Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) represents a paradigm for development of distributed applications that is receiving more and more attention in the enterprise world, with major software vendors responding with offerings that support SOC.
The uniqueness of SOC is that it enables software development in which the externally observable behaviours of the business applications are semantically described and advertised as services.
Due to their nature, the services do not have to be deployed in one location.
These distributed services can then be discovered, deployed, invoked, composed, and orchestrated to create dynamic business processes and agile applications within and across organisational boundaries.
Software agents offer abilities of autonomous operations, interaction, cooperation, and decision making that can be used in areas such as automated negotiation, complex service contracting, coordinated service and resource sharing, intelligent service adaptation, and service exception handing.
 It is believed that leveraging agents and multi-agent technologies with the service technology will have a significant impact on realizing the vision of SOC. 

The objective of the International Workshop on Agent Technology for Service-Oriented Computing is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and governments to report advances in leveraging the agent technology for SOC.

Programme Committee:

Lotzi Boloni
(University Florida, US)
Stephane Bressan
(The National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Brahim Chaib-draa
(Laval University, Canada)
Nilanjan Chakraborty
(Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), US)
Shih-Fen Cheng
(Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Sung-Bae Cho
(Yonsei University, Korea)
Joongmin Choi
(Hanyang University, Korea)
Joerg Denzinger
(University of Calgary, Canada)
Frank Dignum
(University of Utrech, The Nethelands)
Alexis Drogoul
(IRD/UPMC, Vietnam)
Shaheen Fatima
(Loughborough University, UK)
Aditya Ghose
(University of Wollongong, Australia)
Joe Giampapa
(Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), US)
Robin Glinton
(Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), US)
Guido Governatori
(NICTA, Australia)
Koen Hindriks
(Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands)
Atsuhi Iwasaki
(Kyushu University, Japan)
Kiyoshi Izumi
(AIST, Japan)
Wenping Jiao
(Peking University, China)
Catholijn Jonker
(Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands)
Kee-Eung Kim
(KAIST, Korea)
Minkoo Kim
(Ajou University, Korea)
Yasuhiko Kitamura
(Kwansei University, Japan)
Jaeho Lee
(University of Seoul, Korea)
Ho-fung Leung
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hongkong)
Alan Liu
(National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan)
Chao-Lin Liu
(National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Jyi-shane Liu
(National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Lin Liu
(Tsinghua University, China)
Miguel A. Lopez-Carmona
(Universidad de Alcalá, Spain)
Graham Low
(University of New South Wales, Australia)
Xudong Luo
(Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
Wenji Mao
(Chinese Academy of Science, China)
Xinjun Mao
(National Defense University of Technology, China)
Ivan Marsa-Maestre
(Universidad de Alcalá, Spain)
Chunyan Miao Nanayang
(Technological University, Singapore)
Shivashankar B. Nair
(Indian Institute of Technology, India)
Vineet Padmanabhan
(University of Hyderabad, India)
Jean Oh
(Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), US)
Mehmet Orgun
(Macquarie University, Australia)
Praveen Paruchuri
(Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), US)
Antonino Rotolo
(University of Bologna, Italy)
David Sarne
(Bar Ilan University, Israel)
Abdul Sattar
(Griffith University, Australia)
Kiam-Tian SEOW
(Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Von-Wun Soo
(National Tsinghua University, Taiwan)
Leon Sterling
(The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Toshiharu Sugawara
(Waseda University, Japan)
Takao Terano
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Leon van der Torre
(University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Pradeep Varakantham
(Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Zili Zhang
(Southwest University, China)
Roie Zivan
(Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), US)

Sponsors & Supporters 

  Arches, Inc.
 Xacro Inc.
 CSK Systems Chubu Corporation
 Japan Agents Workshop and Symposium
  Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
 Information Processing Society of Japan
 JSSST MACC (Japan Society for Software Science and Technology, SIG Multi-Agents and Cooperative Computation)
 Nagoya Institute of Technology
 Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition '70
 SCAT (Support Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research)
  Kayamori Foundation
  Workshop on Multi-Agent and Cooperative Computation (MACC) in Japan Society for Software Science and Technology
  Taiko Foundation