Agent-Oriented Information Systems II

6th International Bi-Conference Workshop, AOIS 2004, Riga, Latvia, June 8, 2004, and New York, NY, USA, July 20, 2004, Revised Selected Papers

  • Paolo Bresciani
  • Paolo Giorgini
  • Brian Henderson-Sellers
  • Graham Low
  • Michael Winikoff

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3508)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3508)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Information Systems

    1. Aizhong Lin, Igor Hawryszkiewycz, Brian Henderson-Sellers
      Pages 1-18
    2. Nobukazu Yoshioka, Akihiko Ohsuga, Shinichi Honiden
      Pages 19-35
    3. Yan Zheng Wei, Luc Moreau, Nicholas R. Jennings
      Pages 52-67
  3. Analysis and Modeling

    1. Günter Gans, Dominik Schmitz, Thomas Arzdorf, Matthias Jarke, Gerhard Lakemeyer
      Pages 68-84
    2. Feng Wan, Munindar P. Singh
      Pages 85-96
    3. Terry Halpin
      Pages 97-109
  4. Methodologies

    1. Anarosa A. F. Brandão, Paulo Alencar, Carlos J. P. de Lucena
      Pages 125-139
    2. Brian Henderson-Sellers, Quynh-Nhu N. Tran, John Debenham
      Pages 140-156
    3. Quynh-Nhu Numi Tran, Graham Low, Mary-Anne Williams
      Pages 157-168
  5. Applications

    1. Pragnesh Jay Modi, Manuela Veloso, Stephen F. Smith, Jean Oh
      Pages 169-181
    2. G. M. P. O’Hare, M. J. O’Grady, R. W. Collier, S. Keegan
      Pages 182-197
    3. José A. R. P. Sardinha, Alessandro Garcia, Carlos J. P. Lucena, Ruy L. Milidiú
      Pages 198-211
    4. Daniel Pinho, Adriana S. Vivacqua, Sérgio Palma, Jano M. de Souza
      Pages 212-226
  6. Back Matter

About these proceedings

Introduction

Information systems have become the backbone of all kinds of organizations - day. In almost every sector – manufacturing, education, health care, government and businesses large and small – information systems are relied upon for - eryday work, communication, information gathering and decision-making. Yet, the in?exibilities in current technologies and methods have also resulted in poor performance, incompatibilities and obstacles to change. As many organizations are reinventing themselves to meet the challenges of global competition and e-commerce, there is increasing pressure to develop and deploy new technologies that are ?exible, robust and responsive to rapid and unexpected change. Agent concepts hold great promise for responding to the new realities of - formation systems. They o?er higher-level abstractions and mechanisms which address issues such as knowledge representation and reasoning, communication, coordination, cooperation among heterogeneous and autonomous parties, p- ception, commitments, goals, beliefs, intentions, etc., all of which need conc- tual modelling. On the one hand, the concrete implementation of these concepts can lead to advanced functionalities, e.g., in inference-based query answering, transaction control, adaptive work ?ows, brokering and integration of disparate information sources, and automated communication processes. On the other hand, their rich representational capabilities allow for more faithful and ?- ible treatments of complex organizational processes, leading to more e?ective requirements analysis and architectural/detailed design.

Keywords

Monitor agent-based information systems agent-based modeling agent-oriented information systems architecture classification information agents learning machine learning mobile computing multi-agent system multi-agent systems ontology recommender system recommender systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Bresciani
    • 1
  • Paolo Giorgini
    • 2
  • Brian Henderson-Sellers
    • 3
  • Graham Low
    • 4
  • Michael Winikoff
    • 5
  1. 1.DG Information Society and Media, Unit D3: Software TechnologiesEuropean CommissionBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.DISIUniversity of TrentoPovo, TrentoItaly
  3. 3.Faculty of Information TechnologyUniversity of Technology, SydneyBroadwayAustralia
  4. 4.School of Information Management and Technology ManagementUniversity of New South WalesAustralia
  5. 5.Higher Education Development CentreUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b136434
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25911-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31946-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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