Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Engineering Societies in the Agents World III

Third International Workshop, ESAW 2002, Madrid, Spain, September 16-17, 2002, Revised Papers

Editors: Petta, Paolo, Tolksdorf, Robert, Zambonelli, Franco (Eds.)

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The characteristics of software systems are undergoing dramatic changes. We are moving rapidly into the age of ubiquitous information services. Persistent computing systems are being embedded in everyday objects. They interact in an autonomouswaywith eachother to provideus with increasinglycomplexservices and functionalities that we can access at any time from anywhere. As a con- quence, not only do the numbers of components of software systems increase; there is also a strong qualitative impact. Software systems are increasingly made up of autonomous, proactive, networked components. These interact with each other in patterns and via mechanisms that can hardly be modeled in terms of classical models of interaction or service-oriented coordination. To some extent, future software systems will exhibit characteristics making them more res- blant of natural systems and societies than of mechanical systems and software architectures. This situation poses exciting challenges to computer scientists and software engineers. Already, software agents and multi-agent systems are recognized as both useful abstractions and e?ective technologies for the modeling and building of complex distributed applications. However, little is done with regard to e?- tive and methodic development of complex software systems in terms of mul- agent societies. An urgent need exists for novel approaches to software modeling and software engineering that enable the successful deployment of software s- tems made up ofa massive number ofautonomous components, and that allowus to control and predict their behaviour.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • A Discussion of Two Major Benefits of Using Agents in Software Development

    Pages 1-12

    Bergenti, Federico

  • Signs of a Revolution in Computer Science and Software Engineering

    Pages 13-28

    Zambonelli, Franco (et al.)

  • Rationality, Autonomy and Coordination: The Sunk Costs Perspective

    Pages 29-38

    Bonifacio, Matteo (et al.)

  • A Normative and Intentional Agent Model for Organisation Modelling

    Pages 39-52

    Filipe, Joaquim

  • Simulating Computational Societies

    Pages 53-67

    Kamara, Lloyd (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering Societies in the Agents World III
Book Subtitle
Third International Workshop, ESAW 2002, Madrid, Spain, September 16-17, 2002, Revised Papers
Editors
  • Paolo Petta
  • Robert Tolksdorf
  • Franco Zambonelli
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
2577
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-39173-9
DOI
10.1007/3-540-39173-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-14009-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 290
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