Cooperative Information Agents X

Cooperative Information Agents X

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These are the proceedings of the Tenth International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2006), held at the National eScience Centre, Ed- burgh, UK, September 11 13, 2006. This year, the annual meeting of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Organisation Committee FIPA on Intelligent and Physical Agents was co-located with CIA 2006. In today snetworkedworldof linked, heterogeneous, pervasivecomputer s- tems, devices, andinformationlandscapes, intelligentcoordinationandprovision of relevant added-value information at any time, anywhere, by means of co- erative information agents becomes increasingly important for a variety of - plications. An information agent is a computational software entity that has access to one or multiple heterogeneous and geographically dispersed data and information sources. It pro-actively searches for and maintains information on behalf of its human users or other agents preferably just in time. In other words, it manages and overcomes the di?culties associated with information overload in open, pervasive information and service landscapes. Cooperative information agentsmaycollaboratewitheachothertoaccomplishbothindividualandshared joint goals depending on the actual preferences of their users, budgetary c- straints, and resources available. One major challenge of developing agent-based intelligentinformationsystems inopenenvironmentsisto balancetheautonomy of networkeddata, information, and knowledgesourceswith the potential payo? of leveraging them by the use of information agents.10th International Workshop, CIA 2006, Edinburgh, UK, September 11-13, 2006, Proceedings Matthias Klusch, Michael Rovatsos, Terry R. Payne. for the Amazon. com application, as well as serve the customer service application, the seller interface, the external interface to Amazona#39;s Web services, and Amazon-hosted third-party applications. When a user visits the Amazon site, over 100 services areanbsp;...

Title:Cooperative Information Agents X
Author:Matthias Klusch, Michael Rovatsos, Terry R. Payne
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-08-30


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