Call for Papers

Intelligent software agents and multi-agent systems have attractive features like autonomy, adaptability, pro-activity, decentralization and mobility that, when applied to e-business environments, are expected to be able to effectively address problems related to interaction, coordination, regulation and trust. The dynamic and complex environment of e-business is thus a fertile area for the application and experimentation of intelligent software agents’ technology. Moreover, business processes management should now deal with the dynamism of e-business environments as well as with the autonomy of e-business entities. Adaptive business processes can efficiently sense, respond, learn and support cross business relationships.

In the context of IAT4EB workshop we want to present and discuss promising new work towards the development of advanced methodologies and tools related to agents and multi-agent systems that:

  • support the interaction and collaboration between heterogeneous business agent entities (providing advanced services like negotiation, contract, ontology facilities, etc)
  • support business process management, through on-line learning and cross enterprises adaptation
  • promote the security of e-business applications, through regulation procedures and trust measures  


IAT4EB workshop covers both theoretical and practical aspects of agent–based systems in e-business. Relevant topics include, but are not limited, to:

  • Formal models of agent based systems in e-business
  • Auctions and negotiation technology
  • Argumentation for Negotiation
  • Contract theory for e-business
  • Trust and reputation computational models
  • Norms in e-business
  • Self regulation systems
  • Recommender systems
  • Adaptation and learning in e-business
  • Digital business ecosystems
  • Future Internet Enterprise Systems
  • Agent-based business processes
  • Adaptive business processes
  • Agent-based Virtual Organisations
  • Electronic Institutions
  • Cross-enterprise interoperability
  • Ontologies in e-business
  • Social issues in e-business

Submission and Reviewing process

Authors are requested to prepare their submissions, following the ECAI format. Please see: for further details.

All submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by the AIT4EB Program Committee in a blind-review process and evaluated on the basis of relevance, significance, innovation, technical quality and quality of presentation.

At least one author of an accepted paper must attend the workshop, and present the paper. Registration in the ECAI conference is mandatory to attend AIT4EB workshop.


IAT4EB selected papers post-proceedings volume publication is under negotiation both with Springer for Lecture Notes issue and a journal special issue.

Accepted papers will be published in informal proceedings printed by the ECAI 2010 local organiser.