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International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications
International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications


Special Issue on: "Intelligent Systems and Applications Using Knowledge- and Agent-based Technologies"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Setsuya Kurahashi, Prof. Kenichi Yoshida and Prof. Kazuhiko Tsuda, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Prof. Masakazu Takahashi, University of Yamaguchi, Japan

The objective of this special issue is to report the most recent research in advanced knowledge- and agent-based technologies and applications. Knowledge intelligent techniques have been successfully applied to solve problems in fields such as management systems, service sciences, manufacturing industries and so on. Agent technologies have also been studied to develop distributed intelligent systems and analyse social problems.

However, the potentialities of knowledge- and agent-based systems compared to traditional techniques have not been adequately investigated. A focus of the knowledge system community is on intelligent systems to interact with humans using natural language and human-human communication, while these aspects are also fundamental for the agent system community, a focus of which is on intelligent systems in environments of bounded rationality.

The main purpose of this issue is to bring together these communities to exchange latest results, to join efforts in solving common challenges, and to establish an effective communication between researchers and developers involved in both areas in order to create a worthwhile synergy. To support this goal, the issue will feature several tracks devoted to social networks, internet technologies and cyber-physical systems, as well as tracks devoted to common themes such as pervasive cloud computing, service sciences, data mining techniques and trustworthy computing. The research and development of these systems which exploit knowledge in the target domain is at the forefront of modern research.

We welcome both academic and practical contributions in all aspects of multi-data processing technologies.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to the following aspects of knowledge- and agent-based technologies:

  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Knowledge-based engineering
  • Knowledge management
  • Agent-based systems
  • Intelligent agents and multi-agent systems
  • Social simulations
  • Social networks
  • Information agents on the internet
  • Service sciences
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Knowledge discovery and data mining
  • Machine learning
  • Internet technologies
  • Text mining and applications
  • Speech processing and synthesis
  • Business intelligence systems
  • Business games
  • Management systems
  • Intelligence systems for e-business
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Evolutionary computing
  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Communication assistance with knowledge
  • Natural language processing

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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

Manuscripts due by: 28 November, 2012

Notification to authors: 31 January, 2013

Final versions due by: 31 March, 2013