The 2013 International Workshop on Mobile Systems, E-commerce and Agent Technology (MSEAT 2013)
In conjunction with
The International Joint Conference on Awareness Science and Technology
& Ubi-Media Computing (iCAST2013&UMEDIA2013)

November 3-4, 2013
The University of Aizu, Japan


Agent technology is one of the most vibrant and active areas of research and development in information technology. Multi-agents and mobile agent technologies are making significant impacts upon almost all aspects of computing discipline. Boldly speaking, they are underpinning the profound changes taking place in our information society. One of the admittedly most successful applications is in global business partnerships, directly due to the nature of the problem. In fact, virtual organizations and e-commerce have become fashionable practices of today's global businesses. At the right time, agents act as key components in the Internet-wide information and e-commerce systems that are currently being developed across the globe, and multi-agents and mobile agents provide most feasible and effective computational frameworks for contemporary business practices. In answer to such a trend at the beginning of this exciting new millennium, MSEAT‘2013 aims to establishing a responsive, active and valuable world-class academic forum for executives, managers, practitioners and academicians from multi-agents, mobile agents, software agents, mobile environment, ubiquitous or pervasive environment, virtual organizations and e-commerce, in particular their crisscrosses.

MSEAT'2013 will be held in conjunction with the International Joint Conference on Awareness Science and Technology & Ubi-Media Computing (iCAST2013&UMEDIA2013):


This workshop covers some important aspects of Mobile Systems, E-Commerce and Agent Technologies, especially in Ubiquitous or Pervasive Environment. The technical issues to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Agent architectures
  • Information agents
  • Middle agents (e.g., match-makers, brokers, routers)
  • Mobile agents
  • Agent-based software engineering
  • Agent platform
  • Agent social communication mechanisms and languages
  • Agent societies and ensembles
  • Communication, collaboration and interaction of humans
  • Economics principles for multi-agents
  • Multi-agent communication, coordination, and collaboration
  • Multi-agent design patterns and paradigms
  • Multi-agent simulation, verification, and validation
  • Organization of agent societies
  • Network agents
  • Privacy and agents
  • Semantic Web
  • RDF Applications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Ontology Researches
  • Social Computing
  • Web Services
  • Applications in active networks
  • Protocol, applications, and middleware in mobile server
  • Applications in electronic markets and commerce
  • Mobile commerce
  • Artificial market systems and e-commerce
  • E-commerce development tools, programming
  • E-commerce interface, virtual reality
  • E-commerce interface agents
  • E-commerce security
  • Ergonomics in e-commerce and electronic marketplaces
  • Mobile agents for order processing, selling, transactions processing
  • Mobile agents for payment, financial processing
  • Resource management
  • Security analysis, model and implementation on both clients and hosts of e-commerce
  • World wide web integration
  • Ubi-Commerce or Pervasive Commerce
  • Ad Hoc Networking                                                   
  • Mobile computing and Ubiquitous Computing
  • WLAN, Bluetooth, WPAN, Home networking       
  • Network protocols
  • RFID Applications
  • Wireless Sensor Networks, 
  • Wireless QoS Services
  • Location Aware protocols and services
  • Context-Aware Computing
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Wearable Computing
  • Smart Home
  • PCS, GPRS, 3G 
  • GPS Applications



Paper needs to be submitted in IEEE two-column format. Manuscript should be unpublished work, must include enough detail about the goal, the problem to solve, proposed methods and main results. Length of the final camera-ready paper should be 6 pages. A maximum of additional two pages will be allowed with extra payment. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases." Selected papers from the conference will be further considered for publication in international journals. Authors should submit their papers in Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format via e-mail to:


Dr. Ming-Ni Wu, National Taichung University of Science
and Technology, Taiwan


Dr. Chun-Hong Huang, Lunghwa University of Science and
Technology, Taiwan




Best ranked papers accepted at the workshop will be suggested for publication in a special issue of an International Journal, subject to the review by the program committee. Papers suggested for the special issue will then be reviewed by external reviewers following the standard procedure of review stipulated by the international journal.



Dr. Ming-Ni Wu
Department of Information Management
National Taichung University of Science and
Technology, Taiwan


Dr. Chun-Hong Huang
Department of Computer Information and Network Engineering,
Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


Sponsored by

General Co-Chair

Jason C. Hung Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan

Program Co-Chair

Ming-Ni Wu National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Chun-Hong Huang Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Program Committee Chair

Chuan-Feng Chiu Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Publishing Co-Chair         

Yu-Bing Wang University of Northern Virginia, USA

Program Committee (temporary):

Haowei Liu   Intel Corporation, USA
Gwo-Jong Yu  Aletheia University, Taiwan
Anthony Y. Chang Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan
Kuei-Ping Shih  Tamkang University, Taiwan
Runhe Huang  Hosei University, Japan
Kuan-Ching Li Providence University, Taiwan
Sen-Ren Jan  Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Steen J. Hsu  Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Willy Susilo  University of Wollongong, Australia
Magdy Saeb  Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Egypt
Chou-Yin Hsu  Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan
Ronggong Song National Research Council, Canada
Gustavo A. S. Torrellas  Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico
YingQun Liu  Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Ching-Chiuan Lin  Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan
Lawrence Y. Deng San John’s University, Taiwan
Hui-huang Hsu Tamkang University, Taiwan
Kuniaki Uehara  Kobe University, Japan
San-Yuan Wang I-Shou University, Taiwan
Kuan-Cheng Lin National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Tzung-Shi Chen Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan
Yuh-Shyan Chen National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Yung-Hui Chen Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Rueiher Tsaur Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Chi Zhang Florida International University, USA
Prasan Kumar Sahoo Van Nung Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Hsing-I Wang   Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan
Li-Ling Hung  Aletheia University, Taiwan