Issues in Multi-Agent Systems: The AgentCities.ES Experience by Antonio MorenoIssues in Multi-Agent Systems: The AgentCities.ES Experience by Antonio Moreno

Issues in Multi-Agent Systems: The AgentCities.ES Experience

byAntonio MorenoEditorJuan Pav

Paperback | November 16, 2007

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The agent paradigm has been a subject of research for the last years, and the purpose of this book is to present current status of this technology by looking at its application in different domains, such as electronic markets, e-tourism, ambience intelligence, and complex system analysis.
It starts by discussing software engineering issues for the development of multi-agent systems, how much it costs to build a multi-agent system, and which methods and tools are currently available. Next chapters present some of the most relevant aspects that are considered for the development of multi-agent systems: ubiquitous computing, learning and planning, trust and security, electronic institutions and swarm intelligence. Last chapters focus on concrete applications of physical agents and e-tourism applications, to illustrate how to integrate the previously discussed aspects.
The book is written by researchers with experience in technology transfer, and therefore it is oriented to practice. It intends to show how relevant features of agent technology can be applied in new services and environments. In this sense, it tries to assess the maturity of this technology and identifies issues for further research.
Title:Issues in Multi-Agent Systems: The AgentCities.ES ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:229 pagesPublished:November 16, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Agent Oriented Software Engineering.- Introduction.- Evaluation of agent methodologies.- The relevance of modeling in AOSE.- Testing, validation and verification of MAS software.- Current research in Multiagent Systems Product Lines.- Using AOSE for engineering holonic manufacturing systems.- A multi-agent system to manage knolwedge sources in software maintenance environments.- Conclusions.- 2. Ubiquitous computing, mobile environments.- Introduction.- Technology for Ambient Intelligence.- Context definition.- Ontology definition of context-based appliactions based on agents.- Social networks.- Mobility.- 3. Cognitive abilities in agents.- Introduction.- Planning as problem solving.- Memory and BDI.- Decision making.- Learning.- Conclusions.- 4. Trust and security.- Introduction.- Modeling reputation in MAS.- Organisational structures to improve trust and reputation.- Intelligent agents which manage reputation and trust.- Application of fuzzy contextual corrective filtering.- From models to testbeds: the ART testbed initiative.- Securing agents in practice.- Secure intelligent agents in smart offices.- Conclusions.- 5. Physical agents.- Introduction.- What are physical agents?- Deliberating while the physical world changes.- Applications.- Conclusions.- 6. Artificial social intelligence in MAS: from swarms to electronic institutions.- Artificial Social Intelligence.- Swarm intelligence.- Swarm intelligence applications: bar systems.- Swarm intelligence applications: a quality of service routing approach for DiffServ networks using ant colony optimization.- Electronic institutions.- Electronic institutions application: the fish market.- Electronic institutions application: the electricity market.- New trends in electronic institutions: dealing with openness, dynamicity and autonomy.- Conclusions.- 7.Agent applications in Tourism.- Introduction.- Turist@: agent-based proactive and personalised recommendation of cultural activities.- TourAgent.- A CBR-planning based Tourism application.- A hierarchical approach to service discovery in touristic smart spaces.- Dynamic location tracking for Tourism applications.- Summary and conclusions.