Advanced Agent-Based Environmental Management Systems

  • Ulises Cortés
  • Manel Poch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. Ulises Cortés, Manel Poch
    Pages 1-4
  3. Montse Aulinas, Clàudia Turon, Miquel Sànchez-Marrè
    Pages 5-35
  4. Pancho Tolchinsky, Montse Aulinas, Ulises Cortés, Manel Poch
    Pages 37-60
  5. Noël Conruyt, Didier Sébastien, Rémy Courdier, Daniel David, Nicolas Sébastien, Tiana Ralambondrainy
    Pages 61-90
  6. Juan Manuel Corchado, Aitor Mata, Sara Rodriguez
    Pages 91-117
  7. Ioannis N. Athanasiadis, Pericles A. Mitkas
    Pages 119-137
  8. Luigi Ceccaroni, Alfredo Simon-Cuevas, Alejandro Rosete-Suárez, Mailyn Moreno-Espino
    Pages 139-171

About this book


Multi-agent Systems (MAS) are one of the most exciting research areas in Artificial Intelligence meanwhile Environmental Studies is a research area of strategic interest. Both areas can provide society with solutions for many real applications, in order to use and protect the environment. Human activities imply intervention into nature, but properly managed, these interventions can not be only ecologically sound but also favourable to the sustainable development of civilisation. The encounter between these fields is a new challenge for many researchers of both communities.

This book presents a comprehensive reference of state-of-the-art efforts. Specifically, it presents current and future ways in which adaptive information technologies, techniques, protocols and architectures, such as software agent technologies and multi-agent systems, can be used to support the development of real-world agent-based systems in the area of e-Environment.


Cooperation Coordination Explanation Intervention decision-making Multi-Agent Systems for Environmental Systems Problem classification Problem identification Risk assessment Risk management State diagnosis artificial intelligence environment modeling multi-agent system safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulises Cortés
    • 1
  • Manel Poch
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento SoftwareUniversitat Polytècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Laboratori d’Enginyeria Química i Ambiental (LEQUIA) Facultat de CiènciesUniversitat de GironaGironaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 2009
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-8897-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8900-0
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