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First Announcement - Call for Participation:

  Third International Conference on
  26th and 28th October 2004


Held at Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, Fl.



    Expression of Interest: Now
    Submission of contribution: April 30, 2004
    Notification of acceptance: June 18, 2
    Request for invitation to participate: June 30, 2004
    Notification of invitation: July 31, 2004
    Camera-ready submission: July 31, 2004


    Michal Pechoucek, program chairman

KSCO - Knowledge Systems For Coalition Operations is an international
working group exploring research in Knowledge Systems for Coalition
Operations. Biennially, KSCO organizes a technical conference where
practitioners and key decision makers in coalition operations management
meet and discuss with researchers from areas of knowledge-based systems,
planning and multi-agent systems, exchange experience and ideas, share
inspiration and suggest novel concepts. It can also lead to joint project

After very successful events in Edinburgh, UK and Toulouse, France the KSCO
conference in 2004 will be organized at IHMC, Pensacola, Florida.

KSCO 2004 welcomes submission of original research papers from the areas of
knowledge-based systems, coalition formation and multi-agent systems related
to coalition operations management. We will review theoretical,
experimental, methodological papers as well as case studies, prototype
evaluations and application reports. KSCO organizers particularly encourage
submission of reports presenting larger coalition related national and
international project and programmes.


Suggested topics to be discussed include but are not limited to:
* innovative theory and techniques for coalition formation
* requirements for knowledge-based coalition planning and operations
* knowledge-based approaches to command and control
* knowledge-based approaches to coalition logistics
* applications and requirements for knowledge-based coalition planning
* knowledge-based approaches to Operations-Other-Than-War
* multi-agent systems and the concept of agency in coalitions
* tools and techniques for knowledge-based simulation and modeling of
coalition operations
* security and maintenance of private information or knowledge in coalition
* autonomous vs. centrally managed coalition operations
* mobility, agile and autonomous computing in coalition operation
* complexity issues and scalability in coalition operations
* deployed systems, case studies

Participation will be by invitation of the organizing committee and there
will be a limited number of attendees to encourage a productive exchange of
ideas between those involved.

The interested authors shall submit either long (8 pages in the
proceedings) or short (4 pages in the proceedings) papers describing the
work on knowledge systems for coalition operations.
Short papers are particularly suitable for project/programmes introduction,
descriptions of demonstrations and prototypes.

The submission procedure, publication details and formatting instruction
will be announced shortly.

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