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SCI-E 2011 - Journal of Internet Technology (SCI-E) Special Issue on Agent Technology in Cyberspace



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Topics/Call fo Papers

Journal of Internet Technology (SCI-E)
Special Issue on Agent Technology in Cyberspace

Theme and Scope

Many agents now exist in our life, searching agents help us find
resources which we are interesting in and/or feel useful to ourselves;
backup agents help us backup important data and documents daily,
weekly, or monthly; spam-filter agents help us block malicious pop-up
windows when we are surfing on the Internet; anti-virus agents secure
our computers and data from worms, virus, and other on-purposed
attacks; and learning companion agents and virtual tutor agents help
us in lifelong learning process. This special issue is going to
recruit those researches regarding using software agents, intelligent
agents, and multi-agent systems to assist users in cyberspace, e.g.
Internet, mobile networks, and virtual worlds include chat rooms,
discussion forums, web conferencing software, computer games and video
games. This special issue will be attractive to both Intelligent
Systems and Computational Engineering researchers, more than that,
this issue can be very
interesting to ordinary people to know how agent technology could
affect our lives in the future. The trend of using agents is becoming
more discernable and we can foresee that agents exist in
multidiscipline and various application areas..

Guest Editors (in alphabet order):

Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Fuhua (Oscar) Lin, Athabasca University, Canada
Timothy K. Shih ? National Central University, Taiwan

Suggested topics:

All papers related to agent technology in cyberspace are welcome. This
special issue is going to provide a forum for researchers,
practitioners and users of agent technology to exchange ideas, to
share experiences and requirements, and to lay the foundations for
agent technology in cyberspace research area. We cordially invite
presenters to submit manuscript for any application domain as long as
the core of the manuscript belongs to:

ü Practical experiences in using and applying agents
ü Successful cases (best practices)
ü Not-so-successful cases and the lessons learnt
ü Mature agent applications, tools and/or systems
ü Evaluation models for agents
ü Software agents in cyberspace
ü Intelligent agents in cyberspace
ü Multi-agent systems (conceptual/practical)

Instructions for Manuscripts:

This special issue aims to foster state-of-the-art research in the
agent technology in cyberspace. Authors are invited to submit
manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent
developments. Manuscripts should be written in English and strictly
follow the guideline of the Journal of Internet Technology at The covering letter should
indicate the names of the authors and their affiliations, addresses,
faxes, and e-mails. Prospective authors should submit full manuscripts
with MS Word format, .doc, electronically by e-mail to Guest Editor,
Dr. Maiga Chang, at by Feburary 28, 2011.

Important dates:

Manuscript Due: February 28, 2011
Notification of Acceptance/Revision/Rejection: May 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript Due: June 30, 2011
Final Manuscript Due: July 31, 2011
Tentative Publication Date: November 31, 2011

For queries, you may contact Dr. Maiga Chang (

Last modified: 2011-01-28 18:57:10