First Announcement and Call for Papers

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First Announce
ment and Call for Papers


he International Workshop on Autonomous Intelligent Systems:
Agents and Data Mining

June 6
8, 2005, St. Petersburg, Russia

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1. Office of Naval Research Gl
obal, USA

2. European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, USA

3. Russian Foundation for B
asic Research

4. AgentLink III

European Co
ordination actio
ns for Agent
based Computing


St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation
of the Russian Academy

Sciences (SPIIRAS)

St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Binghamton University (S
tate University of New York)

Web Intelligence Consortium

1. Title and scope: "Autonomous Intelligent Systems:

Agents an
d Data

Significant achievements in the areas of multi
agent systems (MAS), data mining and
knowledge discovery (KDD) over the last decade have resulted in considerable advancements in
the area of information technologies. Indeed, the multi
agent sy
stem paradigm offers powerful
metaphors for information system conceptualization, a range of new architectures, techniques
and technologies specifically focused on the design and implementation of large
scale distributed
intelligent systems operating in op
en heterogeneous environment. Currently, multi
agent systems
draw ever
increasing attention of both the research and industrial communities. KDD methods,
techniques and systems provide researchers and practitioners with powerful means for extraction
of use
ful data patterns and knowledge from large volumes of data, thus, supporting effective and
efficient solutions for a broad range of knowledge
based problems. At the same time, data
mining and KDD technology also remains a subject of intensive research beco
ming increasingly
crucial for many industrial applications. Consequently, multi
agent systems, data mining and
KDD became pivotal for information technology, making ever
increasing contribution to the
most complex and important problems in various a
reas of

theory and practice.

One of the most obvious trends in the information technology is a tendency to combine
the multi
agent system approach, data mining and KDD. It could be observed that recent
research areas in multi
agent systems (agent behavior adaptat
ion and reinforcement learning,
collective behavior learning, e.g., through modification of collective behavior protocols, etc.)
utilize data mining and KDD as a source of innovative ideas. In return, multi
agent technology is
used to address architectural

and implementation issues in engineering and software
implementation of data mining and KDD systems. For instance, MAS architectures are used for
distributed data mining and knowledge discovery systems, particularly, for distributed learning
in data fusio
n systems making decisions based on many distributed heterogeneous data and
information sources. The use of multi
agent technology in very large
scale data mining and
KDD tasks is another example of the same trend. In the last case, the data to be mined is

artificially split into subsets of considerably smaller sizes and dimensionalities, thus, reducing
the initial task to the task of distributed data mining and KDD technology utilizing the multi
agent approach. The combination of multi
agent, data mining a
nd KDD technologies is already
used in the area of web intelligen
ce showing great potential.


The initial experience with combined application of multi
agent technology to design
architectures of data mining and KDD systems, and the utilization of data mini
ng and KDD to
support learning tasks in multi
agent research confirms the fact that both technologies are
capable of mutual enrichment and their joint use results in information systems with emer

It can be seen that a new direction in infor
mation technology research emerges from the
combination of both research areas. This direction can be outlined by such key words as
autonomous intelligence, distributed intelligence, learning intelligence, emergent intelligence,
emergent intelligent behavi
or, etc. It is worth noting that a number of very specific research
problems arise on the cross
boundary of multi
agent, data mining and KDD technologies. The
examples are specification framework and representation structures for distributed intelligence,
new role of ontology, joint use of knowledge extracted from different heterogeneous sources,
protocols for di
stributed data mining, etc.

The proposed Workshop is the first scientific event specifically focused on the discussion
both of theoretical and appl
ied problems arising at the cross boundary of multi
agent, data
mining and KDD technologies, as well as new problems, challenges, and their impact on the
future trends in both above areas and in information technology as a whole.

The list of main topics o

the Workshop includes:

A. Agent
based technologies for data mining and knowledge discovery

Intelligent Data Mining and Knowledge D
iscovery (DM&KDD) agents

Architectures of DM&KDD agents

based cooperative distributed DM&KDD

Protocols for

tributed data mining and KDD

Data preprocessing and post
ng in agent
based DM&KDD

Ontology and Distributed knowle
dge bases of DM&KDD MAS

technologies for DM&KDD

based software tools for DM a
nd KDD

Applications and

case studies (intrusion detection, situational awareness, learning of situation
assessment, emergency monitoring and recovery, agent
based data and i
nformation fusion, etc.)

B. Agent
based web mining

Collaborative f
iltering and recommendation

munity of

practice discovery

ontext sensitive web mining

tributed resources discovery

Global information foraging

directed services planning

ation and knowledge markets

Learning user profiles

croscopic behavior modeling

knowledge d
iscovery and


based web mining

ender support systems

Social networks mining

Web content mining

Web regulariti
es and laws characterization

Web top
ology and site hierarchy

C. Evolving intelligence of agents and MAS

Adaptation and Lea
rning in

Agent Systems

Evolution and Individual Lea
rning in Multi
Agent Systems

uted Learning of MAS agents

Learning of Co


Learning for Real
Time Applications (On
line learning in ag
based real time systems)

Evolutionary Agents and Emerg
ent Multi
nt Organization and Behavior

2. Important dates

Inclusive dates of meeting:

June 5
9, 2005 (arrival on June 5, technical program June 6
8, departure on June 9)

For submission

Paper drafts:

January 5, 2005

Acceptance notification:

1, 2005

Camera ready papers due

March 1, 2005

For registration:

One of the authors of the accepted papers

before March 10, 2005

Early registration deadline

before April 20, 2005

On site registration

June 5
8, 2005

Hotel reservation request

May 10, 20

3. Paper submission

The workshop welcomes original papers from academic, government, and industry
contributors on the above proposed topics. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough
review by at least two reviewers. Draft versions of original fu
ll papers up to 5500 words in
English, including abstract (up to 300 words) and keywords (5 to 8), should be submitted by
January 5, 2005 or sooner to the e
mail address Only electronic submissions in
PostScript or PDF formats are acceptab

Guidelines for the proceedings camera
ready ma
nuscripts of the accepted papers.

Proceedings of the Workshop are planned to be published by Springer Verlag Publishers
in "Lecture Notes
in Computer Science" series (

That is why camera
ready manuscripts of the accepted papers should be formatted in
accordance with Springer Verlag Publishers requirements (in MS Word or LATEX formats).
When preparing your paper, please follow the guidance from the Information for
Authors and
use the style files for Proceedings and Other Multi
Author Volumes supplied by Springer
erlag. Springer
Verlag author instructions are available at:,

The authors of
accepted papers must strictly follow the aforementioned rules and
templates. Camera ready paper submission can be made via e
mail and also
uploaded through the Workshop web site at

4. Conference Languag

working language is English.

5. Workshop Website

All materials concerning AIS
05 preparation, program, and other arrangements will be
located on a regularly updated web site

(will be acc
essible after
June 15, 2004).


6. The Pri
ncipal Invited Speakers

We intend to invite a number of worldwide
recognized specialists in multi
agent system and data
mining and knowledge discovery areas from the U
SA, Europe, Asia and Austra

. Sponsors, Organizers, a
nd Organizing Committee


1. Office of Naval Research Global, USA

2. European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, USA

3. Russian F
oundation for Basic Research

4. AgentLink III

European Co
ordination actio

for Agent
based Computing


St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of
iences (SPIIRAS)

St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Binghamton University (S
tate University of New Yo

Web Intelligence Consortium


Professor Rafael M.
Yusupov, Director of SPIIRAS

Dr. John Tangney, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA

Local co
ntact person

Irina Podnozova

Phone 7
4446 Fax: +7(812)


Local Organizing Committee


R.M. Yusupov, Director of the St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the
Russian Ac
ademy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)

I. Podnozova, (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg

2. A.Tkatch (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg,

ice Chairman)

3. D.Bakuradze (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg

4. O.Karsaev (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg

5. V.Samoilov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg

6. V.Konushy (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg

7. E.Man'kov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg

8. A.Malyshev (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg

8. P
rogram Committee


Prof. Vladimir Gorodetsky (SPIIRAS, Russia)

Prof. Jiming Liu (Baptist University, Hong Kong

Prof. Victor Skormin (Binghamton University, USA


Eduardo Alonso (University of York, UK

Shlomo Berkovsky (
University of Haifa
, Israel)

Sviatoslav Braynov (University of I
llinois at Springfield, USA)

Cory Butz (U
niversity of Regina, Canada)

William Cheung (Hong
Kong Baptist University, HK)

Wei Dai (Vic
toria University, Australia)

Helin (TeliaSonera, Finland)

Henry Hexmoor
University of Arkansas, USA)

Nick Jennings (University of

Southampton, UK)

Xiaolong Jin (Hong
Kong Baptist University, HK)


Hillol Kargupta (
University of Maryland, USA)

eg Karsaev (SPIIRAS, Russia)

Kristian Kersting (University of Freiburg, German

thias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)

Daniel Kude
nko (University of York, UK)

Vipin Kumar (U
niversity of Minnesota, USA)

Raymond Y.K. Lau (Queensland Universi
ty of Technology, Australia)

Vladimir Marik (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic


A. Mitkas (Information and Telematics Institute, Greece

Mircea Negoita (Wellington Institute

of Technology, New Zealand)

Hung Son Nguyen (Institute of Decision Process Support, Poland

Eugenio Oliveira (Un
iversity of Porto, Portugal)

Zbigniew Ras (Univer
sity of North Carolina, USA)

Andrzej Skowron (Institute of Decis
ion Process Support, Poland)

Katya Sycara (Carn
egie Mellon University, USA)

Zhong Zhi Shi (Institute for

Computer Technology, China)

er Smirnov (SPIIRAS, Russia)

Huaglory Tianfield (Gla
w Caledonian University, UK)

Jinglong W
u (Kagawa University, Japan)

Philipp Yu (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

Nikolay Zagoruiko (Instit
ute for Mathematics, Russia)

Chengqi Zhang (University of Te
chnology, Sydney, Australia)

Ning Zhong (Maeb
ashi Ins
titute of Technology, Japan)

Hai Zhuge (Chinese

Academy of Sciences, China)

9. Location of the Meeting, Accommo
dation, Cultural Program

According to the preliminary agreement, the AIS
05 Workshop will take place in
the historical building
ce of Grand Prince Vladimir Romanov

, now

House of Scientists

located in the heart of St. Petersburg, address: 26, Dvortsovaya emb. St.Petersburg, 191186,

This venue allows the conference organizers to arrange for workshop itself as well as for
the associated events (informal discussions, reception,
breaks, etc.)

All participants are expected to arrive to St. Petersburg directly. Workshop organizers
intend to arrange for transportation upon arrival and departure to/from workshop venue/other

upon a separ
ate request of participants.

The following assistance in housing could be provided by local organizers. We intend to engage
a Destination Management Company


to assist participants in housing and cultural
program. It is possible to ma
ke reservations at reasonable price in hotels in St. Petersburg
downtown area from $90 per night (single room), and from $100 per night (double room). Also
reservations in better and more expensive hotels at $100

$400 per night can be offered (hotels
e Astoria, Europe, and Radisson

10. Visa Issues

To come to Russia all foreign participants will need an entering visa. As a host institution
SPIIRAS will handle this issue through a formal invitation letter to every participant. To issue
such a lette
r we shall need the following details to include in the above letter for every
individual: first name, middle name, surname, date of birth, citizenship, passport No, expiration
date (as appear in a valid passport). In addition, each individual has to fax c
opy of the first page
of his/her passport at +7(812)328
85. See more informations on


11. Contact us

ogram Committee Co

rofessor Vladimir Gorodetsky

Phone: +7(812)
3570 Fax: +7(812)