Special Issue: Multi-agent Systems: Methodologies, Tools and Applications
Autonomous agents are software entities that are capable of independent action in open, unpredictable environments. Agent technologies include models, frameworks, platforms, methodologies and tools for developing agent systems. Agents and multi-agent systems are currently applied in diverse domains that require complex problem solving.
This special issue will focus on, broadly understood, software agent technologies connected to applications and prototypes in areas like: e-business, e-learning, e-government, e-health, social networks, risk management, planning, distributed computing, scientific problem solving, simulation, optimization, games etc.
The aim is to collect innovative works on multi-agent systems methodologies, tools and applications. The contributions should be original, innovative, high-quality papers reporting on models, technologies or systems that have been or are being implemented.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Models and architectures for agent systems
- Negotiation, learning and planning in multi-agent systems
- Agent development techniques, tools and environments
- Agent oriented software design and methodology
- Agent based development of distributed applications
- Agent based resource and service discovery
- Agents in the Semantic Web
- Multi-agent systems for modeling and simulation
- Applications of software agents in e-business, e-learning, e-government, disaster management etc.
- Software agents in computing, optimization, games etc.
Paper Submission: May 24, 2013
Notification of acceptance: June 14, 2013
Final papers due: June 28, 2013
Special Issue Editors:
Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Daniela Zaharie, West University of Timisoara, Romania
All correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Viorel Negru: vnegru_at_info_dot_uvt_dot_ro (replace _at_ with @ and _dot_ with .)
Papers must to be prepared according to the journal format. Please use the template found at:
Special Issue: Context-aware Architectures and Services on Emerging Infrastructures
Future information society is full of exciting and new applications and services, may it be a smart transportation system, an ambient living environment, or large-scale sensor networks for climate prediction. These services, among other requirements, rely on context-awareness (e.g. user behaviors, user intentions, the environmental status/ambience, etc.). Consequent systems can adapt themselves through resource management or reconfiguration to achieve specific goals, such as functions, performance, energy budget and reliability. This area of research is challenging yet instrumental for the incoming digital era.
This special issue gathers innovative works on context-aware architectures (hardware, software, middleware or hybrid), applications and services on emerging computing and communication systems. A broad range of such systems are relevant, including (but not limited to) cloud computing, pervasive sensor networks, parallel and distributed systems, adaptive wireless communication, cooperative networks, etc. Context-awareness can be designed for improving performance, user experience, energy-efficiency, QoS (quality of services), dependability or other desirable features foreseeable in the future.
Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
- System architectures, modeling and simulation, in-the-field test
- Ubiquitous and/or cognitive radio sensor networks, cooperative diversity techniques in wireless sensor networks
- Context-aware energy saving techniques on wireless communication systems
- Context-aware security systems, mobile systems, etc.
- Contextual and situational models, situation awareness
- Requirements engineering, and model-driven development
- Resource management and run-time reconfiguration of massively parallel computers
- Adaptive energy-performance tradeoff on multi-/many-core processors
- Environment-aware variability and reliability
- Service-Oriented Architectures and Cloud Computing
- Energy Efficiency and Clouds
- Cyber-physical systems (CPS), internet-of-things (IoT) or other emerging systems
- Industrial applications and case studies
- Formal methods
- Visions and retrospectives
Paper Submission: June 30, 2013
Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2013
Final papers due: September 20, 2013
Special Issue Editors:
Ethiopia Nigussie, University of Turku, Finland
Andreas Riener, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Liang Guang, University of Turku, Finland
All correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Ethiopia Nigussie (ethnig @ utu.fi).
Papers must conform with the journal format and use the template found at: