Announcing a special issue of
Computational Intelligence:

Agent Technology for Electronic Commerce

Economic activity, accelerated via Internet connections between human buyers and sellers, is accelerated further with software agents acting on behalf of the humans. Before this agent-mediated economic activity can be adopted and used successfully by non-expert humans, technologies of different types must be advanced. Existing AI techniques are often applicable.

This special issue aims to attract researchers concerned with incorporating AI techniques into the software agents that undertake commercial activities over the Internet.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Submission Instructions

Researchers interested in contributing a paper should send it electronically to Please observe the Computational Intelligence submission guidelines.  Paper lengths should not exceed 15 pages in Computational Intelligence.

Important Dates

Submission date:                       January 31, 2002

Notification of acceptance:        Extended until April 6, 2002

Camera ready copies:               April 30, 2002

Guest Editor

Bruce Spencer
Faculty of Computer Science
University of New Brunswick,

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Institute for Information Technology – e-Business
National Research Council

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Guest Editorial Board


Virendra Bhavsar
Faculty of Computer Science
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Jörg Denzinger
Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary

Ali Ghorbani
Faculty of Computer Science
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Steve Marsh
Institute for Information Technology
National Research Council, Ottawa

Related Event

This special issue follows the NECAA workshop Novel E-Commerce Applications of Agents held at the AI2001 Conference in June 2001.  Papers from that event, as well as new papers not from NECAA are welcome for submission to ATEC.


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