Book Volume 3071 2004

Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV

4th International Workshops, ESAW 2003, London, UK, October 29-31, 2003. Revised Selected and Invited Papers


ISBN: 978-3-540-22231-6 (Print) 978-3-540-25946-6 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

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  2. Multi-disciplinary Models for Agent Societies

    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-20

      Emergence of Collective Behaviour and Problem Solving

    2. Chapter

      Pages 21-48

      Social Order and Adaptability in Animal and Human Cultures as Analogues for Agent Communities: Toward a Policy-Based Approach

    3. Chapter

      Pages 49-65

      Using Swarm Intelligence in Linda Systems

    4. Chapter

      Pages 66-80

      Engineering Democracy in Open Agent Systems

    5. Chapter

      Pages 81-92

      A Liberal Approach to Openness in Societies of Agents.

    6. Chapter

      Pages 93-106

      Welfare Engineering in Multiagent Systems

    7. Chapter

      Pages 107-122

      Dynamics of Collective Attitudes during Teamwork

  3. Coordination, Organization and Security of Agent Societies

    1. Chapter

      Pages 123-135

      Privacy-Aware Mobile Agent: Protecting Privacy in Open Systems by Modelling Social Behaviour of Software Agents

    2. Chapter

      Pages 136-154

      Interaction Monitoring and Termination Detection for Agent Societies: Preliminary Results

    3. Chapter

      Pages 155-167

      Competition, Cooperation, and Authorization

    4. Chapter

      Pages 168-181

      Competent Agents and Customising Protocols

    5. Chapter

      Pages 182-199

      Coordination and Conversation Protocols in Open Multi-agent Systems

    6. Chapter

      Pages 200-216

      MAS Organization within a Coordination Infrastructure: Experiments in TuCSoN

    7. Chapter

      Pages 217-227

      Adaptability Patterns of Multi-agent Organizations

    8. Chapter

      Pages 228-245

      Integrating and Orchestrating Services upon an Agent Coordination Infrastructure

  4. Abstractions, Methodologies and Tools for Engineering Agent Societies

    1. Chapter

      Pages 246-257

      Formalizing the Reusability of Software Agents

    2. Chapter

      Pages 258-274

      A Design Complexity Evaluation Framework for Agent-Based System Engineering Methodologies

    3. Chapter

      Pages 275-293

      Laying Down the Foundations of an Agent Modelling Methodology for Fault-Tolerant Multi-agent Systems

    4. Chapter

      Pages 294-310

      Patterns Reuse in the PASSI Methodology

    5. Chapter

      Pages 311-327

      Designing Agents’ Behaviors and Interactions within the Framework of ADELFE Methodology

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