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Cooperative Information Agents XI

11th International Workshop, CIA 2007, Delft, The Netherlands, September 19-21, 2007. Proceedings

  • Editors
  • Matthias Klusch
  • Koen V. Hindriks
  • Mike P. Papazoglou
  • Leon Sterling
Conference proceedings CIA 2007

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4676)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 4676)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Contributions

    1. P. Doherty, John-Jules Ch. Meyer
      Pages 5-26
    2. Koen Hindriks, Catholijn M. Jonker, Dmytro Tykhonov
      Pages 27-35
    3. H. Jaap van den Herik, D. Hennes, M. Kaisers, K. Tuyls, K. Verbeeck
      Pages 36-56
  3. Information Search and Processing

    1. Avi Rosenfeld, Claudia V. Goldman, Gal A. Kaminka, Sarit Kraus
      Pages 57-71
    2. Ana C. M. P. de Paula, Bráulio C. Ávila, Edson Scalabrin, Fabrício Enembreck
      Pages 89-103
    3. Avi Rosenfeld, Sarit Kraus, Charlie Ortiz
      Pages 104-118
  4. Applications

    1. Heiko Schepperle, Klemens Böhm
      Pages 119-133
    2. Martin Rehák, Michal Pěchouček, Pavel Čeleda, Vojtěch Krmíček, Jiří Moninec, Tomáš Dymáček et al.
      Pages 134-148
    3. Carlos Gonzalez-Morcillo, Gerhard Weiss, Luis Jimenez, David Vallejo, Javier Albusac
      Pages 149-163
    4. Darius Plikynas, Rimvydas Aleksiejūnas
      Pages 164-180
    5. César A. Marín, Iain Stalker, Nikolay Mehandjiev
      Pages 181-195
  5. Rational Cooperation

    1. Markus M. Geipel, Gerhard Weiss
      Pages 209-223
    2. Philip Hendrix, David Sarne
      Pages 224-240
    3. Vicki H. Allan, Kevin Westwood
      Pages 241-254
  6. Interaction and Cooperation

    1. Matteo Casadei, Ronaldo Menezes, Mirko Viroli, Robert Tolksdorf
      Pages 255-269

About these proceedings


These are the proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2007), held at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, September 19–21, 2007. Intoday’sworldofubiquitouslyconnectedheterogeneousinformationsystems and computing devices, the intelligent coordination and provision of relevant added-value information at any time, anywhere is of key importance to a va- ety of applications. This challenge is envisioned to be coped with by means of appropriate intelligent and cooperative information agents. An information agent is a computational software entity that has access to one or multiple heterogeneous and geographically dispersed data and infor- tion 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 is managing and overcoming the di?culties associated with information overload in open, pervasive information and service landscapes. Each component of a modern cooperative information system is represented by an appropriate intelligent information agent capable of resolving system and semantic heterogeneities in a given context on demand. Cooperative infor- tion agents are supposed to accomplish both individual and shared joint goals depending on the actual user preferences in line with given or deduced limits of time, budget and resources available. One major challenge of developing age- based intelligent information systems in open environments like the Internet and the Web is to balance the autonomy of networked data, information, and knowledge sources with the potential payo?s of leveraging them by the use of cooperative and intelligent information agents.


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