Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Pervasive Information Service Provision

    1. Conor Muldoon, Gregory O’Hare, Donnacha Phelan, Robin Strahan, Rem Collier
      Pages 1-15
    2. Sasu Tarkoma, Mikko Laukkanen
      Pages 16-29
    3. Tadashige Iwao, Satoshi Amamiya, Kenichi Takahashi, Guoqiang Zhong, Tatsuya Kainuma, Lusheng Ji et al.
      Pages 30-45
  3. Information Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing

  4. Issues of Trading and Negotiation

  5. Information Gathering and Integration

    1. Gunnar AAstrand Grimnes, Stuart Chalmers, Pete Edwards, Alun Preece
      Pages 137-151
    2. Luís Botelho, Hugo Mendes, Pedro Figueiredo, Rui Marinheiro
      Pages 152-159
    3. Philip S. Medcraft, Ulrich Schiel, Cláudio S. Baptista
      Pages 160-167
  6. Collaborative Search and Filtering

    1. Fabio Gasparetti, Alessandro Micarelli
      Pages 168-183
    2. Fabrício Enembreck, Jean-Paul Barthès
      Pages 184-191
  7. Collaboration in Open Environments

    1. Sandip Sen, Partha Sarathi Dutta, Sabyasachi Saha
      Pages 192-205
    2. Matthias Nickles, Gerhard Weiß
      Pages 206-221
  8. Issues of Trust in Agent-Based Information Provision

    1. Jennifer Golbeck, Bijan Parsia, James Hendler
      Pages 238-249
    2. Luís Nunes, Eugénio Oliveira
      Pages 250-265

About these proceedings

Introduction

These are the proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2003), held at the Sonera Conference Center in H- sinki, Finland, August 27–29, 2003. It was co-located with the 4th Agentcities Information Days. One key challenge of developing advanced agent-based information systems is to balance the autonomy of networked data and knowledge sources with the pot- tial payo? of leveraging them by the appropriate use of intelligent information agents on the Internet. An information agent is a computational software entity thathasaccesstooneormultiple,heterogeneous,anddistributeddataandinf- mation sources; proactively searches for and maintains relevant information on behalfofitshumanusersorotheragents,preferablyjust-in-time. Inotherwords, it is managing and overcoming the di?culties associated with information ov- load in the open and exponentially growing Internet and Web. Depending on the application and tasks at hand information agents may collaborate in open, n- worked data and information environments to provide added value to a variety of applications in di?erent domains. Thus, research and development of inf- mation agents is inherently interdisciplinary: It requires expertise in information retrieval, arti?cial intelligence, database systems, human-computer interaction, and Internet and Web technology. Initiated in 1997, the purpose of the annual international workshop series on cooperativeinformationagents(CIA)istoprovideaninterdisciplinaryforumfor researchers, software developers, and managers to get informed about, present, anddiscussthelatesthigh-qualityresultsinadvancementsoftheoryandpractice in information agent technology for the Internet and Web. Each event of this renowned series attempts to capture the intrinsic interdisciplinary nature of this research area by calling for contributions from di?erent research communities, and by promoting open and informative discussions on all related topics.

Keywords

Open Document Architecture Ubiquitous Computing Web services Web-based information agents agent systems agent technology architecture information agents intelligent agents internet agents learning mobile computing multi-agent system organization semantic web

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Klusch
    • 1
  • Andrea Omicini
    • 2
  • Sascha Ossowski
    • 3
  • Heimo Laamanen
    • 4
  1. 1.German Research Center for Artificial IntelligenceSaarbrueckenGermany
  2. 2.Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna a CesenaCesenaItaly
  3. 3.Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies (CETINIA)Universidad Rey Juan CarlosMóstoles (Madrid)Spain
  4. 4.TelioSonera FinlandSoneraFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b12011
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40798-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45217-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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