Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing

Special Issue: Call For Papers

AIEDAM Special Issue, May 2004, Vol.18 No.2

Intelligent Agents in Design

Edited by: J. S. Gero and F.M.T. Brazier

Modelling single agent design processes is an acknowledged challenge to the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence research communities. Modelling multi-agent design processes is a new challenge. This challenge - acquiring the ability to model and implement design processes as distributed reasoning systems - has given new impetus to the study of design theory and methodology.

The international Workshop on Intelligent Agents in Design (WAID'2002), held at MIT, and the Intelligent Agents in Design Workshop at AID'02, held at Cambridge University, focussed on research progress, objectives and directions. The goal of this special issue is to further this area of research, exploring and extending the borders of the use of agent technology in and for design.

Topics that may be addressed include:

  • Agent-based design communities;
  • Agent ontologies for design;
  • Agent reasoning for design;
  • Co-ordination of design agents;
  • Creativity and design agents;
  • Emergent behaviour in multi-agent design systems;
  • Multi-agent design systems;
  • Virtual design environments with agents.

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least two reviewers, and a selection for publication made on the basis of these reviews.

Further details about registration of interest, submission, etc, can be found at the Special Issue information page:

Information about the format and style required for AIEDAM papers can be found at

Important dates:

    Submission deadline for full papers: 2 May 2003 Notification and reviews to authors: 5 September 2003 Revised version submission deadline: 15 December 2003 Final version submission deadline: 15 February 2003

Guest editors:

Please direct all enquiries and submissions to the guest editors:

John Gero
Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition (G04)
University of Sydney

Frances Brazier
Intelligent Interactive Distributed Systems Group
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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