25. June 2018 – 27. June 2018 all-day

In conjunction with

8th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics – WIMS 2018

Workshop Description
Software agent technologies reached a certain level of maturity that allows development
of applications spanning from lab prototypes to mature real-life systems, in domains that
could have not been imagined before. Furthermore, software agent technologies proved their
usefulness in synergy with methods of intelligent computing and artificial intelligence.

The aim of the WASA workshop is to contribute to the advancement of technologies and
applications of software agents’ with a special interest in intelligent computing including,
but not limited to: reasoning, semantics, pattern recognition, learning and cognition, etc.
The workshop welcomes papers addressing research and experience reports on various
applications of software agents. Papers describing finalized research, as well as
work-in-progress, are welcome.
The topics of the workshop cover, broadly understood, software agent and intelligent
technologies connected to applications and experiences in areas like:
– e-business
– social networks
– e-learning
– grid and cloud computing
– gaming
– smart environments
– e-health
– multimedia
– disaster and crisis management
– virtual organizations
– simulation
– energy conservation
– sustainability and green computing
– planning and decision making
– traffic control
– image and video understanding
– manufacturing and industrial management
etc. (but this list is not exhaustive).

Program Chairs
Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Maria Ganzha, University of Gdansk and IBS PAN, Poland

Program Co-chairs
Marcin Paprzycki, IBS PAN and WSM, Poland
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania

Program Committee Members (tentative)
Amelia Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Olivier Boissier, ENS Mines Saint-Etienne, France
Paolo Bresciani, FBK, Italy
Marius Brezovan, University of Craiova, Romania
Mihaela Colhon, University of Craiova, Romania
Weihui Dai, Fudan University, China
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
Adrian Groza, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Galina Ilieva, University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarsky”, Bulgaria
Nicolae Jascanu, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Gordan Jezic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Systä Kari, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Petros Kefalas, University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Thessaloniki, Greece
Florin Leon, Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi, Romania,
Marin Lujak, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Andrea Omicini, University of Bologna, Italy
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Ilias Sakellariou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Denis Trcek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Important Dates
Submission of papers to WASA: February 7, 2018
Notification of acceptance: March 25, 2018
Camera-ready papers: April 25, 2018
Paper registration: April 25, 2018
Workshop: June 25-27, 2018

Post-conference publication
A selection of the best papers accepted and presented at WASA’2018 will be invited for extension
and possible inclusion (subject to an additional review process) into a Special Issue of an
internationally recognized journals:
1. ComSIS – Computer Science and Information Systems Journal, Two-year impact factor (2016): 0.837., http://www.comsis.org/
2. Information Technology And Control, Impact factor (2016): 0.475, http://itc.ktu.lt/index.php/ITC/