Software Agent Based Applications Platforms and Development Kits

This book introduces major agent platforms, frameworks, systems, tools, and applications.

Software Agent Based Applications  Platforms and Development Kits

This book introduces major agent platforms, frameworks, systems, tools, and applications. Each system is described by their developers in sufficient detail so that the reader can get a good understanding of the architecture, functionality, and application areas of the system. All systems are running systems. One main focus of the book lies on agent platforms and toolkits.

Languages Methodologies and Development Tools for Multi Agent Systems

In: Unland, R., Klusch, M., Calisti, M. (eds.) Software Agent-based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits, pp. 307–330. Birkhäuser, Basel (2005) van Aart, C.: Organizational Principles for Multi-Agent Architectures, pp. 139–176.

Languages  Methodologies and Development Tools for Multi Agent Systems

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the First International Workshop on Languages, Methodologies and Development Tools for Multi-Agent Systems, LADS 2007, held in Durham, UK, in September 2007. The workshop was part of MALLOW 2007, a federation of workshops on Multi-Agent Logics, Languages, and Organizations. The 15 revised full papers, presented together with 1 invited paper reporting the aims and achievements of the OpenKnowledge project, were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on agent reasoning and semantics, declarative languages and technologies, methodologies and design, and development frameworks.

Agent Technology and e Health

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Agent Technology and e Health

Multi-agent systems are one of the most exciting research areas in Artificial Intelligence. This book reports on the results achieved in this area, discusses the benefits (and drawbacks) that agent-based systems may bring to medical domains and society, and also provides a list of the research topics that should be tackled in the near future to make the deployment of health-care agent-based systems a reality. Current topics of research include communication and co-operation between distributed intelligent agents to manage patient care.

Programming Multi Agent Systems

Languages, Platforms and Applications. Multiagent Systems ... Fricke, S., Keiser, J., Hessler, A.: Demo-Storyboard for the JIAC IV Agent Development Environment. ... In: Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits.

Programming Multi Agent Systems

ThesearetheproceedingsoftheInternationalWorkshoponProgrammingMulti- Agent Systems (ProMAS 2008), the sixth of a series of workshops that is aimed at discussing and providing an overview of current state-of-the-art technology for programming multi-agent systems. The aim of the ProMAS workshop series is to promote research on progr- ming technologies and tools that can e?ectively contribute to the development and deployment of multi-agent systems. In particular, the workshop promotes the discussion and exchange of ideas concerning the techniques, concepts, - quirements, and principles that are important for establishing multi-agent p- gramming platforms that are useful in practice and have a theoretically sound basis. Topics addressed include but are not limited to the theory and app- cations of agent programming languages, the veri?cation and analysis of agent systems,aswellastheimplementationofsocialstructureinagent-basedsystems (e. g. ,roleswithin organizations,coordinationandcommunicationin multi-agent systems). In its previous editions, ProMAS constituted an invaluable occasion bringing together leading researchers from both academia and industry to discuss issues on the design of programming languages and tools for multi-agent systems. We were very pleased to be able to again present a range of high-quality papers at ProMAS 2008. After ?ve successful editions of the ProMAS workshop series, which took place during AAMAS 2003 (Melbourne, Australia), AAMAS 2004 (New York, USA), AAMAS 2005 (Utrecht, The Netherlands), AAMAS 2006 (Hakodate, Japan), and AAMAS 2007 (Honolulu, Hawai’i), the sixth edition took place on May 13 in Estoril, Portugal, in conjunction with AAMAS 2008, the main international conference on autonomous agents and MAS.

Knowledge Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

5 Conclusion and Future Work The agent-based system introduces a new feature that adds challenges to software engineering. Many tools and methodologies have been ... In: Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits.

Knowledge Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

The two-volume set LNAI 5711 and LNAI 5712 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Sysetms, KES 2009, held in Santiago de Chile in September 2009. The 153 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The topics covered are: fuzzy and neuro-fuzzy systems, agent systems, knowledge based and expert systems, miscelleanous generic intelligent systems topics, intelligent vision and image processing, knowledge management, ontologies and data mining, web intelligence, text and multimedia mining and retrieval, other advanced knowledge-based systems, innovations in chance discovery, advanced knowledge-based systems, multi-agent negotiation and coordination, innovations in intelligent systems, intelligent technology approach to management engineering, data mining and service science for innovation, knowledge-based systems for e-business, video surveillance, social networks, advanced engineering design techniques for adaptive systems, knowledge technology in learning support, advanced information system for supporting personal activity, design of intelligent society, knowledge-based interface systems, knowledge-based multi-criteria decision support, soft computing techniques and their applications, immunity-based systems. The book also includes three keynote speaker plenary presentations.

Advanced Methods and Technologies for Agent and Multi Agent Systems

A Concurrent Approach to Software Development. O'Reilly Media, 2009. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Supporting Agent Development in Erlang through the eXAT Platform. Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits, 2005, ...

Advanced Methods and Technologies for Agent and Multi Agent Systems

The field of agent and multi-agent systems is concerned with the development and evaluation of sophisticated, AI-based, problem solving and control architectures for both single and multi-agent systems. This book presents the proceedings of the 7th KES Conference on Agent and Multi-agent Systems – Technologies and Applications (KES-AMSTA 2013), held in Hue City, Vietnam, in May 2013. The KES-AMSTA 2013 conference provides an internationally respected forum for scientific research in the technologies and applications of agent and multi-agent systems. In all, 44 papers were selected for oral presentation and publication in this volume. Special attention is paid to the feature topics of intelligent technologies and applications in the area of e-health, social networking, self-organizing systems, economics and trust management. Other topics covered include: agent oriented software engineering; beliefs engineering; desires and intentions representation; agent cooperation, coordination, negotiation, organization and communication; distributed problem-solving; specification of agent communication languages; formalization of ontologies; and conversational agents. The book highlights new trends and challenges in agent and multi-agent research, and will be of interest to the research community working in the fields of artificial intelligence, collective computational intelligence, robotics, dialogue systems and, in particular, agent and multi-agent systems, technologies and applications.

Architecture Based Design of Multi Agent Systems

... 2006 D. Weyns, A. Helleboogh, T. Holvoet, The Packet-World: A test bed for investigating situated multi-agent systems, in Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms, and Development Kits, ed. by R. Unland, M. Klush, M. Calisti.

Architecture Based Design of Multi Agent Systems

Multi-agent systems are claimed to be especially suited to the development of software systems that are decentralized, can deal flexibly with dynamic conditions, and are open to system components that come and go. This is why they are used in domains such as manufacturing control, automated vehicles, and e-commerce markets. Danny Weyns' book is organized according to the postulate that "developing multi-agent systems is 95% software engineering and 5% multi-agent systems theory." He presents a software engineering approach for multi-agent systems that is heavily based on software architecture - with, for example, tailored patterns such as "situated agent", "virtual environment", and "selective perception" - and on middleware for distributed coordination – with programming abstractions such as "views" and "roles." Next he shows the feasibility and applicability of this approach with the development of an automated transportation system consisting of a number of automatic guided vehicles transporting loads in an industrial setting. Weyns puts the development of multi-agent systems into a larger perspective with traditional software engineering approaches. With this, he opens up opportunities to exploit the body of knowledge developed in the multi-agent systems community to tackle some of the difficult challenges of modern-day software systems, such as decentralized control, location-awareness, self-adaption, and large-scale. Thus his book is of interest for both researchers and industrial software engineers who develop applications in areas such as distributed control systems and mobile applications where such requirements are of crucial importance.

Electricity Markets with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation Structure Operation Agent based Simulation and Emerging Designs

Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits, pp. 143–168. Birkhäuser Verlag, part of Springer Science+Business Media, Basel, Switzerland (2005) Vidigal, D., Lopes, F., Pronto, A., Santana, J.: Agent-based ...

Electricity Markets with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation  Structure  Operation  Agent based Simulation  and Emerging Designs

This book describes the common ground between electricity markets (EMs) and software agents (or artificial intelligence generally). It presents an up-to-date introduction to EMs and intelligent agents, and offers a comprehensive description of the research advances and key achievements related to existing and emerging market designs to reliably and efficiently manage the potential challenges of variable generation (VG). Most EMs are unique in their complex relationships between economics and the physics of energy, but were created without the notion that large penetrations of variable generation (VG) would be part of the supply mix. An advanced multi-agent approach simulates the behavior of power markets over time, particularly markets with large-scale penetrations of renewable resources. It is intended as a reference book for researchers, academics and industry practitioners, but given the scope of the chapters and the highly accessible style, the book also provides a coherent foundation for several different graduate courses.

Multi Agent Programming

Languages, Tools and Applications Rafael H. Bordini, Mehdi Dastani, Jürgen Dix, Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. ... R., Calisti, M., Klusch, M.: Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits.

Multi Agent Programming

Multi-Agent Systems are a promising technology to develop the next generation open distributed complex software systems. The main focus of the research community has been on the development of concepts (concerning both mental and social attitudes), architectures, techniques, and general approaches to the analysis and specification of multi-agent systems. This contribution has been fragmented, without any clear way of “putting it all together”, rendering it inaccessible to students and young researchers, non-experts, and practitioners. Successful multi-agent systems development is guaranteed only if we can bridge the gap from analysis and design to effective implementation. Multi-Agent Programming: Languages, Tools and Applications presents a number of mature and influential multi-agent programming languages, platforms, development tools and methodologies, and realistic applications, summarizing the state of the art in an accessible manner for professionals and computer science students at all levels.

Multi Agent Systems and Applications V

capability, which can be included by the developer into application agents and handles all communication aspects with the coordinator behind the ... In Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits, pages 143–168.

Multi Agent Systems and Applications V

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, CEEMAS 2007, held in Leipzig, Germany, September 25-27, 2007. The 29 revised full papers and 17 revised short papers presented together with an invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 84 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of areas.

Internet of Things User Centric IoT

In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Modern Software Engineering Methods for Industrial Automation, ... Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits, Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies ...

Internet of Things  User Centric IoT

The two-volume set LNICST 150 and 151 constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the First International Internet of Things Summit, IoT360 2014, held in Rome, Italy, in October 2014. This volume contains 74 full papers carefully reviewed and selected from 118 submissions at the following four conferences: the First International Conference on Cognitive Internet of Things Technologies, COIOTE 2014; the First International Conference on Pervasive Games, PERGAMES 2014; the First International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare, HealthyIoT 2014; and the First International Conference on IoT as a Service, IoTaaS 2014. The papers cover the following topics: user-centric IoT; artificial intelligence techniques for the IoT; the design and deployment of pervasive games for various sectors, such as health and wellbeing, ambient assisted living, smart cities and societies, education, cultural heritage, and tourism; delivery of electronic healthcare; patient care and medical data management; smart objects; networking considerations for IoT; platforms for IoTaaS; adapting to the IoT environment; modeling IoTaaS; machine to machine support in IoT.

Enterprise Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications Management Association, Information Resources ... In R. Unland, M. Klusch, & M. Calisti(Eds.), Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits.

Enterprise Information Systems  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools and Applications

This three-volume collection, titled Enterprise Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, provides a complete assessment of the latest developments in enterprise information systems research, including development, design, and emerging methodologies. Experts in the field cover all aspects of enterprise resource planning (ERP), e-commerce, and organizational, social and technological implications of enterprise information systems.

Agents and Artificial Intelligence

Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits, pp. 143–168. Birkhäuser (2005) Challenger, M., Kardas, G., Tekinerdogan, B.: A systematic approach to evaluating domain-specific modeling language environments for ...

Agents and Artificial Intelligence

This book contains the revised and extended versions of selected papers from the 9th International Conference, ICAART 2017, held in Porto, Portugal, in February 24-26, 2017.The 11 full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 158 initial submissions. The papers are organized in two tracks. The first focuses on agents, multi-agent systems, software platforms, distributed problem solving and distributed AI in general. The second track focuses mainly on artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, planning, learning, scheduling, perception, reactive AI systems, evolutionary computing, and other topics related to intelligent systems and computer intelligence.

Advances in Hybrid Information Technology

Software Agent-based Applications, Platforms, and Development Kits. Whitestein Series on Software Technologies, pp. 307–330 (2005) 3. Della Mea, V.: Agents Acting and Moving in Healthcare Scenario: A Paradigm of Telemedical ...

Advances in Hybrid Information Technology

Complete with online files and updates, this important new volume covers many of the areas in which hybrid information technology is advancing. The book is the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the First International Conference on Hybrid Information Technology, held in Korea in 2006. More than 60 revised papers were carefully selected during a second round of reviewing from 235 reports given at the conference, and are presented in extended version in the book.

Multiagent System Technologies

Collier, N.: Repast: An extensible framework for agent simulation, vol. 36. ... Ferber, J., Gutknecht, O.: Madkit: A generic multi-agent platform. ... In: Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits, pp. 21–46.

Multiagent System Technologies

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies, MATES 2014, held in Stuttgart, Germany, in September 2014. The 9 full papers and 7 short papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions. The book also contains 2 invited talks. The papers are organized in topical sections named: mechanisms, negotiation, and game theory; multiagent planning, learning, and control; and multiagent systems engineering, modeling and simulation.

Holonic and Multi Agent Systems for Manufacturing

Third International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems, HoloMAS 2007, Regensburg, Germany, September 3-5, 2007, ... Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits, Berlin, pp.

Holonic and Multi Agent Systems for Manufacturing

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems held in September 2007. The 39 full papers were selected from among 63 submissions. They are organized into topical sections covering theoretical and methodological issues, algorithms and technologies, implementation and validation, applications, and supply chain management.

Multi Agent Systems

The Packet-World: A testbed for investigating situated multiagent systems. In Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms, and Development Kits, Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies, pages 383-408.

Multi Agent Systems

Methodological Guidelines for Modeling and Developing MAS-Based Simulations The intersection of agents, modeling, simulation, and application domains has been the subject of active research for over two decades. Although agents and simulation have been used effectively in a variety of application domains, much of the supporting research remains scattered in the literature, too often leaving scientists to develop multi-agent system (MAS) models and simulations from scratch. Multi-Agent Systems: Simulation and Applications provides an overdue review of the wide ranging facets of MAS simulation, including methodological and application-oriented guidelines. This comprehensive resource reviews two decades of research in the intersection of MAS, simulation, and different application domains. It provides scientists and developers with disciplined engineering approaches to modeling and developing MAS-based simulations. After providing an overview of the field’s history and its basic principles, as well as cataloging the various simulation engines for MAS, the book devotes three sections to current and emerging approaches and applications. Simulation for MAS — explains simulation support for agent decision making, the use of simulation for the design of self-organizing systems, the role of software architecture in simulating MAS, and the use of simulation for studying learning and stigmergic interaction. MAS for Simulation — discusses an agent-based framework for symbiotic simulation, the use of country databases and expert systems for agent-based modeling of social systems, crowd-behavior modeling, agent-based modeling and simulation of adult stem cells, and agents for traffic simulation. Tools — presents a number of representative platforms and tools for MAS and simulation, including Jason, James II, SeSAm, and RoboCup Rescue. Complete with over 200 figures and formulas, this reference book provides the necessary overview of experiences with MAS simulation and the tools needed to exploit simulation in MAS for future research in a vast array of applications including home security, computational systems biology, and traffic management.

Autonomous Intelligent Systems Multi Agents and Data Mining

Gorodetsky, V., Karsaev, O., Samoylov, V., Konushy, V., Mankov, E., Malyshev, A.: Multi-Agent System Development Kit, In R. Unland, M. Klusch, M. Calisti (Eds.), Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits.

Autonomous Intelligent Systems  Multi Agents and Data Mining

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Autonomous Intelligent Systems: Agents and Data Mining, AIS-ADM 2007, held in St. Petersburg, Russia in June 2007. The 17 revised full papers and six revised short papers presented together with four invited lectures cover agent and data mining, agent competition and data mining, as well as text mining, semantic Web, and agents.

Multiagent Engineering

Further Reading [UnCK2005] [BDDE2005] [PoBL2005b] [SBPL2004] [WeJa2004] References [AmSt1988] [BaMa1999] [BBCP2005] Unland, R.; Calisti, M.; Klusch, M.: Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits.

Multiagent Engineering

This book gives detailed descriptions of the development of two large scale multiagent systems: Agent.Hospital and Agent.Enterprise. These two systems have been developed in close cooperation with more than 20 enterprises and hospitals. They demonstrate clearly that multiagent technology has a great potential for innovative information systems, if a high degree of flexibility of the overall systems is required, e.g. because human actors and technical systems exhibit a great degree of local autonomy, or if the work environment is highly dynamic.

Innovations in Agent Based Complex Automated Negotiations

AI Magazine 23(3), 89–100 (Fall 2002) Hoen, P.J., Robu, V., Poutré, H.L.: Decommitment in a competitive multi-agent transportation setting. In: Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits, Birkhauser.

Innovations in Agent Based Complex Automated Negotiations

Complex Automated Negotiations have been widely studied and are becoming an important, emerging area in the field of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. In general, automated negotiations can be complex, since there are a lot of factors that characterize such negotiations. These factors include the number of issues, dependency between issues, representation of utility, negotiation protocol, negotiation form (bilateral or multi-party), time constraints, etc. Software agents can support automation or simulation of such complex negotiations on the behalf of their owners, and can provide them with adequate bargaining strategies. In many multi-issue bargaining settings, negotiation becomes more than a zero-sum game, so bargaining agents have an incentive to cooperate in order to achieve efficient win-win agreements. Also, in a complex negotiation, there could be multiple issues that are interdependent. Thus, agent's utility will become more complex than simple utility functions. Further, negotiation forms and protocols could be different between bilateral situations and multi-party situations. To realize such a complex automated negotiation, we have to incorporate advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies includes search, CSP, graphical utility models, Bays nets, auctions, utility graphs, predicting and learning methods. Applications could include e-commerce tools, decision-making support tools, negotiation support tools, collaboration tools, etc. In this book, we solicit papers on all aspects of such complex automated negotiations in the field of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. In addition, this book includes papers on the ANAC 2010 (Automated Negotiating Agents Competition), in which automated agents who have different negotiation strategies and implemented by different developers are automatically negotiate in the several negotiation domains. ANAC is one of real testbeds in which strategies for automated negotiating agents are evaluated in a tournament style.