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.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
- Software agent engineering, including
- 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
- negotiation and contracting
- business process management
- marketing management
- resource management
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
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
with a copy to:
Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor