Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems

12th International Conference, PRIMA 2009, Nagoya, Japan, December 14-16, 2009. Proceedings

  • Jung-Jin Yang
  • Makoto Yokoo
  • Takayuki Ito
  • Zhi Jin
  • Paul Scerri
Conference proceedings PRIMA 2009

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5925)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 5925)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Technical Papers

    1. Daisuke Morita, Toru Ishida
      Pages 17-32
    2. Matthijs Pontier, Ghazanfar Farooq Siddiqui
      Pages 33-47
    3. Tibor Bosse, Rob Duell, Zulfiqar A. Memon, Jan Treur, C. Natalie van der Wal
      Pages 48-67
    4. Naoki Isomura, Fujio Toriumi, Kenichiro Ishii
      Pages 68-79
    5. Amirali Salehi-Abari, Tony White
      Pages 80-96
    6. Mengxiao Wu, Mathijs de Weerdt, Han La Poutré
      Pages 97-112
    7. Nikolaos Spanoudakis, Pavlos Moraitis
      Pages 127-142
    8. I. Shin, Takahiro Kawamura, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Ken Nakayama, Yasuyuki Tahara, Akihiko Ohsuga
      Pages 143-158
    9. Taichi Hasegawa, Safia Abbas, Hajime Sawamura
      Pages 159-174
    10. Makarena Donoso, Daniel Sandoval, Claudio Cubillos
      Pages 191-199
    11. M. Birna van Riemsdijk, Koen V. Hindriks
      Pages 200-215
    12. Julien Bourdon, Laurent Vercouter, Toru Ishida
      Pages 216-228
    13. Indika H. Katugampala, Hirofumi Yamaki, Yukiko Yamaguchi
      Pages 229-244
    14. Miguel A. Lopez-Carmona, Ivan Marsa-Maestre, Enrique de la Hoz, Juan R. Velasco
      Pages 261-275
    15. Tsunenori Mine, Hirotake Kobayashi
      Pages 276-291

About these proceedings


Agents are software processes that perceive and act in an environment, processing their perceptions to make intelligent decisions about actions to achieve their goals. Multi-agent systems have multiple agents that work in the same environment to achieve either joint or conflicting goals. Agent computing and technology is an exciting, emerging paradigm expected to play a key role in many society-changing practices from disaster response to manufacturing to agriculture. Agent and mul- agent researchers are focused on building working systems that bring together a broad range of technical areas from market theory to software engineering to user interfaces. Agent systems are expected to operate in real-world environments, with all the challenges complex environments present. After 11 successful PRIMA workshops/conferences (Pacific-Rim International Conference/Workshop on Multi-Agents), PRIMA became a new conference titled “International Conference on Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems” in 2009. With over 100 submissions, an acceptance rate for full papers of 25% and 50% for posters, a demonstration session, an industry track, a RoboCup competition and workshops and tutorials, PRIMA has become an important venue for multi-agent research. Papers submitted are from all parts of the world, though with a higher representation of Pacific Rim countries than other major multi-agent research forums. This volume presents 34 high-quality and exciting technical papers on multimedia research and an additional 18 poster papers that give brief views on exciting research.


Multi-agent system agent development environments agent languages agent learning agent planning agent reasoning agent-oriented software engineering case studies cognitive human agent interaction internet bots ontology agents semantic Web agents simulation web-based agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Jung-Jin Yang
    • 1
  • Makoto Yokoo
    • 2
  • Takayuki Ito
    • 3
  • Zhi Jin
    • 4
  • Paul Scerri
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and Information EngineeringThe Catholic University of KoreaBucheonSouth Korea
  2. 2.Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Department of InformaticsKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.School of Techno-Business Administration, Dept. of Computer ScienceNagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan
  4. 4.School of Electronic Engineering and Computer SciencePeking UniversityBeijingChina
  5. 5.Robotics InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11160-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11161-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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