IEEE 2010 First International Workshop on Servise-Oriented Computing and Multi-Agent Systems (SOCMAS 2010)

Miami, Florida, USA, one day between July 5-10, 2010
in conjunction with SERVICES 2010



The purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the recent significant developments at the intersections of Multi-agent Systems, Semantic Technologies, and Service-oriented Computing, and to promote the cross-fertilization between these research areas. In particular, the workshop aims at identifying techniques from Multi-agent System and Semantic Technology research that will have the greatest impact on automating service-oriented application construction and management, focusing on critical challenges such as service quality assurance, reliability, flexibility, and adaptability.


List of Topics:

We invite papers on all aspects relating to the overlap of Agent Technology, Semantic Web services, and Service-oriented Computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Agent-oriented architectures, frameworks, and infrastructures for distributed service-oriented software and Semantic Web systems
* Agent-oriented modeling and design methods and tools for service-oriented software and Semantic Web development
* Web services and Semantic Web technologies and standards for multi-agent system design, development and integration
* Agent-enabled adaptation, evolution, and optimization of services and processes
* Agent-based service description, advertisement, matchmaking, discovery, and brokering
* Agent-based service composition, orchestration, and choreography
* Agent-based monitoring and exception-handling for service execution and delivery
* Agent-based negotiation and management of Quality of Service and Service Level Agreements
* Deployment and distribution of agent-based service systems and service-oriented agent systems
* Agent-based service business models, application scenarios and demos (e.g. in e-Business, e-Science, Enterprise, Telecom, etc.), and lessons learned
* Ontology matching for service discovery, negotiation, orchestration, composition, and execution
* Ontology generation, learning and reasoning, and ontology-oriented dynamic mediation among agents
* Use of agent-based technology in service-oriented computing (applications)


Important Dates


Paper Submission, Review Process, and Publication

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Please note that the same paper should NOT be submitted to other conferences or events simultaneously. Such duplicate submissions will be rejected without review.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and required to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings Formatting Information page. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, and review process can be found at At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the workshop and present the paper.

Only the accepted and presented papers will appear in the CD proceedings of the workshop. It is intended to publish after workshop proceedings with Springer LNCS. Extended versions of selected best papers will be invited for potential publication in the IOS Press International Journal of Multiagent and Grid Systems (MAGS).

Please submit your paper here:


Workshop Organizers

Rainer Unland (primary contact), University of Duisburg-Essen, Email: Rainer.Unland   at
Ryszard Kowalczyk, Swinburne University of Technology
Cherif Branki, University of West Scotland - Paisley, UK
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Program Committee

Ambroszkiewicz, Stanislaw, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Baruwal Chhetri, Mohan, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Bendiab, Taleb, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Blake, M. Brian, University of Notre Dame, USA
Brandic, Ivona, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Branki, Cherif, University of West Scotland - Paisley, UK
Brazier, Frances, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Cliffe, Owen, University of Bath, UK
Derksen, Christian, University of  Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Dignum, Frank, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dignum, Virginia, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Eymann, Torsten, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Garcia Dominguez, Antonio, University of Cadiz, Spain
Guttmann, Christian, Monash University, Australia
Hirsch, Benjamin, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
Klusch, Matthias, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Kowalczyk, Ryszard, Swinburne University of Australia, Australia
Lamersdorf, Winfried, University of Hamburg, Germany
Lessner, Tim, University of Scotland - Paisley, UK
Maamar, Zakaria, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Mansoor, Wathiq, American University of Dubai, Dubai
Moench, Lars, University of Hagen, Germany
Monakova, Ganna, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Nissen, Volker, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany
Oberweis, Andreas, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ossowski, Sascha, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
Padget, Julian, University of Bath, UK
Paprzycki, Marcin, Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Petcu, Dana, Western University of Timisoara, Romania
Quillinan, Thomas, Thales Netherlands, Netherlands
Quoc Vo, Bao, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia>
Singh, Munindar, North Carolina State University, USA
Stein, Sebastian, University of Southampton, UK
Tianfield, Huaglory, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Timm, Ingo, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Unland, Rainer, University of Duisburg-Essen (Main Contact),
Walz, Alexander, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Weyns, Danny, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Zambonelli, Franco, University of Modena and Reggiio Emilia, Italy