Cooperative Information Agents V: 5th International Workshop, CIA 2001, Modena, Italy, September 6-8, 2001, Proceedings

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Matthias Klusch, Franco Zambonelli
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 29, 2001 - Computers - 288 pages
These are the proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, held in Modena, Italy, September 6-8, 2001. Information agent technology has become one of the major key technologies for the Internet and the World Wide Web. It mainly emerged as a response to the challenges of cyberspace from both the technological and human user perspective. Development of information agents requires expertise from di?erent research disciplines such as Arti?cial Intelligence (AI), advanced databases and knowledge base systems, distributed information systems, information retrieval, and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). The ?fth international workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA) continued the tradition by capturing the intrinsic interdisciplinary nature of the above research area by calling for contributions from di?erent research communities, and by promoting open and informative discussions on all related topics. In keeping with tradition, the workshop featured a sequence of regular and invited talks of excellence given by leading experts in the ?eld. This year the topics of the talks are mainly on the challenges of information agents in the upcoming age of ubiquitous and pervasive computing. These challenges are in particular due to the necessity of an e?cient utilization, evolution, and trust management of information agents for user-oriented information search, pro- sion, and visualization in networked computing environments with small, mobile, and embedded devices. A di?erent issue concerns the potential of agent-based support of massive distributed data warehousing worldwide.
 

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Contents

Interactive Integration of Information Agents on the Web
1
Improving Communication in 3D Virtual Environments by Means of Task Delegation in Agents
14
Wizard of Oz Method for Learning Dialog Agents
20
Supporting UserProfiled Semantic WebOriented Search
26
Recommending a Trip Plan by Negotiation with a Software Travel Agent
32
A Collaborative Bookmark Management System
38
Context Aware Agents for Personal Information Services
44
Data Warehouse Quality and Agent Technology
56
Equilibria Strategies for Selecting Sellers and Satisfying Buyers
166
On the Logical Aspects of ArgumentBased Negotiation among Agents
178
The Case of Internet Radio
190
Modeling Commercial Knowledge to Develop Advanced AgentBased Marketplaces for Ecommerce
196
Arms Race within Information Ecosystems1
202
The Social Nature of Information and the Role of Trust
208
A Framework for the Exchange and Installation of Protocols in a Multiagent System
211
Ontology Negotiation as a Basis for Opportunistic Cooperation between Intelligent Information Agents
223

Decision Trees for Multiple Abstraction Levels of Data
76
Supporting Information Integration with Autonomous Agents
88
Using Agents in Performing Multisite Queries
100
Extending a Multiagent System for Genomic Annotation
106
DomainIndependent Ontologies for Cooperative Information Agents
118
An Autonomous Bidding Agent for Simultaneous Auctions
130
Optimality and Risk in Purchase from Multiple Auctions
142
Cryptographic Protocols for Secure SecondPrice Auctions
154
A Mechanism for Temporal Reasoning by Collaborative Agents
229
Agent Coordination Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises and Workflow Management
235
State of the Art and Research Opportunities
247
Enabling FIPA Agents on Small Devices
248
Towards Efficient and Reliable Agent Communication in Wireless Environments
258
Information Agents for Mobile and Embedded Devices
264
Author Index
287
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