Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV

Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV

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The fourth internationalworkshop, a€œEngineeringSocietiesin the Agents Worlda€ (ESAW 2003) was a three-dayevent that took place at the end of October 2003. After previous events in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Spain, the workshop crossed the Channel, to be held at the premises of Imperial College, London. The steady increase in the variety of backgrounds of contributing sci- tists, fascinating new perspectives on the topics, and number of participants, bespeaks the success of the ESAW workshop series. Its idea was born in 1999 among members of the working group on a€œCommunication, Coordination, and Collaborationa€ of the ?rst lease of life of the European Network of Excellence on Agent-Based Computing, AgentLink, out of a critical discussion about the general mindset of the agent community. At that time, we felt that proper c- siderationsofsystemicaspectsofagenttechnologydeployment, suchasackno- edgement of the importance of the social and environmental perspectives, were sorely missing: a de?ciency that we resolved should be addressed directly by a new forum.In PASSI from the functional requirements description (use case diagrams of the Domain Requirements Description phase), we obtain the agenta#39;s ... communicate (not standard in UML) since they represent interactions among different active elements (agents) of the system. ... Each selected supplier receives a notice and then, can post his own bids (IntroduceBidParameters use case) for the auction, anbsp;...

Title:Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV
Author:Andrea Omicini, Paolo Petta, Jeremy Pitt
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2004-06-22


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