Cooperative Information Agents VIII

8th International Workshop, CIA 2004, Erfurt, Germany, September 27-29, 2004. Proceedings

  • Matthias Klusch
  • Sascha Ossowski
  • Vipul Kashyap
  • Rainer Unland
Conference proceedings CIA 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3191)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3191)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Contributions

    1. Chris Giannella, Ruchita Bhargava, Hillol Kargupta
      Pages 1-15
    2. Terry Payne
      Pages 30-30
  3. Information Agents and P2P Computing

    1. Tsunenori Mine, Daisuke Matsuno, Akihiro Kogo, Makoto Amamiya
      Pages 31-46
    2. Fabrício Enembreck, Jean-Paul Barthès, Braulio Coelho Ávila
      Pages 77-91
  4. Issues of Communication

  5. Recommender Agents

    1. Jordi Palau, Miquel Montaner, Beatriz López, Josep Lluís de la Rosa
      Pages 137-151
  6. Information Agents and Mobile Computing

    1. Akio Sashima, Noriaki Izumi, Koichi Kurumatani
      Pages 167-182
    2. David Šišlák, Milan Rollo, Michal Pěchouček
      Pages 199-214
  7. Industrial Applications

    1. Keonsoo Lee, Wonil Kim, Minkoo Kim
      Pages 215-225
    2. Thierry Moyaux, Brahim Chaib-draa, Sophie D’Amours
      Pages 226-241
    3. Tomasz Babczyński, Zofia Kruczkiewicz, Jan Magott
      Pages 242-256
  8. Cooperation in Open Environments

    1. Giacomo Cabri, Luca Ferrari, Letizia Leonardi
      Pages 257-270
    2. David Sarne, Meirav Hadad, Sarit Kraus
      Pages 271-285
  9. Back Matter

About these proceedings


These are the proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2004), held at the Fair and Congress Center in - furt, Germany, September 27–29, 2004. It was part of the multi-conference Net. ObjectDays 2004, and, in particular, was co-located with the 2nd German Conference on Multiagent Systems Technologies (MATES 2004). In today’s networked world of linked heterogeneous, pervasive computer systems, devices, and information landscapes, the intelligent coordination and provision of relevant added-value information at any time, anywhere, by means of cooperative information agents becomes increasingly important for a variety of applications. An information agent is a computational software entity that has access to one or multiple, heterogeneous, and geographically dispersed data and information sources. It proactively searches for and maintains information on behalf of its human users, or other agents, preferably just in time. In other words,itismanagingandovercomingthedi?cultiesassociatedwithinformation overload in open, pervasive information and service landscapes. Cooperative - formation agents may collaborate with each other to accomplish both individual and shared joint goals depending on the actual preferences of their users, b- getary constraints, and resources available. One major challenge of developing agent-based intelligent information systems in open environments is to balance the autonomy of networked data, information, and knowledge sources with the potential payo? of leveraging them using information agents. Interdisciplinaryresearchanddevelopmentofinformationagentsrequires- pertise in relevant domains of information retrieval, arti?cial intelligence, database systems, human-computer interaction, and Internet and Web techn- ogy.


Monitor Simulation Ubiquitous Computing agent communication agent cooperation agents algorithms cooperative information agents cooperative information systems data mining information agents multi-agent system peer-to-peer information retrieval pervasive computing recommender system

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Klusch
    • 1
  • Sascha Ossowski
    • 2
  • Vipul Kashyap
    • 3
  • Rainer Unland
    • 4
  1. 1.German Research Center for Artificial IntelligenceSaarbrueckenGermany
  2. 2.Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies (CETINIA), Universidad Rey Juan CarlosMóstoles (Madrid)Spain
  3. 3.National Library of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.Universität Duisburg-Essen 

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23170-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30104-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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