Call for Papers

A Special Session on Agent-Based Systems: Research and Practice

The 2009 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP'09)

July 13-16, 2009
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA



The autonomy and intelligence of software agents have greatly enhanced the capability in engineering distributed and complex software systems. One of the major benefits of using agents is the ability to act or make decisions on behalf of human beings. Agent technology can be extremely helpful in areas such as e-commerce, computer supported collaborative work, workflow and supply chain management, and automation in virtual enterprises. The purpose of this technical session is to explore research and practice on modeling and development of agent-based software systems. We encourage work in using agent-oriented software engineering approach to development of agent-based systems, such as multi-agent systems and mobile agent systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


Feb. 25, 2009: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
March 25, 2009: Notification of acceptance
April 25, 2009: Camera Ready papers & Pre-registration
July 13-16, 2009: SERP'09 International Conference


Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft papers by uploading them to Submissions must be received by Feb. 25, 2009 and they must be in either MS doc or pdf formats (about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their papers for publication.)

The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper. Finally, the name of the conference that the paper is being submitted to must be stated on the first page.

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two experts in the field who are independent of the conference program committee. The referees' evaluations will then be reviewed by two members of the program committee who will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the final decision. Lastly, the Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.


Dr. Haiping Xu, Session Chair, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA.


Hamid Arabnia
University of Georgia, USA


The conference proceedings/book will be published in printed form (with International Standard Book Number/ISBN). The proceedings will be available for distribution at the conference. The proceedings will be sent to all major Computer Science Bibliography and indexing databases for inclusion consideration (such as: DBLP, IEE Inspec, ...).