ACEC @ WETICE 2018

16th Adaptive Computing (and Agents) for Enhanced Collaboration (ACEC) at WETICE 2018
Paris, France, June 27-29 2018

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TBA TBA Over it's 14 years in existence, ACEC has focused on projects that leverage the adaptability, autonomy and intelligence of first-class software agents for the collaboration that occurs across enterprise software systems. In 2018, the organizers would like to continue to explore research in agent-based computing, but also we will welcome a wider array of projects that leverage adaptive techniques that may not include all the attributes of first class software agents. In addition to our traditional domain areas, i.e. Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Workflow and Supply Chain Management, Automation in Virtual Enterprises, and Automated Distributed Service Composition, we are also interested in new adaptive techniques such as collaboration when organizations leverage emerging web techniques such as Cloud Computing, Crowd-Sourcing and general Social Networking.
In addition to traditional papers, the forthcoming 14th episode of ACEC welcomes papers from two focus areas: These two themes represent important areas where software agents can leverage their distributed nature along with their proactive and autonomous characteristics to provide solutions for complex problems which are difficult to address using traditional/existing technologies.

With the popularity and pervasiveness of services in the emerging digital world, enterprises must carefully evaluate how to make their services openly accessible. Furthermore, it is important for enterprises to learn how to exploit the services of others at the consumer level (crowd-sourcing) while taking into account the unexpected circumstances and changing scenarios, which frequently occur in organizational ecosystems.

In both of these (above given) contexts, software agents and adaptive software techniques can play an important role. In this respect, ACEC 2018 intends to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the key issues, approaches, open problems, innovative applications, and trends in this research area. We enthusiastically solicit papers that address agent mediation and management of services and/or products of on-line businesses.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
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Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere, and references to related state-of-the art work. Please submit your papers in PDF or PS format.
Authors of accepted papers must present their papers at the conference.
Papers up to 6 pages (including figures, tables and references) can be submitted. Papers should follow the IEEE format, which is single-spaced, two columns, 10pt Times/Roman font. Papers should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, an abstract of up to 150 words and no more than eight keywords. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of three program committee members. The accepted papers will be published in the post-conference proceedings (to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press).
If you have further questions or remarks, please do not hesitate to contact the track organizers.
At least one author for each accepted paper should register and attend WETICE 2018 to have the paper published in the proceedings.
The paper submission procedure is carried out using the EasyChair conference management system:
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Chairs

Stefania Monica, Universià degli studi di Parma, Italy Email: stefania.monica@unipr.it

Federico Bergenti, Universià degli studi di Parma, Italy Email: federico.bergenti@unipr.it

M. Brian Blake, Drexel University, USA, Email: MBrian.Blake@drexel.edu

Giacomo Cabri, Universià degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy, Email: giacomo.cabri@unimore.it

Usman Wajid, The University of Manchester, UK, Email: usmanwajid@gmail.com


Program Committee

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