Innovative Concepts for Agent-Based Systems

First International Workshop on Radical Agent Concepts, WRAC 2002, McLean, VA, USA, January 16-18, 2002. Revised Papers

  • Walt Truszkowski
  • Mike Hinchey
  • Chris Rouff
Conference proceedings WRAC 2002

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2564)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2564)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Presentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Larry Kerschberg, Wooju Kim, Anthony Scime
      Pages 3-31
  3. Adaptation and Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Samuel Landau, Sébastien Picault
      Pages 61-70
    3. Vincent A. Cicirello, Stephen F. Smith
      Pages 71-80
    4. Katja Verbeeck, Johan Parent, Ann Nowé
      Pages 81-91
    5. Alfred D. M. Wan
      Pages 92-105
    6. Xiaocheng Luan, Yun Peng, Timothy Finin
      Pages 106-121
  4. Agent-Based Software Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Martha L. Kahn, Cynthia Della Torre Cicalese
      Pages 125-134
    3. Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz
      Pages 135-149
    4. James Lawton, Daniel Daskiewich, Mark Gorniak, Dale Richards
      Pages 150-154
    5. Christopher Rouff
      Pages 155-164
    6. Stephen Quirolgico, L. Jay Wantz, Michael Miller, Naveen Srinivasan, Vlad Korolev, Michael Fay
      Pages 165-174
    7. J. Vaughan, R. Connell, A. Lucas, R. Rönnquist
      Pages 175-185
    8. Harry Chen, Sovrin Tolia, Craig Sayers, Tim Finin, Anupam Joshi
      Pages 186-197
  5. Agent Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199

About these proceedings


This collection represents the proceedings of the 1st GSFC/JPL Workshop on Radical Agent Concepts (WRAC), which was held on 16–18 January, 2002 at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Conference Center in McLean, VA, USA. Over the past few years, agent technologyhas emerged as a powerful force in computing. Agent technology may well form the foundation for the next gen- ation of computing systems. New and innovative agent concepts and techniques may bring further developments to this exploding area of research. Such work is often strongly inspired by theoretical or empirical studies of human behavior, social intelligence, psychology, arts, biology, computer science and philosophy. Thisworkshopaimedatbringingtogether,inaninterdisciplinaryevent,or- inal thinkers, practitioners and academics with an interest in radical (very - novative) concepts for agent-based systems. The workshop provided a forum to present the latest research?ndings in many aspects of agent technology. The - ganizers welcomed participation by those working in agent architectures, agent communities, agent communications, agent modeling, agent applications and other agent-related areas. We were particularly seeking papers on novel and - novative ideas, pushing the envelope of current agent technology. Contributions without a prototype or working system, i.e., purely conceptual contributions, were welcomed, and ”out-of-the-box” thinkers were especially encouraged to participate. The workshop was structured so as to allow the participants adequate time for discussion and interaction, to exchange ideas and re?ect on the motivations, scienti?c grounds and practical consequences of the concepts presented.


agent architectures agent communication agent learning agent technology communication complexity cooperative agents intelligence logical reasoning mobile agents ontologies ontology robot semantic web social agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Walt Truszkowski
    • 1
  • Mike Hinchey
    • 2
  • Chris Rouff
    • 3
  1. 1.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Lero–the Irish Software Engineering Research CenterUniversity of LimerickIreland
  3. 3.Advanced Technology Laboratories, Lockheed Martin CorporationArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40725-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45173-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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