fan Su (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
   Dongqing Yang, Shiwei Tang (Peking University, China)

17:20-17:35
Approximate Sensor Fusion in a Navigation Agent
by J. F. Peters, S. Ramanna, M. Borkowski (University of Manitoba, Canada)
   A. Skowron (Warsaw University, Poland)

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Session 8C: Web-Based Applications (2) 
(16:20 - 17:35)
----------------------------------------------------------

16:20-16:35
Experiencing NetPeas: Another Way of Learning 
by Eric Zhi-Feng Liu, Sunny S.J. Lin, Shyan-Ming Yuan 
  (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

16:35-16:50
ITMS: Individualized Teaching Material System - Web-Based Exploratory
Learning Support System by Adaptive Knowledge Integration 
by Hiroyuki Mitsuhara, Youji Ochi, Yoneo Yano (Tokushima University, Japan)

16:50-17:05
An Intelligent Sales Assistant for Configurable Products 
by Martin Molina (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)

17:05-17:20
Reconciling of Disagreeing Data in Web-Based Distributed Systems 
Using Consensus Methods 
by Ngoc Thanh Nguyen (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)

17:20-17:35
The Intelligent Electronic Shopping System Based on Bayesian Customer Modeling 
by Junzhong Ji, Lei Zheng, Chunnian Liu (Beijing Polytechnic University, China)
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