Innovative Concepts for Autonomic and Agent-Based Systems

Second International Workshop on Radical Agent Concepts, WRAC 2005, Greenbelt, MD, USA, September 20-22, 2005. Revised Papers

  • Michael G. Hinchey
  • Patricia Rago
  • James L. Rash
  • Christopher A. Rouff
  • Roy Sterritt
  • Walt Truszkowski
Conference proceedings WRAC 2005

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3825)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3825)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Karin Breitman, Walt Truszkowski
    Pages 1-12
  3. Mickaël Camus, Alain Cardon
    Pages 23-32
  4. Alain Cardon, Jean-Charles Campagne, Mickaël Camus
    Pages 33-52
  5. M. Randles, A. Taleb-Bendiab, P. Miseldine
    Pages 65-73
  6. Albert Esterline, Bhanu Gandluri, Mannur Sundaresan
    Pages 74-85
  7. Boby George, Shawn A Bohner, Nannan He
    Pages 86-97
  8. Eduard Muntaner-Perich, Josep Lluís de la Rosa
    Pages 109-121
  9. Stanisław Ambroszkiewicz, Krzysztof Cetnarowicz
    Pages 135-146
  10. A. G. Laws, A. Taleb-Bendiab, S. J. Wade
    Pages 184-196
  11. Christian Tschudin, Lidia Yamamoto
    Pages 197-204
  12. Henry Hexmoor, Jody Little
    Pages 205-209
  13. Albert Esterline, Chafic BouSaba, Barbara Pioro, Abdollah Homaifar
    Pages 210-221
  14. Suranga Hettiarachchi, William M. Spears, Derek Green, Wesley Kerr
    Pages 245-256
  15. D. R. Vasconcelos, E. H. Haeusler, Mario R. F. Benevides
    Pages 299-311
  16. Steffen Kern, Peter Braun
    Pages 334-345
  17. Charles Sebens, Walt Truszkowski
    Pages 346-353
  18. Michel Rudnianski, Hélène Bestougeff
    Pages 354-369
  19. Roy Sterritt, Grainne Garrity, Edward Hanna, Patricia O’Hagan
    Pages 379-389
  20. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The second WRAC, NASA/IEEE Workshop on Radical Agent Concepts, was held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, September 20–22, 2005. The workshop was sponsored by the Information Systems Division of NASA Goddard and IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Complexity in Computing and IEEE Task Force on Autonomous and Autonomic Systems. The workshop also received generous financial support from IBM, without which the workshop would not have been possible. Agent technology, along with autonomous and autonomic computing, has emerged as a major field in computing, and will greatly influence the future development of complex computer-based systems. The area of research is strongly influenced by the autonomic computing initiative as well as by developments in biologically inspired computing, and involves interdisciplinary interaction from those involved in research in social intelligence, psychology, arts, biology, computer science, computer communications and philosophy. This volume includes revised versions of papers presented at the workshop. The workshop was structured so as to allow adequate time for discussion and interaction, to exchange ideas and reflect on the motivations, scientific grounds and practical consequences of the concepts presented. Many of the ideas are truly “radical”, and so authors were given time to revise their papers to reflect further thoughts on the ideas presented and to reflect feedback received at the workshop. We are grateful to Jeff Kephart for a very interesting keynote speech describing IBM’s current and future work in this field, which fit very well with the aims and scope of the workshop.


Evolution Processing Scala agent applications agent communication agent modeling agent reasoning agent-oriented software engineering autonomic communication computational agents knowledge learning modeling multi-ag robot

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael G. Hinchey
    • 1
  • Patricia Rago
    • 2
  • James L. Rash
    • 3
  • Christopher A. Rouff
    • 4
  • Roy Sterritt
    • 5
  • Walt Truszkowski
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLoyola College in MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.IBM Autonomic ComputingRaleighUSA
  3. 3.Advanced Architectures and Automation Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  4. 4.Advanced Technology Laboratories, Lockheed Martin CorporationArlingtonUSA
  5. 5.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of UlsterNorthern Ireland
  6. 6.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 588GreenbeltUSA

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