Collaboration between Human and Artificial Societies

Coordination and Agent-Based Distributed Computing

  • Julian A. Padget

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1624)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1624)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Languages and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andreas Kind, Julian Padget
      Pages 30-42
    3. Wolfgang Goerigk, Friedemann Simon
      Pages 62-73
    4. Don Cruickshank, Hugh Glaser
      Pages 102-112
  3. Agents and Capabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Stefano A. Cerri, Antonio Gisolfi, Vincenzo Loia
      Pages 115-131
    3. Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, Ulises Cortés, Javier Béjar, Ignasi R. Roda, Manel Poch
      Pages 142-158
    4. Antonio Moreno, Ulises Cortés, Ton Sales
      Pages 159-181
  4. Coordination and Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Carles Sierra, Peyman Faratin, Nick R. Jennings
      Pages 201-219
    3. Sabine Geldof, Walter Van de Velde
      Pages 220-233
    4. Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar, Francisco J. Martín, Pere Garcia, Pablo Noriega, Carles Sierra
      Pages 284-300
  5. Back Matter

About this book


The full title of the HCM network project behind this volume is VIM: A virtual multicomputer for symbolic applications. The three strands which bound the network together were parallel systems, advanced compilation techniques andarti?cialintelligence witha commonsubstrate in the programminglanguage Lisp. The initial aim of the project was to demonstrate how the combination of these three technologies could be used to build a virtual multicomputer — an ephemeral, persistent machine of available heterogeneous computing resources — for large scale symbolic applications . The system would support a virtual processor abstraction to distribute data and tasks across the multicomputer, the actual physical composition of which may change dynamically. Our practical objective was to assist in the prototyping of dynamic distributed symbolic app- cations in arti?cial intelligence using whatever resources are available (probably networked workstations), so that the developed program could also be run on more exotic hardware without reprogramming. What we had not foreseen at the outset of the project was how agents would unify the strands at the application level, as distinct from the system level o- lined above. It was as a result of the agent in?uence that we held two workshops in May and December 1997 with the title “Collaboration between human and arti?cial societies”. The papers collected in this volume are a selection from presentations made at those two workshops. In each case the format consisted of a number of invited speakers plus presentations from the network partners.


Agent-Based Computing Agent-Oriented Programming Collaboration Coordination Distributed Systems Intelligent Agents Object-Based Parallel Computing agents distributed computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Julian A. Padget
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BathBATHUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66930-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46624-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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