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Multiagent Platforms : First Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, Prima'98, Singapore, November 23, 1998, Selected Papers - Toru Ishida

Multiagent Platforms

First Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, Prima'98, Singapore, November 23, 1998, Selected Papers

By: Toru Ishida (Editor)

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Autonomousagents andmultiagentsystems are computationalsystems inwhich several (semi-)autonomous agents interact each other or work together to p- form some set of tasks or satisfy some set of goals. These systems may involve computationalagents that are homogeneous or heterogeneous, they may involve activities on the part of agents having common goals or distinct goals, and they may involve participation on the part of humans and intelligent agents. The increase of agent research activities can be observed in the series of ICMAS (- ternational Conference of Multi-Agent Systems). In ICMAS'95,209participants were there. At ICMAS'96, the number increased to282, and atICMAS'98, there were 552participants. Thoughwealready haveseveral workshopsinAsia Paci c countries, such as MACC (Multiagent Systems and Cooperative Computation) in Japan from 1991 and Australian Workshop on Distributed Artic ial Int- ligence from 1995, there is not enough interaction so far among the countries compared to Europe and Americas. PRIMA'98 is the First Pacic Rim International Workshop related to - tonomous agents and multiagent systems. The aim of this workshop is to - courage activities in this e ld, and to bring together Pacic Rim researchers withagents and multiagentissues. The objective of this workshopis to assemble theoreticians and practitioners concerned with developing autonomous agents and multiagent systems. Unlikeusual conferences, however, since this is the rst agent-related international workshop in Asia Paci c countries, participation is byinvitationonlyand is limitedto professionals who have made signi cantc- tributionsto thetopicsoftheworkshop. Thecontributionsincludetechnical p- sentations, progress reports and so on.

Multiagent System Design
MAS Building Environments with Product-Line-Architecture Awarenessp. 1
ADIPS Framework for Flexible Distributed Systemsp. 18
A Conceptual "Role-Centered" Model for Design of Multi-Agent Systemsp. 33
Coordination Platforms
Desiderata in Agent Architectures for Coordinating Multi-Agent Systemsp. 47
Time-Bounded Negotiation Framework for Multi-Agent Coordinationp. 61
A Fuzzy Game Theoretic Approach to Multi-Agent Coordinationp. 76
Partial Plan Recognition Using Predictive Agentsp. 88
Multiagent Coordination with OASISp. 103
Network Application Platforms
Personalized Web Retrieval: Three Agents for Retrieving Web Informationp. 118
Single-Agent and Multi-Agent Approaches to WWW Information Integrationp. 133
A Multi-Agent Framework for Intranet Service Integrationp. 148
Secure Agent-Mediated Mobile Paymentp. 162
A Secure Communication Scheme for Multiagent Systemsp. 174
Author Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9783540659679
ISBN-10: 3540659676
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 1599. Lecture Notes in Ar
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 28th April 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.29