Agent-Based Ubiquitous Computing

  • Eleni Mangina
  • Javier Carbo
  • José M. Molina

Part of the Atlantis Ambient and Pervasive Intelligence book series (ATLANTISAPI, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Andrés Muñoz Ortega, Juan A. Botía Blaya, Félix J. García Clemente, Gregorio Martínez Pérez, Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta
    Pages 1-12
  3. Mauro Dragone, Thomas Holz, G. M. P. O’Hare, Michael J. O’Grady
    Pages 13-33
  4. Tibor Bosse, Mark Hoogendoorn, Michel C. A. Klein, Jan Treur
    Pages 35-61
  5. Eduardo Rodríguez, Juan C. Burguillo, Daniel A. Rodríguez
    Pages 63-83
  6. Christopher McCubbin, R. Scott Cost, John Cole, Nicholas Kratzmeier, Markus Dale, Daniel Bankman
    Pages 85-102
  7. Federico Castanedo, Miguel A. Patricio, Jesús García, José M. Molina
    Pages 103-115
  8. Virginia Fuentes, Nayat Sánchez-Pi, Javier Carbó, José M. Molina
    Pages 117-130
  9. Wan-rong Jih, Jane Yung-jen Hsu
    Pages 131-146
  10. Christina Athanasopoulou, Vasilis Chatziathanasiou
    Pages 147-162
  11. Elaine McGovern, Bernard Roche, Rem Collier, Eleni Mangina
    Pages 163-181
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 183-196

About this book


Ubiquitous computing names the third wave in computing, where the personal computing era appears when technologyrecedesinto the backgroundof our lives. The widespread use of new mobile technology implementing wireless communicationssuch as personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smart phones enables a new type of advanced applications. In the pastyears,themainfocusofresearchinmobileserviceshasaimedattheanytime-anywhere principle (ubiquitous computing). However, there is more to it. The increasing demand for distributed problem solving led to the development of multi-agent systems. The latter are formed from a collection of independent software entities whose collective skills can be applied in complex and real-time domains. The target of such systems is to demonstrate howgoaldirected,robustandoptimalbehaviorcanarise frominteractionsbetweenindiv- ual autonomous intelligent software agents. These software entities exhibit characteristics like autonomy, responsiveness, pro-activeness and social ability. Their functionality and effectiveness has proven to be highly depended on the design and development and the - plication domain. In fact, in several cases, the design and developmentof effective services shouldtakeintoaccountthecharacteristicsofthecontextfromwhichaserviceisrequested. Contextis the set of suitable environmentalstates and settings concerninga user, which are relevant for a situation sensitive application in the process of adapting the services and - formation offered to the user. Agent technology seems to be the right technology to offer the possibility of exploringthe dynamic context of the user in order to provideadded-value services or to execute more and complex tasks.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Eleni Mangina
    • 1
    • 2
  • Javier Carbo
    • 1
    • 2
  • José M. Molina
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and InformaticsUniversity College DublinDublin 4Ireland
  2. 2.Computer Science Department Applied Artificial Intelligence Group (GIAA)University Carlos III of MadridColmenarejoSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Atlantis Press and the authors 2010
  • Publisher Name Atlantis Press
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Online ISBN 978-94-91216-31-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-7669
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