Dynamic Worlds

From the Frame Problem to Knowledge Management

  • Remo Pareschi
  • Bertram Fronhöfer

Part of the Applied Logic Series book series (APLS, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Narciso Martí-Oliet, José Meseguer
    Pages 1-53
  3. Michael Wollowski, Eric Hammer
    Pages 55-72
  4. Fátima C. C. Dargam
    Pages 149-194
  5. Jinxin Lin, Alberto O. Mendelzon
    Pages 195-218
  6. Elisa Bertino, Giovanna Guerrini, Luca Rusca
    Pages 219-246
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-283

About this book


Reasoning is an integral part of intelligent systems in fields like databases, logic programming, robotics, knowledge engineering, human/computer interfaces, programming environments, etc. In reality any such system has to cope with a changing world and its dynamics. Hence it is of great importance that reasoning must account for coping with change in order to be truly useful in practice.
The book comprises several contributions to current ways of approaching this problem. On the one hand it surveys and synthesizes recent research work, while on the other hand new research results are included. Among the topics treated are logics for reasoning about actions and planning, belief revision and the reconciliation of logically conflicting inputs, resolving of conflicts by merging of knowledge and issues in the evolution in object-oriented databases.
The book is aimed at the researcher and advanced student active in this field.


intelligent systems knowledge base knowledge engineering knowledge management logic programming robot robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Remo Pareschi
    • 1
  • Bertram Fronhöfer
    • 2
  1. 1.Xerox Research Centre EuropeMeylanFrance
  2. 2.Technische Universität MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5159-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1317-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-2790
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