Readings in Agents

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Michael N. Huhns, Munindar Paul Singh
Morgan Kaufmann, 1998 - Computers - 523 pages
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The world of agents comprises a broad range of intelligent programs that perform specific tasks on behalf of their users. Agents are distinguished from other types of software by their status as independent entities capable of completing complex assignments without intervention, rather than as tools that must be manipulated by a user. Largely the province of speculation before the early 1990s, agent research has flourished since the advent of the Internet, which has created an ideal operating environment.

This important collection unifies the extensive recent literature on agent technology, presenting a wealth of the finest published papers on both theory and applications. Huhns and Singh have drawn on research communities in AI, databases, distributed computing, and programming languages to assemble the most comprehensive overview of the agent world available. The editors add a summary of the field and its terminology, history, and major issues, together with introductions to each of the thematic chapters and discussions of the significance and context of the individual papers.

Focuses on:
+ applications of agents
+ classical techniques for agent construction
+ theory for modeling and understanding agents
+ intellectual frontiers in agent science.

Researchers, practitioners, and students will gain the essential background and perspective needed to understand and appreciate current and future agent research.
  

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter 2
25
An Experiment in Integrating Concurrent Engineering Systems
46
Collaborative Interface Agents
109
Dynamically Sequencing an Animated Padagogical Agent
157
Multiagent Coordination in Tightly Coupled Task Scheduling
164
Visualization as an Emergent
172
Chapter 3
181
Progress Report
243
Using a DomainKnowledge Ontology as a Semantic Gateway
255
Transportable Information Agents
283
Credits and Debits on the Internet
299
Distributing Trust with the Rampart Toolkit
306
Experimental Validation
380
DAI Foundations
387
Formalizing the Cooperative Problem Solving Process
430

An Open Agent Architecture
197
AgentBased Semantic Integration of Information
205
A Pragmatic BDI Architecture
217
An Architecture for Action Emotion and Social Behavior
227
Learning to Coordinate without Sharing Information
509
Index
515
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Early Research in Multiagent Systems at Hebrew University
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What Kind of Cooperation Is Required by Situated Agents?
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Software Agents Take the Internet as a Shortcut to Enter Society
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Singh is affiliated with the North Carolina State University.

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