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Engineering Societies in the Agents World III

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

  • Paolo Petta
  • Robert Tolksdorf
  • Franco Zambonelli
Conference proceedings ESAW 2002

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2577)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2577)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X

  3. Models

    1. Matteo Bonifacio, Paolo Bouquet, Roberta Ferrario, Diego Ponte
      Pages 29-38
    2. Lloyd Kamara, Alexander Artikis, Brendan Neville, Jeremy Pitt
      Pages 53-67
    3. Marco Mamei, Franco Zambonelli, Letizia Leonardi
      Pages 68-81
    4. Matthias Nickles, Michael Rovatsos, Gerhard Weiß
      Pages 82-95
    5. Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti
      Pages 96-110
  4. Engineering

    1. Carole Bernon, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Sylvain Peyruqueou, Gauthier Picard
      Pages 156-169
    2. Sascha Ossowski, Josefa Z. Hernández, Carlos A. Iglesias, Alberto Fernández
      Pages 184-198
  5. Modelling and Design

    1. Sehl Mellouli, Guy W. Mineau, Daniel Pascot
      Pages 227-240
    2. Simon Miles, Mike Joy, Michael Luck
      Pages 241-256
    3. Hans Weigand, Virginia Dignum, John-Jules Meyer, Frank Dignum
      Pages 257-269

About these proceedings


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.


Evolution MAS agent communication agent cooperation agent societies agent-based systems agent-oriented software engineering agents distributed applications distributed systems intelligent systems logic modeling multi-agent system peer-to-peer computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Petta
    • 1
  • Robert Tolksdorf
    • 2
  • Franco Zambonelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence Intelligent Agents and New Media GroupViennaAustria
  2. 2.AG Netzbasierte InformationssystemeFreie Universität Berlin Institut für InformatikBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze e Metodi dell’IngegneriaUniversità di Modena e Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly

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 Computer Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-14009-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-39173-9
  • Series ISSN 0302-9743
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 290
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
    Computer Communication Networks
    Programming Techniques
    Software Engineering
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