Intelligent Software Agents: Foundations and Applications

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This methodical presentation of intelligent software agents is based on a series of case studies. The authors first present the foundations, then provide a description of the influences of artificial intelligence, networks and communications systems. The relevant development methods and tools are described next, followed by the application areas for intelligent software agents. Examples are provided to offer the reader descriptions of individual software agents. The treatment balances equally the foundations and the practical implementation of intelligent software agents.

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About the author (1998)

Hartmut Wittig is directing the corporate strategy department of "Deutsche Telekom Computer Service Management" (DeTeCSM), In the recent years, H. Wittig has directed multimedia and internet software R& D departments and groups. He gave lectures on "Multimedia Systems" in German universities and worked as Editor in Chief of IEE Multimedia Newsletter.

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