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News highlights:

  • The deadline for submitting papers has been extended to 20th September 2010.
  • In-principle agreement has been obtained from Springer for an LNCS/LNAI post-proceedings.

There are strong connections between intelligent agents and services, and there is increasing crossover between works in the two communities. The new area of services (both in the sense of service science and service-oriented computing) offers exciting new application opportunities for both the concepts and methodologies of intelligent agent systems.Techniques developed in the agent research community promise to have a strong impact on this fast growing field. For instance, agent-oriented modeling techniques can influence the development of service modeling techniques. Agent technology may offer a solution to the critical business imperative of service delivery optimization. Agent systems might provide crucial decision-support functionality in the business service delivery.

The First International Workshop on Services and Agents (ServAgents 2010) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the areas of services and agents, and engage in the discussion and exchange of ideas. It will serve to highlight the impact of research in agents on the area of services and will help in the identification of practical needs and opportunities.

ServAgents 2010 will be held on November 12, 2010 at the 13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA-2010).


The emphasis of this workshop is on the intersection of the rather new, fast growing services science and engineering paradigm with agent technology. We especially encourage papers that deal with the application of agent techniques to challenges in the services area. We invite papers on all aspects relating to the overlap of Intelligent Agent Technologyand Services. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Agent-oriented approaches (frameworks, methods, and tools) to business and IT-enabled service modeling, analysis and design
  • Simulation and optimization of business services and service systems
  • Service compliance management
  • Agent technology in business process management
  • Philosophical foundations of agency and services
  • Service description, matchmaking, discovery, and brokering
  • Service composition, orchestration, and choreography
  • Agent-based monitoring and exception-handling of service delivery
  • Agent-based negotiation of QoS and SLAs
  • Service business models and case studies
  • Ontology applications in services science

Important Dates

Submission deadline:   September 20, 2010
Notification date:   September 27, 2010
Camera-ready papers deadline:   October 11, 2010
Early registration deadline:   September 29, 2010
Registration deadline   November 1, 2010
Workshop date   November 12, 2010

Organising Committee

Hoa Khanh Dam, University of Wollongong, Australia
hoa@uow.edu.au (primary contact)

Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia

Nirmit V Desai, IBM India Research Lab, India

Srinivas Narasimhamurthy, SETLabs, Infosys Technologies, India

Program Committee (to be updated)

Munindar Singh, North Carolina State University, USA

Ryszard Kowalczyk, Swinburne University of Australia, Australia

Joseph Davis, University of Sydney, Australia

Alan Hartman, IBM India Research Lab, India

Biplav Srivastava, IBM India Research Lab

Jane Yung-jen Hsu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Nanjangud C. Narendra, IBM India Research Lab, India

Christian Guttmann, Monash University, Australia

Tru Hoang Cao, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam

Ho-fung Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hongkong

Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Nabendu Chaki, Calcutta University, India

Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China

Soe-Tsyr Yuan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Suman Roy, SETLabs, Infosys Technologies, India

Arijit Laha, SETLabs, Infosys Technologies, India

Nirmit V Desai, IBM India Research Lab, India

Srinivas Narasimhamurthy, SETLabs, Infosys Technologies, India


Submissions will be peer reviewed in line with the standards of the main PRIMA 2010 conference. All papers, submitted as PDF files, must conform the LNCS format and will have no more than 12 pages.

Instructions and templates can be found here: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

The maximum length of the paper will be 12 pages. Papers should be sent through the Easychair conference manager http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=servagents2010