International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (Iat 2004)


The proceedings of the September 2004 conference examines the logical, cognitive, physical, and biological foundations as well as enabling technologies underlying intelligent agents to stimulate the development of new models, methodologies, and tools for building agent-based systems. The 44 full papers and 55 short papers address autonomy-oriented computing, autonomous knowledge and information agents, agent systems modeling, distributed problem solving, and autonomous auctions and negotiations. Specific topics ...
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The proceedings of the September 2004 conference examines the logical, cognitive, physical, and biological foundations as well as enabling technologies underlying intelligent agents to stimulate the development of new models, methodologies, and tools for building agent-based systems. The 44 full papers and 55 short papers address autonomy-oriented computing, autonomous knowledge and information agents, agent systems modeling, distributed problem solving, and autonomous auctions and negotiations. Specific topics include cooperative multi-agent systems for the optimization of urban traffic, an ant clustering algorithm based on cellular automata, accounting for social order in multi-agent systems, persuasion through overheard communication by lifelike agents. No subject index is provided. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780769521015
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 570

Table of Contents

The Web - early visions, present reality, the grander future 3
Applications of intelligent agent technology to the grid 4
Scaling up multi-agent systems through organizational structuring 5
Intelligent workstation agents and unstructured workstation data 6
Data mining : artificial intelligence in data analysis 7
Incentive-compatible social choice 8
CHQ : a multi-agent reinforcement learning scheme for partially observable Markov decision processes 17
A novel multiobjective particle swarm optimization for buoys-arrangement design 24
Context-centric proactive information delivery 31
A default extension to distributed description logics 38
The interactive simulation environments of OAIR 45
A case study of organizational effects in a distributed sensor network 51
A time stamp control strategy for CBR based reactive navigation in dynamic environments with priorities 58
Programming mobile intelligent agents : an operational semantics 65
Socially-based design meets agent capabilities 72
Run-time mission evolution in mobile multiagent systems 79
Situation awareness in intelligent agents : foundations for a theory of proactive agent behavior 86
Evolutionary virtual agent 93
Argumentation based modeling of decision aiding for autonomous agents 99
Improving modeling of other agents using tentative stereotypes and compactification of observations 106
Revising Markov boundary for multiagent probabilistic inference 113
Hybrid BDI agents with improved learning capabilities for adaptive planning in a container terminal application 120
Predicting agent tactics in automated negotiation 127
Intelligent pedagogical agents with multiparty interaction support 134
Meta-level reasoning in deliberative agents 141
A novel ant clustering algorithm based on cellular automata 148
Separting domain and coordination in multi-agent organizational design and instantiation 155
Organization-based cooperative coalition formation 162
A dynamically formed hierarchical agent organization for a distributed content sharing system 169
Cooperative multiagent systems for the optimization of urban traffic 176
Countering agent security vulnerabilities using an extended SENSE schema 183
E-game : a generic auction platform supporting customizable market games 190
Utilizing fuzzy OLAP mining towards novel approach to multiagent modular reinforcement learning 197
Accounting for social order in multi-agent systems : preliminary report 204
An integral cycle for building feasible multi-agent plans 211
Data-driven agent-based simulation of commercial barter trade 218
Persuasion through overheard communication by life-like agents 225
Narrative structures for multi-agent interaction 232
Self-improving coordination in multi-agent filtering framework 239
Power and dependence relations in groups of agents 246
Mechanism design for multi-agent meeting scheduling, including time preferences, availability, and value of presence 253
Specification and verification of multi-agent applications using temporal Z 260
Agent technology in supply chains and networks 267
Economic model of TAC SCM game 273
A novel self-configuration mechanism for heterogeneous P2P networks 281
Modeling agent-based task handling in a peer-to-peer grid 288
Towards genetically optimised reponsive negotiation agents 295
Theoretical analysis of the multi-agent patrolling problem 302
From local behaviors to global performance in a multi-agent system 309
Minority game strategies in dynamic multi-agent role assignment 316
A framework to specify and evaluate coordination in MAS with logic 325
Restricted alliance and coalitions formation 329
Agent based simulation of information diffusion in a virtual market place 333
A practical approach to agent migration protocol 337
Multi-agent based softswitch 341
Agent services-based infrastructure for online assessment of trading strategies 345
User-aware videoconference session control using software agents 349
Speculative computation with deadline and its resource negotiation under time constraints 353
A negotiation strategy based on uncompromising degree 357
Stackelberg game in VMI system with sufficient capacity considering wholesale and retail prices 361
Agent dynamic cooperation based information retrieval 365
A comparison of team evolution operators 369
A new agent-oriented development methodology 373
Analysis of mobile agents' fault-tolerant behavior 377
Traffic jams : an evolutionary investigation 381
Planning for spatially situated agents 385
Using mobile agents for resource sharing 389
ATSpace : a middle agent to support application-oriented matchmaking and brokering services 393
HDACC : a heuristic density-based ant colony clustering algorithm 397
Adding flexibility to a room booking system using argumentation-inspired negotiations as mediated by mobile agents 401
Designing stable sutructures in a multi-agent self-assembly system 405
Holonic probabilistic agent merging algorithm 409
Aggregating local behaviors based upon lagrange multiplier method 413
A new spring net approach to distributed problem solving in multi-agent systems 417
Agent based genetic algorithm employing financial technical analysis for making trading decisions using historical equity market data 421
Comparing performance of two mobile agent platforms in distributed search 425
Multi-agent systems : a petri net with objects based approach 429
Using event streams for fault management in MAS 433
Bayesian learning in bilateral multi-issue negotiation and its application in MAS-based electronic commerce 437
A two-level framework for coalition formation via optimization and agent negotiation 441
Classifying image texture with artificial crawlers 446
Adaptive agent architecture inspired by human behavior 450
A platform for dynamic organization of agents in agent-based systems 454
Evaluating reactive scheduling systems 458
An adaptive recommendation trust model in multiagent system 462
An agent-based approach to distributed data and information fusion 466
From PASSI to agile PASSI : tailoring a design process to meet new needs 471
Solution to agent coalition problem using improved ant colony optimization algorithm 475
Learning how to plan and instantiate a plan in multi-agent coalition formation 479
Fulfilling or violating obligations in normative multiagent systems 483
On the use of IP multicast to facilitate group communication between mobile agents 487
A study of coordination within a road traffic environment 491
A multi-agent-based remote maintenance support and management system 496
Institutions and commitments in open multi-agent systems 500
Game specification in normative multiagent systesm : the trias politica 504
Towards radical agent-oriented software engineering processes based on AOR modeling 509
Brokering semantic Web services via intelligent middleware agents within a knowledge-based framework 513
A fuzzy multi-agent bidding model 517
Agent space architecture for search engines 521
Agents for establishing ad hoc cross-organizational teams 526
Distributed constraint satisfaction and optimization with privacy enforcement 531
Evaluating multiagent systems : a record/replay approach 536
Goal oriented modeling for intelligent software agents 540
Natural language enabled interface agent 544
A resource discovery model based on multi-agent technology in P2P system 548
Multiagent technologies for steel production and control 555
Energizing soccer agents by argumentation 561
Bang 3 : a computational multi-agent system 563
Speech and language interfaces for agent systems 565
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