Two KMi-ers, Chongming Hou and Maria Vargas-Vera delivered talks in the joint conference on their research papers accepted by the highly competitive IAT’04 and WI’04, respectively. Chongming Hou presented a paper at IAT04 about predicting agents' tactics in automated negotiation. Maria Vargas-Veras paper in WI04 was about event recognition on news stories and the semi-automatic population of an ontology.
The 2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT04) and Web Intelligence (WI04) was held in Beijing, China, 20-24 September, 2004. The conference kicked off with the keynote talks The Web – Early Visions, Present Reality, The Grander Future by Prof. John McCarthy and Scaling up Multi-Agent Systems through Organizational Structuring by Prof Victor Lesser. Researchers from 42 countries attended the conference in the golden autumn in Beijing, the ancient and modern capital city of China.