New Trends In Applied Computer Science


  The Agent Day'99 

March 18-19, 1999
Krakow, Poland

The annual workshop on multiagent systems and new trends in concurrent and distributed computing 


The meeting will be held in the new building of the Institute of Computer Science, Jagiellonian University, Nawojki 11, Krakow, Poland.

Krakow was the seat of the kings that founded the country, and has been the center of most of its cultural heritage from the 11th century right down to the present day. Krakow, a city of over 800 thousand inhabitants, an administrative and scientific center, now has 11 institutions of higher education, many theaters, cinemas, clubs, an opera, a philharmonic and dozens of museums and art galleries.

The University of Cracow (Jagiellonian University) was established in 1364. At present, the University counts 3100 academic staff, of which about 400 are full professors, more than 300 are associate professors and 2300 assistant professors and teaching assistants. The University is one of Poland's largest institutions of higher education, with more than 22000 students.


The workshop is a forum for scientists, software engineers, practitioners and young researchers engaged in distributed computing systems and databases involving multiagent programming paradigm. A major part of the meeting will be covered by key lectures. According to the participants response, up to four poster sessions will be organized in order to present and discuss recent ideas.


General speakers

Conference schedule

9.50 - 10.00
10.00 - 10.40
Marek Kisiel - Dorohinicki,  Evolution in the multiagent world
10.40 - 11.20
Joel Quinqueton,   Emergent Problem Solving in Multi Agent Systems
11.20 - 12.00
Maria Staniszkis,  The synergy in cooperating grammars systems
12.00 - 12.20
coffee break
12.20 - 13.00
Lech Polkowski,  Towards Theory of Approximate Computation : Mereological Approach via Calculi and Languages of Granules of Knowledge 
13.00 - 13.40
Barbara Dunin-Keplicz,  Evolution of Teams of BDI-agents in Cooperative Problem  Solving 
13.40 - 14.20
Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz,  Artificial Intelligence versus Agent Organizations
14.20 - 14.50
coffee / lunch break
14.50 - 15.20
Poster Session
15.20 - 16.20 
Panel Discussion The fascinating world of autonomous software systems, Joel Quinqueton - moderator
10.00 - 10.40 
Jacek Kitowski, Large Scale Computing as a Vehicle for Studies in Computational and Computer Sciences
10.40 - 11.20
Minetada Osano, Improvement of Performance of Partially Solving Method (PSM) for a System of Linear Equations by Decomposition approach: Numerical Object 
11.20 - 12.00
Jan J. Mulawka, DNA computing - promise for information processing 
12.00 - 12.20
coffee break
12.20 - 13.00
Roman Galar, Through adaptive saddles with soft selection.  An account of some approach
13.00 - 13.40
Przemyslaw Magiera, Infinite Time Horizon Optimal Control With Eexpected Value--Variance Criteria Made Possible by Decomposed Optimization 
13.40 - 13.50
short break
13.50 - 14.50 
Panel Discussion The perspectives of high performance parallel and distributed computations, Minetada Osano - moderator
14.50 - 15.00

Call for papers

Half-page (200 words) abstract in English with the title, author(s)  name(s) and the affiliation are due by 15.02.1999. We expect hardcopies or electronic versions in LaTeX, PostScript, MS Word, HTML or ASCII formats.


Invited lectures and full-length manuscripts of poster contributions will be published in the special issue of Universitatis Jagellonicae Acta Informaticae after the meeting.  The guidelines for the authors are available at the publisher web site: and from Prof. Stanislaw Sedziwy, the head redactor of Schedae Informaticae (


The official language of the meeting will be English.


Please, send your abstracts and general correspondence to:
Robert Schaefer
Instytutu Informatyki UJ
Nawojki 11
PL-30-072 Krakow
or via e-mail to:


Participation in workshop sessions, poster presentations as well as the post-conference publication are free. The special issue of Universitatis Jagellonicae Acta Informaticae will be available in the JU-press distribution or can be ordered at the publisher. The Organizing Committee does not cover any accommodation and travel expenses for participants.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 15.02.1999
Author notification: 28.02.1999
Workshop sessions: 18-19.03.1999

Organizing committee


Last modification: 1999.03.05