Call for papers


Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering


Special Issue on: "Software Agents in e-Business: Concepts, Development and Applications"


Guest Editor: Dr. Hong Zhou, Saint Joseph College, USA


The main achievements of software agent technology include frameworks and platforms based on standardised languages and architectures for agent systems development. Implemented software agents are claimed to have attractive features such as adaptivity, intelligence, autonomy and mobility.


Modern e-business systems pose difficult problems concerning cost reduction, profitability and efficiency improvement, interoperability and decision-making, thus making them a fertile and rich real-world environment for the application and experimentation of software agents. Difficult research challenges involve the adaptation of relevant software agent technologies, development methodologies and tools to meet the tight requirements of modern e-business.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Software agent engineering, including
    • models
    • methodologies
    • architectures
    • frameworks
    • application protocols
  • Software agent evaluation and testing, benchmarking and performances
  • Software agent applications in relevant areas of modern e-business, including but not limited to
    • trading
    • e-commerce
    • negotiation and contracting
    • business process management
    • marketing management
    • resource management
    • etc


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere


All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page


Important Dates


Manuscript due: 31 March, 2008


First Notification: 1 June, 2008


Second Notification: 1 September, 2008


Final manuscript due: 30 October, 2008


Editors and Notes


You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:


Hong Zhou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Saint Joseph College
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Tel: (860)231-5826


with a copy to:


Editorial Office


Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor