Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Agent Behavior, Communications and Reasoning

    1. D. N. Lam, K. S. Barber
      Pages 1-15
    2. Hong Jiang, Michael N. Huhns
      Pages 32-47
    3. Tibor Bosse, Catholijn M. Jonker, Jan Treur
      Pages 48-63
    4. Andrea Giovannucci, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar
      Pages 64-78
    5. Nirmit Desai, Ashok U. Mallya, Amit K. Chopra, Munindar P. Singh
      Pages 79-94
  3. Methodologies and Ontologies

    1. B. Henderson-Sellers, J. Debenham, Q. -N. N. Tran, M. Cossentino, G. Low
      Pages 95-110
    2. G. Beydoun, N. Tran, G. Low, B. Henderson-Sellers
      Pages 111-123
    3. Michele Tomaiuolo, Paola Turci, Federico Bergenti, Agostino Poggi
      Pages 140-153
  4. Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

    1. Bernhard Bauer, Holger Kasinger
      Pages 154-167
    2. Vadim Ermolayev, Eyck Jentzsch, Oleg Karsayev, Natalya Keberle, Wolf-Ekkehard Matzke, Vladimir Samoylov et al.
      Pages 168-183
    3. Ivan Jureta, Stéphane Faulkner, Manuel Kolp
      Pages 184-199
    4. C. Reese, J. Ortmann, S. Offermann, D. Moldt, K. Markwardt, T. Carl
      Pages 200-215
  5. Applications

    1. Mark Hoogendoorn, Catholijn M. Jonker, Peter-Paul van Maanen, Jan Treur
      Pages 216-230
    2. Angela Carrillo-Ramos, Jérôme Gensel, Marlène Villanova-Oliver, Hervé Martin
      Pages 243-258
    3. Aloys Mbala, Lin Padgham, Michael Winikoff
      Pages 259-274

About these proceedings

Introduction

Information systems underpin today’s business and entertainment. The means by which these information systems have been developed has changed over the years. Although the current paradigm is to use object-oriented concepts, a new set of concepts, focussed on agent technology, is starting to be evaluated. Agents offer higher level abstractions (than objects) for the conceptualization, design and implementation of information systems. Agents have autonomy, can reason and can coordinate within societies of agents. The AOIS series of workshops explores the potential for facilitating the increased usage of agent technology in the creation of information systems in the widest sense. In 2005, two AOIS workshops were held internationally. The first was affiliated with the AAMAS 2005 meeting in July in Utrecht in The Netherlands and chaired by Henderson-Sellers and Winikoff and the second with ER 2005 in November in Klagenfurt in Austria and chaired by Kolp and Bresciani. The best papers from these meetings were identified and authors invited to revise and possibly extend their papers in the light of reviewers’ comments and feedback at the workshop. We have grouped these papers loosely under four headings: Agent behavior, communications and reasoning; Methodologies and ontologies; Agent-oriented software engineering; and Applications. These categories fairly represent the breadth of current AOIS research as well as encompassing the papers presented at the two AOIS workshops. We trust you will find the content of these selected and revised papers to be of interest and utility.

Keywords

agent communication agent cooperation agent-based information systems agent-based modeling agent-oriented information systems agent-oriented software engineering architecture communication cooperative information systems information agents information system mobile computing multi-agent system mutli-agent syst ontology

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel Kolp
    • 1
  • Paolo Bresciani
    • 2
  • Brian Henderson-Sellers
    • 3
  • Michael Winikoff
    • 4
  1. 1.ISYS- Information Systems Research Unit, IAG-Louvain School of ManagementUniversité catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  2. 2.European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Unit D3: Software TechnologiesBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Faculty of Information TechnologyUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia
  4. 4.Higher Education Development CentreUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/11916291
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-48291-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48292-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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