International Workshop on Agent Technology for Service-Oriented Computing (IWATSOC)

To be held at the 12th International Conference on Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA2009)

Nagoya, Japan Dec. 13-16, 2009


Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) represents a paradigm for development of distributed applications that is receiving more and more attention in the enterprise world, with major software vendors responding with offerings that support SOC. The uniqueness of SOC is that it enables software development in which the externally observable behaviours of the business applications are semantically described and advertised as services. Due to their nature, the services do not have to be deployed in one location. These distributed services can then be discovered, deployed, invoked, composed, and orchestrated to create dynamic business processes and agile applications within and across organisational boundaries.

Software agents offer abilities of autonomous operations, interaction, cooperation, and decision making that can be used in areas such as automated negotiation, complex service contracting, coordinated service and resource sharing, intelligent service adaptation, and service exception handing. It is believed that leveraging agents and multi-agent technologies with the service technology will have a significant impact on realizing the vision of SOC.

The objective of the International Workshop on Agent Technology for Service-Oriented Computing is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and governments to report advances in leveraging the agent technology for SOC.

Topics of interests:

The workshop will cover the broad spectrum of research relevant to agent technology for SOC, including, but not limited to, the following:


Important Dates:

Paper submission: September 15, 2009           September 30, 2009
Notification of paper acceptance to authors: October 5, 2009      October 16, 2009
Camera-ready of accepted papers: October 31, 2009       November 02, 2009
Workshop day:  December 13, 2009



Submission site:
Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 16 pages in the Springer SCI format (see the Springer Author Guidelines at
All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to domain, originality, significance and clarity.


Proceedings and Post-workshop Publications:

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI) book series by Springer.


Organising committee:

Dr Jun Yan
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW, Australia 2522

Dr Marek Kowalkiewicz
SAP Research, Australia


Programme Committee:

Mohan Baruwal Chhetri, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Jiangbo Dang, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Qiang He, Huazhong University of Technology, China
Monika Kaczmarek, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Yinsheng Li, Fudan Univeristy, China
André Ludwig, University of Leipzig, Germany
Helen Paik, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
More to be confirmed


Dr Jun Yan,
Dr Marek Kowalkiewicz,