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Collaboration Between Human and Artificial Societies : Coordination and Agent-Based Distributed Computing - Julian A. Padget

Collaboration Between Human and Artificial Societies

Coordination and Agent-Based Distributed Computing

By: Julian A. Padget (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th December 1999
ISBN: 9783540669302
Number Of Pages: 310

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The full title of the HCM network project behind this volume is VIM: A virtual multicomputer for symbolic applications. The three strands which bound the network together were parallel systems, advanced compilation techniques andarti?cialintelligence witha commonsubstrate in the programminglanguage Lisp. The initial aim of the project was to demonstrate how the combination of these three technologies could be used to build a virtual multicomputer -- an ephemeral, persistent machine of available heterogeneous computing resources -- for large scale symbolic applications . The system would support a virtual processor abstraction to distribute data and tasks across the multicomputer, the actual physical composition of which may change dynamically. Our practical objective was to assist in the prototyping of dynamic distributed symbolic app- cations in arti?cial intelligence using whatever resources are available (probably networked workstations), so that the developed program could also be run on more exotic hardware without reprogramming. What we had not foreseen at the outset of the project was how agents would unify the strands at the application level, as distinct from the system level o- lined above. It was as a result of the agent in?uence that we held two workshops in May and December 1997 with the title "Collaboration between human and arti?cial societies". The papers collected in this volume are a selection from presentations made at those two workshops. In each case the format consisted of a number of invited speakers plus presentations from the network partners.

Languages and Systems
A Classification of Various Approaches for Object-Based Parallel and Distributed Programmingp. 3
Towards Meta-Agent Protocolsp. 30
Examples of Fuzziness in Compilers and Runtime Systemsp. 43
Towards Rigorous Compiler Implementation Verificationp. 62
Shifting the Focus from Control to Communication: the STReams OBjects Environments Model of Communicating Agentsp. 74
Direct Manipulation, Scalability and the Internetp. 102
Agents and Capabilities
Towards the Abstraction and Generalization of Actor-Based Architectures in Diagnostic Reasoningp. 115
Antonio Gisolfi and Vincenzo Loia Converting Declarative into Procedural (and Vice Versa)p. 132
Reflective Reasoning in a Case-Based Reasoning Agentp. 142
Modelling Rational Inquiry in Non-ideal Agentsp. 159
On the Process of Making Descriptive Rulesp. 182
Coordination and Collaboration
A Service-Oriented Negotiation Model between Autonomous Agentsp. 201
Competing Software Agents Support Human Agentsp. 220
Coordination Developed by Learning from Evaluationsp. 234
Rules of Order for Electronic Group Decision Making - A Formalization Methodologyp. 246
Broadway: A Case-Based System for Cooperative Information Browsing on the World-Wide-Webp. 264
Towards a Formal Specification of Complex Social Structures in Multi-agent Systemsp. 284
Author Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9783540669302
ISBN-10: 3540669302
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science,
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 15th December 1999
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.45

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