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Agents and Multi-agent Systems: Technologies and Applications 2019

13th KES International Conference, KES-AMSTA-2019 St. Julians, Malta, June 2019 Proceedings

  • Gordan Jezic
  • Yun-Heh Jessica Chen-Burger
  • Mario Kusek
  • Roman Šperka
  • Robert J. Howlett
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
Conference proceedings

Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 148)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Agent Communication and Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kim Soon Gan, Patricia Anthony, Kim On Chin, Abdul Razak Hamdan
      Pages 3-13
    3. Renato Soic, Marin Vukovic, Pavle Skocir, Gordan Jezic
      Pages 35-45
    4. Itsuki Tago, Naoto Suzuki, Tomofumi Matsuzawa, Munehiro Takimoto, Yasushi Kambayashi
      Pages 47-56
    5. Carlos Eduardo Pantoja, José Viterbo, Amal El-Fallah Seghrouchni
      Pages 57-67
    6. Matteo Cristani, Michele Manzato, Simone Scannapieco, Claudio Tomazzoli, Stefano-Francesco Zuliani
      Pages 69-80
  3. Multi-agent Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Carlos R. P. dos Santos Junior, José Reginaldo H. Carvalho, Heitor J. Savino
      Pages 83-93
    3. Fernando Arroyo, Victor Mitrana, Andrei Păun, Mihaela Păun
      Pages 95-104
    4. Kitti Chiewchan, Patricia Anthony, K. C. Birendra, Sandhya Samarasinghe
      Pages 105-115
    5. Manuella Kadar, Maria Viorela Muntean, Tudor Csabai
      Pages 117-128
    6. Matteo Cristani, Francesco Olivieri, Claudio Tomazzoli, Margherita Zorzi
      Pages 129-140
  4. Agents and MAS Applied to Well-being and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Margarita Ramírez Ramírez, Felipe Lara Rosano, Ricardo Fernando Rosales Cisneros, Esperanza Manrique Rojas, Hilda Beatriz Ramírez Moreno, Gonzalo Maldonado Guzmán
      Pages 143-151
    3. Consuelo Salgado, Ricardo Rosales, Felipe Lara-Rosano, Sergio Vázquez, Arnulfo Alanis Garza
      Pages 153-161
    4. Bladimir Serna, Rosario Baltazar, Pedro Cruz-Parada, Jorge Meza, Juan Manríquez, Víctor Zamudio
      Pages 163-174
    5. Antonio Meza, Rosario Baltazar, Miguel Casillas, Víctor Zamudio, Francisco Mosiño, Bladimir Serna
      Pages 175-184
    6. Bladimir Serna, Rosario Baltazar, Miguel Casillas, Yesica Saavedra, Arnulfo Alanis, Antonio Meza
      Pages 185-193

About these proceedings


This book highlights new trends and challenges in research on agents and the new digital and knowledge economy. It includes papers on business- process management, agent-based modeling and simulation, and anthropic-oriented computing, which were originally presented at the 13th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems – Technologies and Applications (KES-AMSTA 2019) held June 17–19, 2019 at St George’s Bay, St. Julians, Malta.

Today’s economy is driven by technologies and knowledge. Digital technologies can free, shift and multiply choices, and often intrude on the territory of other industries by providing new ways of conducting business operations and creating value for customers and companies. As such, the book covers topics such as software agents, multi-agent systems, agent modeling, mobile and cloud computing, big data analysis, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, social systems, computer embedded systems and nature inspired manufacturing, all of which contribute to the modern digital economy.

The research presented is of value to researchers and industrial practitioners working in the fields of artificial intelligence, collective computational intelligence, innovative business models, the new digital and knowledge economy and, in particular, agent and multi-agent systems, technologies, tools and applications.


Intelligent Systems Agents Multi-Agent Systems AMSTA 2019 Smart Digital Futures 2019

Editors and affiliations

  • Gordan Jezic
    • 1
  • Yun-Heh Jessica Chen-Burger
    • 2
  • Mario Kusek
    • 3
  • Roman Šperka
    • 4
  • Robert J. Howlett
    • 5
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
    • 6
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and ComputingUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.School of Mathematical and Computer SciencesHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK
  3. 3.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and ComputingUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  4. 4.Department of Business Economics & ManagementSilesian UniversityKarvináCzech Republic
  5. 5.Bournemouth University and KES International ResearchPooleUK
  6. 6.University of CanberraCanberraAustralia

About the editors

Gordan Jezic is a Professor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. His research interest includes telecommunication networks and services focusing particularly on parallel and distributed systems, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) systems, communication networks and protocols, mobile software agents and multi-agent systems. He actively participates in numerous international conferences as a paper author, speaker, member of organizing and program committees or reviewer. He co-authored over 100 scientific and professional papers, book chapters and articles in journals and conference proceedings.

Yun-Heh Jessica Chen-Burger is an Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University. She was Research Fellow, Informatics, University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include enterprise modelling, process modelling, execution and mining technologies and how they may interact with agent technologies to solve complex real-world problems. She is committee member of several international conferences, journals and chair of conference and conference sessions. She is PI to several research and commercial projects.

Mario Kusek is Professor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He holds Ph.D. (2005) in electrical engineering, from the University of Zagreb. He is currently a lecturer of 9 courses and has supervised over 130 students at B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies. He participated in numerous projects local and internationals. He has co-authored over 80 papers in journals, conferences and books in the area of distributed systems, multi-agent systems, self-organized systems and machine-to-machine (M2M) Communications. Prof. Kušek is a member of IEEE, KES International and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). He serves as a program co-chair on two international conferences.

Roman Šperka is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Business Economics and Management at Silesian University in Opava, School of Business Administration in Karvina, Czech Republic. He holds PhD title in “Business economics and management” and Dr title in “Applied informatics” since 2013. He has been participating as a head researcher or research team member in several projects funded by Silesian University Grant System or EU funds. His field of expertise is business process management, process mining, implementation and deployment of information systems and software frameworks; the use of agent-based technology in social sciences; modeling and simulation in economic systems and financial markets.

Dr. Robert Howlett is the Executive Chair of KES International, a non-profit organization that facilitates knowledge transfer and the dissemination of research results in areas including Intelligent Systems, Sustainability, and Knowledge Transfer.  He is a Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University in the UK. His technical expertise is in the use of intelligent systems to solve industrial problems. He has been successful in applying artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technologies to sustainability and renewable energy systems; condition monitoring, diagnostic tools and systems; and automotive electronics and engine management systems.  His current research work is focussed on the use of smart microgrids to achieve reduced energy costs and lower carbon emissions in areas such as housing and protected horticulture. 

Lakhmi C. Jain, B.E.(Hons), M.E., Ph.D., Fellow (IE Australia) is with the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, University of Canberra, Australia, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom and KES International, United Kingdom. Professor Jain co-founded the KES International for providing a professional community the opportunities for publications, knowledge exchange, cooperation and teaming. Involving around 5,000 researchers drawn from universities and companies worldwide, KES facilitates international cooperation and generate synergy in teaching and research. KES regularly provides networking opportunities for professional community through one of the largest conferences of its kind in the area of KES.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Agents and Multi-agent Systems: Technologies and Applications 2019
  • Book Subtitle 13th KES International Conference, KES-AMSTA-2019 St. Julians, Malta, June 2019 Proceedings
  • Editors Gordan Jezic
    Yun-Heh Jessica Chen-Burger
    Mario Kusek
    Roman Šperka
    Robert J. Howlett
    Lakhmi C. Jain
  • Series Title Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Intelligent Technologies and Robotics Intelligent Technologies and Robotics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-8678-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-8681-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-8679-4
  • Series ISSN 2190-3018
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-3026
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 388
  • Number of Illustrations 26 b/w illustrations, 89 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computational Intelligence
    Artificial Intelligence
    Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
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