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Intelligent Agents VII Agent Theories Architectures and Languages

7th International Workshop, ATAL 2000 Boston, MA, USA, July 7–9, 2000 Proceedings

  • Cristiano Castelfranchi
  • Yves Lespérance
Conference proceedings ATAL 2000

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1986)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1986)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Agent Theories I

    1. Michael Wooldridge, Paul E. Dunne
      Pages 1-14
    2. A.F. Dragoni, P. Giorgini, L. Serafini
      Pages 15-30
    3. Stephen Zimmerbaum, Richard Scherl
      Pages 31-45
  3. Agent Development Tools and Platforms

    1. Scott A. De Loach, Mark Wood
      Pages 46-60
    2. Patrick Riley, Peter Stone, Manuela Veloso
      Pages 61-72
    3. Joanna Bryson, Lynn Andrea Stein
      Pages 73-88
    4. Fabio Bellifemine, Agostino Poggi, Giovanni Rimassa
      Pages 89-103
  4. Agent Theories II

    1. Murray Shanahan, Mark Witkowski
      Pages 104-121
    2. Oswaldo Terán, Bruce Edmonds, Steve Wallis
      Pages 122-135
  5. Models of Agent Communication and Coordination

    1. Timothy J. Norman, Chris Reed
      Pages 136-149
    2. Frank Dignum, Barbara Dunin-Keplicz, Rineke Verbrugge
      Pages 150-166
    3. Marian Nodine, Damith Chandrasekara, Amy Unruh
      Pages 167-181
  6. Autonomy and Models of Agent Coordination

    1. Michael Luck, Mark d’Inverno
      Pages 182-197
    2. Carles Sierra, Ramon de López Màntaras, Dídac Busquets
      Pages 198-212
  7. Agent Languages

    1. Koen V. Hindriks, Frank S. de Boer, Wiebe van der Hoek, John-Jules Ch. Meyer
      Pages 228-243
    2. Rogier M. van Eijk, Frank S. de Boer, Wiebe van der Hoek, John-Jules Meyer
      Pages 260-274
    3. Simone Marini, Maurizio Martelli, Viviana Mascardi, Floriano Zini
      Pages 275-289

Other volumes

  1. International Workshop on Infrastructure for Scalable Multi-Agent Systems Barcelona, Spain, June 3–7, 2000 Revised Papers
  2. Intelligent Agents VII Agent Theories Architectures and Languages
    7th International Workshop, ATAL 2000 Boston, MA, USA, July 7–9, 2000 Proceedings

About these proceedings


Intelligent agents are one of the most important developments in computer science of the past decade. Agents are of interest in many important application areas, ranging from human-computer interaction to industrial process control. The ATAL workshop series aims to bring together researchers interested in the core/micro aspects of agent technology. Speci?cally, ATAL addresses issues such as theories of agency, software architectures for intelligent agents, methodologies and programming languages for r- lizing agents, and software tools for applying and evaluating agent systems. One of the strengthsoftheATALworkshopseriesisitsemphasisonthesynergiesbetweentheories, languages, architectures, infrastructures, methodologies, and formal methods. This year s workshop continued the ATAL trend of attracting a large number of high quality submissions. In more detail, 71 papers were submitted to the ATAL 2000 workshop, from 21 countries. After stringent reviewing, 22 papers were accepted for publication and appear in these proceedings. As with previous workshops in the series, we chose to emphasize what we perceive asimportantnewthemesinagentresearch. Thisyear sthemeswerebothassociatedwith the fact that the technology of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems is beginning to migrate from research labs to software engineering centers. As agents are deployed in applications such as electronic commerce, and start to take over responsibilities for their human users, techniques for controlling their autonomy become crucial. As well, the availability of tools that facilitate the design and implementation of agent systems becomes an important factor in how rapidly the technology will achieve widespread use.


Intelligent agent agent architectures agent coordination agent languages agent learning agent-based computing agent-oriented software engineering agents artificial intelligence autonomous agents learning multi-agent systems robot systems structured analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristiano Castelfranchi
    • 1
  • Yves Lespérance
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Communication Sciences, “Cognitive Science”University of SienaSienaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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