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Intelligent Agent Technology, 2006. IAT '06. IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on

Date 18-22 Dec. 2006

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  • IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology [Cover]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology-Title

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): i - iii
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  • IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology-Copyright

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): iv
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  • IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology - TOC

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): v - xiii
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  • Welcome Message from Conference Chairs

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): xiv - xv
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  • Welcome Message from Program Chair

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): xvi - xvii
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  • IAT'06 and WI'06 Conference Organization

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): xviii - xix
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  • Program Committee

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  • IAT'06 Non-PC Reviewers

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): xxiii
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  • Neuroscience: New Insights for AI?

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 3 - 8
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    Understanding the processing of information in our cortex is a significant part of understanding how the brain works and of understanding intelligence itself, arguably one of the greatest problems in science today. In particular, our visual abilities are computationally amazing and we are still far from imitating them with computers. Thus, visual cortex may well be a good proxy for the rest of the... View full abstract»

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  • Service-Oriented Science: Scaling eScience Impact

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 9 - 10
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    Computational approaches to problem solving have proven their worth in many fields of science, allowing the collection and analysis of unprecedented quantities of data, and the exploration via simulation of previously obscure phenomena. New "systems" approaches in fields as diverse as biology, earthquake science, and environmental science are enabled by, and are spurring the further development of... View full abstract»

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  • Two Obvious Intuitions: Ontology-Mapping Needs Background Knowledge and Approximation

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 11
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    Ontology mapping (or: ontology alignment, or integration) is one of the most active areas the semantic Web area. An increasing amount of ontologies are becoming available in recent years, and if the semantic Web is to be taken seriously, the problem of ontology mapping must be solved. Numerous approaches are being proposed, a yearly competition is being organized, and a number of survey papers hav... View full abstract»

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  • Approximate Reasoning in MAS: Rough Set Approach

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 12 - 18
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    In modeling multiagent systems for real-life problems, techniques for approximate reasoning about vague concepts and dependencies (ARVCD) are necessary. We discuss an approach to approximate reasoning based on rough sets. In particular, we present a number of basic concepts such as approximation spaces, concept approximation, rough inclusion, construction of information granules in calculi of info... View full abstract»

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  • Engaging in a Conversation with Synthetic Agents along the Virtuality Continuum

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 19 - 20
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    During the last decade research groups as well as a number of commercial software developers have started to deploy embodied conversational characters in the user interface especially in those application areas where a close emulation of multimodal human-human communication is needed. Incarnations of such characters differ widely in type and amount of embodiment - starting from simplistic cartoon-... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating Different Genetic Operators in the Testing for Unwanted Emergent Behavior Using Evolutionary Learning of Behavior

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 23 - 29
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    We present an experimental comparison of different genetic operators regarding their use in an evolutionary learning method that searches for unwanted emergent behavior in a multi-agent system. The idea of the learning method is to evolve cooperative behavior of a group of so-called attack agents that act in the same environment as the tested agents. The attack agents use action sequences as agent... View full abstract»

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  • Non-normative Behaviour in Multi-agent System: Some Experiments in Traffic Simulation

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 30 - 36
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    Most of the works related to norms and multi-agent systems focus on the design of normative agents systems making the assumption that agents always respect norms. Our aims in this article are (i) to discuss the relevance of this assumption in some specific contexts and to highlight some benefits of designing non-normative behaviour agents, (ii) to expound the methodology followed in a concrete app... View full abstract»

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  • Dependency of Network Structures in Agent Selection and Deployment

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 37 - 44
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    This paper shows that the statistical properties of the network topology are indispensable information for improving performance of multi-agent systems (MASs), though they have not received much attention in previous MAS research. In particular we focus on the applicability of the degree of an agent-the number of links among neighboring agents- to load-balancing for the agent selection and deploym... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating Value-Directed Compression and Belief Space Analysis for POMDP Decomposition

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 45 - 51
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    Partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) is a commonly adopted framework to model planning problems for agents to act in a stochastic environment. Obtaining the optimal policy of POMDP for large-scale problems is known to be intractable, where the high dimension of its belief state is one of the major causes. The use of the compression approach has recently been shown to be promising i... View full abstract»

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  • Developing Multi-Agent Systems with Dynamic Binding Mechanism

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 52 - 58
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    Agents in many complex applications are often dynamic, which means that their abilities, services and even design objectives can change at run-time. Though a great number of agent-oriented modeling languages and methodologies have been proposed, it is still a challenge to develop complex multi-agent systems with dynamic agents. In this paper, the technology requirements to analyze, design and impl... View full abstract»

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  • Properties of Capability Based Agent Organization Transition

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 59 - 65
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    It has been said that the only constant in life is change. This rule can also be directly applied to the lives of organizations. Any organization of non-trivial size, scope, life expectancy or function, is destined to change. An organization without the ability to transition is not robust, evolvable or adaptable within its environment. These basic preconditions to human organizations must also hol... View full abstract»

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  • Goal-Oriented Development of BDI Agents: The PRACTIONIST Approach

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 66 - 72
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    The representation of goals and the ability to reason about them play an important role in goal-oriented requirements analysis and modelling techniques, especially in agent-oriented software engineering, as goals are more stable than other abstractions (e.g. user stories). In PRACTIONIST, a framework for developing agent systems according to the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) model, goals play a ce... View full abstract»

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  • Towards Agent-Based Coalition Formation for Service Composition

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 73 - 80
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    The topic of agent-based service composition has been experiencing much attention recently. Researchers are applying agent technology with the aim to improve adaptiveness and flexibility of prevailing static Web service composition solutions. One major characteristic of multi-agent systems in particular is their ability of emergent behavior that allows gaining complex system behavior from small di... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating JACK Sim for Agent-Based Modelling of Pedestrians

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 81 - 87
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    In this paper, we describe the use of an agent-based simulation language, JACK Sim. JACK Sim is one of several add-ons for the agent language JACK, which is based on the belief-desire-intention architecture. The implementation of a prototype model of pedestrian way finding behaviour is described and the prototype is then evaluated using software engineering quality principles. A recent addition to... View full abstract»

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  • A Design and Operation Model for Agent-Based Flexible Distributed System

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 88 - 95
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    In this paper, we propose a new scheme for observing and controlling behavior of the QoS(quality of service)- aware agent organization, which provides a flexible QoS control of multimedia service components. In particular we propose two models, i.e., flexible distributed system (FDS) Model and its behavioral characteristics model (BCM) in this paper. By using these two models, a multiagent system ... View full abstract»

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  • Assignment and Integration of Distributed Transport Services in Agent-Based Architecture

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 96 - 102
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    Transport users require relevant, interactive and instantaneous information during their travels. A Transport Multimodal Information System (TMIS) can offer a support tool to response to their demands. Such a system has to take into account the exponential growth of services and information available on intended large networks like the Internet. In this context and even if many researchers have lo... View full abstract»

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