Calls for papers


International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
International Journal 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