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IA-Book 2014 : Industrial Agent Applications (Book)


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Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2014
Notification Due Apr 20, 2014
Final Version Due May 10, 2014
Categories    industrial agents   software agents   multi-agent systems   agent

Call For Papers

CFP for Book Chapters on

Industrial Agents:
Emerging Applications of Software Agents in Industry

-=-= Motivation =-=-

Collaborative networks, manufacturing, services and infrastructures are all moving through a rapid and continual process of redefinition driven by demanding markets, globally competition and rapid technological change. These drivers manifest themselves in terms of more frequent product and service changes, greater customization, relentless improvements in cost, quality and reliability and infrastructure that must be both flexible and readily reconfigurable both physically and in terms of their information systems. The key question to be answered by new scientific approaches and technologies is "how" to aggregate resources, especially next generation intelligent systems, manual workplaces and information and material flow system found on the enterprise (from the lowest level -real-time supervisory control systems) throughout the shop floor to the upper management levels, into organizational and executive units optimal to overtake the role of autonomous and collaborative management and control units.

Agent-based software systems are becoming a key management and control software technology for smart production management and control systems. A multi-agent based software platform can offer distributed intelligent management and control functions with communication, cooperation and synchronization capabilities, and also provide for the behavior specifications of the smart components of the system. And this offers a convincing answer to the key question addressed above.

The book is coauthored by key experts in the domain and supported by the IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents ( Its goal is to address both industry practitioners and academia. For some parts of the book this "open call for papers" is underway, via which we hope to include key existing and visionary industrial applications in the domain of Industrial Agents. The book will be published by Elsevier USA.

-=-= Contributions sought =-=-
Track A is the main objective of this CFP. If you are interested in authoring for the Track B, please send an extended abstract to the editors for consideration.

Track A: Industrial Agent Applications
Topics of interest include:
- Applications of Industrial Agents
- Testbeds of Industrial Agents
- Hands-on Experiences on prototyping systems and applications using Industrial Agents
- Emerging domains and applications

The focus is on real world industrial applications, their motivation/overview, detailed description, benefits, assessment, and conclusion. Such applications may include already productive systems as well as innovative future ones currently developed in cutting-edge R&D projects.

Track B: Context Setting
Topics of interest include: Concepts, Technologies, Visions, Challenges and Roadmaps. This area may include introductory concepts to agents, cartography of technologies and concepts, limitations and applicability.

The calls for both track A and B may tap into the aspects e.g., related to: Intelligent and cooperative Multi-Agent Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, System of Systems, Complex Systems Engineering, Agents in field control, Engineering methodologies, techniques and technologies and the changes caused by them within traditional engineering processes, Self-* properties in application domains e.g. factory automation, smart grid, etc., standardization and best practices in industrial settings, Integration with emerging Internet (fixed & mobile) technologies, Lessons Learned from real-world use-cases, Infrastructures, Services and Testbeds for Industrial Agents, Impact of agent orientation on tooling, Economic and market analysis of Industrial Agents and their impact etc.

-=-= Format and Structure =-=-
All contributions are expected to be submitted in PDF accompanied with the complete sources in LaTeX or Word. Additional info on structure, templates, and submission procedure can be found here (

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