Agent Technology

Foundations, Applications, and Markets

  • Nicholas R. Jennings
  • Michael J. Wooldridge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. N. R. Jennings, M. Wooldridge
      Pages 3-28
    3. H. S. Nwana, D. T. Ndumu
      Pages 29-47
  3. Vision Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. P. C. Janca, D. Gilbert
      Pages 73-89
    3. J. D. Foss
      Pages 105-123
  4. Systems and Their Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. M. Georgeff, A. Rao
      Pages 139-160
    3. B. Burmeister, S. Bussmann, A. Haddadi, K. Sundermeyer
      Pages 161-174
    4. H. Haugeneder, D. Steiner
      Pages 175-202
    5. R. Weihmayer, H. Velthuijsen
      Pages 203-217
    6. K. P. Sycara, D. Zeng, K. Decker
      Pages 267-281
    7. D. Wenger, A. R. Probst
      Pages 303-325

About this book


Agents represent an exciting and promising new approach to building a wide range of software applications. Agents are autonomous problem-solving entities that are able to flexibly solve problems in complex, dynamic environments, without receiving permanent guidance from the user.
Agent Technology: Foundations, Applications and Markets is the first book to provide an integrative presentation of the issues, challenges and success of designing, building and using agent applications. The chapters presented are written by internationally leading authorities in the field. The book provides, for a general audience, a unique overview on agent technology applications, ranging from an introduction to the technical foundations to reports on dealing with specific agent systems in practice.


Workflow agent technology agents artificial intelligence autonom communication communication system design electronic commerce information management multi-agent systems networks simulation software software agent

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas R. Jennings
    • 1
  • Michael J. Wooldridge
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic EngineeringQueen Mary and Westfield College, University of LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08344-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03678-5
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