Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV

4th International Workshops, ESAW 2003, London, UK, October 29-31, 2003. Revised Selected and Invited Papers

  • Andrea Omicini
  • Paolo Petta
  • Jeremy Pitt
Conference proceedings ESAW 2003

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3071)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3071)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Multi-disciplinary Models for Agent Societies

    1. Paul J. Feltovich, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Renia Jeffers, Niranjan Suri, Andrzej Uszok
      Pages 21-48
    2. Robert Tolksdorf, Ronaldo Menezes
      Pages 49-65
    3. Peter McBurney, Simon Parsons
      Pages 66-80
    4. Jacques Calmet, Anusch Daemi, Regine Endsuleit, Thilo Mie
      Pages 81-92
    5. Ulle Endriss, Nicolas Maudet
      Pages 93-106
    6. Barbara Dunin-Keplicz, Rineke Verbrugge
      Pages 107-122
  3. Coordination, Organization and Security of Agent Societies

    1. Antoni Mazurkiewicz
      Pages 155-167
    2. Ulle Endriss, Wenjin Lu, Nicolas Maudet, Kostas Stathis
      Pages 168-181
    3. Oguz Dikenelli, Riza Cenk Erdur
      Pages 217-227
    4. Enrico Denti, Alessandro Ricci, Rossella Rubino
      Pages 228-245
  4. Abstractions, Methodologies and Tools for Engineering Agent Societies

    1. Federico Bergenti
      Pages 246-257
    2. Massimo Cossentino, Luca Sabatucci, Antonio Chella
      Pages 294-310
    3. Carole Bernon, Valérie Camps, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Gauthier Picard
      Pages 311-327
    4. Brian Henderson-Sellers, Paolo Giorgini, Paolo Bresciani
      Pages 328-345
    5. Pavel Nahodil, Pavel Slavík, David Rehor, David Kadlecek
      Pages 346-359
  5. Applications of Agent Societies

    1. Penny Noy, Michael Schroeder
      Pages 360-375
    2. Guoqiang Zhong, Satoshi Amamiya, Ken’ichi Takahashi, Tadashige Iwao, Kazuya Kawashima, Takayuki Ishiguro et al.
      Pages 392-409
  6. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The fourth internationalworkshop,“EngineeringSocietiesin the Agents World” (ESAW 2003) was a three-dayevent that took place at the end of October 2003. After previous events in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Spain, the workshop crossed the Channel, to be held at the premises of Imperial College, London. The steady increase in the variety of backgrounds of contributing sci- tists, fascinating new perspectives on the topics, and number of participants, bespeaks the success of the ESAW workshop series. Its idea was born in 1999 among members of the working group on “Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration” of the ?rst lease of life of the European Network of Excellence on Agent-Based Computing, AgentLink, out of a critical discussion about the general mindset of the agent community. At that time, we felt that proper c- siderationsofsystemicaspectsofagenttechnologydeployment,suchasackno- edgement of the importance of the social and environmental perspectives, were sorely missing: a de?ciency that we resolved should be addressed directly by a new forum.


MAS Monitor agent communication agent cooperation agent coordination agent societies agents complexity intelligence modeling multi-agent system multi-agent systems multiagent systems problem solving swarm intelligence

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Omicini
    • 1
  • Paolo Petta
    • 2
  • Jeremy Pitt
    • 3
  1. 1.Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna a CesenaCesenaItaly
  2. 2.Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence,ViennaAustria
  3. 3.Intelligent Systems & Networks Group, Dept. of Electrical & Electronic EngineeringImperial College LondonUK

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 978-3-540-22231-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-25946-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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