ESAS 2011: The 6th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic
Agent Systems

Held in conjunction with COMPSAC, the IEEE Signature Conference on
Computers, Software, and Applications. COMPSAC 2011 will be held in
Munich, Germany, July 18-22, 2011.

Semantic web technologies render dynamic, heterogeneous, distributed,
shared semantic content equally accessible to human reader and
software agents. Here the vision is to achieve a synergy with
multi-agent systems (MAS) technologies whereby agents will be in the
center stage. Other workshops have so far missed to garner the synergy
of these technologies by taking up either the semantic web aspect or
the agent aspect of the shared research issue.

ESAS 2011 has two complementary objectives:

   1. To inquire into the theory and practice of engineering semantic
   multi-agent systems, especially methods, means, and best cases.

   2. To explore into unifying software engineering methodologies
   employed in implementing semantic MAS applications across domains.

We expect to create a lively discussion and exchange medium for
experts from the two fronts: agent-based systems and ontology-based
systems. Equal representation of both by papers is being aimed at.

Applying Semantic Web Technologies in Developing Software Agents,
Mobile Agents and Multi-Agent Systems towards REALIZING THE COMPUTED

ESAS Workshops Series focuses on concepts, foundations and
applications of semantic agent systems and bringing forward better
practices of engineering them. Research and technologies related to
Semantic Web and agent systems are very much in focus at ESAS. Topics
of interest span a wide spectrum of both theory and practice of
semantics and agent architectures, including software agents, mobile
agents, autonomous semantic agents, context-aware intelligent agents,
agents as semantic web services, multi-agent systems, agent
communities, cooperation and goal seeking through shared policy and
ontology, safety & security in semantic multi-agent information
systems, and other QoS issues.

Researchers and practitioners of software agents, mobile agents, MAS
and semantic web technologies are expected to propose papers and to
attend the workshop. Those with interests in any aspect of semantic
agents and agent-based systems are welcome. Researchers working on
realization of multi-agent systems through semantic web technology and
ontology-based agent applications, including distributed control,
security, interoperability, service levels, and quality issues in such
systems, are especially encouraged to propose papers. Enterprises and
research centers developing languages, integrated development
environments, tools, and middleware that can be employed in
engineering the above are encouraged to propose technical papers, demo
and tutorial presentations.

Prominent researchers of the field will be called upon to deliver
invited talk and submit invited papers or position statements.


March 22, 2011 : Workshop paper submission
April 12, 2011   : Workshop paper author notification
May 2, 2011    : Camera-ready & author registration

Papers must be submitted electronically via the ESAS 2011 Submission
Page ( Please follow the IEEE
Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your
papers  All
papers will be carefully reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers
can be submitted as regular papers (six pages), and the acceptance
will depend on reviewer feedback. Accepted papers will be published in
the workshop proceedings of the IEEE Computer Software and
Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2011) by the IEEE CS Press. At least
one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full
participant of the workshop in order to have the paper published in
the proceedings.  Each accepted paper must be presented in person by
one of its authors.

The authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended
version of their papers for possible publication in a special issue of
a relevant journal and/or an edited book. Details will be revealed
pending conclusion of negotiations.

A special issue of the best papers of ESAS 2006 has been published
with Multiagent and Grid Systems - An International Journal, IOS
Press, ISSN 1574-1702; Volume 4, Number 3, 2008, pp: 293-346.

The authors of the papers accepted at ESAS 2007 and 2008 were invited
to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in the
Special Issue on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems of Expert Systems:
The Journal of Knowledge Engineering by Wiley-Blackwell
Publishing. This Special Issue is now awaiting issue assignment to
appear in 2011.

The authors of ESAS 2009 were invited to submit an extended and
revised version of their papers for publication in an edited volume
titled Semantic Agent Systems: Foundations and Applications by
Springer-Verlag; the book has now been announced at

Workshop Organizers
Rainer Unland
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Rainer.Unland at

Atilla Elci
Toros University, Turkey
atilla.elci at

Rolf Schwitter
Macquarie University, Australia
rolfs at

Duygu Celik
Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey
duygucelik at

Mehmet A. Orgun
Macquarie University, Australia
mehmet.orgun at

Behnam Rahnama
European University of Lefke, North Cyprus
behnam at
Program Committee

Alia Abdelmoty, Cardiff University, UK
Alex Abramovich, Gordon College, Israel
Khalil A. Abuosba, Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Sciences, Jordan
Grigoris Antoniou, University of Crete, Greece
Mehmet Emin Aydin, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Susmit Bagchi, Samsung Electronics (SISO), India
Zeki Bayram, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., TRNC
Tibor Bosse, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stijn Christiaens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Frank F. P. Dignum, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tharam S. Dillon, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Weichang Du, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Peter Eklund, The University of Wollongong, Australia
R. Cenk Erdur, Agean University, Turkey
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye State University, Ukraine
Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology,Germany
Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece
M.Adeeb Ghonaimy, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Aditya K. Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
Ibrahim Gokcen, GE International, Turkey
Guido Governatori, The University of Queensland, Australia
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Stijn Heymans, TU Vienna, Austria, & Univ. Ghent, Belgium
Bo Hu, University of Southampton, UK
Angus F.M. Huang, National Central University, Taiwan
Ismail Khalil Ibrahim, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Mustafa Jarrar, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Eui-Hyun Jung, Anyang University, Korea
Rajkumar Kannan, Bishop Heber College, Trichy, India
Ahmad Kayed, Applied Science University, Jordan
Natalya Keberle, Zaporozhye National Univ., Ukraine
C. Maria Keet, University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Michel C. A. Klein, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Alexander Kostin, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., TRNC
Aneesh Krishna, Engineering University of Wollongong, Australia
Peter Kropf, Universitat de Neuchtâl, Switzerland
Mark Last, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Pieter De Leenheer, Vrije Universiteit, Belgium
Constantine Mantratzis, University of Westminster, London, UK
Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, USA
Thomas Meyer, Meraka Institute, South Africa
Vitaliy Mezhuev, Berdyansk State University, Ukraine
Rym Z. Mili, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Masoud Mohammadian, University of Canberra, Australia
Lars Mönch, Fern Universität, Hagen, Germany
Maurice Pagnucco, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Michal Pechoucek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
R. Rajesh, Bharathiar University, India
Dumitru Roman, STI / University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ferat Sahin, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Markus Schall, Bilkent Univ., Turkey
Chattrakul Sombattheera, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Michael Stollberg, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
Markus Stmptner, University of South Australia, Australia
Kaile Su, Peking University, China
Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA
York Sure, SAP Research, Germany
Andreas Tolk, Old Dominion University, USA
Jan Treur, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
M. Osman Unalir, Egean University, Turkey
Rainer Unland, University of Essen, Germany
Laurentiu Vasiliu, DERI Galway, Ireland
Dirk Vermeir, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Lee Eng Wah, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore
Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University, USA
Sule Yildirim, Gjovik University College, Norway
Mohammed Zaki, Al-Azhar University, Egypt