From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation
A Symposium at the
14th European Meeting on
Cybernetics and Systems Research
April 15-17, 1998, Vienna, Austria (EU)
Table of Contents
- 4.May 1998:
The discussion boards have
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if there's interest in reviving them!
- The questionnaires for the discussion
sessions were distributed by e-mail and are available online on
the discussion board page
Full versions of all papers selected for long presentation (one per session) are available online:
- Chantemargue,F., Dagaeff,T., Schumacher,M., Krone,O.,
Autonomous Agents: from Concepts to Implementations
(HTML version, PostScript version)
- Buerckert,H.-J., Fischer,K., Vierke,G.:
TeleTruck: A Holonic Fleet Management System
(HTML version converted from PS by pp, PostScript version)
Towards the Necessity of Constructivism as an Epistemology of Agents in the Social Sciences
- Please visit the Pre-Symposium Discussion Boards page!
The programme of EMCSR'98 was finalized;
this symposium was realphabetized from "P" to "N"
This symposium's dates are:
Wed, April 15, 14.00-18.00, Room 34
Thu, April 16, 14.00-18.00, Room 34
Fri, April 17, 11.00-13.00, Room 34
For assignment of accepted papers to the three sessions, see the Pre-Symposium Discussion Boards page.
Discussion Boards installed
Agent-based technology has made a fast inroad from highly specialised
workshops on topics such as ``situatedness'' and ``embeddedness'' to
mainstream textbooks. In the course of this development, it has also
been driving the furthering of established notions and frameworks
(e.g., the shift from ``perfect rationality'' to ``bounded
optimality'' or the introduction of a ``social level'' above the
``knowledge level'') as well as favouring the intensification of
interdisciplinary exchanges of ideas with as diverse fields as
economics, control theory, evolutionary biology and ethology, or
psychology and neurology, taking on ``irrational'' aspects of
cognition in open worlds.
The main objective of this symposium is to foster the exchange of
ideas and experience among researchers working on theoretical and
practical issues of agent technology, covering both the micro and
macro aspects of agent design.
Topics of interest include:
- Agent languages and architectures
- Conceptual and theoretical foundations
- Development and engineering methodologies
- Learning and adaptability
- Safety, security, and responsibility issues
- Single vs. multi-agent systems
- Social issues in agent societies
- Testbeds and evaluations
- User interface issues
The following 16 out of a total of 23 submitted papers were
accepted (rejection rate: 35%). After the event, a second round of
more extensive reviews is planned which is to lead to the
publication of extended versions of selected contributions in an
- Baroni,P., Fogli,D., Guida,G., Mussi,S.
- Modeling the Mental Activity of an Autonomous Agent: An Implementation Based on Intentions and Persuasions
- Bestougeff,H., Bouaissi,A.
- Multi-Agent Architecture to Model and Simulate a Business Network of Recurrent Conversations and Associated Tasks
- Buerckert,H.-J., Fischer,K., Vierke,G.
- TeleTruck: A Holonic Fleet Management System
- Chantemargue,F., Dagaeff,T., Schumacher,M., Krone,O., Hirsbrunner,B.
- Autonomous Agents: from Concepts to Implementations
- Grounding Agent Theory: The Social World Is Its Own Best Model
- Gouarderes,G., Canut,M.F., Sanchis,E.
- From Mutant to Learning Agents: Different Agents to Model Learning Environments
- On the Role of Computational Models for Specifying Hybrid Agents
- From Organizational Design to the Design of Software Agents: Towards a Multiagent Organization Theory
- Kopetzky,R., Grohmann,A.
- Using an Agent-Enhanced Approach for the Implementation of Environmental Information Systems of the Second Generation
- Magnanelli,M., Erni,A., Norrie,M.
- ACADEMIA: An Agent-Maintained Database Based on Information Extraction from Web Documents
- Marik,V., Pechoucek,M., Hazdra,T., Stepankova,O.
- ProPlanT - Multi-Agent System for Production Planning
- Poly-Agent System Design Approach to Autonomous Anticipative Management
- Ventura,M.M., Pinto-Ferreira,C.A.
- Problem Solving without Search
- Towards the Necessity of Constructivism as an Epistemology of Agents in the Social Sciences
- Yang,J., Pai,P., Honavar,V., Miller,L.
- Classification of Documents Using GA-Based Feature Subset Selection by Mobile Agents
P.Petta, Austria, email: Paolo.Petta@ofai.at (local co-chair)
Adam Maria Gadomski
John-Jules Ch. Meyer
Jörg P. Müller
For any further information on this symposium please contact the local co-chair.