Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Yves Lespérance, Hector J. Levesque, Shane J. Ruman
    Pages 27-43
  3. Stephen Cranefield, Martin Purvis
    Pages 44-58
  4. John Bell, Zhisheng Huang
    Pages 88-103
  5. Antonio Moreno, Ton Sales
    Pages 104-118
  6. Lawrence Cavedon, Anand Rao, Gil Tidhar
    Pages 152-163
  7. Malcolm Clark, Kevin Irwig, Wayne Wobcke
    Pages 164-176
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The agents approach is not just another abstract computing paradigm, but has matured during recent years into a booming research area and software engineering technology which holds great promise for the design and application of complex distributed systems.
This book presents 12 revised full chapters grouped around 3 main topics in intelligent agent systems; agent architectures, formal theories of rationality and cooperation and collaboration. Among the topics addressed are software agents, BDI architectures, social commitment, believable agents and artificial life. The book is based on the Workshop on Theoretical and Practical Foundations of Intelligent Agents held at the Fourth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Cairns, Australia, in August 1996.


Agentenarchitekturen BDI agents BDI-Agenten Software-Agenten Soziale Agentensysteme artificial life artificial social systems autonom autonomous agents distributed systems modeling semantics social agent systems software agent software agents

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-62686-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68433-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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