Intelligent Agents VI. Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages: 6th International Workshop, ATAL'99 Orlando, Florida, USA, July 15-17, 1999 Proceedings / Edition 1

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This book is the sixth in the successful line of Intelligent Agents volumes published in LNAI. It is based on the sixth workshop on Agent Technologies, Architectures, and Languages, ATAL'99, held in Orlando, Florida, USA in July 1999. The 27 revised full papers included were selected from a total of 75 submissions during two rounds of reviewing. Also included are an introduction by the volume editors and a subject index. The book is divided into topical sections on agent theories, agent and system architectures, agent languages, agent oriented software engineering, and decision making in a social context. This state-of-the-art survey is essential reading for anyone interested in agent technology.

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Section I: Agent Theories.- Reasoning about Visibility, Perception, and Knowledge.- A Spectrum of Modes of Knowledge Sharing between Agents.- Observability-based Nested Belief Computation for Multiagent Systems and Its Formalization.- On the Correctness of PRS Agent Programs.- Incorporating Uncertainty in Agent Commitments.- Section II: Agent and System Architectures.- Rational Cognition in OSCAR.- Agents for Information Broadcasting.- On the Evaluation of Agent Architectures.- Toward a Methodology for AI Architecture Evaluation: Comparing Soar and CLIPS.- Reactive-System Approaches to Agent Architectures.- A Planning Component for RETSINA Agents.- A Scalable Agent Location Mechanism.- Section III: Agent Languages.- Reactivity in a Logic-Based Robot Programming Framework.- Extending ConGolog to Allow Partial Ordering.- Operational Semantics of Multi-Agent Organizations.- Open Multi-Agent Systems: Agent Communication and Integration.- Toward Team-Oriented Programming.- Section IV: Agent-Oriented Software Engineering.- Agent-Oriented Software Engineering.- Multiagent System Engineering: The Coordination Viewpoint.- Using Multi-context Systems to Engineer Executable Agents.- Structuring BDI Agents in Functional Clusters.- Towards a Distributed, Environment-Centered Agent Framework.- Section V: Decision Making in a Social Context.- Variable Sociability in Agent-Based Decision Making.- Cooperation and Group Utility.- Relating Quantified Motivations for Organizationally Situated Agents.- The Role and the Impact of Preferences on Multiagent Interaction.- Deliberative Normative Agents: Principles and Architecture.

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