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Call for Papers & Participation 

AAAI Spring Symposium on

Agent-Mediated Knowledge Management (AMKM-03)

March 24-26, 2003, Stanford University


Knowledge Management (KM) has been a predominant trend in business in the recent years. Not only is Knowledge Management an important field of application for AI and related techniques, such as CBR technology for intelligent lessons-learned systems, it also provides new challenges to the AI community, like context-aware knowledge delivery. Scaling-up research prototypes to real-world solutions usually requires an application-driven integration of several basic technologies, e.g., ontologies for knowledge sharing and reuse, collaboration support like CSCW systems, and personalized information services.
Typical characteristics to be dealt with in such an integration are
Agent approaches have already been successfully employed for many partial solutions within the overall picture: Agent-based workflow, cooperative information gathering, intelligent information integration, or personal information agents are established techniques in this area. In order to cope with the inherent complexity of a more comprehensive solution, the concept of Agent-mediated Knowledge Management (AMKM) deals with collective aspects of the domain in an attempt to cope with the conflict between desired order and actual behavior in dynamic environments. AMKM introduces a social layer, which structures the society of agents by defining specific roles and possible interactions between them.

Topics of Interest

In this symposium we invite contributions which illustrate methodological, technical and application aspects of Agent-mediated Knowledge Management.
Topics of interest are

Types of Submission

Those interested in participating should send a three-page extended abstract describing their related work and areas of interest. Submissions may discuss work in any stage of development, from concepts and future directions to finished work.
Alternatively, full papers up to 8 pages may be submitted. Full papers have to be complemented by a one-page expression of interest from those authors who intend to  participate in the symposium.
PDF-submissions in AAAI format should be sent to For formatting instructions see and Please use the full paper template also for preparing extended abstracts.
Admission to the symposium is decided upon at least two reviews of the abstracts.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts and full papers
October 4, 2002
Notification of acceptance
November 8, 2002
Deadline for final versions of abstracts and papers
January 20, 2003
March 24-26, 2003

Contact Information

Send your submission to
For latest information in the Symposium check the AMKM-03  web page.
For any questions contact one of the Symposium Chairs:

Ludger van Elst
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH 
Knowledge Management Department
Postfach 2080 
D-67608 Kaiserslautern
Phone: ++49 (0) 631 205 3474
Fax: ++49 (0) 631 205 3210

Virginia Dignum
Achmea & University of Utrecht
Intelligent Systems Group
P.O. Box 80089
3508 TB Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: ++31 (0) 30 253 4432
Fax: ++31 (0) 30 351 3791

Andreas Abecker
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH 
Knowledge Management Department
Postfach 2080 
D-67608 Kaiserslautern
Phone: ++49 (0) 631 205 3456
Fax: ++49 (0) 631 205 3210

Organizing Committee

Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Kaiserslautern (Co-Chair)
Virginia Dignum, Achmea & University of Utrecht (Co-Chair)
Andreas Abecker, DFKI, Kaiserslautern (Co-Chair)
Rose Dieng, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis
Michael N. Huhns, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Daniel O´Leary, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Pietro Panzarasa, University of Southampton
Amit P. Sheth, University of Georgia, Athens
Walt Truszkowski, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Gerd Wagner, Eindhoven University of Technology