Agent Technology: Foundations, Applications, and Markets / Edition 1

Agent Technology: Foundations, Applications, and Markets / Edition 1

by Nicholas R. Jennings, Michael J. Wooldridge
     
 

Agents represent an exciting and promising new approach to building a wide range of software applications. Agents are autonomous problem-solving entities that are able to flexibly solve problems in complex, dynamic environments, without receiving permanent guidance from the user.

Agent Technology: Foundations, Applications and Markets is the first book to

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Overview

Agents represent an exciting and promising new approach to building a wide range of software applications. Agents are autonomous problem-solving entities that are able to flexibly solve problems in complex, dynamic environments, without receiving permanent guidance from the user.

Agent Technology: Foundations, Applications and Markets is the first book to provide an integrative presentation of the issues, challenges and success of designing, building and using agent applications. The chapters presented are written by internationally leading authorities in the field. The book provides, for a general audience, a unique overview on agent technology applications, ranging from an introduction to the technical foundations to reports on dealing with specific agent systems in practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540635918
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Edition description:
1st ed. 1998. 2nd printing 2002
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: Applications of Intelligent Agents. - Software Agent Technology. Near-Term Success in Distributed Applications.- Part II. Vision and Perspectives: Design of Intelligent Agent Systems. Vendors of Agent Technology: A Market Overview. Broking the Info-Underworld. Personal Agents: A Walk on the Client Side.- Part III. Systems and Their Applications: including Telecommunication Systems, Personal Digital Assistants, Information Management, Information Economies, Business Applications, Air Traffic Control, Computer Simulation, Transportation Management, Financial Management, and Electronic Commerce.

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