Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV: 4th International Workshop, ESAW 2003, London, UK, October 29-31, 2003, Revised Selected and Invited Papers, Volume 4

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 22, 2004 - Computers - 408 pages
The fourth internationalworkshop,“EngineeringSocietiesin the Agents World” (ESAW 2003) was a three-dayevent that took place at the end of October 2003. After previous events in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Spain, the workshop crossed the Channel, to be held at the premises of Imperial College, London. The steady increase in the variety of backgrounds of contributing sci- tists, fascinating new perspectives on the topics, and number of participants, bespeaks the success of the ESAW workshop series. Its idea was born in 1999 among members of the working group on “Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration” of the ?rst lease of life of the European Network of Excellence on Agent-Based Computing, AgentLink, out of a critical discussion about the general mindset of the agent community. At that time, we felt that proper c- siderationsofsystemicaspectsofagenttechnologydeployment,suchasackno- edgement of the importance of the social and environmental perspectives, were sorely missing: a de?ciency that we resolved should be addressed directly by a new forum.
 

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Contents

Emergence of Collective Behaviour and Problem Solving
1
Toward a PolicyBased Approach
21
Using Swarm Intelligence in Linda Systems
49
Engineering Democracy in Open Agent Systems
66
A Liberal Approach to Openness in Societies of Agents
81
Welfare Engineering in Multiagent Systems
93
Dynamics of Collective Attitudes during Teamwork
107
Protecting Privacy in Open Systems by Modelling Social Behaviour of Software Agents
123
Integrating and Orchestrating Services upon an Agent Coordination Infrastructure
228
Formalizing the Reusability of Software Agents
246
A Design Complexity Evaluation Framework for AgentBased System Engineering Methodologies
258
Laying Down the Foundations of an Agent Modelling Methodology for FaultTolerant Multiagent Systems
275
Patterns Reuse in the PASSI Methodology
294
Designing Agents Behaviors and Interactions within the Framework of ADELFE Methodology
311
Supporting Tropos Concepts in Agent OPEN
328
Dynamic Analysis of Agents Behaviour Combining ALife Visualization and AI
346

Preliminary Results
136
Competition Cooperation and Authorization
155
Competent Agents and Customising Protocols
168
Coordination and Conversation Protocols in Open Multiagent Systems
182
Experiments in TuCSoN
200
Adaptability Patterns of Multiagent Organizations
217
Advancing Profile Use in Agent Societies
360
A Computational Framework for Social Agents in Agent Mediated Ecommerce
376
A Location and Context Sensitive Agent System
392
Author Index
410
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